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Annual Spring fundraiser

Monday JUNE 21 - Friday JULY 2

Donation goal


Your attendance at our events and insightful conversations keep inspiring us to bring new programs that are true to our mission of deepening the mutual understanding between the U.S. and Japan.

To continue our work, we are looking for your generous support this month as we launch our online fundraiser. Our goal of $5000 by July 2nd will help realize some of the very exciting programs we have planned for the fall. You can browse and bid in the online auction, give a little extra when you attend the Shiba Inu event or the Movie event this month, or take a moment to donate directly! 

Whether you are our Greater Boston neighbors or have joined us from afar since our move online, we are deeply grateful to have such a vibrant audience. We promise to continue bringing meaningful and exciting programs bridging the US and Japan!

We have an impressive lineup of items up for grabs in our first ever online auction! From vintage wallets to exquisite prints and ceramics, there's sure to be something for just about everybody. Jump over to the auction page to make your first bid! The auction will remain open until Friday, July 2nd so make sure to get your bid in before then!

june events


All About Japan's Native Dog Breeds

Thursday, June 24, 2021

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Hosted online via Zoom

(Zoom link can be found in your registration confirmation email)


Calling all dog lovers! Please join us to learn about one of the most popular (and cutest) Japanese dog breeds, the Shiba Inu (柴犬)!  Shibas are one of oldest dog breeds native to Japan, and are also the smallest of the 9 recognized native breeds.

Mary Beth Ross, Director of Education at National Shiba Club of America will shed light on the history of Shiba Inu in Japan and give an in depth view of their role today.

Japan's Pop Culture Takeover

Part 2: Japanese Film "Shoplifters"

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

5:00 - 6:00 PM EDT

Hosted online via Zoom

(Zoom link can be found in your registration confirmation email)


Join us for the next segment of Japan's Pop Culture Takeover, our latest speaker series! On June 29th, Susan Napier and Ian Condry return, joined by Alexander Zahlten. Get ready for an evening of discussion on the Japanese film "Shoplifters" by director Hirokazu Kore-eda with three Japanese pop-culture experts! 

The film can be streamed online through Hulu or Prime Video, so we strongly encourage all participants to watch the film in preparation for the event! 


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