Celebrate the 20th Concert of “Four Seasons in New York”

Four Seasons in New York Saturday, August 28 at 8:00 p.m. through Tuesday, August 31 at 11:30 p.m. EDT Online Admission: $20 Enjoy the beauty of Japanese music at the 20th concert of the Four Seasons in New York series, which celebrates its 20th installment this weekend. About the Event Koto and shamisen player Yoko Reikano Kimura began this concert series in the fall of … Continue reading Celebrate the 20th Concert of “Four Seasons in New York”

Upcoming Japan Foundation Lecture Series to Focus on Kawabata Yasunari

No Friend to Girls: Kawabata Yasunari, Shōjo no tomo, and the Appropriation of Girls’ Culture Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT Livestream on YouTubeLive Admission: Free Japan Foundation, New York is hosting the fourth session of “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” About the Event In this lecture, JF Former Fellow Deborah Shamoon will reevaluate Kawabata Yasunari’s fiction. She will focus … Continue reading Upcoming Japan Foundation Lecture Series to Focus on Kawabata Yasunari

The Strand to Host Virtual Book Launch with Senator Mazie Hirono and “Pachinko” Author Min Jin Lee

Senator Mazie Hirono + Min Jin Lee: Heart of Fire Monday, May 3 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Virtual Event on Crowdcast.io General Admission: Free Admission + Book (domestic shipping): $34 Admission + Book (international shipping): $53 Join The Strand for a virtual event with Senator Mazie Hirono for the launch of her new book, Heart of Fire. About This Event Senator Mazie Hirono … Continue reading The Strand to Host Virtual Book Launch with Senator Mazie Hirono and “Pachinko” Author Min Jin Lee

Japan Foundation Former Fellow Michiko Suzuki to Explore Depictions of Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature

Reading Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature: The Case of Kōda Aya Monday, March 29 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EDT YouTube Live Admission: Free Last fall the Japan Foundation, New York launched their online lecture series, “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” Since the Fellowship program began in 1972, there have been more than 1,000 American Fellowship recipients who study a … Continue reading Japan Foundation Former Fellow Michiko Suzuki to Explore Depictions of Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature

Rob Fitts and Yuriko Romer to Discuss Baseball in Japan at EngageAsia Event

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan Wednesday, February 24 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST Online Webinar Suggested Donation: $10 EngageAsia hosts a special webinar with Banzai Babe Ruth author Robert K. Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer. Get ready for an engaging discussion of the book and the 1934 baseball tour of Japan that included Babe … Continue reading Rob Fitts and Yuriko Romer to Discuss Baseball in Japan at EngageAsia Event