Japan Society to Host Program Featuring Minimalist Fumio Sasaki

Habit-Making: A Minimalist’s Tips for a Better Life

Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. EST

Live via YouTube and Zoom

Workshop Admission: $25/$20 members, seniors, and students

After the past months of isolation, many of our normal routines have gone out the window. We may have developed unhealthy habits surrounding food, exercise, screen time, and so much more. How can we break bad habits and make good ones? Minimalist Fumio Sasaki explores this question in his new book, Hello Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life.

At Japan Society’s two-part program, Sasaki will share practical tips from cognitive psychology and step-by-step advice that anyone can potentially use to live a more ordered and fulfilling life.

Program Schedule

Part 1: Live Webinar
6:30 p.m. until 7:10 p.m. EST
Sasaki shares insights from his new book, Hello Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life

Five-minute break from 7:10 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. EST

Part 2: Workshop
7:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. EST
Sasaki walks participants step-by-step through the process of developing better habits, followed by a Q&A session

*Exact schedule subject to change

Program Details

The Live Webinar will be streamed through YouTube, and the Workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Tickets are required to access the Workshop portion of this program. Registrants will receive the viewing links by email on the event day. In Japanese with English interpretation.

Register for Parts 1 and 2 (Live Webinar and Workshop)

$25/$20 members, seniors and students
To purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.

Register for Part 1 only (Live Webinar)

Free, with advance registration required. Pay What You Wish options are also available to support Japan Society’s innovative programs.
Click here to register.

Fumio Sasaki ©Daphne Youree

About Fumio Sasaki

Author and minimalist Fumio Sasaki doesn’t purport to be Marie Kondo; he’s a regular guy who once had too much stuff. He used to love collecting “things” such as books he didn’t read, cameras he didn’t use, and musical instruments he didn’t play. After the stress of wasting money on things that only created clutter, Sasaki gradually pared down his belongings to only essential items.

He now lives in a 215-foot apartment in Tokyo (!) and is the author of two books, Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism and Hello Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life.

This will not be his first event at Japan Society; he gave a talk in April 2017. You can watch the full video at Japan Society’s YouTube channel.

Featured Image: Fumio Sasaki ©Daphne Youree; Book: Marc Tran/Stocksy United