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    • Japan Across the Curriculum for K-6 Educators
      EDUCATOR PROGRAM

      Japan Across the Curriculum for K-6 Educators

      Sunday, October 19 — Sunday, November 16

      Spice up mathematics lessons with Japanese cooking and origami paper folding, explore Japanese geography and engage visual learners, ELL/LOTE students and reluctant readers with traditional kamishibai storytelling and modern manga graphic novels. Throughout this course, Japan experts and educators will use practical, interactive projects to provide an overview of Japan, emphasizing the many and varied intersections with standard elementary curriculum.
    • Celebratory Rituals for Children: Shichigosan (7-5-3) Ceremony
      FAMILY PROGRAM

      Celebratory Rituals for Children: Shichigosan (7-5-3) Ceremony

      Saturday, October 25, 10 AM
      Sunday, October 26, 10 AM

      Celebrate and appreciate the growth and good health of children ages 3, 5 and 7 through the Shinto ritual of Shichigosan ("seven-five-three" in Japanese). 3 and 5-year-old boys and 3 and 7-year-old girls of all nationalities and religions, with parents or accompanying adults, are invited to participate. Special candies (chitose ame) will be served to participating children.
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    • Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab
      EXHIBITION

      Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab

      Friday, October 10 — Sunday, January 11

      A monster tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-colored streams of animals and flowers hyperpixilate. These dramatic visual moments are among many to be encountered this fall in our new exhibition Garden of Unearthly Delights.
    • Nihongo Chat
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Nihongo Chat

      Wednesday, October 29, 6 PM

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

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Thursday, October 30, 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. 
    • Future Now: Contemporary Art & Asia
      LECTURE

      Future Now: Contemporary Art & Asia

      Thursday, October 30, 6:30 PM

      Japan Society Gallery Director Miwako Tezuka talks to Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, about her new role and perspective on contemporary Asian Art.
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    • Obake Family Day:<br>Experience Japan's Ghosts & Goblins!
      FAMILY PROGRAM

      Obake Family Day:
      Experience Japan's Ghosts & Goblins!

      Sunday, November 2, 11 AM

      No reason to hide, it's Obake Family Day at Japan Society! In this day-long adventure, families are transported to a magical world where Japan's ghosts, goblins and mystical creatures lurk waiting to be discovered.
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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Monday, November 3, 6 PM
      Monday, November 3, 7 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by the Toyota Language Center’s Director Tomoyo Kamimura. 
    • PoNJA Seminar Series: Session One
      LECTURE

      PoNJA Seminar Series: Session One

      Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 PM

      The first of the three PoNJA seminar series will invite Dr. Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., and curator of the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition on Japan's process-based art movement Mono-ha (the School of Things) of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dr. Yoshitake will unpack Japan's 1960s and 1970s through Lee Ufan's theories on art and culture.
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    • Takeda Pharmaceutical Steps Out
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      Takeda Pharmaceutical Steps Out

      Wednesday, November 5, 6 PM

      Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Japan’s largest drugmaker, recently appointed Christophe Weber as President and Chief Operating Officer. Drawing from his broad international experience, the 20-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry is leading the company's globalization while ensuring it stays faithful to the values laid down by the founding family over 230 years ago. In this speech, followed by a question and answer session, Mr. Weber will share his vision for Global One Takeda: an agile, diverse, “best-in-class” pharmaceutical company with a Japanese heritage and an expanding global footprint.
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