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    • Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Wednesday, September 6, 6 PM
      Friday, October 27, 6 PM

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese and English language experience is welcome to attend. This Nihongo Chat + J-Culture event will feature a demonstration on Kyūdō, Japanese archery.
    • Watoji: Japanese Bookbinding

      Watoji: Japanese Bookbinding

      Tuesday, September 12, 7 PM

      Try your hand at binding your own soft cover book with mixed media artist Amanda Hu. Watoji, or Japanese bookbinding, is a simple, elegant method for creating unique soft and hardcover books.
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    • Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners

      Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners

      Wednesday, September 13, 12 PM
      Thursday, September 14, 6:30 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Japanese Trial Lesson for Beginners, taught by Japanese instructors at the Language Center. These lessons are meant for persons with no previous knowledge of Japanese.
    • Four Nights of Dream

      Four Nights of Dream

      Wednesday, September 13, 7:30 PM
      Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM
      Saturday, September 16, 7:30 PM

      Four surreal stories from Japanese author Natsume Soseki’s (1867-1916) Ten Nights of Dream come to life in Moto Osada’s Four Nights of Dream, a contemporary chamber opera that traverses the subconscious through colorful melodies and piercing emotions.
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    • How to Eat Like a Samurai

      How to Eat Like a Samurai

      Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 PM

      Kanna Himiya, author of The Samurai Gourmet and a descendant of the chef of the powerful Maeda samurai clan from Ishikawa Prefecture, joins us to reveal the ancient recipes and eating habits of Japan's legendary military class. Moderated by renowened chef Michael Romano.
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    • Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

      Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

      Friday, September 29, 7 PM

      This intimate, revealing NHK documentary portrait of Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) follows the tireless animator from his announced semi-retirement in 2013 through his decision to develop Boro the Caterpillar, an animated short originally intended for the Ghibli Museum, into his final feature film.
    • The Trump Era: Deciphering Current & Future U.S.-Japan Economic Relations

      The Trump Era: Deciphering Current & Future U.S.-Japan Economic Relations

      Wednesday, October 4, 12 PM

      In this program, speakers discuss President Trump’s economic policies and its impact on Japan’s economy, the progress of the high-level economic dialogue, and ways to expand opportunities for trade and investment.
    • Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of <em>Fairy Tail</em>

      Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of Fairy Tail

      Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM

      Hiro Mashima, known for his bestselling series Fairy Tail, joins us to discuss the works that have captured the imaginations of fans around the world. Followed by a reception.
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    • Porco Rosso

      Porco Rosso

      Friday, October 6, 7 PM

      This sixth film by Hayao Miyazaki is among the master animator's most personal and underrated, highlighting his deep love for aviation and pacifist worldview within an action-adventure story perfect for adults and children alike.
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    • Medieval Japan: People & Systems in the World of the Shogunate

      Medieval Japan: People & Systems in the World of the Shogunate

      Saturday, October 7 — Sunday, December 3

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