This Summer:

  • Re-imagine the way we relate to space with our Talks+ program, Sou Fujimoto’s Designs: Rethinking Boundaries, inviting us to discuss radical architect Sou Fujimoto’s ground-breaking projects that activate communities while blending nature with design. May 23

  • Enjoy the best of Japanese cinema with our $5 Monthly Classics, including an exhilarating screening of Sion Sono’s notorious masterpiece about love, family, religion, and upskirt photography, Love Exposure (Ai no Mukidashi). This film is in anticipation of Japan Society’s upcoming 10th anniversary of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film. (July 14-24, 2016). June 3

  • Sip sake and enjoy mouthwatering Japanese snacks as we discuss Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure, Hideo Furukawa’s book about his childhood home of Fukushima. This event includes an exclusive tour of our current exhibition In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11. June 4

  • Participate in an array of programs from our Toyota Language Center, including immersive Japanese language classes for students of any level, Nihongo Chat, an informal gathering to practice Japanese and English, and workshops featuring shodo, an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric.

  • And much more.

Your membership gift helps Japan Society to grow and thrive for years to come. In return, your membership gives you exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and discounts on hundreds of performances, films, lectures and classes.

We look forward to seeing you at Japan Society!

Levels of Membership

Individual ($60) Dual ($100)

  • Free admission to gallery exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only programs and gallery exhibition openings
  • Discounted tickets to box office events
  • Discounts on Toyota Language Center classes
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events
  • Free access to C.V. Starr Library

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Family ($125)

All Individual benefits for two adults and up to four children under 18

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Contributing ($150)

All Dual benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary ticket offers throughout the year
  • Two complimentary gallery passes each year

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Sustaining ($250)

All Contributing benefits, plus:

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Sponsor ($500)

All Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to select private receptions and special film screenings
  • Invitations to private gallery tours
  • One select exhibition catalogue each year
  • One Individual ($60) gift membership for a person of your choice
  • Acknowledgment in Japan Society’s Annual Report

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Student/Senior ($40)

  • Student (full-time students with valid ID)
  • Senior (age 65 and older)
  • All Individual benefits

If you wish to join at the Student or Senior level, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 715-1270 or

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends giving begins at $1,000 and allows you either to focus your gift on particular programs or support our full range of programming. Special benefits accompany these levels.

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Japan Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Japan Society are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Certain goods and services provided in exchange for a donation may reduce the amount of a donor's charitable deduction. If you wish to make a donation but receive no benefits in return, please contact Japan Society.
Images: Izumi Higa, courtesy of Yokohama Noh Theater © Yoshiaki Kanda; Manabu Ikeda, (b. 1973), Foretoken (detail), 2008. Pen, acrylic ink on paper, mounted on boards; 72 x 132 in. Collection of Sustainable Investor Co. Ltd. © Manabu Ikeda, courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery, photo © Alan Klein.

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