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The International House of Japan organizes various program events, most of which are open to the general public. Please contact the Program Department for details of each event.

Upcoming Programs/Events

[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture]
A Door of Hope Opened by Wisdom: A New Japan-China Relationship with the Next Generation
Date: Saturday, November, 18, 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, IHJ
Lecturer: Mao Danqing (Writer/ Professor, Kobe International University)
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Elise Wessels and Marije Jansen Talk about Japan : Modern – Japanese Prints from the Elise Wessels Collection
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:30 pm
Venue: The Library, IHJ
Reader: Elise Wessels (Director, Nihon no Hanga, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Marije Jansen (Curator of Japanese prints, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
[Delve into Japanese Culture @I-House]
The Long-standing Liaison Between Sumo and the Media
Date: Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm
Venue: Kabayama-Matsumoto Room, IHJ
Lecturer: Lee Thompson (Professor, Waseda University)
[IUC Lecture Series]
The Breath of Tradition in Intercultural Communication—From Noh to Anime
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:00-7:30 pm
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, IHJ
Lecturer: Gerry Yokota (Professor, Osaka University)
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum]
Ornamental Diplomacy: Emperor Meiji and the Monarchs of the Modern World
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017, 6:30-8:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, IHJ
Lecturer: John Breen (Professor, Nichibunken)
Democracy in the Global Age
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, IHJ
Keynote speaker: Melissa S. Williams (Professor,University of Toronto)
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Engaging Through the Threshold
Date: Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, IHJ
Artist: Quynh Vantu (Architect; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
[I-House Lecture]
China’s Populism in the Internet Era
Date: Tuesday, Feburary 6, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, IHJ
Lecturer: Ako Tomoko (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo)

Past Programs/Eventsshow all

[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] From Tradition to Future―Opening the World with Noh and Contemporary Music
[ALFP 2017 Public Forum]
Seeking Our Commons in Asia: How Can We Create Visions for the Future?
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] “Ideals” and “Reality” in Syria: Seeking Freedom and Peace
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Solo Performance]
[I-House Lecture]
Memory and Amnesia: Japan-Philippines Relations Reconsidered


Program Department
International House of Japan
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
TEL: 03-3470-3211 (Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am-5:00 pm)
FAX: 03-3470-3170