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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.

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

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

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Study of Japanese Art History Abroad , Lecture by Dr. Masako Watanabe, Former Senior Research Associate and Asian Art Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11/28/2012, Wang Center, Chapel


“Japan and the US: Friends and Partners in Asia-Pacific Diplomacy” by Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, Deputy Chief of Mission, Consulate General of Japan in New York, 12/6/2011, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1


  "Hohoemi: Smile from Within" by Makoto Saeda; 10/17/2011, Wang Center Lecture Hall 1



"Is Japan Progressing or Regressing?"  by Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai;(President, Japan Society), 11/30/2010, Wang Center Theater.



  "Japan-U.S. Relations"  by Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Director, Japan Information Center, Consulate General of Japan in New York,   11/19/2009. Charles B. Wang Center Theater



  "Asian Languages and the Professions" (symposium), 4/8/2008, Wang Center Theater

Keynote speakers: Ambassador Harsh Bhasin, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Asian and Asian American Studies; Dr. Scott McGinnis, Academic Adviser and Professor, Defense Language Institute, Washington, D.C.



  "Asia and America: Emerging Opportunities" (symposium), 5/6/2004, Wang Center Theater

Panel presenters: Dr. Huang Huikang, Acting Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Consul General Pramathesh Rath, India, Ambassador Hiroyasu Ando, Japan, Mr. Yangwoo Park, Deputy Consul General and Director of Korean Cultural Service, Korea

Moderator: Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President for Economic Development, Stony Brook University

Performance: Nippon Club Women’s Chorus 



 "Using Technology to Advance the Humanities Agenda: Three Projects about Japan" by Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa (Professor of Linguistics, Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, MIT), March 5, 2004, Wang Center Lecture Hall 2



  “Middle East Crisis: A Japanese Perspective”   Lecture by Mr. Makoto Oda,   April 29, 2003, Wang Center Theater  


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