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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Friday, June 30, 6:30 PM
      Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 PM
      Wednesday, July 26, 12 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by Language Center instructors. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese language learning.
    • Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival

      Tanabata: Japan's Star Festival

      Sunday, July 9, 1 PM

      Come make a wish with us as we explore the Tanabata legend of star-crossed lovers (Hikoboshi and Orihime) through a shadow puppetry performance led by Kanako Hiyama, in an interactive setting with songs. Afterward, create your own Hikoboshi and Orihime dolls, paper ornaments and a tanzaku, thin paper strips for writing wishes to decorate bamboo branches. Recommended for children ages 3-10 and accompanying adults.
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    • JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film

      JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film

      Thursday, July 13 — Sunday, July 23

      Now in its 11th year, JAPAN CUTS, North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema, returns for 10 days of impossible-to-see-anywhere-else screenings with special guest filmmakers and stars, parties, giveaways and much more! Tickets are now on sale!
    • MUMON: The Land of Stealth

      MUMON: The Land of Stealth

      Thursday, July 13, 7 PM

      Motivated by the promise of money, Mumon, a lazy but highly skilled ninja in 16th-century Iga, Japan, is drawn into an epic battle against the country's most powerful army.
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    • Tokyo Idols

      Tokyo Idols

      Friday, July 14, 6:30 PM

      This documentary feature follows an aspiring pop singer and her obsessive fans, examining the unique culture and industry of idol worship in Japan.
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    • The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

      The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

      Friday, July 14, 8:30 PM

      Two young low-wage workers keep crossing paths in Tokyo. Will they save each other from a life of disappointment and loneliness?
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    • Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow

      Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow

      Saturday, July 15, 12 PM

      An inspiring drama about the all-consuming passion of eccentric shogi (Japanese chess) prodigy Satoshi Murayama and his struggle with cancer.
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    • Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane)

      Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane)

      Saturday, July 15, 2:30 PM

      The long-awaited latest by Okinawa's preeminent filmmaker Go Takamine (Untamagiru) is a highly impressionistic film tinged with memories and trauma that blends magical realism with visually striking sequences.
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    • Alley Cat

      Alley Cat

      Saturday, July 15, 4:15 PM

      A former boxer and a cola-loving mechanic bond over a missing cat and a joint mission to help a single mother threatened by a stalker, yakuza and politicians.
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    • A Whale of a Tale

      A Whale of a Tale

      Saturday, July 15, 7 PM

      Documentary filmmaker Megumi Sasaki (Herb & Dorothy) visits Taiji in Wakayama, Japan, and deftly examines both sides of the controversy surrounding the town's whaling practices.
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