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JICC JSPS Panel Discussion, Mar. 6 2015 @ the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Every year, the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Nairobi Centre (JSPS) hold a symposium at the Embassy of Japan.

This year, the symposium is titled The Second Maasai Olympic — Competition for Wildlife Conservation?. To discuss this issue, they have invited Dr. Toshio Meguro (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Mr. Lekishon Kenana (Kenya Wildlife Service), Mr. Salaton Tome (Wildlife and environment conservation, Maasai Mara University) and Mr. Sontika Melok, a leader of Maasai youth as panelists.

The symposium will be held on Friday, March 06, 2015 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre at the Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill).

Find attached PANEL DISCUSSION_JICC&JSPS [Pdf] the Embassy’s note concerning the event, including the program as well as the panelists.

In order to attend the symposium, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email with your name, ID Number and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898515.
Registration is strictly on a first come first served basis.

March 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Always Sunset on Third Street (Part 1), Feb. 28 2015 @ JICC – Embassy of Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of part one of the movie “Always Sunset on Third Street” which will be shown on Saturday, 28th February 2015.

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

Date: Saturday, 28th February 2015
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis:
Set in a working class district of Tokyo in 1958, the year when Tokyo Tower was built. Norifumi (Tsutsumi Shinichi) runs a garage in Yuuhi-machi 3-chome. A woman named Mutsuko comes to the garage to work, but she is disappointed to find that it is such a small place. Norifumi’s son, Ippei, cheers her up by telling her that they are getting a TV at home soon. Meanwhile, the owner of the Sweet Shop opposite the garage, Chagawa (Yoshioka Hidetaka) drunkenly agrees to look after a boy named Junnosuke. Yuuhi-machi 3-chome welcomes the two new inhabitants. Everyone is in a festive mood with the coming of TV, Christmas and other happy news. The years roll by, then Junnosuke’s father turns up in town. There is already a strong bond between Chagawa and Junnosuke, but Chagawa, thinking about the boy’s future, sends him off with his father.

Download Always Sunset on Third Street [pdf]

February 20, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Japanese Dolls Exhibition: The Dolls of Japan – Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love, Feb. 5-25 2015 @ National Museum

The Dolls of Japan
The Embassy of Japan and the National Museums of Kenya invites you to the Japanese Dolls Exhibition titled The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love.

This exhibition introduces Japan’s representative dolls, including Hina ningyo (Girls’ Festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys’ Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku and kabuki; regional dolls from throughout the country; and “creative dolls” produced by contemporary craftspeople.

Details of the exhibition:
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, February 05, 2015
Dates: Thursday, February 05, 2015 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Venue: Temporary Gallery (Ground Floor), Nairobi National Museum
Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

View the catalogue on this link

Note: While entrance to the Japanese Dolls Exhibition is free, kindly note that you will have to pay the normal entrance fee to the Nairobi National Museum

January 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

The 2014 Japanese Cultural Festival: Celebrating 40 Years of JICC in Kenya, Nov. 1 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)

Japan in Kenya
The Japan Information & Culture Centre would like to invite you for the 2014 Japanese Cultural Festival which will be held on Saturday, 1st November 2014.
The details of the Festival are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 1st November 2014
Gates Open: 9:30am
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)

The main event of this year’s Cultural Festival is Nodojiman. Nodojiman is a Japanese Singing Competition.

Other activities will include a Japanese food demonstration, Japanese food tasting, martial arts demonstration and much more.

Kindly note that seating will be available on a first come first served basis.

Due to security reasons, we would like to request you to kindly register beforehand. To register, please send an email with your name, contact details and ID Number to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898-510 / 020-2898-511 / 020-2898-512. Deadline for registration is Friday, 31st October 2014 at 4:00pm.

October 29, 2014 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Robo-G, Oct. 25 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Robo G
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “ROBO-G” which will be shown on Saturday, 25th October 2014.

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

Next Screening: ROBO-G
Date: Saturday, 25th October 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi (Hamada Gaku) is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki (Igarashi) who fits inside the suit perfectly, but….

October 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

Beginner Karate Class Registration in Progress, By Sept. 12 2014 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre

Japan Cultural Centre will be running a beginners Karate class which is scheduled to start on Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Registration for the class is currently ongoing.

If you are interested in attending this class, register by Friday, 12th September 2014 at 4:30 pm.

Registration
There are three ways of registering for the karate class. You can:
1. Email the centre with your full names, your phone number and email address to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp [registration will be done on your behalf]
2. Call 254-20-2898-510 and provide the centre with your phone number and email address.
3. Drop by cultural centre located on upper hill and register from their offices

For enquiries, use the contacts below;
Email: jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp
Telephone: 254-20-2898-510

September 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm 10 comments

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

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