New Lecture Series by Japan Foundation, New York to Discuss Translating Japanese Fiction

Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows Wednesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. Livestream JFNY/CGP YouTube channel Admission: Free The Japan Foundation, New York is launching an online lecture series, “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” Since the fellowship program started in 1972, there have been more than 1,000 American JF Fellowship recipients, who study a diverse range of research … Continue reading New Lecture Series by Japan Foundation, New York to Discuss Translating Japanese Fiction

Reiko Yamada’s Virtual Concert to Kick Off Japan Society’s Performing Arts Season

Reiko Yamada: Sound Installation for Silent Films Premieres October 21 at 8:00 p.m. Streaming on JapanSociety.org Admission: $15/$12 Japan Society members In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Japan Society has moved its programming for the Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Performing Arts Season into the online arena with a robust selection of North American premieres in the fields of both theater and music. With New York … Continue reading Reiko Yamada’s Virtual Concert to Kick Off Japan Society’s Performing Arts Season

Japanese Autumn Pop-Up Market in Queens

Japanese Autumn Pop-Up Market Sunday, October 18 from Noon until 6:00 p.m. Bliss Plaza – 46th Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, Queens Admission: Free I don’t know about you, but one of the things I’ve missed a lot during the dark lockdown days of the pandemic is going to Japanese street fairs. Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Made in Queens, Sunnyside Shines, the Turkish Cultural … Continue reading Japanese Autumn Pop-Up Market in Queens

Author and Poet Mieko Kawakami in conversation with Author Roland Kelts

Author and Poet Mieko Kawakami in conversation with Author Roland Kelts Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Online Webinar Admission: Free With this year’s English-language publication of her award-winning novel Breasts and Eggs, Mieko Kawakami has been welcomed as one of Japan’s premier new literary voices. Her fiction has won praise from Haruki Murakami and Yoko Ogawa, and she was recently the subject … Continue reading Author and Poet Mieko Kawakami in conversation with Author Roland Kelts

Analyzing Iconic Anime

Through a Glass Darkly: Identity Crises in Ghost in the Shell and Evangelion Tuesday, October 20 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Live Stream on YouTube Admission: Free The Japan Foundation, New York launched a monthly online series delving into Japanese pop culture from academic and professional perspectives! For their second session, they will analyze two of the most iconic anime: Ghost in the Shell and Neon Genesis Evangelion, both … Continue reading Analyzing Iconic Anime