Nihongo Night Feb 2020 – The Era of Showa Part 1

Our next Nihongo Night is scheduled on February 22, 2020 from 5 pm to 7 pm ET. The topic is “The Era of Showa – Part 1”. Mr. Mas Hongoh of JSGH will talk about Japan in the Meiji, Taisho eras to the beginning of the Showa era. “As a child growing in Japan, I used to hear “Meiji Era is long gone…” That was after the Pacific War ended. Now Japan is living in >>Read More...

Rakugo: Laughter with Sunshine – MSTERIO.org X Katsura Sunshine

Laughter with Sunshine is a family event that features a pre-show event hosted by MSTERIO.org, where children and their parents get to make dolls for kids around the world while enjoying food and drinks. Following that is an off-broadway show, Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo, a master storyteller hosting family stories for both laughter and inspiration. Date: December 7th, 2019 Place: Midtown Theater District (Exact Location TBD) Program  (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) 5:45 – Registration 6:00 – Event starts 7:30 >>Read More...

November Nihongo Night – RAN

At our next Nihongo Night, we will watch a Japanese movie this month: It was the age of civil war in Japan. Feudal lords fought with each other trying to expand their territories, fights erupted even among a father and sons, and among brothers. Toranaga, a feudal load (acted by Tatsuya Nakadai) lived himself such a life since he was a young man. He finally expelled and managed to secure territory of his own. Getting old he now wants >>Read More...

October Nihongo Night – Japan’s 20 Year Deflation

NIHONGO NIGHT: October 26, 2019 (Saturday) 「Japan’s 20-year Deflation — Is there any hope of turning? — Each Citizen’s awareness is vital」 By Mitsuko Yoo (JSGH Treasurer) *Sorry: the presentation will be in Japanese. Japan has suffered and is still suffering from a 20-year Deflation. Now people are afraid because the October sales tax increase might prolong the Deflation. It seems there is no hope of turning to good direction. The government is falsely demonstrating improved economic results, comparing apples to >>Read More...