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

Kazuo Ishiguro to Appear at AAWW Event

PEN Out Loud x Asian American Writers’ Workshop: Kazuo Ishiguro with Jia Tolentino Thursday, March 4 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. EST Digital Event Admission: $20 – $55 Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro joins PEN Out Loud and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW) to commemorate Klara and the Sun, his first novel since being awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. A gripping, genre-bending … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro to Appear at AAWW Event

Tokyo-Born Author Writes about the “WE” Mindset

Virtual Book Party — The Business of WE Wednesday, February 10 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST Live via Zoom Admission: Free Tokyo-born, New York-based author Laura Kriska is an expert in cross-cultural relations with more than thirty years of experience bridging gaps in diverse workplaces. Considered an authority on cultural integration, she is a regular lecturer and a TEDx speaker. She was the … Continue reading Tokyo-Born Author Writes about the “WE” Mindset

Yu Miri and Morgan Giles Kick Off the JFNY Literary Series

The Japan Foundation, New York recently launched the JFNY Literary Series. For this new talk series, organizers will invite notable writers in Japanese literature and their translators to discuss their work, speak on the art of translation, and touch upon the current literary scene in Japan. For the inaugural session, Yu Miri and her translator Morgan Giles are the featured guests. Yu’s novel Tokyo Ueno … Continue reading Yu Miri and Morgan Giles Kick Off the JFNY Literary Series