Japanese Program at LaGuardia Community College

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Past Japan-related events at LaGuardia

Semester Date Event Title Flyer
Spring 2010 May 5, 2010 The Panel Presentation on Peace and Justice (Guest Speakers: Ms. Yuko Nakamura and Mr. Yoshio Tamura, A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima) / 広島被爆者による証言と討論会 (ゲスト: 中村雄子氏と田村良夫氏) Flyer
Spring 2011 March 17, 23, 24, and April 7, 2011 The Donation Days for The Great Tohoku Earthquake Media | Media | NY1 Report
Spring 2012 April 24, 2012 Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial Tree Dedication Ceremony (日米桜寄贈100周年 桜樹林式) Flyer | Media | Media | Media | Media | NY1 Report
Spring 2012 May 23, 2012 Visit by Mr. Sukeshiro Terata, Member of the House of Councillors (寺田典城参議院議員の訪問) website
Spring 2012 April 24, 2012 Workshop by Mr. Shu Kubo, Kirie (paper-cut) Artist (久保修切り絵ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2012 October - December, 2012 Japan Club Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Volunteer (ハリケーンサンディー復興ボランティア) Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media
Spring 2013 May 20-30, 2013 CUNY Kakehashi Project (CUNYカケハシ) Website | Media | Media
Fall 2013 September 25, 2013 Madam Akie Abe's visit (安倍昭恵夫人訪問) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | TV News
Fall 2013 September 30, 2013 Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo Performance (桂三輝落語公演) Flyer | Media | Media | Media | Media
Fall 2013 October 30, 2013 Workshop by Mr. Shuhei Hasado, Japanese Plasterer (挟土秀平 左官ワークショップ) Flyer | Media | Media | Media
Fall 2013 November 1, 2013 A Talk by Dr. Akiko Yamanaka, Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (山本あき子元外務省政務官の講演) Flyer
Spring 2014 March 6, 2014 Workshop by Mr. Hiroki Ohara, Headmaster of Ohara Ikebana School (小原流家元 小原宏貴 生け花ワークショップ) Flyer | Media
Spring 2014 March 8-10, 2014 CUNY Kakehashi: Visit by Chuo University students (CUNYカケハシ: 中央大学訪問) Flyer | Media
Spring 2014 May 22, 2014 Commendation from the Consulate General of Japan in NY (在外公館長表彰) Announcement | Media | Media | Media
Spring 2014 July 24, 2014 Visit by Mr. Toshiaki Endo and the four Members of Parliament of Japan (遠藤利明衆議院議員、教育再生実行本部議員団訪問) Media
Fall 2014 September 24, 2014 Visit by Mr. Atsushi Hamana, President of Kansai University of International Studies, to discuss e-Portfolio (濱名篤関西国際大学学長他のe-Portfolio視察訪問) Press Release | Media
Fall 2014 October 15, 2014 Book donation by Madam Akie Abe (昭恵文庫の図書寄贈) Press Release | Media | Media
Fall 2014 November 7, 2014 CUNY Kakehashi: Visit by Hosei University students (CUNYカケハシ: 法政大学訪問) Flyer | Media
Spring 2015 February 10, 2015 Biwa (Japanese lute) Performance by Ms. Akiko Sakurai (薩摩琵琶演奏家櫻井亜木子ラガーディア公演) Flyer
Spring 2015 April 29, 2015 70Th Anniversary Of The Atomic Bomb: Linking Past And Present Beyond Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushim (被団協 中村雄子氏, 福島富子氏, 谷口稜曄氏, 坪野吉孝ハーバード大客員研究員による討論会、講演) Flyer | Media
Fall 2015 October 14, 2015 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2015 October 20, 2015 Mr. Kenji Furutate's Taiko (Japanese drumming) Performance (和太鼓奏者/パーカッショニスト 古立ケンジ太鼓演奏会) Flyer
Fall 2015 November 4, 2015 A visit by Dr. Jill Biden, Wife of Vice President, to LaGuardia CC (Japan Club) (ジルバイデン副大統領夫人のラガーディア訪問 (日本クラブ)) Media | Media
Fall 2015 November 19-20, 2015 Saga/Tokushima Kakehashi (佐賀大学、徳島大学カケハシ) Agenda | Media | Media
Spring 2016 March 19th, 2016 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko (カーネギーホール Neighborhood Concertシリーズ 僧太鼓公演) Website
Spring 2016 March 22-23, 2016 Etegami Workshop and NYC Sightseeing with Jobu University students (上武大学との絵手紙ワークショップと市内観光) Agenda and Sightseeing plan | Media | Media
Spring 2016 April 12, 2016 Workshop on Japanese Festival Dance and Drums with Tamagawa University students (玉川大学学生との太鼓ワークショップ) Flyer and Flyer 2
Spring 2016 June 22 to July 1, 2016 Dean Howard Wach's participation in the Summer Tour of Japan for U.S. Higher Education Professionals (ハワードワック学部長の日米高等教育機関交流日本滞在ツアーの参加) Website
Fall 2016 October 3, 2016 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2016 October 7th, 2016 Rokyoku Workshop by Ms. Keiko Haruno (浪曲師 春野恵子による浪曲ワークショップ) Flyer | Media
Spring 2017 March 25th, 2017 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko (カーネギーホール Neighborhood Concertシリーズ 僧太鼓公演) Website
Spring 2017 March 30th, 2017 A conversation with Mr. Toshiki Fujimori, A-Bomb survivor in Hiroshima (日本原水爆被害者団体協議会 広島被爆者 藤森俊希)
Spring 2017 April 27, 2017 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert: Dancing for Japan 2017 (東北地方太平洋沖地震チャリティー Dancing for Japan (折原美樹、他)) Flyer | Media
Fall 2017 October 18, 2017 AISIN-LaGuardia Exchange 2017 (アイシン-ラガーディア交流事業 2017) Flyer | Media | Media
Fall 2017 Oct 13, Nov 10, and Dec 1, 2017 LaGuardia Japanese Option Meet & Greet Fall 2017 (ラガーディア日本語専攻交流会) Flyer
Fall 2017 November 10, 2017 WAKO Kokusai Kakehashi (和光国際高校カケハシ) Flyer | Media
Spring 2018 March 14, 2018 Yanagiya Tozaburo III Rakugo Performance (柳家東三楼落語公演会) Flyer | Agenda
Spring 2018 March 20, 2018 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Spring 2018 Mar 23 and April 13, 2018 LaGuardia Japanese Option Meet & Greet Fall 2017 (ラガーディア日本語専攻交流会) Flyer
Spring 2018 June 20, 2018 Solo-performance Himiko By Junichi Nakashima (中島淳一氏 一人演劇 「卑弥呼」公演) Flyer
Fall 2018 Oct 11, 2018 Karate Demonstration by Yoshiaki Ishizuka (石塚義昭氏による空手デモンストレーション) Flyer
Fall 2018 Oct 11, 2018 Peace and Justice Talk by an A-bomb survivors Seiichi Kido and Jiro Hamasumi (日本被団協 木戸季市氏、濱住治郎氏による講演) Flyer
Fall 2018 Oct 31, 2018 Japan Club Halloween Costume Contest 2018 (日本クラブ ハロウィーンコンテスト) Flyer
Fall 2018 January 16, 2019 Japan Clubs' New Year Celebration 2019 (日本クラブ お正月イベント) Flyer
Spring 2019 March 20, 2019 Visit by students from University of Tsukuba High School (筑波大学附属駒場高等学校の学生訪問) Flyer
Spring 2019 April 28, 2019 Free Admission to Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Festival) @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden (ブルックリン植物園 桜祭り) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 2, 2019 Peace and Justice Talk by an A-bomb survivors Seiichi Kido and Jiro Hamasumi (日本被団協 木戸季市氏、濱住治郎氏による講演) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 3, 2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Tale of Genji Exhibition (メトロポリタン美術館: 源氏物語展示訪問) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 3, 2019 International Student Seminar for Japaense F-1/J-1 students (日本人留学生のためのセミナー) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 8, 2019 Garyu Taiko (Japanese Drum) Performance (「我龍」による太鼓公演) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 10, 2019 Learning about Japan through Manga and Video Games with Benjamin Boas (Benjamin Boas氏による「日本のことはマンガとゲームで学びました」の講演) Flyer
Spring 2019 July 8, 2019 International Exchange with Students of International Christian University (ICU) in Japan (国際基督教大学学生との交流会) Flyer | Program
Fall 2019 September 12, 2019 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2019 October 4, 2019 Bentenya Chindon Perfomance (弁天屋 チンドン屋ワークショップ) Flyer | Media
Fall 2019 January 15, 2020 Japan Clubs' New Year Celebration 2020 (日本クラブ お正月イベント) Flyer
Fall 2020 September 11, 2020 Be Better Together (BBT) Talk: Alex Rogals, Adjunct Professor of Japanese Culture, Hunter College, and Doctoral Candidate at UHawaii-Manoa Flyer | Recording
Fall 2020 October 9, 2020 Be Better Together (BBT) Talk: Gregory Pflugfelder, Associate Professor, Columbia University. "Searching for the Male Flapper in Imperial Japan (1920s-1930s)" Flyer | Recording
Fall 2020 November 13, 2020 Be Better Together (BBT) Talk: Mark Bookman, University of Pennsylvania Flyer | Recording
Fall 2020 December 11, 2020 Be Better Together (BBT) Talk: Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, University of Colorado Flyer | Recording
Fall 2020 December 11, 2020 Be Better Together (BBT) Talk: Daniel Connor, Dennis Looney, and Natalia Lusin, Modern Language Association Flyer | Recording
Spring 2021 February 3, 2021 Study Abroad Scholarships Virtual Workshop Flyer | Recording
Fall 2021 September 28, 2021 Japan's Cultural Diversity: The Story of Latinos by Prof. Araceli Tinajero Flyer | Recording
Fall 2021 November 9, 2021 Japanese Internment Camp survivor's story by Takeshi Furumoto, Japanese Internment Camp survivor and Vietnam War veteran Flyer | Recording
Fall 2021 November 17, 2021 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer | Recording
Fall 2021 Sept - Dec, 2021 COIL: Crossing Paths 2021 with Meiji Gakuin Univeristy Flyer
Fall 2021 Sept - Dec, 2021 COIL: Language Lounge with Matsumoto University Flyer
Spring 2022 May 3, 2022 Origami Workshop Flyer
Spring 2022 May 12, 2022 Virtual Workshop on Anime with Creator Kazuyoshi Takeuchi from Japan Flyer | Recording is available upon request
Spring 2022 February - May, 2022 COIL: Language Lounge with Matsumoto University Flyer
Fall 2022 Sept - Dec, 2022 COIL: Crossing Paths 2022 with Meiji Gakuin Univeristy Flyer
Fall 2022 Sept - Dec, 2022 COIL: Language Lounge with Matsumoto University Flyer

Other media coverage about the Japanese Program at LaGuardia

Japan-related Event Calendar in New York City

Date Event Address Price Description URL
Monthly Japan Society's Film Screenings Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) $20-$30 The Japan Society screens a diverse selection of classic and contemporary Japanese cinema throughout the year — including retrospectives of seminal directors, thematic series, and special screenings of international, U.S. and NY premieres — and organizes JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of its kind in North America. web
Monthly Japan Society's Programs Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) $20-$30 The Japan Society hosts various educational programs in Business & Policy, Family Programs, Gallery and Performing Arts. web
Monthly Urasenke Chanoyu Center (Tea Ceremony) 153 E 69th St, New York, NY 10021, USA $200 for up to 20 guests We welcome school groups (first grade through graduate) and other groups (education or appropriate occasion only. No sales promotions) for one-hour lecture demonstrations at the Centre on Wednesdays. Please e-mail us to make arrangements. web
Monthly JapanFes (Japanese Street Fair) NA Free JAPANFes(ジャパンフェス)は、ニューヨークで唯一の日系”街フェス”を開催する団体です。日本の食、日本の伝統工芸品、日本のアートからエンターテイメントまで、日本文化を地元ニューヨーカーに楽しんもらえるよう“祭”を開催してきました。 web
January 1 Mitsuwa NJ: New Year's Special Event and New Year Lucky Bag Mitsuwa Marketplace, 595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020 Free To celebrate New Year, the Mitsuwa New Jersey Store will host traditional Japanese events such as a Taiko Drumming performance, a Mochi Pounding and a Shishimai Lion Dance. web
late March (1 day) Columbia Japan Society Matsuri Columbia University (New York, NY 10027) Free Columbia Japan Society is a student organization on campus committed to bringing aspects of Japanese culture to the Columbia community. We are dually recognized by the university under the activities board of Columbia and the Student Governing Association. Throughout the year, we host various events that showcase Japanese traditional practices, food, and performances. Matsuri in the Spring and Flavors of Japan in the fall are our biggest events, while more exclusive events are scattered throughout, allowing students and faculties of Columbia to have first-hand experience on a foreign culture. web
April NECTJ Virtual Haru Matsuri UNIS (24-50 FDR Dr, New York, NY 10010) Registration including lunch bento box is $12 per student and teacher. NECTJ Harumatsuri is an annual Japanese spring festival hosted by the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese (NECTJ) since 1994. Harumatsuri takes place in March at United Nations International School in New York City and offers professional Japanese performances, cultural booths, various contests, and a talent show. web
April Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival Roosevelt Island Free The Roosevelt Island Community Cherry Blossom Festival features traditional and modern Japanese performances and a Cultural Fair. web
late April (two days) Brooklyn Botanic Garden Sakura Matsuri 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 $18 ($12 for students) Sakura Matsuri, the Garden's annual cherry blossom festival, celebrates Japanese culture with a rich program of events. web
early May Japan Day Central Park Japan Day is a free event, but it costs about $35-40 to participate in the Japan Run. Experience traditional Japanese culture and festivities / join in Japan Run (4 miles) web
mid May (1 day) Asian Heritage Celebration @ LaGuardia Community College 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 Free LaGuardia Community College is celebrating the Asian Heritage Celebration in May every year. AHC is an annual event of LaGuardia featuring various cultural, philosophical, and linguistic heritages from Asian countries. Along with the other cultural heritage celebrations, including African American Heritage week and Latino Heritage week, AHC acknowledges and celebrates diversity and cultural richness of LaGuardia Community College. The Asian Heritage Committee is committed promoting to Asian and Asian American groups on campus. Our Mini-Conference and Final Celebration are intended to provide the college with a wonderful array of educational, cultural and engaging programs that will heighten the awareness and contributions of Asian and Asian American groups in New York City. web
June New York Japan CineFest Asia Society NA We all have a role in our lives, so are film festivals. New York Japan CineFest's mission is clear. To explore and find unique talent, support their work, vision and cause as we provide creative playground in the most exciting city in the world, New York City. The festival was founded by two filmmakers, Yasu Suzuki, Kosuke Furukawa and a music producer Hiroshi Kono. It was planed for rather small one night event. While three friends organizing the event, devastating earthquake occurred in their home country, Japan in 2011. Since then, their motivation geared up to connect the Asian films and American and world films, shake up the ground in the positive way to raise the spirit. NYJCF focuses on the independent filmmakers who committed to making their full potential to express their voice and vision to the world. web
late July to early August Obon Dance (Bon Dance) Festival Bryant Park (42nd street & Sixth avenue) Free The New York Buddhist Church is hosting its 68th summer Bon Dance Festival at Bryant Park (right across Kinokuniya Bookstore). web
late July (about 2 weeks) Japan Cuts (Japanese Film Festival) Japan Society (333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017) about $5-$29 NA web
August Mitsuwa NJ Summer Festival Mitsuwa Marketplace, 595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020 Free NA web
early October New York Comic Con Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Entrance fees cost $55 a day, or $190 for a 4-day pass. The New York Comic Con is an annual New York City fan convention dedicated to Western comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, cosplay, toys, movies, and television. It was first held in 2006. web
late November (3 days) Anime NYC 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA $40-$65 Anime NYC takes place in the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side. The Javits is New York's largest event space and blocks from Times Square, Grand Central, and Penn Station. web

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