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  • 1968 and Beyond: The New World of Art & Photography
    1968 and Beyond The New World of Art Photography Join For a New World to Come artists Ishiuchi Miyako and Kunié Sugiura in conversation with exhibition curator Yasufumi Nakamori Museum of Fine Arts Houston for their insiders perspective on the earliest stirrings of contemporary art in Japan and New York during the late 1960s and 1970s This artists in dialogue opening event will shed new light on the radical and deeply personal camera based practices that drew artists and photographers to the edge of visual experimentation across the globe Followed by an exclusive cocktail reception with the discussants You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player 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 Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy Education Family Film Gallery Innovators Network

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/1968-and-beyond-the-new-world-of-art-photography (2016-02-14)
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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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/content.cfm?page=/page/multimedia/webcast&StartRow=1&SearchNum=10 (2016-02-14)
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  • Demystifying the AIIB: Implications for China, Japan & the U.S.
    established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank AIIB an ambitious initiative by China that aims to provide financing for infrastructure projects in Asia While 57 countries have submitted their applications to join the AIIB as founding members the U S and Japan have refrained citing the bank s unclear governance and a lack of transparency Should the U S and Japan join the AIIB despite their reservations In this panel discussion we invite experts in global finance to discuss the outlook for China s new 100 billion bank and how the U S and Japan should engage with it Panelists Dr Masahiro Kawai Professor Graduate School of Public Policy University of Tokyo former Dean CEO the Asian Development Bank Institute ADBI Dr Eisuke Sakakibara Professor Aoyama Gakuin University President the Institute for Indian Economic Studies former Japanese Vice Minister of Finance Dr He Fan Former Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Senior Research Fellow at the China Finance 40 Forum Senior Economics Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking Dr Jeffrey Shafer Founder Principal JRSHAFER INSIGHT former Under Secretary of the U S Treasury for International Affairs Moderator Dean Merit E Janow School of International and Public Affairs Professor of Professional Practice International Economic Law International Affairs Columbia University Member of the Board of Directors Japan Society You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player 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 Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/demystifying-the-aiib-implications-for-china-japan-the-us (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 23 - Animals
    in New York City There are so many delightful animals appearing throughout the beautiful ukiyoe paintings in this exhibit Cats are called neko in Japanese shiro neko white cat kuro neko black cat shiro kuro black white aka neko red brown cat mike neko calico cat tora neko tiger patterned cat Cats can be an auscipicious character that invites good luck The beckoning cat or maneki neko usually has either the right paw or the left paw being raised The right paw is believed to bring in more people or customers and the left paw is supposed to bring in more money to the business Some cats are ochame playful some are otonashii quiet and some are itazurazuki mischievous Some are even kowai scary You can really see their individual characteristics come to life in these paintings Some other animals found in this exhibit are nezumi mice or rats inu dogs tora tigers raion lions 12 year Chinese zodiac animals are nezumi rat ushi ox tora tiger usagi rabbit tatsu dragon hebi snake uma horse hitsuji sheep saru monkey tori rooster inu dog and inoshishi boar These are called juunishi or eto What do all cats love to eat Fish sakana of course You can also find katsuo bushi dried bonito namazu catfish and tako octopus among others in the exhibit If you live in or visit the NY metropolitan area please come check out the artwork and also enjoy discovering the various animals You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player 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

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-23-animals (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 22 - Onomatopoeia Food
    our daily conversations With that much variety they enable us express the exact states of mind movements situations etc There are two types of onomatopoeia in Japanese giongo imitates actual sounds that you hear just like sound effects For example kon kon is the sound of a door knock gitaigo expresses things that don t have sounds for instance uki uki the title of our show which expresses that you are looking forward to something with great excitement So we re happy to bring you the first one of our onomatopoeia series today Here we ll look at onomatope on everyone s favorite topic food 1 peko peko means you re hungry So you can say Aa onaka peko peko I m starving 2 Guu Guu rumbling of your stomach Kurasu de onaka ga guu guu itte hazukashi katta I m so embarrassed my stomach was grumbling in class 3 atsu atsu piping hot Kore atsu atsu dakara kiwotsukete ne This is super hot so be careful 4 toro toro melty Kono toro toro no chi zu oishii This melting cheese is super good 5 kongari means when something is baked perfectly to golden brown Pan ga kongari oishiku yake mashita Douzo meshi agatte kudasai Our bread is fresh out of the oven and golden brown Please have some These are just the tip of the iceberg There are many many more fun useful onomatopoeia so please stay tuned for more in this onomatope series in our future videos Dewa mata Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-22-onomatopoeia-food (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki Chat! - Nonverbal Communication
    Nonverbal Communication Welcome to Uki Uki Chat This is a casual round table discussion on various topics related to Japan The topic of this week s video is nonverbal communication In Japan there is a very strong emphasis on communicating through non verbal methods facial expressions body language gestures etc rather than explaining things in words Do you have any topic you would like us to discuss Please let us know in the comment section Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player 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 Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy Education Family Film

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-chat-nonverbal-communication (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 21 - Filler Words
    making your speech sound more natural and authentic a great skill for those of you learning Japanese So let s go right ahead and look at some of the most commonly used tsunagi kotoba ano is one of the most common fillers For example Ano sumimasen Kono isu iidesuka Um excuse me May I take this chair A hai Douzo Oh yes Go ahead In this next example you can see another extremely common filler which is eeto It s often used when you re thinking while talking For instance Ano raishuu no doyoubi ranchi demo dou desuka Um how about lunch or something next Saturday E Ano doyoubi desuka Oh well Saturday Eeto let s see aa sumimasen Doyoubi ha chotto Oh I m sorry I m kind of busy on Saturday As some of you may have noticed in our previous video hai is another filler in Japanese You can use this when you re thinking just like the other fillers but this can also signal the end of a thought as you re explaining something For example Ma souiyu wake nan desu Hai And so that s what happened Yeah You now learned three filler words eeto ano and hai The next time you are going to have a conversation with someone in Japanese try using them in your speech Minasan mo zehi tsukatte mite kudasai ne Dewa mata Follow and subscribe to Japan Society online https www facebook com japansociety https twitter com japansociety https www youtube com user JapanSoc Music by Soichiro Migita You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-21-filler-words-1 (2016-02-14)
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  • Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 20 - Audience Questions
    Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO Culture Q Is boku only for use by men A While boku is primarily used by men it could be heard by females on rare occasions However words such as I and you are often omitted in Japanese Watashi most common form of I it is gender neutral and polite Boku mainly used by boys and some men rarely used by girls possibly used to sound more boyish Ore used by men most unfiltered similar to guy talk used among peers very casual Please look forward to future episodes on Japanese language and culture Let us know what you think and what you d like to learn about You will need Adobe Flash Player to view the webcasts please click here to download Adobe Flash Player 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 Support Japan Society Become a Member Make a Donation Corporate Membership Corporate Sponsorship About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities

    Original URL path: http://japansociety.org/webcast/uki-uki-nihongo-culture-lesson-20-audience-questions (2016-02-14)
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