Laura Kriska Will Teach You Perfect Japanese

Perfect Japanese in 10 Minutes Thursday, July 22 at Noon Online Webinar Admission: Free Just in time for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics! Author and cross-cultural consultant Laura Kriska is offering a free webinar to teach you how to speak perfect Japanese in ten minutes. During This Free Training You’ll Learn: —The five sounds you must master for perfect pronunciation —The biggest misconception about … Continue reading Laura Kriska Will Teach You Perfect Japanese

Enjoy Sunday Jazz at RE:OPEN JAM at Japan Village

RE:OPEN JAM at Japan Village—Chika and the Starry Night Sunday, July 18 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Japan Village Courtyard – 934 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn Admission: Free Enjoy great music in the Japan Village Courtyard this weekend! Originally a month-long initiative from the Consulate General of Japan in New York, the concert series has expanded into mid-August. Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi’s band @k4 performed at … Continue reading Enjoy Sunday Jazz at RE:OPEN JAM at Japan Village

Junko Ichikawa to Perform at Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live: Junko Ichikawa Friday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. EDT Online with Facebook Live Admission: Free Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi will host another installment of Friday Night Live at his residence this Friday. This time, the concert will have a classical feel. Join the live stream for a performance by renowned pianist Junko Ichikawa with special guest Liang Wang on the oboe. About Junko … Continue reading Junko Ichikawa to Perform at Friday Night Live

Upcoming Japan Foundation Lecture Series to Focus on Kawabata Yasunari

No Friend to Girls: Kawabata Yasunari, Shōjo no tomo, and the Appropriation of Girls’ Culture Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT Livestream on YouTubeLive Admission: Free Japan Foundation, New York is hosting the fourth session of “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” About the Event In this lecture, JF Former Fellow Deborah Shamoon will reevaluate Kawabata Yasunari’s fiction. She will focus … Continue reading Upcoming Japan Foundation Lecture Series to Focus on Kawabata Yasunari

Documentary about 1964 Japanese Women’s Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Volleyball Team Screening at Film Forum

The Witches of the Orient Beginning Friday, July 9 for four daily showings through Thursday, July 15: 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m., and 9:10 p.m. From Friday, July 16: one daily showing at 4:30 p.m. Film Forum – 209 W. Houston Street (between 6th Avenue and Varick Street) Admission: $15/$9 Film Forum members How did a group of humble factory workers become a phenomenal … Continue reading Documentary about 1964 Japanese Women’s Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Volleyball Team Screening at Film Forum