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Yumiko Matsumoto, professor of Women’s Studies and film at Jyumonji University in Tokyo, will give a presentation on “Japanese Women Film Makers” 7 p.m. Thursday in Hugel Science Center, Room 100.

Matsumoto will describe the art of Japanese filmmaking and discuss how female natives of the country fit into the business by addressing the types of films they make and how such films are produced.

Christian Reyns-Chikuma, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, says the lecture is designed “to counter stereotypes about Japan, especially Japanese women, and show how the film/media world is still dominated by males, not only in Japan, but here too.”

The foreign languages & literatures, English, and music departments are sponsoring the talk, which is free and open to the public. Students enrolled in Women’s Films and Special Topics in Literature and Translation will attend.

A graduate of Tsuda College, a prestigious women’s college in Tokyo, Matsumoto is the author of Mothers and Daughters, Women Who Made Movies, and Women Studies in Film. She worked for Kyodo News, Japan’s equivalent of the Associated Press, for many years before assuming her teaching post at Jyumonji University.

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