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    • Women’s Sports in 20th Century Japan
      TALK

      Women’s Sports in 20th Century Japan

      Saturday, April 18, 1 PM

       
    • The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine
      FILM

      The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine

      Saturday, April 18, 3 PM

      Chronicling a country caught between flowering liberal democracy and a reactionary shift towards fascism, Takahisa Zeze’s exhilarating Taisho-era epic follows a group of radical male anarchists and an itinerant female sumo troupe.
    • Aim for the Best!
      FILM

      Aim for the Best!

      Saturday, April 18, 7 PM

      Among the most iconic and influential sports manga and anime series of all time, this seminal portrayal of an insecure high school girl who strives to become a professional tennis player was adapted into a thrilling theatrical version.
    • A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness
      FILM

      A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness

      Tuesday, April 21, 7 PM

      In this characteristically bizarre satire by Seijun Suzuki, an amateur golfer is groomed to be a sports star by a large sports magazine and becomes the victim of a blackmail scheme by a crazed housewife stalker.
    • Sake Cocktails: Sakura Celebration
      WORKSHOP

      Sake Cocktails: Sakura Celebration

      Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 PM

       
    • Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams
      FILM

      Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams

      Friday, April 24, 7 PM

      This perceptive documentary by Ema Ryan Yamazaki follows the coaches and players of two promising teams as they train for Koshien, the wildly popular national high school baseball championship, on its historic 100th anniversary.
    • Idaten (Ep. 1: “Before the Dawn”)
      FILM

      Idaten (Ep. 1: “Before the Dawn”)

      Saturday, April 25, 2 PM

      A special free screening and talk event of the pilot episode of Idaten, NHK’s 2019 historical “taiga drama” about the history of Japanese sports and Japan’s participation in the Olympics throughout the 20th century.
    • Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory
      FILM

      Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory

      Saturday, April 25, 4:30 PM

      A recently rediscovered documentary about the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Games that follows the Japanese athletes whose participation helped raise disability awareness and change prevailing stigmas in their home country.
    • Youth: The 50th National High School Baseball Tournament
      FILM

      Youth: The 50th National High School Baseball Tournament

      Saturday, April 25, 7 PM

      In this rare documentary, Kon Ichikawa captures the 50th Koshien tournament with the same lyricism and visual splendor as he did with the 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo Olympiad (1965).
    • Robots in Society: 2020 & Beyond
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Robots in Society: 2020 & Beyond

      Tuesday, April 28, 6 PM

      In this program, experts introduce cutting-edge robots, discussing the evolving role of robots, the integration of robots into our society, and its impact on the future.

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