‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective’

Multicultural aspects of Scotland, in the eyes of the two Japanese producers of Japan Desk Scotland, are examined in this documentary, in which a Scottish ceilidh is contrasted with the Japanese cultural events they have organised in Glasgow for years as a social inclusion project, with the following questions:

What is inclusion?

What does it mean to share other cultures?

Who are strangers?

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Camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Editor: Hajime Kobayashi
Director: Yushin Toda
Producer: Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda
34 minutes
In English with English subtitles
©Japan Desk Scotland 2013

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This is the second documentary film created by JDS as part of its documentary films production.

The documentary has been screened:

(1) on Tuesday 25 June 2013 at Faculty of Humanities and Economics, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan, as part of an undergraduate course on Civic Society;

(2) on Wednesday 3 July 2013 at Faculty of Administration & Social Sciences, Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan, as part of Comparative Cultures Lecture series;

(3) on Saturday 24 August 2013 at JDS’s Saturday Japanese Class, Glasgow, Scotland;

(4) on Monday 7 October 2013 at the AGM of Japanese Matsuri for Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland;

(5) on Thursday 16 January 2014 at Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)’ course;

(6) on Wednesday 22 January 2014 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2013/14;

(7) on Thursday 23 January 2014 at Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Pathways: Social Sciences & Care’ course;

(8) on Tuesday 28 January 2014 at Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of a Marie Trust class on Sociology of Culture and Identity;

(9) on Thursday 27 February 2014 at Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of HND Business Studies (International Marketing) course;

(10) on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at Department of Japanese Language and Literature (a class for the first year students), University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania;

(11) on Saturday 21 June 2014 at GZO Peace Institute, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, The Philippines.;

(12) on Thursday 25 September 2014 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15;

(13) on Friday 5 December 2014 at Glasgow Kelvin College Springburn Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, for the students on ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) course;

(14) on Friday 23 January 2015 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15;

(15) on Tuesday 9 June 2015 at University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Here and here (seven documentaries)’ organised by the Chaplaincy and Japan Desk Scotland;

(16) on Saturday 27 June 2015 at Oshima National College of Maritime Technology, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan;

(17) on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17‘;

(18) on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘say hello to Inclusive Glasgow, Inclusive Scotland’; and

(19) on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17‘.