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    • Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 31 - Idioms
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 31 - Idioms

      Wednesday, March 9, 2016

      Today, we’re studying yoji jukugo: Japanese 4-character idioms. Yoji jukugo can convey a lot. This is possible because each Kanji character has a meaning. That’s why Kanji phrases are succinct yet powerful.
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    • The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa
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      The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa

      Monday, February 29, 2016

      In anticipation of his project Grand Japan Theater's first performance at Carnegie Hall on March 1st, An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Ebizo Ichikawa XI, takes the stage at Japan Society for a conversation about his career and the traditions of kabuki theater. Ebizo will be joined by hayashikata (kabuki musician) Denjiro Tanaka VII, and other kabuki performers for the discussion. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 30 - Usagi Holmes 2: Adjective Groups
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 30 - Usagi Holmes 2: Adjective Groups

      Wednesday, February 24, 2016

      Today, we are focusing on Adjectives in Japanese. Start Video
    • Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion
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      Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

      Friday, February 19, 2016

      Japanese kimono, long admired for their beauty and rich history, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply constructed, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal formal wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for global acceptance. Start Video
    • Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms

      Friday, February 12, 2016

      As in other advanced economies, Japan has continued to struggle with lower trend growth. After explaining how severe the situation has become in the face of rapid demographic change, Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso discusses what this lower trend growth implies for the Bank of Japan. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 29 - Audience Questions
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 29 - Audience Questions

      Wednesday, January 27, 2016

      Check out the latest Q&A where we answer the question on when to use "goro" and "gurai"! Start Video
    • Becoming a Leader in Resort Management: Hoshino Resorts’ Innovation for Hospitality
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Becoming a Leader in Resort Management: Hoshino Resorts’ Innovation for Hospitality

      Tuesday, January 26, 2016

      Since becoming the CEO of Hoshino Resorts, Yoshiharu Hoshino has rejuvenated the business by strengthening customer service and standing behind his philosophy of maintaining a fine blend between Japanese tradition and modernity. In this program, Mr. Hoshino discusses Hoshino Resorts' plans for expanding across the globe, as well as business development strategies in the context of the global economy. Start Video
    • George Takei: From Barbed Wire to Broadway
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      George Takei: From Barbed Wire to Broadway

      Monday, January 25, 2016

      Join actor and social justice activist George Takei at the Japan Society for a conversation about his personal story and his new Broadway musical, Allegiance. Start Video
    • Konmari Your Life: Tidying Tips from Marie Kondo
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      Konmari Your Life: Tidying Tips from Marie Kondo

      Thursday, January 21, 2016

      Don’t miss your chance to meet Japanese tidying guru and international best-selling author Marie Kondo and pick up tips for transforming your home into a happy, organized space! Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 28 - Baseball
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 28 - Baseball

      Wednesday, January 13, 2016

      Baseball has grown in popularity throughout the world, especially in Japan and Korea. To help prepare you for Japan Society's upcoming performance "God Bless Baseball", here's a basic primer on baseball vocabulary in English, Japanese and Korean!  Start Video

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