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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Activities and Events - Fall 2014

The calendar is updated at the beginning of each month. We hope that you will use it to find interesting ways to learn more about Japanese language and culture.

koi flagsDuring each semester, we provide students of Japanese with a variety of cultural events and activities. For the most part, participation in them is voluntary; however, our experience is that students who push themselves to learn new things - and practice - outside the classroom, reap great benefits.

signature of Hiroko Takagi, Director of Japanese

on campus

Like Father, Like Son poster.jpgOctober 28
Rigsby Language & Culture Commons (Founders 123)
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Like Father, Like Son (そして父になる, Soshite Chichi ni Naru) is a Japanese drama directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. In 2013, it was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize and a commendation from the Ecumenical Jury; shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Rogers People's Choice Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Wuaki.TV Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

Andrew Chan of the Film Critics Circle of Australia writes, "Essentially, Like Father, Like Son is one of those rare films that keep the audience totally engaged, thoroughly profound, fully emoted and ultimately refreshing. In the scale of perfect cinema, this stands quite close." On the website of The American Spectator, Eve Tushnet wrote that the film "has some of the striking Koreeda trademarks: the extraordinary acting from the children; the symmetrical framing and musical pacing; and the shifts between long shots in which all the people look tiny and child's-eye shots where all the people look huge."

Watch the trailer.

Open and free to everyone! | Japanese with English subtitles.



poster for Godzilla, movie shown on Nov 11 in SCST 130 at 5:30

off campus



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