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    • WHIPLASH-How to Survive Our Faster Future
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      WHIPLASH-How to Survive Our Faster Future

      Wednesday, December 14, 2:30 PM

      In this program, Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, will talk about how the MIT Media Lab helps over 80 companies navigate and thrive in this new environment and the common principles of innovation that guide us. Start Video
    • Spirited Journey: Transformation of a 220 Year-Old 'Start-Up'
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Spirited Journey: Transformation of a 220 Year-Old 'Start-Up'

      Thursday, November 10, 12 PM

      Matt Shattock, Chairman and CEO of Beam Suntory Inc., discusses how this company with centuries old roots has evolved into a global leader with the energy and ambition of a start-up.  Mr. Shattock shares the keys to the new company’s successful integration and the business’s strategy to outperform its market.    Start Video
    • Distilled, Not Brewed: Discovering Shochu
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      Distilled, Not Brewed: Discovering Shochu

      Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 PM

      Discover shochu, Japan’s other indigenous alcoholic beverage. This talk, by Shinichiro Watanabe, will also feature a short musical performance incorporating the ethereal sound of shochu fermentation, composed by Mamoru Fujieda. Followed by a tasting reception featuring 22 varieties of shochu. Start Video
    • Where's the Beef: <em>Wagyu</em> Fact & Fiction
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      Where's the Beef: Wagyu Fact & Fiction

      Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM

      At this special event, learn more about Japanese wagyu beef with Yale agrarian studies professor Dr. Daniel Botsman, watch an on-stage cooking demonstration and enjoy a tasting reception featuring wagyu beef imported from Japan. Followed by a tasting reception. Start Video
    • IBM Watson: The Power of Artificial Intelligence
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      IBM Watson: The Power of Artificial Intelligence

      Tuesday, October 18, 6 PM

      In this program, Arvind Krishna, who leads the research behind Watson’s cognitive capabilities, examines the future of artificial intelligence and Watson’s implications on industries, professions and society. Start Video
    • Peace through Floral Expression Talk & Demonstration: Sen'ei Ikenobo
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      Peace through Floral Expression Talk & Demonstration: Sen'ei Ikenobo

      Saturday, October 15, 2 PM

      Sen'ei Ikenobo, 45th Headmaster of Ikenobo ikebana, makes a rare New York appearance for a talk and on-stage flower arranging demonstration. The program also includes an overview of ikebana by Addie Sels of Ikenobo Ikebana Society New York City Chapter, and a formal reishiki-ike ceremony performed by Ikenobo masters. Followed by a reception.
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    • Mind of the <em>Mangaka:</em> Yusei Matsui, Creator of <em>Assassination Classroom</em>
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      Mind of the Mangaka: Yusei Matsui, Creator of Assassination Classroom

      Thursday, October 6, 6:30 PM

      Mangaka Yusei Matsui, author of the wildly popular Assassination Classroom, joins us at Japan Society for an intimate conversation in conjunction with New York Comic Con, a rare opportunity to see the manga master in person.  Start Video
    • The Next Big Revolution: Internet of Things
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Next Big Revolution: Internet of Things

      Thursday, September 29, 6 PM

      This program examines IoT (Internet of Things, a concept that describes everyday objects having network connectivity) in the United States and Japan, particularly the latest IoT innovations and application of IoT in business to increase profitability and improve efficiency. The speakers also discuss IoT’s role in addressing the aging society in Japan. Lastly, the program explores the challenges and uncertainties associated with IoT. Start Video
    • Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Negative Interest Rate Policy: The New Era of Below-Zero Rates

      Monday, September 12, 6 PM

      In this program, prominent economists from the United States, Japan, and Europe examine the central banks move to jump on the negative rate bandwagon, the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and the pros and cons of this policy. The panelists also discuss the possibility of the United States adopting the negative interest rate policy. Start Video
    • Gifu, The Heartland of Japan
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      Gifu, The Heartland of Japan

      Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM

      Featuring a presentation on humanitarian and Gifu native Chiune Sugihara by esteemed scholar Dr. Sylvia W. Smoller, a demonstration of jikabuki theater, and a tasting reception with premium wagyu Hida beef and a variety of fine sakes brewed with Gifu’s famously pure waters. Followed by a tasting reception. Start Video

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