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    • The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 1<br> Hiromitsu Agatsuma + Akiko Yano
      MUSIC

      The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 1
      Hiromitsu Agatsuma + Akiko Yano

      Saturday, September 27, 7:30 PM

      Tsugaru-shamisen rock, pop and jazz virtuoso Hiromitsu Agatsuma and musical luminary pianist/singer-songwriter Akiko Yano join together for the first time ever. United by their inimitable ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool jazz/pop tunes, Agatsuma and Yano use 3 strings, 88 keys and endearing vocals to breathe new life into this musical genre.
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    • Nihongo Chat/Oshaberi Lounge
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Nihongo Chat/Oshaberi Lounge

      Monday, September 29, 6 PM

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone at any language level is welcome to attend.
    • Get to Know Japan Series<br>The Allure of Ishikawa: Where Food Meets Art
      LECTURE & TASTING

      Get to Know Japan Series
      The Allure of Ishikawa: Where Food Meets Art

      Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 PM

      The 2000-mile-long chain of islands that comprises Japan possesses a unique history and countless cultural traditions, which continue to flourish in the current day. In the Get to Know Japan Series’ inaugural event, the Japan Society will introduce the cuisine and cultural treasures of the Ishikawa Prefecture.
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    • Abenomics:  Impacts on Asia and the U.S.
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      Abenomics: Impacts on Asia and the U.S.

      Monday, October 6, 11 AM

      Have the Abe administration’s three arrows hit their targets? From the impact of yen’s depreciation to Japanese capital outflows to emerging markets, in this program panelists discuss how the stimulated Japanese economy has affected Asia’s growth and Japan’s economic partnership with the U.S.
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    • East Asia on the Brink: What Japan Must Do to Assure Regional Stability
      CORPORATE PROGRAM

      East Asia on the Brink: What Japan Must Do to Assure Regional Stability

      Wednesday, October 8, 6 PM

      East Asia is at a historic crossroads, as arguments over collective self-defense in the Japanese Diet occur alongside unprecedented expansion of military assets in China. The Honorable Seiji Maehara, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Member of Japan’s House of Representatives, provides a keynote speech on how Japan should act, particularly with regard to China and the alliance with the U.S.

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    • Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab
      EXHIBITION

      Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab

      Friday, October 10 — Sunday, January 11

      A monster tsunami uproots a city. Modern tough guys lock samurai-style in battle. Candy-colored streams of animals and flowers hyperpixilate. These dramatic visual moments are among many to be encountered this fall in our new exhibition Garden of Unearthly Delights.
    • Unearthing New Visions
      LECTURE

      Unearthing New Visions

      Saturday, October 11, 5 PM

      In this lively talk with the featured artists, exhibition co-curators Miwako Tezuka, Director of the Gallery and a specialist in contemporary Japanese art and Laura J. Mueller, an independent curator and specialist of classical Japanese art, dig deeper into the psyche of today’s Japan as reflected in Garden of Unearthly Delights.

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    • Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands
      FILM

      Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands

      Saturday, October 18, 7 PM

      Taking some hints from Ambrose Bierce’s celebrated short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” Atsushi Yamatoya’s Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands is a deliciously delirious cult film about a hitman (Yuichi Minato) who is hired by a rich real estate agent to find an abducted woman (Noriko Tatsumi).
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    • Japan Across the Curriculum for K-6 Educators
      EDUCATOR PROGRAM

      Japan Across the Curriculum for K-6 Educators

      Sunday, October 19, 9 AM

      Spice up mathematics lessons with Japanese cooking and origami paper folding, explore Japanese geography and engage visual learners, ELL/LOTE students and reluctant readers with traditional kamishibai storytelling and modern manga graphic novels. Throughout this course, Japan experts and educators will use practical, interactive projects to provide an overview of Japan, emphasizing the many and varied intersections with standard elementary curriculum.
    • Celebratory Rituals for Children: Shichigosan (7-5-3) Ceremony
      FAMILY PROGRAM

      Celebratory Rituals for Children: Shichigosan (7-5-3) Ceremony

      Saturday, October 25, 10 AM
      Sunday, October 26, 10 AM

      Celebrate and appreciate the growth and good health of children ages 3, 5 and 7 through the Shinto ritual of Shichigosan ("seven-five-three" in Japanese). 3 and 5-year-old boys and 3 and 7-year-old girls of all nationalities and religions, with parents or accompanying adults, are invited to participate. Special candies (chitose ame) will be served to participating children.

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