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Cinema Japan Screenings: Summer Wars, Jul. 26 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Cinema Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Summer Wars” which will be shown on Saturday, 26th July 2014.

Date: Saturday, 26th July 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
A time where the real world and a virtual community named OZ co-exist. High school math whiz Kenji (voiced by Kamiki Ryunosuke) is invited on a trip to Ueda, Nagano prefecture by senior schoolmate Natsuki (voiced by Sakuraba Nanami), whom he has a secret crush on.
While spending time with Natsuki’s extended family the Jinnouchis, Kenji receives an email with a suspicious numeric code. The following day, a mysterious avatar appears in OZ, destroying its maintenance system and causing chaos throughout the real world. Under the leadership of family matriarch Granny Sakae (voiced by Fuji Sumiko), falsely accused Kenji and the Jinnouchi clan do battle with the enemy.

For more info. download the Summer Wars poster

July 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm Leave a comment

Movie Screening/Cinema Japan: Best Wishes for Tomorrow, Jun. 28 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Best wishes tomorrow
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Best Wishes for Tomorrow” which will be shown on Saturday, 28th June 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Date: Saturday, 28th June 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
After WWII, Lieutenant General Okada Tasuku (Fujita Makoto) is on trial accused of executing American aircrew who carried out indiscriminate bombing towards the end of the war. As his wife Haruko (Fuji Sumiko) and his family observe in the public gallery, Okada, together with his chief defense counsel, Featherstone (Robert Lesser), insist that the indiscriminate bombing by the Americans was against international law. Regarding the trial as a “legal battle”, Okuda continues with his testimony to take full responsibility and to protect his subordinates. His attitude gradually moves American prosecutors and the judge. Okuda insists that execution was the punishment according to military discipline and not retaliation, but he is found guilty.

In order to attend the movie screening, you need to register beforehand at: jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 27th June 2014, 4:00 pm.

For more information on the movie, please refer the poster; call 020-2898510; Email jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on their website

June 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

Movie Screening: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street – 3, May 31 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Always
Date: Saturday, 31st May 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Entry Free | Registration Required

Synopsis: The third installment in a popular comedy-drama series following the lives of residents of a Tokyo neighborhood, this time taking place in 1964. As the benefits of Japan’s economic boom begin to be felt in Third Street in Sunset Town, novelist Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) finds himself upstaged by a younger writer and falls into a slump. Then he receives word from his family home in Nagano that his father is seriously ill…

May 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

Policy Workshop on Japan-Kenya Relations, May 16 2014 @ Embassy of Japan – Upper Hill

To appraise the 50 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Kenya, the Embassy of Japan will hold a Policy Workshop on Japan Kenya Relations on Friday 16th May 2014 from 2:30pm – 5:00 pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre at the Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill).

The Embassy of Japan in Kenya would like to take this opportunity to invite you for this Policy Workshop. Attached herewith please find the Embassy’s note concerning the event, including the tentative program as well as registration details.

Program_Policy Workshop on Japan Kenya Relations

Information on the same is available on the Embassy’s website http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/index.html.

May 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

Japan Cinema: Tombstones for the Fireflies, Feb. 22 2014 @ the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Tombstones for the Fireflies” which will be shown on Saturday, 22nd February 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: Tombstones for the Fireflies
Date: Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
In June 1945 during the air raid in Kobe, Seita and his sister Setsuko lose their mother as a result of an incendiary bomb raid. As their father has been out of contact since he had gone off to war, the brother and sister are taken in by a distant relative in Nishinomiya. Unable to stand the ill-treatment by their aunt, Seita and Setsuko move into a bomb shelter to live alone together. As the war worsens, Setsuko gradually wastes away. Seita cheers Setsuko and tries his best to survive while reminding himself of their kind mother, strict father, and the peaceful days only a few months back. Finally, the day of Japan’s defeat arrives.

In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510. Deadline for registration is Friday, 21st February, 4:30pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

February 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm 2 comments

Screening: Love & Honour, Jan. 25 2014 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre

Love & Honour
The story follows Mimura Shinnojo (Kimura Takuya) a lower class samurai who is a poison taster for the domain lord. He is poor, but happily leading his humble life with his beautiful wife, Kayo (Dan Rei). One day, however, Shinnojo is poisoned during a tasting and loses his sight. He is relieved of his job and is reduced to poverty. It is such a time when Shimada (Bando Mitsugoro), a clerk, offers help to Kayo. He wants her body in return, and Kayo accepts the offer in tears in order to supplement the family income. When the relationship becomes public, Shinnojo is devastated for being robbed of his beloved wife and for his helplessness. He engages in a duel with Shimada to defend his wife and preserve his Samurai honour.

The screening details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Gates Open: 1:30p.m. | Time: 2:00p.m.
Entry is free and open to all film fans.

