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  • Sweet Bean
    bean paste stand in the suburbs of Tokyo When 76 year old Tokue veteran actress Kirin Kiki Still Walking Chronicle of My Mother persistently asks Sentaro to work in the shop s kitchen he reluctantly accepts It soon turns out that in addition to having uncanny culinary skills her an is much more delicious than Sentaro s and a mysterious communion with nature Tokue has the ability to transform those around her including Wakana newcomer Kyara Uchida real life granddaughter of Kirin Kiki a shy teenage schoolgirl who s a regular at the shop Thanks to Tokue s sweet bean recipe the little business soon flourishes and with time Sentaro and Tokue open their hearts to reveal old wounds and painful secrets Sweet Bean is scheduled to open in New York on Friday March 18 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema This sneak preview screening was organized with the cooperation of Kino Lorber and Sophie Gluck 2015 113 min DCP color in Japanese with English subtitles Directed by Naomi Kawase With Kirin Kiki Masatoshi Nagase Kyara Uchida 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 our spring exhibition In the Wake

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  • Calendar: Japan Society
    S Japan Security Alliance Past Present and Future Monday March 14 6 PM Seven decades after the end of World War II the U S Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region This program focuses on the history of the U S Japan security alliance since 1945 discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U S Japan security relations Register WORKSHOP Making Kokedama the Potless Bonsai Wednesday March 16 6 30 PM Make your own kokedama the pot less houseplant from Japan Kokedama moss balls have been popping up in florists and style magazines around the US and now you can make one to take home with you Buy Tickets FILM Nuclear Nation II Thursday March 17 7 PM This follow up to director Atsushi Funahashi s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary continues his investigation into the aftermath of the 3 11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown by following a community of displaced people from Futaba who continue to live in temporary housing Buy Tickets Girl X 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 young daughter her derelict Younger Brother and a Man her former boyfriend who now wanders the streets in search of the Enemy Written by Suguru Yamamoto one of Japan s youngest and most promising playwrights and directors Buy Tickets TALKS How Japanese Cars Changed the World An Insider s Look Tuesday March 22 6 30 PM Tokyo based motor journalist World Car Awards Chairman and host of the international car show Samurai Wheels Peter Lyon examines the highlights of Japan s car industry its successes failures and the latest technologies including artificial intelligence pedestrian safety and autonomous driving Buy Tickets LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT Nihongo Chat Friday March 25 6 PM Join Japanese language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English Anyone with some Japanese language experience is welcome to attend BUSINESS POLICY The Age of Geo Economics Choices for Japan the U S in a G Zero World Monday March 28 6 PM Ian Bremmer President of Eurasia Group will discuss what G Zero means to the U S Japan and Asia broadly why the U S s foreign policy is in decline how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment and what kind of path the U S may choose as the world s only superpower Register FILM Stray Dog Friday April 1 7 PM Akira Kurosawa s classic police procedural starring a luminous Toshiro Mifune screens in honor of what would have been the superstar actor s 96th birthday Buy Tickets 1 2 3 4 Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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  • Calendar: Japan Society
    the future of anime in the post Miyazaki era Buy Tickets FILM You Can Succeed Too Friday April 8 7 PM The closest Japanese cinema ever came to the full blown Broadway style musical with singing and dancing on the streets of Tokyo music by avant garde composer and jazzman Toshiro Mayuzumi lyrics by renowned poet Shuntaro Tanikawa and direction by one of Toho s most prominent new wave directors Eizo Sugawa Buy Tickets Popular Song and Performance in the Japanese Musical Film LECTURE Series Curator Lecture Popular Song and Performance in the Japanese Musical Film Saturday April 9 3 PM Michael Raine will talk about the history of the musical film in Japan from silent films accompanied by live performance to postmodern parodies of musicals as the quintessential American genre taking in wartime propaganda and group sounds imitations of Beatles films along the way FILM So Young So Bright Saturday April 9 4 30 PM Originally published in and sponsored by the song and movie entertainment magazine Heibon this musical comedy starred three of the most popular young singers in 1950s Japan Hibari Misora Chiemi Eri and Izumi Yukimura Buy Tickets FILM The Stormy Man Saturday April 9 7 PM Yujiro Ishihara the biggest male film and singing star in postwar Japan plays a rough drummer given his big break by female talent manager Mie Kitahara Directed by Umetsugu Inoue one of the major directors of postwar musicals who even inserted song and dance performances into his action films Buy Tickets FILM Singing Lovebirds Tuesday April 12 7 PM A tie up with the Teichiku record company starring jazz singers Dick Mine and Tomiko Hattori alongside singer actress Haruyo Ichikawa and sword film superstar Chiezo Kataoka Directed by Makino Masahiro perhaps the most prolific director of musical films in Japan Buy Tickets 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 justice FILM Twilight Saloon Friday April 15 7 PM Tomu Uchida s second comeback film after staying in China since World War II Isamu Kosugi plays an alcoholic painter who quit painting when he realized his wartime work was propaganda An all star allegory of postwar Japan as seen by a war returnee Buy Tickets FILM Oh Bomb Saturday April 16 4 30 PM Toho new wave director Kihachi Okamoto tests the limits of the musical comedy in this experimental rhythm film that incorporates Japanese forms of musical performance such as naniwabushi and Buddhist chant as well as direct references to West Side Story Buy Tickets 1 2 3 4 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

