Calendar of Events

The information provided in this calendar is intended to introduce Japan-related events in the Greater Boston, and New England area.

For all other events please check directly with the organization producing it to confirm all times, dates and event details. The Japan Society of Boston is not responsible for any changes or inaccuracies in information about events not sponsored by the JSB.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • CIC Cambridge, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

    NASA International Space Apps Challenge Hackathon

    CIC Cambridge
    April 29-30, 2017

    The Japan Society of Boston and Binnovative are co-organizing the Cambridge local contest as part of The International Space Apps Challenge, an international mass collaborative hackathon focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.

    In addition to hosting our local teams, Boston will also host several special teams. These ‘mixed’ teams comprise of members from both the Boston and Tokyo ISAC, and satellite locations at U-Tokyo and will collaborate across continents. These teams are exciting collaboration opportunities to allow participants to develop multi-cultural perspective, since team-members work collaboratively across the ocean.

    Each mixed team consists of about 5-8 participants from Japan and Boston (i.e. 3 from Japan, 3 from Boston) with diverse technical and professional backgrounds. The participants from Japan will participate via communication tools such as Google Hangout and Skype.

    If you are interested in innovation and cross-cultural collaboration, this truly one of a kind experience is for you.

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 28 May 2017
    • Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA
    April 29th through May 28th, 2017

    Opening Reception
    April 29th, 3:00 to 6:00PM

    The artist will be present and the public
    is invited to attend.

    For more information please visit

    Pucker Gallery
    240 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor, Boston

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161), Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

    Celebrate Art in Bloom with Ikebana

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium
    (Auditorium 161)

    Join floral designers from three Boston-area chapters of Ikebana schools—Ikenobo, Ohara, and Sogetsu—as they create arrangements showcasing the design principles of each school of Japanese aesthetics.

    This is a part of the Art in Bloom event at the Museum of Fine Arts. The event is free with Museum Admission.
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Boston Common, 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

    Date: April 30, 2017

    Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

    Location: Boston Common
    139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

    Admission: Free

      Japan Festival is an Outdoor “Matsuri” experience in Boston, with over 100 booths with Japanese culture and food as the main focus, as well as both traditional and contemporary performances.

    There will also be two stages; one for music performances and another hosting various cosplay events and performances.

    Come join us for another day filled with cultural fun from the unique world of Japan!

    • 30 Apr 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA

    Potter's Talk with Yoshinori Hagiwara

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00PM

    Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA

    Yoshinori Hagiwara
    was born in 1974 as a fifth generation member of the Hagiwara family ceramic workshop and currently resides in Mashiko, Japan. He studied and researched at the Tochigi Prefectural Ceramics Instructional Institute, and his work has been selected for inclusion and awarded numerous prizes at the Japanese National Art Exhibition for several years. Hagiwara’s recent ceramics have broadened beyond his well-known persimmon glaze to incorporate yellow kaki, blue nuka, and namijiro glazes into his artistic vocabulary. He has created his own expression using these glazes, and exhibits great mastery in his elegant forms. In 2014, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry designated Hagiwara as a "Traditional Craftsman." His ceramics are included in significant public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University in Alfred, New York and the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art in Haifa, Israel. His work has been exhibited by Pucker Gallery since 2010.

    Please RSVP to Ellie Moore at
    • 01 May 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Photonics Center - 9th Floor Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215
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    Monkey Business:
    Japan/America Writers Dialogue

    Monday, May 1, 2017 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM

    Photonics Center - 9th Floor Colloquium Room, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston, MA 02215

    Monkey Business is a a unique, cutting-edge Japanese literary magazine. Each year they publish an English-language special edition with stories, poetry, interviews, essays and manga. Issue 7 is just now being released, and the first US launch event will be May 1st at Boston University!

    Join a lively conversation between contemporary Japanese and American authors Hiromi Ito, Jamaica Kincaid, Hiroko Oyamada, and Brian Evanson. This international dialogue will be curated and moderated by the co-founders and editors of Monkey Business, Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen, together with contributing editor Roland Kelts.

    Sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by World Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Creative Writing Program, Translation Seminar, BUCSA, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, Japanese Language Program
    • 01 May 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Bill's Bar Boston, 5 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02115

    Global Harmony & Friendship - Live Music Event

    Presented by Japan Festival Boston

    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8pm

    Bill's Bar Boston, 5 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02115

    The event will feature a J-Pop/Rock Star, SHINJI HARADA, who is also a Peace Ambassador from Hiroshima.  SHINJI actively work to spread his belief in "Yamato", the spirit of sharing kindness and loving one another, through his music, and recently has performed at the United Nations events.

    GENERAL $20 in advance / $25 at door
    STUDENT $10 in advance / $15 at door



    Contact:  Mariko Kanto
    Stage Coordinator for JAPAN FESTIVAL BOSTON


    • 02 May 2017
    • 9:30 AM
    • Elm Bank, Hunnewell Carriage House, 900 Washington St. (Rt. 16), Wellesley, MA 02482
    Ikebana International:
    Demonstration by Grand Master Ingrid Luders

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 9:30AM

    Elm Bank, Hunnewell Carriage House, 900 Washington St. (Rt. 16), Wellesley, MA 02482

    Join Ikebana International for a wonderful opportunity
    to watch and learn from Grand Master Ingrid Luders, from the Ohara School of Ikebana.

    Admission is $20
    • 02 May 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Fukushima Revitalization: TEPCO's Responsibility and Local Community Development

    Tuesday, May 2, 12:30-2:00 pm

    Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Yoshiyuki Ishizaki
    Executive Vice President,
    and Representative of the Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters,
    Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.

    Daniel Aldrich
    Professor of Political Science, and Director,
    Security and Resilience Program, Northeastern University

    Moderator: Ian Miller
    Professor of History, Harvard University

    Special Series on Japan's 2011 Disasters

    Co-sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.
    • 05 May 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Friday, May 5 at 9:00PM

         Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Isolation of 1/880000
    (1/880000 no Kodoku)

    Directed by Sogo Ishii
    Japan 1977, DCP, color, 43 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    An elegiac ode to a loner who finds it difficult to fit in and the inevitable eruption of his frustration, Isolation of 1/880000 tells the story of Takemitsu, a disabled young man caught in the “examination hell” of trying to get into one of Japan’s top universities. Director Sogo Ishii (now renamed as Gakuryu Ishii) was the original 8mm punk, whose works expressed unhinged energy and made speed, intensity and rebellion their stylistic and thematic center, carrying over into his later 16mm and 35mm films such as Crazy Thunder Road and Crazy Family. In contrast, Isolation prefigures the more ethereal aesthetic of his big budget 1990s films.

    Tokyo Cabbageman K
    (Tokyo Hakusai Kan-K-sha)

    Directed by Akira Ogata
    Japan 1980, DCP, color, 59 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    The jishu film scene was an incredibly networked community, and the legendary Tokyo Cabbageman K stands as a good example. Ishii collaborator Akira Ogata—now a well-known commercial film director in his own right—shot this story of nightmarish transformation in direct reference to Kafka’s The Metamorphosis with Ishii and others working on the set. When K awakens and finds himself partially transformed into a cabbage, he must come to terms with his new state and how it puts him at the center of a media storm and unsolicited desires. The film features one of the most famous soundtracks in jishu film history.

    Film descriptions by Alexander Zahlten. 

    • 06 May 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Saturday, May 6 at 9:00PM

         Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Hanasareru Gang

    Directed by Nobuhiro Suwa
    Japan 1984, DCP, color, 85 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    If the French nouvelle vague is an implicit reference point, or at least shares a certain sensibility with the films in this lineup—many of which feel like uninhibited, no-holds-barred experiments very loosely inspired by Truffaut, Rivette or Godard—then Hanasareru Gang is the only open homage to the French filmmakers. Genre elements such as gangsters, a suitcase full of money, and a girl who joins them for their misadventures build a kaleidoscopic game of filmic conventions. Always self-aware and willing to slip back and forth between storytelling and self-reflexivity with a light touch, Hanasareru Gang is easily recognizable as a complex yet passionately energetic variation of Suwa’s more austere later films. One of the directors most explicitly influenced by French cinema, Suwa is best known outside of Japan for his H Story (2001), a film that starred Beatrice Dalle and was a remake of sorts of—and meta-filmic reflection on—Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour.

    Film descriptions by Alexander Zahlten. 

    • 09 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
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    Brown Bag Luncheon

    Ray Matsumiya, Executive Director
    University of the Middle East Project

    Ray Matsumiya, a Boston, Massachusetts native, joined the University of the Middle East Project (UME) at its founding and has been the Executive Director since 2007.

    Ray's work with cross cultural collaborations has been presented on the TEDx stage and led to groundbreaking conversations about peace around the world. Ray has engaged global audiences in dialogue about Mid-East Peace, including people in Hiroshima. He will share with us his perspective on the lesser-known role of the Japanese in contributing to peace in the Middle East.

    • 13 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA

    May 13, 2017
    12:00 - 4:00pm

      Brookline High School Quad
    115 Greenough St

    Brookline, MA 02445

    Rain Location: Schluntz Gym

    Join us for taiko, dance, crafts, games and eating wonderful Japanese food. A Japanese celebration of cherry blossoms and the arrival of spring!

    Suggested Donation:
    $5/students, $10-20 families
    All proceeds support the BHS Japan Exchange Program Scholarship Fund and promotion of the arts

    • 13 May 2017
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035
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    Japan Heritage Night at Gillette Stadium

    Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 4:30PM

    Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035

    Special Japanese Heritage Night Tickets Available for Purchase here
    As a benefit for our supporters, if you purchase your ticket through this link and use the promo code JAPAN, you will be able to go onto the field after the match for a meet and greet with Daigo Kobayashi and Zachary Herivaux! For each ticket purchased, $6 will benefit a local Japanese non-profit.

    Join New England Revolution for a night of Japanese culture and soccer! In recognition of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, which runs during the month of May, this first ever Japanese Heritage Night will feature added Japanese cultural elements for fans to enjoy.

    Japanese Heritage Night Fan Zone festivities will include:

    • Shishi-Mai, Japanese lion dance, performance
    • Practice the artistic writing of calligraphy
    • Origami lessons from experts
    • Kimono dressing and dance routine by Seiko Kitagawa
    • View Japanese cultural items
    • Kendama demonstration
    • Experience a kendo performance
    • Learn about Shizuoka and Osaka, the birthplaces of Daigo Kobayashi and Zachary Herivaux
    The soccer match between New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake kicks off at 7:30pm. Everyone who purchases a ticket through the link above with the promo code JAPAN will be able to go onto the field for a post-match meet and greet with Daigo Kobayashi and Zachary Herivaux.
    • 14 May 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116

    Mother's Day Ikebana Demonstration

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00PM

    Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116

    Mimi Santini-Ritt has studied ikenobo extensively in both the United States and Japan for over 15 years and currently is president of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Boston.

    The demonstration will feature pottery by Yoshinori Hagiwara, who was born in 1974 as a fifth generation potter in Mashiko, Japan. Mr. Hagiwara is known both for the elegance and functionality of his work. His work can be found in public collections such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

    Mimosas and sweets will be served.

    Please RSVP to

    • 17 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Milk Street Cooking School, 177 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

    The Tohoku Cuisine of Japan with Elizabeth Andoh

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM

    177 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

    JSB members: enter the Promotional Code "JapanSociety" when selecting tickets and get 10% off each ticket

    Join Milk Street Cooking School on a culinary journey of discovery to Japan’s northeastern provinces, the Tohoku. Japanese food authority Elizabeth Andoh will be our kitchen guide as we make three of the region’s most distinctive dishes:

    • Salmon Rice Topped with Red Caviar (Harako Meshi)

    • Shiso Leaves Stuffed with Walnut-Miso (Shiso Maki)

    • Fruit and Watercress Salad Dressed with Pine Nut Tōfu Sauce (Shira Aé)

    About Elizabeth Andoh
    Born, raised and educated in America, Elizabeth Andoh has made Japan her home for half a century. A graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), her formal culinary training was taken at the Yanagihara School of Classical Japanese Cuisine (Tokyo). She directs A Taste of Culture, a Tokyo-based culinary arts program.

    A leading English-language authority on Japanese culinary culture, Ms. Andoh is the author of six books including Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 2005), winner of the Jane Grigson award for academic excellence in food writing. Ms. Andoh is a member of the JFJ (Japan Food Journalists association); she was Gourmet magazine's Japan correspondent for more than 30 years and regularly contributed to the New York Times travel section for many years.

    This is a hands-on cooking class led by Elizabeth Andoh.

    • 18 May 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA 02115

    Opening event: 
    Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall

    25 Shattuck St,
    Boston, MA 02115

    Thursday May 18th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

     An exhibit of Susumu “Sus” Ito’s photographs taken while on duty during World War II. 

    Before They Were Heroes gives the public a rare and breathtaking look at the daily lives of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion of the celebrated all-Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

    Please join us for an opening event with:

    Dr. Elio Raviola, Bullard Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. James T. McIlwain, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, Brown University

    Dr. Paul Y. Watanabe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston

    Margie Yamamoto, co-president of the New England Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League

    Reception in the gallery immediately following:

    Transit Gallery
    Gordon Hall, Lower Level

    25 Shattuck Street
    , Boston, MA 02115

    This exhibit was organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, and is sponsored by the HMS Office of Human Resources, the Japanese American Citizen’s League, and Dr. James Adelstein.

    To learn more about the Transit Gallery and its exhibits, visit Please direct questions to:

    • 19 May 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • JSB Office at Cambridge Innovation Center, 50 Milk St. 20F
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    Breakfast and Expert Insight

    Corporate Governance in Japan: Winds of Change?  

    With Visiting Guest

    Jamie Allen
    Founding Secretary General
    Asian Corporate Governance Association

    In Partnership with

    Boston Common Asset Management

    Event Description

    The Japan Society of Boston and Boston Common Asset Management would be delighted to have you join us on May 19th from 8:30 – 10:00 AM for a breakfast conversation with Mr. Jamie Allen, Founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) on governance and sustainability trends in Japan and greater Asia. For the last 18 years, ACGA has engaged in constructive dialogue with regulators, institutional investors, listed companies and auditors on key corporate governance issues and has worked towards making positive improvements in the CG landscape in Asia.

    After a “lost decade” of investor returns and political instability, Japan has emerged over the past few years as a more compelling potential investment allocation. From a bottom-up perspective, many companies are beginning to look attractive based on current relative and historical factors.  However the age-old concerns of how to understand the corporate governance structures of these companies has left some investors to be skeptical of future growth. Jamie will reflect on recent and pending changes to corporate governance rules and practices in Japan (and surrounding Asia), as well as offering insight to the broader governance landscape in Prime Minister Abe’s tenure.   

    Please register by May 15th as space is limited. A more formal agenda and materials will be sent to registrants. 

    Keynote Speaker:  Jamie Allen, Founding Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association

    Jamie is the Founding Secretary General of ACGA, responsible for overall management of the Association as well as directing its research, advocacy and educational work in 12 Asia-Pacific markets. Jamie is a published author and has more than 29 years experience as a writer, editor and analyst covering the economies of Greater China and East Asia from Hong Kong. Prior to the establishment of ACGA in mid-1999, he ran his own consulting firm and carried out customised economic research on mainly finance-related topics, including corporate governance, for multinational clients in Asia. From 1992-1995 he worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as editor of Business Asia, a regional management newsletter, and was a contributor to The Economist from 1994-96. Jamie began his journalistic career in the late 1980s as a reporter for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is a graduate of the Australian National University, Canberra, where he received a BA (Honours) in political science and Chinese language. He studied Mandarin for two years in Taiwan in 1983-4.

    From 2001 to 2007, Jamie was a member of the Public Shareholders Group, a committee formed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to advise it on shareholder rights and corporate governance matters in Hong Kong.

    From May 2006 to June 2010, he served on the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK). The Listing Committee is the body responsible for approving all new listings on the SEHK, deciding changes to the listing rules, and undertaking review and disciplinary hearings. In July 2013, Jamie was appointed to the Operations Oversight Committee (OOC) of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in Hong Kong. The FRC, a statutory body, has responsibility for investigating auditing irregularities in the accounts of Hong Kong listed companies. The OOC reviews and approves the FRC's audit investigation work.

    • 19 May 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

    First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Program: "Kokoro no Shiki"/"Seasons of the Heart," "Children's Folk Medley," Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze"

    Featuring Guest Musicians:
    Sadao Suzuki, Conductor
    Natsumi Malloy, Organist

    Free admission (donations appreciated)

    Chorus Boston is an amateur choral group whose goal is to enjoy singing together while striving to attain a high level of musical performance. The chorus was established in 1997 by Noriko Sakamaki, a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music Choral Conducting program. The group sings both classical and modern music, focusing on Japanese music but singing as well from the choral repertory in English, Latin, Hebrew, Italian, and other languages. In addition to twice yearly concert performances, the chorus participates in charitable community concerts introducing Japanese culture to a wide range of audiences. Chorus Boston will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year.

    • 19 May 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Friday, May 19 at 9:00PM

         Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Happiness Avenue (Ai no Machikado 2 Chome 3 Banchi)

    Directed by Katsuyuki Hirano
    Japan 1986, DCP, color, 126 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    A full-frontal attack on mid-1980s conservative Japan, Happiness Avenue features a rowdy cast (including Sion Sono) wreaking havoc on the town of Shizuoka. Kicking off with its countermodel—a disciplined right-wing group lined up and demanding the return of the Kuril Islands from the Soviet Union—Katsuyuki Hirano and his group counter with only loosely organized anarchy. Straddling the line between documentary, street performance art and juvenile provocations, the film culminates in an exploration of the town’s sewage system that becomes a health hazard for its participants. Nominally based on a manga by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, the film has no obvious relation to its supposed source material. Hirano continued into one of the more unconventional careers of Pia award-winning directors. Rather than enter mainstream filmmaking, he became notorious for shooting highly experimental pornography for the video circuit, as well as documentaries about his bicycle tours that showed widely at international film festivals, among them Yumika (1997) with his on-and-off lover, adult video star Yumika Hayashi.

    Film descriptions by Alexander Zahlten. 

