The Japan Society of Fairfield County
Film Screening Program
The Apoligizers
Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich CT

Saturday February 16th, 2019
2 to 4PM

The films to be shown are:
The Apologizers (21min)
Sugihara Survivors (24min)
Siren (17min)
First Samurai in NY (14min)

After the screening there will be a question and answer period (in English) with Yas Suzuki, the director of the film The Apologizers.

The program will be held in the meeting room on the second floor on the left facing the elevator.

This free event is open to the public. It will feature films from the 2018 New York Japan Cinefest. All films are subtitled in English.

This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by Greenwich Library.

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Lecture & Movie Series

Pied Piper of Saipan:
The True Story of a World War II Hero
Hell to Eternity

Saturday February 23, 2019
2pm to 5:30pm

Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Lecture.  At 2 PM, the lecture Pied Piper of Saipan: The True Story of a World War II Hero, will be presented by Professor Greg Robinson, Professor of History at l'Université du Québec À Montréal. Guy Louis Gabaldon, the subject of the lecture, was a United States Marine who, at age 18, captured or persuaded to surrender over 1,300 Japanese soldiers and civilians during the battles for Saipan and Tinian islands in 1944 during World War II.

Movie. Following the lecture, from 3:05 PM - 5:20 PM, the library will show the 1961 movie Hell to Eternity, based on the story of Guy Gabaldon. The movie will be introduced by JSFC member Catherine Ladnier, the childhood friend of Mr. Gabaldon's children.

This event is open to all at no charge and is made possible through the support of the Board of Trustees of Greenwich Library and generous donors. For more information contact Miguel Garcia Colon, (203) 531-0426.

JSFC In The News

Jeffrey Mead of the radio program Asia Today on Radio 1490 WGCH Greenwich CT. interviewed JSFC our Vernon Beck, Vice President of the Japan Society of Fairfield County, this past Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.

The interview was about JSFC, Oshogatsu, and the Bush Holley House.  The Bush Holley House will host he JSFC Oshogatsu on Sunday January 13th.

You can follow the Asia Today radio program which airs live Saturday mornings at 10:30am on Radio 1490 WGCH Greenwich, CT and via live audio streaming on

To listen to the interview follow this link: