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[List of Programs: 2017]

[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] A Door of Hope Opened by Wisdom: A New Japan-China Relationship with the Next Generation
[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]
Bend
[I-House Lecture]
Memory and Amnesia: Japan-Philippines Relations Reconsidered
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
Reading the Japanese Mind Through Waka Poetry with a Focus on The Tale of Genji
[Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program]
Development through Ecological Innovation: Challenging Poverty in India
[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture]
Panel Discussion “What Modern Architecture Means to Us”
[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture]
Panel Discussion and Guided Tour of Modern Architecture “What Modern Architecture Means to Us”
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] What is “Democracy”?
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Spinning Night in Living Color: Light Installations by Elaine Buckholtz
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum]
The Future of Sino-Japanese Relations
Seen from Tanigawa Michio’s Research in Chinese History
—Cultural Exchange and Intellectual Thoughts
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
Canadian Rakugo Storyteller Katsura Sunshine Talks About the Charms of Rakugo
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Screening]
Cocktail Party
[Lunchtime Lecture]
SDGs Transforming Our World: A New Approach to Global Issues
[IUC Lecture Series] Stanford University Mindfulness Education
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Reading]
Between Flame and Flight
[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture]
“City, Design, Landscape, Public Space, Variety of Scale, Theme and Relationship with Society”
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
Introducing KYOGEN by Shigeyama Doji
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Itoh Keiko talks about Japanese in Britain, 1863-2001: A Photographic Exhibition
[IUC Lecture Series] Rendaku: A Notoriously Irregular Aspect of the Japanese Language
[Lunchtime Lecture]
President Trump and a Divided America
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] Foreign Languages in the Formation of Shiga Naoya’s Literature
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
The Art of Ukiyo-e and the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Collecting Them

[List of Programs: 2016]

[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture]
“Another Utopia”
[IHJ Artists’ Forum]
Alex Dodge – Open Studio
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
Reading Haiku Beyond Borders
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Noise to Signal
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] Leadership and Teamwork Seen Through Judo’s Globalization
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] The Embodiment and Essence of Noh
[ALFP 2016 Public Seminar]
Seeking Our Commons in Asia: How Can We Create Visions for the Future?
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
I-House members and others read The Dreaming of the Bones by W. B. Yeats, featuring the Noh play Nishikigi, in a session arranged by Ogoura Kazuo
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] Reexamining the Last 500 Years of World History from a “Pirate View” : ― The Reverse Side of the Oceanic View of Civilization
[I-House Ushiba Fellowship] Living Together, Working Together
[Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program]
India’s New Frontier: Healthcare Technology In Making Social Impact
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] Co-existing: A Quest for Global Peace
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Workshop]
But Is It Art?
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Tracings and Findings
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] The Power of Breakthrough
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum]
The Literature of Kawabata Yasunari and Chinese Art
[japan@ihj] Tsukiji: The End of an Era?
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Poetry and Vocal Performance]
Tuna Melt and Other Sonic Fables
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
WASHI: Ancient and Modern Wonder Material
[Delve into Japanese Culture@ I-House]
The Heart of Washoku: Creating a Seasonal Sensibility
[Nitobe Leadership Program Public Lecture] US-Japan Relations in a Turbulent Time in Asia
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Workshop]
Filigree Pattern: Collaborative Workshop with Piper Shepard
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
The Textile Art of Piper Shepard
[Lunchtime Lecture]
The Immigration Policy of France Past and Present
―What Japan Can Learn from France
[Japan Studies Now—Inter-University Center Lecture Series]
Are the Japanese Unique?: An International Comparison of Household Saving Rates and Bequest Motives
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Work-in-Progress Screening and Discussion
Queer Japan Project
[Architalk: Seeing the World through Architecture]
“The Age of the Forest”
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] John C. Weber talks about A New Yorker’s View of the World: The John C. Weber Collection
[Additional Screening] Paper Lanterns (Film screening only)
[Japan Premiere Screening & Talk] PAPER LANTERNS
[70 Years Postwar Symposium Series “Thinking Together about the World and Japan”]
Symposium 4 “Looking to the Future of the World, Asia, and Japan”
[Tokyo International Literary Festival] Asia Session 1
Female Writers Challenging Social Taboos: Transcending Gender, Religion, and Community
[Tokyo International Literary Festival] Asia Session 2
China and Japan Today Seen Through Literature
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Ambassador Radu Şerban reads from his book Closer to the Sky (Sora e Ayumu)
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum]
Japanese Traditional Theater Seen from Italian Theater
Noh, Kabuki, Opera, Ballet―Focusing on “Kyoran (Madness)” as a Theme
[Special Symposium] “Will There be Dramatic Foreign Policy Changes? Shift of Security Environments and Prospective Changes of Foreign Policy in East Asia”
[Japan Studies Now—Inter-University Center Lecture Series]
The Kaleidoscopic Japanese Archipelago: Observations from Fieldwork on Biodiversity
[70 Years Postwar Symposium Series “Thinking Together about the World and Japan”]
Symposium 3 “Culture and Philosophy as a Basis for Peace”
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Kent Calder reads from Wind of the Age : Collected Reflections : April, 2014–March, 2015

