October 5, 2014 – “The Surprising Canadian Connection”, presentation by Anne Park Shannon on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan
October 7, 2014 – “Finding Japan: Early Canadian Encounters with Asia”, lecture by Anne Park Shannon commemorating the 85th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations”, E.H. Norman Library, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
- November 7, 2013 – Presentation to the Rideau Club - Speaker’s Lunch – “WESTWARD ACROSS THE PACIFIC: FINDING JAPAN” THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013 Ambassador Norihiro Okuda will be the guest of honour for this special event which will feature a menu prepared under the supervision of the chef of Japan’s Embassy in Ottawa. Canadian author Anne Park Shannon, former diplomat and staff member of Finance […]
- Canadian International Council (CIC), Victoria, September 18, 2013 - Presents Anne Park Shannon Diplomat & Author Westward Across the Pacific: Finding Japan Reaching westward across the Pacific these days feels new – but how new really is it? Canadian engagement westward across the Pacific began earlier, is more significant, and a lot more intriguing than most of us realize. Beginning in 1848 when a […]
- Finding Japan with Anne Park Shannon, Japan Foundation, Toronto: Monday, June 10, 6:30 - The Japan Foundation aspires to the role of catalyst for international exchange throughout the world, presenting valuable and appealing aspects of Japanese culture to other countries and promoting mutual understanding with peoples around the world.
- Presentation to the Japan Society, Toronto, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - The Japan Society is a national organization of corporations, professional firms, organizations, societies, associations, academic institutions, government departments and individuals which is focused on: Enabling Canadian and Japanese business executives, professionals, academic leaders and government representatives to meet on a regular basis to discuss matters of mutual and collective interest; Furthering strong and viable economic […]
- Book Fair, June 1-3, 2013, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria - Book signing, Congress 2013 of the Humanities and Social Sciences (national conference), University of Victoria, June 1-8
- Lunch and Learn, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (CAPI), University of Victoria, autumn 2013 - “Lunch and Learn”, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives (CAPI), University of Victoria, autumn 2013 events/lunch-and-learn
Finding JAPAN was launched at a highly successful event hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation in Vancouver on December 4, 2012, where guests enjoyed an exhibit of blow-ups photos and colour images from the book.