The Japanese Film and Literature Society presents:
Rashomon

Film: Rashomon
Wednesday, March 14th 2018
Movie Screening
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Auditorium
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Book: In A Grove (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Movie & Book Discussion
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Room
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Film Description:
Rashomon was Akira Kurosawa’s 11th film as a director and his international breakthrough. The story, based on short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, features a horrible crime which is told through various conflicting points of view, raising questions about the nature of truth.  In feudal Japan, three men sheltering from a storm discuss an incident where a bandit raped a woman whose husband then somehow died. The film’s innovative narrative structure recounts that incident from four differing viewpoints.

More upcoming films/books:

Film: Kwaidan
Tues. May 16, 2018
Book: Kwaidan (Lafcadio Hearn)
Tues. May 23, 2018

Film: Norwegian Wood
Tues. July 18, 2018
Book: Norwegian Wood (Haruiki Murakami)
Tues. July 25

Film: The Remains of the Day
Tues. Sept. 12, 2018
Book: The Remains of the Day (Kenzaburo Oe)
Tues. Sept. 19

Film: Paprika
Tues. Oct. 17, 2018
Book: Paprika (Yasutaka Tsusui)
Tues. Oct. 24

Film: Silence
Tues. Dec. 12, 2018
Book: Silence (Shusaku Endo)
Tues. Dec. 18

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Come one, come all, to JETAA Ottawa's first official event for 2018!

This year, we'd like to kick off the mid-winter fun with some delicious eats and delightful company. After the gustatory festivities, we'll also have karaoke and pool set up if you'd like to join in!

Click here to reserve what food/drink you'll bring!

Some ideas include: gyoza, sushi, takoyaki, karaage, tempura, tsukemono, katsu curry, and more! There will be a small kitchen area (no oven) and microwave available for use, as well. But, if you're not particularly skilled in the kitchen, not to fret--you could always bring some chuhais, bottled tea, or Pocky!

Date: Saturday, February 17th
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: Central 2 Building Party Room, 360 McLeod St.
To access the entrance, take the elevator to the second floor and turn left.
Cost: Free, but please bring (Japanese-style) food!

Please check the Facebook Event Page for updates by clicking here.

 

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If you are a JETAA Ottawa member, join your fellow members and continue your Japanese language learning journey with a professional, native Japanese teacher.

The next period will be April 30th, 2018 to June 25th, 2018.

Link to Register

Who: Limited to JETAA Ottawa Members (Previous JETs)
Date: Every Monday (current period: April 30th, 2018 to June 25th, 2018)
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Breather Room, 78 George St Ottawa (Byward Market)
Cost: Free

The format aims to focus on Beginner to Intermediate skills from 6:00pm - 7:00pm and Upper-Intermediate+ from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

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The Japanese Film and Literature Society: Mishima, A Life in Four Chapters

The Japanese Film and Literature Society presents:
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Film: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Tuesday, January 16th 2018
Movie Screening
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Auditorium
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Book: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Tuesday, January 23rd 2018
Book/Movie discussion
Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St.) Basement Room B125
6:00pm to 8:00pm

More upcoming films/books:

Film: Rashomon
Tues. Mar. 14, 2018
Book: In A Grove (Ryunosuke Akutagawa)
Tues. Mar 21,

Film: Kwaidan
Tues. May 16, 2018
Book: Kwaidan (Lafcadio Hearn)
Tues. May 23

Film: Norwegian Wood
Tues. July 18, 2018
Book: Norwegian Wood (Haruiki Murakami)
Tues. July 25

Film: The Remains of the Day
Tues. Sept. 12, 2018
Book: The Remains of the Day (Kenzaburo Oe)
Tues. Sept. 19

Film: Paprika
Tues. Oct. 17, 2018
Book: Paprika (Yasutaka Tsusui)
Tues. Oct. 24

Film: Silence
Tues. Dec. 12, 2018
Book: Silence (Shusaku Endo)
Tues. Dec. 18

Film and Book Description:

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a 1985 American biographical drama film co-written and directed by Paul Schrader. The film is based on the life and work of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima (portrayed by Ken Ogata), interweaving episodes from his life with dramatizations of segments from his books The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. It was executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Movie Trailer

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
In The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a haunting portrait of a young man’s obsession with idealized beauty and his destructive quest to possess it fully.

Mizoguchi, an ostracized stutterer, develops a childhood fascination with Kyoto’s famous Golden Temple. While an acolyte at the temple, he fixates on the structure’s aesthetic perfection and it becomes his one and only object of desire. But as Mizoguchi begins to perceive flaws in the temple, he determines that the only true path to beauty lies in an act of horrific violence. Based on a real incident that occurred in 1950, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion brilliantly portrays the passions and agonies of a young man in postwar Japan, bringing to the subject the erotic imagination and instinct for the dramatic moment that marked Mishima as one of the towering makers of modern fiction. With an introduction by Donald Keene; Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris.

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Date: Friday, January 19th
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Where: Ambassador of Japan's Residence, Rockcliffe Park
Cost: Free to our members

Our next event is our Welcome Back Reception and 30th Anniversary of the JET Programme Networking Event!

JETAA Ottawa's annual networking event will be co-hosted with the Embassy of Japan's Welcome Back Reception for our most newly returned alumni. Join us for a lovely evening of Japanese food, drinks, and networking.

~~~ Deadline to RSVP was January 9th ~~~

Tickets were limited to JET alum, one per person.

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