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Midwest Japan Seminar

04/16/2011

(Kalamazoo, MI)

Noboru Tomonari, Carleton College and David Obermiller, Gustavus Adolphus College will present their research at Western Michigan University on April 16.

°»Sharaku Interpreted by Japan°«s Contemporary Artists°… Woodblock Print Exhibition

04/15/2011 - 06/12/2011

(Winter Park, Florida)

Exclusive to Florida at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Sharaku Interpreted is an engaging report of the personal reinterpretation of Sharaku (an eighteeth-century Japanese master printmaker) by today's contemporary Japanese graphic designers and artists. While the primary premise of this project is to present the imaginative results of the trans-temporal exchange, the Japan Foundation also hopes to provide an opportunity to illustrate the connections between ukiy-e and the graphic design of Japan, the differences between the approaches used in graphic design and contemporary art, and the diversity of current artistic expression.

Donald Keene Center 25th Anniversary Events
°»The Legacies of Donald Keene°…

04/15/2011

(NYC)

As part of the continuing celebration to honor the retirement of Professor Emeritus Donald Keene and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Donald Keene Center, there will be a special symposium celebrating over fifty years of Professor Keene's contributions to Japanese Studies. The occasion will serve as his “final lecture,” and Professor Keene will be asked to speak about his long years of teaching and his lifelong engagement with Japan. Other prominent speakers and dignitaries will also give their remarks. The symposium is free and open to the general public.

Epona's Labyrinth

04/07/2011 - 04/23/2011

(NYC)

As a 2010-11 mainstage Resident Artist production, HERE proudly presents the premiere of Epona’s Labyrinth from The South Wing Theatre Company in collaboration with the Nibroll art collective hailing from Japan. Directed by Kameron Steele, this surrealist psycho-sexual drama infuses writer Ivana Catanese and Kameron Steele’s original work with arresting multimedia design. This production plays 16 performances from April 7 – 23 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).

Epona's Labyrinth chronicles the bizarrely erotic adventures of a man searching for his missing wife in a mysterious and vast underground hospital. Pulling from Noir film, Japanese animé and post-modern theatrical aesthetics, Epona's Labyrinth showcases The South Wing's neo-expressionist style and the cutting-edge choreography and multimedia design of Mikuni Yanaihara and her Yokohama-based art collective Nibroll while suggesting a nightmarish vision of modern medicine and modern life.

Japan Foundation Reception at the AAS Annual Meeting

04/01/2011

(Honolulu, HI)

The Japan Foundation and Center for Global Partnership will host its annual reception on Friday, April 1 to provide its friends and colleagues in the field an informal setting for socialization and networking. This year's conference will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and will be marked by a special joint conference with the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). The conference is anticipating its largest number of panels and participants to date.

April 1, 2011 (Friday) 7:30pm-9:30pm
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 319A/319B

The Current Situation and Agendas of Japanese Studies in Global Perspective: Japan in the Age of Asia

04/01/2011

(Honolulu, HI)

This roundtable will take place at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Hawai’i.
The session will be chaired by Dr. Takashi Terada, Waseda University, who will be joined by the following discussants from Asia, to discuss where Japanese Studies currently stands and how to construct a global, interregional network of scholars.
(10:15am at Room 318A in Hawai’i Convention Center)

Dr. Kitti Prasirtsuk, Thammasat University
Dr. Phan Hai Linh, Vietnam National University
Dr. Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, Ateneo de Manila University
Dr. Ranjana Mukhopadhyaya, University of Delhi

Remembering the Way Home, A Reading and Conversation with Kyoko Mori

03/31/2011

(Honolulu, HI)

At one of the AAS round tables, notable Japanese author and emigrant to the US, Kyoko Mori, will read from her 2010 memoir, Yarn: Remembering the Way Home. After her reading, Dr. Mori will be joined by fellow Japanese American novelist and poet, Yuko Taniguchi, who will lead a conversation about the challenges that women writers face negotiating their identities as Japanese American authors.

Reuniting Parker, Dewey, Makiguchi and Ikeda: Education for Community and Citizenship Across Language and Culture Symposium

03/26/2011

(Chicago, IL)

This symposium engages leading international scholars of Parker, Dewey, Makiguchi and Ikeda in discussions with academics, teachers, parents, students and community members about the contributions and the continuing relevance of these four important educators, while exploring an East-West ecology of education and creating new directions for cooperation and growth.

March 26, 2011 (Saturday) 8:30am - 4:00pm
Francis W. Parker School, Depaul University

"Parallel Nippon–Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996–2006°… Exhibition

03/24/2011 - 04/22/2011

(Houston, TX)

Opening Reception (March 24. 5:30–8:00pm)

Asia House Tour (March 31. 4:00pm)
1370 Southmore Boulevard
($25 Registration Required)

Authors in Architecture (April 20. 6:00pm)
Yasufumi Nakamori, Ph.D .
Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture
Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro

The Japan Foundation and the Architectural Institute of Japan are proud to present Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006, an exhibition of Japan’s architectural culture that opened at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in 2007 and is touring internationally.

Third in a series of exhibitions that began in 1986, Parallel Nippon focuses on contemporary Japanese architecture, spanning the latter half of the 1990s through the first years of the twenty-first century and the period marking Japan’s transition from the “bubble” to “post-bubble.”

The Elusive Tea Bowl: Art of the Contemporary Japanese Tea Bowl

03/13/2011 - 03/14/2011

(Concord & Allston, MA)

The exhibition, held in conjunction with activities at the Japan Society Boston will be augmented with a symposium at the MFA on March 13 with presentations and panelsfor makers, collectors and scholars and a workshop at Harvard Ceramics on March 14.

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