[List of Programs: 2015]

[Delve into Japanese Culture@I-House]
The Power of Noh: From Japan’s Classical Theater to the World’s Avant-Garde
[IHJ Artists’ Forum-JUSFC 40th Anniversary]
Dance/Film Performance by Julian Barnett
HAFU WAY THERE | HAFU WAY HERE
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Nassrine Azimi and Michel Wasserman read from Last Boat to Yokohama : The Life and Legacy of Beate Sirota Gordon
[70 Years Postwar Symposium Series “Thinking Together about the World and Japan”]
Symposium 2 “The Foundation of Japan-U.S. Relations From the Perspective of American History”
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] The Tale of Genji as World Literature
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Kôgei –Japanese Traditional Crafts Opening New Doors
[Tokyo International Literary Festival×I-House Quarterly Public Talk]
“Writing in (M)other Tongues: A Conversation Between Tawada Yoko and Kawakami Mieko”
[IHJ Artists’ Forum-JUSFC 40th Anniversary]
Paul Kikuchi: R E S O N A N C E
[Lunchtime Lecture] Android and Robot Society–The Cutting-edge Technology Connecting Japan with the World
[japan@ihj] Japan’s National Interests and Security Seen Through the Development Cooperation Charter
[ALFP] 2015 Public Seminar
Seeking Our Commons in Asia:
How Can We Create Visions for the Future?
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Consumer Society in 2030 –Focusing on the Potential of Developing Countries
[70 Years Postwar Symposium Series “Thinking Together about the World and Japan”]
Symposium 1 “China in the Modern World and a New Japan-China Relationship”
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
I-House Members read The Lady Aoi
—from Five Modern Noh Plays by Mishima Yukio, featuring a traditional Noh play, in a session arranged by Mr. Ogoura Kazuo
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Living “Globally”
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] The U.S. – Japan Alliance in the Asia-Pacific Region
[I-House × Courrier Japon Special Program]
Looking at Japan from Outside―What a Young Entrepreneur Thinks
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Rule of Law or Rule Through Law?
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] From Ito Hirobumi and Beyond -What the “Politician of Intellect” Left to Us
[IHJ Artists’ Forum—JUSFC 40th Anniversary]
STAR! STAR! STAR! CIRCLE! (Try! Try! Try! Again!)
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] The World in 2030: The Emerging Consensus
[japan@ihj] Hawai`i as Japan’s Paradise—Consuming Images of the Tropics
[Japan Studies Now—Inter-University Center Lecture Series]
Conundrums of Literary Translation
[IHJ Artists’ Forum—JUSFC 40th Anniversary]
In Conjunction with Roppongi Art Night 2015
STAR! STAR! STAR! CIRCLE!
[IHJ Artists’ Forum—JUSFC 40th Anniversary Year]
In Conjunction with Roppongi Art Night 2015
PRAY WILD (Workshop & Parade)
[Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program]
Between Nationalism and Internationalism: The Political Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] Why I Teach the Art of Manga Abroad
[Delve into Japanese Culture at I-House]
Ink is Alive: Japanese sumie painting
[IHJ Artists’ Forum-JUSFC 40th Anniversary Year]
The Sea-Salt Sadness of the Outcast
[Japan Studies Now—Inter-University Center Lecture Series]
Toward a Social History of Japan’s “Lost Decades”
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Giorgio Amitrano reads from Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] Humor, Parody, Taboo in Edo Art—The Social and Cultural Context of Ukiyo-e and Shunga Past and Present
[Special Lecture] Seoul’s New Communication-Based Administration and City Diplomacy
[Lunchtime Lecture] Why the EU Is Important -Integration and Separation in Europe
[Delve into Japanese Culture at I-House]
Invitation to the Enchanting World of Kabuki

