Introducing the complex refugee experience to Japan

Film Feb 10, 2016

Introducing the complex refugee experience to Japan

by Kaori Shoji

The plight of refugees is dauntingly hard to comprehend for the majority of Japanese who have been brought up believing they live in a racially homogeneous nation. (Let's reserve the falseness of this belief for another story.) Eri Ishikawa, chair of the board of the ...

Refugee Film Festival comes as world's eyes are on crisis

Film Oct 1, 2015

Refugee Film Festival comes as world's eyes are on crisis

by Masami Ito

Last month, a heartbreaking photograph of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi's dead body washing up on the shore of Turkey was published by media outlets worldwide. He had fled his home in war-torn Syria with his mother, brother and father. Only his father survived the journey. Alan ...