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Performance: The Tokyo Philharmonic 100th Anniversary World Tour / New York, NY

03/11/2014

Internationally renowned Japanese conductor Eiji Oue will lead the Tokyo Philharmonic, which has the longest history and tradition of any orchestra in Japan, to make U.S. debut in New York as part of 100th anniversary world tour. The performance will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City - the day marks the third anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

This event is nominally supported by The Japan Foundation.

Exhibition: Samurai: Beyond the Sword at the Detroit Institute of Art / Detroit, MI

03/09/2014 - 06/01/2014

This exhibition will be a rare opportunity to experience the world of the Japanese Samurai. Moving beyond the stereotype of the warrior, the exhibition explores the role of the military arts and the importance of Samurai engagement in the cultural, spiritual, and art worlds of their time.

This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image:
Tosei gusoku armor with multi-colored lacing and solid-colored cuirass, 18th century. Iron, silk, lacquer, gold, boar fur and boar bristle. Courtesy of a private collection.

Performance: A New Generation of Jazz from Japan Featuring Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda and Ensemble / New York, NY

03/08/2014

Japan Foundation, New York will present "A New Generation of Jazz from Japan featuring trumpeter Takuya Kuroda and Ensemble" on Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m. at Asia Society. This is a special one night performance by trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, the first Japanese performer to make a debut with Blue Note Records, and his ensemble. This event is co-presented with Asia Society.

Japan has been brought many remarkable jazz musicians into the world. They enjoy a well-deserved reputation for their exquisite interpretation and fine technique. Takuya Kuroda, ascendant trumpeter and composer, who is joined by guest artists from New York and Japan in this exciting new jazz ensemble, will introduce the richness of the Japanese jazz scene to the New York audience. This special ensemble consists of Takuya Kuroda (trumpet), Corey King (trombone), Takeshi Ohbayashi (keyboard), Rahsaan Carter (bass), Keita Ogawa (percussion), and Adam Jackson (drums).

To purchase tickets, for more information, please visit Asia Society website.

Listen Takuya Kuroda’s “Afro Blues”

Lecture: Southern Japan Seminar 2014 / Miami, FL

03/07/2014

A day-long, three-panel seminar held by Florida International University, as part of FIU's South Florida Partnership For Japanese Studies project supported under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Grant Program.

Lecture: The Bubble Economy and the Lost Decade: Learning from the Japanese Economic Experience / Kennesaw, GA

03/06/2014

A talk by William M. Tsutsui, Dean and Professor of History, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Southern Methodist 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.

Exhibition: How Did Architects Respond Immediately after 3/11 (The Great East Japan Earthquake)? at Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University / Detroit, MI

03/06/2014 - 03/23/2014

This traveling exhibition on loan from The Japan Foundation introduces the diverse range of projects launched by architects throughout the region affected by the devastating earthquake of March 11th. It also includes a number of restoration proposals submitted by foreign architects. The exhibits consist of drawings and photographs in addition to related materials such as videos, models, and furniture. Cardboard shelters that were actually used in the evacuation shelters will also be displayed.

This exhibition is co-organized with the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit.

Lecture: Traversing the Frontier: The Man'yoshu Account of a Japanese Mission to Silla in 736-737 / Los Angeles, CA

03/04/2014

A colloquium with Professor Mack Horton, UC Berkeley.

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

Film: Japan at the BrinkˇÉ Film Series / Bryn Mawr, PA

03/03/2014, 03/17/2014, 03/24/2014, 03/31/2014

This student-curated film series is supported under the Institutional Project Support (IPS) Small Grant Program. Film showings over the month of March include “Twenty-Four Eyes”, “Akira”, “Himizu”, and “A2-B-C”. For more information, visit http://brynmawrfilm.org/events/series.php?id=56.


Lecture: Marxist Historiography in Japan / Los Angeles, CA

03/03/2014

A colloquium with Professor Gavin Walker, McGill College.

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

Exhibition: TOHOKU -Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers at Rosa Parks Museum / Troy, AL

03/03/2014 - 03/31/2014

This traveling exhibition on loan from The Japan Foundation features over 120 photographs from Tohoku. Curated by Japanese photography critic Kotaro Iizawa to mark the second anniversary of the great earthquake, the show does not attempt to document the damage or recovery but instead uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku, along with its people and their ways of life.

This exhibition is co-organized with the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta.

Photo: Statue of Osawabutsu, Ourani Sanpou Koujin, Dewa Sanzan, Masatoshi Naito 1981-82

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