‘Our Japan: Bucharest students’ views’

Romania

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University of Bucharest, Romania, was visited in April 2013 to show Japan Desk Scotland’s first Fukushima documentary, ‘Our friends in Fukushima’, as part of a Japan-themed festival run by the Department of Japanese Language and Literature. JDS was asked to run a workshop for the Department’s second-year undergraduate students. To their surprise, the workshop was run for two hours entirely in Japanese. 

A year later, the university was visited again to show JDS’s second Fukushima documentary, ‘100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 µSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’, and to interview the students learning Japanese language about their favourite Japanese phrase. From their answers emerged Japanese concepts interesting for them.

One of responses to this documentary is ‘From Ehime to Bucharest‘.

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camera: Fumi Nakabachi
editorial adviser: Hajime Kobayashi
directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
in Japanese with English subtitles
32 minutes
Produced by Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
© Japan Desk Scotland 2014

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This is the seventh documentary created by Japan Desk Scotland as part of its documentary films production.

The documentary has been screened:

(1) on Friday 26 September 2014 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2014/15: Japan Multicultural Homecoming Events;

(2) on Monday 27 April 2015 at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, for the second-year students;

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

(4) on Wednesday 24 June 2015 at Ehime University, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan;

(5) on Friday 26 June 2015 at Oshima National College of Maritime Technology, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan;

(6) on Wednesday 1 July 2015 at Fukushima University, Fukushima City, Japan, as part of Comparative Culture series run by Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences;

(7) on Wednesday 2 September 2015 at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania, as part of ‘Washi (Japanese paper)’ workshop;

(8) on Thursday 3 September 2015 at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania, as part of ‘Wadaiko (Japanese drumming)’ workshop;

(9) on Monday 12 September 2016 at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania, as part of ‘Onigiri (rice ball)’ workshop;

(10) on Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Japanese Class, Glasgow, Scotland;

(11) on Thursday 9 November 2017 at the Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania, for the first-year students; and

(12) on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the International Study Group held in the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland.