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  • Keith Yamashita: Participants: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    over the years have included the CEOs and leadership teams at Apple eBay Gap Gap Inc IBM Johnson Johnson GE Old Navy Mercedes Benz Nike PBS The Coca Cola Company Target Yahoo among others And SYP has worked on turn around efforts leadership development programs innovation initiatives and culture change efforts Last year he served as an ambassador for the Japan Society and was part of a team of delegates sent to Japan to study innovation In that capacity he interviewed more than 70 Japanese CEOs leaders and cultural leaders Yamashita is a published author having published in the Harvard Business Review two books Unstuck 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us and several articles He s lectured at the Yale School of Management Stanford Business School and the Jack F Welch Leadership Center General Electric s famed Crotonville Learning Center He holds a master s degree in organizational behavior and a bachelor s degree in quantitative economics from Stanford University https www sypartners com Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/programs/innovators_network/participants/keith_yamashita (2016-02-14)
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  • Local Innovators Forum 2016
    Co founder Sweet Treat 3 11 Followed by a reception Tickets 3 000 To Register http thinktohoku etic or jp 227entry In Japanese For More Information http thinktohoku etic or jp en about Part of Commemorating the 5th Anniversary of 3 11 an institution wide series of programming that examines the post 3 11 recovery and reconstruction process and the tremendous challenges that remain Local Innovators Forum is generously supported by Mitsubishi Corporation KPMG Japan and the Japan Society Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Exhibition In the Wake Japanese Photographers Respond to 3 11 Friday March 11 Sunday June 12 The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11 2011 and triggered an on going nuclear More Info Installation Yoko Ono Wish Tree Friday March 11 Sunday June 12 Make a wish and imagine peace with this special installation by trailblazing artist and cultural icon Yoko Ono who will More Info Symposium New Directions in Japanese Art Architecture after 3 11 Friday March 11 5 30 PM Leading artists practitioners and scholars discuss the emergence of local community as a determining factor of creative More Info Film Nuclear Nation II Thursday March 17 7 PM This follow up to director Atsushi Funahashi s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary continues his investigation More Info Girl X width 78 Theater Annual Play Reading Series Girl X Monday March 21 7 30 PM Set in a post 3 11 Tokyo Girl X centers on a few characters Sister who lives with her rich husband and More Info Artists in Dialogue Confronting Disaster Friday April 15 6 30 PM Join this groundbreaking conversation with two artists working on the cutting edge of the visual arts and environmental More Info Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/event/local-innovators-forum-2016 (2016-02-14)
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  • A Trip into the Twilight Zone: North Korea in Fiction and Nonfiction
    in North Korea and their return to Japan Boynton s initial research for the book was undertaken during his time as a Japan Society U S Japan Media Fellow during which he interviewed Yonghi Yang She is known for her documentaries Dear Pyongyang and Sona The Other Myself about her family and the decision by her father a fervent supporter of the North Korean regime to send her three older brothers from Japan to North Korea as part of a repatriation campaign and her recent feature film Our Homeland Yang s upcoming book her first novel scheduled for publication in April 2016 takes place at Korea University in Tokyo and explores the issue of zainichi and a love affair with a Japanese man Due to her work Yang can no longer visit her family in North Korea Followed by a book signing and reception Tickets 10 8 Japan Society members seniors students Box Office Policy The Innovators Network is made possible in part by Hiroko Onoyama and Japan Society s endowment for policy projects International transportation is supported by United Airlines Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat eNews Sign up Stay informed about all Japan Society programs and events Subscribe Now Visitor Information Location 333 East 47th Street New York NY 10017 Box Office Hours Monday 12 6 PM Tuesday Thursday 11 6 PM Friday 11 AM 9 PM Weekends during exhibitions 11 AM 5 PM Box Office 212 715 1258 Check our Visit page for current weekend hours Gallery Hours Japan Society Gallery is currently closed for installation of

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/event/a-trip-into-the-twilight-zone-north-korea-in-fiction-and-nonfiction (2016-02-14)
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  • Current Projects: Innovators Network: Programs: Japan Society
    March 2015 for further discussions We are currently discussing what we might do to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 3 11 August 2015 Participants Kenichi Bamba 伴場賢一 Founder President Bridge for Fukushima Kenichi Bamba is the President Founder of Bridge for Fukushima which provides hands on support to NPOs and social entrepreneurs promotes tourism to the affected area and the community revitalization of Minamisoma In 2000 after working for a bank for six years Mr Bamba moved to The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia AMDA an international NGO and worked in Cambodia Bangladesh and Zambia He also worked as an in house consultant in the Cambodia office of the Food and Agriculture Organization A graduate of the London School of Economics he worked on agricultural projects in Ethiopia and Kenya with the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA and started a consulting firm focused on BoP and project implementation in developing countries Flozell Daniels Jr フロゼル ダニエルス ジュニア President CEO Foundation for Louisiana As President CEO of the Foundation for Louisiana Flozell is responsible for leading the Foundation in its mission to invest in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger more sustainable communities across Louisiana Mr Daniels 18 year policy leadership career