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Tokyo – “Italia Book Fair” showcases Italy as portrayed in Japanese books

Tokyo’s Italia Book Fair, dedicated to books that unveil the essence of Italy, will kick off its eighth edition this year. Hosted by the Italian Institute of Culture in Tokyo and organised in partnership with the company C Light Publishing, the fair will run every day, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Saturday, 16 April. Authors and translators will present their recently published works relating to Italy. Among the most relevant events of this year’s edition, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Italian-Japanese diplomatic relations, there is the screening (today, at 6:30 p.m.) of the film “Kyō”, directed by Ichikawa Kon at the request of Italian company Olivetti. The screening will be complemented by an exhibition displaying the design objects and posters that illustrate the story. The Fair will also include an exhibition of illustrated children’s books that, in previous editions, won the “Itabashi” award, now at its 22nd edition, which also includes a section dedicated to books written in the Italian language.

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