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    • Recitation of Short Stories by RODOKU Class
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Recitation of Short Stories by RODOKU Class

      Saturday, August 8, 2 PM

      Free and open to the public.
    • Call of Duty: Propaganda & the Arts Summer Workshop
      STUDENT PROGRAM

      Call of Duty: Propaganda & the Arts Summer Workshop

      Monday, August 17 — Thursday, August 20
      Monday, August 24, 3 PM

      Ready your pens, start your curiosity, and unleash your imagination as you charge into the mind-bending world of WWII propaganda art. Prepare to analyze the history, graphic style, and artistic techniques used by artists to communicate calls to action and shape the views of the public.  Work as a team to understand design choices, visual communication techniques, and the impact of WWII’s most persuasive pieces of propaganda.
    • Nihongo Chat
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Nihongo Chat

      Friday, September 11, 6 PM

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese language experience is welcome to attend.
    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Monday, September 14, 6:30 PM
      Tuesday, September 15, 12 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by the Toyota Language Center’s Director, Tomoyo Kamimura. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese.
    • Traditional Dance from Okinawa with Live Music
      DANCE/TRADITIONAL

      Traditional Dance from Okinawa with Live Music

      Friday, September 18, 7:30 PM
      Saturday, September 19, 7:30 PM

      A warm breeze from Okinawa opens the season with traditional dance from Japan's southernmost islands. A group of leading dancers and musicians, who are also alumni and faculty members of the prestigious Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, perform refined court dances developed during the period when Okinawa was an independent kingdom (Ryukyu Kingdom, 15th-19th centuries), as well as and playful folk dances (zo odori) that became popular after the end of the Ryukyu Kingdom.
    • Okinawan Dance & Music Workshop + <em>Onnagata</em> Demonstration
      WORKSHOP

      Okinawan Dance & Music Workshop + Onnagata Demonstration

      Saturday, September 19, 1 PM

      Leading alumni and faculty from the prestigious Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts teach the basic moves and melodies of traditional Okinawan dance and music. Participants will learn the dance Karaya, have the opportunity to try the sanshin (Okinawan shamisen) and witness a behind-the-scenes demonstration of a performer transformed into an onnagata (male actors who impersonate women) on stage.
    • One World: Leadership and Culture when Building a Global Company
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      One World: Leadership and Culture when Building a Global Company

      Tuesday, September 29, 6 PM

      Since Yoshiaki Fujimori joined LIXIL Group Corporation in 2011 as CEO, the company has undertaken acquisitions of several leading home product manufacturers, such as American Standard and Grohe, with the intent of becoming the global leader in the building materials and housing equipment industry. Mr. Fujimori, joined by renowned human resources expert Stephen Patscot of Spencer Stuart, discuss their perspectives on the “software” aspects of globalization and their respective philosophies on what it takes to be an effective leader in a post-merger setting, highlighting the challenges they have faced and some of their successes.
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    • Butoh + Dance Workshop for Kids
      WORKSHOP

      Butoh + Dance Workshop for Kids

      Sunday, October 4, 1 PM

      Butoh dancer Yukio Suzuki leads his kids dance/movement workshop, which is founded in the basics of butoh. Beginning with a craft activity, this session teaches kids body control through fun, free movements meant to conjure up the imagination.
    • Butoh Workshop with Yukio Suzuki
      WORKSHOP

      Butoh Workshop with Yukio Suzuki

      Monday, October 5, 1 PM

      Award-winning butoh dancer/choreographer and founder of the contemporary dance company Kingyo, Yukio Suzuki, leads a movement workshop based on butoh method. Participants will expand their senses through Suzuki's body awareness exercises.
    • The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation

      Wednesday, October 14, 6 PM

      Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the blue light emitting diode (LED), a result of his tireless devotion to his research in the field of semiconductor technology. In this lecture, he discusses his achievements, his thoughts on innovation in Japan and the U.S., and the effect that Japan’s corporate culture has on its scientists.
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