Nissan Seminar: Film on Aum Shinrikyo

Date

Fri, 13/03/2015 -
14:30 to 18:30
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre

Convenor

Dr Ekaterina Hertog and Professor Takehiko Kariya

Speaker(s)

Mr Tatsuya Mori, Film maker

This Friday the Nissan Institute will have a special event on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the Tokyo Sarin Attack in the Tokyo subway in March 1995.  The controversial documentary film on Aum Shinrikyo by Mr. Mori Tatsuya will be shown in our Nissan Lecture Theatre from 1430 on Friday.  After a coffee break, we will then welcome the film producer and journalist Mori Tatsuya himself who made this documentary to speak about the affair, from 1700.  We expect that the conversation will touch upon various urgent themes and issues of contemporary Japan and religious terrorism in a rapidly shrinking world.

About Mori: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatsuya_Mori

About the fillm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_(1998_Japanese_film)

Please note that this will take place on Friday 13th March and start at 2.30 p.m. in the Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre followed by the usual seminar starting at 5.00 p.m.

Further Information

From its start in the 1980s the institute has organised a series of Nissan Seminars in Japanese Studies. In the academic year 2014/15 they run on Friday evenings at 5.00-6.30 p.m. in the first (Michaelmas) and third (Trinity) terms, and on Thursdays at 2.00 p.m. in the second (Hilary) Term. We invite scholars based in the UK to present their most recent research. Members of the general public are welcome to attend.

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