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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.

Upcoming

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Seasonality, Superfoods and Other Secrets of Japanese Cuisine

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Living Traditions Series
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December 7, 2022
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7:00 pm

Past Events

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Bingata Textiles: Preserving a Royal Tradition in Okinawa

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Living Traditions Series
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October 18, 2022
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7:00 pm

Concrete Paradise: Okinawan Brutalist Architecture

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March 30, 2022
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7:00 pm

Japanese Pop Culture: Connecting the World through Manga and Anime

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February 15, 2022
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7:00 pm

Maguro 101: Gourmet Tuna from Misaki Port

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Get to Know Japan: Kanagawa Series
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January 27, 2022
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6:30 pm

Architecture as Environment: A Conversation with Kengo Kuma and Toshiko Mori

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December 15, 2021
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7:00 pm

Authentic Japanese Tofu: From Bean to Block (Online Workshop)

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Online Workshop
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September 22, 2021
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6:30 pm

The Inside Edge: Skating Champions from Japan & the U.S.

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June 29, 2021
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8:00 pm

Annual Sake Event: Brewers Share Their Insider Stories

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June 9, 2021
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6:30 pm

For past events, please visit the Talks Archives.

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.