Kindly note that in order to attend the movie screening it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, call 020-2898510 or email your name and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp. If you plan to attend the movie screening with a friend and/or family member, please include their names as you register for yourself.

January 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Swing Girls! Nov. 30 2013 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre [Embassy of Japan]

Swing Girls
Date: November 30, 2013
Venue: Japan Information & Cultural Centre, Embassy of Japan
Time: 2 pm [gates open 1.30 pm]

Cinema Japan is free and open to ALL Film Fans!!

November 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm Leave a comment

Public Lecture: Delivering sustainable growth in Africa, Nov. 15 2013 @ Japan Information and Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan

Public Lecture
We have the pleasure to invite you to the Public Lecture “Delivering sustainable growth in Africa: Linkage between FDI and Local Economy” by Dr. Fukunishi, Ph.D, Associate Senior Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO).
The event is organized by the Japan Information & Culture Centre of the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.

Date: Friday, November 15th 2013
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Language: English

Due to security reasons, we would like to request you to kindly register beforehand. To RSVP, on Email: jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or kindly call us on the phone numbers below. 020-2898-510/ 020-2898-511/020-2898-512

November 8, 2013 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Jazz from Tokyo: The Return of Shingo, Oct. 16, 2013 @ Carnivore Restaurant

rocking horse
Date: October 16, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Restaurant
Time: 7- 10 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000 at the Gate ǀ Kshs 800 Advance

Other Performances
Dates: October 18 & 19, 2013
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Tickets: Kshs 500 at the Gate ǀ Kshs 400 Advance

October 9, 2013 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Japanese Anime Festival, Oct. 5 2013 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Japanese Anime Festival
The Japan Information & Culture Centre would like to invite you to the Japanese Anime Festival which will be held on Saturday, 5th October 2013. The details of the Festival are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 5th October 2013
Venue: Japan Information and Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan
Gates Open: 9:30 am
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Entry: Free*

Three movies will be shown during the Japanese Anime Festival. These are ‘Miyori in the Sacred Forest’, ‘5 Centimeters per Second’ and ‘The Place Promised in our Early Days’. In addition to the movie screening, there will be a manga display, fact sheets display and a cosplay competition.

Please find attached a detailed information brochure: Anime Festival Brochure

* In order to attend the Japanese Anime Festival, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand.
Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan. To register, kindly send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.

In addition, kindly note that lunch and drinks will not be served during the Japanese Anime Festival. We encourage you to carry your own.

In case you have any inquiries, please call us on 020-2898-510 or email jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp

October 2, 2013 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Screening: Three for the Road, Sept. 28 2013 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Three for the Road
Date: Saturday, 28th September 2013
Time: 2 pm
Gates Open: 1:30 pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Screening: Three for the Road

Synopsis
YAJI has lost his wife and son to an epidemic and he lives alone in a ramshackle row house, eking out a living sculpting fancy pastries. He is in love with OKINO, a popular local courtesan, but she remains frustratingly beyond his reach.

Okino decides to lie to Yaji, pleading “Help me run away to see my dying father one last time.” Yaji rises to the occasion and proclaims he will engineer her escape from the pleasure quarters and take her to her native village.
Just then, a man appears outside the window. He is KITA, Yaji’s childhood friend. A second-rate actor, Kita has just totally screwed up an important part on stage and has lost his will to live. Kita decides Yaji and Okino’s impending journey is the perfect way out of his predicament and pesters Yaji to let him join them…

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In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan.

To register, kindly send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.

For more information on the movie, check out their website http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc.html; call 020-2898510

September 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Public Lecture: Lessons from Tsunami in Japan-HE Amb. Toshihisa Takata, Apr. 25 2012 @ UoN

University of Nairobi Department of Literature invites you to a Public Lecture by HE Ambassador Toshihisa Takata on Lessons learnt from March 11 Earthquake and the subsequent Tsunami in Japan

Date: April 25, 2012
Venue: Education Lecture Theatre II, University of Nairobi
Time: 2pm

April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Moving Forward-Japan’s Earthquake Photo Exhibition, Mar. 13-26 2012 @ National Museum

Dates: March 13-26, 2012
Venue: National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

March 13, 2012 at 2:58 pm Leave a comment

Public Lecture: East & Sub-Sahara Africa-Coming New Era, Mar. 10 2011 @ Embassy of Japan

Speaker: Mr. Katsumi Hirano-Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan

Date: March 10, 2011
Venue: Embassy of Japan
Location: Mara Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Time: 1300-1430hrs
Entry: Free
Tel: (020) 2898510-2

As African affairs will become a global matter of concern, the expanding regional economy of East Asia definitely needs more vibrant collaboration with the African counterpart.
The lecture will focus on such a perspective by explaining the recent development of economic relations between Africa and Asia including Japan, while touching on Japan’s ‘New Growth Strategy’.

February 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment


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