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PERFORMANCE: Music From Japan Festival 2019 / New York, NY

03/02/2019 - 03/03/2019

Music From Japan (MFJ) will present the fourth Artist Residency to facilitate dialogue between composers, critics and music scholars from the U.S. and Japan. MFJ will also present two concerts: one curated by musicologist Miyuki Shiraishi and one featuring the works of Yumi Sakai. Both concerts will be followed by panel discussions and Q&A sessions with composers, critics and scholars. This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The concerts take place on Saturday, March 2, 7:30pm and on Sunday, March 3, 5:30pm at the Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY. The Saturday concert will be predeced by a lecture by Prof. Shirasishi starting at 7pm and followed by a discussion and a reception. The Sunday concert will be followed by a panel discussion.

CULTURAL EVENT: 2019 Cool Japan @ FIU / Miami, FL

02/23/2019 - 02/24/2019

Florida International University will be hosting a Japanese cultural and educational event under the theme of pre-Olympic celebration. The festival for the first time will feature the shamisen and taiko group Matsuriza. The event is open to the university community and public. This event is supported through CGP's Education Grant program.

This event takes place on Saturday, February 23, 12pm - 8pm & Sunday, February 24, 11am - 4pm at Graham Center Ballrooms, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, 33199.

FILM: New York International Children's Film Festival / New York, NY

02/22/2019 - 03/17/2019

This year's New York International Children's Film Festival showcases two feature-length films from Japan: the World Premiere of Kitaro Kosaka's Okko's Inn, a warmly moving film about love, loss, and altruism threaded with equal moments of inquiry and delight; and Hiroyasu Ishida's winningly absurd Penguin Highway, the first feature from the new Japanese animation start-up studio spun off from Hayao Miyazaki's stable of younger animators. This film festival is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Get special discount tickets on NYICFF website with the code JFNY19.

The film festival takes place from February 22 to March 17 at various venues. For the complete lineup and tickets, please visit NYICFF's website.

FILM: The Morikami Film Series: Close-Knit / Delray Beach, FL


Naoko Ogigami's Close-Knit will be screened as part of the ongoing Morikami Film Series that will come to a close in March. Close-Knit comically depicts the life of a protagonist who has undergone sex reassignment surgery to become a woman, with her partner and his young niece. This series is co-presented by The Japan Foundation as well as the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

The screening takes place on Friday, February 22, 7pm at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446. Please visit the Morikami Museum's website to see the full lineup.

LECTURE: BeauvoirĄĮs Japanese Daughters: Tracing the Impact of The Second Sex on Japanese Women / Dahlonega, GA


Dr. Julia Bullock, Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Emory College, will present a lecture about the impact of Simone de Beauvoir's 1949 book The Second Sex on Japanese Women. This lecture series is supported through the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program.

This lecture takes place on February 18, 4pm at the Library Special Collections Room, the University of North Georgia, 300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30602

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