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    • Woodblock Printmaking

      Woodblock Printmaking

      Saturday, May 13, 11 AM
      Sunday, May 14, 11 AM

       Fulfill your own artistic vision inspired by the exhibition A Third Gender with this weekend workshop. Geared for the young and young-at-heart, this two-day session led by artist Keiji Shinohara teaches traditional Japanese techniques for conceiving a woodblock design, carving the blocks, and printing, all of which have been adapted by artists working today.
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    • Manga in America: How English Editions are Born

      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.
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    • If Conference 2017: The Destination for Japan-Inspired Innovators

      If Conference 2017: The Destination for Japan-Inspired Innovators

      Thursday, May 18, 12 PM

       If Conference 2017, in its second year, brings together notable entrepreneurs and innovators who are influenced by Japan and place a premium on design and social innovation. Join us for inspirational talks, business insights and Japan-inspired innovation. Keynote presentation by Alan Webber, Founding Editor, Fast Company Magazine, a member of Japan Society's Innovators Network and a Japan Society Media Fellow. Speakers include Rei Inamoto, Founding Partner, Inamoto & Co. and Rosanne Haggerty, President & Chief Executive Officer, Community Solutions, a member of Japan Society's Innovators Network and a Japan Society Local Government and Public Policy Fellow. 
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    • Image-in-Focus: James Michael Nichols

      Image-in-Focus: James Michael Nichols

      Sunday, May 21, 2 PM

       Join us for a dynamic 20-minute conversation with James Michael Nichols (Queer Voices Deputy Editor, The Huffington Post) as he offers his unique perspective on select highlights from A Third Gender.
    • Flying Colors

      Flying Colors

      Friday, June 2, 7 PM

      Based on an inspiring true story, this smash-hit comedic drama stars Kasumi Arimura as a ditzy high school material girl who is unexpectedly encouraged by an overly-optimistic and unconventional cram school teacher to apply for admission to one of the toughest universities in Japan. Full of heart and big laughs, Flying Colors could easily be considered Japan's winking response to Legally Blonde.
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    • Queer Representations: Exhibiting Sexuality & Gender

      Queer Representations: Exhibiting Sexuality & Gender

      Saturday, June 3, 6 PM

       Delve into the complexities of representing LGBTQ+ issues in exhibitions with A Third Gender curatorial consultant Dr. Joshua Mostow (University of British Columbia), NY-based curator Dan Cameron and others. This discussion draws attention to case studies spanning Edo Japan to the East Village.
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    • Sake & Cheese Pairing

      Sake & Cheese Pairing

      Sunday, June 4, 2 PM

       Elevate your palate as you discover an appreciation for the subtle flavors of sake and the cheeses that complement it best. At this intimate seated session, learn how to craft the perfect sake and cheese pairings, as experts lead guests through a selection of fine sake and artisanal cheeses. Registration is limited.

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    • Annual Sake Lecture & Tasting: 20th Anniversary

      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.
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    • North Korea Policy under Trump: Is There a Deal?

      North Korea Policy under Trump: Is There a Deal?

      Tuesday, June 6, 6 PM

      The Trump Administration has made clear that the U.S. policy of ‘strategic patience’ toward North Korea is over and the U.S. will actively pursue a resolution to this problem, but prefers a peaceful and negotiated settlement. What are the opportunities and challenges in diplomacy with North Korea? Are there lessons to apply from the history of failed negotiations to end North Korea’s nuclear program or the successes of the Iran deal?
    • Protectionism under Trump: What Will Happen on Trade?

      Protectionism under Trump: What Will Happen on Trade?

      Thursday, June 8, 12 PM

      President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that was nearly a decade in the works.  How might Trump change NAFTA? Will Trump impose high tariffs as he promised? How could these protectionist policies on trade affect businesses? In this program, speakers discuss Trump’s trade agenda and consider the possible implications of the protectionist policies for countries and businesses.

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