Ka-Na, Kana Uemura, EP release party, Joe's Pub, Japan, NYC, Steve Addabbo, J-Pop, music, concert

Ka-Na EP Release Concert at Joe’s Pub 🗓 🗺

Ka-Na EP Release Concert Friday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. Joe’s Pub – 425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place Admission: $20 J-Pop singer/songwriter Ka-Na (Kana Uemura) celebrates the release of her brand new, seven-song EP, Happiness, onstage at Joe’s Pub. She’ll perform with her own band for the first time in New York. Ka-Na is a gold record-selling singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Hyogo Prefecture. … Continue reading Ka-Na EP Release Concert at Joe’s Pub 🗓 🗺
Kaoru Watanabe, Sameer Gupta, Parul Shah, The Rubin Museum, The Rubin Museum of Art, Nature/Love/War, Indian music, Japanese music, taiko, shinobue, NYC, Japan, concert, performance, world music, collaboration

Kaoru Watanabe, Sameer Gupta, and Parul Shah at the Rubin Museum 🗓 🗺

Kaoru Watanabe and Sameer Gupta’s NATURE/WAR/LOVE Featuring Parul Shah Presented with Brooklyn Raga Massive Friday, January 25 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Rubin Museum of Art – 150 W. 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: $30/$24 Rubin Museum members Known for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” (The New York Times), Brooklyn Raga Massive presents a musical and … Continue reading Kaoru Watanabe, Sameer Gupta, and Parul Shah at the Rubin Museum 🗓 🗺
Distant Islands, Daniel Inouye, Dr. Daniel H. Inouye, history, Japanese diaspora, Japanese Americans in New York, NYC, Japan, JAA, JACL, JAJA, immigration, The Nippon Club

Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in NY 1876-1930s 🗓 🗺

Book Discussion – Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in NY 1876-1930s Saturday, January 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Japanese American Association of New York – 49 West 45th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), 11th Floor Admission: Free As Japan transitioned from the Edo Era to the Meiji Era, Japanese immigrants began settling in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, including New York. … Continue reading Distant Islands: The Japanese American Community in NY 1876-1930s 🗓 🗺
suicide, Suicide Forest, Japan Society, NYC, Japan, Kristine Haruna Lee, Dr. Kirsten Cather

Japan Society Lecture: Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists 🗓 🗺

Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Admission: $15/$10 Japan Society members It’s well documented how prevalent suicide is in Japanese Society. According to a 2017 article in The Japan Times, the suicide rate in Japan is the world’s sixth highest and the second worst among eight … Continue reading Japan Society Lecture: Suicide Culture and Its Influences on Artists 🗓 🗺
Animation First, French Institute Alliance Française, FIAF, Only Yesterday, Isao Takahata, Michel Ocelot, Kirikou and the Sorceress, animation, film festivals, Studio Ghibli

French Institute Alliance Française to Screen Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday” at Animation First 🗓 🗺

The second edition of Animation First, the only U.S. festival dedicated to French animation, takes place this weekend, running from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27. Organized by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), a nonprofit dedicated to exploring the richness of French cultures, Animation First showcases the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of France’s renowned animation studios and schools. This year’s schedule … Continue reading French Institute Alliance Française to Screen Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday” at Animation First 🗓 🗺