Posted on February 28, 2015

Japan by Prefecture: Fukushima (福島県)

Japan by Prefecture: Fukushima (福島県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Fukushima Prefecture (福島県). Fukushima Prefecture is part of the Tohoku region (東北地方) in northern Honshu, and its capital city is Fukushima City (福島市). In 2011 Fukushima hit the … Continue reading

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: Bolt from the Blue (青天の霹靂)

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: Bolt from the Blue (青天の霹靂)

This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is called ‘It Only Happens in the Movies?’ and it explores the theme of ‘encounters’. The films in the programme “include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, as well as collide with different generations, ideals and ideas – asking … Continue reading