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The JCSB offers lectures and symposiums by prominent speakers on a variety of topics such as education, international relationship, culture, and technology.

“Historical Amnesia and Emotional Politics: Popular Boom of Japanese Sword Image”
by Kohki Watabe (Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, 7:00-8:30 pm EST) on Zoom  flyer


“Mindfulness and Japanese Spatial Concepts” by Yoko Kawai, Yale School of Architecture & Penguin Environmental Design   (Nov. 19, 2018)

"Troubled Bodies: How to Read Japanese Myths" by David B. Lurie, Associate Professor, Columbia University (Nov. 6, 2017)

"Tracking the 'Female Urban Nomad'  as She Floats through the 'Urban Desert'  of Tokyo" by Jonathan Reynolds, Professor, Bernard College/Columbia University (Nov 10, 2016)

"Study of Japanese Art History Abroad"  Lecture by Masako Watanabe, Former Senior Research Associate and Asian Art Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Nov. 28, 2012)

“Japan and the US: Friends and Partners in Asia-Pacific Diplomacy” by Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Chief of Mission, Consulate General of Japan in New York (Dec. 6, 2011)

"Hohoemi: Smile from Within" by Makoto Saeda (Oct. 17, 2011)   

"Is Japan Progressing or Regressing?" by Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai, President, Japan Society (Nov. 30, 2010)

"Japan-U.S. Relations" by Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Director, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan in New York (Nov. 19, 2009)

"Asian Languages and the Professions" (symposium, April 8, 2008)

"Asia and America: Emerging Opportunities" (Symposium, May 6, 2004)

"Using Technology to Advance the Humanities Agenda: Three Projects about Japan" by Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor of Linguistics, Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, MIT (March 5, 2004)

“Middle East Crisis: A Japanese Perspective”  by Makoto Oda (   April 29, 2003)