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J-Film: Round Trip Heart

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

The JICC and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C. are delighted to present this 2015 drama starring former member of Japanese idol group AKB48, Yuko Oshima!

Hachiko Hojo (Yuko Oshima) is one of the top train attendants on the famed Odakyu “Romance Car” luxury express train from Tokyo to Hakone. One day, when Hachiko is about to return to Tokyo, she runs into trouble with movie producer Yoichi (Koji Okura). When Yoichi happens across a discarded letter between Hachiko and her mother, he convinces Hachiko to seek her mother out in Hakone. This launches the pair on an incident-filled road trip around Hachiko's childhood town.

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 97 min | 2015 | Directed by Yuki Tanada

Registration is required.


Born in 1975 in Fukuoka, Japan, Ms. Yuki Tanada made her directorial debut in 2001 with MORU, which won the Grand Prix and Nikkatsu Brilliant Award at the Pia Film Festival. In 2008, her One Million Yen Girl won the New Directors Award by the Directors Guild of Japan and the audience award at the Udine Far East Film Festival. Round Trip Heart marks Tanada's return to directing her own original screenplay for the first time in seven years.

You are invited to

J-Film: Round Trip Heart

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

In the event of a cancellation, please contact us at

Doors open 30 minutes before the program. Program begins at 6:30PM.

No admittance after 7:00PM or once seating is full.

Registered guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that seating is limited and registration does not guarantee a seat.

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