Columbia Japanologist Donald Keene examines the life of painter Watanabe Kazan.
Wrapping up a U.S. book tour, Japanese writer Natsuo Kirino reads from her novel 'Grotesque' and considers women's plight in Japanese society.
U of Hawaii's James Brandon remembers kabuki plays from Japan's Fifteen-Year War.
UNC-Chapel Hill anthropologist Christopher T. Nelson reflects on his research into and participation in the traditional Okinawan dance eisaa.
An ikebana exhibit at UCLA plants seeds for the next generation of students interested in the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Samuel Leiter of Brooklyn College attempts to spook the audience at a UCLA event on kabuki theater.
Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations Thomas Rimer speaks about the re-telling of the Sorge affair in Japanese film and theater.
Historians Harry Harootunian, Carol Gluck and Fred Notehelfer offer views on modernity and its development in Japan.
USC's David Bialock speaks about his research on Daoist influences in Japanese literature from the Nara period.
Japanese politics expert Patricia Maclachlan identifies the challenges to the future privatization of the Japanese post office.
USC scholar discusses a Japanese notion of beauty and its artistic representation in Meiji period paintings.
Aeron Gerow discusses the evolution of nationalism in Kitano Takeshi's Hana-bi.
UCLA project devoted to Tokyo-LA interactions in art, fashion, food holds workshop on 'LA as Offshore Japan.'
Connecticut College's Alexis Dudden speaks on "Illegal Korea".
Columbia's Michael Como challenges traditional views of legendary 'corruptor' figures in the context of cultic ritual and disease in medieval Japan.
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