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Lecture: What is 'Kawaii'? A Conversation with Mr. Sebastian Masuda the King of Harajuku / FL & TN

03/01/2014, 03/03/2014, 03/04/2014

Fashion icon, artist, art director for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and founder of 6% DOKI DOKI, Mr. Sebastian Masuda will be traveling to Florida and Tennessee to talk about the 'Kawaii' culture of Japan.

Mar 1 - Young At Art Museum, Davie, FL
Mar 3 - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Mar 4 - Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

This event is co-organized with the Consulate General of Japan in Miami and Consulate General of Japan in Nashville.

Exhibition: Chiharu Shiota: Presence in the Absence at Rochester Art Center / Rochester, MN

02/28/2014 - 05/18/2014

On this largest US exhibition to date of the performance and installation artist, Shiota will present a new, site-specific installation that will fill the gallery space with more than 600,000 feet of black yarn, as well as new drawings and video work.

This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

Image: Chiharu Shiota, In Silence, 2011, Thread, piano, chair,¡¡Dimensions variable

Lecture: Internationalism in the Art of Postwar Japan / Kennesaw, GA

02/27/2014

This talk will be given by Miwako Tezuka, Director of the Japan Society Gallery, NYC.

This event, part of Kennesaw State University's Year of Japan lecture series, is supported through the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program.

Lecture: Roofs Overhead: Keeping Vanishing Folktales Alive / Kennesaw, GA

02/25/2014

This talk will be given by Takashi Takahara of Aichi University.

This event, part of Kennesaw State University's Year of Japan lecture series, is supported through the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program.

Performance: Music From Japan Festival 2014 Songs of Okinawa / New York, NY, Washington, D.C.

02/22/2014 - 02/23/2014, 02/26/2014

A weekend festival of music from Okinawa; The Ryukyuans perform the songs both old and new in a quintessentially Okinawan fusion of traditional folk sounds and American popular music. The 4-piece band, making its North American debut, showcases the region's indigenous instrument, the 3-stringed sanshin at Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C .

This program is supported by The Japan Foundation through its Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialist.

Lecture: Japanese Arts in Latin America (JAILA) Program: Smart Energy Islands: Resilience and Recovery Following the Great East Japan Earthquake / Kingston, Jamaica

02/21/2014, 02/24/2014

Cross-cultural engineering, communications and journalism professional Dan Bihn will be traveling to Jamaica to offer talks on the recovering effort being made in Japan after the Great East Earthquake.
This program is co-organized with the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica.

Lecture: Devouring Japan / Austin, TX

02/21/2014 - 02/22/2014

"Devouring Japan," is a 2-day interdisciplinary conference on Japanese food and food cultures

This conference is supported through the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program.

Lecture: PART 1: Making Noise to Power: Music, Sound and Social Protest in Japan's Antinuclear Movement / Los Angeles, CA

02/20/2014

CPSC COLLOQUIA with Professor David Novak, UCSB.

This event will be held by University of California, Los Angeles under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program.

Lecture: Colors of Confinement: Examining Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese-American's Incarcerated during World War II / Kennesaw, GA

02/20/2014

This talk will be given by Eric Muller, Professor of Law, UNC Chapel Hill.

This event, part of Kennesaw State University's Year of Japan lecture series, is supported through the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program.

Film: A Tribute to Donald Richie (1924-2013), Part 1 Film: Richie's Fantastic Five: Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, Ozu, Yanagimachi, & Kore-eda / New York, NY

02/19/2014

Donald Richie (April 17, 1924 - February 19, 2013), was instrumental in introducing Japanese arts and culture to the world. To honor his life and works, the Japan Foundation and Japan Society are pleased to co-present a film series A Tribute to Donald Richie commencing October 18, 2013 at the Japan Society. The first series will feature five Japanese directors, one each month, who became prominent outside of Japan as a result of Richie's efforts. After Life by Hirokazu Kore-eda will be screened on February 19, the anniversary of Richie's death. A second series will follow in March 2014.
After Life © New Yorker Films

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