News for April 2014

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29 April 2014

Former Daiwa Scholar Studying Entomophagy in Gifu, Japan

Charlotte Payne, a 2009 Daiwa Scholar, returned to Japan in March 2013 as a (Japanese Government) MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholar, to study the nutritional implications of entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, in rural communities. She originally became interested in insects as a potentially nutrient-rich source of protein

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10 April 2014

Yoshitaro Nomura Film Season at the ICA, 18-23 April 2014

“A hugely revered, popular filmmaker in his home country of Japan, Yoshitaro Nomura’s (1919 – 2005) film career spanned more than 50 years during which he directed 89 films.

Considered one of the pioneers of Japanese film noir, he is best known in Japan for his adaptations of mystery and detective novels, several of which were based on stories by best-selling left-leaning crime writer Seicho Matsumoto (1909-1992), who was the most popular and highest paid writer in Japan in the late 1950s.

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