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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 PM
      Thursday, January 19, 12 PM
      Friday, January 20, 6:30 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by the Toyota Language Center’s Director, Tomoyo Kamimura. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese language learning.
    • Asia in the Global Economy: Potential Growth & Looming Challenges

      Asia in the Global Economy: Potential Growth & Looming Challenges

      Thursday, January 26, 6 PM

      In this program, speakers provide their perspective on the current situation in Asia in the context of the global economy. The program addresses the Asian economies’ opportunities and vulnerabilities, and cooperation possibilities for the United States and Japan to boost economic growth.
    • Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Friday, January 27, 6 PM

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese and English language experience is welcome to attend. This Nihongo Chat + J-Culture event will feature Sado (茶道), the Japanese tea ceremony.
    • Cutie and the Boxer

      Cutie and the Boxer

      Friday, January 27, 7 PM

      Join Ushio and Noriko Shinohara to celebrate the 2016 Emmy award win for the documentary Cutie and the Boxer, which traces their personal and artistic struggles since their arrival to NYC in the late 1960s. A special one-night-only screening and talk inside the Gallery!
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    • New Year's Celebration: Oshogatsu

      New Year's Celebration: Oshogatsu

      Sunday, January 29, 1 PM

      Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with a dynamic taiko drumming and lion dance performance followed by audience practice sessions. Then try your hand at rice pounding, calligraphy, New Year’s card making and more! With a day filled with fun activities, you are sure to ring in the new year right. Recommended for all ages.

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    • Chef Mikuni: Umami and Other Japanese Culinary Secrets

      Chef Mikuni: Umami and Other Japanese Culinary Secrets

      Monday, January 30, 6:30 PM

      Celebrated restauranteur Kiyomi Mikuni, one of the top French chefs in Japan, joins us at Japan Society to discuss how to incorporate unique Japanese culinary concepts into our own eating habits and daily life. Followed by a tasting reception.
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    • Tokyo Drifter

      Tokyo Drifter

      Friday, February 3, 7 PM

      In this deliriously unhinged yakuza film by visionary director Seijun Suzuki, a recently paroled ex-con attempts to go straight but is hounded by former cohorts and rivals who want him dead. A highlight of 1960s avant-pop Japanese cinema replete with over-the-top set design and swinging enka ballads, Tokyo Drifter displays the full breadth of Suzuki’s unique visual style and surreal sensibilities.
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    • Where they Create: Japan

      Where they Create: Japan

      Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 PM

      Peek into the inner sanctums of some of Japan’s leading creative minds—from all-star architects like Toyo Ito and Tadao Ando to visionary design studio Nendo and internationally acclaimed artist Mariko Mori—with globe-trotting photographer Paul Barbera.
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    • Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S.

      Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S.

      Thursday, February 9, 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.
    • Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji

      Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji

      Friday, February 10 — Sunday, February 12

      A pre-Valentine's Day weekend full of female rebellion, ice-cold vengeance and tough love, highlighting a selection of iconic star Meiko Kaji’s most memorable roles.

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