AWA (Atlanta, GA)
Anime Weekend Atlanta is the largest anime convention in the Southeast, and is a 4 day celebration of all things anime, manga and Japanese culture. AWA is the only place in the Southeast where you can find Japanese Seiyuu (voice actors), music and fashion guests, as well as leading English voice actors and musicians.
AWA is proud to be one of the top 10 largest conventions in the US, and is a fun and safe place for fans to gather, cosplay, and celebrate their love of anime. AWA features the best of the best in panels, guests, gaming, amvs, and cosplay, not to mention an elegant ball and rocking Saturday Night Dance.
For more information visit www.awa-con.com
Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering: Moon-Viewing Tea (Durham, NC)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
6:45 P.M. to 8:15 PM.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Join us for a moment of respite in the Duke Gardens teahouse, where you can experience the warmth of a traditional Japanese tea gathering. Tea guests meet at the Doris Duke Center to be escorted to the teahouse for these intimate gatherings.Pre-registration required (parking pass included).
For more information visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Fal-Con (Montevallo, AL)
October 14-15, 2017
Fal-Con is an anime and gaming convention that was founded by community members and friends of the City of Montevallo. Run through the Montevallo Sister City Commission. Fal-Con celebrates its ties to Echizen, Japan by promoting the country’s entertainment culture through an annual convention. Fal-Con gets its name from the University of Montevallo’s mascot, the falcon. Fal-Con is a separate entity from the university and therefore has no relations to the university itself.
Fal-Con wants to create a family friendly environment with events for all ages. Mature only events will only occur later in the evening and will require ID check. Some events will be rated “T for teen” and discretionary warnings will be given.
For more information visit Fal-Con
ORGIVE-DON’T FORGET (Lawrenceville, GA)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
71 min. 2016, Documentary
English and Japanese with subtitles
When Japan surrendered to the U.S. at the end of World War II, numerous Japanese swords were confiscated and taken back to the States The Japanese Sword, while once a symbol of wartime aggression, is also deeply embedded in Japan’s rich history and spiritual heritage.
In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, an American filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner. A thoughtful reflection on the intergenerational legacy of war, and how current generations can be involved in ongoing reconciliations from past conflicts.
GHOST IN THE SHELL (Dunwoody, GA)
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Building NC-1100 Auditorium,
83 min. 1995, Anime
Japanese with subtitles
In the year 2029, cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master”—a mysterious and threatening computer virus is capable of infiltrating human hosts. Working closely with her fellow agents from Section 9, the Major embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Don’t miss the movie the Examiner called “…one of the pioneering films of anime history.”
For more information visit Atlanta Asian Film Festival
Cosplay America (Chapel Hill, NC)
October 20-22, 2017
Sheraton Chapel Hill
Join us for the first East Coast Convention dedicated to all things Cosplay across all genres! Our event includes and welcomes all styles of Cosplay and hopes to create and unite a community of amazing and talented people. We encourage and promote the DIY attitude of Cosplayers and would like to create a space that celebrates and shares the skills and knowledge of Cosplayers from around the world.
For more information visit Cosplay America
The 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association (Greenville, SC)
October 21-24, 2017
The stage is being set in Greenville, S.C. for the 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association (SEUS) and the Japan-U.S. Southeast Association (JUSSA Japan) October 21-24, 2017. This prestigious gathering of global business leaders celebrates longstanding economic and cultural ties and offers delegates from Japan and seven southeastern U.S. member states unparalleled opportunities to forge new ones.
Created in 1976, the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association (SEUS Japan) was established to promote trade, investment, understanding and friendship between Japan and U.S. member states. Today, member states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. A Japanese counterpart, the Japan-U.S. Southeast Association (JUSSA), has membership comprised of Japan’s leading corporations.
For more information visit SEUS
Bring Japan to Your Classroom – Special School Caravan
School Caravan is an educational outreach program where members from the Consulate will engage students interested in learning more about Japan and its advancements in robotics technology.