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 wearing your mask and sanitizing your hands. Also, please postpone your visit if you
have any COVID symptoms or if you have been in contact with anyone having these

At the moment, in Quebec, all adults can make their appointment to receive the COVID vaccine, free of charge.  You can make your appointment by phoning 1-877-644-4545 or online.  An instructional document  is also available (in French only) to help you with your online reservation. Please check the latest updates, as the age restrictions change frequently.

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

(message updated on May 16, 2021)


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


<Japanese language course – Winter 2022 session registration started>

Classes will begin the week of January 10, 2022, for 15 weeks (30 hours), online. For more info, click here. 

<JCCCM Scholarship Program 2022>

To support Nikkei youth (under 30 years of age), in their pursuit of higher education, keeping in mind the importance of community involvement, JCCCM will provide up to 2 scholarships ($500 each) to members of the local Nikkei community, in order to assist with their post-secondary education expenses. Application due date is December 10, 2021. For more info, click here. 

<KNIFE SHARPENING service: January 2022 >

<Natto, Miso & Koji sale>

There is a limited quantity of Shiro  and Rose miso ($5), natto (new shipment! $3), koji (new shipment! $12) and soya beans (Non-GMO, $7/2kg) available to purchase at the Centre. CASH ONLY. Please call for details 514-728-1996.

<LIBRARY news>

The Library opens on Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 4 pm and Thursday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Please be advised that you must follow the usual sanitary guidelines (sanitize your hands, wear your mask at all times and please stay home if you or anyone you have been in contact with, show symptoms of COVID). In addition, as we will allow only one (1) adult at a time to use the library, we ask that you keep your visit brief and refrain from socializing during this time. 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. $5 each, cash only please.***

<THURSDAY SENIOR DROP-IN:  Thursday, November 11 from 10:30 to 2 pm>

All Nikkei seniors are welcome. The fee is $8, Please let us know if you wish to participate, by phone (514-728-1996) or email (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca) by November8.

<SENIORS’ OBENTO:Thursday, November 25 from noon to 2 pm>

JCCCM Nikkei senior members can order an obento that can be picked up on Thursday, November 25 between noon and 2 pm at JCCCM. The bentos will be prepared by Restaurant Karin and cost $20 each.  Deadline for orders is November 18, 2021. Limited quantity. Delivery of the bento is subject to availability. Kindly pay online by entering ‘20’ in the ‘Other Amount’ box and “Obento” in the “Specify purpose of payment” box. Or send a cheque by mail prior to September 30. For those who can pick up, cash payment will be accepted (exact change, please).


The government of British Columbia has granted the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society (Nikkei Seniors) with $2 million as part of their commitment to honour seniors (survivors) who lived through the traumatic uprooting and displacement of Japanese Canadians during WWII.  Nikkei Seniors has designated these funds for the purpose of providing grants to enhance programs, activities and services that will directly benefit the health and/or wellness of these living survivors.  The JCCCM has been contacting survivors to obtain their permission to be contacted by Nikkei Seniors, to see if and how they could benefit.  If you know a survivor (or a survivor’s family member/caregiver) that hasn’t yet been contacted for this program, please provide us their contact information.  For more information, please contact us to receive a brochure by mail, or visit their website.


We’re pleased announce that our current members, upon presentation of their membership card, can benefit from discounts at various businesses around town. We’re adding new participants regularly, so check Member Benefits page often!

FALL Promotion! Miyamoto Japanese food and gift ware offer 10% off regular priced purchases Sundays to Wednesdays upon presenting the JCCCM membership card. Promotion ends November 30th. 

<<We’re looking for Nikkei/Japan related businesses in Montreal area who are interested in joining our JCCCM Members’ Discount Program by offering discount to the current JCCCM members. It’s free of charge to participate. Participate businesses are introduced on our websiteMember Benefits page ) and our social media outlets and on the monthly JCCCM activity info email to the members. For more info, please contact Yoko (jcccm_yh@bellnet.ca) .>>


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


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