Film Screening and Lecture
“On the Haikyo Trail”
Yumi Shimabukuro, Lecturer and Acting Director of Urban and Social Policy Concentration, Columbia SIPA
Thursday, April 26, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required.
Refreshments will be served.
Join us for a special screening of the documentary “On the Haikyo Trail,” presented by NHK World. In Japan, there are many abandoned places. These relics of the recent past are called Haikyos in Japanese. Currently 8 million homes lie empty in the Japanese archipelago due to rural exodus, population aging, transition of lifestyle, and natural disasters. This 30-minute documentary follows Haikyo explorers as they visit various schools, homes, and buildings.
Co-sponsored by NHK World and the Urban and Social Policy Concentration, Columbia SIPA