Japan Info

January 2021
Jan. 22nd, Erena Terakubo: LIVE on Facebook!
World-class saxophonist Erena Terakubo is kicking off the first Friday Night Live of 2021! Terakubo's creative skill and passionate sound, accompanied by Akiko Tsuruga on the organ, Paul Bollenback on the guitar, and Fukushi Tainaka on drums, make for a dynamic evening of pure jazz. Don't miss Erena Terakubo on Friday, January 22nd at 5 PM, streamed live from the Ambassador's Residence.

Erena Terakubo began playing the alto saxophone at the age of nine and has been  influenced by artists such as Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, and Sonny Stitt. In 2010, Terakubo released her first album, "North Bird."  It reached No. 1 on the Japanese jazz charts and was awarded Swing Journal's Gold Disc. Since then,  Terakubo has toured around the globe with performances in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and the Middle East, and released 6 albums. 

Terakubo's Official Website: JamRice.co.jp/ERENA
New Web Series! Taste of Wagyu: Laurent Gras
World-class Michelin-starred Chef Laurent Gras shows off his elegant culinary approach to Japanese Wagyu Beef which combines European and Japanese culinary culture together! Chef Gras first experienced Wagyu beef about 20 years ago and he loves it! Here, Chef Gras cures, dices and sears Wagyu beef using Kombu, house-made chili miso, coffee, and cocoa to enhance its luxurious flavor.
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 Meet the Leader of Japan’s Pandemic Response and Recovery: Minister Nishimura 
Japan's Cabinet Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura is the person charged with leading the economic revitalization and coronavirus response for his nation. In this conversation with GZERO's Ian Bremmer, Nishimura explains the challenges Japan has faced, the road to recovery, and what Japan's example can teach the world. The video is part of a limited "Japan in 60 Seconds" series produced in partnership with GZERO Media, which also includes content from Health Journalist Lorry Garrett.
An upcoming video featuring Olympian Ms. Mikako Kotani will be released soon!
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Happy New Year from CGJNY!
The New Year is an important holiday in Japan complete with its own traditions. Maybe you have heard of bonenkai parties or even slurped some New Year’s Eve noodles -- known as toshikoshi soba. There are so many ways Japan rings in the new year, that throughout the first half of January our social media pages shared great posts on New Year's Markets, Shishi-mai, and Omikuji. Check them out and stay tuned throughout 2021 for more! 
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