Wednesday, January 28, 2009

“Japan Then and Now”

The Canada-Japan Society (CJS) cordially invites you to an evening of film and discussion in exploring Japan’s postwar development:

“Japan Then and Now”

The first part of the evening will be a screening of Japan in Translation, a documentary of postwar Japan by award-winning journalist Michael Maclear (producer of Vietnam: The 10,000 Day War). Shot between 1962 and 1975, this remarkable film provides a vivid snapshot of “the evolution of a new nation based on the best of the old traditions”.

After the film, Professor Michael W. Donnelly (Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Toronto) will be hosting an open discussion with the audience, where we will have the opportunity to explore and share ideas about Japan’s evolution since the period depicted in the film. Prof. Donnelly, a Japan expert, first visited the nation in the 1950s.

There will be a short reception following the discussion, where you can continue sharing your views with others over some refreshments.

“Japan Then and Now” will provide fascinating insights into how Japan has changed (or not changed) culturally, socially, economically and politically since the end of World War II.

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Institute of the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.

DATE: Thursday, February 26, 2009
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Documentary Film and Discussion)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Reception)
LOCATION: Room 208 N, North House
Munk Centre for International Studies, U of T
1 Devonshire Place (Entrance to the building on Devonshire)
ADMISSION: $5 (CJS members); $10 (non-members)


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