[List of Programs: 2014]

[Special Symposium] World War I and the Birth of the Modern World
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] The Power of “Popular Literature”―Why is Matsumoto Seicho So Popular in China?
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] A Day for Japan to Lead the World Again―Empowerment by Culture
[Delve into Japanese Culture at I-House]
The Japanese Garden Speaks to Your Heart
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Toward a New Japanese Golden Age―Economic Potential, Social Dynamics, and Policy Challenges
[Lunchtime Lecture] New Japan-US Relations and Security in Asia
[japan@ihj] Japan’s Living Kogei (Craft) Traditions
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] To Deliver Voices from the United Nations
[ALFP] 2014 Public Seminar
~Asia and the World after Development and Growth~
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Full Circle ―PJ Hirabayashi, Japanese American Taiko Player
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] A Shift from “Merely Praying for Peace” to “Creating Peace”
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Sir David Warren reads from The Custom House by Francis King
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] The Building of an Internet-based Society toward 2030
[Nichibunken-IHJ Forum] Yokai (Monsters) and the Japanese Imagination
[Tokyo International Literary Festival] Writing Now in Asia
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/ Screening & Talk] Rikuzentakata in 2014 ―A Work-in-Progress by Documentary Filmmaker Mina T. Son
[japan@ihj] Why is the Intellectual History of Tokugawa and Meiji Japan So Interesting?
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] China’s Prospects and Japan’s Future
[Lunchtime Lecture] The Ukraine Crisis and Russia: Understanding the Background and Impact of the Crisis
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] The Most Important Things in Leadership
The World of Gerald Vizenor Special Lecture Series in Tokyo
Lecture 2 [Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Gerald Vizenor reads from his latest work Favor of Crows
[Panel Discussion] Cultural Diplomacy in 2020
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Bushido: The Soul of Japan and the Japanese
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/ Reading & Talk] This Body Is Like the Moon in the Water―American Poet Patrick Donnelly’s Encounter with Japan
[japan@ihj] Japan, the US and the Challenge of Demographics
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Performance] Soratobu Boombox
[Lunchtime Lecture] Japan from the Perspective of a Brazilian Resident in Japan―Rethinking Multicultural Coexistence
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/ Lecture Concert] Taking Time: A Slow Exploration into Cultural Utopia
[Japan Studies Now—Inter-University Center Lecture Series]
On Monsters in Edo-Period Illustrated Popular Fiction: Non-Elite Edoites’ Sense of the Eerie
[Panel Discussion] Relations among Japan, the U.S., China, and Korea: Challenges and Prospects
[Lunchtime Lecture] Toward a People-friendly Society —Understanding Anxiety in Adolescents
[japan@ihj] Cyborg Manifested: Understanding Japan’s Long Postwar through Hijikata Tatsumi’s Dance of Darkness/Butō
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Ambassador Lars Vargö reads from Out by Natsuo Kirino
[Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program]
Is India at a Turning Point?―Trends in India’s Political Economy

[List of Programs: 2013]

