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    • A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

      A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

      Friday, March 10 — Sunday, June 11

      A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs.
    • Harmonium


      Thursday, May 25, 7 PM

      With his highly perceptive attention to character, director Koji Fukada creates an explosive family drama with Harmonium. Intended as a companion piece to the black comedy Hospitalite, Harmonium returns to the domestic sphere as it captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family.
    • Flying Colors

      Flying Colors

      Friday, June 2, 7 PM

      Based on an inspiring true story, this smash-hit comedic drama stars Kasumi Arimura as a ditzy high school material girl who is unexpectedly encouraged by an overly-optimistic and unconventional cram school teacher to apply for admission to one of the toughest universities in Japan. Full of heart and big laughs, Flying Colors could easily be considered Japan's winking response to Legally Blonde.
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    • Queer Representations: Exhibiting Sexuality & Gender

      Queer Representations: Exhibiting Sexuality & Gender

      Saturday, June 3, 6 PM

       Delve into the complexities of representing LGBTQ+ issues in exhibitions with A Third Gender curatorial consultant Dr. Joshua Mostow (University of British Columbia), NY-based curator Dan Cameron and others. This discussion draws attention to case studies spanning Edo Japan to the East Village.
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    • Sake & Cheese Pairing

      Sake & Cheese Pairing

      Sunday, June 4, 2 PM

       Elevate your palate as you discover an appreciation for the subtle flavors of sake and the cheeses that complement it best. At this intimate seated session, learn how to craft the perfect sake and cheese pairings, as experts lead guests through a selection of fine sake and artisanal cheeses. Registration is limited.

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    • Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: 20th Anniversary

      Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: 20th Anniversary

      Monday, June 5, 6:30 PM

       As we mark Japan Society's 20th Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting, we look back on how sake trends have changed over the past two decades and what we've learned in that time. Sake expert John Gauntner re-examines the past 19 lectures, spanning topics as diverse as brewing techniques, the role of women in the world of sake and pairing sake with food. Gaunter will also look ahead at what's new in the sake market in America and what we can expect to see in the years to come.
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    • North Korea Policy under Trump: Is There a Deal?

      North Korea Policy under Trump: Is There a Deal?

      Tuesday, June 6, 6 PM

      The Trump Administration has made clear that the U.S. policy of ‘strategic patience’ toward North Korea is over and the U.S. will actively pursue a resolution to this problem, but prefers a peaceful and negotiated settlement. What are the opportunities and challenges in diplomacy with North Korea? Are there lessons to apply from the history of failed negotiations to end North Korea’s nuclear program or the successes of the Iran deal?
    • Protectionism under Trump: What Will Happen on Trade?

      Protectionism under Trump: What Will Happen on Trade?

      Thursday, June 8, 12 PM

      President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that was nearly a decade in the works.  How might Trump change NAFTA? Will Trump impose high tariffs as he promised? How could these protectionist policies on trade affect businesses? In this program, speakers discuss Trump’s trade agenda and consider the possible implications of the protectionist policies for countries and businesses.
    • Nihongo Chat

      Nihongo Chat

      Friday, June 9, 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.
    • Edo Extravaganza

      Edo Extravaganza

      Friday, June 9, 9 PM

      Excuse our beauty! Usher in New York City's official 2017 LGBT Pride events and month with this celebration on the closing weekend of A Third Gender. Japan Society's iconic Modernist building will be transformed into a site of gender-bending spectacle and shade. Special guest performances studded throughout the evening will make this party legendary.
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