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    • Nihongo Chat

      Nihongo Chat

      Tuesday, February 16, 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.
    • Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

      Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

      Friday, February 19, 6:30 PM

      Japanese kimono, long admired for their beauty and rich history, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply constructed, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal formal wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for global acceptance.
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    • Ripe Time/PlayCo work-in-progress<br>Haruki Murakami's<br><em>Sleep</em>

      Ripe Time/PlayCo work-in-progress
      Haruki Murakami's

      Friday, February 26 — Sunday, February 28

      The mundane life of a young Japanese housewife plagued by insomnia offers a window into a haunting and beautiful sleep-deprived world. Obie Award-winning theater companies Ripe Time and The Play Company offer a physical theater piece adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story Sleep (Nemuri).
      SOLD OUT. Limited tickets may be released; please call the Box Office on February 24 at (212) 715-1258 to check availability.
    • Local Innovators Forum 2016

      Local Innovators Forum 2016

      Saturday, February 27, 10:30 AM

      Forum held offsite in Tokyo. As we approach the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, speakers will look at what has been achieved in Tohoku and what remains to be done.
    • The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa

      The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa

      Monday, February 29, 6:30 PM

      In anticipation of his project Grand Japan Theater's first performance at Carnegie Hall on March 1st, An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Ebizo Ichikawa XI, takes the stage at Japan Society for a conversation about his career and the traditions of kabuki theater. Ebizo will be joined by hayashikata (kabuki musician) Denjiro Tanaka VII, and other kabuki performers for the discussion.
      SOLD OUT. Limited tickets may be released; please call the Box Office on February 26 at (212) 715-1258 to check availability.
    • Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Progress

      Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Progress

      Thursday, March 3, 12 PM

      Korea Society Chairman Thomas Hubbard, discusses recent progress in Korea-Japan relations with Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Dr. Sheila Smith, in this timely and forward-looking session, co-organized by the Korea Society.
    • Sweet Bean

      Sweet Bean

      Thursday, March 3, 7 PM

      In Ms. Kawase’s graceful tale adapted from the novel by Durian Sukegawa, introverted loner Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase, Mystery Train) runs a tiny “dorayaki” (pancakes filled with "an,” a sweet red bean paste) stand in the suburbs of Tokyo.
    • Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri

      Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri

      Sunday, March 6, 2 PM

      Come enjoy our displays of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls and learn about the songs, traditions and history that surrounds Japan’s Doll Festival, which celebrates the health and happiness of young girls.
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    • Security Challenges in Northeast Asia

      Security Challenges in Northeast Asia

      Thursday, March 10, 6 PM

      In the Northeast Asian region, North Korea’s nuclear tests and missile launches tend to capture the headlines in mainstream media. This program will explore what the United States, Japan and Russia can do to promote peace and security in the region.
    • In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

      In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

      Friday, March 11 — Sunday, June 12

      The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 and triggered an on-going nuclear crisis has been met with an overwhelming reaction in the arts, marking a profound shift in the contemporary Japanese cultural landscape. Opening five years to the day since 3/11, Japan Society’s presentation of In the Wake reveals a stunning range of photographic responses to the disaster and the artistic paths that lie ahead as Japan continues to rebuild.

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