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    • North Korea Policy under Trump: Is There a Deal?
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      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? Start Video
    • Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: 20th Anniversary
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      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. Start Video
    • Manga in America: How English Editions are Born
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      Manga in America: How English Editions are Born

      Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM

      The transformation of a manga from Japanese original to English edition is an art that goes far beyond translation alone. At this panel discussion, editors from top manga publishers Kodansha Comics (The Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon) and Yen Press (Black Butler, Akame ga Kill!) illuminate the creative process of localizing Japanese content for the American reader. Start Video
    • An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan
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      An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

      Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

      Douglas Brooks, author of the comprehensive survey Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, joins us to share what he discovered on his journey to fishing villages around Japan, where he interviewed elderly master boat builders and, in six cases, became their last apprentice. Moderated by Dane Owen, founder and owner of Shibui Japanese Antiques and Furniture.
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    • Trump's Economic Policies & Impact on Japan
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Trump's Economic Policies & Impact on Japan

      Monday, May 1, 12 PM

      How will Trump’s policies affect trade and economics? Would Trump’s economic policies make America great again? How will it affect Japan’s economy? What will happen to the U.S.-Japan alliance? In this program, speakers examine Trump’s economic policies, and break down what these policies mean for the United States and Japan.
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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 AM

      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

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