Thursday August 27th Movie and Director Talk “August in Tokyo” in Private Cinema Screening

Movie and Director Talk “August in Tokyo” in Private Cinema Screening

Join the Harvard community in Japan for a late summer event as we view the English subtitled version of the acclaimed new film ‘August in Tokyo’ (愛の小さな歴史) by one of the most successful young directors in Japan, Ryutaro Nakagawa,who will speak to the audience.


Official Selection of 2014 Tokyo International Film Festival

Dives into emotions without holding back” -Cahiers Du Cinema

TEDxKeioU speaker 25 year-old Ryutaro Nakagawa is a rising new talent from Japan. ‘August in Tokyo’ is winning acclaim as a powerful drama from various international media including celebrated French magazine Cahiers Du Cinema, Film Business Asia from Hong Kong, and The Sankei Shimbun from Japan. Join us for a private cinema screening of this film in Shibuya followed by remarks by the director (in Japanese with interpreter). The director will sign movie posters for the audience. The theater does not allow refreshments, but audience members are encouraged to eat, drink and socialize in Shibuya after the event.

Mark the end of summer with this exciting event from Harvard Club of Japan!

Brief description:

This is a love story in August.

In a corner of Tokyo, a man named Natsuo lives as a yakuza and a woman named Natsuki works part-time. Although they rarely think about their families, they attempt to reunite with them. Brother and sister, father and daughter; the distance between them begins to shrink, but…


The cinema is at Shibuya-ku, Maruyamachō, 1-5 KINOHAUS B-1

Doors open at 6pm. Film starts at 6:30. Director’s remarks follow.

Admission is 2,000 yen payable in cash at the door. No refreshments can be served or brought in.

Please register in advance using the form on the the web page:

When you register the system will display a brief confirmation on the screen (small print), but the system (provided to us by Harvard Alumni Association) does not generate confirmation e-mails after you register.

To cancel a reservation or other problem, mail



****Reminder – Please RSVP for the BUCJ Happy Hour on August 6th!****


We hope you are well and staying dry this wet summer..! Please join us for yet another happy hour from 7pm on Thursday, August 6 at TY Harbor Brewery to meet new people and hang out with old friends. The event is open to Brown alumni, family and friends.

Date:  Thursday, August 6, 7-9pm

Venue: TY Harbor Brewery bar area (5 min taxi from Shinagawa) 

There will be free food and your first drink is on us.  Just tell your waiter/waitress to put your first drink on the “Brown Club.”

Please RSVP by August 1 or email any questions to

Walter Edwards
Aiko Austin

An Evening with Brown Bears Japan

As you may have seen in our earlier announcement, Brown Bears Japan will be in Tokyo this summer! We have organized an event for the alumni community to meet the group’s leaders and learn more about their exciting initiatives.

Brown Bears Japan ( is a group of Brown students who are interested in spreading information about studying abroad to Japanese people. They are operating a blog, adding an average of one new post per day every day since September 2012 and has achieved 3,000 page views/day. Through this blog, they share information about daily life at American universities and give advice to prospective exchange students.

This summer, they are planning to hold another 10 city tour, in which they hope to share their experience as current undergraduate students studying at a U.S. university.

An Evening with Brown Bears Japan

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 7-9pm
Location: 4-12-8 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Meg McCreery’s house)

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Food and refreshments will be served. Friends and family are welcome.

Please RSVP to by Friday, June 5.

Aiko Austin – Class of ‘03.5
Rie Yamamoto – Class of ’11

Help Sponsor the 2015 Brown Bears Japan Tour

Thanks to your generous support the Brown Bears Japan have nearly reached their funding goal. They now need only another 50,000 yen to take their message of studying abroad to students and parents across Japan. If you have not yet donated, this is your chance to put them over the top and make this project a reality…Continue reading

Donations are being accepted through their PayPal account. See their website for details.