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Screening – Cinema Japan: Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t, Mar. 29 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Sumo do, Sumo dont
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t” which will be shown on Saturday, 29th March 2014.

Date: Saturday, 29th March 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p pm, Gates Open: 1:30 pm

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

Synopsis
Yamamoto is called to the office of Professor Anayama. The professor points out the anomalous fact that even though the role says he was present at every class, he’d never set eyes on the student before. He then announces that he has been appointed Yamamoto’s thesis advisor, and points out that, even though Yamamoto has a job arranged, he needs to pass the thesis to graduate. With the power relations thus defined, he strikes a deal with Yamamoto: join the sumo club, or you won’t graduate.

Note: To register for the movie screening, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.
Deadline for registration is Friday, 28th March 2014 at 4:00pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

March 22, 2014 at 1:26 pm 1 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 1 comment

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

Japanese Cultural Festival, Nov. 2 2013 @ Embassy of Japan – Upper Hill

Japanese Cultural Festival
Japanese Information & Culture Centre warmly invites you to Japanese Cultural Festival

Date: November 2, 2013
Venue: Embassy of Japan – Upper Hill
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Entry: Prior Registration Required
Contacts: +254-20-2898510

Main event: Japanese Drum Concert

October 22, 2013 at 9:31 am 3 comments

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

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

October 15, 2013 at 11:51 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

Japanese Drum ‘Taiko’ Concert: To mark 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations, Sept. 17 & 18 2013 @ National Theatre

Dates: September 17 & 18, 2013
Venue: Kenya National Theatre
Time: Gates Open 5.30 pm for 6 pm
Entry: Free

Occasion: To mark Japan-Kenya 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

September 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Matatu Project in Movement by Dennis Muraguri & Nishio Workshop Nairobi, Dec. 7-15 2012 @ Le Rustique Restaurant

n6g5_Matatu
Opening Date: December 8, 2012
Venue: Le Rustique Restaurant
Time: 4-6 pm

Exhibition Dates: December 7-15, 2012

The transport industry and culture of Nairobi, especially Public Service Vehicles such as matatus, buses and human transporters, is very unique and gives interesting inspiration not only sociologically and economically but also aesthetically.

In this exhibition, Kenyan artist Dennis Muraguri has created new wood cuts inspired by matatus while Nishio Workshop Nairobi, an arts initiative unit consisting of Yoshinari Nishio, Sakiko Nishio and David Wagude in collaboration with Jua Kali artisans will show, as part of their new public art project “Bebabebag”, unique-shaped bags made from the very same materials used for seat covers in matatu, reflecting various shapes of loads human transporters carry on the streets everyday.

For more information visit: Nashio Workshop Nairobi website

December 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment


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