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    • Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Making Tokyo the Most Business-Friendly City in the World

      Wednesday, April 13, 6 PM

      The 2015 Mori Memorial Foundation Global Power Index ranked Tokyo as the number one city in Asia, and number four in the world, following London, New York and Paris. Economically it accounts for 20 percent of Japan’s national GDP, and with a GDP greater than that of its nearest rivals Hong Kong and Singapore, it is regarded as the No.1 city in Asia for investment.

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    • Series Curator Lecture:<br>Popular Song & Performance in the Japanese Musical Film
      LECTURE

      Series Curator Lecture:
      Popular Song & Performance in the Japanese Musical Film

      Saturday, April 9, 3 PM

      Michael Raine will talk about the history of the musical film in Japan from silent films accompanied by live performance to postmodern parodies of musicals as the quintessential American genre, taking in wartime propaganda and "group sounds" imitations of Beatles films along the way. Start Video
    • Beyond National Borders: Japan's Challenges to Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Beyond National Borders: Japan's Challenges to Resilience in the Face of Natural Disaster

      Tuesday, March 29, 6 PM

      From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy, the United States has had its share of natural disasters, which have claimed the lives of thousands of people and caused unprecedented destruction. Mr. Nikai discusses the importance of promoting disaster risk reduction in Japan. Mr. Nikai also touches upon Japan’s disaster diplomacy agenda, and its involvement in disaster relief and reduction efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
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    • The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      The Age of Geo-Economics: Choices for Japan & the U.S. in a G-Zero World

      Monday, March 28, 6 PM

      Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, will discuss what "G-Zero" means to the U.S., Japan and Asia broadly, why the U.S.'s foreign policy is in decline, how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment, and what kind of path the U.S. may choose as the world's only superpower.
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    • How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look
      TALKS+

      How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look

      Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 PM

      Tokyo-based motor journalist, World Car Awards’ Chairman and host of the international car show ‘Samurai Wheels,’ Peter Lyon examines the highlights of Japan’s car industry, its successes, failures and the latest technologies including artificial intelligence, pedestrian safety and autonomous driving. Start Video
    • Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Seventy Years of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Past, Present, and Future

      Monday, March 14, 6 PM

      Seven decades after the end of World War II, the U.S.-Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region. This program focuses on the history of the U.S.-Japan security alliance since 1945, discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U.S.-Japan security relations. Start Video
    • The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa
      TALKS+

      The Prince of Kabuki: Ebizo Ichikawa

      Monday, February 29, 6:30 PM

      In anticipation of his project Grand Japan Theater's first performance at Carnegie Hall on March 1st, An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Ebizo Ichikawa XI, takes the stage at Japan Society for a conversation about his career and the traditions of kabuki theater. Ebizo will be joined by hayashikata (kabuki musician) Denjiro Tanaka VII, and other kabuki performers for the discussion. Start Video
    • Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion
      TALKS+

      Kimono on the Runway: Traditional Elegance in High Fashion

      Friday, February 19, 6:30 PM

      Japanese kimono, long admired for their beauty and rich history, are taking on a new life as a modern fashion statement. The simply constructed, elegant garment has tremendous power to become a universal formal wear that transcends cultural and ethnic boundaries. Kouichi Fujii, President of the hundred-year-old kimono textile company Fujii Shibori in Kyoto, will be here to discuss the history and delicate process of producing kimono by master craftsmen, as well as the obstacles and opportunities for global acceptance. Start Video
    • Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms
      BUSINESS & POLICY

      Monetary Policy and Structural Reforms

      Friday, February 12, 12 PM

      As in other advanced economies, Japan has continued to struggle with lower trend growth. After explaining how severe the situation has become in the face of rapid demographic change, Bank of Japan’s Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso discusses what this lower trend growth implies for the Bank of Japan. Start Video
    • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 29 - Audience Questions
      LANGUAGE LESSON

      Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 29 - Audience Questions

      Wednesday, January 27

      Check out the latest Q&A where we answer the question on when to use "goro" and "gurai"! Start Video

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