“Ruch and Norie” Second Screening


On January 19th, 2017, the Embassy of Japan and the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia jointly organized the second screening of the film “Ruch and Norie”, taking into accountthe great interest shown from the public, including those who have attended the first screening in December last year. The event was held at the Embassy of Japan’s Auditorium.

The turnout of 80 people confirmed the deep interest from the Ottawa region Latvian, Japanese and Canadian communities for this heart-warming documentary featuring the friendship between Norie, a young Japanese girl who studies the Suiti culture in her postgraduate research, and Ruch, one of the oldest Suiti women.

In their opening remarks, Ambassador Monji and Latovian Ambassador Eihenbaums expressed their wish to see more person-to-person exchanges develop as they play a crucial role in promoting mutual understanding among peoples.


Ambassador Monji gives his opening remarks

Ambassador Karlis Eihenbaums gives his opening remarks

The audience

The audience watches the documentary

Ruch and Norie

Latvian tourism promotion booth

Ambassador Monji, a member of the local Latvian community in traditional dress, Mrs. Monji and Mrs. Inara Eihenbaums, spouse of the Latvian Ambassador