Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito (right) gives opening remarks before the screening of Vancouver Asahi.
On Jan. 7, The Japan Foundation, Toronto, and the Consulate-General of Japan hosted screenings of Japanese feature films at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and Consul-General of Japan Takako Ito gave opening remarks. The day featured screenings of Vancouver Asahi by Yuya Ishii and Being Good by Mipo O. On Jan. 14 in the same venue, a screening of Yoko The Cherry Blossom will also feature the attendance by its director Gen Takahashi.
This year marks the 90th anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations, and these screenings have been endorsed as official events marking the occasion. Videos produced in celebration of the anniversary, featuring interviews with noted individuals with strong connections to Japan and Canada, were screened in the theatre. The 90th anniversary video Japan, Canada and Me can be seen here.
Consul-General Ito giving remarks.
Ms. Yuko Shimizu, Executive Director of The Japan Foundation, Toronto (left),with Consul-General Ito.
Inside the theatre.