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November 2017 Issue 
Arts & Culture
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books. For further details, please click  here .
Deadline: December 1

This program is designed to provide financial assistance to exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences outside of Japan, in order to deepen the understanding of Japanese art and culture. For further details, please click  here .
Japanese-Language Education Overseas

This program is designed for specialists (Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians, Museum Curators, etc.) who need a strong command of Japanese language for conducting their field-related work and research through an intensive residential training course. The program is held at the Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute, Kansai in Japan. There are two sessions including 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 participant's field of specialization. For further details, please click here.
Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
Deadline: December 1

Applications for the CGP Grant Program are due December 1, 2017; concept papers are not required.  There are two categories of support, the "Intellectual Exchange: Policy-Related Projects" and the "Grassroots Program: Education and Network-Strengthening".  Please click here to download the guidelines for details on objectives, requirements and priorities.  
Panel Discussion
November 10, 4:30 PM
Columbia University Faculty House (New York, NY)

Recent U.S. policy has shifted away from leadership positions in the global economy.  These shifts are creating room for stronger regional ties and raise the question of which nation(s) will lead trade initiatives in Asia.  This event is open to the public, and will be held in cooperation with Columbia University's Center on Japanese Economy and Business and the School for International and Public Affairs. The event is part of a new initiative of the Abe Fellowship Program, the "Abe Fellows Global Forum" co-organized by CGP and Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  For further details, please click here
November 17, 5:00 PM
Asian Art Museum (San Francisco, CA)

The Asian Art Museum and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia will introduce teachers to high quality, peer-reviewed, online resources to support teaching and learning about Asia in this session, which will be held during the Annual Conference for the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). A reception will follow. This event is supported by the CGP Grassroots Program. More information about the conference session can be found here and the reception here.  
Cultural Event

Ohayo Ohio II: A Japanese Symposium and Cultural Event features events on the Antioch College campus including performances of "Kyogen and Butoh Wearing the Universe" by Antioch Alumni and the screening of the short film "ORIZURU" followed by a symposium & paper crane making afterwards. This event is supported by the Institutional Project Support - Small (IPS Small) Grant Program. For more information, please click here.

Throw Away Your Books: The Films of Shuji Terayama

November 3- 27:
Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA)
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November 20:  
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (New York, NY)
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November 21 -
December 10: 
Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY)   
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December 13-27:
George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
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Photo © 1974 Jinrikihikokisha / ATG
Shuji Terayama was a playwright, novelist, filmmaker and cultural agent provocateur who was one of the most influential and innovative figures in the post-WWII Japanese avant-garde. Created over the course of only 20 years, Terayama's body of work as a filmmaker comprises five theatrical features, as well as more than a dozen shorter pieces. Subjects of his films include everything from relatively straightforward narratives, to phantasmagoric memory pieces and expanded cinema works that incorporate multiple projectors and even audience participation. This retrospective represents the most comprehensive survey of Terayama's work to occur in the U.S. in decades.  This film series is co-presented by Harvard Film Archive, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Anthology Film Archives, George Eastman Museum, 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)

The next JF Japanese Language Course Conversation Café will be on January 10, 2018 at The Nippon Club. Practice Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners over a cup of Japanese tea and snacks! All levels are welcome! Space is limited and RSVP is required. For more information, please click here .

November 8, 4:00 PM
University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall 411 (Fredericksburg, VA)

David P. Janes, Director of Foundation Grants and Assistant to the President of the U.S.-Japan Foundation, will give a talk titled "Whaling, War, and Waging Peace". This event is supported by the Institutional Project Support - Small (IPS Small) Grant Program, and is free and open to the public.   

The Big Read Holland Area is a community-wide reading program focused on the reading of one book. This year's title is When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. During the keynote address, she will discuss her own family's experience of internment during WWII, the creative process and how she came to be a writer, as well as the relevance of the Japanese American internment to our contemporary society. The event is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture. For more information, please click here.
November 17, 7:30 PM
November 18, 7:30 PM
Stockton University Art Gallery (Galloway, NJ)

Photo © Ayumi Sakamoto
Recycling: Washi Tales  brings to life in performance the human stories contained in a sheet of Washi paper as it is recycled through time. In a world created by distinguished paper artist, Kyoko Ibe, four tales of paper-making from different periods of Japanese history unfold on stage with an extraordinary ensemble of performers and musicians. The performance was co-presented by Asia Society and The Japan Foundation previously in 2016.

Ibe has created a site-specific installation in Stockton University Art Gallery for the exhibition until November 18, 2017. To complement the exhibition, various Japanese cultural workshops will be held. The event is supported by the Grant Program for Dispatching Artists and Cultural Specialists. For more information, please click here.
October 17 
The Nippon Club (New York, NY)

Sayaka Toyama
, founder of art studio Curious Corners, introduced the history of Aizome, Japanese indigo dyeing, and demonstrated dyeing fabric with Yamato indigo. 

Participants tried their hand at dyeing Washi paper with indigo. 

Click  here  for more information.
September 14
Parsons School of Design, The New School (New York, NY)

The Parsons School of Constructed Environments (SCE) held their first-ever week long design intensive on Disaster Preparedness in September in collaboration with the Japan Foundation and the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.  The school-wide intensive had students think about disaster issues through the lens of design.  Given recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters, the experimental work took on additional relevance and urgency. For further details, please click here.

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