    • 20 May 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Saturday, May 20 at 9:00PM

         Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Saint Terrorism (Sei Terorizumu)

    Directed by Masashi Yamamoto
    Japan 1980, DCP, color, 127 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    Saint Terrorism is an outsider fantasy, a vision of destructive life on the margins of early 1980s Japan. Yamamoto’s second jishu film shows the roots that blossomed into one of the great idiosyncratic talents of contemporary Japanese cinema, and one of the filmmakers who has stayed the most true to his jishu film origins. Here, he presents a collage of interwoven stories, lethally held together by a young woman who shoots people at random but later is convinced to switch to poison by a new compatriot. With a large and fearless cast, the film explores questions of sexuality and death in a contemporary Tokyo with dead bodies surreally hurtling from the sky just as the country itself is hurtling towards the hyper-affluent 1980s bubble era. Three years later, Yamamoto’s film Carnival in the Night created a sensation at the Berlin International Film Festival, making him a household name in Japan and on the international film festival circuit.

    Film descriptions by Alexander Zahlten. 

    • 21 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Sunday, May 21 at 7:00PM

         Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    The Rain Women (Ame Onna)

    Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi
    Japan 1990, DCP, color, 72 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    A spirited, magically inventive and charming film full of large dashes of French New Wave quirkiness, and winner of 1990’s Pia Film Festival grand prize, The Rain Women set the stage for Shinobu Yaguchi ’s later career in offbeat comedies such as Waterboys and Swing Girls. In the first part of the film, two young women live together and create their own eccentric adventures, transforming their (always rainy) everyday environment into an enchanted playground, full of pop-musical sequences and synchronized tooth brushing performances. As the second half of the film shifts to both deeper psychological themes and a more meta-filmic playfulness, Yaguchi develops a bewitchingly melancholic atmosphere of unpredictability. Often compared to Rivette’s Celine and Julie Go Boating, the film is a fascinating example of the exploration of the lines between filmic reality and filmic fiction—a signature jishu film obsession.


    Directed by Macoto Tezuka
    Japan 1979, DCP, color, 15 min. Japanese with English subtitles

    In UNK, the son of legendary manga and anime artist Osamu Tezuka created one of the loveliest odes to both special effects cinema and the handmade 8mm aesthetic. As a young woman navigates the city, strange things begin to happen—leading her into a journey that is part science fiction and part fantasy, full of references to magical moments in cinema’s past.

    Film descriptions by Alexander Zahlten. 

    • 22 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • JSB Office, 50 Milk St, 20F, Boston, MA 02109
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    12:00p Doors Open 

    12:30p Talk Begins 

    1:30p Close

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 09 Jul 2017
    • Pucker Gallery, 240 Newbury Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA
    June 3rd through July 9th, 2017

    Opening Reception June 3rd, 3:00 to 6:00PM

    Tomoo Hamada will be present and the public
    is invited to attend.

    For more information please visit

    Pucker Gallery
    240 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor, Boston

    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street , Duxbury, MA 02331

    Tea Ceremony at The Art Complex

    Sunday, June 25, July 30, September 24  from 2PM

    The Art Complex Museum, 189 Alden Street , Duxbury, MA 02331

    Tea Ceremony Presentations are given at 2:00 PM in the tea hut situated in a Japanese garden on the museum grounds. Admission is free.

    The Art Complex Tea Hut, Shofuan,"Wind in The Pines Hut" was designed by Kojiro Tomita's long time friend Gofu Sano and built in Kyoto Japan in 1969. It was reassembled here in 1975 and dedicated to the Tomitas at an inaugural tea ceremony. Tea ceremony is a welcoming and sharing by the host who offers a peaceful and pleasant experience for guests who appreciate the utensils that are specially chosen according to the season, occasion and intended atmosphere.
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
    The Science of Anime

    Museum of Science
    Saturday, October 21 from 9 AM - 5 PM

    The New England Anime Society have partnered with the Museum of Science to discover: ‘The Science of Anime.’ This single day event will take place at the museum on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

    RSVP here to let them know if you are interested. We will be posting updates in the upcoming months as we get closer to this collaborative event!

