Baseball Film Series

On July 26 and 27, the Embassy of Japan joined a Baseball Film Series event organised by the Ottawa Champions with the support of Carleton University in cooperation with the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), the Japan Foundation, the Ottawa Japanese Community Association (OJCA), the Embassy of France, Connections Productions and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada. The series was presented following the Shikoku Island League’s visit to Ottawa and subsequent baseball games against the Ottawa Champions in early July. The event promoted friendship between countries through baseball and through sport, and highlighted the return of baseball to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
 
On Friday, July 26, the first film of the series, The Vancouver Asahi (2014), was shown. Before the screening, Mr. Miles Wolff, owner of the Ottawa Champions, Ms. Yoko Azuma Prikryl, head of the Japanese language programme at Carleton University, and Ms. Melisa Kamibayashi-Staples, President of OJCA, delivered short remarks.
 
The next day, on Saturday July 27, two films, The Outlaw League (2014) and Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story (2018) were presented.
 
Mr. Miles Wolff, owner of the Ottawa Champions, giving his remarks. Ms. Yoko Azuma Prikryl, head of the Japanese language programme at Carleton University, giving her remarks
Ms. Melisa Kamibayashi-Staples, President of OJCA, giving her remarks Public listening to remarks before watching The Vancouver Asahi