Two pet African ball pythons are currently on the loose after being abandoned by their owner and released into fields in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. In Tokyo, “Documentary Dream Show” (Yamagata in Tokyo 2022)
at K’s Cinema in Shinjuku
features 45 films from the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival held last year online. Yamagata is further north of Tochigi and home to Asia’s first international documentary film festival, the first of which celebrated the 100th anniversary of Yamagata city in 1989. Since then, the festival has been held biannually during the month of October.