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    • 24 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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    Anime Boston x Japan Society of Boston present

    Anime 祭 (Sai)


    Saturday, October 24, 2020

    10AM to 7PM EDT

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (Zoom links will be sent to your e-mail a few days before the event)


    The Japan Society of Boston and Anime Boston are excited to bring you Anime祭 (sai), a collaborative virtual event!

     Events will take place in two different Zoom rooms throughout the day. Click here for the complete schedule!

    There will be panels, cosplay showcase, Japanese cooking class, Japanese Language class and more !  A detailed look of few of the events are...


    A Parent's Guide to Anime with Anime Boston

    So your child is into anime -- what is it? Where can I find it? How do I know what my child is watching is right for them? What is the difference between TEEN and TEEN PLUS? TV or movie guidelines? We will go over these questions and more in a live panel discussion on a parent's guide to anime!

    Japanese Casual Phrases with JSB

    While a textbook can be handy when learning a language, have you ever wondered which phrases real people use in everyday life?  Do you want to know the meaning behind casual phrases from your favorite anime series? With JSB's Japanese casual phrases class, we'll teach you words from ヤバイ (yabai) to マジ (maji), something your "official" class will not teach you, and help you talk like a native with some common colloquialisms!

    Japanese Cooking with JSB

    Though it can be a nice treat to order takeout from your favorite Japanese restaurant, did you know that you can make Japanese cuisine in the comfort of your own home?  You don't have to be a professional chef to learn how to cook a variety of traditional Japanese dishes!

    Click here to view the ingredients.

    Anime 祭 (sai) Cosplay Showcase

    The Cosplay Showcase is virtual photo exhibition of cosplays from Japanese anime, manga, video games, or live action productions.  Submit photos of your cosplays to match the showcase themes for the chance to win some prizes.  See our guidelines for rules and how to enter.

    Keep up with our social media to get the latest news on the day's events!

    Anime Boston Social Media:

    https://forums.animeboston.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/AnimeBoston/

    https://twitter.com/AnimeBoston

    https://www.instagram.com/animeboston_official/


    Japan Society of Boston Social Media:

    https://www.japansocietyboston.org

    https://www.facebook.com/japansocietyboston

    https://twitter.com/japanboston

    https://www.instagram.com/jsb1904/

    Admission to Anime祭 is free. To help us continue offering exciting events like these, please consider making a donation when you register. All proceeds will go to Anime Boston and The Japan Society of Boston.

    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.
    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
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    Japan Society of Boston Book Club

    Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

    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 Masks by Fumiko Enchi. The purpose of the JSB Book Club is to strengthen the Boston community of Japan enthusiasts by coming together to discuss Japanese literature.

    Please find a link to the book, Maskshere.

    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

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 452
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    Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein of Jordan: My Japan Journey

    Princess Raiyah's inspirational Japan journey that took her across the globe


    Friday, October 30, 2020

    US: 9:00 AM EDT

    London: 1:00 PM GMT

    Japan:  10:00 PM JST

     

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (Zoom links will be sent to your e-mail)


    Princess Raiyah received her undergraduate degree and Masters degree in Japanese Studies, and as part of her studies took a year abroad studying at Ritsumeikan University in Japan.  In 2014, she received a further MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University in New York, after which she began her PhD in Premodern Japanese Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2014.


    Please join us to hear Princess Raiyah share her inspiring story in this special online event.




    Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein was born in Amman on the 9th of February 1986 to His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal and Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein.


    Princess Raiyah began her schooling in Amman, Jordan, and went on to receive her International Baccalaureate Diploma from the United World College of the Atlantic, Wales. In July 2009, Princess Raiyah graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland with a BA and MA (Honours) in Japanese Studies, including a Distinction in Oral Japanese. As part of her course for the academic year 2007-8, Her Royal Highness was seconded to Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan where she took courses in Japanese, International Relations, and International Peace Studies.


    In 2014, Princess Raiyah received a further MA in Japanese Literature from Columbia University in New York. She then began her PhD in Premodern Japanese Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall of 2014 and is currently a PhD Candidate working towards the completion of her dissertation. She received several fellowships during her time at UCLA as well as an award for Excellence in Teaching in June 2017. 


    In 1997, His Late Majesty King Hussein bestowed the Al-Hussein Medal of Merit of the First Degree (Gold) on Princess Raiyah. In 2006, His Majesty King Abdullah II awarded Her Royal Highness the Grand Cordon of the Order of Al-Nahda.


