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Rakugo & Katsuben Workshops

09/27/2010, 10/01/2010

(Kalamazoo, MI & Columbus, OH)

The performance will include traditional rakugo, humorous one-person story telling, and katsuben, narration with a Japanese and American silent movie.

Elegant Elegies: The Films of Masahiro Shinoda

09/25/2010 - 10/10/2010

Lincoln Center (NYC)

The Japan Foundation is proud to support, Elegant Elegies: The Films of Masahiro Shinoda, a 12-film Shinoda retrospective to be presented at Lincoln Center for the New York Film Festival from September 25 to October 10.

This exceptional tribute is highlighted by the attendance of the director, widely known as one of the leading filmmakers of the Japanese New Wave.

Journey to Japan: A Puppet Extravaganza!

09/24/2010 - 10/04/2010

West Virginia

A puppet show which tells the traditional Japanese folk tale of Issun Boushi (Little One Inch). It is performed by Tears of Joy Theater in Bunraku style and will travel throughout rural communities of West Virginia.

US-Japan Council's Inaugural Annual Conference 2010


Grand Hyatt Hotel (Washington, DC)

The US-Japan Council was established last year, and we are pleased to celebrate the official inauguration of the Council at our first annual conference. The conference’s theme is Shaping the Future of US-Japan Relations, and we will be bringing together a diverse group of Japanese American, Japanese and US leaders, who will help shape new opportunities for the future of US-Japan relations.

Piano concert tour °»East Meets West: A World Journey on the Keyboard°…

09/19/2010 - 10/02/2010

Pianist Ms. Junko Ueno Garrett will visit Cuba, El Salvador and Mexico to give concert-lectures to local audiences and music students. She will be comparing and contrasting Japanese music with Western music in style, expression and melody through a survey of Japanese music history.

Japan Festival of Saginaw


Japanese Cultural Center (Saginaw, MI)

Bring your family and your guests to the Japan Festival, September 19, Sunday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Middleton Public Library: Origami Workshops

09/19/2010 - 10/19/2010

(Middleton, WI)

The unique art of paper folding comes alive when acclaimed origami artist Ruthanne Bessman offers a series of 20 free origami workshops at the Middleton Public Library starting September 19.

All ages are invited to attend and learn the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. Be among the hundreds of participants who will create a sample origami model to take home and a second piece that will be incorporated into a community origami mural to be permanently installed at the Middleton Public Library.

6th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series

09/13/2010 - 11/18/2010

Each year, the Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series at educational and cultural institutions in the US. Now in its 6th year, the series will rotate among a group of five institutions in the South from September 13 through November 19, 2010.

The series will be devoted to Japanese Cinema in the 1960s, showcased with five films by five of the period’s most exceptional directors:
Yearning (Midareru, 1964) dir. Naruse Mikio
Kwaidan (Kaidan, 1964) dir. Kobayashi Masaki
The Face of Another (Tannin no kao, 1966) dir. Teshigahara Hiroshi
Age of Assassins (Satsujinkyo jidai, 1967) dir. Okamoto Kihachi
The Fort of Death (Gonin no shokin kasegi, 1969) dir. Kudo Eiichi

This year’s series will be held at the following:
Clemson University
University of Kentucky
University of Mississippi
University of Oklahoma
University of Virginia

Rock On! "Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool" Family Series at Asia Society

09/12/2010, 09/26/2010

 Asia Society (NYC)

Through music and movement and hands-on art, HiArt! Founder and Director Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène puts families through a rockin' intro into to the music-based work of Yoshitomo Nara.

University of California, San Diego, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies: °»Is Immigration Necessary? Work, Growth and the Future in the US and Japan°…

09/11/2010 - 09/12/2010

Weaver Center, University of California, San Diego

An international conference of experts from academia, politics, and non-governmental organization to discuss "Is Immigration Necessary? Work, Growth and the Future in the US and Japan."

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