Past events

22 Apr 2017 Live Nation Presents - Asia On Tour feat. Miyavi
21 Apr 2017 Hachimiri Madness! Filmseries: "The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo" and "I am Sion Sono!"
21 Apr 2017 Associates' Panel: U.S. Alliances and East Asia’s Security Threats
18 Apr 2017 Associates’ Panel: A New Era of U.S.-Japan Energy and Security Cooperation
14 Apr 2017 Paper Lanterns: special screening with director Barry Frechette and producer Peter Grilli
14 Apr 2017 Explaining Asia
13 Apr 2017 Kabuki Dance Performance: A Tale of Obsessive Love. "The Maiden of Dojoji"
13 Apr 2017 Luncheon with Swiss Consul Felix Moesner
02 Apr 2017 Tamagawa Taiko
01 Apr 2017 Hingham-Tennoji Baseball Game
31 Mar 2017 Anime Boston 2017
30 Mar 2017 Shank's Mare by Koryu Nishikawa V and Tom Lee
28 Mar 2017 Dialogue in Architecture
27 Mar 2017 FUKUSHIMA MON AMOUR with Ryo Morimoto
27 Mar 2017 Kyogen Workshop with Katsumi Yanagimoto
27 Mar 2017 Stakeholder Capitalism in Turbulent Times
19 Mar 2017 Kodo Taiko "DADAN 2017"
16 Mar 2017 America and Japan: Historic Local Connections with the Wareham Historical Soceity
12 Mar 2017 Cranes on the Square
11 Mar 2017 Phases: A Lunar Fantasy
10 Mar 2017 The Art of the Benshi, A Performance by Ichiro Kataoka
10 Mar 2017 TRAIN TRAIN Exhibit Opening
08 Mar 2017 11th Annual Tsai Lecture / SHIGERU BAN: Works and Humanitarian Activities
07 Mar 2017 Miyazakiworld: Popular Culture and the Uses of Enchantment
04 Mar 2017 3.11 Memorial Candle Event
03 Mar 2017 Three Radical Japanese Filmmakers
01 Mar 2017 Belongings: From Hiroshima to Frida
28 Feb 2017 Memories of the Sun Goddess “Himiko” — Merging Western Classical Music with Japanese Traditional Music and Drama
25 Feb 2017 Of Toy Pianos and Sake Making — A Concert of Works by Yoshihiro Kanno
25 Feb 2017 National Security & Civil Liberties – 1942 and 2017
23 Feb 2017 Executive Orders - Past and Present
23 Feb 2017 New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930s
21 Feb 2017 Is Japan Becoming a More Unequal Society? Long-Term Trends and Cross-National Comparisons
21 Feb 2017 Research and Reflections on Fukushima Today: Recovery Progress Since the Triple Disaster of 03.11.11
20 Feb 2017 TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference
18 Feb 2017 Public Science Lecture by Dr. Takaaki Kajita
14 Feb 2017 Why Do Voters Elect Celebrities? Evidence from Japan
14 Feb 2017 Brown Bag / Peter Grilli: The Story of the "Paper Lanterns" Film
08 Feb 2017 Japanese Rakugo Storytelling with English subtitles at Harvard University
06 Feb 2017 Japanese Rakugo Storytelling with English subtitles at Boston College
06 Feb 2017 Travel to Japan with JSB, Open House with Hiroko Todoroki
27 Jan 2017 Fred Korematsu Day
15 Jan 2017 Boston Children's Museum Annual Oshogatsu New Year's Celebration
06 Dec 2016 Free Webinar: Perspective on Nature in the Arts of Japan
05 Dec 2016 The Buddha and the Dragon Princess in the Lotus Sutra - for deciphering the Devadatta frontispiece in the Heike Nokyo set
05 Dec 2016 PANEL: What's Next: Trump and Asia
04 Dec 2016 Showa Boston's Annual Japanese Cultural Festival
04 Dec 2016 Spirited Away - 15th Anniversary Celebration ** JSB Members Special!**
03 Dec 2016 Celebration of Legends, A CD Release by Aaron Larget-Caplan, Guitar
03 Dec 2016 Boston Japan Film Festival
02 Dec 2016 Benjamin Smith Lyman and Lyman's Law: Linguistic Research by an American Geologist in Early Meiji Japan
01 Dec 2016 Travel to Japan with JSB, Information Session
30 Nov 2016 Travel to Japan with JSB, Information Sessions
30 Nov 2016 World Food Day Campaign 2016
30 Nov 2016 Hokkaido Driving Coupons!
29 Nov 2016 The Exile and Diplomacy of the 13th Dalai Lama (1904-1912): Tibet's Encounters with the US and Japan
29 Nov 2016 The Future of Urban Innovations: Harvard Graduate School of Design Students Present their Ideas for Fukuoka
15 Nov 2016 Dynasties and Democracy in Japan
12 Nov 2016 Ryusuke Hamaguchi's HAPPY HOUR
12 Nov 2016 The Japan-US Science Forum- Changing the World through Japan’s Scientific Endeavors
09 Nov 2016 Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele
07 Nov 2016 The 2016 Presidential Election: What's at Stake?
06 Nov 2016 Mother's way, Daughters' Choice
05 Nov 2016 Ikenobo School of Ikebana Show and Demonstration
05 Nov 2016 Symposium: Worlds of the Tale of Genji
04 Nov 2016 Documentary Film Screening: Okinawa: The Afterburn (Okinawa: Urizun no Ame)followed by Q&A discussion with Director JOHN JUNKERMAN
02 Nov 2016 Film Screening: The Lady Shogun and Her Men
01 Nov 2016 Gender Inequality and Fertility in Japan and South Korea
31 Oct 2016 Performing Arts Japan - Call for Grant Application
28 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns, followed by Q&A with director Barry Frechette
28 Oct 2016 Oishii October - Change the World with Onigiri
28 Oct 2016 Tradition Redux: The Presence of the Past in Japanese Contemporary Art
24 Oct 2016 Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performance Arts in The World Ward 2 Internment Camps
21 Oct 2016 Documentary Film Screening: Tsukiji Wonderland
19 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns with director Barry Frechette
18 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Dinner
08 Oct 2016 Foliage Tour in Two Days at Vermont !
07 Oct 2016 Reconstruction after Natural Disasters: Lessons from Kobe, Tohoku, and Kumamoto
02 Oct 2016 Art Week - organized by Itadaki Boston
01 Oct 2016 Kodo 香道 ー Incense Appreciation
30 Sep 2016 Philosophies of Money in Early Eighteenth Century Japan
30 Sep 2016 Big In Japan - Movies
27 Sep 2016 China’s Rise in the Asia-Pacific Region and Japanese Foreign Policy
23 Sep 2016 Documentary Film Screening: Tell the Prime Minister
19 Sep 2016 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
18 Sep 2016 Afternoon Concert 25
16 Sep 2016 Yakuza Film and the Sexual Division of Labor in Postwar Japan
16 Sep 2016 Technologies of Peace
06 Sep 2016 US Strategy toward Japan and China
30 Aug 2016 Junta-la-Mvta:Japanese Klezmer
28 Aug 2016 Natsu Maturi Summer Festival
26 Aug 2016 Ikebana Demonstration with Hiroki Ohara
25 Aug 2016 O-Bon Festival at Showa Boston
23 Aug 2016 Paper Lanterns Film Screening
22 Aug 2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
14 Aug 2016 Bon Dance Festival - Boston Higashi School
09 Aug 2016 Boston Remembers - Peace Action
06 Aug 2016 Mytoi Pop-Up Programs
22 Jul 2016 Explore Japan - This Summer Japan Comes to Your Home
09 Jun 2016 Japanese Cooking Class in Boston
22 May 2016 The Construction of Humane Environment
03 May 2016 Prospects for Japan's Economic Revival - Associates' Panel
02 May 2016 Womenomics and Economic Reconstruction: A View from Fukushima
01 May 2016 Paper Lanterns
30 Apr 2016 the annual Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival
29 Apr 2016 Economic Growth and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the 21st Century
24 Apr 2016 Japan Festival Boston
21 Apr 2016 Associates' Panel: Managing New Risks in the Global Economy
19 Apr 2016 Chinese Domestic Politics and Changing Sino-Japanese Relations
16 Apr 2016 Ohara School of Ikebana Massachusetts Class
15 Apr 2016 "Youth of the Beast" - a Japanese film
15 Apr 2016 Cocktail Party - a film by Regge Life
15 Apr 2016 Women in Film
14 Apr 2016 Japan Under Abe: The End of Civil Discourse
13 Apr 2016 Ah humanity!
09 Apr 2016 Tamagawa Taiko and Dance
08 Apr 2016 Demonstration by Master Instructor Kimiko Kato from Sogetsu Headquarters, Tokyo, Japa
03 Apr 2016 The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta
26 Mar 2016 Ohara School of Ikebana Massachusetts Class
25 Mar 2016 Becoming Political: Youth Activism in Post 3/11 Japan
25 Mar 2016 Theatre Nohgaku in residence at BU
23 Mar 2016 Tohoku 5th Anniversary Commemoration
20 Mar 2016 Boston Charity Concert Series
19 Mar 2016 The Genki Spark 5th Anniversary, Making Women's History Concert
18 Mar 2016 The Life Science Sector of Japan: Deregulation, Expedited Approval, Open for Business
16 Mar 2016 Dissolve Inequality: Music Summit @ MIT
13 Mar 2016 Cranes on the Square @ Copley Square
11 Mar 2016 Trees Make Happiness
11 Mar 2016 3.11 Five Years Later – The Earthquake | Tsunami | Nuclear Meltdown in Japan: Research Borne from the March 11, 2011 Triple Disasters in Japan
10 Mar 2016 3.11: Five Years After the Triple Disaster in Northeastern Japan
08 Mar 2016 Politics, Ideologies, and Security Policy
25 Feb 2016 BEND: a live performance by Kimi Maeda on the Day of Remembrance
25 Feb 2016 Paper Lanterns - A New Film by Barry Frechette
21 Feb 2016 3.11 Japan Memorial Charity 2016 - Remembrance of Earthquake and Tsunami -
19 Feb 2016 Share the Hands ~ UnlimitedHand: Interactivity though Human Hand Somatics
16 Feb 2016 Energy Transitions in Germany and Japan Five Years after Fukushima
13 Feb 2016 Master Elizabeth Reian Bennett performs the Shakuhachi
12 Feb 2016 Critical Digital Humanism and Japanese Twitterature after 3/11
12 Feb 2016 * Special offer to JSB Members * God Bless Baseball by Toshiki Okada
09 Feb 2016 New Entrepreneurship in the Post-3.11 Tohoku Region
