The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Japan, New York, job opening, Grassroots exchange, education, grants, US-Japan relations, arts and cultural exchange

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
Setsubun, spring, lunar calendar, Japan, NYC, Japanese customs, Japanese traditions, oni, good fortune, luck, makimame

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
Kizuna Dance, dance, Gibney Dance, Dance-Mobile, NYC, Japan, Japanese culture

Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harbor View Lawn – 40 73rd Street, Brooklyn Admission: Free Kizuna Dance presents both full works and excerpts from pieces in its current touring cycle, including the first public excerpt of their latest work-in-progress, REBIRTH. Inspired by aspects of Japanese culture, the works span the company’s four-year history and … Continue reading Dance-Mobile: Kizuna Dance at Brooklyn Bridge Park