Saturday, April 3, 2010

Community Event: Free Lunchtime Video Screenings at the Japan Information Centre

Every month, the Japan Information Centre (JIC) screens short video features on modern Japanese culture, society and other subjects in the JIC Event Room.
These screenings are wonderful opportunities to discover many things about Japan.

This month's video is "Project X: Innovators: Tokyo Tower - Mind over Matter"

A quick summary:

+ Tokyo Tower was completed after a miraculous fifteen months of high-speed construction and was then the tallest TV tower in the world.
+ Four thousand tons of steel beams were precisely bolted together at dizzying heights.
+ The project was made possible by a group of ambitious young construction workers.
+ Two of them were also planning to marry when the tower was completed.
+ On October 9, 1958 the workers ventured to raise the giant antenna.
+ Just as the antenna had been hoisted to a height of 250m, strong winds of 16 meters per second suddenly began to blow but the site supervisor ordered that they continue.
+ A voice echoed throughout the sight as it called out directions from the top of the tower to those operating the winch below.
+ At last the giant antenna was attached to the tower, extending it to 333 meters.

Wednesday, April 21st 1:10-1:55p.m.
Friday, May 7th 12:10-12:55p.m.
Wednesday, May 19th 1:10-1:55p.m.

Feel free to drop in with your lunch!

For additional information, contact the Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan at 416-363-5488.

Japan Information Centre, Consulate General of Japan
Suite 110, 6 Garamond Court, Don Mills, ON M3C 1Z5
Phone: 416-363-5488

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