Stream Japanese Films from the Chicago Japanese Film Collective

The 2nd Chicago Japanese Film Collective Saturday, May 21 through Monday, May 30 Streaming Online Admission: $25 All-Access Pass (11 Films) / $20 Five Virtual Ticket Bundle (5 Films) / $10 Single Virtual Ticket (1 Film) The first Japanese film festival in the Midwest offers hybrid screening for the second year. The 2nd Chicago Japanese Film Collective (CJFC) will screen a total of 14 films: … Continue reading Stream Japanese Films from the Chicago Japanese Film Collective

National Nikkei Reparations Coalition to Host Events in Support of Black Reparations

Strengthening Solidarity Through Taking Action Saturday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. ET Virtual Program Admission: Free The newly formed National Nikkei Reparations Coalition (NNRC) will host the program “Strengthening Solidarity Through Taking Action” on Saturday, May 21. Join a conversation with Black Reparations and Japanese American redress leaders, Kenniss Henry (N’COBRA), Dreisen Heath (HRW), Miya Iwataki (NCRR & NNRC) and Akemi Kochiyama (Yuri Kochiyama Solidarity … Continue reading National Nikkei Reparations Coalition to Host Events in Support of Black Reparations

See Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo Off-Broadway Show

Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. New World Stages – 340 W. 50th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues) Admission: $51 / $20 with 20at20 Promotion (on May 19 and May 26) Katsura Sunshine, the Canadian who brought the Japanese comedic storytelling tradition of Rakugo to the Off-Broadway stage in September 2019, has been back at New World Stages since March of this year … Continue reading See Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo Off-Broadway Show

Tippsy x Hakkaisan Virtual Sake Tasting

Tippsy x Hakkaisan Spring Event Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET Virtual Tasting Admission: Purchase of one or more bottles of Hakkaisan sake through Tippsy’s website Timothy Sullivan, a New York-based Sake Samurai and Hakkaisan Global Brand Ambassador, hosts this virtual tasting event for Tippsy. He’ll discuss the different types of sake brewed by Hakkaisan, a leading sake brand from Niigata, and share ways … Continue reading Tippsy x Hakkaisan Virtual Sake Tasting

Okinawa Film Series Continues at Japan Society

Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections Now through Friday, June 3 Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Streaming Online Admission: $15 / $10 members (in-person screenings) $10 (online screenings) $24 virtual pass (all three online films) Japan Society marks the 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion from American sovereignty back to Japan with Visions of Okinawa: Cinematic Reflections. This film series … Continue reading Okinawa Film Series Continues at Japan Society