Cartmell and students. Source.
Canada and Japan did not begin to exchange diplomats until 1929, and you could argue that it was years after that before the Canadian state had as much lasting influence on Japan as a handful of 19th-century Canadian missionaries had. Martha Cartmell was sent out to Japan in 1882 from Centenary Methodist Church in Hamilton, Ontario. Two years later she founded Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin, a school for girls. By 1989 it had developed into Toyo Eiwa Women's University. This is the university's logo: