Japanese Song Lyrics 1950s to Now

December 14, 2018
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Umetsugu Inoue: Japan’s Music Man

December 15–16, 2018


Friday, December 14, 6-8 PM

Songs are powerful storytellers of their times. Workshop participants will have lively discussions about songs from three decades: the 1950s, the 1980s and the 2010s. We will look at changes in music, social values, the Japanese language, and more. This workshop is intended for advanced students (Japanese Levels 11, 12, and 13 or equivalent).

The workshop fee includes admission to one film in the Umetsugu Inoue: Japan’s Music Man film series. It is recommended that participants choose to see The Stormy Man following the workshop, as song lyrics from the film will be featured in this workshop. Please contact the Language Center at 212-715-1269 or [email protected] with your film selection.

The workshop will be taught by Ms. Kazue Kurahara. Ms. Kurahara earned a BA from Hunter College and a MA in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language from NYU. She holds teaching certifications in both Japanese and English as a Second Language. She has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, Hunter College, Pace University, and The New School. She is currently hosting Japan Society’s YouTube series "Uki Uki NihonGO! + Culture.

Tuition: $45/40 Japan Society members

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  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • 6:00 pm