Partners in Preservation

Partners in Preservation

Help Japan Society Win a Grant to Restore our Landmarked Building’s Façade

Japan Society is one of 40 landmarked buildings in New York City competing for restoration grants from Partners in Preservation sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Help Japan Society win a grant by voting for us once daily from April 26—May 21, 2012.

If you're having trouble voting, please go to the Partners In Preservation website for troubleshooting issues.

Information in Japanese

アメリカン・エキスプレス社と地域資産の保全活動を行う非営利団体「National Trust for Historic Preservation」が主催する歴史遺産保護プロジェクト「Partners in Preservation」の今年度の支援先候補の一つとして、ジャパン・ソサエティーが選ばれました。候補となっている建物は全部で40ほどあり、これ はNY市内で歴史的建造物として指定されている全500の建造物の中から選ばれたものです。最終選考は一般投票により行われ、投票を最も多く得た1~4位 までが建物の維持を目的とした補助金を受けることが出来ます。投票期間は4月26日から5月21日までで、 www.PartnersinPreservation.comより一日一回ずつ毎日投票が可能、最終結果は5月22日に発表されます。NY初の現代日本 建築として歴史的価値のあるJSの建物が今後もその姿を保つことが出来るよう、ぜひとも皆様のご協力をお願いいたします。

Partners in Preservation Haiku Entries

Thank you to everyone who sent in haikus celebrating Japan Society’s landmarked building. The three entries below were read on May 16th at The Greene Space as part of the Partners in Preservation Story Slam.

Open House Weekend
By Natasha Kyles

Samurai Helmets
Cherry blossoms and carp kites
Come and vote for us

By Eric Kang

Japan’s rising sun
Shines on 47th street
Lighting the way home

An Appreciation
By Lee Gross

Not the reason for
This gem’s landmark status yet
Washlets are awesome

Waku Waku Japanese

Scenes from the Partners in Preservation Open House

Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012

On May 5 and 6 New Yorkers visited Japan Society for a PIP Open House featuring free admission to the exhibition Deco Japan Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945, building and Gallery tours, an evening of revelry with the Moga or Modern Girl, a manga workshop with celebrated artist Hiroki Otsuka, Japanese language and Shodo classes, free screenings of the original, 1954 Japanese version of Godzilla by Ishiro Honda and Yoshihiro Nakamura’s Fish Story, Children’s Day Festivities, special Japanese snacks, drinks, crafts, and more. 

The 2012 Partners in Preservation program, sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Japan Society is pleased to be one of 40 organizations in this year’s Partners in Preservation program, chosen from an original list of 500 New York City landmarks.

As part of the project, $3 million will be awarded to preserve the city’s historic buildings, icons and landmarks. Japan Society’s project involves refurbishing the exterior of our building, replacing all doors and repairing the slate sidewalk.

From the launch on April 26 to May 21, 2012, anyone 13 years of age and older, anywhere in the world can vote online – either from their web-enabled mobile device, online or on Facebook – for one of 40 to-be-announced historic New York City places, by visiting or

On May 22, the top four public vote-getters will receive grants for their preservation project. A distinguished Advisory Committee will decide on how the remaining funds from the $3 million will be awarded.

For more information on Japan Society’s landmarked building, visit

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