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GR2: Iwai Shunji – Reception Photos Set 1

A fun reception filled with friends, family and fans. From the beginning to the end, a stream of folks walked through his exhibition, Out of the Films. Yes Iwai Shunji has a following that includes a legion of adoring fans, many who are Chinese. It turns out Love Letter and Hana & Alice are two films that were huge hits there. Also see the work of Iwai Shunji available now at: (GR – Iwai Shunji) We’ll post more photos soon.

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Giant Robot Time: 4.26.13 – Iwai Shunji solo exhibition reception this Sat. 4.27 at GR2

 giant robot time: 4.26.13 | art by: iwai shunji    OUT OF THE FILMS PICTURES AND WORK BY IWAI SHUNJI APRIL 27 – MAY 2, 2013 (ONE WEEK EXHIBITION) OPENING RECEPTION: SAT., APRIL 27, 6:30-10PM A solo exhibition of works by director, Iwai Shunji. “Generally, people call me a Director or Filmmaker. However I feel like I’m just a kid who’s having fun. I like drawing, taking photos, writing novels and composing music. This time, I focused on pictures I drew. Please enjoy them.” The exhibition will feature some story board art, drawn by Iwai as well as some of his photographs. Iwai Shunji is scheduled to appear in person at the exhibition reception. There will also be a special screening...

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China asks, “Meet Halfway?” on Islands Dispute

This is what a small minority of Japanese leaders are asking for. Just to meet halfway. We wrote about Haruki Murakami and Shunji Iwai’s voices about this subject which includes sharing. (Giant Robot) China called on new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday to meet Beijing ‘halfway’ to try and improve relations that have been hurt by a debilitating territorial dispute. (TimesofIndia – Halfway) )

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Haruki Murakami and Shunji Iwai Weigh in on the Territory Dispute

The islands dispute has turned just a moment to Haruki Murakami who wrote an essay about the situation. Basically, from news reports, he’s siding with the logic that the islands are creating a huge conflict in relationships between China and Japan and both sides need to simmer down from their Nationalism and find practical solutions. His books along with other Japanese books are being removed from bookstore shelves in China. (WSJ – Haruki Murakami) Also, director friend, Shunji Iwai, who is among the most popular Japanese directors in China has been vocal through some past tweets which has gathered a lot of views. They’ve been translated and paraphrased a bit. (@sindyeye) Sep/18th We need to think of their situation and know...

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