Documentary about 1964 Japanese Women’s Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Volleyball Team Screening at Film Forum

The Witches of the Orient Beginning Friday, July 9 for four daily showings through Thursday, July 15: 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:50 p.m., and 9:10 p.m. From Friday, July 16: one daily showing at 4:30 p.m. Film Forum – 209 W. Houston Street (between 6th Avenue and Varick Street) Admission: $15/$9 Film Forum members How did a group of humble factory workers become a phenomenal … Continue reading Documentary about 1964 Japanese Women’s Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Volleyball Team Screening at Film Forum

Japan Society to Host Online Panel Discussion about Baseball in Japan and the U.S.

Let’s Play Two: Baseball in Japan & the U.S. Wednesday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m. EDT Online Program Hosted by Japan Society Admission: Free Baseball—the national pastime of both Japan and the U.S.—will be featured at the Tokyo Summer Games for the first time since 2008. In a lead-up to the 150th anniversary of baseball in Japan, join Japan Society for a discussion about the … Continue reading Japan Society to Host Online Panel Discussion about Baseball in Japan and the U.S.

Learn Quick-Draw Sword Art with the New York Budo Association

Intro into Ryushin Shouchi Ryu Sunday, January 10 from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Online via Zoom Admission: Free The New York Budo Association presents an introductory class into Ryushin Shouchi Ryu. Ryushin Shouchi Ryu is a school of kobudō, or ancient martial arts. The practice specializes in iaijutsu, or quick-draw sword art. The skills closely resemble the fighting techniques of samurai. To join the … Continue reading Learn Quick-Draw Sword Art with the New York Budo Association

Japan Society to Host a Live Webinar on Next-Generation Prosthetics

Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. Live Webinar Admission: Free Award-winning product designer Shunji Yamanaka joins Japan Society live from Tokyo to discuss his next-generation prosthetic creations, which have garnered the attention of world-class athletes. Rather than imitating the human form, Yamanaka designs artificial limbs that are sleek and streamlined, optimized for both peak functionality and aesthetic appeal. … Continue reading Japan Society to Host a Live Webinar on Next-Generation Prosthetics

New York-Based Baseball Author Rob Fitts to Speak at JapanBall Zoom Call

JapanBall’s “Chatter Up!” Zoom Call Thursday, June 25 at 8:05 p.m. Live via Zoom Admission: Free New York-based author Rob Fitts will discuss his book Remembering Japanese Baseball: An Oral History of the Game at the next JapanBall “Chatter Up!” Zoom call. The winner of the 2005 Society of American Baseball Research and The Sporting News Award for Best Baseball Research, Remembering Japanese Baseball is … Continue reading New York-Based Baseball Author Rob Fitts to Speak at JapanBall Zoom Call