The Translation of Love is set in post-war Japan and tells the gripping and heartfelt story of a newly repatriated Japanese-Canadian girl, thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura who must help a classmate with a bold personality, twelve-year-old Fumi Tanaka, find her missing older sister.
Happy New Year to all of you and warmest wishes from all of us at JSS.
In the Old Testament, the grandson of Abraham, Jacob was in a foreign land, he heard a voice of God saying, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.” (Genesis 31:3, NIV). I think that God is saying the same words to me.
Generally speaking, people with high self-acceptance and self-affirmation are able to maintain healthier mental states than those who with low self-acceptance and self-affirmation. In a sense, self-acceptance and self-affirmation are like the immune system for mental health.
Thank you Ayami Kim, Kyoko Bezkool, and Maki Mori! We are so grateful for your tireless efforts and proud of your success.
Workshop: “Raising Sexually Healthy Children” (in Japanese) March 19 (Sun) 16:00 – 18:30 Seminar: “Dementia Prevention” (both in Japanese and English) March 29 (Thu) 10:00 – 12:30
(1) NATSU MATSURI JSS Booth – Food Sales for JSS Fundraising (Saturday, July 14); (2) MONTHLY HOT LUNCHES (Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays)
It is a challenge to juggle being a first-time mother with my volunteer commitments, but I love being busy and am motivated by new challenges, which is why I am excited about my new challenge of being Editor of the JSS email newsletter.
March 8th is international women’s day and March is also Women’s history month, and what better way to celebrate this than watching films by Japanese women.
Tips from Zach Chan, registered physiotherapist and contemporary acupuncture practitioner.
The 2018 Toronto Challenge takes place on Sunday June 10 and the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon will be on October 14, 2018. We are counting down the days until the big events and determined to fundraise even more money than in previous years for valuable JSS programs with the help of participants like you.
The Secrets for a Happy Life: Patience, Understanding, and Optimism.
This nutritious kabocha dish (かぼちゃの煮物) is seen everywhere when traveling in Japan, but it is hard to find in Canadian restaurants.
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The 18th Waterfront marathon sponsored by Scotia Bank will be held on October 22nd (Sunday). The event will consist of a 42 km full marathon, a 21km half marathon and a 5 km run. For those who prefer to walk, there are courses of 21 km and 5 km as well.
David Ikeda; Summer seemed to flown by for all of us at JSS. We have been busy over the summer and are planning some exciting activities over the coming months.
Chie Takano Reeves (Community Outreach Worker); Question:I am a resident of Ontario. I have not appointed anyone as my power of attorney (POA). What would happen when I become incapable of managing my finances?
Japanese Social Services is very pleased to announce they teamed up with Momiji Health Care Society to apply for the Seniors Community Grant Program 2017-2018 offered by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat and were successful in obtaining funding.
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Natalie Bennett; At 104, Ms. Tomi Kadonaga could easily pass for someone 20 or 30 years younger. Although she wears hearing aids, her only health complaint is that sometimes her legs hurt.