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Japan Foundation Announces Japanese Film Festival Online 2022 Pre-Event

Japanese Film Festival Online 2022 Pre-Event Monday, November 15 through Sunday, November 21 Online Free The Japan Foundation organized Japanese Film Festival (JFF), a project the organization created with the aim to share the excitement of Japanese cinema with the world. As one portion of JFF, the Japan Foundation will hold the Japanese Film Festival Online 2022 in 25 countries simultaneously for two weeks in … Continue reading Japan Foundation Announces Japanese Film Festival Online 2022 Pre-Event

Japan Foundation, New York Delves Into the Phenomenon of Cosplay

Cosplay: Discovering a Sense of Self Through Fandom Thursday, October 28 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Online Event Admission: Free Examine the history and power of the cosplay with experts from Japan and the U.S. at this Japan Foundation online event. About Cosplay: Discovering a Sense of Self Through Fandom Have you ever cosplayed? Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character … Continue reading Japan Foundation, New York Delves Into the Phenomenon of Cosplay

Upcoming Japan Foundation Lecture Series to Focus on Kawabata Yasunari

No Friend to Girls: Kawabata Yasunari, Shōjo no tomo, and the Appropriation of Girls’ Culture Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT Livestream on YouTubeLive Admission: Free Japan Foundation, New York is hosting the fourth session of “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” About the Event In this lecture, JF Former Fellow Deborah Shamoon will reevaluate Kawabata Yasunari’s fiction. She will focus … Continue reading Upcoming Japan Foundation Lecture Series to Focus on Kawabata Yasunari

Japan Foundation Former Fellow Michiko Suzuki to Explore Depictions of Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature

Reading Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature: The Case of Kōda Aya Monday, March 29 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. EDT YouTube Live Admission: Free Last fall the Japan Foundation, New York launched their online lecture series, “Illuminating Japanese Studies: Lecture Series with Former JF Fellows.” Since the Fellowship program began in 1972, there have been more than 1,000 American Fellowship recipients who study a … Continue reading Japan Foundation Former Fellow Michiko Suzuki to Explore Depictions of Kimonos in Modern Japanese Literature

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