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Cinema Japan: Barefoot Gen, Aug. 23 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Cinema Africa
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Barefoot Gen” which will be shown on Saturday, 23rd August 2014.

*Kindly note that this movie will be shown on the second last Saturday of August and not on the last Saturday of the month as is the norm.*

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

Next Screening: Barefoot Gen
Date: Saturday, 23rd August 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
HIROSHIMA in the early summer of 1945, was a city, like many other Japanese cities, surviving the ravages of war. The tower of Hiroshima castle rises to the blue sky.

NAKAOKA GEN is a normal, active young boy, who is a second grader in the local elementary school, and is living with his parents, an older sister, EIKO, and his younger brother, SHINJI. Although poor, they are living as well as they can, by supporting each other. GEN’s father, DAIKICHI, is critical about the war and always tells his children that they must live strongly, like wheat plants which grow even though they are trodden. His pregnant mother, KIMIE, although very hungry herself, gives up her sweet potato, because her children are begging for food. GEN is proud of his family and is looking forward to seeing the new baby who is expected to be born soon.

On August 6th, carrying atomic bombs, the U.S. bomber Enola Gay takes off from Tinian Base and sets a course towards KYUSHU. Because of the cloud cover, the original target city of KOKURA is spared, but Hiroshima is chosen as the alternative.

This story reveals not only the tragedy and the fear of the A-bomb victims, but also how the boy named GEN survived the desperate times, without a loss of faith in humanity, and without bitterness.

August 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

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

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