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    • Nihon NY - Episode 16: Rockmeisha
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      Nihon NY - Episode 16: Rockmeisha

      Tuesday, August 30, 2011

      Join us as we visit Rockmeisha, not your typical Japanese izakaya, as we sample its food and drinks. Specializing in the Hakata cuisine from his region, owner and chef Kondo Toshiaki discusses his love of yatai (food stalls) and the influence it has had. Start Video
    • Nihon NY - Episode 15: Yuko Shimizu
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      Nihon NY - Episode 15: Yuko Shimizu

      Thursday, August 18, 2011

      Thirty-six years ago, designer Yuko Shimizu created the iconic Hello Kitty character when she worked at Sanrio. Now a freelance designer, Shimizu has just launched the Rebecca Bonbon character, and is touring the globe to promote the petite French bulldog. Start Video
    • Nihon NY - Episode 14: Sora Aoi 蒼井そら
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      Nihon NY - Episode 14: Sora Aoi 蒼井そら

      Tuesday, July 19, 2011

      Among the numerous guests to join us at this year's Japan Cuts, we were lucky enough to have Sora Aoi visit and talk about her newest film Three☆Points, directed by Masashi Yamamoto, which made its international premiere at the festival. Start Video
    • Nihon NY - Episode 13: Japan Cuts 2011
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      Nihon NY - Episode 13: Japan Cuts 2011

      Tuesday, July 5, 2011

      In this episode of Nihon NY we discuss the world's largest contemporary festival of Japanese film, Japan Cuts. With 32 films to choose from, this year's festival truly reaches across all genres, allowing the audience to sample the best of the contemporary Japanese film scene. Start Video
    • Farewell Evening with Donald Keene
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      Farewell Evening with Donald Keene

      Monday, June 13, 2011

      On the occasion of Professor Keene's last class at Columbia University, before he moves permanently to Japan, he will speak about his feelings for Japan, its literature and culture, his recollections of the past and his hopes for the future.

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    • Nihon NY - Episode 12: Tomoe Shinohara
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      Nihon NY - Episode 12: Tomoe Shinohara

      Sunday, June 12, 2011

      In this episode of Nihon NY we sit down with the kawaii and flamboyant Japanese singer, actress, TV personality and fashion front-runner Tomoe Shinohara. Start Video
    • Nihon NY - Episode 11: Bye Bye Kitty!!!
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      Nihon NY - Episode 11: Bye Bye Kitty!!!

      Friday, April 29, 2011

      On this episode of Nihon NY we take a look at Japan Society's current ongoing exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! and give you an insider's guide to a few of the pieces in the show. Start Video
    • Nihon NY - Episode 10: Messages to Japan
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      Nihon NY - Episode 10: Messages to Japan

      Friday, April 15, 2011

      With the devastating events that took place in Japan on March 11, our thoughts and prayers have been with those affected. On March 12, 2011, Japan Society created the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean earthquake in Japan. Start Video
    • Interview with Tomoko Shioyasu - Bye Bye Kitty!!!
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      Interview with Tomoko Shioyasu - Bye Bye Kitty!!!

      Monday, April 4, 2011

      Japan Society had the chance to sit down and talk with Tomoko Shioyasu, one of the 16 artists in the upcoming gallery exhibition "Bye Bye Kitty!!!" Start Video
    • Interview with Haruka Kojin - Bye Bye Kitty!!!
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      Interview with Haruka Kojin - Bye Bye Kitty!!!

      Thursday, March 31, 2011

      Japan Society had the chance to sit down and talk with Haruka Kojin, one of the 16 artists in the upcoming gallery exhibition "Bye Bye Kitty!!!" Start Video

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