JFNY NEWSLETTER | August 1, 2022
Upcoming/Ongoing events
July 15September 20
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (Silver Spring, MD)
Join AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center’s Toshiro Mifune Retrospective, opening on July 15th with Akira Kurosawa's rarely seen early medical melodrama THE QUIET DUEL. This retrospective presents a broad selection of Mifune’s films drawn from across his entire career, with several rare 35mm prints imported from Japan.

Join JF Digital Library for Free!
As a dedicated subscriber of our newsletter, you are welcome to join our digital library, a collaboration between our Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York offices.
 
Our new digital library ​has over 1,800 titles in ​broad genres such as manga, literature, Japanese language, art, history, culture, society, cooking & food, etc. They are all free to read! ​We hope everyone can browse our digital library and find a book to read.
 
 
To apply, please register by going to the Application form and clicking on “Click Here to Complete the Digital Library Signup Survey” at the bottom of the page. We will send out confirmation emails from The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It ​will include your Library Card number and Pin code to access. After you receive it, you will be ready to read digital books on both OverDrive webpage and their e-reader app: Libby!
 
Please note the digital library is available only for U.S. residents 14 years or older. If you reside in Canada, please register through Toronto office's webpage.
From Our Grantees
Join EngageAsia for a three-part webinar series beginning with Weston Konishi, President of Sake Brewers Association of North America, who will introduce the audience to the history of sake in the U.S. The remaining two webinars will feature panel discussions with brewers and rice farmers across the U.S. This event is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.

August 12, 6pm-8:30 pm
KinoSaito Theater (Verplanck, NY)
Join KinoSaito's free film lecture, screening, and audience discussion on Akira, a landmark Japanese animated film by Katsuhiro Otomo based on his 1982 manga graphic novel of the same name. Seating is limited and advanced registrations are required. This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

Application Deadline- August 14, 11:59pm EDT
Online
K-12 educators based in the U.S. join the Japanese Crafts Workshop program designed to help teachers gain a better understanding of Japan and stimulate new ideas and approaches by incorporating Japanese crafts into their classroom. This event is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.

In this interactive workshop, part of the World Kamishibai Forum, presenters Tere Marichal Lugo and Orlando Gozález Rivera will discuss how to make kamishibai accessible for children with disabilities. This project is supported by the Global Partnerships Education Grant.

July 16– August 28
Claire Tow Theater (New York, NY)
THE NOSEBLEED is a tender and darkly humorous play that explores playwright/director Aya Ogawa’s fractured relationship with their long-deceased father and considers his impact on their own life. A New York Times Critic’s Pick during its run at the Japan Society last year, the play invites audience members to consider unasked questions of their own. This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

For inquiries, please contact: info@jfny.org
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