Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A chance to learn about "Japan Then and Now"

by Chris MaGee

For all you Torontonians out there here's an event that you may want to take a look at. The Canada Japan Society and the Asian Institute of the Munk Centre of International Studies, University of Toronto will be hosting "Japan Then and Now" on Thursday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m. The night will begin with a screening of Michael Maclear's 2000 documentary "Japan in Translation". Filmed in Japan between 1962 to 1975 Maclear, award-winning journalist and producer of the the 1980 CBC documentary series "Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War", "Japan in Translation" captures a nation changing rapidly while trying to maintain traditional values.

The screening will be followed at 9:00 p.m. by an open discussion with audience members moderated by Michael W. Donnelly, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, U of T, an expert of Japanese society and culture.

For those of you out there who don't mind a bit of history it's a great way to spend a Thursday night. If you're interested in attending the screening and lecture will be taking place in Room 208N, North House of the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place. Admission is $10.00 ($5.00 for Canada Japan Society members). You can register online by clicking here.

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