04 Feb 2016 The Soul of Anime, and How Japanese Manga and Music Defy Zombie Capitalism
03 Feb 2016 TAO : Seventeen Samurai
01 Feb 2016 Fred Korematsu Day
24 Jan 2016 Boston Children's Museum Annual Japanese New Years Celebration
11 Jan 2016 Ishimure Michiko, the Arts, and Social Responsibility
10 Jan 2016 Japanese Association of Greater Boston - New Year Celebration!
08 Dec 2015 Now It Can Be Told: Telling the Truth about the War, 1946-1954
07 Dec 2015 Randy Johnston Ceramics Workshop
06 Dec 2015 Chorus Boston, Winter Concert
06 Dec 2015 Showa Boston's Annual Japanese Cultural Festival
05 Dec 2015 Japan Film Festival in Boston
04 Dec 2015 Of Sympathy and Solidarity: Japanese Buraku, South Asian Dalit, and Grassroots Politics across National Boundaries
02 Dec 2015 Book Talk - Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style
26 Nov 2015 Macrobiotic Community Thanksgiving Feast!
20 Nov 2015 "Cultured Streets" and "Civilized Cities": Japanese Colonial Expansion and Urban Development in Tokyo, Taipei, and Seoul
17 Nov 2015 Rethinking Militarism and Conservatism in 20th Century Japan
14 Nov 2015 One Day Workshop on Ikenobo Ikebana
10 Nov 2015 Murasaki and Metaphysics: The Thinking Female Author as Buddhist Icon
07 Nov 2015 Japan: Teaching Peace, Connecting People
05 Nov 2015 Tenjin Worship and the Origins of Japanese Emhasis on Education
04 Nov 2015 Days of Infamy: Japanese Americans and America’s Concentration Camps – Lecture with Dr. Paul Watanabe
04 Nov 2015 Film Screening - "Helter Skelter" (2012)
03 Nov 2015 Washoku on the World Stage: UNESCO and the Promotion of Japanese Cuisine
02 Nov 2015 Free Concert - Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra featuring Ayano Ninomiya
01 Nov 2015 Honoring CHIUNE SUGIHARA - Join Koleinu and Chorus Boston for a Free event
01 Nov 2015 Hokkaido Pioneers Concert
01 Nov 2015 Pulverizing Soft Power: New Media and the Problem With Promoting “Japanese Culture"
30 Oct 2015 Japanese Students Abroad and the Dawn of Japanese Studies in the United States
28 Oct 2015 Griffin Field Trip – Japanese Buddhist Temple Room, MFA
26 Oct 2015 Anime, Manga, Sushi & Cosplay - How Japan Enchants the West
25 Oct 2015 Nobuyuki Tsujii Concert in Boston with Longwood Symphony
23 Oct 2015 Producing Iyashi: Healing and Labor in Tokyo's Sex Industry
22 Oct 2015 Japan's Evolving Security Policy: Understanding the "New Normal"
20 Oct 2015 Japan’s Response to Nuclear North Korea and Rising China
18 Oct 2015 The 12th Annual Boston Tea Party - Japanese Tea Ceremony
17 Oct 2015 The Genki Spark 5th Anniversary
17 Oct 2015 Kushi Ferments at the 1st Annual Berkshire Fermentation Festival
16 Oct 2015 Panel: Where Is Japan Headed? A Conversation about New Opportunities and Challenges
16 Oct 2015 Ikebana Show
16 Oct 2015 World Food Day Campaign 2015
13 Oct 2015 The True Story of ‘Women’s Empowerment’ in Japan: Unexpected Consequences of Work and Family Policies
09 Oct 2015 The Afterlife of the Female Author: Genji Offerings and the Canonization of Murasaki Shikibu in Late Heian Japan
08 Oct 2015 Grand Opening Ikebana Demonstration
07 Oct 2015 Rakugo: Comical Tales from Japan
07 Oct 2015 Ikebana Demonstration by Masayo Takenouchi, Professor of the Ikenobo School
06 Oct 2015 Renegotiating the World Order: Japan and International Institutions
02 Oct 2015 Embracing the Marginal: Translation, National Identity, and Chinese Fiction in Early Modern Japan
30 Sep 2015 Film Screening - " SWAY (2006) "
30 Sep 2015 Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law
29 Sep 2015 The Geopolitical Implications of the U.S. Shale Revolution for Japan and China
27 Sep 2015 Sushi and Sake - Duxbury Food & Wine Festival
26 Sep 2015 Kushi Institute's Fall Open House
25 Sep 2015 Kazuhito Yamashita, guitar virtuoso
25 Sep 2015 Using the Japan Disasters Digital Archive in the Classroom: Opportunities for Collaboration with Tohoku University
24 Sep 2015 Akihiro Sakiya Piano Recital
24 Sep 2015 Lecture and Book Signing:Souvenir, Art, or Anthropology?
23 Sep 2015 Revising the Article 9? The Constitution and History in Prime Minister Abe’s Security Strategy
18 Sep 2015 Superstar Misora Hibari: Gender Impersonation, Stardom, and Postwar Japanese Culture
18 Sep 2015 New Voices from Japan: Confronting Climate Change, Aging Society, and Fiscal Deficits
14 Sep 2015 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
12 Sep 2015 Tokyo Night
12 Sep 2015 Demographic Challenges in Japan and East Asia -Lesson from ABENOMICS-
11 Sep 2015 Pu Yi and Shinto in Manchukuo
03 Sep 2015 O-Bon Festival at Showa Boston
29 Aug 2015 Ikebana Class ( Japanese Flower Arrangement )
15 Aug 2015 Summer Tea
09 Aug 2015 Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki – Building a Nuclear Free World
08 Aug 2015 Lecture "Daughters of the Samurai"
07 Aug 2015 Concert in Observance of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings
06 Aug 2015 Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki
29 Jul 2015 70 Years: Never Again — Hiroshima & Nagasaki Week in Massachusetts
26 Jul 2015 Kushi Institute Summer Conference 2015
25 Jul 2015 Family Fun Day
24 Jul 2015 JSB Members Event : The Reischauer Memorial House Visit
17 Jul 2015 32nd Annual Black Ships Festival
10 Jul 2015 Gwich-in Women Speak: The Sacred Place Where Life Begins
29 Jun 2015 Meet Masanori Murakami -Japan’s First Major Leaguer, and Book Signing
24 Jun 2015 (copy) 90 Kids from Kyoto, Japan
14 Jun 2015 90 Kids from Kyoto, Japan
10 Jun 2015 Lecture "Gilded-Age Bostonians and Old Japan: An Ironic Love Affair"
30 May 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival
26 May 2015 2015 Annual Dinner
18 May 2015 Noh Theatre Boston 2015 "Holy Mother in Nagasaki"
17 May 2015 One Peaceful World Day
14 May 2015 Beginner Japanese Flower Arranging---TRY a Hands-On Class
14 May 2015 Associates' Panel: Yoshiro Kaji (Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.), Wataru Suda (Ministry of Finance), Jin Nishikawa (Asahi Shimbun), Japan’s Economic Challenges in Comparative Perspective
13 May 2015 Webiner - Background for the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Chronology
12 May 2015 Associates' Panel: Haruo Iguchi (Nagoya University), Miri Izuka (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), Ken Usui (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Japan;s Search for Security
12 May 2015 A Teahouse Re-imagined
11 May 2015 the East Coast premiere of TOKYO FIANCEE
10 May 2015 Chorus Boston Spring Concert
09 May 2015 the 4th annual Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival
07 May 2015 Advancing the Status of Women in a Globalizing Japan: A 70-Year Retrospective
04 May 2015 The Outsider: Book talk with author Patricia Gercik
03 May 2015 An Afternoon of Japanese Culture
01 May 2015 Conference: Examining Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decades: Economics, Security and Society
28 Apr 2015 Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago Law School), Judicial Reputation and Legal Reform in Japan
26 Apr 2015 Japan Festival Boston
25 Apr 2015 Pucker Gallery Public Opening
24 Apr 2015 From Horizontal To Vertical: Translating American Fiction Into Japanese
23 Apr 2015 Book reading and a talk by Phyllis Birnbaum
22 Apr 2015 RAD SMITH PROGRAM IN JAPANESE ART, Naoya Hatakeyama: Personal Landscapes
21 Apr 2015 Ikebana and Creative Floral Design Demonstration
19 Apr 2015 Special Ikebana floral design demonstration with Keiko Thayer featuring ceramics by Yoshinori Hagiwara
16 Apr 2015 The Policy Agenda of Prime Minister Abe and the U.S.-Japan Relationship
15 Apr 2015 The Great Wave of Hokusai and the Great Wave of 3-11: Japanese Artists’ Responses to Nature
14 Apr 2015 Panel: Power, Trust, and Governance in Advanced Democracies
10 Apr 2015 The Task of Historians in the Age of the Anthropocene
10 Apr 2015 Associates' Panel: Doo-seung Kim (Korea Institute for Defense Analyses), Kayo Matsushita (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Kazuyuki Sakamoto (Sankei Shimbun), America's Allies in East Asia
09 Apr 2015 "Howard Zinn in Japan : Civil Rights, The Vietnam War, and Solidarity in Hiroshima"
08 Apr 2015 MIT/Harvard Cool Japan presents
07 Apr 2015 Joseph S. Nye (Harvard Kennedy School), Is the American Century Over?
05 Apr 2015 Tamagawa Daigaku, TAIKO & DANCE Group
03 Apr 2015 Anime Boston 2015
31 Mar 2015 Updates from Tohoku & A Night of Remembrance
31 Mar 2015 Transnational Black Humor: Somewhere between 9.11 and 3.11
31 Mar 2015 Stephen Bosworth (Harvard Kennedy School), The U.S. Strategy Toward an Evolving Asia
28 Mar 2015 Showa Boston's Interactive Japan Event
26 Mar 2015 Associates' Panel: Banri Ito (Senshu University), Hidehiko Oshima (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries), Daisuke Kasama (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), Japan in the World Economy
24 Mar 2015 Wei-hsin Yu (University of Maryland), Employment Characteristics and Family Intentions in Japan
21 Mar 2015 Biting The Sun - A Reading of Haiku
19 Mar 2015 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Politics in Washington and Geopolitics in Asia
