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Job Opening at The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York

Turn your expertise in Japan into a career. The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York has an opening for an Associate Program Officer in Grassroots Exchange & Education and Japanese Studies Programs. The New York office is looking to hire a highly skilled individual with a background in Japan. The Associate Program Officer will be responsible for the management of both institutional and other programs in … Continue reading Job Opening at The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York
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The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness

Time for a shameless plug! I’d like to introduce The Big Root, a new podcast that I am co-hosting and co-producing. The Big Root is the brainchild of Toshiki Nakashige, a chemist with a Ph.D. from MIT. He already has a podcast called Scientist, but he wanted to focus on “Japaneseness,” or how the experiences of Japanese Americans inform their individual takes on what it … Continue reading The Big Root Podcast Spotlights Everywhere Japaneseness
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“A Thousand Cranes” Offers a Taste of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s Diverse Programming

In the early 1940s, Duke Ellington implored us to “Take the ‘A’ Train” to Sugar Hill in Harlem. If you take it a few more stops to 181st Street, you’ll come upon the Fort Washington Collegiate Church, where you can hear the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra perform monthly concerts that go beyond the typical classical music fare of the Three B’s: Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms. … Continue reading “A Thousand Cranes” Offers a Taste of the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra’s Diverse Programming
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Award-Winning Fukushima Sake Tastings 🗓 🗺

Award-Winning Fukushima Sake Tastings in NYC Friday, February 8 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Minoru’s Sake Shop at Landmark Wines and Spirits – 167 W. 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: Free Last year 19 brands of sake from Fukushima earned the Gold Prize at the annual Japan Sake Awards. It marked a record sixth consecutive year the prefecture ranked number one … Continue reading Award-Winning Fukushima Sake Tastings 🗓 🗺
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Setsubun Marks the Coming of Spring

After last week’s below-freezing temperatures, New Yorkers are cheering that the next couple of days are in the 50s. Luckily, spring is almost here, and I don’t mean March 20, as the Gregorian calendar dictates. The lunar calendar, which Japan followed until the Meiji government made the switch while it was modernizing in 1873, puts the start date of spring six weeks earlier. In East Wind … Continue reading Setsubun Marks the Coming of Spring