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Policy Workshop on Japan Kenya Relations, Mar. 4 2016 @ the Japan Information & Culture Centre

The Embassy of Japan will hold a Policy Workshop on Japan Kenya Relations on Friday, March 04, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre at the Embassy of Japan.

The title of the Workshop is “TICAD Process and Japanese Private Sector” and the main presentation will be delivered by Mr. Koenume Akihito, Director General, Marubeni Corporation Abidjan Liaison Office. Mr. Koenume will represent the Japanese private sector. Following the presentation will be a panel discussion.

The Embassy of Japan in Kenya would like to take this opportunity to invite you for this Policy Workshop.

Kindly note that as the venue has a limited capacity, registration is strictly on a first come first served basis. We will not register new persons once the maximum registration limit is reached. In this regard, in order to avoid disappointment, kindly endeavor to register early. To register, send an email with your name, ID Number and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.

The Embassy of Japan is in Upper Hill, along Mara Road.

March 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: Happy Flight, Feb. 27 2016 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Happy Flight
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Happy Flight” which will be shown on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans but prior registration is required.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30 p.m.

Synopsis
The story mainly takes place on board the flight No.1980 bound for Honolulu from Japan. For Suzuki Kazuhiro, the co-pilot, this flight is the final test for his promotion to become captain. For Saito Etsuko, a newly recruited cabin attendant, this is her memorable debut on an international flight. However, the aircraft hits a bird soon after takeoff and the aircraft is forced to turn back to Japan due to technical failures. Then they are faced with yet another challenge – difficult landing conditions due to an approaching typhoon. They manage to overcome the challenge with the help of instructions issued by the operation control center on the ground. The young crew in aviation-related occupations grows in experience after this bittersweet but fulfilling flight.

We encourage you to come with a friend(s) for this movie.

To register for the movie screening, kindly provide us with your name, ID Number and contact details (via email [jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp] or through a phone call [020-2898510]).

Deadline for registration is Friday, February 26, 2016 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.

For more information on the movie, please refer the poster attached; call 020-2898510; email jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on our website (http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/CinemaJapan.html)

February 16, 2016 at 9:48 am 1 comment

Cinema Japan: Equinox Flower (Higanbana), Oct. 31 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Equinox Flower (Higanbana)” which will be shown on Saturday, October 31, 2015.

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

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
The family of Hirayama Wataru, a business corporation executive, consists of 4 members, his wife, Kiyoko, eldest daughter, Setsuko, and second daughter, Hisako. Hirayama sympathises with Fumiko, the daughter and only child of his close friend, Mikami, who without the consent of her parents has set up house with her lover. But he does not agree to his own daughter Setsuko’s sudden request to marry a young man named Taniguchi. Hatsu, the owner of a ryokan style hotel in Kyoto which Hirayama patronizes, has comes across a marriage proposal for her daughter, Sachiko, and has come several times to Tokyo for consultation. Sachiko sympathises with Setsuko and helps to push along marriage plans for Setsuko before Taniguchi is transferred to Hiroshima. Hirayama vows he will not attend the wedding ceremony, but his wife finally persuades him to attend. On a trip to Kyoto, Hirayama hears from Sachiko that Setsuko is saddened by the cold attitude assumed by her father. Hirayama feels sorry for is daughter and feeling somewhat sheepish over his previous obstinacies, he heads for Hiroshima where his daughter is living her married life.

For more information on the movie, call 020-2898510; email jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or have a look at the Cinema Japan Page on http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/JICC/JICC_e/CinemaJapan.html

October 26, 2015 at 11:51 am Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: ALWAYS Sunset on Third Street (Part 3), Jun. 27 2015 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

Cinema Japan June 2015
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Entry: Registration Required | Entry Free

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. Shot using the same 3D system as James Cameron’s Avatar, it vividly evokes the vitality of the times by interspersing nostalgic CG recreations of the Tokyo Olympics, the bullet train soon after it went into operation, and more.
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…

June 16, 2015 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

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

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

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