Being Japanese – Virtual Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion with Greg Lam of YouTube Channel “Life Where I’m From”

Being Japanese – Virtual Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion with Greg Lam of YouTube Channel “Life Where I’m From”

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Documentary screening: 1:00 p.m. PDT
Panel Discussion: 3:00 p.m. PDT
Location: Online on Zoom, Login Information Provided Upon Registration
Fees: $8 Center Members, $10 General Public
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What makes a Japanese person Japanese?

Is it the blood that runs through their veins? A parent they were born to? The country they grew up in? Is it how they look? How they act? How they speak?

This documentary is about many Japanese who don’t necessarily fit the typical homogenous Japanese stereotype.

We’re excited to partner with YouTuber Greg Lam of the popular YouTube channel, Life Where I’m From, to offer a virtual screening and panel discussion on his new feature-length documentary, Being Japanese. While Life Where I’m From offers viewers an ongoing glimpse of Greg’s day to day life in Japan with his Japanese wife and their multi-ethnic Japanese Canadian children, Being Japanese takes a closer look at the meaning of Japanese cultural, ethnic and national identity and the surprisingly multi-faceted diversity that can be found within both Japanese society in Japan including ethnic groups like the Okinawans and indigenous Ainu to ethnically Korean zainichi and the global Nikkei community of Japanese descendants and emigres around the world and returnees. Greg’s documentary provides  insight and prompts questions and discussion to Japanese and Nikkei alike on what it means to be Japanese in our increasingly globalized and multicultural world.

Registration for the event includes online streaming rental access of the film, which will be provided to registrants following the documentary’s world premiere date mid-July.



About filmmaker and YouTuber Greg Lam

Greg Lam is Canadian, and lives with his Japanese wife and two Japanese and Canadian children in Tokyo, Japan and Vancouver, Canada. He has 1.4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, Life Where I’m From, where he creates videos about everyday Japanese life and culture.

Youtube: Life Where I’m From and Life Where I’m From X
Twitter: lifewhereimfrom
Facebook: lifewhereimfrom
Instagram: lifewhereimfrom




Jul 31 2021


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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