18 Mar 2015 Shinichi Konno Lecture
10 Mar 2015 Survival and Recovery from the Tohoku Disaster
09 Mar 2015 Tohoku Tomo Week at the Five Colleges
08 Mar 2015 American-Japanese Cultural Concert Series VI
08 Mar 2015 Cranes on the Square @ Copley Square
08 Mar 2015 3.11 Japan Memorial Charity 2015 - Remembrance of Earthquake and Tsunami -
05 Mar 2015 Japan's Aging Society and the Role of Higher Education
04 Mar 2015 Geddes Japanese Movie Screening: Norwegian Woods
03 Mar 2015 Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability in the East China Sea
27 Feb 2015 Japanese Rakugo Storytelling with ENGLISH SUBTITLES !
27 Feb 2015 Realigning Hirohito's Broken Limbs:Wounded Servicemen and Wartime Japanese Society
24 Feb 2015 Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific
24 Feb 2015 The Rails Race: Japan and China in Global Infrastructure Politics
20 Feb 2015 Hunting for Power: Falconry and the Sixteenth-Century Unification of Japan
18 Feb 2015 Geddes Japanese Movie Screening: Linda Linda Linda
18 Feb 2015 Tour and Discussion of Friendship of Isabella and Okakura Kakuzo
16 Feb 2015 Japanese Language Classes - Spring Semester
14 Feb 2015 Valentine's Day flower arranging by Ikebana Artist
05 Feb 2015 Book Talk ‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett
05 Feb 2015 Three Arrows of Abenomics: Achievements and Prospects
03 Feb 2015 Medieval Japan & Medieval Europe: Compare & Contrast
30 Jan 2015 Pinocchio
25 Jan 2015 Boston Children's Museum Annual Japanese New Years Celebration
16 Jan 2015 Lunch Talk by Yukio Okamoto, “Prospects for Japan and its Economic Competitiveness” - JSB Members Free Event!
15 Jan 2015 Webiner - Cultural Encounters: Teaching Japan in World History
11 Jan 2015 Japanese Association of Greater Boston - New Year Celebration!
13 Dec 2014 Odaiko New England, Winter Extravaganza
09 Dec 2014 Komeito: Politics and Religion in Japan
07 Dec 2014 Chorus Boston, Winter Concert
29 Nov 2014 Kaji Aso Studio's Artists Marketplace
23 Nov 2014 Showa Boston's 25th Annual Japanese Cultural Festival
16 Nov 2014 The 11th Annual Boston Tea Party - Japanese Tea Ceremony
15 Nov 2014 Hans Vangso: Bold Simplicity-Opening Reception with the artist
14 Nov 2014 Symposium-Constitutional Revision in Japan
08 Nov 2014 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation
07 Nov 2014 Job Fair: Boston Career Forum 2014
02 Nov 2014 Japanese Noh and Global Theaters
30 Oct 2014 The Japanese Kimono-Now and Then : Registration is closed
28 Oct 2014 Negotiating with North Korea: Proliferation, Peninsular Stability, Power Consolidation
28 Oct 2014 Let It Snow: Winter Scenes in Snow Globes and Japanese Prints
26 Oct 2014 Oyster Grand Tasting: A Gastronomic Celebration of Oysters
21 Oct 2014 Why China Cannot Rise Peacefully and What That Means for Japan
19 Oct 2014 The 4th Annual Boston Japan Film Festival- “Post-disaster Civil Society”
18 Oct 2014 Japan Day at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library
18 Oct 2014 Shigemasa Higashida: Accidental Beauty-Opening Reception with the artist
17 Oct 2014 Ikebana Demonstration with Sogetsu Master Instructor Yoka Hosono
15 Oct 2014 Demystifying Pearl Harbor Diplomacy & Some Fictions Surrounding It: A Talk with Ambassador Takeo Iguchi
01 Oct 2014 Learning to Lead: Lessons from Japan
28 Sep 2014 Sapporo Junior Jazz School live at Concord-Carlisle High School
26 Sep 2014 Sapporo Junior Jazz School live at the Needham High School Auditorium
22 Sep 2014 Panel Discussion with Shonen Knife
09 Sep 2014 Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown
07 Sep 2014 Potter's Talk with ceramic artist Miraku Kamei XV, and a discussion on Takatori ware with Dr. Andrew L. Maske
03 Sep 2014 FREE ONLINE COURSE! Visualizing Japan (1850s-1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity
30 Aug 2014 OPENING RECEPTION! In Praise of Garden Shadows: Photos of Japan
24 Aug 2014 Natsu Maturi Summer Festival
23 Aug 2014 O-Bon Festival at Showa Boston
16 Aug 2014 Warren MacKenzie-Opening Reception at the Lacoste Gallery
08 Aug 2014 Sumie Kaneko's J-Trad & More . . .
07 Aug 2014 Movie Night at Showa Boston!
06 Aug 2014 Lunch and Behind the Scenes Tour of the State House!
31 Jul 2014 Swimming at Showa Boston!
24 Jul 2014 Tanabata at Showa Boston!
16 Jul 2014 The Art of Flowers - Japanese Flower Arranging Classes For Beginners--Location Change!!!
08 Jul 2014 Nuclear Disaster and Restoration of Fukushima
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! JSB Members Enter to win a pair of tickets
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! $5 Discount for JSB Members
07 Jun 2014 Come Support the Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative
07 Jun 2014 Japan Festival Boston 2014
06 Jun 2014 Reception with Yasuhisa Kohyama
29 May 2014 Win a copy of "Dream Window", "The Inland Sea"
27 May 2014 Win Yukata from Kyoto!! Giveaway for this week!!!
25 May 2014 Takashi Murakami's film : JELLYFISH EYES
24 May 2014 KIDS Activity Paper Extravanganza at Showa Boston
19 May 2014 The Art of Flowers - Japanese Flower Arranging Classes For Beginners
19 May 2014 Win Books and Gifts from Japan!
14 May 2014 Member Appreciation Month - Win Sake and Gifts from Gionbayashi Musicians from Kyoto!
10 May 2014 Artist Demonstration: Contemporary Japanese Basketmaking with Morigami Jin
10 May 2014 2014 Brookline Sakura Matsuri
08 May 2014 2014 Annual Dinner
07 May 2014 Gion Festival in Boston: Celebrating the 55th Year of the Kyoto-Boston Sister City Relationship
04 May 2014 3.11 Memorial Tea Ceremony
02 May 2014 Member Appreciation Month - Win A Pair of Red Sox Tickets
01 May 2014 Win a Round Trip Ticket to Anywhere*
30 Apr 2014 Rad Smith Lecture: Cutie and the Boxer
29 Apr 2014 Japan in a Global Depression: Deflation and Economic Growth in the late 19th Century
29 Apr 2014 Ikebana and Creative Floral Design Demonstration
27 Apr 2014 Behind the Mask Theater: Cat Mountain
25 Apr 2014 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Regattabar
24 Apr 2014 Complimentary Tickets to Handel's Samson
22 Apr 2014 Lecture: Tadashi Yanai "Design + Management=Innovation"
16 Apr 2014 The Art of Flowers - Japanese Flower Arranging Classes For Beginners
15 Apr 2014 Writing Between Languages and Cultures with Yoko Tawada
09 Apr 2014 The Most Impressive Dragon in the MFA
04 Apr 2014 "Touching the Grass: Citizen Science in Fukushima"
01 Apr 2014 KYOGEN featuring Kyoto-based actors KATSUMI YANAGIMOTO and SHIN’ICHI YUTANI
01 Apr 2014 "Constitutional Revision, Collective Self-Defense, and the US-Japan Alliance"
28 Mar 2014 Screening of the film "Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball"
27 Mar 2014 Concert featuring the Ozora Strings with the Boston Higashi School Jazz Band
21 Mar 2014 Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival
21 Mar 2014 Anime Boston 2014
18 Mar 2014 “Fukushima-Strategies and Lessons in Anticipating and Managing a Global Health and Environmental Crisis”
12 Mar 2014 Heart of Japan: an evening of Kabuki dance and music.
12 Mar 2014 How to make a Bento Box Lunch
09 Mar 2014 "Cranes on the Square"
11 Feb 2014 2014 John E. Thayer, III Award - Nominations now being accepted
05 Feb 2014 POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - Address by the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. The Honorable Kenichiro Sasae
29 Jan 2014 Japan Business Forum: JAPAN UPDATE
23 Jan 2014 Saving 10,000: film screening and discussion
19 Jan 2014 Japan Society & Boston Children's Museum Annual Japanese New Years Celebration
23 Dec 2013 Jiro Dreams of Sushi
15 Dec 2013 Odaiko New England: The Winter Extravaganza
06 Dec 2013 X Years Later: film screening and discussion
06 Dec 2013 Japanese Impressionism and Jamesian Precisions: Contending with Natsume Soseki’s Meian (Light and Dark), 1916
03 Dec 2013 A Roadmap for Decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
24 Nov 2013 Potter's Talk with Randy Johnston
24 Nov 2013 Showa Boston's 24th Annual Japanese Cultural Festival
23 Nov 2013 Yamato - The Drummers of Japan
22 Nov 2013 Happy Hour and Networking Event
22 Nov 2013 City of Screens: Cinematic Topography of Postwar Tokyo
19 Nov 2013 The Art of Flowers - Japanese Flower Arranging Classes For Beginners
19 Nov 2013 Open Recruitment in Japan’s Political Parties
14 Nov 2013 Sister Cities: Tokyo, New York, Kyoto, Boston Observations by Mitch Weiss
09 Nov 2013 Tim Rowan: Conversation with the Artist
07 Nov 2013 Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion - Preview and Reception RSVP by Nov 7
03 Nov 2013 The 10th Annual Boston Tea Party - Japanese Tea Ceremony
02 Nov 2013 “Abenomics and Japan-US Relations”
01 Nov 2013 Mozart and Beethoven
24 Oct 2013 SYMPOSIUM: “Japan’s Continuing Nuclear Nightmare”
21 Oct 2013 "Lessons learned from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: Our Role in Risk Reduction for Future Disasters"
20 Oct 2013 The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection Celebrating 100 Years
19 Oct 2013 The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection Celebrating 100 Years
