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    • 03 Dec 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 16
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    THE JAPAN SOCIETY of BOSTON

    Language Room

    (Virtual Language Exchange)

    Theme: Winter Festivals & Traditions

    Friday, December 3, 2021

    6:00 to 8:00 PM EST

    日本時間では12月4日土曜日午前8時-10時

    Registration closes at 12 pm on the day of the event.

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (you will be sent the meeting code after registering)


    Stuck in the house and need a healthy way to socialize? JSB has you covered!  Practice your Japanese (or your English) at our next online Japanese / English language exchange.

    The Japanese/ English Language Room is able to continue thanks to our members and donations. We ask that you may consider making a donation or becoming a member to help us provide free events!

    [Join us] ・ [Donate]

    We will begin with a half an hour of speaking in Japanese, followed by a half an hour of speaking in English. We will conclude the meeting with free casual conversation in Japanese and/or English until we hit 8 PM.

    Registration is set up so registrants can designate your current Japanese proficiency level and join groups based on your level.  Please use the following rough guidelines when designating your level:


    [Advanced Japanese Level]- JLPT N3 and up.  You are comfortable holding full conversations in Japanese.

    [Intermediate Japanese Level] - JLPT N5 to N3.  You are comfortable holding some or most conversations in Japanese.  

    [Beginner Japanese Level]- You may know some words and phrases in Japanese and even say a few simple sentences but your curiosity and passion for the Japanese language is as strong as those in the Intermediate and the Advanced levels!  

    [Native Japanese Speakers -日本人  - 日本人/日本語ネイティブの方はこちらにご登録下さい。


    Please note that we will adjust the maximum number of participants for each level based on how many native Japanese speakers registered. Be sure to still sign up for waitlist at the time of your registration.

    Come with a friendly disposition to practice your Japanese / English and help others learn!  Meet people and find new paths for improving and enjoying your Japanese and English language skills!

    *Please make sure that the name you use to register will match the name you will be using when you first sign onto the Zoom session!


    Please note that we often take photographs at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

    As part of registering, we may ask for your email address. You may register for an event without providing your email address. Your email address will not be sold or given to third parties without your permission. By registering with your email address, you may receive emails from the Japan Society of Boston, including updates about event details (e.g., location), announcements about other upcoming events, and special offers.  Please be in touch with us anytime to change your email preferences.
    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online
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     50th Anniversary of

    Donald Richie's The Inland Sea 

    In collaboration with Stone Bridge Press


    Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    7:00 PM EST 


    The Inland Sea (1971), the poetic travelogue by Donald Richie, detailing several months in the late 1960s he spent voyaging amongst the islands and coastal towns of the 瀬戸内海, Japan's inland sea which separates Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, has become an enduring classic for many people. Last month was the 50th Anniversary of the first publication of this famous book that is often considered the finest book on Japan ever written.

    Join us in a conversation between writer, editor, lecturer, and author Roland Kelts and translator, filmmaker, and scholar John Nathan, moderated by Peter Grilli, President Emeritus of the Japan Society of Boston, and learn why The Inland Sea is very often the most memorable book one reads about Japan.

    This program is brought to you in collaboration with the Stone Bridge Press. A discount for the book will be available to participants.

    https://www.stonebridge.com/catalog-2020/The-Inland-Sea

    About the Speakers:


     Roland Nozomu Kelts is a Japanese American writer,  editor, lecturer, and the author of Japanamerica:  How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US.  He writes about  contemporary Japan for publications in the US, Japan,  Europe, and Canada, and is a frequent commentator on Japan for CNN, the BBC, and NPR.  A contributing editor of  MONKEY:  New Writing from Japan, he was also a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University.  He is a professor at Waseda University and lives in Tokyo.  


     John Weil Nathan is an American translator, writer,  filmmaker, and scholar.  His translations from Japanese  into English include works of Yukio Mishima,  Kenzaburo Oe, Kobo Abe, and Natsume Soseki.  He is  also an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and  director of many films about Japanese culture and  society.  He is currently the Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  


    Peter Grilli first encountered Japan in 1947 at the age of five, and has lived there off and on for nearly half his life as a student, observer, writer, filmmaker, administrator, and participant in Japan-U.S. cultural interactions.  He was President of the Japan Society of Boston from 2000 to 2014.


                        



    The Japan Society of Boston's cultural programs in 2021 is made possible by the support of The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and Toshiba International Foundation.


     Please note that we often take photographs at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.


    As part of registering, we ask for your email address. Your email address will not be sold or given to third parties without your permission. By registering with your email address, you may receive emails from the Japan Society of Boston, including updates about event details , announcements about other upcoming events, and special offers.  Please be in touch with us anytime to change your email preferences.
    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online


    EXCEPTIONAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

    with tHE kenzo estate

    friday, december 10, 2021

    7:00 PM  EST 

    Online orders for the wine is now closed (updated 12/1/21)

    In lieu of our Annual Fundraising Gala, The Japan Society of Boston is partnering with the renowned Kenzo Estate in Napa, CA for an online experience of their three signature wines.  With vineyards cultivated by celebrated viticulturist David Abreu, and wine artistically crafted by world-renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett, Kenzo Estate's wines are celebrated all over the world. Join us in what promises to be a magical night and support us in this important fundraiser!

    Registration will close on 12/1 to allow for the wines to be shipped to the address you provide in time for the event.  Sign up early 

    Half Bottle Tasting Set:

    $500 (includes $215 donation to JSB)

    1 half bottle each:

    2020 Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc

    2018 Rindo Red Blend

    2018 Murasaki Red Blend


    Full Bottle Tasting Set:

    $1250 (includes $720 donation to JSB)

    1 full bottle each:

    2020 Asatsuyu Sauvignon Blanc

    2018 Rindo Red Blend

    2018 Murasaki Red Blend

    Each package we will include the Kenzo Story & map;  tasting notes for each wine and food pairing suggestions.


    About Kenzo Estate: 

    Kenzo Tsujimoto first achieved success as the founder of Capcom, a Japanese developer and publisher of video games.  During that time, he became enchanted with the Napa Valley after the historic 1976 Judgment of Paris, which launched Napa Valley wines onto the world stage.

    As Capcom’s business expanded into the United States, Kenzo sought a serene location to offer an outdoor alternative to the company’s indoor electronic sporting business. His affinity for California wine country and vision to build an outdoor retreat led him to a 3,800-acre mountain valley in Napa’s southeast corner.

    https://www.kenzoestate.com/








    • 11 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online
    • 50

    おうちごはん!Ouchigohan

     Part 3: Matcha Marble Cake & Matcha Latte

    Japanese Home Cooking with Table for Two

    in Atlanta, Boston & Houston


    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    5:00 - 6:00 PM EST (4:00 - 5:00 PM CST)

    $10 JSB/JASH/JASG Members / $15 Non-members

    JSB members use code "Boston"

    JASH members use code “Houston”


    Please register via the Japan-America Society of Georgia by clicking here!


    Join us in this family friendly event hosted by The Japan-America Society of Georgia, The Japan Society of Boston, and Japan-America Society of Houston as we cook along with Table for Two’s innovative food program,  Wa-Shokuiku: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!  Make simple, healthy homestyle Japanese food to enjoy with your friends and family.  

    All classes will be taught by Debra Samuels, lead curriculum and recipe developer for Wa-Shokuiku, cookbook author, cooking teacher and 2020 recipient of the John E. Thayer III Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Exchange Between the United States and Japan.


     Debra Samuels leads the program content and   curriculum development of TABLE FOR TWO USA’s   Japanese inspired food education program,   “Wa-  Shokuiku -Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!”. She was a   food writer and contributor to the Food Section of   The Boston Globe and has authored two cookbooks:   “My Japanese Table,” and “The Korean Table.” She curated the exhibit, “Obento and Built Space:Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture,” at the Boston Architectural College (2015) and co-curated  “Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools,” at the Fuller Craft Museum (2018). Debra worked as a program coordinator and an exhibition developer at the Japanese department of the Boston Children's Museum (1992-2000).  She has lived in Japan, all together, for 12 years and specializes in Japanese cuisine.  She travels around the country and abroad teaching hands on workshops on obento, the Japanese lunchbox. During Covid 19 she is teaching live online cooking programs to youth and adults. 

                      



    Please note that we often take photographs at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.


    As part of registering, we may ask for your email address. You may register for an event without providing your email address. Your email address will not be sold or given to third parties without your permission. By registering with your email address, you may receive emails from the Japan Society of Boston, including updates about event details (e.g., location), announcements about other upcoming events, and special offers.  Please be in touch with us anytime to change your email preferences.
    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 17 Mar 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • Online
    • 112
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    ONLINE JAPANESE GROUP LESSONS 


    Small class sizes (never more than 8 people per class)

    taught by native professional instructors


    Starting on Monday, January 10, 2022

    Classes are $300 for 10 weeks online 

    JSB members enjoy a 15% discount!


