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Presenting over 100 events annually through well established Corporate, Education, Film, Gallery, Lectures, Performing Arts and Innovators Network programs, the Society is an internationally recognized nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that provides access to information on Japan, offers opportunities to experience Japanese culture, and fosters sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan, and East Asia.
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Annual Play Reading Series: Girl X at Japan Society

March 21, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Set in present-day Tokyo, Girl X conveys the mood of an anxiety-ridden society through the members of an anonymous urban family: “Sister,” who lives with her rich “Husband” and young daughter, her derelict “Younger Brother” and “Man,” her former boyfriend who now wanders the streets in search of the “Enemy.” Written post-3/11 by Suguru Yamamoto, one of Japan’s youngest and most promising playwrights and directors, Girl X has received much acclaim in Japan, Thailand and Malaysia for capturing a…See More
Mar 1, 2016
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NUCLEAR NATION II at Japan Society

March 17, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of 3/11NY PREMIERE SCREENING This follow-up to director Atsushi Funahashi’s critically-acclaimed 2012 documentary continues his investigation into the aftermath of the 3/11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown by following a community of displaced people from Futaba who continue to live in temporary housing. The vocalized frustration of these refugees caused by lack of compensation and bureaucratic inefficiency reveals the high cost of nuclear energy and reminds us…See More
Feb 23, 2016
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Workshop: Making Kokedama, The Potless Bonsai at Japan Society

March 16, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Make your own kokedama, the pot-less houseplant from Japan! Kokedama moss balls have been popping up in florists and style magazines around the US, and now you can make one to take home with you. The technique, in which a small plant is encased in a ball of bright green moss, grew out of Japan’s bonsai tradition. Like a mini-Japanese garden, these cute moss balls can be placed on a decorative dish or hung from the ceiling to add a touch of whimsy to your home.Ticket price includes materials fee.See More
Feb 12, 2016
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How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look at Japan Society 333 East 47th Street

March 22, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Japan brought us the hybrid car, the Gran Turismo driving game, drifting, Speed Racer, and now the world’s first production fuel-cell car. Japanese innovations inspired high-end European automakers to realize more reliable, better handling cars. Tokyo-based motor journalist, World Car Awards’ Chairman and host of the international car show ‘Samurai Wheels,’ Peter Lyon examines the highlights of Japan’s car industry, its successes, failures and the latest technologies including artificial…See More
Feb 9, 2016
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Ripe Time/PlayCo work-in-progress Haruki Murakami's Sleep at Japan Society

February 26, 2016 at 7:30pm to February 28, 2016 at 2:30pm
Insomnia upends the routine life of a young Japanese housewife, offering a window into a haunting and beautiful new life. Obie Award-winning theater companies Ripe Time and The Play Company offer a physical theater piece adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story Sleep (Nemuri). New York-based director Rachel Dickstein leads a trailblazing creative team of women including Japanese-American playwright Naomi Iizuka and designers Mimi Lien, Ilona Somogyi, Jiyoun Chang, and Hannah Wasileski, with…See More
Feb 5, 2016
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Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)

February 19, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Japanese kimono, long admired for their beauty and rich history, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply constructed, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal formal wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the obstacles and…See More
Jan 20, 2016
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Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street)

February 19, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Japanese kimono, long admired for their beauty and rich history, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply constructed, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal formal wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the obstacles and…See More
Jan 7, 2016
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Toshiki Okada's God Bless Baseball at Japan Society

January 14, 2016 at 8pm to January 17, 2016 at 2:30pm
The sport of baseball, an iconic American symbol, takes center stage in this newest work by visionary Japanese playwright/director Toshiki Okada (chelfitsch theater company). Positioning the U.S. as the parent and Japan and Korea (where baseball is now deeply rooted in popular culture) as brothers, Okada depicts with humor and cynicism, the naïve adoration that the brothers have for their parent and the parent’s influence on their lives. God Bless Baseball features a cast of Japanese and Korean…See More
Dec 20, 2015
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Nov 24, 2015
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A Night of Kyogen with Mansaku Nomura and Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company at Japan Society

December 10, 2015 at 7:30pm to December 12, 2015 at 7:30pm
Octogenarian Living National Treasure Mansaku Nomura, together with illustrious members of the Mansaku-no-Kai Kyogen Company, including Mansaku’s son star of stage/film/TV Mansai Nomura and practiced performer Yukio Ishida, return to Japan Society to offer a special evening of kyogen, Japan’s traditional comedic theater that satirizes and embraces human imperfection. Centering around Mansaku’s virtuosic performance of the vigorous solo piece Nasu no Yoichi, based on a serious episode from The…See More
Nov 17, 2015
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Spectator Choreographed by Shuji Onodera (Company Derashinera) at Japan Society

November 13, 2015 at 7:30pm to November 14, 2015 at 7:30pm
This highly conceptual multimedia dance work transports audiences back and forth between a seemingly quotidian space and an outlandish world. Inspired by a series of workshops with students from a school for the deaf in Tokyo, Spectator unveils non-narrative stories of tender emotion, woven through director/choreographer Shuji Onodera’s original movement vocabulary coupled with video imagery, projected text, an intimate apartment room stage set and slapstick humor. The cast includes Naoya Oda…See More
Nov 4, 2015
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Oct 23, 2015
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Obake Family Day: Experience Japan's Ghosts and Goblins! at Japan Society

November 1, 2015 at 11am to November 4, 2015 at 4pm
Obake Family Day returns to Japan Society, this time with more ghosts and goblins than before! Lurking within the nooks and crannies of Japan Society are brazen obake, kooky yokai and other curious characters from Japan’s fantastical body of folklore waiting to be discovered through storytelling, crafts, film, a scavenger hunt and more! This year’s event includes performances by the colorful pop duo Charan-Po-Rantan within their very own haunted circus tent and a trip to Japan’s southern…See More
Sep 28, 2015
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Sep 1, 2015
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JAPAN CUTS at Japan Society

July 9, 2015 at 6pm to July 19, 2015 at 7pm
North America's largestt festival of new Japanese film is back for an expanded 9th year, bringing an exciting cross section of Japan's diverse film cultures to New York audiences! Screening 29 features over 10 days, JAPAN CUTS premieres the best of recent action epics, genre oddities, touching dramas, warped comedies and cutting-edge arthouse cinema made in and around Japan. Join us to meet special guest stars and filmmakers during exclusive post-screening Q&As and raucous parties in Japan…See More
Jun 16, 2015
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Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug's OQ at Japan Society

June 5, 2015 at 7:30pm to June 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Global traditions flow together in this latest work by Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki (left). Inspired by Japanese ritual poetry readings held at the Imperial Palace, Yamazaki's OQ (ōkyu is the phonetic reading of the Japanese word for "palace") features dancers from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds including Western contemporary, butoh and hip-hop. Within a space designed by award-winning New York architect collective SO-IL that complements the dancers' fluid motions,…See More
May 20, 2015

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At 1:40pm on May 6, 2011, Marco Lienhard said…

Taikoza, Japanese Taiko Drummers are back at Symphony Space for an amazing evening of exciting drumming and colorful dances. Taikoza hits the stage with a high-energy performance of traditional and original Japanese tunes featuring flutes and an amazing array of ancestral Taiko drums.

 

When: Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 7PM

 

Where:  Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC.   

 

Tickets: $35.00 (member/senior/student $27) go to Symphonyspace.org

               Or call 212-864-5400

At 9:22pm on June 7, 2010, Yijun Liao said…
:) Thanks for adding.
 
 
 

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