DC Anime Club and Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan Present: Doraemon The Movie

Nov 3rd 2008

The DC Anime Club and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan Present Doraemon on Friday November 14, 2008 at 6:30pm as part of the Anime/Live Action Series based upon Manga (Japanese Comics).

The adorable blue robo-cat from the future and beloved Japanese icon Doraemon is back and better than ever in this 2006 remake of his first feature length film. Doreamon's human friend Nobita discovers an egg that hatches into a cute little dinosaur. However as the baby dino grows bigger and bigger the entire town is thrown into chaos. With both the town and the dinosaur in danger, Nobita realizes that he must return the creature to its own time. With Doraemon's help, the gang sets out on a prehistoric adventure full of obstacles and danger.

The screening will be held at the Japanese Information and Culture Center, Embasy of Japan located at Lafayette Center III 1155 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20036-3308.

Seating for the screening of Doraemon is limited and attendees are encouraged to rsvp by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

This program is free and open to the public. For more Information please visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center website at http://www.us.embjapan.go.jp/jicc/ or visit the DC Anime Club website at http://dcanimeclub.org.

About DC Anime Club:
DCAC was established in 2003 to introduce and educate people in the Washington,DC area about East Asian culture, through viewing and discussion of Japanese animation (also known as anime) and Japanese comics (manga). DCAC is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, contributions to DC Anime Club are taxed deductible to the extent allowable under the law.

The club also works to provide a positive, alternative activity to the youth in the area by exposing them to foreign culture, encouraging artistic expression and creativity, and providing opportunities for participation in community activities and leadership.

In addition to our weekly meetings, the club holds an Annual Art Show, an Annual Costume fundraising event, and visits local schools to do presentations on anime. The club also works with the Smithsonian Freer Gallery and DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival on their anime screenings, and has helped locally promote performances for Japanese bands such as Puffy Ami Yumi and Pine am. DC Anime Club was founded by Chris Wanamaker (President), Jules Chang (Vice President) and Craig Vaughn (Sgt in ARMS) on Saturday June 5, 2003. We have a strong membership that continues to grow -- most of which are teenagers.

About Japan Information and Culture Center:
The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) is the cultural and public affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. Our primary role is to promote better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information, educational services and programs to the public. The JICC is located on the lower level of the glass-enclosed Galleria at Lafayette Centre III in downtown Washington, D.C. Its facilities include a research library, a 152-seat auditorium, and a 1,500-square-foot exhibition gallery where a wide variety of events sponsored by the JICC are hosted throughout the year.


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