Japan Info

March 2021
Shinko Hanaoka LIVE on Facebook,
March 19th at 5PM EDT.
Friday Night Live is back! Tune in to our Facebook page on March 19th at 5PM EDT for a LIVE classical performance featuring renowned cellist Shinko Hanaoka with piano accompaniment by Reiko Uchida. Are you ready for an elegant evening of Bach and Beethoven? Click below to RSVP!
 10th Year Commemoration of the 3.11 Tohoku Earthquake 
On March 10th, our Consulate released a feature to pay remembrance to the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, highlight the Tohoku region's revitalization & recognize the US-Japan #UnshakableFriendship — with special performances by The Young People’s Chorus, two-time Grammy Award winner Ron Carter & more!
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 Spring Song From Japan: Virtual Concert on March 29th at 7PM EDT
We are excited to announce our annual collaborative event with Salon De Virtuosi: SPRING SONG FROM JAPAN, streaming on March 29th at 7PM EDT! Please join us for an exciting virtual concert, hosted by Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi and featuring performances by Quartet Amabile and The Horszowski Trio. The artists will perform works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn and will stream on our official Facebook page and the Salon de Virtuosi's YouTube channel.  
The event will be a celebration of these incredibly talented musicians as we spring into a new season! This concert is in remembrance of those we lost and the strength of the human spirit as we mark the 10th anniversary of the Tohoku Earthquake in Japan.
Japanese Contributions to Fighting COVID-19 in New York
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the courage and generosity of New York's healthcare workers, first responders and fellow citizens was on full display. JAMSNET (Japanese Medical Support Network), The Nippon Club, The Japanese American Association of New York and Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi of the NYPD's 24th Precinct worked hard to provide support and safety to New York City. All three were awarded this year’s Ambassador Award on the occasion of His Majesty the Emperor’s birthday. These are their stories
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The Unshakable Friendship: Japan & the U.S.
Last Thursday, March 11th, marked the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. In recognition of the US-Japan #UnshakableFriendship and those around the world who have helped us, we have released a special message in today’s issue of The New York Times. For your convenience, we have posted the entire one-page feature on our website.  
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The Fight for Women's Judo:
Rusty Kanokogi's Story 
On Wednesday, April 7th at 6:30PM EDT, Japan Society is hosting a LIVE webinar on martial arts pioneer Rena "Rusty" Kanokogi (née Glickman) – the mother of women’s judo.
Raised in Brooklyn, NY and trained at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Japan, Rusty dedicated her life to martial arts, and due in great part to her efforts, women’s judo became an official Olympic sport in 1992. 
Rusty’s daughter, Jean Kanokogi, Ph.D., a 5th degree black belt in judo, and author of Get Up & Fight: The Memoir of Rena "Rusty" Kanokogi, The Mother of Women's Judo, is keeping her mother’s legacy alive. At this program, Dr. Kanokogi discusses her mother’s fascinating life, and tells the story of how women’s judo became an Olympic sport. 
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Celebrating Women's History Month
on Socal Media
"There were as many sorts of women as there were women," writes Japanese novelist and Heian court lady Murasaki Shikibu in The Tale of Genji.
Throughout March, for Women's History Month, we will be celebrating the women who have helped to shape Japan and the world. Please join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in honoring the remarkable contributions of these artists, politicians, scientists, athletes, and pioneers!
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