Here and There

Here and There

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



PS 147—Japanese Dual Language Program

PS 147
in Brooklyn is a dynamic, “A” rated, public elementary school in East Williamsburg/Bushwick, with a focus on Environmental Engineering. Our school is proud to be offering NYC DOE's first Japanese dual-language program. Our inaugural K class began in the fall of 2015, and the program is successfully continuing its growth from K-5. We are grateful and excited to cultivate this cultural adventure and the many opportunities it brings to our community.

The JDLP classes consist of Japanese native, heritage and non-native speakers and is successfully continuing its growth through the 5th grade. Not only will students become bilingual/-literate by the time they graduate, they will be bi-cultural in the arts, music, literature and customs of Japan.

Are you interested in finding out all of the wonderful things our school has to offer? Join us for one of our Open House Tours. All tours are from 9am - 10:30am. Visit our blog:

Open House Dates:

March 17, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 19, 2017

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Flutes of Hope

Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th St)

Flutes of Hope, which debuted at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2012, is an annual music program paying tribute to the resilience and compassion of the Japanese people following the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor calamity of March 2011. Now commemorating the sixth anniversary of this unprecedented triple disaster, Flutes of Hope reaches out to the spirits of those lost and honors the selfless dedication of those rebuilding their communities.

This year’s program is inspired by the themes of the Cathedral’s Dignity Initiative and Christa Project and features poems written by earthquake survivors in Fukushima and neighboring regions. Flutes of Hope 2017 participating artists: Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi), Steve Gorn (bansuri), Elizabeth Brown (shakuhachi and silver flute), Sylvain Leroux (fula flute), Eiko (recitation and dance) and Karen Kandel (recitation).

Contact (212) 316-7540 or visit for more information.


Asia as a Pacific Power?

Friday, March 3, 7:30 PM

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue, NY

Join Asia Society for a special panel discussion on the new U.S. administration and Asia's economy—part of the ongoing series President Trump and Asia.

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Friday, March 10, 2017
3:15—4:45 PM

NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South, NY

This historical event will bring together Dr. Robert Jay Lifton and Ms. Keiko Ogura in a small gathering to discuss and share their experiences regarding nuclear war and the peace movement. Ms. Ogura, a "hibakusha" (a person affected by the explosion) will share her lifelong struggles and hopes for a future embraced by peace and the end of nuclear war. The American Psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Lifton will bring his extraordinary advocacy, research, writing, and long standing efforts against nuclear proliferation and world peace to serve as a “Witness to an Extreme Century.”

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Monday, March 13, 2017
8—11 PM

Brooklyn Brewery
79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

This round of SUMO STEW will feature Chicken & Oyster Chankonabe made by Brooklyn izakaya Moku Moku. Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs.

Our hosts at Brooklyn Brewery will have on tap a selection of draft beers, from their year-round offerings, seasonal pours, and limited availability brews. Whisky cocktails, sake, shochu and tea will also be on hand.

Tickets and More Information
: (Must be 21+ to attend)
Special Offer: Save $10 with code KANPAI10

*The $55 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, beer token, and two drink tickets to be used for a taste of sake, shochu or whisky—and round after round of sumo. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.


Labor and Employment Law Updates for Companies with Employees in Asia

Friday, March 24, 2017
8:30—10 AM (Registration and Breakfast: 8 AM)

Littler New York
900 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Kala Anandarajah, Lead Partner - Corporate Governance, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Philip Berkowitz, Shareholder, Littler
Trent Sutton, Shareholder, Littler
Hironobu Tsukamoto, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo, Japan and New York
Huan Xiong, Associate, Littler
Kouk Yew Chen, Partner, Christopher & Lee Ong

Foreign companies operating in Asia face various legal, cultural and regulatory challenges when hiring, maintaining, and firing local employees. These issues become even more complicated when transferring workers between these jurisdictions. In this program, Littler’s experts and their guests will discuss the key issues and pitfalls for engaging workers in and transferring workers between various Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and South Korea.

Littler’s attorneys and participants will discuss Employment agreement requirements; the use of independent contractors; best practices for conducting reductions in workforce; statutory Entitlements and terminations; and common problems associated with assigning expatriate employees to/from several jurisdictions.

Participants will have the opportunity to raise questions about employment challenges their companies are facing in Asia and share ideas and strategies that have proven successful.

More Information & Registration →


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