Nippon Connection 2021- The Daily Highlights (June 4th)

It’s the weekend at last, and Nippon Connection is still going strong! In addition to our amazing and carefully selected film program, here are the cultural highlights for today.

Events/Workshops:

From The Life of a Translator (1 p.m.)

A group of professional translators discuss their experiences and views of what and how expectation meets reality in the world of professional translation. The talk is free to access and will be held in German.

The Aesthetics of Fumito UEDA’s Video Games (1:30 p.m.)

If you are a hard-core gamer, odds are you are familiar with the aesthetics of the titles made by this unique cult gamemaker. Matthias Oborski from the Video Game Museum Berlin will be offering a free lecture in English on UEDA’s remarkable career.

3-11 – 10 Years After: Everything “Under Control?” (3 p.m.)

The events of March 2011 continue to have serious reverberations throughout all aspects of Japanese society. This free panel discussion, moderated in German, will examine just a few of the many ways this tragedy still affects Japan.

Manga Workshop for Kids: Character Design (4 p.m.)

A great chance for the kids to try their hand at drawing manga characters of their very own! Ticket purchase is required to take part and drawing materials should be acquired beforehand.

Audiobook Reading for Kids (4 p.m.)

Another great event for the young ‘uns, this audiobook reading is free for all and fun for the whole family!

Workshop: Learning Japanese with Film Clips (5:30 p.m.)

For those who already have a basic (A2) level of Japanese proficiency, this workshop will be a fun chance to learn about how focusing on dialogue in Japanese films can help further your understanding of the language. Ticket purchase is required and the workshop will be held in German.

Online Karaoke (8 p.m.)

No Nippon Connection is complete without our LEGENDARY karaoke competition! Even the pandemic can’t stop it, as, just like last year, we’ve simply moved the fun to the digital realm! Entry is free, so what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Film Talks:

Our featured Film Talks with guest directors have free, open entry and will be held in Japanese, German, and English. Tune in and hear all sorts of thoughts and anecdotes behind the creative processes of some of this year’s featured films!

Yuta MURANO (Director of SEVEN DAY’S WAR), 11 a.m.

Toshiaki TOYODA (Director of SHIVER/WOLF’S CALLING/THE DAY OF DESTRUCTION), 12:30 p.m.

Koji FUKADA (Director of A GIRL MISSING), 2 p.m.

Atsushi FUNAHASHI (Director of COMPANY RETREAT), 3:30 p.m.

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