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14th Japan Foundation Film Series coming to Georgia Southern

Anyone interested in learning about Japan and Japanese culture can do so at Georgia Southern University by attending the 14th Japan Foundation Film Series. The series is sponsored by the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Languages and the Office of International Programs and Services.

Lecturer of Japanese, Noriko Mori-Kolbe, Ph.D., said the series is a great way to introduce campus communities to Japanese culture.

“The goal of the series is for those curious about or interested in Japan to have the opportunity to learn more about Japanese culture and society through film,” Mori-Kolbe said.

The series includes three films: “Oyster Factory,” “A Story of Yonosuke” and “Karate-Robo Zaborgar.” All films will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

“Oyster Factory” is a documentary that touches on Japanese social issues through the lens of factory life, while “A Story of Yonosuke” is a coming-of-age drama that depicts interactions between a good-natured young man and his friends and is based on a serialized newspaper novel written by Shuichi Yoshida. Finally, “Karate-Robo Zaborgar” is a film adaptation of a cult classic, special effects-laden superhero television series broadcasted on Japanese television in the 1970s.

“Oyster Factory” and “Karate-Robo Zaborgar” will be shown on both the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses, while “A Story of Yonosuke” will be shown only on the Armstrong Campus. For dates, times, locations and more information on the films visit here.

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