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Friday, Sept. 5, 2003


Japan set in a documentary light

The National Film Center in Tokyo will show a short series of Japanese movies under the theme "Contemporary Japan Seen by Documentary Films," Sept. 16-28 (closed Sept. 22).

Films with scenes from Manchuria and Shanghai in 1939 will be shown from 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Five films focusing on Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Okinawa will be shown from 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Other films to be shown will focus on Japan's postwar reconstruction and economic growth, industrial activities, sports, education, science and art. The complete schedule can been seen online (in Japanese) at www.eibunren.or.jp/50th

The film center is a few minutes walk from Kyobashi subway station on the Ginza line. The fee is 500 yen.

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