japan society of boston events

The Japan Society of Boston hosts a variety of events to help connect Japan and Boston. JSB Members can get discounts, or even free admission, to these events!

Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • CIC Cambridge, 101 Main Street, 15th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142
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    The Imperial JuuniHitoe
    12 Layered Kimono

    CIC Cambridge
    101 Main, 15th Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6 PM - 8 PM

    Join the Japan Society of Boston, Kyoto Gakuen University and the Kyoto Costume Museum for a rare chance to see a historic 12-layered kimono in Boston! Two experts from Japan will demonstrate the process of dressing someone in a juunihitoe, layer by layer, and explain the history and culture behind it. Guests will be able to touch and experience this imperial, historic garment - a rare opportunity even in Japan.

    The juunihitoe is a traditional garb worn by nobles in Japan in the Heian Era, made up of 12 layers up kimono weighing up to 40 pounds. Each layer is rich in historic meaning and symbol. Today, only members of the Imperial Family wear juunihitoe for enthronement and other very formal functions. Other than that, this complicated clothing can only be seen in museums and films. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a live model dressed in the juunihitoe in person!

    There will be a question and answer period and light reception following the presentation.

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    • 06 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • JSB Office at CIC Boston, 50 Milk St, 20th Floor, Boston MA 02109
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    Japan/Boston Business Forum Presents


    GPIF's Leadership role in esg

    Masahiro Mori

    Chief Representative of GPIF America, in New York



    Generously supported by the Corporate Friendship Committee of the Japan Society of Boston

    Light Lunch and Business Insight 
    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Japan Society of Boston
    Cambridge Innovation Center
    , 20th Floor 
    50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109 
    *Please check-in with photo id at the reception desk 

    Event Agenda 

    12:00pm Lunch and networking 

    12:25pm Presentation 

    1:30pm END (mingling afterward) 

    Event Summary 
    Investment decisions at GPIF have increasing ramifications throughout the global economy. Join us to learn directly from Mr. Masahiro Mori, chief representative for GPIF in America and Director of JETRO, New York, about GPIF's considerations and priorities in their asset allocation process. Mr. Mori will address GPIF's leadership in ESG and the data they are watching to guide their investments. 

    More about Masahiro Mori 
    As Director of JETRO, NY, Masahiro Mori is responsible for research on the investment  environment by institutional investors as well as investment products in the US. Also, he is in charge of following the trend of public pension fund management and pension system reform.  Previously, he served as Director for Social Security Policy Planning in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). He also worked as Director General of Health and Welfare Department in Okayama City Government in 2013 and First Secretary at Embassy of Japan (USA) in 2005-2008. He was a visiting researcher at Employee Benefit Research Institute (USA) in 1997. Masahiro earned a BA in Law at Keio University and an MBA at Johns Hopkins University.


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    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • CIC Boston, Anchor Room, 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
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    Japanese Language soirée 

    at the Japan Society of Boston

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

    CIC Boston, Anchor Room, 1st Floor
    50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Free for JSB members | $5 for non-members

    Registration accepted online or at-the-door

     

    Come celebrate Oshougatsu at the Japan Society of Boston! Join us to learn and talk about New Years traditions!

     

    We will will have nametags and soft drinks. We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese language skill. We are grateful to the Meetup.com community: Boston Japanese & English Language Club, for sharing this event with their 2,000+ members. 

    The primary language at this event will be Japanese, and we welcome students of all ages and native speakers of Japanese alike. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn.


    Please note that we often take pictures 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. 