18 Oct 2013 Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan
15 Oct 2013 Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble with Tiger Okoshi
15 Oct 2013 All About the Japanese Flute
09 Oct 2013 "Can Abenomics Save Japan?" Japan Business Forum with
08 Oct 2013 Selling Deng Xiaoping in China and Japan
08 Oct 2013 Ikebana Demonstration with Toshiko Kobiki
04 Oct 2013 From Temple Workshop to Urban Atelier: Buddhist Sculpture in Japan in the Tenth Century
04 Oct 2013 Ikebana International Show at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden
02 Oct 2013 Win a pair of tickets to - Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble with Tiger Okoshi
29 Sep 2013 "A Conversation Surrounding Brother Thomas's Ceramics and the dialogue between Spirituality and Art"
28 Sep 2013 The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection Celebrating 100 Years
27 Sep 2013 Bach Mass in B Minor - Free Tickets for JSB Members
26 Sep 2013 "Service Learning Strengthening Character Across Cultures: Japan and the United States"
25 Sep 2013 Katsura Sunshine - Japanese Rakugo Comic Story Telling in English
25 Sep 2013 Lecture: Japanese Foreign Policy and ODA"
20 Sep 2013 The Kennedy Legacy and U.S.-Japan Relations
12 Sep 2013 Skysong: A concert by Zenkyu
10 Sep 2013 Locally Brewed Sake Tasting - Member Networking Event
08 Sep 2013 Foreign Affairs: Five Artists from Japan
06 Sep 2013 被災地からのレポート - Report from the Disaster Zone
29 Aug 2013 O-Bon Festival at Showa Boston
25 Aug 2013 Jazz Brunch with the Yoko Miwa Trio
05 Aug 2013 Friendship Summer Day Camp
23 Jul 2013 Bang on a Can: new Music from Japan
20 Jul 2013 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Les Zygomates
18 Jul 2013 15th Annual Forest Hills Lantern Festival
18 Jul 2013 30th Annual Black Ships Festival
11 Jul 2013 Artist Talk: Roger Shimomura
01 Jul 2013 Japanese House Tours at the Children's Museum
28 Jun 2013 Sumie Kaneko's J-Trad & More . . .
27 Jun 2013 Looking Back Looking Forward: The Sculpture of Michio Ihara
06 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Dinner
19 May 2013 Japan Festival 2013
17 May 2013 Sake Tasting - SOLD OUT
16 May 2013 Win a Pair of Red Sox Tickets
11 May 2013 Sakura Matsuri Japanese Festival at Brookline High School
02 May 2013 Win a Business Class Ticket to Japan on the direct JAL Flight
02 May 2013 Handel - Jephtha
26 Apr 2013 A Report from Tohoku: Ofunato
20 Apr 2013 Toshio Shibata in Conversation
18 Apr 2013 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Regattabar
16 Apr 2013 Ikebana Demonstration - Sogetsu Massachusetts
06 Apr 2013 Extending Tradition: Pottery by Yoshinori Hagiwara - Opening Reception with the Artist
02 Apr 2013 Rikuzentakata Two Years later: An Update from the Field after the 3/11 Disaster
23 Mar 2013 Koichiro Isezaki: Opening reception with the Artist
14 Mar 2013 Anime Film Screening and Book Talk
11 Mar 2013 Japanese Disaster Relief Fund Boston Final Report on Tohoku and Screening of "Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story"
11 Mar 2013 Symposium: U.S.-Japan Internationalizing Higher Education
10 Mar 2013 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art presents: Ikenobo Ikebana - 550th Year Celebration
10 Mar 2013 "Cranes on the Square"
03 Mar 2013 3.11 Memorial Tea Ceremony
01 Mar 2013 Kamioroshi: The Descent of the Gods
26 Feb 2013 2013 Global Reel: Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball
26 Feb 2013 2012 John E. Thayer, III Award - Nominations now being accepted
16 Feb 2013 Portugal, Jesuits, Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods
13 Feb 2013 Yuto Kanazawa & Earthwards performance at Scullers
02 Feb 2013 Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor
01 Feb 2013 The 23rd Japan-America Grassroots Summit 2013 - In Shimane
31 Jan 2013 Japan Business Forum with Izumi Kobayashi
25 Jan 2013 FREE TICKETS -Purcell - The Indian Queen
19 Jan 2013 THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE PRESENTS: The Films of Susumu Hani
13 Jan 2013 Japan Society & Boston Children's Museum Annual Oshogatsu New Year's Celebration
09 Jan 2013 Sumie Kaneko - CD Release Party
09 Dec 2012 The 9th Annual Boston Tea Party - Japanese Tea Ceremony
06 Dec 2012 Japan Business Forum with Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita
18 Nov 2012 Showa Boston's 23rd Annual Japanese Cultural Festival
14 Nov 2012 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Scullers
10 Nov 2012 Breaking Barriers: the Ceramic Art of Jeff Shapiro and Shigemasa Higashida - Opening Reception
09 Nov 2012 Mozart - Jupiter performance at Symphony Hall
05 Nov 2012 Welcome Reception for Consul General Akira Muto
02 Nov 2012 Shuki: The Intimate Vessels of Sake - Opening Reception
31 Oct 2012 Free Tickets to Tonight's Dress Rehearsal of MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the Shubert Theatre
30 Oct 2012 Japan Friendship Concert: Honoring the Legacy of Shuji Isawa
26 Oct 2012 Assessing Emergency Response to the 3.11 Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Accident in Japan ARNOLD HOWITT
19 Oct 2012 JAID Aki Matsuri Showcase and Reception
19 Oct 2012 Boston Career Forum - 2012
18 Oct 2012 Chihiro Yamanaka Trio
16 Oct 2012 Toyo Ito, "What Was Metabolism? Reflections on the Life of Kiyonori Kikutake"
12 Oct 2012 Fires and Fights: Urban Conflagration and Society in Nineteenth-Century Edo-Tokyo
12 Oct 2012 Ikebana Demonstration - Sogetsu Massachusetts 40th Anniversary
07 Oct 2012 Video Game Orchestra Live at Symphony Hall
02 Oct 2012 Challenging the Hegemony of English: Translating Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 in Europe
02 Oct 2012 The Mikado
10 Sep 2012 Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata, and the Masters of Studio Ghibli
07 Sep 2012 "The History of Yesterday: Japan from Lehman Shock to Compund Disaster"
26 Aug 2012 Reischauer Memorial House Visit and Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Nature Walk
15 Aug 2012 Bon Odori Celebration
15 Aug 2012 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
13 Aug 2012 Sake and Burger Night
08 Aug 2012 Win tickets to the Museum of Science
04 Aug 2012 Summer Festival at Ebisuya Japanese Market
19 Jul 2012 29th Annual Black Ships Festival
14 Jul 2012 Japanese Tea Ceramics Workshop
12 Jul 2012 14th Annual Forest Hills Lantern Festival
02 Jul 2012 Godzilla - Screening of the 1954 Original Film
23 Jun 2012 Arnold Arboretum 日本語ツアー
18 Jun 2012 Sake Tasting and Dinner
09 Jun 2012 “90 Kids from Kyoto, Japan” at the Children's Museum
07 Jun 2012 Screening of - Fukushima 2011: Chronicles from the Heartland
03 Jun 2012 Potter's talk with Ken Matsuzaki
30 May 2012 Win a copy of "My Japanese Table" by Debra Samuels
23 May 2012 Win a copy of "Cultures of War" by John Dower
22 May 2012 Win a set of 3 music CDs
19 May 2012 Cherry Tree Planting - Pawtucket RI
18 May 2012 Coffee Life in Japan - Booktalk with Corky White
17 May 2012 Pilgrimage to Hokusai's Waterfalls - Opening Reception
17 May 2012 Win a set of JSB note cards
17 May 2012 Win a copy of "The Book of Incense" by JSB member Kiyoko Morita
12 May 2012 The Tiger Okoshi Quintet
12 May 2012 Perceptions in Clay - Ceramics by Kentaro Kawabata
12 May 2012 Brookline Sakura Matsuri
11 May 2012 Great Power Politics and the Future of Asian Regionalism
06 May 2012 Potter's talk with Jan Kollwitz
05 May 2012 Tea Bowls and Sake Cups: A Kindred Spirit
04 May 2012 Chorus Boston’s 15th Anniversary Concert
02 May 2012 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art presents Reiko Sudo
02 May 2012 Japanese Lunch Table at MIT
02 May 2012 Jiro Dreams of Sushi - Now playing at both the Coolidge Corner Theater and the Kendall Square Cinema
01 May 2012 Concert - The Kioi Sinfonietta
01 May 2012 The World at our Doorsteps: Moving Towards a Global Orientation in Our Schools
01 May 2012 Win 2 Business Class Tickets to Japan on the new direct JAL Flight
01 May 2012 Win a signed copy of "Coffee Life in Japan"
29 Apr 2012 Haru Matsuri 2012: Japan Spring Festival in Boston.
28 Apr 2012 Art in Bloom at the MFA
22 Apr 2012 Koto and Flute Workshop at Kaji Aso Studio
22 Apr 2012 Japan Airlines - Non-Stop Boston to Tokyo Inaugural Flight
21 Apr 2012 The 2nd Annual Japanese Language Contest - Entry Deadline March 14
18 Apr 2012 2012 ANNUAL DINNER
17 Apr 2012 Demonstration of Ohara School Ikebana
09 Apr 2012 Concert - Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble & Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
06 Apr 2012 Japan Under Reconstruction - Webcast
06 Apr 2012 anime BOSTON 2012
05 Apr 2012 "Sakura in Japanese Culture" - Webinar
29 Mar 2012 Film Screening: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
27 Mar 2012 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Regattabar
27 Mar 2012 An Evening of Kabuki Dance
23 Mar 2012 Tomo: Friendship Through Fiction
21 Mar 2012 TAO: The Art of the Drum
20 Mar 2012 "Origins of Japan’s Electric Power and the Fukushima Disaster: A Historical Perspective"
17 Mar 2012 "Hope for Tohoku" Benefit Concert and Reception
