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    • Sandra Phillips: How the US Discovered Japanese Photography
      LECTURE

      Sandra Phillips: How the US Discovered Japanese Photography

      Thursday, December 17, 2015

      Join Sandra Phillips (Senior Curator of Photography, SFMoMA) for this keynote lecture on the history of Japanese photography in the United States. Followed by an exclusive cocktail reception for ticket-holders. Start Video
    • Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations

      Thursday, December 3, 2015

      In light of an unprecedented global movement to increase the number of women at the board/managerial level, the importance of diversity has moved Japan and other nations to implement similar women’s empowerment programs. With the movement for women’s equality in the workplace in full swing, we bring together a panel of Japanese and American experts to examine the successes and challenges of corporate initiatives with the intent of fostering women’s empowerment and engagement in the U.S. and Japan. Start Video
    • Ultimate Alliance: The History of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations since 1945
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Ultimate Alliance: The History of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations since 1945

      Tuesday, December 1, 2015

      This year, in commemoration of the 70 years marking the end of World War II, it has come time to evaluate the history of U.S.-Japan economic ties since 1945. In this program, Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten, co-authors of “Changing Fortunes: The World’s Money and the Threat to American Leadership,” discuss the importance of U.S.-Japan relations, encompassing several decades, and share their respective visions for the future of international monetary affairs between the two nations.
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    • Uki Uki Chat! - Sign Language Alphabet
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki Chat! - Sign Language Alphabet

      Friday, November 20, 2015

      In today's lesson, Sherry-san shows both the American Sign Language and Japanese Sign Language alphabets! Can you memorize them all? Try spelling out your name or other fun words in both languages!  Start Video
    • Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate
      KARATE TALK

      Okinawa, the Birthplace of Karate

      Saturday, November 7, 2015

      Explore the philosophical principles of karate, with a live demonstration. Start Video
    • Innovation meets Life Sciences: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and its Investment Environment in Japan
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Innovation meets Life Sciences: The Future of Regenerative Medicine and its Investment Environment in Japan

      Thursday, November 5, 2015

      Japan’s efforts in revitalizing the fields of regenerative medicine and life sciences have seen significant progress, beginning with Dr. Shinya Yamanaka’s groundbreaking research on iPS cells, which won him the Nobel Prize, their clinical applications, and the nation’s recent revision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law. In this lecture, Dr. Maiko Katadae discusses Japan’s environment for investment in venture capital and life sciences, and touches upon both the importance of regenerative medicine and its implications moving forward. Start Video
    • Uki Uki Chat! - Sign Language
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki Chat! - Sign Language

      Thursday, November 5, 2015

       Today we're discussing Japanese Sign Language!

      Did you know Sign Languages are vastly different country to country? Something as simple as "hello" changes completely between American and Japanese Sign Language.

      We talk with Sherry-san, an instructor at the School for the Deaf, regarding various signs in both Japanese and American Sign Language. Start Video
    • Explore Okinawa: Art, Culture and Cuisine from the Ryukyu Islands
      TALKS+

      Explore Okinawa: Art, Culture and Cuisine from the Ryukyu Islands

      Tuesday, November 3, 2015

      An expert introduction to Okinawa’s local traditions, cuisine, art and fashion. Followed by a tasting reception. Start Video
    • The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Physics of Success: Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura on Fostering Innovation

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015

      Dr. Shuji Nakamura, Professor of Materials at the University of California, Santa Barbara, earned the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of the blue light emitting diode (LED), a result of his tireless devotion to his research in the field of semiconductor technology. In this lecture, he discusses his achievements, his thoughts on innovation in Japan and the U.S., and the effect that Japan’s corporate culture has on its scientists. Start Video
    • 1968 and Beyond: The <em>New World</em> of Art & Photography
      ART TALK

      1968 and Beyond: The New World of Art & Photography

      Friday, October 9, 2015

      Join For a New World to Come artists Miyako Ishiuchi and Kunié Sugiura in conversation with exhibition curator Yasufumi Nakamori (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) for their insiders' perspective on the earliest stirrings of contemporary art in Japan and New York during the late 1960s and 1970s. Start Video

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