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Talks

Japan Society’s talks examine vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art, culture and design. Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the powerful global influence of Japan’s culture and its many trend-defining artisans. Our programs bring together experts and practitioners for provocative discussions on diverse topics including aesthetics, consumer culture and cuisine.

Talks

Japan Society’s talks examine vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art, culture and design. Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the powerful global influence of Japan’s culture and its many trend-defining artisans. Our programs bring together experts and practitioners for provocative discussions on diverse topics including aesthetics, consumer culture and cuisine.

Upcoming

Suntory: Leadership & Vision

October 3, 2022
5:30 pm

Bingata Textiles: Preserving a Royal Tradition in Okinawa

Living Traditions Series
October 18, 2022
7:00 pm

9000 Paper Balloons

Contemporary Puppet Theater
October 28, 2022

Behind-the-scenes of My Neighbour Totoro

Contemporary Theater Talk
November 10, 2022
6:30 pm

Past Events

The Legacy of Shinzo Abe & the Aftermath of His Assassination

Live Webinar
July 14, 2022
7:00 pm

Kazuko Miyamoto: A Symposium

July 9, 2022
2:00 pm

The Okinawa & U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in Critical Times

Live Webinar
June 8, 2022
7:00 pm

Madama Butterfly at the Met: Past, Present, Progress

May 3, 2022
6:30 pm

Teaching About Japanese American Incarceration During WWII

Online Workshop
April 7, 2022
3:30 pm

Concrete Paradise: Okinawan Brutalist Architecture

March 30, 2022
7:00 pm

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) and ORIX Corporation USA. Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund, and Helen and Kenneth A. Cowin.

The Food Talk series is sponsored by Kikkoman Corporation.