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    • Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S.
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S.

      Wednesday, April 12, 6 PM

      This program focuses on the professional life and appropriate working styles for increasing productivity and efficiency. Speakers discuss how organizations are responding to increased work-life balance concerns, as well as their personal stories and insights on balancing family, work, and life. The panelists also examine what kind of programs and policies are needed in order to achieve a healthy work-life balance that allows both men and women to succeed at home and in the workplace. Start Video
    • Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
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      Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

      Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 PM

      Fumio Sasaki, minimalist and author of Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, joins us at Japan Society to discuss how he opted for minimalism over materialism and share his insight on this life-altering philosophy. Followed by a book sale and signing reception. Start Video
    • Meet Pepper: The World's First Humanoid Robot That Reads Human Emotions
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Meet Pepper: The World's First Humanoid Robot That Reads Human Emotions

      Tuesday, March 28, 6 PM

      In this program, a representative from Softbank Robotics Corp. shares behind-the-scenes stories, plans for launching Pepper in North America, and the impact of Pepper and artificial intelligence on society. In addition to a demonstration of Pepper’s functionality and features, the program offers participants the opportunity to meet and experience Pepper during the reception. Start Video
    • Iconic Branding: Insights from Design Maven Kashiwa Sato
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      Iconic Branding: Insights from Design Maven Kashiwa Sato

      Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 PM

      Creative director Kashiwa Sato, the mind behind Uniqlo’s distinctive red and white logo, comes to Japan Society to discuss his transformative approach to branding strategy, which he calls ‘iconic branding.’ His branding projects have included Seven Eleven, the CUPNOODLES Museum in Yokohama, and the Honda ‘N’ series.
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    • U.S.-Japan-China Trilateral Economic Relations under the Trump Administration
      JAPAN SOCIETY - CHINA INSTITUTE JOINT PROGRAM

      U.S.-Japan-China Trilateral Economic Relations under the Trump Administration

      Tuesday, March 21, 6 PM

      This program addresses U.S.-Japan-China economic relations, focusing on how the Trump administration’s policies will affect economic relations among the three countries. Speakers also discuss Japan and China’s position towards the new administration, how Japanese and Chinese companies plan to respond, and the future of the trilateral economic relations. Start Video
    • U.S.-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Opportunities in Troubled Waters
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      U.S.-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Opportunities in Troubled Waters

      Wednesday, March 15, 6 PM

      Competing maritime sovereignty claims in the East and South China Sea have the potential to spark a dangerous conflict between major powers in East Asia. How should the U.S., Japan and Australia work together to uphold existing international norms and laws? Please join our experts as we discuss trilateral maritime security cooperation as it is today, and how to strengthen future cooperation on this issue. Start Video
    • Sen So'oku: The Subtle Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony
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      Sen So'oku: The Subtle Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

      Monday, March 13, 6:30 PM

      Sen So’oku, heir to the Mushakouji Senke tea school, returns to Japan Society for a special talk on the Japanese art of chanoyu, or tea ceremony. Followed by a reception. Start Video
    • The Ramen King: Ippudo's Shigemi Kawahara
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      The Ramen King: Ippudo's Shigemi Kawahara

      Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 PM

      "Ramen King” Shigemi Kawahara, founder of Japanese ramen empire Ippudo, comes to New York to discuss ramen food culture and the ascendance of Ippudo in the New York food scene. Followed by a reception. Start Video
    • Where they Create: Japan
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      Where they Create: Japan

      Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 PM

      Peek into the inner sanctums of some of Japan’s leading creative minds—from all-star architects like Toyo Ito and Tadao Ando to visionary design studio Nendo and internationally acclaimed artist Mariko Mori—with globe-trotting photographer Paul Barbera. Start Video
    • Chef Mikuni: Umami and Other Japanese Culinary Secrets
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      Chef Mikuni: Umami and Other Japanese Culinary Secrets

      Monday, January 30, 6:30 PM

      Celebrated restauranteur Kiyomi Mikuni, one of the top French chefs in Japan, joins us at Japan Society to discuss how to incorporate unique Japanese culinary concepts into our own eating habits and daily life. Followed by a tasting reception. Start Video

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