‘Metamorphosis’ to Be Screened in Redondo Beach

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REDONDO BEACH — “Metamorphosis” (Japanese title: “Henshin”), a documentary by Jun Hori, will be screened at the Blue Tree Center, 2850 Artesia Blvd., Suite 101, in Redondo Beach, on Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The film is in Japanese with English subtitles.

Hori, a UCLA Terasaki Center visiting scholar, says that the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima in 2011, Three Mile Island in 1979 and Santa Susana in 1959 are still having an impact, and that not enough details have been disclosed.

Born in Kobe, Hori has over 13 years of experience in broadcast journalism. Having received his BA from Rikkyo University in German language and literature, he was recruited to join the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, in 2001. He served for several years at the Okayama branch, first as a local news reporter, and later an anchor, joining NHK’s national news team as a reporter for News Watch 9 in 2006.

In 2010, Hori became an anchor at “BizPo,” NHK’s premier economy-focus news show. He has regularly covered national stories, as well as produced over a dozen special reports on the economy, crime, and Japan’s recovery since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Suggested donation: $12. RSVP to (310) 795-2743 or [email protected]

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