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December 2017 Issue 
January 17 - April 2, 2018 (New York, NY)

The JF Japanese Language Course - Winter 2018 (January 17 - April 2) is now open for registration. Our course focuses on what learners "can do" using Japanese in practical settings and also on exploring the culture. Sign up now to secure your spot!

Position Available: Office Manager  

The Japan Foundation, New York seeks an organized and detail-oriented Office Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.  For details, please see the job description. Applications are due December 19, 2017.

November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

Vote for your favorite recipe created by chef Dale Talde to win a trip for two to Japan! Recipes were made using Wagyu beef, Katsuobushi (bonito flakes), and Matcha. Watch the recipe videos and choose your favorite!  This campaign is organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization.

The Japan Foundation has newly launched the JFF Web Magazine, which aims to provide film fans around the world with a deeper insight into the wonderful world of Japanese cinema. The magazine introduces films related to certain categories such as lifestyle, food, history and travel.  It will also share the most up-to-date news regarding the Japanese film industry.  

Arts & Culture
Deadline: December 1

This program is designed to provide financial assistance to museums and art institutions that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences outside of Japan. 

Japanese Language

This program provides an i ntensive residential training course  specifically for specialists (researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who require a strong command of Japanese language to conduct their field-related work and research . The program is held at the Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute, Kansai in Japan. There are two sessions: a two-month course from June to August 2018 and a six-month course from October 2018 to April 2019. The two-month course will provide general Japanese language proficiency, and the six-month course will focus on the practical application of Japanese in the participants' field of specialization.


Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
Deadline: December 1

The CGP Grant Program provides two categories of support, the "Intellectual Exchange: Policy-Related Projects" and the "Grassroots Program: Education and Network-Strengthening". Concept papers are not required.

Deadline: Rolling

This grant supports symposia, conferences, or workshops exploring U.S.-Japan policy-oriented issues. Projects must commence before March 31, 2018 and concept papers must be submitted at least 2 months prior to the start date.


Throw Away Your Books: The Films of Shuji Terayama

thru December 10: 
Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY)   
December 13 - 27:
George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)

Pastoral Hide and Seek
© 1974 Jinrikihikokisha / ATG
Shuji Terayama was a poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker and cultural agent provocateur who was one of the most influential and innovative figures in the post-WWII Japanese avant-garde. Over the course of only 20 years, Terayama's body of work as a filmmaker comprises of five theatrical features as well as more than a dozen shorter pieces. This retrospective represents the most comprehensive survey of Terayama's work to occur in the U.S. in decades. 

In conjunction with this retrospective, the  La MaMa Archives will be open on Friday, December 1, from 5 PM to 6 PM. The La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club was host to the U.S. premieres of Terayama's La Marie Vison in 1970 and Directions to Servants in 1980. Visitors may view production files, photos, and posters related to Terayama and his theater company. The La MaMa Archives is located at 66 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue).

This film series is co-presented by Anthology Film Archives, Harvard Film Archive, George Eastman Museum, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and The Japan Foundation.

January 10, 2018, 6:30 PM
The Nippon Club ( New York, NY)

Practice Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners over a cup of Japanese tea and snacks at our next JF Japanese Language Course Conversation Café! All levels are welcome. Space is limited and RSVP is required. 

December 13 - 15, 7:30 PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York, NY)

© Hideto Maezawa
Philosophy, dance, and folklore merge in the Bessie Award-winning choreographer Kota Yamazaki's latest work, which is inspired by French writers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Butoh pioneer Tatsumi Hijikata's notion of a "dance of darkness," and Japan's Goze music tradition. Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination explores the fragile body, the vaporizing body, and the body as an absorbing force. This performance is supported by the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

For inquiries regarding Arts & Cultural Exchange, Japanese Studies or Japanese-Language Education, please contact: info@jfny.org


For inquiries regarding Center for Global  Partnership, please contact:  info@cgp.org