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    • Japan Across the Curriculum for K-6 Educators

      Japan Across the Curriculum for K-6 Educators

      Sunday, October 19 — Sunday, November 16

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

      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.
    • Obake Family Day:<br>Experience Japan's Ghosts & Goblins!

      Obake Family Day:
      Experience Japan's Ghosts & Goblins!

      Sunday, November 2, 11 AM

      No reason to hide, it's Obake Family Day at Japan Society! In this day-long adventure, families are transported to a magical world where Japan's ghosts, goblins and mystical creatures lurk waiting to be discovered.
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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Monday, November 3, 6 PM
      Monday, November 3, 7 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by the Toyota Language Center’s Director Tomoyo Kamimura. 
    • PoNJA Seminar Series: Session One

      PoNJA Seminar Series: Session One

      Tuesday, November 4, 6:30 PM

      The first of the three PoNJA seminar series will invite Dr. Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., and curator of the groundbreaking 2012 exhibition on Japan's process-based art movement Mono-ha (the School of Things) of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dr. Yoshitake will unpack Japan's 1960s and 1970s through Lee Ufan's theories on art and culture.
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    • Takeda Pharmaceutical Steps Out

      Takeda Pharmaceutical Steps Out

      Wednesday, November 5, 6 PM

      Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Japan’s largest drugmaker, recently appointed Christophe Weber as President and Chief Operating Officer. Drawing from his broad international experience, the 20-year veteran of the pharmaceutical industry is leading the company's globalization while ensuring it stays faithful to the values laid down by the founding family over 230 years ago. In this speech, followed by a question and answer session, Mr. Weber will share his vision for Global One Takeda: an agile, diverse, “best-in-class” pharmaceutical company with a Japanese heritage and an expanding global footprint.
    • Government Prosecutions and Employment Lawsuits:  Twin Dangers for Japanese Companies

      Government Prosecutions and Employment Lawsuits:  Twin Dangers for Japanese Companies

      Thursday, November 6, 8 AM

      Multinational companies doing business in the U.S. are increasingly the targets of lawsuits by employees who claim they suffered retaliation for complaining about illegal or unethical conduct. This program brings together experts in advising companies on how to avoid these claims – which can cause tremendous damage to a company’s brand and reputation – and in defending companies in civil and criminal lawsuits that may result.
    • The Past as Future in Japanese Contemporary Art

      The Past as Future in Japanese Contemporary Art

      Thursday, November 6, 6:30 PM

      Drawing on his experience as a curator of exhibitions of traditional Japanese art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Carpenter will comment on the works of various contemporary artists, both Japan-born and Western, who incorporate images or concepts from premodern East Asian art.
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    • The Next Big Thing! Five Contemporary Japanese Artists

      The Next Big Thing! Five Contemporary Japanese Artists

      Tuesday, November 11, 6:30 PM

      A distinguished panel of experts in Japan has nominated five Japanese artists to present the new wave of the Japanese contemporary art scene. The group includes Shiho Kagabu, Gaetan Kubo, Mariko Tomomasa, Yuta Nakamura and Yasuka Goto, and encompasses works in a variety of media from cutting-edge installations to beautiful black-ink drawings.
    • The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 2<br>Yumiko Tanaka <br>live shamisen accompaniment for<br><em>Crossroads</em> (<em>Jujiro</em>)

      The Shamisen Sessions, Vol. 2
      Yumiko Tanaka
      live shamisen accompaniment for
      Crossroads (Jujiro)

      Saturday, November 15, 7:30 PM

      Internationally known experimental shamisen musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling improvisational soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928).
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