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Dai Fujikura & ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble)


The acclaimed Japanese composer Dai Fujikura will be featured in a concert by the new music group ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

ˇČJapan House/PhiladelphiaˇÉ at Philly Fringe Festival

09/09/2010 - 09/11/2010

Shofuso Japanese House & Garden in Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, PA)

A site-specific dance work at Shofuso, in collaboration with Toshi Makihara (percussionist), Roko Kawai (dancer/choreographer), Hideo Arai (dancer), Mika Kimula (singer) and Leah Stein Dance Company.

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool

09/09/2010 - 01/02/2011

Asia Society (NYC)

Asia Society, New York devotes its entire exhibition space to a major retrospective of Japanese artist, Yoshitomo Nara, one of the most influential Neo-Pop artists working today. The exhibition comprises 20 years' worth of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and large-scale installations.

Hogaku: Traditional Japanese Music Concert Tour

09/07/2010 - 09/17/2010

Ms. Yumi Kurosawa (21-string koto) and Mr. Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese flute and taiko drum) will visit four countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, Trinidad and Tobago and Panama. Ms. Kurosawa and Mr. Watanabe will be giving performances and workshops to local music students and general public audiences.

2nd International Furoshiki Design Contest

09/01/2010 - 10/29/2010

The Japan Foundation is pleased to announce its second International Furoshiki Design Contest for students—specifically, university and vocational school students around the world who are the designers of the future. One entry will be awarded the grand prize of 100,000 yen and three others will be awarded prizes for excellence. These four designs will be used to produce and market JF Original Furoshiki. 


Lecture Tour "Telling Our Story: Coalition Building and the Asian American Journalists Association"

08/18/2010 - 08/28/2010

Ms. Lori Lei Matsukawa, the KING5 co-anchor and President of the Board of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington, will be giving lectures in four cities in Brazil: Sao Paulo, Belem, Tome-Acu, and Brasilia. In Brasilia, her lecture will be part of the 8th International Congress of Japanese Studies in Brazil.

Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA): "Japan Travel Program for US Future Leaders"

08/14/2010 - 08/24/2010

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership in collaboration with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) will host the Japan Travel Program for US Future Leaders in Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto, Japan from August 14-24, 2010.

Japanese Film Festival at the San Antonio Museum of Art

08/10/2010, 08/16/2010, 08/24/2010

(San Antonio, TX)

The 3 Japanese films to be shown on August 10, 17 and 24 focus on the ways in which nostalgia for the bakumatsu has been presented by filmmakers. The selections span over many decades, from the heyday of Japanese film in the 1920s and 1930s, through the postwar period of the late 1940s and 1950s, and into the "cruel" samurai films of the 1960s and 1970s.

GREEN>SOUND performance at Soundwave Festival

08/01/2010 - 08/06/2010

(San Francisco & Oakland, CA)

Bay Area’s Most Innovative Festival Explores Environmental Performances and Works From June 6 to August 13 2010. ME’DI.ATE Art Group is excited to announce the return of the acclaimed Soundwave Festival this summer for its fourth season, entitled GREEN SOUND, exploring the natural world and environmental issues. Arguably the largest collection of artists and performances the Bay Area’s avant-sound scene has ever seen, Soundwave ((4)) GREEN SOUND will feature over 75 participating artists and musicians, in over 35 inspired performances, exhibits and talks, in 18 events over the span of 2 ½ months. Full festival details at www.projectsoundwave.com.

Asian American Film Festival of Dallas

07/23/2010 - 07/29/2010

Landmark's Magnolia Theatre (Dallas, TX)

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.

Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian American cinema.

This year, AFFD will continue to showcase amazing work from Asian and Asian American artists at its 9th Annual Film Festival, July 23-29, at Landmark’s Magnolia Theatre.

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