    On the 26th December 2006, the Cabinet issued a directive for Princess Raiyah to be appointed as a Diplomatic Attaché with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2011 she was promoted to the rank of Third Secretary, in 2014 to the rank of Second Secretary, and in 2017 to the rank of First Secretary. 


    In July of 2007, the Jordanian National Center for Culture and Arts, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Raiyah, participated in the Okinawa International Festival for Young Audiences– the first time an Arab organization was represented at the Festival. Princess Raiyah held a press conference and gave several speeches in Japanese in order to help promote the event and Jordan’s participation in it. 


    Princess Raiyah has accompanied His Majesty King Abdullah II on working trips to Japan in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. She also accompanied His Majesty on a working visit to South Korea in 2008.


    From 2010 to 2011 Princess Raiyah served as volunteer translator for the NGO Hunger Free World. From 2011 to 2012, she worked in the Middle East Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), where she assisted with projects related to Jordan, and the larger region, and also participated in various workshops held by JICA on subjects including eco-tourism, mother and child health, and barrier-free tourism. She also met with victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami as well as with various NGOs active in its reconstruction and gave presentations on Jordan at various middle and elementary schools in Tokyo and Tohoku. 


    Princess Raiyah has been a Story Consultant for the Lucasfilm Brain Trust since January 2019.


    Her Royal Highness enjoys reading, martial arts, water sports, snowboarding, volleyball, and writing and has won several prizes for horseback riding. 


    Princess Raiyah is fluent in Arabic, English, and Japanese. She also reads Classical and Medieval Japanese as well as Classical and Modern Chinese. 





    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.
    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 74
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    THE JAPAN SOCIETY of BOSTON

    Language Room

    (Virtual Language Exchange)


    Next Meeting:

    Theme: "Neko phrases"

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    6:00 to 8:00 PM EDT

    日本時間では10月31日土曜日午前7時-9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, and alternate 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!  

    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.
    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 70
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    Easy Japanese Home Cooking

    for Non-Chefs!


    Saturday, November 14, 2020  (Sukiyaki)

    5:00 - 6:00 PM

    $10 JSB Members / $15 Non-members

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (you will be sent the ingredient list a few days before the event)


    Sukiyaki (すき焼き) is a Japanese hot pot dish that consists of meat and vegetables slowly simmered in a mirin sauce. After cooking, the ingredients are usually dipped in a small bowl of raw, beaten eggs and then eaten.


    The term "sukiyaki" comes from "suki," or spade, and "yaki," meaning grilled. The dish became a part of Japanese cuisine at the end of the Edo period in the 1860s, during a time when beef was banned. Edo farmers would cook fish and tofu on their spades, though now the dish is most commonly made with thinly-sliced beef. It is considered a meal for special occasions, like year-end parties, because of its price and the premium quality of the beef used.


    We invite you to make your own sukiyaki with the help of our intern, Emily Knick, who will be teaching her favorite sukiyaki recipe. Emily is currently a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Linguistics and Japanese.


    Be sure to bring your appetites for this next installment of our Easy Japanese Home Cooking series! We look forward to seeing you there!


    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.
    • 16 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
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    The Race to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

     Japan's response and the importance of Japan/US collaboration in the fight against COVID-19


    US: Monday, November 16, 2020 7PM EST

    Japan: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9AM JST

    Hosted online via Zoom

    (Zoom link is in your registration confirmation e-mail)


    Join us to hear from two eminent Japanese scientists, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka and Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, in conversation with Professor Hirotaka Takeuchi from the Harvard Business School as they discuss Japan's response to COVID-19 and the global fight against this pandemic. 

    Although we have achieved a greater understanding of COVD-19 in the past few months, its end is still uncertain.  How can we use our recent discoveries and technological advancements to bring this pandemic to an end? What lessons can we draw upon to better prepare ourselves in the event of a similar pandemic in the future? 

    Dr. Kurokawa is the Chair of the Corona Committee for the Japanese Government established by Minister Nishimura, and Dr. Yamanaka is one of the three other scientists on this Committee. 


    Speakers




    Shinya Yamanaka M.D., Ph.D. 

    2012 Nobel Prize Laureate; 

    Director, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University;

    Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease





    Kiyoshi Kurokawa, M.D., MACP

    Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and of the University of Tokyo;
    Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute;
    Chair of Corona Committee under Minister Nishimura 




    Moderated by




    Hirotaka Takeuchi Ph.D. 

    Professor, Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School;  Chair, ICU Board of Trustees








    This program is made possible thanks to 

     


    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.

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