News and Events - 2009

January 31, 2009: Japanese New Year's Gala

Wang Center Theater Lobby

Organized by the JCSB and Long Island Japanese Association. Osechi-ryori (Japanese new year cuisine); Taiko performance by Ryushu Takio and Japanese (Okinawa) dance performance by Ms. Junko Fisher. 

February 26-27, 2009: TAIKOPROJECT

Wang Center

Organized by the Wang Center. Cosponsored with the JCSB.

Click here for information on TAIKOPROJECT.

April 18, 2009: JCSB Essay Competition Award Ceremony and Reception   Click here. 

April 25, 2009: Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Wang Center; Organized by the JCSB and Rhu Shu Kan. Cosponsored with the Wang Center. The event drew a big crowd for a variety of cultural exhibitions, music performances, martial art demonstration, etc., on a fine spring day. Newsday published special coverage of this event. All attendees fully enjoyed their day at this event.   

Photo album: 

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August, 2009: Origami Heaven

August 4, 2009 (Festival), August 1 -7, 2009 (Exhibition), Wang Center

Organized by the Wang Center. Cosponsored with the JCSB.

September 23, 2009: Book Signing by Anna & Eriko Sato, Authors of My First Japanese Kanji Book

See Faculty Highlights on Happenings.

November 3, 2009: Musical “Our Blue Planet: Will it Survive Till Tomorrow?”

Avram Theater, Stony Brook Southampton A Musical for the Environment By Japan Classic Live for the United Nations

November 4, 2009: The JET Program Information Session

Wang Center Lecture Hall 2 

November 17, 2009: Khoomei Taiko Ensemble (Mongolian Music with Japanese Drumming)

Wang Center Theater

Sponsored by Wang Center. Cosponsored with the JCSB.

November 19, 2009: "Japan-U.S. Relations"Lecture by Mr. Akira Sugiyama

Wang Center Theater; Mr. Akira Sugiyama is the Director of the Japan Information Center and the Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Mr. Sugiyama discussed Japan-U.S. relations under the leadership of Prime Minister Hatoyama and how Mr. Hatoyama will promote further friendship between the two peoples. He also touched on our lasting cultural ties and, in particular, the upcoming 150th anniversary of Japan's first diplomatic mission to America in 1860.  

The Japan Center at Stony Brook• Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343 • Phone: 631.632.9477• Fax: 631.632.4098 
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