||Japanese affiliate companies in Toronto and its vicinity began to exchange
business information and consult with one another on business problems
and ways to promote friendship among its members.
||the Japanese School of Toronto Shokokai Inc. (Namely Hoshuko) was established by Shokokai Corporate members (listed below) to help the
children of members keep up with the curriculum taught in Japan during
their stay in Canada.
||Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry commonly referred to as the Shokokai, was incorporated under the Corporation Act as a non-profit organization.
||First monthly newsletter was issued to strength communication among members.
||the Canadian Educators to Japan Program was introduced. Three Ontario schoolteachers were invited to join an educational
tour in Japan for two weeks. Since then (up to 2012) total 42 Canadian
Educators were invited to this program.
||.with the strong support of the Japanese Government and Canadian business
leaders, the Shokokai successfully lobbied the Ontario Government to overturn
legislation which would have withdrawn health coverage for family members of foreign workers.
||Examined reformations such as how to be the association is and review of
the activities and events, for changes of activity by Japanese companies
as recession in Japan.
||Reformed the association generally as a result of the last year' examination.
(Regulations, reformation of membership fee, examination of events, reduction
of budget, change "Trillium"to a quarterly and so on.)
||Shokokai‘s office was moved from the downtown core to North York area as
part of organization restructuring.
||Shokokai submitted Recommendations "Action to Enhance the Business and Personal Environment Confronting Japanese
Business In Canada" to the Government of Canada and Ontario.
||Remodeled Shokokai office. Installed a meeting room for 20 people.
||Agreement between Japan and Canada on Social Security was singed at Tokyo, Japan after Shokokai had been requesting to solve the problem
to both Japanese Government and Canadian Government.
||Social Security Agreement between Canada and Japan which is about avoiding
duplicate payment of insurance premiums such as pension was signed. Shokokai had called upon both of the Canadian and Japanese goverment for
||Shokokai held 50th anniversary celebration party and received Commendation from Minister for Foreign Affairs.
||Shokokai made a donation of $10,000 to Canadian Red Cross as Haiti relief.
||Shokokai made a donation of $50,000 to Japanese Red Cross as Japan relief.
||Transferred the office to currect place.
||Shokokai wrote a letter to Prime Minister in Canada to express our concern
and disappointment on the announcement of closure of the Visa and Immigration Sections at
the Canadian Embassy in Japan and transfer of services to Manila as of
April 30, 2012.