    Winter 2022

    Course Offerings

    Day/Time

    Textbook

    Chapters covered

    Introductory Japanese  (A.1)

        Nagai sensei

    Monday

    7:00-8:30pm

    *No class on MLK Day

    Materials provided by instructor

    Hiragana & Katakana

    Beginner 1 (B.2) 

        Cook sensei

    Monday

    7:00-8:30pm

    *No class on MLK Day

    Tobira Book 1

    (Published Version)

    0, 1, 2

    Beginner 1 (C.3) 

        Cook sensei

    Tuesday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Book 1

    (Published Version)

    0, 1, 2

    Beginner 2 (D.4) 

        Gokita sensei

    Tuesday

    7:00-8:30pm 

    Tobira Book 1

    (Published Version)

    3, 4

    Beginner 2 (E.5)

        Gokita sensei

    Wednesday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Book 1

    (Published Version)

    3, 4

    Beginner 3 (F.6)

        Takai sensei

    Wednesday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Book 1

    (Pilot Version)

    5, 6

     Beginner 3 (G.7)

         Takai sensei

    Thursday

    7:00-8:30pm

     Tobira Book 1

    (Pilot Version)

     5, 6

    Advanced Beginner 1 (H.8)

    Hotta sensei

    Thursday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Book 1

    (Pilot Version)

    7, 8

     Advanced Beginner 2    Not offered  9, 10

    Intermediate 1 (I.9)  

        Gokita sensei

    Thursday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Book 2

    (Pilot Version)

    11, 12

     Intermediate 2    Not offered 13, 14
     Intermediate 3    Not offered                                 15, 16

    Advanced Intermediate 1 (J.10)

         Minagawa sensei

    Tuesday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Book 2

    (Pilot Version)

    17, 18

    Advanced Intermediate 2    Not offered                                 19, 20

    Pre Advanced  (K.11)

        Gokita sensei

    Monday

    7:00-8:30pm

    *No class on MLK Day

    ロールプレイで学ぶ - 中級から上級への日本語会話*

    *Purchase not required

    N/A

     New!

    Advanced 1 (L.12)

         Minagawa sensei

    Wednesday

    7:00-8:30pm

    Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese 1. 2

    *There is no class on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Monday classes will end a week later on March 21, 2022.


    Please note that a minimum of 4 students is required for the class to open.


    We also offer private/semi-private lessons.  Please inquire at language@japansocietyboston.org.


    Textbooks:

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    Policies:

    1. Tuition

    - Tuition is payable by credit card on the registration website.

    - Tuition is non-refundable for any reason after classes begin.  

    - You are welcome to try out different levels during the first two weeks for free.

    - To receive the membership tuition rate, students must be members at the time of registration. Please note that JSB membership fees paid at the time of registration are non-refundable. 

    2. Class

    - Class size is minimum 4 students and maximum 8 students.

    - Classes cancelled due to inclement weather and other emergency situations will be rescheduled after the 10-week session.

    - Students must be at least 16 years old to be able to attend group classes. If you are younger than 16, we may be able to offer you private lessons.

    - Student contact information will be shared with our instructors for teaching and emergency purposes.  

    - Please contact language@japansocietyboston.org if you experience any technical difficulties with Zoom.

    - The language school and its instructors will not record the lesson on Zoom.


    Any questions? Please email language@japansocietyboston.org


    Disclaimer:

    Completion of these courses does not grant equivalence of the Japan Language Proficiency Test or any other test of Japanese skill. Parties interested in taking a proficiency test should refer to https://www.aatj.org/jlpt-us.

    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
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    Japan Society of Boston Book Club

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (Zoom link will be sent before the event)


    Do you love Japanese literature? The JSB Book Club will be meeting to discuss The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe.  The purpose of the JSB Book Club is to strengthen the Boston community of Japan enthusiasts by coming together to discuss Japanese literature.

    Find a copy of The Woman in the Dunes here.

    The club is limited to Japan Society of Boston Members. Interested in joining but not yet a Member of the Japan Society of Boston? Consider becoming a Member today! If you are already a Member and interested in the group, please contact us to have your name added to the club mailing list

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