We need your support!shapeimage_1Welcome to the website of the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (JCCCM). Formally established as a non-profit, community organization in 1975, the JCCCM serves as a meeting point for the Japanese Canadian community as well as for all those interested in Japanese culture in the Greater Montreal Area. In particular, the Centre provides a focal point where the unique history and cultural heritage of the Montreal Japanese Canadian community can be sustained, promoted, and shared by all, irrespective of cultural background. With the changing demographic nature of the community, particularly the influx of immigration from Japan (from post-war to the present) as well as a large interest from individuals of non-Japanese heritage, the JCCCM also offers and supports a variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational activities to promote and develop a spirit of mutual understanding, appreciation, and cooperation between all facets of our diverse community as well as with the general public.


We ask that hygiene measures be respected at all times while at the Centre, including sanitizing your hands and signing in at the entrance. Although wearing a mask is no longer an obligation, it is still recommended. Please postpone your visit if you have any COVID symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone having these symptoms.

Thank you for your understanding and doing your part to slow the spread of this virus.


Opening Hours

The JCCCM office is open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 4 pm

(by appointment only. Call 514-728-1996)


Library Hours



<NATTO, KOJI, MISO WORKSHOPS by Masaki Endo (aka. Natto sensei)>

Mr. Endo’s popular workshops are returning!

NATTO  – Wed., March 1, 10am – noon OR Sun., March 5, 2-4pm; Fee: $15

KOJI – Mon., March 6, 10am – noon; Fee:  $5

MISO – Wed., March 8, 2023, 10am – noon, OR Sun., March 12, 2023, 2-4 PM; Fee: $30 (includes koji)

Please register directly with Mr. Endo at endo@videotron.ca, by February 15, 2023. The same workshop is given on Wednesday and Sunday. The koji workshop is given only on Monday morning and $5 for koji session only. Details will be sent to participants upon registration. Cash payment requested at the workshop.  

<KAIWA LANGUAGE EXCHANGE: Sunday, February 12 & 26, 1:30-3:30 pm>

Kaiwa is back in-person, on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:30pm.  Open to JCCCM members only.  Limited space, no charge – sign up required.  We ask that a minimum level of Japanese is required to participate; JLPT N5 / approx. JCCCM level 2B.  To become a JCCCM member, visit our Membership page. Please reserved your spot at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal: Échange linguistique KAIWA language exchange (signupgenius.com), and kindly respect your reservation.

<KNIFE SHARPENING SERVICE: Tuesday, February 14 from 1 pm to 3:45 pm> 

The February and March services will be the last ones. So, don’t miss this opportunity! Please use this link to reserve your place: JCCCM: JCCCM Knife Sharpening Service February 2023 (signupgenius.com)


The Winter session of Japanese language classes will begin the week of January 9, 2023.  We will be offering both in-person and online classes.  Please check our Japanese Courses page for details.

<JCCCM Scholarship Program 2023>

The purpose of this program, is to support Nikkei youth (under 30 years of age), in their pursuit of higher education, keeping in mind the importance of community involvement. Deadline for submission is December 16, 2022. For details, click here. 

<Glico Pocky for sale>

Glico Pocky ($2, Buy 5 and get 1 free!) are available.

<LIBRARY news>

The Library opens on Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm and Thursday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. We ask that you keep your visit brief, in order to allow other members to use the premises and to avoid crowding. Thank you for your cooperation!

***BOOKS TO LEARN JAPANESE – We have a small selection of new and nearly new books for sale to help you with your Japanese studies. Cash only please.***


The next Drop-In will be on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The lunch fee is $8. Please let us know if you’d like to participate by phone (514-782-1996) or email (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca)  by February 6.


There is a limited quantity of  miso (Shiro, $6) , natto (200g, $4), Koji ($13/appx. 730g) and soya beans (Non-GMO, $8/2kg) available to purchase at the Centre. CASH ONLY. Please call for details 514-728-1996.



If you know of any Nikkei seniors that may benefit from a phone call, please let us know – particularly those who may have no local family or close friends to do so.  We encourage you also to reach out to friends and family who are seniors or others who may be house bound, to make sure they are staying safe.


Your support is vital to our success. Please refer to link below, for more information.


Please support the businesses participating in our discount program. A big thank you to all the participating businesses : Myofu An Dojo, Kyoto Fleurs, Kokoro Care Packages, Beauté Business, Misa Oku, Tokusen Store, Yen cuisine japonaise, Le Fil Tranchant, Lunch à Porter, Thés Guru (formerly Oasis Salon de Thé), La brasserie San-O(formaly Koji Soupe)

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8155 rue Rousselot, Montreal, QC H2E 1Z7         TEL:514-728-1996          centrejaponais@bellnet.ca


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