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Friends of the Gallery

Friends of Japan Society Gallery provide crucial financial support that sustains and extends the mission and initiatives of Japan Society Gallery, including a dynamic exhibition program, lectures, workshops, an archive and research project, and an artist residency program. The Gallery is one of the few North American public venues that exclusively showcase a full spectrum of Japanese art and its influence on the global artistic scene. Special membership benefits include exhibition previews, tours of private art collections and studio visits with contemporary Japanese artists living in New York, among others.

For more information, please contact the Individual Giving office at (212) 715-1270.

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Friends of Performing Arts

Since 1953, the Performing Arts program at Japan Society has presented over 600 performances of the finest in traditional and contemporary dance, music, theater and puppetry arts. From the Grand Kabuki to commissioned new works from the most cutting-edge artists, Performing Arts remains committed to bringing innovative artists of the highest caliber to New York and the U.S.

The Friends of Performing Arts is a community of passionate theater-goers, music enthusiasts and dance lovers who are dedicated to Japanese performing arts. Benefits include special invitations to private rehearsals, intimate chats and post-show toasts with artists.

For more information, please contact the Individual Giving Office at (212) 715-1270.

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Friends of Film

Since its first screening in 1922, Japan Society’s Film Program has become the leading pioneer in introducing Japan’s rich and diverse films to American audiences, often providing English subtitles for films that have never been screened outside Japan. From retrospectives of classics by seminal film-makers and thematic series to large-scale film festivals featuring international, U.S. and New York premieres of the most current releases, the Film Program has something to enchant everyone.

Friends of Film are avid film-lovers who celebrate Japan’s filmmaking industry from blockbusters to indies. Members are offered invitations to intimate Q&A sessions with prominent film directors and special screenings, among other film-related events.

For more information, please contact the Individual Giving Office at (212) 715-1270.

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Friends of Education and Family Programs

Japan Society’s Education Program sparks interest in Japan through a suite of family, school and educators programs. Our interactive website, About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource, and social networking site for students, Going Global, provide educational tools and connect classrooms throughout the world.

Friends of Education and Family Programs have a desire to make a difference in international education. Benefits include special invitations to student workshops and other education-related events.

For more information, please contact the Individual Giving Office at (212) 715-1270.

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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 the Individual Giving office at (212) 715-1270.

Images: Fiber Futures VIP Opening © Lily Kesselman; 15th Contemporary Dance Showcase Japan + East Asia performance HAIGAFURU~Ash is falling (c) Julie Lemberger; Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai © Hanway Films; Doll Festival (Girls’ Day): Hinamatsuri © George Hirose.

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