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Commemorating 70 Years of U.S.-Japan Relations Through Film

November 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


On November 17, Sasakawa USA, in partnership with the Motion Picture Association of America, hosted a private clip reel screening and panel discussion in commemoration of 70 years of US-Japan relations through film. Topics explored included stereotypes, propaganda, realism, globalization and history within Hollywood.

At the event Ken Watanabe was awarded the first Sasakawa USA Nichibei Award, which recognizes those who have led a positive role in growing US-Japan relations.

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Adm. Dennis Blair, USN (ret.), Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA
Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO, MPAA
Frederick Katayama, Anchor and Producer, Reuters Television/Video
Ty Burr, Film Critic and Columnist, The Boston Globe
Peter M. Grilli, Senior Advisor and President Emeritus, Japan Society of Boston
Jeffrey Lyons, Emmy Award-winning movie critic

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Photos by Joy Asico


November 17, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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