Past events

14 Nov 2017 Japanese Language Soirée
14 Nov 2017 Brown Bag / Gerry Rooney
07 Nov 2017 Japan’s Trade Strategy in an Age of Rising Protectionism
03 Nov 2017 Is Japan's Energy Policy Aligned with a 2C Future?
10 Oct 2017 Japanese Language Soirée
10 Oct 2017 Brown Bag / Motoko Day
06 Oct 2017 Business Insight and Networking with Kosuke Motani
30 Sep 2017 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 3:00pm Seating
30 Sep 2017 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation 1:00pm Seating
23 Sep 2017 Teaching Japan in the Classroom: Haiku and More
12 Sep 2017 Brown Bag / Satoko "Lisa" Watanabe
08 Sep 2017 Paper Lanterns: Special Screening with Director Barry Frechette and Producer Peter Grilli
07 Sep 2017 Paper Lanterns: Special Screening with Director Barry Frechette and Producer Peter Grilli
28 Aug 2017 Japanese Language Soirée
08 Aug 2017 Brown Bag / Keiko Thayer
11 Jul 2017 Brown Bag / Miwa Suzuki: Being Japanese, Working in America - Hear and Share Stories
26 Jun 2017 Manjiro Trip to Nara with JSB
13 Jun 2017 Brown Bag / Mikio Yoshimura: Japan and the Red Sox: A View from Inside
22 May 2017 Business Luncheon: U.S./Japan Business Relations in the Trump/Abe Era, With Glen Fukushima
19 May 2017 Business Breakfast: Corporate Governance in Japan: Winds of Change?
09 May 2017 Brown Bag / Ray Matsumiya: Talking About Mid-East Peace in Japan: What I Learned in Hiroshima
29 Apr 2017 ISAC Hackathon
11 Apr 2017 Brown Bag / Roy Rondoe: Save a Life, Send a Robot
02 Apr 2017 Tamagawa Taiko
21 Feb 2017 Research and Reflections on Fukushima Today: Recovery Progress Since the Triple Disaster of 03.11.11
14 Feb 2017 Brown Bag / Peter Grilli: The Story of the "Paper Lanterns" Film
28 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns, followed by Q&A with director Barry Frechette
19 Oct 2016 Paper Lanterns with director Barry Frechette
18 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Dinner
19 Sep 2016 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
09 Apr 2016 Tamagawa Taiko and Dance
03 Apr 2016 The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta
25 Feb 2016 Paper Lanterns - A New Film by Barry Frechette
04 Feb 2016 The Soul of Anime, and How Japanese Manga and Music Defy Zombie Capitalism
25 Oct 2015 Nobuyuki Tsujii Concert in Boston with Longwood Symphony
14 Sep 2015 Japanese Language Classes - Fall Semester
24 Jul 2015 JSB Members Event : The Reischauer Memorial House Visit
29 Jun 2015 Meet Masanori Murakami -Japan’s First Major Leaguer, and Book Signing
26 May 2015 2015 Annual Dinner
05 Apr 2015 Tamagawa Daigaku, TAIKO & DANCE Group
24 Feb 2015 HISTORIC PRESERVATION in JAPAN and BOSTON
16 Feb 2015 Japanese Language Classes - Spring Semester
16 Jan 2015 Lunch Talk by Yukio Okamoto, “Prospects for Japan and its Economic Competitiveness” - JSB Members Free Event!
08 Nov 2014 Kodo 香道 ーIncense Appreciation
30 Oct 2014 Save the Date! ボストン着物ショー!
30 Oct 2014 The Japanese Kimono-Now and Then : Registration is closed
01 Oct 2014 Learning to Lead: Lessons from Japan
07 Aug 2014 Movie Night at Showa Boston!
06 Aug 2014 Lunch and Behind the Scenes Tour of the State House!
31 Jul 2014 Swimming at Showa Boston!
24 Jul 2014 Tanabata at Showa Boston!
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! JSB Members Enter to win a pair of tickets
26 Jun 2014 Sadao Watanabe in Concert! $5 discount for JSB Members
29 May 2014 Win a copy of "Dream Window", "The Inland Sea"
27 May 2014 Win Yukata from Kyoto!! Giveaway for this week!!!
14 May 2014 Member Appreciation Month - Win Sake and Gifts from Gionbayashi Musicians from Kyoto!
08 May 2014 2014 Annual Dinner
15 Apr 2014 Writing Between Languages and Cultures with Yoko Tawada
11 Feb 2014 2014 John E. Thayer, III Award - Nominations now being accepted
05 Feb 2014 POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER - Address by the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. The Honorable Kenichiro Sasae
29 Jan 2014 Japan Business Forum: JAPAN UPDATE
09 Oct 2013 "Can Abenomics Save Japan?" Japan Business Forum with
10 Sep 2013 Locally Brewed Sake Tasting - Member Networking Event
06 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Dinner
19 May 2013 Japan Festival 2013
17 May 2013 Sake Tasting - SOLD OUT
16 May 2013 Win a Pair of Red Sox Tickets
02 May 2013 Win a Business Class Ticket to Japan on the direct JAL Flight
11 Mar 2013 Japanese Disaster Relief Fund Boston Final Report on Tohoku and Screening of "Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story"
10 Mar 2013 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art presents: Ikenobo Ikebana - 550th Year Celebration
26 Feb 2013 2012 John E. Thayer, III Award - Nominations now being accepted
31 Jan 2013 Japan Business Forum with Izumi Kobayashi
13 Jan 2013 Japan Society & Boston Children's Museum Annual Oshogatsu New Year's Celebration
06 Dec 2012 Japan Business Forum with Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita
05 Nov 2012 Welcome Reception for Consul General Akira Muto
13 Mar 2011 Rad Smith Program on Japanese Art - "A Day About Japanese Tea"

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