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- 7/15: Kaori is a kendo champion in junior high until she is defeated by the carefree Sanae. Now Kaori wants revenge, but can she maintain her drive against Sanae’s cheerfulness? A story of rivalry and friendship.
- 7/10: Running through wheat fields and chasing make-believe creatures, tomboy Shinko daily conjures up the majesty of feudal Japan in her imagination, venturing into a world as real to her as her own...
- 7/1-7/31: Stop by the JICC to learn the tale of the star-crossed lovers and write a wish of your own as we celebrate Tanabata!
- 6/26: A dramatic yet heart-warming story of cross-cultural friendship among children on the border between Japan and the Soviet Union in the aftermath of WWII. Based on true events.
- 6/19: Risking the death penalty, a group of five samurai from the Choshu domain set off for England at the end of the Shogunate period. They go to study the country and its industrial progress in the hopes of returning to Japan with knowledge to re-shape its future.
- 6/12: We are pleased to announce that our guided tours of the Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse have been rescheduled! Come join us for this rare opportunity!
- 6/5: Get outside and unleash your creativity at our special pop-up origami workshop at Golden Triangle's Farragut Friday!
- 6/3: The JICC is participating in the 10th EuroAsia Shorts Film Festival! This year, the theme is “Food for Thought” and will explore cross-cultural views of food through short films. We will present six short films from Italy and Japan, followed by a discussion, on June 3rd at the JICC!
- 6/11: Japanese guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen joins the DC Jazz Festival at the JICC with his group.
- 5/27: In the midst of war, the prince of Levamme proposes to Juana del Moral of Amatsukami and vows to end the war between their nations in a year. However, after an attempt is made on her life, Levamme hires a mercenary pilot, Charles, to escort the future princess safely to the capital.
- 5/20: A father and daughter find a book of recipes left by their late wife/mother, Otomi — recipes for a "happy life". Together with two strangers, Imo and Haru, the family begins to rebuild their lives and learn about Otomi through these instructions for life.
- 5/5: Celebrate and learn about Children's Day with us all month long through koinobori displays, fun activities, and more!
- 5/2: Join us as we celebrate Passport D.C.'s Around the World Embassy Tour at the Old Ambassador's Residence with various displays of traditional culture and modern technology, as well as tasty treats!
- 4/30: Due to the popularity of the first screening, the JICC will present a second bonus screening of the award-winning animated film “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” on April 30! From Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata comes this beautifully hand-drawn film based on one of the oldest folktales of Japan.
- 4/24: We sincerely regret to announce due to circumstances beyond our control, our Architecture Week 2015 guided tours of the Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse have been postponed.
- 4/22: This month's J-Film is A Tale of Samurai Cooking! Haru, a cook par excellence, marries Yasunobu, a "kitchen samurai" (chef) to the Kaga clan. The only problem is: he cannot cook. Now, Haru must teach him to be a chef.
- 4/24: Come celebrate Architecture Week 2015 with guided tours of the Embassy of Japan's Old Ambassador's Residence and Ippakutei Teahouse!
- 4/15: The JICC will present the award-winning animated film “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” on April 15! From Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata comes this beautifully hand-drawn film based on one of the oldest folktales of Japan.
- 4/8: Professional shogi players Madoka Kitao and Asuka Ito will explain and demonstrate the game of shogi. Attendees will also have a chance to try out Let's Catch the Lion, a simple shogi variant!
- 3/27: Based on a true story, “Sunshine Ahead” is about one couple’s passion to revive the beautiful coral in Okinawa. The JICC will present “Sunshine Ahead” on Friday, March 27th as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital!
- 3/5: Our "Regional Economic Integration in Asian Pacific and Japan's Foreign Economic Policy" lecture with Professor Shujiro Urata has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather.
- 3/18: For our J-Film we will be showing Koki Mitani’s “The Kiyosu Conference”, a tongue-in-cheek look at the historical meeting that changed the course of Japanese history! After the death of warlord Oda Nobunaga, Japan’s powerful gather to resolve the question of his succession. What unfolds is a Machiavellian (but hilarious) political power struggle!
- 3/13: Patema, a headstrong young girl, has lived her entire life underground. While exploring the “Danger Zone” she falls into a pit and is pulled up to the surface world where gravity is reversed. After she is saved by a young boy, Age, the two start to uncover the truth about their worlds... “Patema Inverted” will show at the JICC on March 13!
- 3/10: Our spring featured artist, Tokio Kuniyoshi, opens his solo exhibitition "twelve" with a lecture and reception.
- 3/5: Professor Shujiro Urata from Waseda University will discuss the current state of the Asia-Pacific region in regards to the economic integration, including the ongoing TPP negotiations and Japan's foreign economic policy.
- 2/27: “The Wound and The Gift” uses the Japanese fable of “the Grateful Crane” as the narrative frame for this documentary film about animal rescue. From wild animal sanctuaries in the U.S. to a crane village in Hokkaido, Japan, the film asks the questions: Who is saving who? This documentary film is screening at the JICC on Friday, February 27 with a visit from special guest, director Linda Hoaglund!
- 2/18: In 2nd-century Rome, architect Lucius is experiencing “builder’s block” in coming up with a new bathhouse design. While visiting a spa he is inexplicably sucked into a time-warp and ends up in modern Japan at an “onsen” (bathhouse). In awe of the bath culture, Lucius determines to bring these innovations to his own time! Based on the wildly popular manga and starring Hiroshi Abe, the smash-hit comedy "Thermae Romae" will be showing at the JICC on February 18!
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Friday, July 10th | 6:30pm | JICC Auditorium
1955. Shinko is a curious young girl with a vivid imagination. One day, a girl named Kiiko transfers to Shinko's school. A friendship blossoms as Shinko helps Kiiko come out of her shell and deal with her loss through their adventures together, both real and imaginary...
Wednesday, July 15 | 6:30pm | JICC Auditorium
Kaori is a disciplined kendo fen0cer and champion in junior high until she is defeated by the carefree Sanae. When Kaori re-encounters Sanae in high school, she looks for a way to settle the score, but can she maintain her will to win against Sanae's cheerfulness?
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