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  • Performing Arts: Programs: Japan Society
    to check availability Girl X Theater Annual Play Reading Series Girl X Monday March 21 7 30 PM Buy Tickets Music Sound Exploration with Otomo Yoshihide FEN Saturday May 14 7 PM Saturday May 14 9 30 PM Buy Tickets Season Preview WORKSHOPS Onnagata Demonstration Workshop Okinawan Dance Music Workshop Onnagata Demonstration Saturday September 19 1 PM Sold Out Workshop Butoh Workshop with Yukio Suzuki Sunday October 4 1 PM Workshop Kyogen Workshop Movement Voice Saturday December 12 2 PM Workshop Toshiki Okada Workshop for Theater Professionals Saturday January 16 1 PM Sold Out PROGRAMS FOR KIDS Workshop Butoh Dance Workshop for Kids Sunday October 4 10 30 AM Family Program Obake Family Day Experience Japan s Ghosts Goblins Sunday November 1 11 AM Workshop Kyogen Movement Workshop for Kids Saturday December 12 10 30 AM Lead Sponsor Major Support ORIX USA Corporation Doug and Teresa Peterson The Fan Fox and Leslie R Samuels Foundation Inc the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature an anonymous donor and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council Additional Support Dr and Mrs Carl F Taeusch II Sarah Billinghurst Solomon and Howard Solomon Ms Hiroko Onoyama Dean Jeanette C Takamura Dr John K Gillespie Mr Terry Brykczynski and Ms Andrea Miller Mr Norton Belknap Dr Stephen J and Mrs Michiko Levine Ms Pamela Perlman Mr Alex York and Ms Paula S Lawrence Endowment Lila Wallace Reader s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts established with leadership gifts from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation The Globus Family Kyocera Corporation The Starr Foundation and Toyota Motor Corporation In kind Support Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co Ltd Yamaha is the

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  • Talks+: Programs: Japan Society
    Talks The Japanese Garden Secrets of Natural Landscape Design Thursday April 21 6 30 PM Buy Tickets Overview Japan Society s Talks Program examines vital issues and themes in modern Japanese art culture and design Programming is designed to inform and to provide a gateway through which Americans can appreciate the powerful global influence of Japan s culture and its many trend defining artisans Our programs bring together experts and practitioners for provocative discussions on diverse topics including aesthetics consumer culture and cuisine Talks Video Marie Kondo Sparks Joy at Japan Society On January 21 2016 Japanese tidying guru and international best selling author Marie Kondo shared tips for transforming homes into happy organized spaces at Japan Society Named one of Time Magazine s Most Influential People in the World in 2015 Marie developed a home organizing method that has taken the world by storm Talks Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group MUFG Japan Airlines is the exclusive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Talks Programs at Japan Society United Airlines is the exclusive U S Airlines sponsor of Talks Programs at Japan Society Additional support is provided by Chris A Wachenheim the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund and Dr Yuichiro Kuwama Image From the Annual Sake Tasting Lecture Ayumi Sakamoto 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 Follow Us Blog Facebook Twitter YouTube Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship Visitor Information Location 333 East 47th Street New York NY 10017 Box Office Hours Monday 12 6 PM Tuesday Thursday 11

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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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  • Video: Multimedia: Japan Society
    t miss your chance to meet Japanese tidying guru and international best selling author Marie Kondo and pick up tips for transforming your home into a happy organized space Start Video LANGUAGE LESSON Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Lesson 28 Baseball Wednesday January 13 Baseball has grown in popularity throughout the world especially in Japan and Korea To help prepare you for Japan Society s upcoming performance God Bless Baseball here s a basic primer on baseball vocabulary in English Japanese and Korean Start Video LECTURE Sandra Phillips How the US Discovered Japanese Photography Thursday December 17 6 30 PM Join Sandra Phillips Senior Curator of Photography SFMoMA for this keynote lecture on the history of Japanese photography in the United States Followed by an exclusive cocktail reception for ticket holders Start Video BUSINESS POLICY Womenomics in Action Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations Thursday December 3 6 PM In light of an unprecedented global movement to increase the number of women at the board managerial level the importance of diversity has moved Japan and other nations to implement similar women s empowerment programs With the movement for women s equality in the workplace in full swing we bring together a panel of Japanese and American experts to examine the successes and challenges of corporate initiatives with the intent of fostering women s empowerment and engagement in the U S and Japan Start Video BUSINESS POLICY Ultimate Alliance The History of U S Japan Economic Relations since 1945 Tuesday December 1 6 PM This year in commemoration of the 70 years marking the end of World War II it has come time to evaluate the history of U S Japan economic ties since 1945 In this program Paul Volcker and Toyoo Gyohten co authors of Changing Fortunes The World

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  • Articles: Multimedia: Japan Society
    2014 Read More Policy Japan s New National Security Strategy Its Impacts on Regional Stability March 23 2014 Read More Policy Recent Developments in Japan s Economy Monetary Policy March 19 2014 Read More Policy Harvard Professor Joseph Nye on America s Rebalance Towards Japan China March 12 2014 Read More Policy The U S Japan China Triangle Building a Path to Trilateral Cooperation January 22 2014 Read More Business Unpredictable But Not Unmanageable Ensuring that a Corporate Crisis Does Not End in Corporate Ruin December 4 2013 Read More Business Policy A New Era for the Japanese Economy Will Abenomics Succeed November 1 2013 Read More Business LINE s Global Strategy A Paradigm Shift in Social Media October 17 2013 Read More Art A Star Is Reborn Mariko Mori Expands Through Inner And Outer Space by Marisa Rindone A divergence from her work of centuries past well the 90s Rebirth Recent Work by Mariko Mori brings the focus on nature conveying both its power and serenity Read More 1 2 3 4 5 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

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  • Support: Japan Society
    and U S Japan relations in a global context Individuals Share your passion for Japan and help Japan Society thrive by joining our vibrant community of supporters Become an Individual Member Make a Donation Give a Legacy Gift Attend the Annual Dinner In Memoriam Jiro Murase In Memoriam Richard J Wood Foundations Government Foundations and government agencies provide essential support for Japan Society and its wide range of programs More Info Corporations Network forge new partnerships raise brand awareness of your company and contribute to shaping the U S Japan dialogue as part of our diverse and prestigious group of corporate members and sponsors Become a Corporate Member Current Corporate Members Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Attend the Annual Dinner Annual Dinner Participate in our Annual Dinner which each year attracts hundreds of prominent business and diplomatic leaders from both sides of the Pacific Purchase tables or tickets or make a contribution More Info coords 533 800 Shodo class at Concert for Japan Member Events coords 533 800 The Sound of One Hand Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin Member Events coords 534 800 Member Events coords 600 800 Hakuin exhibition tour at Reflections An Evening of Zen event Member Events coords 384 576 Obake Members Appreciation Event Member Events coords 384 576 Reflections An Evening of Zen event Member Events coords 384 576 Reflections An Evening of Zen event Member Events coords 576 384 Interrogations Words of the Zen Masters by Yoshi Oida at Reflections An Evening of Zen event Member Events coords 384 576 Kajitsu with special tasting menu Member Events coords 383 576 Image George Hirose coords 480 720 Image George Hirose coords 480 721 Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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  • Individuals: Support: Japan Society
    our Toyota Language Center with a range of classes for learners at every level And many more Your membership gift helps Japan Society to grow and thrive for years to come In return your membership gives you exclusive benefits invitations to special events and discounts on hundreds of performances films lectures and classes Receive a limited edition Japan Society BAGGU bag a token of our appreciation when you join or upgrade at the Sustaining 250 level and above while supplies last In addition enjoy special privileges provided by our Restaurant and Merchant Partners among other benefits We look forward to seeing you at Japan Society Levels of Membership Individual 60 Dual 100 Free admission to gallery exhibitions Invitations to members only programs and gallery exhibition openings Discounted tickets to box office events Discounts on Toyota Language Center classes Discounts on Japan Society exhibition catalogues Subscription to bimonthly Calendar of Events Free access to C V Starr Library Join Renew or Give as Gift Family 125 All Individual benefits for two adults and up to four children under 18 Join Renew or Give as Gift Contributing 150 All Dual benefits plus Complimentary ticket offers throughout the year Two complimentary gallery passes each year Join Renew or Give as Gift Sustaining 250 All Contributing benefits plus Two additional complimentary gallery passes each year Discounts at Japan Society Restaurant Merchant Partners Acknowledgment in Performing Arts events program notes Join Renew or Give as Gift Sponsor 500 All Sustaining benefits plus Invitations to select private receptions and special film screenings Invitations to private gallery tours One select exhibition catalogue each year One Individual 60 gift membership for a person of your choice Acknowledgment in Japan Society s Annual Report Join Renew or Give as Gift Student Senior 40 Student full time students with valid ID Senior age 65 and older All Individual benefits If you wish to join at the Student or Senior level please contact the Membership Office at 212 715 1270 or Circle of Friends Circle of Friends giving begins at 1 000 and allows you either to focus your gift on particular programs or support our full range of programming Special benefits accompany these levels Learn more about Circle of Friends Members Corner Past Event Highlight Provoke Black and White Party January 2016 Winter Staff Picks Recipes December 2015 Japan Society Summer Staff Picks In and Around Tokyo July 2015 Member Spotlight Karen Garthe June 2015 Member Spotlight Jaime Marti March 2015 Read more PAST EVENTS Japan Society is a not for profit tax exempt organization described in Section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Contributions to Japan Society are deductible to the extent allowed by law Certain goods and services provided in exchange for a donation may reduce the amount of a donor s charitable deduction If you wish to make a donation but receive no benefits in return please contact Japan Society Images Izumi Higa courtesy of Yokohama Noh Theater Yoshiaki Kanda Manabu Ikeda b 1973 Foretoken

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  • Give a Legacy Gift: Individuals: Support: Japan Society
    to Japan Society please contact our Individual Giving office at 212 715 1270 or If you have already included Japan Society in your estate plans thank you Please let us know so that we may include you in our Legacy Circle a special group of individuals with a passion for Japan and Japan Society who are committed to helping ensure that the Society is here for generations to come LEGACY CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT MARK GOLDFIELD It was the early 1990s Food and travel were the first introduction to Japan for long standing Japan Society supporter Mark Goldfield and his wife Mary Hatch He armed himself with a weekend Japanese language immersion course at Japan Society and a half day program on how to plan a trip to Japan in preparation for his travels Little did they know that these little tastes of Japan would lead to a life long passion for the country its culture and its language With his early retirement in 2001 Mark decided to focus his study of Japanese taking conversation grammar and most recently shodō classes The complexity of the language keeps his mind challenged and interaction with fellow students keeps him socially active He especially takes great pleasure in the fun and relaxing shodō courses finding his own artistic sensibility and creativity Currently a Benefactor member of Japan Society Mark also enjoys the cultural activities that Japan Society offers Still loving Japanese cooking he occasionally invites his Japan Society classmates to tofu making sessions at his home in Brooklyn which houses a big collection of utilitarian ceramics some of which are Japanese On the side Mary takes private lessons on koto the traditional Japanese instrument True philanthropists Mark and Mary support various non profit organizations in Brooklyn as well as larger New York City and national

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