includes prior appointments at Tulane University as Executive Director of State and Local Affairs and Urban Policy Specialist Deputy Director in the Division of Federal and State Programs Office of the Mayor for the City of New Orleans Neil Gibbons ニール ギボンズ Board Chair Propeller A Force for Social Innovation Neil Gibbons is an entrepreneur adept at building new products and entrepreneurial businesses and helping others build capacity and achieve growth in their businesses He is the Board Chair for Propeller A Force for Social Innovation a New Orleans based organization that supports social entrepreneurs in tackling systemic social or environmental challenges assisting them to scale their business and achieve sustainability During his tenure Propeller scaled its operations launched an incubator space increased its annual budget by 20 times and has supported over 40 entrepreneurial social ventures Toru Hiji 臂徹 Deputy Representative Next Cabinet Iwate After working as a consultant for the construction industry for six years in Tokyo Toru went to Otsuchi in the aftermath of the disaster to help draw up a recovery plan He collaborated with local residents to come up with a town plan that would put the residents first and launched a local organization He quit his job as a consultant and became the secretary general of the organization Toru s paternal grandmother is from Iwate Satoshi Ito 伊藤聡 President Sanriku Hitotsunagi Nature School Satoshi Ito is President of the Sanriku Hitotsunagi Nature School which works with the local community to contribute to the revitalization of the area through problem solving activities and adjusts their work to match the changing needs of the community Projects include turning volunteer tourism into actual tourism Ito has been involved with the revitalization of Kamaishi for over 10 years in different capacities

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  • Language Center: Programs: Japan Society
    Waku Waku Japanese Miyashita Sensei Language Classes Open Courses Spring 2016 Intensive Japanese Weekend These concentrated courses are designed to teach beginners basic conversational skills They will be useful to people with traveling or schedule conflicts or those who were too late to register or missed too many of our regular classes Spring 2016 Japanese Language Teacher Training Program Introductory Course This program is a practical course for those who wish to learn essential classroom teaching skills in order to teach Japanese in classroom or individual settings and for those who have had little or no formal training in teaching Japanese as a foreign language Spring 2016 Japanese Thirteen levels of Japanese from beginning to advanced emphasize conversation listening reading and writing Kanji JLPT courses and specialized courses are also offered Registration is closed 2016春期英会話教室 Spring 2016 English Courses Thirty eight hours of beginner and intermediate advanced English as a Second Language ESL conversation Registration is closed Spring 2016 Shodo These hands on workshop classes will introduce the techniques of shodō an art form using a brush and charcoal ink on paper wood plaques and fabric Registration is closed Spring 2016 Hiragana Katakana Workshops These mini workshops offer the beginning student of Japanese the opportunity to quickly and efficiently master the reading of the two Japanese syllabaries hiragana and katakana Registration is closed New Classes JAPANESE 10 A Conversation through Manga Tuesdays 2 2 4 5 6 10 8 00 pm 10 lessons Prereq level 9 or above Instructor Kurahara Manga is a powerful learning tool illustrations provide clear contexts and dialogues are written in natural colloquial Japanese It s also a great source for learning onomatopoeia In this new class we will focus on conversational Japanese through a mixture of contemporary manga including Pluto by one of the most famous manga artists of today Naoki Urasawa Other titles may include Sherlock Holmes and Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo a popular manga series filled with fun and practical tips for native and non native speakers alike JAPANESE 12 A J Drama in Action Wednesdays 2 3 4 6 6 10 8 00 pm 10 lessons Prereq level 11 or equivalent Instructor Kurahara Unlike textbooks Japanese TV dramas provide the unique advantage of seeing language in action In this class we will use excerpts of dramas to explore vocabulary and grammar not frequently encountered in the traditional classroom setting and we will have lively discussions on social and cultural issues relevant to us today In addition enactment of short scenes will encourage students to feel the character s emotions and understand the situation more intimately Support for Japan Society s Toyota Language Center is provided in part by Mark F Goldfield and Mary E Hatch Mr Christopher Hong William K Tomita Mr Steven Giordano Mr Shinjiro Tsutsui and Dr Bic Kanayjorn All photos George Hirose Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/www.japansociety.org/page/programs/language_center (2016-02-14)
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  • Registration Information: Language Center: Programs: Japan Society
    715 1293 Important note Some classes may be limited in size We strongly recommend that you register early to ensure enrollment in your first choice of class Please read all notes before completing the application form The following policies apply Registration Deadlines Students will receive course confirmation by phone or letter Tuition is non refundable and non transferable for any reason after 12 pm on the registration deadline day See Course Description and Registration Form for deadlines Refunds are subject to a 20 service charge No partial registration or auditing is permitted Please note that cancellations are accepted by phone or in person only We do not accept email cancellations Discounts Membership discounts on tuition are available to Japan Society individual members Executive Courtesy Card holders and employees of corporate members at the Corporate Patron level and above Course Cancellation Japan Society reserves the right to cancel any course if sufficient enrollment is not obtained In such cases those students already enrolled will receive full refunds Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/page/programs/language_center/registration_information (2016-02-14)
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