15 Mar 2012 "A Century of Sakura" - Concert at Pucker Gallery
14 Mar 2012 Boston Premiere of "Pray for Japan"
14 Mar 2012 The 2nd Annual Japanese Language Contest - Entry Deadline March 14
11 Mar 2012 International Seafood Show Japan Pavilion
10 Mar 2012 Smith Remembers Fukushima
09 Mar 2012 "Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters"
06 Mar 2012 Leading Edge CleanTech Innovations
05 Mar 2012 VOICES FROM TOHOKU: A Panel Discussion on Recovery Efforts in Japan’s Disaster Zone
03 Mar 2012 Yoko Kida and her Friends - Concert
03 Mar 2012 "Fine Lines" - Yoshiko Yamamoto
28 Feb 2012 "Kizuna: New Forms of Social Capital in Disaster Japan"
22 Feb 2012 Japanese Lunch Table at MIT
20 Feb 2012 The DocYard Presents a screening of "Campaign" by Kazuhiro Soda
20 Feb 2012 Japanese Language Classes - Spring Semester
10 Feb 2012 "The Anime Screen: Towards a Media Ecology of Animation"
04 Feb 2012 Manjiro: The Rock Opera
04 Feb 2012 Iridescence: New Porcelains by Hideaki Miyamura - Opening Reception
02 Feb 2012 Welcome Reception for Bobby Valentine
02 Feb 2012 "After Kim Jong Il: The Korean Peninsula and East Asian Security"
01 Feb 2012 Kaji Aso Studio - Winter Session Begins February 1st
27 Jan 2012 "The Geography of Ginseng and the strange Alchemy of Needs"
15 Jan 2012 Japan Society & Boston Children's Museum Annual Oshogatsu New Year's Celebration
31 Dec 2011 Manami Morita performing at First Night Boston
20 Dec 2011 A Report on Second Visit to Tohoku by Atsuko Toko Fish
13 Dec 2011 "The Rise of Industrial Policy in China: Japanese Lessons, Chinese Adaptations, 1980-2012"
09 Dec 2011 "Broken City: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Film Aesthetics in 1920s Japan"
08 Dec 2011 The Power of Two - A Documentary
06 Dec 2011 Japanese Lunch Table at MIT
06 Dec 2011 "Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery"
04 Dec 2011 Artist Demonstration: Japanese Calligraphy
03 Dec 2011 Tea Ceremony Presentations at the Art Complex Museum
02 Dec 2011 Screening of "Chernobyl Heart" and Panel Discussion "What can we possibly do after Japan's nuclear crisis?"
20 Nov 2011 Showa Boston's 22nd Annual Japanese Cultural Festival
18 Nov 2011 The Great East Japan Earthquake – Innovating for the Future
17 Nov 2011 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Regattabar
17 Nov 2011 Experimental Chamber Music Union Concert
16 Nov 2011 "Deng Xiaoping: China and Japan" - A booktalk by Ezra Vogel
16 Nov 2011 Japanese Lunch Table at MIT
15 Nov 2011 Bonsai Exhibition and Demonstration
14 Nov 2011 Shun Kanda & James Wescoat: MIT Japan 3/11 Initiative
14 Nov 2011 kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation
12 Nov 2011 "Smokeless Kiln with a Smile"
12 Nov 2011 "One Big Hapa Family" Film Screening
11 Nov 2011 Boston Career Forum - 2011
09 Nov 2011 Remembering Japan: An evening of music, poetry, and art
04 Nov 2011 Kenzaburo Oe, Keynote Speaker at 20th Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Literary Studies
03 Nov 2011 Hamada: A Pottery Lineage - Opening Reception
03 Nov 2011 In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Kenzaburo Oe and Susan Napier
02 Nov 2011 Japanese Lunch Table at MIT
01 Nov 2011 Culture Day in Japan: Living National Treasures and Tangible Cultural Properties
30 Oct 2011 "Afternoon of Shakuhachi and Koto Music #13"
30 Oct 2011 The 8th Annual Boston Tea Party - Japanese Tea Ceremony
28 Oct 2011 "Hope as the New Normal: National Recovery Through the 3/11 Disaster"
28 Oct 2011 Ikebana International Show at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden
24 Oct 2011 Asian Music and Cultural Festival
24 Oct 2011 Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra
21 Oct 2011 "Eulogizing Shinran: Kakunyo and the Making of Shin Buddhism"
19 Oct 2011 "Through Hiroshima Eyes: Reflections and Art of an A-Bomb Survivor"
19 Oct 2011 Invitation Program for Japanese American High School Students
18 Oct 2011 "Miku, Virtual Idol, as Media Platform: Transforming Media Creativity"
18 Oct 2011 "The U.S., China, and Japan in the Changing Global System"
17 Oct 2011 Midnight Miku Dance Party
17 Oct 2011 Joichi Ito: Enabling Emergent Voices And Expression Through Technology
17 Oct 2011 "Miku, Beyond the Character: The Cutting Edge of Miku Miku Dance Software"
16 Oct 2011 Japanese Music: Traditional to Contemporary
15 Oct 2011 The Impression—That Never Leaves - Artist Reception
14 Oct 2011 "The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and the Institutionalization of Sex Segregation in Japan"
14 Oct 2011 HIROMI: The Trio Project feat. Steve Smith & Anthony Jackson
13 Oct 2011 Fall 2011 Geddes Japanese Movie Series - Welcome Back Mr. MacDonald
12 Oct 2011 Japanese Lunch Table at MIT
07 Oct 2011 JET Program 2012 - Applications now available online
25 Sep 2011 Tea Ceremony Presentations at the Art Complex Museum
22 Sep 2011 "Japan After the Earthquake and Japan-US Relations"
18 Sep 2011 "For My Crushed Right Eye – The Visionary Films of Toshio Matsumoto"
16 Sep 2011 "Recovery and Reconstruction in Japan: Harvard Reports from the Field" A Panel Discussion
14 Sep 2011 "My Japanese Table" a book talk and o-bento demonstration by Debra Samuels
13 Sep 2011 "Rebuilding Japan" A Panel Discussion
12 Sep 2011 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
12 Sep 2011 "A Thousand Cranes: An Evening to Benefit the JDRF-B"
10 Sep 2011 Streaming: From Textile to Clay - Artist Reception
02 Sep 2011 “Forbidden Kyoto: An Encounter with Green Tea”
26 Aug 2011 "O-Bon Festival" at Showa Boston
21 Aug 2011 On Their Own: Robert Castagna
19 Aug 2011 Traditional Japanese Festival Dancing and Taiko Drumming at Showa Boston
18 Aug 2011 "Sumie-Unplugged" A Japanese Jazz vocal & Shamisen concert
12 Aug 2011 "Uchiwa decorating and Tanzaku-wish making" at Showa Boston
08 Aug 2011 "Swallowing the Sun"
05 Aug 2011 "Tanabata- Festival of Summer Stars"
05 Aug 2011 "Swimming and Suika-wari" at Showa Boston
05 Aug 2011 The Makioka Sister's
31 Jul 2011 Tea Ceremony Presentations at the Art Complex Museum
20 Jul 2011 Yoko Miwa Trio performance at Regattabar
17 Jul 2011 "We Love Japan" Disaster Relief Concert
14 Jul 2011 13th Annual Forest Hills Lantern Festival
14 Jul 2011 The 28th Annual Black Ships Festival
08 Jul 2011 Bamboo, Silk and Tea. A concert of Japanese music and a rite of memorial
26 Jun 2011 Tea Ceremony Presentations at the Art Complex Museum
22 Jun 2011 Chihiro Yamanaka performance at Regattabar
12 Jun 2011 Meet 90 Kids from Kyoto, Japan
11 Jun 2011 Kamishibai - Japanese Storytelling
09 Jun 2011 2011 ANNUAL DINNER
04 Jun 2011 ARTISTS FOR JAPAN hosted by the Taiko Community of Greater Boston
03 Jun 2011 Body of Water
02 Jun 2011 Japanese Disaster Relief Fund Benefit Concert
27 May 2011 Film Screening: Masterworks of Keneto Shindo
26 May 2011 Effects Of Nuclear Radiation - a Lecture By M.I.T. Professors
17 May 2011 "A Report Back from Tohoku"
14 May 2011 My Room: Life and Death in the Mountain - Artist Reception
14 May 2011 Kamishibai - Japanese Storytelling
11 May 2011 Spring Sake Tasting
01 May 2011 Benefit Concert for Japan at New England Consevatory
30 Apr 2011 Opening Reception with Ali Clift & Yoshinori Hagiwara at Pucker Gallery
22 Apr 2011 anime Boston 2011
21 Apr 2011 Film and Public Lecture: "Godzilla" in Japan and the World
21 Apr 2011 Now through April 30th Saketinis and special menu items
21 Apr 2011 Concert - J.S. Bach St. John Passion
20 Apr 2011 Cast Me If You Can
17 Apr 2011 Kaiseki at Clio and Uni
17 Apr 2011 Sushi Spectacular to Benefit Japan
13 Apr 2011 "Crisis in Japan and the Road to Recovery"
11 Apr 2011 Film Screening: Anpo: Art X War by Linda Hoagland
10 Apr 2011 Special Benefit Concert for Japan
09 Apr 2011 "Sake 101" at o ya
03 Apr 2011 Fundraiser at Oishii Sushi Boston
31 Mar 2011 A New Innocence: Emerging Trends in Japanese Architecture
31 Mar 2011 “The Great Earthquake & Japan's Future?” A Talk by Ambassador Kawato
28 Mar 2011 Kyogen Comedy and Mime with Katsumi Yanagimoto
27 Mar 2011 "One Heart For Japan"
26 Mar 2011 "Pleasure of Paradox" - Artist Reception
26 Mar 2011 Tatsuzo Shimaoka: A Tribute - Opening Reception
25 Mar 2011 Bach Society Orchestra Featuring Ryu Goto
24 Mar 2011 Japanese Film Night: "My Neighbor Totoro" at Harvard
24 Mar 2011 FORUM: JAPAN--The Earthquake & The Worldwide Aftershocks
21 Mar 2011 A Vigil for Japan
16 Mar 2011 "Japan's Nuclear Crisis"
14 Mar 2011 "The Elusive Tea Bowl" Visiting Artist Workshop - Harvard Ceramics Program
13 Mar 2011 Kodo Drummers return to Boston
13 Mar 2011 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art - "A Day About Japanese Tea"
09 Mar 2011 Banryu-ichi - Informal Networking Event
08 Mar 2011 Leading Edge CleanTech Innovations
27 Feb 2011 Japanese Children's Music
26 Feb 2011 Water Rhapsody '11 - Artist Reception
25 Feb 2011 "Hearing Things: Natsume Soseki, William James, and the Vagaries of Possesion"
18 Feb 2011 A New Innocence: Emerging Trends in Japanese Architecture
18 Feb 2011 The Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts

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