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

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

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

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