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Tokyo 1964:

Exhibition and film screenings of ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street – 3


(C) 2012 "Always3" Film Partners

The Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan Foundation New York celebrates the historic 50th anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics with a display of memorabilia and original material. Curated by Senior Vice President of The Korea Society and former Waseda University Visiting Professor Stephen Noerper, this display of materials includes tickets, programs, press photos, medals, and popular tokens by which the world knew and remembered this historic Olympiad: Asia's first, the first Fall games, and the first broadcast globally via satellite.

There will also be film screenings of ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street - 3 set in Tokyo at the time of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and a brief pre-movie lecture given by Dr. Noerper at the October 3 screening. These screenings are in Japanese with English subtitles. Admission to the screening is free but RSVP is required. Please RSVP to kanako_shirasaki(a )jfny.org (please change (a) to @) two days prior to each screening.

Time and Date:

Friday, Oct 3 to Friday, October 31, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm (**closed on weekends & holidays)


Friday, Oct 3 at 12 Noon,
Friday Oct 17 and Friday, Oct 24 at 6pm

Japan Information Center Gallery
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10171
Please bring photo IDs.


ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street - 3 (2012, 142min)


(C) 2012 "Always3" Film Partners


Director: Takashi Yamazaki

The year is 1964. With Tokyo preparing to host the Olympics, buildings and highways are being constructed at a feverish pace, and excitement fills the air. Amidst all the change and commotion, the people of Third Street continue to carry on with their lives, as colorful and vibrant as ever.

The novelist Ryunosuke Chagawa (Hidetaka Yoshioka) has married Hiromi (Koyuki), and the two now share a happy life with Junnosuke (Kenta Suga), the young boy he had taken in during the first film, who is now in high school. Chagawa’s candy shop has been renovated to include a small restaurant, which Hiromi runs. Hiromi is also pregnant, and the family prepares to welcome a new addition to their household. Chagawa continues to write his serial as the lead writer on the Adventure Boys Book magazine, but his popularity is threatened by a new writer. Asked by the editor, Tomioka (Nao Omori), to “give it a fresh new feel,” Chagawa begins to sink into a rut.

Meanwhile, Norifumi Suzuki (Shinichi Tsutsumi), his wife Tomoe (Hiroko Yakushimaru), their only son Ippei (Kazuki Koshimizu) and their live-in employee Mutsuko Hoshino (Maki Horikita) have gradually expanded their auto repair business, which has gotten an impressive makeover. Mutsuko now manages a new employee, and she has grown into an indispensible part of Suzuki Auto. But every morning, Mutsuko puts on makeup and steps out of her home — all so she can “happen to” run into and say hello to the young doctor, Kotaro Kikuchi (Mirai Moriyama), who passes by on his way to work. Kin Ohta (Masako Motai) watches over Mutsuko’s burgeoning romance with maternal warmth, while the pediatrician, Shiro Takuma (Tomokazu Miura), continues to treat the townspeople.

One day, Hiromi discovers a telegram that Chagawa had hidden. Who sent this telegram? What is the surprising identity of this new, rival writer? Will Mutsuko’s affections be returned? And what future awaits the people of Third Street?

These screenings are co-presented by Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan Foundation, New York.
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Past Screening:
July, 2014


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