JETAANY, JET Alumni Association of New York, The Moth, storytelling, Japan, NYC, teaching, intercultural exchange

Mothra Leaps of Faith: A JETAANY Storytelling Event 🗓 🗺

Mothra Leaps of Faith: A JETAANY Storytelling Event Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Hostelling International New York City Hostel – 891 Amsterdam Avenue (between 103rd and 104th Streets) Admission: $10 in advance (early bird special until Sunday, February 17)/$12 at the door. The JET Alumni Association of New York (JETAANY) is hosting its first-ever, live storytelling event at the … Continue reading Mothra Leaps of Faith: A JETAANY Storytelling Event 🗓 🗺
sake, Fukushima, Fukushima sake, Japan, NYC, Japan Sake Awards, Minoru's Sake Shop, Landmark Wine and Spirits, Union Square Wines and Spirits, Canal Street Market, FUKUSHIMA SAKE Challenge Shop, sake tasting

Award-Winning Fukushima Sake Tastings 🗓 🗺

Award-Winning Fukushima Sake Tastings in NYC Friday, February 8 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Minoru’s Sake Shop at Landmark Wines and Spirits – 167 W. 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: Free Last year 19 brands of sake from Fukushima earned the Gold Prize at the annual Japan Sake Awards. It marked a record sixth consecutive year the prefecture ranked number one … Continue reading Award-Winning Fukushima Sake Tastings 🗓 🗺
gender gap, gender equality, Japan, NYC, Columbia University, Columbia Business School, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Asako Osaki, Dr. Yumiko Shimabukuro

Closing the Gender Gap in Japan: Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects 🗓 🗺

Closing the Gender Gap in Japan: Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects Thursday, February 14 from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. (Registration begins at noon) Columbia Business School – 3022 Broadway (Uris Hall, Room 303) Admission: Free The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School welcomes you to a lunchtime zadankai (“discussion meetings”) seminar. Key Topics The facts and figures surrounding the gender gap in … Continue reading Closing the Gender Gap in Japan: Achievements, Challenges, and Prospects 🗓 🗺
KOKA, calligraphy, Japanese traditions, exhibition, J-Collabo, Brooklyn, NYC, Japan

KOKA Calligraphy Solo Exhibition at J-Collabo 🗓 🗺

KOKA Calligraphy Solo Exhibition Thursday, February 7 through Monday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. J-Collabo – 300 7th Street, Brooklyn Admission: Free Japanese calligrapher KOKA will have her first solo exhibition at J-Collabo in Brooklyn. Based in New York and Tokyo, KOKA (real name: Hikaru Yamasaki) has thirteen years of experience … Continue reading KOKA Calligraphy Solo Exhibition at J-Collabo 🗓 🗺
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