GE2019-04
From Heisei to Reiwa: Japan in Transformation
從平成到令和——有關日本的二三事
「告別平成、迎接令和」——隨着新的天皇登基,日本於2019年5月1日起改用新的「令和」年號,為長達31年的「平成」時代劃上句號。新年號的來臨,不只是意味着年曆的更替,更有日本民眾對新時代的各種期許。然而,對於身處日本境外的我們來說,或許不太了解新舊年號的意義,故此,我們希望透過一系列的活動及嘉賓分享,從文化角度探討日本社會的轉變。

“Goodbye Heisei, Welcome Reiwa”. A new “Reiwa era” has started by the accession of new emperor on 1 May 2019, which marked an end to the 31-year "Heisei era". Not limited to its literal meaning, the new era also mean to Japanese people's expectations of all kinds. Indeed, to us who are situated outside the Japanese cultures and discourse, symbolic meanings of the new Reiwa era could be vague and uncertain. Let’s see how we can decode Japanese cultures from this programmes series.


GE2019-04A
清酒杯中的匠人精神:《乾杯!日本清酒最高》放映會
Discovering Japanese Craftsmanship: Screening of Kampai! For the Love of Sake
2015 | 95 min | Dir. Mirai Konishi | In Japanese and English (In Parts) with Chinese and English (In Parts) Subtitles

釀造清酒在日本是一門講求知識及熱誠的學問。釀酒過程十分雜和講究,其中對釀酒理念、原材料使用,甚至酒廠管理方面等持有各種的執着——這不止是反映日本飲食文化的講究,還有一眾匠人精益求精的態度。
紀錄片《乾杯!日本清酒最高》講述三名釀酒師與清酒的動人故事,呈現釀酒師的「匠心」。讓我們一起從放映及分享,窺探清酒的世界,感受日本匠人精神的奧妙。活動尾聲設有日本清酒品嚐環節,萬勿錯過!

Sake brewing in Japan is a quest for both wisdom and enthusiasm. The complicated and exquisite process of sake brewing involves philosophies of raw materials and brewery management – it does not only reflect how Japanese food culture could be, but also the endeavoring attitude among Japanese craftsmen.
Documentary Kampai! For the Love of Sake narrates the moving stories of three Sake brewers, as well as their hearts to the realm of sake brewing. Together with the post-screening sharing, let’s explore the world of sake and sense the craftsman spirit in Japan. A tasting session of Japanese sake will be arranged at the end of event, do not miss it!

Speakers of Post-screening Discussion:
- 王向華博士 Dr. Dixon Wong
  香港大學現代語言及文化學院副教授
- 陳銘基先生 Mr. Micky Chan 
  資深日本清酒導師、「酒武士」、日本酒造組合中央會海外支援負責人(亞洲)

- 伊藤亮司博士 Dr. Ryoji Ito 
  新瀉大學農學系助理教授
- 塩川和広先生 Mr. Kazuhiro Shiokawa
  塩川酒造株式会社執行董事

Date: 12/9 (Thu)

Time: 18:45 - 21:15
Venue: CYP-P4, LG1/F, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, HKU [Venue Changed]
Language: Cantonese & Japanese*
* Simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided upon request by 9/9.

Supported by: MOViE MOViE


Online registration
HKU Students & Staff-https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=67056

Alumni & Public-https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=67057


GE2019-04B
《坂本龍一:CODA》放映會——生命藝術與人文精神的極致
Screening of Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA – The Ultimate Art of Life and Humanism
2017 | 101 min | Dir. Stephen Nomura Schible | In Japanese and English (In Parts) with Chinese and English (In Parts) Subtitles

紀錄片電影《坂本龍一:CODA》主要敘述日本音樂家坂本龍一近年的大事——由3.11地震引發的福島核災、不幸患上癌症而停工、及後籌劃新專輯的過程。當中所展現的不只是坂本龍一視生命為藝術的表現,還有他所持有的人文精神。
「CODA」一字原為音樂術語,意指最終樂章——既是終結亦是開始,時代如是、生命亦如是。面對各種的天災及人禍,以及時代的更替,日本人會以甚麼方式面對?透過放映會及映後談,一起認識這位當代的日本音樂家、探討日本人的生命哲學。

Documentary Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA depicts the major happenings of Ryuichi Sakamoto, renowned Japanese musician and artist, in recent years – the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster triggered by the 3.11 Tōhoku Earthquake, suffering from cancer, release of new album, etc. Such events not only render the way how Sakamoto correlates life with art, but also the embodying of humanism.
Referring to the musical term of movement to the end, “CODA” could be brought to understand “life” and “era”. In what ways do the Japanese confront to various kinds of disasters? Let’s get to know the contemporary artist in Japan, as well as the life philosophies of Japanese people, by this screening and discussion.

Speakers of Post-screening Discussion: 
- 吳俊雄博士 Dr. Ng Chun Hung
  Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, HKU
- 黃志淙博士 Dr. Wong Chi Chung Elvin

  Head of General Education, CEDARS, HKU; Veteran Radio DJ

Date: 19/9 (Thu)

Time: 18:45 - 21:30*
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU
Language: English

* The organiser refuses admission of audience after 7:30p.m. on the screening date. Please be punctual for the event and follow the instructions of the venue.

Co-organiser: CYM Cultural Centre, CEDARS
Supported by: MOViE MOViE

Online registration:
HKU Students & Staff-https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=67068
Alumni & Public-https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=67069
► Registration Deadline (Guided Tour of CYMCC): 17:00, 18/9 (Wed)

▍For participants who would like to attend the guided tour of CYMCC before the screening event, please:
1) State your preference in the this registration form. 
2) Gather at the entrance of Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU at 5:45 p.m on 19/9/2019. 
For enquiries regarding the guided tour, please contact CYMCC at 3917 1281 or cymcc@hku.hk


GE2019-04C
平成與令和:從年號探究日本流行文化
Heisei & Reiwa: Japanese Popular Culture in Two Eras

自平成年代起,日本的流行文化於亞洲地區甚至全世界有着不可動搖的影響力,其中的電視劇、流行音樂及動漫產業吸引世界的目光,是日本其中一種重要的軟實力。可是走進新的令和年代,面對來自內外的挑戰及衝擊,「平成歌姬」不再叱咤風雲,電視台節目收視低迷,日本的流行文化產業會如何應對?香港人會否繼續「崇拜」日本流行文化?
我們請來兩代日本流行文化專家,與你細說平成的輝煌、展望令和的可能。

Since the Heisei era, popular cultures from Japan have had an unshakable influence among Asian countries and other parts of the world. Japanese television drama, popular music and animations served as the significant means of soft power appealing to the globe. Yet, from recent years, such industries in Japan faced various challenges from both internal and external realms. How would the industries do to tackle such challenges? Will our perception to Japanese popular culture change?

Speakers:
- 鄭家輝先生 Mr. Cheng Ka Fai
  前商業電台節目主持/日本流行文化愛好者

- 健吾先生 Mr. Kengo
  多媒體創作人/香港中文大學日本研究學系兼任講師/網絡媒體「日本集合」創作總監


Date: 26/9 (Thu)

Time: 18:45 - 20:15
Venue: KK101, 1/F, K.K. Leung Building, HKU
Language: Cantonese*
* Simultaneous interpretation will be provided upon request by 19/9.

Online registration:
HKU Students & Staff-https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=67070
Alumni & Public-https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=67071

Schedule:
Date Time Venue
12 Sep 2019 18:45 - 21:15 CYP-P4
19 Sep 2019 18:45 - 21:30 Yuet Ming Auditorium
26 Sep 2019 18:45 - 20:15 KK101