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Japan Society’s Talks+ Program examines vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art, culture and design. Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the powerful global influence of Japan’s culture and its many trend-defining artisans. Our programs bring together experts and practitioners for provocative discussions on diverse topics including aesthetics, consumer culture and cuisine.


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Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro on Robot Science From Japan

On February 5, leading international robotics researcher Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Lab at Osaka University, spoke at Japan Society about his current humanoid and telenoid research. He covered hot topics such as brain-machine interface for the remote operation of androids, and other practical uses for humanoids, like theater. Erico Guizzo, Senior Associate Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine, presided over a conversation with Heather Knight, founder of Marilyn Monrobot.

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG).

Japan Airlines is the exclusive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Talks+ Programs at Japan Society.

United Airlines is the exclusive U.S. Airlines sponsor of Talks+ Programs at Japan Society.

Additional support is provided by Chris A. Wachenheim, and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.

Image: From the Annual Sake Tasting & Lecture © Ayumi Sakamoto

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