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    • Nihongo Chat

      Nihongo Chat

      Wednesday, April 20 — Thursday, June 23

      Join Japanese-language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English! Anyone with some Japanese language experience is welcome to attend.
    • In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

      In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11

      Friday, March 11 — Sunday, June 12

      The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 and triggered an on-going nuclear crisis has been met with an overwhelming reaction in the arts, marking a profound shift in the contemporary Japanese cultural landscape. Opening five years to the day since 3/11, Japan Society’s presentation of In the Wake reveals a stunning range of photographic responses to the disaster and the artistic paths that lie ahead as Japan continues to rebuild.
    • Yoko Ono: Wish Tree

      Yoko Ono: Wish Tree

      Friday, March 11 — Sunday, June 12

      Make a wish and imagine peace with this special installation by trailblazing artist and cultural icon Yoko Ono, who will present a Wish Tree at Japan Society as part of an ongoing, world-wide artwork which she began in 1996. All are invited to tie private wishes for a better future to the branches of the trees.
    • Re-Imagining the Memorial: Image, Sound, Body

      Re-Imagining the Memorial: Image, Sound, Body

      Thursday, May 5, 6:30 PM

      This exclusive conversation explores novel uses of visual, sound, and performance art as a way of expanding the tradition of commemorating momentous events.
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    • I Was Born, But . . .

      I Was Born, But . . .

      Friday, May 6, 7 PM

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    • Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Free Trial Japanese Lesson

      Monday, May 9, 12 PM
      Friday, May 13, 6:30 PM

      Have you always wanted to learn Japanese, but were unsure where to start? Come for a Free Trial Japanese Lesson, taught by the Toyota Language Center’s Director, Tomoyo Kamimura. This lesson is structured for complete beginners of Japanese language learning.
    • Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments

      Womenomics-in-Action: Approaches by the Japanese, American & European Governments

      Tuesday, May 10, 6 PM

      As Japanese corporations implement measures to increase the number of female managers, how will the Abe administration's policy package to create a "society where women can shine" impact women's empowerment? In Japan, a new law promoting women's roles in the workplace will be enforced as of April 2016.

    • Sound Exploration with Otomo Yoshihide/FEN

      Sound Exploration with Otomo Yoshihide/FEN

      Saturday, May 14, 7 PM
      Saturday, May 14, 9:30 PM

      Wizard noise unit FEN (Far East Network) makes its North American debut at Japan Society for a one-of-a-kind evening of sound exploration. Led by pioneer Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide, who is also known for his composition of the hit theme song from the 2013 NHK morning drama Amachan and his post-3/11 Fukushima revitalization efforts, FEN includes avant-garde musical geniuses Yan Jun (Beijing), Ryu Hankil (Seoul) and Yuen Cheewai (Singapore).
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    • Cameraless Photography

      Cameraless Photography

      Saturday, May 21, 11:30 AM

      Create your own suite of photo prints with different cameraless techniques in this engaging workshop led by Liz Sales (International Center of Photography).
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    • Sou Fujimoto's Designs: Rethinking Boundaries

      Sou Fujimoto's Designs: Rethinking Boundaries

      Monday, May 23, 6:30 PM

      Architect Sou Fujimoto’s radical designs make us re-think the way we relate to space. Characterized by open layouts, experimentation, and the blending of nature and design, his buildings may feature tiny trees emerging from the walls or staggered platforms in place of floors and furniture.

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