Thank you for your participation!!
Boston Japan Film Festival 2023
Date & Time: Saturday, December 2nd, 2023| 2 PM - 6 PM

Location: MIT Stata Center Room 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
2:00 Opening

2:10 -Short Films-
Shuhari - Finding my way through Japanese calligraphy
Third Wheel
2:30 -Feature Film-1-
The Last Passenger 

3:25 Talk Session with Director Takashi Horie (The Last Passenger)

3:45 Intermission

4:00 -Feature Film-2-
Silent Fallout 

5:20 Video Message from Director, Hideaki Ito ( Silent Fallout )

5:30 Post-screening discussion about Silent Fallout 

6:00 Closing & Raffle

We'll be offering amazing prizes, including 50,000 Japan Airlines miles!

*Reception with light refreshments following program
Shuhari - Finding my way through Japanese calligraphy
Dir.Tatsuya Ino | 2023 | 12:36min | Documentary | Japan, USA
*Click to Watch Trailer
Third Wheel
Dir. Kevin Haefelin|2023 | 4:50min | Drama | Switzerland
Click to Watch Trailer
The Last Passenger
Dir. Takashi Horie|2023|55min|Drama|Japan
*Click to Watch Trailer


Click to Watch Trailer
Silent Fallout
Dir: Hideaki Ito|2023|81 min|Documentary | Japan, USA​​​​​​​
*Click to Watch Trailer
We will have a talk back with director, Takashi Horie (The Last Passenger) and a post-screening discussion on Silent Fallout with Professor Kenneth Akito Oye (MIT) and Professor Marc G. Weisskopf (Harvard).
Horie Takashi

Horie Takashi is a New York-based independent filmmaker.
Born in Sendai, Miyagi, Horie has been working as a director/cinematographer/editor for numerous music videos and promotional videos in the US, and received multiple international video awards. His first short film, “Ordinary Days” was nominated and premiered at Artemis Film Festival in April 2017, and screened at New Hope Film Festival in July 2017. His new film, “The Last Passenger” was nominated in Motoreal independent film festival, and won Best Independent Film awards in San Diego Art Film Festivals.
Kenneth Akito Oye

Kenneth Akito Oye is the founding Director of the MIT Program on Emerging Technologies and has a joint appointment in the MIT Department of Political Science and the Institute for Data, Systems and Society.  
He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science with Highest Honors from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D in Political Science with the Chase Dissertation Prize from Harvard University.
Professor Oye’s research, teaching and policy advising links the fields of international relations and technology policy.
International relations: He serves on the board of the American Friends Service Committee and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on the boards of Seminar XXI and the World Peace Foundation.  He has been a consultant on trade, finance, technology transfer and environmental issues to the US EXIM, Treasury and Commerce, UNIDO and the Peterson Institute of International Economics. He served as Director of the MIT Center for International Studies for two terms (1992-2000). 
Technology Policy:  In the last decade, he has worked on adaptive regulation of rapidly changing technologies, with papers on synthetic biology and pharmaceuticals in Nature, Science, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CP&T), ACS Synthetic Biology and Politics and the Life Sciences.    He is a member of the NIH Novel and Exceptional Research Advisory Committee and has chaired safety committees for the DARPA-Broad Institute Foundry and the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM).   He has served as an invited expert on technology policy for the UN Biological Weapons Convention, the World Health Organization, the US NSABB, PCAST, the OECD and the International Risk Governance Council.
Marc G. Weisskopf

Marc G. Weisskopf, Ph.D., Sc.D., is the Cecil K. and Philip Drinker Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Physiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology and Director of the Harvard TH Chan NIEHS Center for Environmental Health.  Dr. Weisskopf received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco, and his Sc.D. in Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also spent two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working on environmental health issues in the Wisconsin State Health Department. His work focuses on the influence of environmental exposures on brain health across the life course and epidemiological methods to improve causal inference from observational environmental health studies. He is the Principal Investigator of the St. Louis Baby Teeth—Later Life Health Study, which is exploring the role of early life exposures on later life health. The study is enrolling participants—now in their 60s—from the original St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey who donated their baby teeth when they were children.
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