Japan Society’s Play Reading Series Picks Up with COOKING UP

Cooking Up Monday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. with artist Q&A Japan Society – 333 East 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society members Japan Society presents the 16th installment of its annual play reading series, Contemporary Japanese Plays in English Translation. The series introduces topical plays from emerging playwrights from Japan to artists and audiences in the U.S. Written by … Continue reading Japan Society’s Play Reading Series Picks Up with COOKING UP

The Japanese American Association of New York to Host Virtual Gala

JAA 114th Anniversary Virtual Gala Friday, December 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Live Stream on YouTube Individual Tickets: $250 The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc. continued to have a challenging year. However, they held hybrid programs and re-opened their doors in May. During 2021 the 114-year-old nonprofit organization helped members navigate the COVID vaccine registration process and deal with mental health … Continue reading The Japanese American Association of New York to Host Virtual Gala

George Takei and Susan H. Kamei in Conversation at Asian American Writers’ Workshop Event

AAWW and Strand Present: Susan H. Kamei & George Takei + Brandon Shimoda Tuesday, December 7 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Online Admission: Free (Books available for purchase) Join Asian Americans Writers’ Workshop and Strand as they present a virtual conversation with Susan H. Kamei and actor George Takei. About This Event Kamei and Takei will discuss their books When Can We Go Back … Continue reading George Takei and Susan H. Kamei in Conversation at Asian American Writers’ Workshop Event

Enjoy Fukushima Sake at Kuraichi’s Tasting

Fukushima Sake Tasting Wednesday, December 1 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Kuraichi – 267 36th Street, Japan Village, Brooklyn Admission: Free About Fukushima Sake Sake producers representing Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan have won the most Gold Prizes at the century-old Japan Sake Awards eight years in a row. The Fukushima Trade Promotional Council has been holding free Fukushima sake tasting events at retail … Continue reading Enjoy Fukushima Sake at Kuraichi’s Tasting

NY Filmmaker’s Documentary About Ainu to Screen at Indigenous Film Festival

Ainu – Indigenous People of Japan Saturday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. EST Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival Online Tickets: $10 Weekend Pass New York-based filmmaker Naomi Mizoguchi will screen her first feature documentary, Ainu – Indigenous People of Japan, as part of the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival. The festival is taking place online. About the Film The Ainu are the indigenous people of … Continue reading NY Filmmaker’s Documentary About Ainu to Screen at Indigenous Film Festival