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    • Nihongo Chat + J-Culture | 日本語と英語の語学交換会
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Nihongo Chat + J-Culture | 日本語と英語の語学交換会

      Tuesday, September 6, 6 PM

      Have you ever experienced the sound of taiko? Join us on September 6 to feel the excitement of Japanese drum beats! Special guest Kaoru Watanabe will demonstrate how to play the taiko drum (Japanese drum), introduce Japanese taiko culture, and give a small performance.
    • Arts & Crafts from Gifu, The Heartland of Japan
      EXHIBITION

      Arts & Crafts from Gifu, The Heartland of Japan

      Thursday, September 8 — Saturday, September 17

      Enjoy a free mini-exhibition of ramen donburi (bowls for ramen noodles) decorated with original graphics contributed by twenty five creators from diverse backgrounds, including contemporary artist Hisashi Tenmyouya, architect Junya Ishigami, and fashion designer Akira Minagawa.
    • Get to Know Japan: Gifu Prefecture
      TALKS+

      Get to Know Japan: Gifu Prefecture

      Thursday, September 8 — Saturday, September 17

      n this series, discover Gifu’s enchanting culture and traditions, enjoy an exhibition of beautiful Gifu-made pottery and handicrafts, and try your hand at making your own chigiri-e paper art using Mino washi. Gifu Prefecture, tucked in the heartland of central Japan, is a place of stunning natural surroundings, pristine waters, and time-honored traditions.
    • Next Steps in Korea-Japan Relations
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Next Steps in Korea-Japan Relations

      Thursday, September 8, 12 PM

      Pacific Forum CSIS executive director Brad Glosserman and Council on Foreign Relations fellow and director Scott Snyder, authors of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash, address progress and potential in Korea-Japan relations in a session co-presented with the Japan Society.
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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM
      Monday, September 12, 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 language learning.
    • Gifu, The Heartland of Japan
      TALKS+

      Gifu, The Heartland of Japan

      Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM

      Featuring a presentation on humanitarian and Gifu native Chiune Sugihara by esteemed scholar Dr. Sylvia W. Smoller, a demonstration of jikabuki theater, and a tasting reception with premium wagyu Hida beef and a variety of fine sakes brewed with Gifu’s famously pure waters. Followed by a tasting reception.
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    • <em>Chigiri-e</em> Paper Art
      WORKSHOP

      Chigiri-e Paper Art

      Friday, September 9, 6:30 PM

      A one-time-only workshop on the Japanese paper art of chigiri-e, in which Mino washi paper is gently torn into shapes and pasted on to shikishi paperboards to create beautiful watercolor-like pictures, is led by visiting experts from Gifu Prefecture.
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    • Blessed
      FILM

      Blessed

      Friday, September 9, 7 PM

      A fascinating, rarely-screened work of Japanese LGBT cinema that was awarded a Special Mention at the 2002 Visions du Reel from a festival jury including Naomi Kawase. An intensely personal documentary shot and directed by Toshiko Takashi, former director of Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (TILGFF, 1992-93)
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    • Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates

      Monday, September 12, 6 PM

      In this program, prominent economists from the United States, Japan, and Europe examine the central banks move to jump on the negative rate bandwagon, the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and the pros and cons of this policy. The panelists also discuss the possibility of the United States adopting the negative interest rate policy.
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    • Free Trial English Lesson | 無料英会話体験講座
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Free Trial English Lesson | 無料英会話体験講座

      Thursday, September 15, 2 PM


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