This Spring:

  • Explore the stunning range of photographic responses and the artistic paths that lie ahead as Japan continues to rebuild after the tragic events of 3/11 at Japan Society Gallery’s spring exhibition, In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11. Our special Members-only opening will take place on March 10th, before the exhibition opens to the public.
  • Dive into our Annual Play Reading Series, Contemporary Japanese Plays in English Translation, with Suguru Yamamoto’s Girl X, also part of our Women on the Rise initiative.
  • Be moved by the New York premiere of Nuclear Nation II as critically-acclaimed director Atsushi Funahashi continues his investigation of the aftermath of the 3/11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. And stay tuned for our annual Globus Film Series in April, Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film. Continue to enjoy the best of Japanese cinema with our $5 Monthly Classics screenings.
  • Feel invigorated with our Talks+ Program, How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider’s Look, inspiring us to do and be more as Japan brings us its innovation in the motor vehicle industry.
  • And don’t forget to immerse yourself with our full course offerings from our Toyota Language Center, with a range of classes for learners at every level.
  • And many more.

Your membership gift helps Japan Society to grow and thrive for years to come. In return, your 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
  • Discounted tickets to box office events
  • Discounts on Toyota Language Center classes
  • Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues
  • Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events
  • Free access to C.V. Starr Library

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Family ($125)

All Individual benefits for two adults and up to four children under 18

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Contributing ($150)

All Dual 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 film screenings
  • 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)
  • All Individual benefits

If you wish to join at the Student or Senior level, please contact the Membership Office at (212) 715-1270 or

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.

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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.

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