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Tune in Tokyo: Heisei Night

Online Event CA

Listen to 90s/2000s J-Pop, Shibuya-Kei, Techno and Indies with a 3-hour broadcast with DJs Tommy Pedrini and chiyoco of Tune in Tokyo.

A GIRL MISSING [Subtitled]

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Koji Fukada's followup to the critically-acclaimed HARMONIUM (also available from Film Movement), A GIRL MISSING “is a satisfying slow-burn drama expertly told” (Screen Daily). Ichiko is a private home-nurse who has worked for the elder matriarch of the Oishos for years and regards them as her own family. Ichiko's quiet, routine life is shattered when …

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$12

QUEER JAPAN [Subtitled]

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Trailblazing artists, activists, and everyday people from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality defy social norms and dare to shine in this kaleidoscopic view of LGBTQ+ culture in contemporary Japan. From glossy pride parades to playfully perverse underground parties, Queer Japan pictures people living brazenly unconventional lives in the sunlight, the shadows, and everywhere …

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$10

KOSHIEN: JAPAN’S FIELD OF DREAMS [Subtitled]

Online Event CA

Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in the 100th annual Koshien, Japan's wildly popular national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include U.S. baseball star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. But for Coach Mizutani and his players, cleaning the grounds and greeting their guests are equally important as honing their baseball skills. …

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$10

Understanding Japanese Sense of Humor Through Media

Online Event CA

Virtual Lecture Series: Giggle without Google Understanding Japanese Sense of Humor Through Media If you want to laugh at Japanese comedy shows like a true native, you should know the cultural context behind each story.  Professionals from Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) in Tokyo will be introducing and analyzing some of Japan's most popular comedy shows, …

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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH [Subtitled]

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A brilliant mix of black comedy, travelogue, drama, and an adventure-imbued mockery of showbiz, To the Ends of the Earth is a young woman’s journey from displacement to a place of self-discovery.

$12

BRIGHT FUTURE [Subtitled]

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa, one of Japan’s most unique auteurs, builds a fascinatingly disorienting and quietly apocalyptic tale of alienated twenty-somethings in this haunting 2003 drama Bright Future. This was Kurosawa’s first feature to be selected in competition for the Cannes film festival.

$10

Toshikoshi: New Year’s Soba Soup

Online Event CA

Join Sonoko Sakai for an online workshop on the art of making toshikoshi, New Year's Soba Soup.

$75

Yoshitomo Nara: Nara, Kawaii, and the “Superflat” Concept

Online Event CA

This series takes viewers through three different periods in Nara’s career, including his early art practice, questions narratives of “Japanese-ness” at the turn of the century, and the impact of the 2011 Great Tohoku disaster on Nara’s art. Presented by Yeewan Koon, Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Hong Kong and author of Yoshitomo Nara, the first truly authoritative monograph on the artist in more than a decade.
Tues, Jan 5 | 6–7 pm | Who is that big-headed girl?
Tues, Jan 12 | 6–7 pm | Nara, kawaii, and the “Superflat” concept
Tues, Jan 19 | 6–7 pm | No longer just a girl with a knife: Art after Fukushima

Free

A Taste of Home: Dining Out in Japanese America

Online Event CA

Examine the past, present, and future of Japanese American restaurants and dining through a conversation with Chef Akira Hirose and Jo Ann Maehara (Azay Little Tokyo) and Chef Niki Nakayama (n/naka).

Free