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Left: Discover Japan through the History of New York's Japan Society featuring esteemed kyogen actor Mansai Nomura (野村 萬斎)
   
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    • Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 32 - Q&A 8
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 32 - Q&A 8

      Wednesday, March 23

      On today's lesson we take more viewer questions!
      Aures Thomas: oboeru vs omoidasu
      Alex Guevara: yappari
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    • How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look
      TALKS+

      How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look

      Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 PM

      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 intelligence, pedestrian safety and autonomous driving. Start Video
    • Uki Uki mini 1
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki mini 1

      Wednesday, March 16

      Uki Uki mini is a new, quick biweekly episode that is dedicated to answering your questions. It’ll also have updates on upcoming lessons. Start Video
    • Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future

      Monday, March 14, 6 PM

      Seven decades after the end of World War II, the U.S.-Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region. This program focuses on the history of the U.S.-Japan security alliance since 1945, discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U.S.-Japan security relations. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 31 - Idioms
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 31 - Idioms

      Wednesday, March 9

      Today, we’re studying yoji jukugo: Japanese 4-character idioms. Yoji jukugo can convey a lot. This is possible because each Kanji character has a meaning. That’s why Kanji phrases are succinct yet powerful.
      Start Video
    • The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa
      TALKS+

      The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa

      Monday, February 29, 6:30 PM

      In anticipation of his project Grand Japan Theater's first performance at Carnegie Hall on March 1st, An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Ebizo Ichikawa XI, takes the stage at Japan Society for a conversation about his career and the traditions of kabuki theater. Ebizo will be joined by hayashikata (kabuki musician) Denjiro Tanaka VII, and other kabuki performers for the discussion. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 30 - Usagi Holmes 2: Adjective Groups
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 30 - Usagi Holmes 2: Adjective Groups

      Wednesday, February 24

      Today, we are focusing on Adjectives in Japanese. Start Video
    • Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion
      TALKS+

      Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

      Friday, February 19, 2016

      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 opportunities for global acceptance. Start Video
    • Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms

      Friday, February 12, 2016

      As in other advanced economies, Japan has continued to struggle with lower trend growth. After explaining how severe the situation has become in the face of rapid demographic change, Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso discusses what this lower trend growth implies for the Bank of Japan. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 29 - Audience Questions
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 29 - Audience Questions

      Wednesday, January 27, 2016

      Check out the latest Q&A where we answer the question on when to use "goro" and "gurai"! Start Video

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