Upcoming Events in CT-NY Area

Here is a list of upcoming Japan related arts, music, and theater events in Connecticut and New York area.

Japan’s Changing Defense Policy and Its Implications for National Security

Lecture: Friday, February 1, 2019 – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
115 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Shuhei Kurizaki – Associate Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Shuhei Kurizaki (PhD, UCLA) is an associate professor in the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University. Before joining the faculty at Waseda, he was a pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and assistant professor at Texas A&M University. His work has appeared in American Political Science Review and International Organization. His current research develops and tests formal models to explain how and when diplomacy works in international conflict.

Travel Japanese

Japanese Language: March 19, 6:30 pm, The Nippon Club (NYC)

Are you planning a trip to Japan in the near future? If so, this workshop is for you! Please join us for our Travel Japanese workshop and learn Japanese vocabulary and basic expressions essential for travel in Japan! Japanese customs and useful travel information will also be introduced.

New York International Children’s Film Festival

Film: February 22 – March 17, Various venues (NYC)

This year’s New York International Children’s Film Festival showcases two feature-length films from Japan: the World Premiere of Kitaro Kosaka’s Okko’s Inn (2018), a warm and moving film about love, loss, and altruism threaded with equal moments of inquiry and delight; and Hiroyasu Ishida’s winningly absurd Penguin Highway (2018), the first feature from the new Japanese animation start-up studio spun off from Hayao Miyazaki’s stable of younger animators. This film festival is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture. Get special discount tickets on the NYICFF website with the code JFNY19.

Kyomei – Resonance

February 16, 8 pm, Warwick Center for the Performing Arts (Warwick, NY)

Miki Orihara, a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, will perform Kyomei-Resonance, which reflects upon the lineage of dance from classical modern to the present. A lecture about her latest project, Resonance III, will be given after the performance. It will cover Japanese modern dance focusing on the works of Seiko Takata and Konami Ishii. Resonance III, which will tour later this year, is supported through the Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) program.

Music From Japan Festival 2019

March 2, 7:30 PM & March 3, 5:30 PM, Scandinavia House (New York, NY)

Music From Japan (MFJ) will present the fourth Artist Residency to facilitate dialogue among composers, critics, and music scholars from Japan and the U.S. MFJ will also present two concerts: one curated by musicologist Miyuki Shiraishi and the other featuring the works of Yumi Saiki. Both concerts will be followed by panel discussions and Q&A sessions with composers, critics, and scholars. This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live

March 24: Warner Theatre (Washington, DC)
March 29 & 30: PlayStation Theater (New York, NY)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Super Live will have its U.S. premiere in Washington, DC at the Warner Theatre on March 24, followed by three performances in New York City. With themes of love, justice, and friendship, the musical features an all-female cast.
The Washington, DC performance is organized by The Japan Foundation and Nelke Planning, in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Embassy of Japan. It is presented as part of the 2019 National Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan through four weeks of diverse and creative programming.

Masako Inkyo, Shodo Artist

Cultural Event: February 7, Connecticut College (New London, CT)

Masako Inkyo, a shodo artist, will deliver a hands-on workshop on traditional brush stroke calligraphy followed by a performance. She will explain the history and significance of calligraphy and provide insights into Japanese values and culture. This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Japanese Studies.