This Winter:

  • Join us for Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji, a pre-Valentine's Day weekend full of female rebellion, ice-cold vengeance and tough love, highlighting a selection of iconic star Meiko Kaji’s most memorable roles.
  • Enjoy this wintertime favorite, focused on dancing-duos this year! The 17th Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia on January 6 and 7, features JJbro, Un Yamada, B DANCE, In Theatre and Akiko Kitamura.
  • Explore the immersive multimedia installation created by Turner Prize-winning artist, Simon Starling, in Simon Starling: At Twilight. This noh theater-inspired exhibition is paired with masterpieces of Modernist paintings, drawings and sculptures on display in our Gallery through January 15, 2017.

  • Celebrate the New Year with your family Japanese-style, with dynamic taiko drumming, lion dance performance and hands-on activities, such as rice pounding, calligraphy, New Year’s card making and more at New Year's Celebration: Oshogatsu on January 29.
  • Learn about the delectable Japanese soul food, ramen, its food culture and the ascendance of Ippudo in the New York food scene from The Ramen King: Ippudo's Shigemi Kawahara on February 28.

  • Is your private life and work life well balanced? Say Sayonara to Long Hours: Work-Life Balance in Japan and the U.S. on February 9 will focus on professional life and appropriate working styles for increasing productivity and efficiency.

  • Participate in an array of programs from our Toyota Language Center, including immersive Japanese language classes for students of all levels, Nihongo Chat, an informal gathering to practice Japanese and English, and workshops; featuring including shodo, an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper, wood plaques, and fabric.

Your membership enables Japan Society to present all of these programs and more at affordable prices for those yearning to learn more about Japan. Membership gives you exclusive benefits, invitations to special events and discounts on hundreds of performances, films, lectures and classes.


We look forward to seeing you at Japan Society!

Levels of Membership

Individual ($60) Dual ($100)

  • Free admission to gallery exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only programs and gallery exhibition openings
  • Discounts on box office events and select pre-sale opportunities
  • Discounts on classes at the Toyota Language Center
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Access to special offers in the monthly member eNewsletter
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events

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Family ($125)

All Individual benefits for two adults and up to four children under 18, plus:
  • Discounted tickets for family programs*
  • Discounts on Performing Arts workshops for children and teens
  • Discounts on the Summer Immersion Program for students
To purchase more than 2 tickets prior to an event, call 212-715-1258

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Contributing ($150)

All Family benefits, plus:
  • Complimentary ticket offers throughout the year
  • Two complimentary gallery passes each year

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Sustaining ($250)

All Contributing benefits, plus:

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Sponsor ($500)

All Sustaining benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to select private receptions and special events
  • Invitations to private gallery tours
  • One select exhibition catalogue each year
  • One Individual ($60) gift membership for a person of your choice
  • Acknowledgment in Japan Society’s Annual Report

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Student/Senior ($40)

  • Student (full-time students with valid ID)
  • Senior (age 65 and older with verification)
  • All Individual benefits

To join or renew at the Student or Senior levels, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 715-1270.

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends giving begins at $1,000 and allows you either to focus your gift on particular programs or support our full range of programming. Special benefits accompany these levels.

Learn more about Circle of Friends

Japan Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Japan Society are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Certain goods and services provided in exchange for a donation may reduce the amount of a donor's charitable deduction. If you wish to make a donation but receive no benefits in return, please contact Japan Society.
Images: Izumi Higa, courtesy of Yokohama Noh Theater © Yoshiaki Kanda; Manabu Ikeda, (b. 1973), Foretoken (detail), 2008. Pen, acrylic ink on paper, mounted on boards; 72 x 132 in. Collection of Sustainable Investor Co. Ltd. © Manabu Ikeda, courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery, photo © Alan Klein.

Calendar of Events

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