- *This event has finished.
- Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
- Venue: The Library, International House of Japan
Nassrine Azimi (Senior Advisor, United Nations Institute for Training and Research)
Michel Wasserman (Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
- Language: English (without interpretation)
- Admission: IHJ members & Library members: Free, Non-members: 1,500 yen
- (reservations required)
- *This program will be held thanks to a contribution from an I-House member.
Beate Sirota Gordon (1923-2012) is well known for drafting the equal rights clause of Japan’s new Constitution.
In this reading session, Nassrine Azimi, who was a friend of Beate and has often worked throughout her UN career on post-war issues, and Michel Wasserman, who has worked and written extensively on Japanese performing arts and the reception of Western music in Japan, will read from their latest book Last Boat to Yokohama : The Life and Legacy of Beate Sirota Gordon. It is a biography of Beate, including an in-depth look at her father Leo Sirota (1885-1965), who made great contributions to Western music in Japan through his activities as a pianist and teacher during his stay in Japan for 17 years, from 1929.