Japan Society, New York City

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Since the inception of the Performing Arts Program in 1953, Japan Society has introduced more than 600 of Japan’s finest performing arts to an extensive American audience. Programs range from the traditional arts of noh, kyogen, bunraku and kabuki to cutting-edge theater, dance and music. The Program also commissions new works, produces national tours, organizes residency programs for American and Japanese artists and develops and distributes educational programs. "At once diverse and daring, the program stands toe to toe with some of the most comprehensive cultural exchange endeavors today" (Back Stage).
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  • I recently attended an event at the Japan Society to meet Hiro Mashima, the famed creater of the manga series Fairy Tail. The staff was gracious and the setting was restful and intimate. The event inc...  more »
  • Located near the United Nations Headquarters. There are various projects such as Japan plays and dance performances, films, art exhibition, talk show. Japan art and culture, to introduce to the United States where the seats are always many Japanese and, is filled with many foreigners. Old rare film screenings as well as doing sometimes.
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  • I recently visited the Japan Society during Open House weekend. I looked around the current art exhibition, some of which I enjoyed, other parts not so much. I expected more from the indoor garden and...  more »
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  • While the exhibition itself wasn't very good. The place is nice and can be easily navigated through. Even in the winter when most people keep their coats on, you can walk around comfortably. Good acoustics as well.
  • The Japan Society is a great cultural institution in NYC, sharing Japanese culture and heritage. I take classes at the Society. It’s close to the UN. Great facilities and friendly staff and professors. I’ve taken 2 classes at the Society and I always have so much fun in class. The price for the classes are quite reasonable as well. I definitely recommend to anyone in NYC who wants to learn or improve their Japanese.
  • Amazing place. Great economic seminars. Friends take language classes there. My daughter attended 七五三 there.
  • Great way to learn about Japanese culture and a bit about their history. The bathrooms include Japanese toilets too.
  • A small sanctuary of peace in the city. The lobby is so beautiful and the rotating gallery always has great exhibits.

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