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The Weekend Japanese Film Show in January – Haru’s Journey

The Weekend Japanese Film Show in January – Haru’s Journey

 

DATE: 9 January 2016

TIME: 3.00 p.m.

VENUE: Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur

ADMISSION: Free

Organized by : The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur. The Japan Foundation is a non-profit organization established with the purpose of fostering mutual cultural exchange between Japan and other countries.

The 2016 season of our free monthly film screenings opens with Harus Journey which follows the uneasy journey of an elderly fisherman and his granddaughter as they hit the hard roads of northern Japan providing uniquely penetrating insight into Japanese culture through the universal themes of acceptance resilience and familial commitment.

 

Haru’s Journey

春との旅

(小林政広 KOBAYASHI Masahiro/2010/83 min)

An elderly fisherman named Tadao and his granddaughter Haru live together in a small harbourside village in Hokkaido. When Haru loses her job, she decides to take her grandfather to Tokyo where there are better work opportunities. But Tadao refuses, and so begins a road movie driven by household dynamics as the two set off on a journey to the mainland to see if one of his siblings is willing to look after him.

A favoured director in the European film festival circuit, Masahiro Kobayashi established his mainstream credentials with this uniquely penetrating portrait of Japanese culture, filtered through the universal themes of acceptance, resilience and familial commitment.

// AWARDS HONOURS //

❖ 65th Mainichi Film Award of Excellence in Japanese Film

❖ 65th Mainichi Film Award for Best Newcomer – Eri Tokunaga

❖ 20th Japanese Film Critics Award for Best Japanese Film

❖ 2011 Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur Silver Alhambra for Best Director – Masahiro Kobayashi

❖ 2011 Vesoul Asian Film Festival Audience Award

Official webpage: http://www.jfkl.org.my/events/wjfs-jan-2016

THE WEEKEND JAPANESE FILM SHOW has been organised by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) regularly for over 10 years. The programme takes place every first Saturday of the month and is free of charge. All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.

ACPR 2015 – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

ACPR 2015 – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

The 3rd IAPR Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2015), sponsored by the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) and supported by the Malaysian Image Analysis and Machine Intelligence Association (MIAMI) and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Malaysia Chapter will be held on November 3-6, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The First Asian Conference on Pattern Recognition (ACPR2011) was held at Beijing, China; while the second series (ACPR2013) was held at Okinawa, Japan.

ACPR2015 is a high quality, biennial single-track conference, comprising oral presentations and poster sessions (with oral acceptance 10% in the last 2 series; previous years’ ACPR statistics are available here). ACPR aims at providing one major international forum for researchers in pattern recognition and related fields to share their new ideas and achievements. Submissions from other than the Asia-Pacific regions are also highly encouraged.

ACPR2015 solicits high-quality original research for publication in its main conference and co-located workshops. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE Xplore and Indexed by EI. Topics of interest include all aspects of pattern recognition including, but not limited to:

A) Computer Vision and Robot Vision;
B) Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning;
C) Signal Processing (signal, speech, image);
D) Media Processing and Interaction (video, document, medical, biometrics, HCI, VR)

Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW)

Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW)

4th – 7th November 2015

Website: http://www.malaysiafashionweek.my/

Venue : MATRADE MECC, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) is an international event that gathers Malaysian and international fashion designers and industry players that will be held from   4th – 7th November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur through a series of “ground breaking” fashion shows featuring designers from over 15 countries, a stylish gala event and a trade exhibition called [email protected]

The fashion shows for Spring/Summer 2016 will feature Malaysian designers under the Malaysia Fashion Showcase (MFS) banner, together with Asian designers under the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Asia Fashion Week (MBSAFW) banner. MFS unveils Malaysia’s best of the best collections and it’s a celebration of Malaysia’s fashion for the World. The MBSAFW is a joint collaborative effort between STYLO International and luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz. MBSAFW will see more than 60 designers from over 15 Asian countries showcase their collection using MFW as its Asian platform. It is a trade fashion event headlined by ASIA for ASIA which portrays a fusion of Malaysian, Asian and Western influences.

At the inaugural MFW in 2014, 65 designers from 15 countries were featured including Malaysia and other Asian countries such as Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan and Australia. The collection included Ready-To-Wear, Evening Wear, Bridal, Muslimah and Street Wear.

[email protected] is the lifestyle component of MATRADE’s trade initiative, ie: International Trade Malaysia (INTRADE). A successful national and international trade exhibition that has been running for the past 8 years, [email protected] is aimed at positioning Malaysia as the region’s number one destination for leading fashion brands, accessories, textiles, cosmetics and personal care. [email protected] places Malaysia on the map as the international destination inspired by the latest designs, quality textiles and high-quality fashion accessories.

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2015

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2015

6th November 2015 to 8th November 2015 – Penang

The FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2015 is one of Asia’s premier motorsports race event that will kick off its 1st round in Malaysia this June. Supermoto racing combines exciting elements of motocross, dirt track and road racing into one dynamic discipline. It features jumps, high-speed straights with both dirt and asphalt surfaces. Tracks and venues can vary considerably whereby it can be held at racing circuits, sports stadiums, on open car parks and on closed-course city streets. Being close to its fans, this unique sport offers pure excitement and adrenaline-filled fun for the spectators.

This year, the championship will feature up to 18 top Asian Supermoto riders mainly from Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia. There will be 2 races held on each day consisting of practice, qualifying and finals for the novice and expert category. Points collected on both days will be tabulated as championship points. At the completion of 6 rounds, the rider with the most points will be declared as the 2015 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion and the country represented will be awarded the 2015 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion- Country.

Malaysia will be represented by two top riders, Hairi Zakaria (2012/13 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion) and Mohd Habibullah Mohd Saleh (2011/12 Malaysian Supermoto Series S1 Champion). Other top Asian riders scheduled to compete are Taiwan’s Lin Chin Pei (2013 Taiwan Supermoto Champion), Japan’s Susumu Mitoma (Japan Moto1 All Star), Thailand’s Trakarn Thangthong (2011 FIM Asia Supermoto Champion) and many others.

Asia Supersports Group Sdn Bhd being the exclusive promoter and license-holder will also feature international and local support events at each of the venues. MotoJamm, an international motorcycle freestyle entertainment show featuring US Professional Stunt Rider Aaron Twite, Spanish Motorcycle Trial Stunter Albert Dos Temps, local Trial Riders from the Pangkolo Riders team, and Bicycle Trial Riders from France Lolo and Franck Vabre will complement the overall event. Happening alongside MotoJamm will be Art of Speed (AOS), Malaysia’s own homegrown OlSkool Kustom Kulture event. Started in 2012, Art of Speed aims to grow and make Malaysia as the hub of convergence to all custom lovers. This year, the organizers kick things up a notch with the AOS Triumph Invitational Bike Build-Off, pitting four of Malaysia’s best builders against each other to produce the best customized Triumph motorcycle. MotoJamm will also be featuring motorcycle related exhibitions, live concerts, and a mini moto showcase.

Venue
Penang

Organizer
Asia Supersports Group Sdn Bhd,
Suite 6.01, Level 6 Heitech Village,
Persiaran Kewajipan USJ 1, 47600
Subang Jaya, Selangor

Website
www.asg.com

Telephone
+603-8024-4044

Email
[email protected]