ISLAMABAD – A Japanese movie “Swing Girls”, having had seven prizes including “Most Popular Film” award at Japanese Academy Awards 2005 was shown at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, today.
The film show was organised by the Japanese Language Department in collaboration with Japanese Embassy. The show was attended by Toshikazu Isamura, Counselor Japanese Embassy, Director General (DG) NUML Brig Azam Jamal, Director Planning and Coordination Brig (R) Dr Riasat Ali, Dr Asma Naveed, Head of Japanese Department, heads, faculty members and students of the different departments.
The students and faculty members liked the inspirational story of Japanese school girls whose attempt to shy away their bored and monotonous make-up math classes ended up with formation of a Big Band (Jazz Band) and then getting it accepted by people around. Finally, their last minute arrival to a winter musical festival and 15-minutes swing jazz performance earn them accolades and bring the movies to a melodramatic end.
Speaking at the occasion, Toshikazu Isamura, Counselor Japanese Embassy, said that current Japanese Govt announced policies where it had given great emphasis on the emancipation of woman. As we all know that Japan was an aging society and population growth rate in Japan was very low, it was very difficult to keep up with the pace of growth and development the world had witnessed in Japan. Therefore, we believed that women and mothers should be given more chances and opportunity to take part in economic and social growth and development of Japanese society, he added.
Mr Isamura said that since Japanese society was mother specific society, there had been opportunities and avenues produced so that Japanese women should leave the domestic chores and pay more attention to her emancipation by taking part in different practical field. This movie was little reflection of the fact that how Japanese women taking part in different filed of life and earning name for them and their society.
He said that Japanese Embassy was cognizant of the fact that NUML was an equal partner in helping them to promote Japanese culture and language. We continue to hold such events for the promotion of Japanese culture and language so that students had more chances to learn about the culture and language they were learning at NUML, he added.
DG Brig Azam Jamal said that next time such film show would be arranged at bigger level by making it open for bigger audience. He thanked Japanese Counselor for support and assistant to Japanese Department at NUML for promotion of Japanese language and culture.