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Cinema Japan: The Face of Jizo, Feb. 18 2017 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

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Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m. – Gates Open: 1:30p.m
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans but prior registration is required

Synopsis
In Hiroshima in 1948, memories of the atomic bombing three years earlier are still fresh in the minds of the people. Mitsue (Miyazawa Rie) works at a library where she meets Mr. Kinoshita (Asano Tadanobu), a shy, young man researching the disaster. They grow close, and Mr. Kinoshita eventually asks for her hand in marriage. However, Mitsue is troubled by her memories of the bombing when she was unable to save her father, Takezo (Harada Yoshio), and her closest friends as well as the many others who lost their lives. She doubts whether she deserves to have survived. Then the spirit of her father appears before her, and asserts that she should be happy. Watching over her budding romance with Mr. Kinoshita, Takezo cajoles and encourages Mitsue into opening her heart again.

February 10, 2017 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Cinema Japan: The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Jan. 28 2017 @ The Japan Information & Culture Centre

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Date: January 28, 2017
Venue: The Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free but registration required via email [jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp] or through a phone call [020-2898510]

Synopsis
Makoto Konno has two close friends who are both boys in her class. One of them is Kosuke Tsuda, her childhood friend and the other is Chiaki Mamiya. It’s far better for Makoto to play threesome ball game with them after school rather than to play with girls from her class. It isn’t like they are dating each other or going steady. Their relationship is very casual and easy going. This is a time to spend a compassionate moment reserved for them. Because soon, they must decide their course of future before they become senior in their high school.

But change comes to their relationship. Makoto gained the gift to slip back into time and retrace her steps because of certain turn of events. But once she learns the way to make use of the ability, she exerts it to satisfy her day-to-day desire and discontent of everyday life with no hesitation.

January 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Spring Snow, Oct. 29 2016 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

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The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Spring Snow” which will be shown on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

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

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30 p.m.
Entry: Prior Registration

Synopsis
Matsugae Kiyoaki (Tsumabuki Satoshi) was brought up by the aristocratic Ayakura family. Kiyoaki is in love with Count Ayakura’s daughter, Satoko (Takeuchi Yuko), but doesn’t know how to express his love to her. Satoko accepts a proposal of arranged marriage from the imperial family which will benefit the Ayakuras, too. Satoko writes to Kiyoaki to confirm his feeling for her, but his replies never arrive and she ends up accepting the engagement. Only after the official announcement of the marriage does Kiyoaki realize how much he loves Satoko. They begin to meet in secret, in full knowledge that their affair is doomed. Then, Satoko realizes to her horror that she is pregnant. Her parents try to force her to have an abortion, but Satoko leaves her family and doesn’t even tell Kiyoaki about the child. Kiyoaki contracts tuberculosis and although he tries in vain to meet Satoko, he succumbs to the disease and dies.

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Register for the movie screening, by providing your name, ID Number and contact details (via email [jinfocul-at-nb.mofa.go.jp] or through a phone call [020-2898510]).

Deadline for registration is Friday, October 28, 2016 at 4:00pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), indicate your friend’s name when you register.

For more information on the movie, visit; http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/CinemaJapan.html

October 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Screening: NORIBEN – A Recipe of Fortune, Sept. 17 2016 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre

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The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “NORIBEN – A Recipe of Fortune” which will be shown on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30p.m.
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
Komaki NAGAI, 31, was raised in the working-class Kyojima area of Tokyo. She has had enough of her good-for-nothing younger husband, Noritomo, and takes her daughter, Noriko, aka ‘Nonchan,’ back to live with her mother at the Kyojima home that she was raised in. Komaki doesn’t want to become a burden to her mother, Fumiyo, so looks for a job. But there are few employment opportunities for an over-30 single mother with no qualifications and no experience. She accepts a part-time job for the time being, and re-encounters her former senior high school classmate, Tateo. Komaki is developing a passion for Tateo, who takes her to a small tavern called “Totoya.” There, she tastes the ‘mackerel in miso’ and is astonished. She is completely enraptured by the taste, and becomes determined to open the “ultimate cheap but tasty box lunch shop.” She enlists the assistance of “Totoya,” but then…

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 (http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/CinemaJapan.html)

September 9, 2016 at 11:19 am Leave a comment

Gala Dinner and Live Concert ft. Sauti Sol, Sept. 10 2016 @ Radisson Blu – Upper Hill

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Date: September 10, 2016
Venue: Radisson Blu, Upper Hill
Time: 6.30 pm

September 9, 2016 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

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

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