Music, Talk, and Book Signing by Migiwa Miyajima and Ken Honda
Sunday, August 14 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
Culture Lab LIC – 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City
Culture Lab LIC hosts the first unique collaboration in New York with music, a discussion, and a book signing with Japanese author Ken Honda and Japanese musician Migiwa Miyajima.
About the Event
Internationally acclaimed Japanese author and money mentor Ken Honda will be in conversation with Migiwa Miyajima a Japanese-born, New York-based jazz composer, producer, and pianist.
How did Honda’s early business experiences affect his successes in life?
How did Miyajima, once the editor-in-chief of a famous magazine in Japan, reinvent herself in New York as a Grammy-nominated musician?
They will share secrets about money, willpower, gratitude, and the Japanese Zen mind. Miyajima’s jazz orchestra will perform her compositions, and a Q&A and book/CD signing will follow.
Miyajima and Honda will donate profits from this event to Miyajima’s Unbreakable Hope and Resilience project. The project is based on interviews she conducted with survivors of and volunteers for the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011.
To purchase tickets, please visit Miyajima’s Eventbrite page.
Audiences of all ages must present in-person verification of vaccination and a government-issued photo ID to enter Culture Lab LIC and must wear masks during the entire show.
About Ken Honda
Money and happiness expert Ken Honda is a best-selling self-development author in Japan, with book sales surpassing eight million copies since 2001. His latest book is called Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money. He studied law at Waseda University in Tokyo and entered the Japanese workforce as a business consultant and investor. His financial expertise comes from owning and managing several businesses, including an accounting company, a management consulting firm, and a venture capital corporation.
His writings bridge the topics of finance and self-help, focusing on creating and generating personal wealth and happiness through deeper self-honesty. He provides ongoing support through mentoring programs, business seminars, therapeutic workshops, and correspondence courses.
Honda is the first person from Japan to be voted into the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of personal and professional development leaders. Learn more at KenHonda.com.
About Migiwa Miyajima
Hailing from Japan, composer, producer, pianist, and bandleader of the 17-piece Miggy Augmented Orchestra, Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima creates large-scale works manifesting her distinct life experiences. Birdland Jazz Club says, “Miyajima’s music reflects her journey as a musician and humanitarian.”
Formerly editor-in-chief of a magazine in Japan, Miyajima trusted the power of music and became a full-time musician at the age of 30. In four years, the Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra discovered her, and she earned two Grammy nominations as its associate producer. After surviving the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Miyajima received a Japanese government grant and a Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship and relocated to the US.
She is the recipient of other grants and awards including the 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship; 2020 NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre; and 2021 Creative Engagement program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In July 2021, she performed at the Restart Stages at Lincoln Center as a representative of Asian artists. In March 2022, she gave a speech and performed in Times Square at the special stage for the event entitled “BREAK THE SILENCE: Justice for Asian Women,” a nationwide rally with speakers such as Governor Kathy Hochul of New York State. Please visit Miyajima’s website for more information.