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    • A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints
      EXHIBITION

      A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints

      Friday, March 10 — Sunday, June 11

      A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu, or beautiful youths—a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender illuminates the richness of lived experience in Edo society, where complex rules governed gender constructs.
    • Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube
      MUSIC

      Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube

      Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM

      Japan’s forever-young techno-pop band Hikashu, together with special guests, showcases the remarkable range of music composed by Akira Ifukube (1914—2006), who was known for creating some of the most memorable aural moments in cinematic history.
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    • Trump's Economic Policies & Impact on Japan
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Trump's Economic Policies & Impact on Japan

      Monday, May 1, 12 PM

      How will Trump’s policies affect trade and economics? Would Trump’s economic policies make America great again? How will it affect Japan’s economy? What will happen to the U.S.-Japan alliance? In this program, speakers examine Trump’s economic policies, and break down what these policies mean for the United States and Japan.

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    • Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science
      LECTURE

      Safecast: The Power of Citizen Science

      Monday, May 1, 6:30 PM



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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Friday, May 5, 6:30 PM
      Friday, May 12, 12 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by Language Center instructors. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese language learning.
    • Salon Bow-Wow: Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction
      LECTURE

      Salon Bow-Wow: Architects in Post-Disaster Reconstruction

      Friday, May 5, 6:30 PM

      Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, co-founders of Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, a highly-regarded architectural firm, are founding members of ArchiAid, a group of architects who came together to contribute to the recovery of Tohoku. The duo will discuss the role of an architect in post-disaster revitalization, and their findings from their work in Tohoku for the last six years.
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    • Children's Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi
      FAMILY PROGRAM

      Children's Day Festival: Kodomo no Hi

      Sunday, May 7, 11 AM

      Engage in an interactive modern retelling of the Japanese classic folktale Peach Boy (Momotaro) in this Children’s Day Festival. Children and adults of all ages assemble samurai helmets and other festival related artifacts that will serve as participant props during the performance. This production will be led by CJA and will feature song, dance and audience participation.
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    • Children's Day Theater Performance
      SCHOOL PROGRAM

      Children's Day Theater Performance

      Monday, May 8, 10 AM
      Monday, May 8, 2 PM

      Elementary school groups are invited to join a live theater performance of Momotaro (Peach Boy), a classic folktale widely read by children in Japan. For invited elementary school groups only. The program is not open to the general public or individual students.
    • Nihongo Chat + J-Culture
      LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT

      Nihongo Chat + J-Culture

      Monday, May 8, 6 PM

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese and English language experience is welcome to attend. This Nihongo Chat + J-Culture event will feature a demonstration on yukata wearing.
    • An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan
      TALKS+

      An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

      Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

      Douglas Brooks, author of the comprehensive survey Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, joins us to share what he discovered on his journey to fishing villages around Japan, where he interviewed elderly master boat builders and, in six cases, became their last apprentice. Moderated by Dane Owen, founder and owner of Shibui Japanese Antiques and Furniture.

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