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December 2020
Dec. 18th, TAKA KIGAWA: LIVE on Facebook!
Friday Concerts return for an evening with TAKA KIGAWA, LIVE from the Ambassador’s Residence! Tune in to our official Facebook page on December 18th at 5:00PM EST to check out the livestream. Do not miss what The New York Times highlighted as one of ten classical streams to watch in December!

Critically acclaimed pianist TAKA KIGAWA has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber music artist since winning First Prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1998 Concurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain, with such accolades from The New York Times as “Phenomenon. There’s no denying that he is something special.” We are honored to bring you his music! 

Official Website: TAKAKIGAWA.com
Preserving the History of the Japanese Community in New York 
December 12th marked the establishment of the Japan History Council of New York. Together, the council will collect and preserve material historically significant to the Japanese community in New York and share it with the world’s future generations. For more info, click the button below! 
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Hayabusa 2 Misson Lands the First Subspace Asteroid Sample on Earth
Welcome back, Hayabusa 2! After launching in 2014 and arriving at the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu in 2018, the Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has successfully returned a sample capsule to Earth’s surface from orbit. Click below to learn more about the spacecraft's ongoing journey through the final frontier: space!
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Celebrate the Holidays with #FestiveJapan!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so the Consulate is getting festive! Throughout the hap-happiest season of all, we are highlighting the unique ways Japan spends the holidays and rings in the new year. Follow along or spread some winter cheer of your own with #FestiveJapan!
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