[Reading about Japan at I-House Library]
Gayle K. Sato reads from Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita
[Lunchtime Lecture] Politics and Challenges in Myanmar ~Driving Forces and Obstacles to Change~
[Japan-India Distinguished Visitors Program] India’s Foreign and Strategic Policy in Asia ―The India-China-U.S. Troika, and Japan
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] A Message to the Global Leaders of the Future
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/ Reading] Ordinary Transformations: Where Story Comes From
[japan@ihj] Potential and Limits of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) —Cases in U.S., Europe and Japan—
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Revolution to Attract More Visitors: Museums Changing Cities
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] What is Your Leadership Style?
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/ Reading] A Ghostly Tale from Tohoku
[The Japan Foundation Awards 2013 Commemorative Lecture]
Toward an Asian-Pacific Community
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] Giving Back to the Japanese Economy
[KODO Special Ensemble Concert] Taiko―Japanese Pulse
[ALFP] Public Seminars
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] How to Make Peace
[Reading about Japan at I-House Library] Roger Buckley reads from Fireworks and unpublished works by Angela Carter
[Special Lecture]
A Lucky Child: What Memories of the Holocaust Tell Us
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] What is the Meaning of Work?
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Haptic Gaze—Searching Material Sensibility
[Lunchtime Lecture] Minorities are Changing American Politics: Change and Continuity
[IHJ Artists’ Forum / Drama Reading and Talk] Philoktetes
[IHJ Artists’ Forum / Concert] Cartography
[Nitobe Kokusai Juku Public Lecture] The Challenge of “Opening” Japan
[japan@ihj] Seeking the Truth through Art and Science: Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi
[japan@ihj] Japanese Journalism As Seen Through 3.11: Japan’s Multiple Crises
[Lunchtime Lecture] Outlook of Education in Japan —In comparison with the Netherlands where children are the happiest
Memorial Service and Reception For Donald Richie
[I-House Ushiba Fellowship] Antonio Negri
English Communication Seminar for Global Leadership 2013
[IHJ Artist’s Forum] Live Your Dream―The Taylor Anderson Story
[Lunchtime Lecture] Understanding Islamic Culture through “Islamic Finance”
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2013 Symposium
[ALFP] Special Symposium “The Future of Civil Society in Asia”
*summary of the symposium is now available
[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 6 “China, Japan and the U.S. in Global and Regional Affairs”
[japan@ihj] Connecting Europe and Meiji Japan: Edoardo Chiossone and Japanese Art

[List of Programs: 2012]

[Special Lecture] “Humanities and A Borderless World”
[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 5 “U.S.-Japan Relations during the American Century (1945-2015)”
[IHJ Garden Concert] Beyond Boundaries: Min Tanaka Dances in the International House Garden
[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 4 “The Uneasy Triangle: Korea between China and Japan”
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Echoes of Bar Aoyama
[The Japan Foundation Awards 2012 Commemorative Lecture]
“Sustained People-to-People Relationships: A Foundation for U.S.-Japan Relations”
[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 3 “Japan’s Challenges and Prospects: A View from Southeast Asia”
[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 2 “Postwar Japan—Its Evolution and Future”
[japan@ihj] Contending with Meian (Light and Dark): A Public Conversation between John Nathan and Mizumura Minae
[Program in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the I-House]
Program 1 “The Meaning of the 1930s for Japan”
[japan@ihj] Karuizawa Dreamscape
Seminar Series on Contemporary India for Business Persons
[Photo Exhibition] The International House of Japan in the History of Cultural Exchange in Postwar Japan
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Island: a choreographic ode to the rhythm of the Seto Inland Sea, the sensation of space and a luminous quality of the ordinary
[japan@ihj] Built to Break: The World Industrial System in the New Era of Monopoly: Lessons from the Tohoku Earthquake
[Special Symposium] Disaster and Language, and Language and Disaster
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Destination and Departures—Three American Writers in Japan
[Lunchtime Lecture] Gross National Happiness Spreading around the World from Bhutan: Can GNH Be Applied to Japanese Society?
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] The Gravity of Desire: Space and Culture Under the Cherry Trees
[IHJ Artists’ Forum] Songs on the Theme of Knowing
[The 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Japan-India Diplomatic Relations]
Melodies Eternally New—Songs of Tagore and the Tabla
[japan@ihj] News from North Korea: Radical Change or More of the Same? —Implications for Japan-North Korea Relations—
[Lunchtime Lecture] Myanmar’s Emerging Economy and Changes toward Democracy -Impact on Japan and Asia-
[Public Program] Rethinking Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Nuclear Issue
[japan@ihj] Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War
[150th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Rabindranath Tagore]
[60th Anniversary of Japan-India Diplomatic Relations]

“A Message from Tagore to Japan and the World” —Poetry, Literature, Painting, Music and Dance—
[Japan Specialist Workshop] 2012 Open Meeting
[Public Program] In Praise of Japanese English
[Lunchtime Lecture] How is Peace Built after Conflict?
[I-House Academy] Taction: The Drama of the Stylus in Oriental Calligraphy
[japan@ihj] Staying Power: Lessons for Japan