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    • Shochu: Japan’s Best Kept Secret
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      Shochu: Japan’s Best Kept Secret

      Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 PM

      Shochu sommelier Stephen Lyman, founder and editor of Kampai.US, takes us on a journey to trace shochu's history from its humble beginnings in the farms of southern Japan to the award-winning drink celebrated in Japan and around the world today. Start Video
    • <em>Kampo</em>: Ancient Holistic Remedies for the Modern World
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      Kampo: Ancient Holistic Remedies for the Modern World

      Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 PM

      Kampo (herbal Japanese medicine) practitioner Dr. Yuko Nozaki, founder of Ido Holistic Center, joins us to reveal the history, practice and uses of these herbal formulas in Japan and the world today. Followed by a reception. Start Video
    • Finding Zen: Uncovering Meaning in Art & Artifacts
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      Finding Zen: Uncovering Meaning in Art & Artifacts

      Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 PM

      Dig beneath the stereotypes and explore the profound ways in which art and artifacts can illuminate Zen thought with specialists Pamela D. Winfield and Steven Heine, co-editors of Zen and Material Culture Start Video
    • Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of <em>Fairy Tail</em>
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      Hiro Mashima: The Magical World of Fairy Tail

      Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM

      Hiro Mashima, known for his bestselling series Fairy Tail, joins us to discuss the works that have captured the imaginations of fans around the world. Followed by a reception. Start Video
    • How to Eat Like a Samurai
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      How to Eat Like a Samurai

      Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 PM

      Kanna Himiya, author of The Samurai Gourmet and a descendant of the chef of the powerful Maeda samurai clan from Ishikawa Prefecture, joins us to reveal the ancient recipes and eating habits of Japan's legendary military class. Moderated by renowened chef Michael Romano. Start Video
    • Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: 20th Anniversary
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      Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: 20th Anniversary

      Monday, June 5, 6:30 PM

       As we mark Japan Society's 20th Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting, we look back on how sake trends have changed over the past two decades and what we've learned in that time. Sake expert John Gauntner re-examines the past 19 lectures, spanning topics as diverse as brewing techniques, the role of women in the world of sake and pairing sake with food. Gaunter will also look ahead at what's new in the sake market in America and what we can expect to see in the years to come. Start Video
    • Manga in America: How English Editions are Born
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      Manga in America: How English Editions are Born

      Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM

      The transformation of a manga from Japanese original to English edition is an art that goes far beyond translation alone. At this panel discussion, editors from top manga publishers Kodansha Comics (The Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon) and Yen Press (Black Butler, Akame ga Kill!) illuminate the creative process of localizing Japanese content for the American reader. Start Video
    • An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan
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      An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

      Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

      Douglas Brooks, author of the comprehensive survey Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, joins us to share what he discovered on his journey to fishing villages around Japan, where he interviewed elderly master boat builders and, in six cases, became their last apprentice. Moderated by Dane Owen, founder and owner of Shibui Japanese Antiques and Furniture.
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    • Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
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      Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

      Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 PM

      Fumio Sasaki, minimalist and author of Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism, joins us at Japan Society to discuss how he opted for minimalism over materialism and share his insight on this life-altering philosophy. Followed by a book sale and signing reception. Start Video
    • Iconic Branding: Insights from Design Maven Kashiwa Sato
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      Iconic Branding: Insights from Design Maven Kashiwa Sato

      Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 PM

      Creative director Kashiwa Sato, the mind behind Uniqlo’s distinctive red and white logo, comes to Japan Society to discuss his transformative approach to branding strategy, which he calls ‘iconic branding.’ His branding projects have included Seven Eleven, the CUPNOODLES Museum in Yokohama, and the Honda ‘N’ series.
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