Japan Information Centre: Lunchtime Video Screenings <February & March>

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Japan Information Centre: Lunchtime Video Screenings <February & March>

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Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan

Lunchtime Video Screenings

Admission FREE


Come to the Japan Information Centre’s monthly free screenings!

Every month, the Japan Information Centre (JIC) screens short video features on modern Japanese culture, society and other subjects in the JIC Event Room.
These screenings are wonderful opportunities to discover many things about Japan that you never knew before!
Feel free to drop in with your lunch!

Friday, February 5th 12:10-12:55p.m.
Friday, March 5th 12:10-12:55p.m.
Wednesday, March 17th 1:10-1:55p.m.


1. Project X: Innovators
The Kasumigaseki - Strength Through Flexibility


The construction of hi-rise buildings was thought to be impossible in Japan, a nation prone to earthquakes,
but the 36 floors Kasumigaseki Building was completed in 1968.
The design was based on a revolutionary construction theory of a framework absorbing tremors,
much like the branches of a willow tree flexibly allowing wind to blow past it.
The project proceeded; carrying with it the future of Japanese hi-rise construction technology,
but creating one 147-meter perpendicular pillar by connecting 11-meter beams was no easy task.
Not even the slightest discrepancy could be allowed. At one point, the construction appeared to have reached a deadlock.
This passionate story focuses on the technicians in their efforts to complete Japan's first skyscraper.


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For additional information, contact the Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan at 416-363-5488.

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Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan
Suite 110, 6 Garamond Court, Don Mills, ON M3C 1Z5
Phone: 416-363-5488

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