Here and There

Here and There

A list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.


Quiet, Comfort by Toshiki Okada

August 11–27

505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi presents a newly-commissioned text by playwright Toshiki Okdada, directed by Alec Duffy (Our Planet, Japan Society, 2013) from a translation by Aya Ogawa.

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The Birth of Saké Film Screening

Wednesday, August 31, 6 PM

Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NY, NY 10021

In advance of the film's public airing on PBS, Asia Society is presenting a free preview screening of the documentary film, The Birth of Saké. Go behind the scenes at Japan's Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spend six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create saké, the nation's revered rice wine.

A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Winner, Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director, 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series.

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Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) New York: A Season Long Platform

September 12 — November 18, 2016

As a proud ACAW Consortium Partner, we are pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) – A curatorial & educational platform connecting over 40 New York & Asia based art institutions to present cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, provocative dialogues and festivities citywide, culminating in ACAW’s signature program FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice and other special events.

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Dassai Party

Wednesday, September 14, 7 PM

The Attic Rooftop Lounge
251 West 84th Street, New York, NY 10036

Join Global Sake brand DASSAI as it celebrates its exclusive Annual New York party. Guests will enjoy tastings from DASSAI’s artisanal sake collection including their most luxurious specialty “DASSAI Beyond.” Hors d’ oeuvres will be provided that compliment each unique sake flavor. To kick off the night, DASSAI CEO & Founder, Hiroshi Sakurai will be travelling all the way from Yamaguchi just to attend this special New York event. The dress code is dressy casual, Japanese kimonos are welcomed.

Early-bird tickets (through August 14): $70
Regular tickets: $90

Event is 21+.

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. Use code dassai23 for 15% off!


The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline

“Cool Japan” refers to Japanese products, media and culture that non-Japanese people feel are interesting and distinct to Japan. The Japanese Government wishes to learn what is cool to non-Japanese and  work on disseminating these things further in order to deepen cultural exchange. The Cabinet Secretariat welcomes your opinions on  what things are ‘cool’ from the viewpoint of non-Japanese people but unnoticed by Japanese, proposals on how to disseminate “Cool Japan”, and any other proposals to the Japanese Government that may be helpful for the “Cool Japan” strategy. Please note that the Secretariat will not specifically reply to each opinion or proposal received. We appreciate your cooperation.

Please click here to fill out the survey


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