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  • Calendar: Japan Society
    Secrets of Natural Landscape Design Thursday April 21 6 30 PM From prominent temple gardens in Kyoto to the tranquil stone oasis at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Shiro Nakane is keeping the art of the traditional Japanese garden alive He comes to Japan Society to share his insights on Japanese garden design gained through a lifetime of work in the field Buy Tickets FILM The Happiness of the Katakuris Saturday April 23 4 PM Based on a non musical Korean film The Quiet Family by another genre mixing filmmaker Jae Woon Kim Takashi Miike uses the increasing absurdity of this comedy horror musical to explore the state of the Japanese family after the collapse of the economic boom that underpinned the popular song film Rated R Buy Tickets FILM Memories of Matsuko Saturday April 23 7 PM Another darkly hilarious film about family the desire for recognition and the pain of its refusal Cute digital effects and gaudy musical numbers belie a story of abuse that has much in common with Kenji Mizoguchi s Life of Oharu Buy Tickets MUSIC Sound Exploration with Otomo Yoshihide FEN Saturday May 14 7 PM Saturday May 14 9 30 PM Wizard noise unit FEN Far East Network makes its North American debut at Japan Society for a one of a kind evening of sound exploration Led by pioneer Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide who is also known for his composition of the hit theme song from the 2013 NHK morning drama Amachan and his post 3 11 Fukushima revitalization efforts FEN includes avant garde musical geniuses Yan Jun Beijing Ryu Hankil Seoul and Yuen Cheewai Singapore Buy Tickets 1 2 3 4 Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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  • Calendar: Japan Society
    s Sleep Friday February 26 Sunday February 28 The mundane life of a young Japanese housewife plagued by insomnia offers a window into a haunting and beautiful sleep deprived world Obie Award winning theater companies Ripe Time and The Play Company offer a physical theater piece adapted from Haruki Murakami s short story Sleep Nemuri SOLD OUT Limited tickets may be released please call the Box Office on February 24 at 212 715 1258 to check availability INNOVATORS NETWORK Local Innovators Forum 2016 Saturday February 27 10 30 AM Forum held offsite in Tokyo As we approach the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake speakers will look at what has been achieved in Tohoku and what remains to be done TALKS The Prince of Kabuki Ebizo Ichikawa Monday February 29 6 30 PM In anticipation of his project Grand Japan Theater s first performance at Carnegie Hall on March 1st An Evening of Japanese Traditional Theatre Ebizo Ichikawa XI takes the stage at Japan Society for a conversation about his career and the traditions of kabuki theater Ebizo will be joined by hayashikata kabuki musician Denjiro Tanaka VII and other kabuki performers for the discussion SOLD OUT Limited tickets may be released please call the Box Office on February 26 at 212 715 1258 to check availability BUSINESS POLICY Korea Japan Relations Potential and Progress Thursday March 3 12 PM Korea Society Chairman Thomas Hubbard discusses recent progress in Korea Japan relations with Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Dr Sheila Smith in this timely and forward looking session co organized by the Korea Society FILM Sweet Bean Thursday March 3 7 PM In Ms Kawase s graceful tale adapted from the novel by Durian Sukegawa introverted loner Sentaro Masatoshi Nagase Mystery Train runs a tiny dorayaki pancakes filled with an a sweet red bean paste stand in the suburbs of Tokyo FAMILY PROGRAM Doll Festival Hinamatsuri Sunday March 6 2 PM Come enjoy our displays of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls and learn about the songs traditions and history that surrounds Japan s Doll Festival which celebrates the health and happiness of young girls Buy Tickets BUSINESS POLICY Security Challenges in Northeast Asia Thursday March 10 6 PM In the Northeast Asian region North Korea s nuclear tests and missile launches tend to capture the headlines in mainstream media This program will explore what the United States Japan and Russia can do to promote peace and security in the region 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 crisis has been met with an overwhelming reaction in the arts marking a profound shift in the contemporary Japanese cultural landscape Opening five years to the day since 3 11 Japan Society s presentation of In the Wake reveals a stunning range of photographic responses to the disaster and the artistic paths that

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  • Waku Waku Japanese: Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    you memorize them all Try spelling out your name or other fun words in both languages Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki Chat Sign Language Thursday November 5 Today we re discussing Japanese Sign Language Did you know Sign Languages are vastly different country to country Something as simple as hello changes completely between American and Japanese Sign Language We talk with Sherry san an instructor at the School for the Deaf regarding various signs in both Japanese and American Sign Language Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki Chat Okinawan Language Wednesday September 16 Today we re discussing the islands of Okinawa and their distinct languages and dialect with Okinawan dancer and singer Ms Junko Fisher Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 27 Audience Questions Monday August 31 Q 1 How do you use the verbs あります and います Both verbs mean There is are You use あります for inanimate objects and います for animate objects Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki Chat First Time Travel Tips Wednesday July 29 This is a casual round table discussion on various topics related to Japan The topic of this week s video is tips for first time travelers to Japan Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 26 Tongue Twisters Thursday July 9 Have you ever tried a Japanese tongue twister If not give these a try Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 25 Movie Genres Monday July 6 Here is how to say some of the common movie genres in Japanese Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 24 Usagi Holmes 1 A Study in Verbs Tuesday May 26 Today we are focusing on verb groups in Japanese Start Video 1 2 3 4 5 Click here to sign up for

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