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

      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.
    • PoNJA Seminar Series: Session Three

      PoNJA Seminar Series: Session Three

      Monday, January 5, 6:30 PM

      The third and the last of the three PoNJA seminar series will invite Dr. Reiko Tomii, art historian, independent curator, and the co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon ( a listserv group of scholars, curators, and researchers interested in the study of contemporary Japanese art, founded in April 2003.
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    • 16th Contemporary Dance Showcase: <br>Japan + East Asia

      16th Contemporary Dance Showcase:
      Japan + East Asia

      Friday, January 9, 7:30 PM
      Saturday, January 10, 7:30 PM

      This bi-annual favorite, hailed by the The New York Times as "a hot ticket," returns with a standout line-up of groundbreaking artists from the other side of the globe.
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    • Special Luncheon with Assistant Secretary of State, Daniel Russel

      Special Luncheon with Assistant Secretary of State, Daniel Russel

      Tuesday, January 13, 12 PM

      Since the end of World War II, the partnership between the United States and Japan has facilitated peace and prosperity across Asia and around the world. Today, the U.S.-Japan Alliance is integral to the Obama Administration’s Asia-Pacific rebalance strategy. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel will discuss the latest developments in U.S.-Japan cooperation and outline next steps across a broad spectrum of security, economic, and global issues.
    • Toyota Language Center New Year’s Party<br>トヨタ語学センター 新年会

      Toyota Language Center New Year’s Party
      トヨタ語学センター 新年会

      Thursday, January 15, 6:30 PM

      Join us to meet classmates & teachers, practice Japanese, and toast to the Year of the Sheep!

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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Tuesday, January 20, 12 PM
      Wednesday, January 21, 6 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.
    • Matango (aka Attack of the Mushroom People)

      Matango (aka Attack of the Mushroom People)

      Friday, January 23, 7 PM

      Prolific director Ishiro Honda made Matango (aka Attack of the Mushroom People) 11 years after his iconic Godzilla. Like that famous kaiju film, Matango manages to be a highly entertaining genre film utilizing imaginative monster costumes while also engaging with social and moral commentary about contemporary Japan.
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    • New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu

      New Year’s Celebration: Oshogatsu

      Sunday, January 25, 2 PM

      Celebrate the New Year holiday at Japan Society's annual Oshogatsu event and participate in various traditional activities. Families watch live taiko drumming and accompanying lion dancing (shishi-mai) and have the chance to participate in a brief taiko practice session at either 2 or 3 pm (session is chosen at time of ticket purchase). Other fun activities include rice pounding (mochi-tsuki), calligraphy (kakizome), kite (tako)-making, traditional games (fukuwarai), and top spinning (koma-mawashi). Recommended for all ages.
    • Nihongo Chat

      Nihongo Chat

      Monday, January 26, 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.
    • Stories from the War<br>Miwa Yanagi<br><em>Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape</em>

      Stories from the War
      Miwa Yanagi
      Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape

      Thursday, January 29 — Saturday, January 31

      Stranded in Japan during WWII, a young Japanese-American woman was forced to serve as a radio broadcaster for a propaganda program run by the Japanese Imperial Army, and was subsequently tried for treason. Seventy years later, this historic incident is brought to life through a visually stunning whodunit, conceived, written and directed by internationally renowned visual artist Miwa Yanagi.
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