Chef Abe Hiroki’s Abento Puts Fine Dining into Take Out

One of my favorite chefs in New York is preparing succulent Japanese meals for pick up from different restaurants in the city. This is exciting news for those who have been craving fine dining but unable to experience it in the outdoor settings of today’s restaurant scene. Chef Abe Hiroki, the former Executive Chef at En Brasserie, offers a variety of dishes using premium and … Continue reading Chef Abe Hiroki’s Abento Puts Fine Dining into Take Out

Hibakusha’s Story, “The Vow from Hiroshima,” Streaming on OVID.tv

Rest in peace, for the error shall not be repeated. This phrase is inscribed on the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, a somber yet beautiful place that shelters the souls of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II. Making sure that the error truly shall not be repeated—that no country uses nuclear weapons ever again—is the life’s work of … Continue reading Hibakusha’s Story, “The Vow from Hiroshima,” Streaming on OVID.tv

The Music of Obon

Obon Classics: Special Lecture and Performance Saturday, August 15 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. YouTube Live Stream Admission: Free It’s Obon season, the Buddhist custom of welcoming one’s ancestors back home. The Japan Foundation will present a special lecture on some of the traditional Japanese musical instruments used for the Bon Odori, a summertime folk dance festival that is the highlight of Obon. This … Continue reading The Music of Obon
Richard Serra Drawings Fergus McCaffrey Tokyo

Virtual Talk about Richard Serra’s Latest Exhibition at Fergus McCaffrey

Fumio Nanjo and Min Tanaka Discuss the Work of Richard Serra Wednesday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. Live via Zoom Admission: Free New York- and Tokyo-based art gallery Fergus McCaffrey will host an online discussion featuring Fumio Nanjo, art critic, curator, and senior advisor of Mori Art Museum, and esteemed international avant-garde dancer, Min Tanaka. The virtual discussion will explore American artist Richard Serra’s relationship … Continue reading Virtual Talk about Richard Serra’s Latest Exhibition at Fergus McCaffrey
Header Illustration by Emiliano Ponzi for The New Yorker, "Abandoning My Cat"

Discuss Haruki Murakami’s Short Stories in The New Yorker at JETAANY’s Book Club Meeting

JETAANY Book Club: Haruki Murakami x The New Yorker Tuesday, July 7 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Live via Zoom Admission: Free The JET Alumni Association of New York’s Book Club will meet via Zoom to discuss a few of fan favorite Haruki Murakami’s short stories published in The New Yorker. Since access to libraries, book stores, and timely home delivery is limited at … Continue reading Discuss Haruki Murakami’s Short Stories in The New Yorker at JETAANY’s Book Club Meeting