Prescreening of History Channel's "Tokyo Legacy"VIEW EVENT DETAILS
ASPST Special Prescreening Event
Asia Society Japan Center invites you to our first screening event, Tokyo Legacy. Thanks to our friends at A&E, we have an opportunity to view this program before it is aired on History Channel from December 20 in Asia. Please join us to see Tokyo from the past to present day and imagine where it is headed. Program will be introduced by A+E Networks Japan, General Manager, John Flanagan.
About Tokyo Legacy
Tokyo Legacy is intended to be the definitive story of post-war Tokyo up to 2020. The documentary chronicles the ups and downs of Tokyo, while highlighting the metropolis’ resilience to make a comeback from any sort of challenge. From the ashes of World War II, the occupation reforms, the massive protests against the US-Japan Security Treaty, the emotional turning point for Japan that was 1964 Olympic Games, the economic miracle and the trade wars that followed, pop culture, natural disasters, the “lost decade” and to the 2020 Olympic Games postponement due to COVID-19, Tokyo Legacy does not shy away from the variety of calamities that suddenly struck throughout its post-war history, while also telling a very positive uplifting story of this great city. To weave this saga together, the documentary marries interviews with diplomats, economists, businessmen, architects, venture capitalists, Olympic medalists, scholars and others with rich archival footage sourced both from within and outside Japan and newly shot video. Join us to explore the adventure of the world’s greatest metropolis in Tokyo Legacy.
John Flanagan is General Manager of A+E Networks Japan, a subsidiary of New York-based A+E Networks, a global media and entertainment brand portfolio, that includes A&E, HISTORY, CRIME + INVESTIGATION and Lifetime. A+E Networks reaches 335 million TV households and 500+ million digital users worldwide. In addition to distributing A+E Networks US content, Flanagan’s A+E Networks Japan produces programs in Japan, including the award-winning 8-episode series Defending Japan, that explores security threats to Japan and the strategies Japan and the US leverage to thwart them. In Japan, he and his team also produced the Biography series that included episodes on fashion legend Junko Koshino, astronaut Koichi Wakata and manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. A+E Networks Japan will debut its first locally produced theatrical release in December 2020 about Japanese rapper Hanya. The company also produces serious branded content for advertisers, including Citizen Watch and JR East. Flanagan is a media and entertainment professional with over 28 years' experience in Japan. Career highlights include launching J:COM and running marketing operations at 20th Century Fox and the iTunes division of Apple. Flanagan also teaches marketing part time at Japan’s largest MBA school, GLOBIS University. He graduated Colorado College with a BA in Political Economy, which included one year's study at Waseda University in Tokyo. Mr. Flanagan later attended INSEAD, graduating from the business school's International Executive Program.
B1 Room 4
International House of Japan
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