Design a Mask for the Japan Foundation’s Mask Up 2020 Campaign!

Hey, all of you creative and crafty types—and I know there are a lot of you out there! —the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership is hosting a mask contest! Wearing masks has become an essential part of weathering the COVID-19 storm, and many of you have learned how to make beautiful face coverings as pandemic projects. The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership will … Continue reading Design a Mask for the Japan Foundation’s Mask Up 2020 Campaign!

Soapbox Gallery to Live Stream Shakuhachi Performance by James Nyoraku Schlefer

Breathing Peace V Monday, January 18 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Live Streamed from Soapbox Gallery Admission: Pay what you can Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer performs the fifth in a series of concerts devoted to traditional music for shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute. Long associated with Zen Buddhist meditation practice, the haunting and powerful sounds of the shakuhachi bring a powerful calmness … Continue reading Soapbox Gallery to Live Stream Shakuhachi Performance by James Nyoraku Schlefer

Book Launch Event to Explore New York’s Vibrant Japanese American Community

Untold Stories of Nikkei New York Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. EST Zoom Webinar Admission: Free In his new book The Unsung Great: Stories of Extraordinary Japanese Americans, scholar and journalist Greg Robinson showcases the lives and achievements of relatively unknown but remarkable people in Nikkei history. Drawn primarily from Robinson’s popular writings in the San Francisco newspaper Nichi Bei Weekly and community website … Continue reading Book Launch Event to Explore New York’s Vibrant Japanese American Community

Duncan Ryūken Williams to Discuss Buddhism in America During WWII

Resilience and Freedom: How Enduring Lessons from the WWII Japanese American Buddhist Experience Can Heal Us Today Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. ET Zoom Webinar Admission: Free Under COVID-19 lockdowns, our loss of freedom has been one of the most difficult aspects to bear. How will we cope with what looks like months more of this pandemic-imposed imprisonment? Perhaps we can learn from the … Continue reading Duncan Ryūken Williams to Discuss Buddhism in America During WWII

Working from Home in the New Year (Still)

Happy New Year to all our Readers and Followers! 2021 has started and most of us continue to work from home during COVID-19. When I wrote the series early at the start of the pandemic last year, we had no idea that we would still be on this course, but we are. Most of you have incorporated a lot of the strategies we shared in … Continue reading Working from Home in the New Year (Still)