Virtual Global Film Series: After the Storm

Thank you for your interest in the virtual Global Film Series showing of After the Storm. This film is shown in partnership with the NC Japan Center and presented by the NC State University Libraries and NC State Global.

After the Storm (2016)

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

Country: Japan
Rating: NR
Genre: Drama
Language: Japanese (English subtitles available)

How It Works

Step 1: Watch Academic introduction

Introduction generously provided by Mr. Jonathan Brewster, Director of the NC Japan Center at NC State University.

Step 2: Stream the Film

  • There are multiple ways to stream After the Storm, many of which are free.
    1. Stream through Tubi (free with limited ads)
      1. htps:// (or download the Tubi app and search for After the Storm)
      2. Best for viewing on a Smart TV. The Tubi App is available on iOS Android, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. No account creation required.
    2. Stream or Rent through your favorite video provider. Click here to view providers that carry After the Storm (note, some may charge for this).

Step 3: Join Us to learn more about Japanese Culture and Language

The NC Japan Center, in cooperation with the Global Film Series, is pleased to offer a FREE “Survival Japanese / Japanese Business Etiquette Workshop” on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 5:00PM, via Zoom. After this workshop, participants will feel confident in basic Japanese greetings, directions, and emergency language, as well as understand the basic tenets of Japanese business etiquette. This workshop is open to the public. To register, visit:


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