Monthly Archives: March 2014

Japan Day Events


Discover the Past and Future in the Present

Japan Week, a public-private partnership organized by the Japan Tourism Agency and Japan National Tourism Organization, supported by the General Consulate of Japan in New York, that promotes Japanese culture, cuisine, and tourism, announces that its 2014 program will spotlight unique features of Japanese culture from the last 100 years to the present.

Delectable regional foods, technology exhibits, traditional arts and performances will aim to inspire greater understanding of Japan and travel to the country. The multi-day festival will take place at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall from March 6 – 8, 2014.

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AKB48 “Fortune Cookie in Love (Koisuru Fortune Cookie)” New York ver. Project!


Japan Day @ Central Park 2014
Special Project 

AKB48 “Fortune Cookie in Love (Koisuru Fortune Cookie)”
New York ver. Project!

As we announced last week, Japan Day is filming the New York version of the AKB48 music video “Koisuru Fortune Cookie” (English Title: Fortune Cookie in Love.)

The first shooting @ Radio City Music Hall was on March 2nd (Sunday). It was successful!  Thank you for the great work, team Radio City!!

The schedule that we issued last week has been changed and the new locations to be filmed are added to the schedule. (The changed date or time is highlighted in yellow.) If you are interested in being part of this music video, email Fortune Cookie by March 7th(Friday)As we mentioned in the past, we will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis due to the limitation on the number of people who can participate at each location.
Once we put you in the schedule, we will email you the necessary information to participate, including the song segment that we would like you to dance, and a release & waiver form. 

If you can’t come to any shooting dates below, don’t worry. We will be also filming a clip during Japan Day itself on May 11th (Sunday).

**Please note that all locations, times, and dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other production needs.

Please note that the schedule has been changed and new locations are added!
Location & Date

【Date 1】 Closed

  • DATE : March 2nd, 2014 (Sunday)
  • Location : Radio City Music Hall
  • Time : 12 AM
  • # of people : 7 – 10 people

【Date 2】Closed

  • DATE : March 8th, 2014 (Saturday)
  • Location : Brooklyn Bridge
  • Time : 11 AM
  • # of people : 10 – 15 people

【Date 3】Closed

  • DATE : March 9th, 2014 (Sunday)
  • Location : In front of Yankee Stadium
  • Time : 12 AM
  • # of people : 20 people
【Date 4】Moved from March 8th
  • DATE : March 15th, 2014 (Saturday)
  • Location : Battery Park / Statue of Liberty
  • Time : 10 AM
  • # of people : 7-10 people
  • You must come wearing “I ♥ NY” T-shirts, hoodies, hats etc…


【Date 5】
  • DATE : March 15th, 2014 (Saturday)
  • Location : Rockefeller Center
  • Time : 1 PM
  • # of people : 5 – 7 people
  • You must come wearing  “I ♥ NY” T-shirts, hoodies, hats etc…


【Date 6】Moved from March 15th
  • DATE : March 16th, 2014 (Sunday)
  • Location : Lincoln Center
  • Time : 10 AM
  • # of people : 7-10 people


【Date 7】New
  • DATE : March 16th, 2014 (Sunday)
  • Location : Grand Central & Subway
  • Time : 1 PM
  • # of people : 5 – 7 people


【Date 8】New
  • DATE : March 16th, 2014 (Sunday)
  • Location : Flatiron building
  • Time : 3 PM
  • # of people : 7 – 10 people


【Please email the following information】

 ① Full Name
 ② Phone #
 ③ E-mail Address
 ④ Which filming above you would like to be part of. *You can participate in more than one shoot.
⑤ Attach the release & waiver form (The form can be found at our website)

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Manatsu Domoto at Japan Day @ Central Park Project Liaison Office below.

Japan Day @ Central Park Project Liaison Office
Manatsu Domoto
Phone: 212-398-7145
Fax: 212-398-7146


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Media Mix Summer Program 2014

main_slide “Media Mix Summer Program 2014” organized by and held at the University of Tokyo, and supported by the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation.

This two-week summer program will be held at the University of Tokyo this summer, from July 14-26, 2014.
The topic is the media mix and media convergence, and the program will examine this transmedia movement between film, anime, manga, music and other media forms from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Ian Condry, Otsuka Eiji, Yoshimi Shunya and myself will be giving presentations, and we plan to invite practitioners and industry actors to develop a better sense of the way the media mix works. Theoretical sessions to develop methodologies for studying the media mix are also planned, as are field trips to Tokyo archives, studios and site of media mix practice. For anyone interested in an aspect of media convergence or the media mix, this should be a fantastic opportunity. Historical and transnational approaches to the media mix are also very welcome.
Given how the media mix and media convergence are themselves such expansive phenomena, this will provide the opportunity to think collectively about approaches, methods, and materials for the study of the media mix. Or, perhaps more accurately, media mixes in their diversity. The aim is for this to be a collective research project in the widest sense, and the format of the two-week summer seminar will reflect this goal.
The summer program is aimed towards upper level undergraduate students and graduate students who work on Japanese “pop culture” widely defined, though junior professors, and anyone in the workforce (academic, festivals, etc) are also invited to apply. There is an application process, and the applications are due by April 4, 2014. It doesn’t give much time, but there application process does not seem arduous.
Those chosen to participate in the program will be given up to 100,000 yen to subsidize their travel to Japan, and will be provided with accommodations for the duration of the summer program. There is no tuition. It’s a pretty sweet deal, I think.
I would ask you all to encourage your students to apply, or consider applying.
I would also ask you to pass this along to whomever you think may be interested, and to your colleagues.
For more information please see the website:
Thank you for your time, and attention.
Marc Steinberg, PhD
Assistant Professor, Film Studies
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, FB 319
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8728
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