Kai-Ming Cha's Boiled Egg blog revealed ticket to legendary director Hayao Miyazaki's appearance at University of California, Berkeley go on sale at noon (PAC) June 2nd. See here for the tickets and The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley's 50th anniversary site. Saturday, July 25, 2009 Hayao Miyazaki in Conversation 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Zellerbach Auditorium For this extremely rare, U.S. appearance, Hayao Miyazaki will be interviewed on stage, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Join us for an opportunity to engage Miyazaki in a conversation about more than just anime— the social issues and ideas that his films champion, including the future of Japan and the role of the artist in a rapidly evolving world. For tickets to this limited-seating engagement, please visit http://tickets.berkeley.edu/
*The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to award internationally acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki with the 2009 Berkeley Japan Prize, which honors individuals from all disciplines and professions who have, over a lifetime influenced the world’s understanding of Japan. In conjunction with his in-person acceptance of the award, Hayao Miyazaki will be honored with a series of events held on the UC Berkeley campus, celebrating his timeless body of film work. Hayao Miyazaki is the second recipient of the recently inaugurated Berkeley Japan Prize; the 2008 winner was novelist Haruki Murakami. The Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley will also be presenting a A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki with screenings of Sunday, July 12, 2009 4:00 p.m. My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1988) Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:00 p.m. Porco Rosso Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1992) Sunday, July 19, 2009 2:30 p.m. Castle in the Sky Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1986) Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:00 p.m. Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1997) Friday, July 24, 2009 San Francisco Bay Area Premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo Wheeler Hall 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2009 The Hayao Miyazaki Symposium Institute of East Asian Studies 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Free and open to the public Leading scholars of Japanese popular culture, literature, and film will discuss Hayao Miyazaki’s work and his international influence in a roundtable panel discussion.