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Kyo Daiko Beginner Taiko Classes 6:00 pm
Kyo Daiko Beginner Taiko Classes
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kyo Daiko Beginner Taiko Classes @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums from Philadelphia’s community taiko drumming group! Kyo Daiko’s Beginner Taiko Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, striking technique, and the history and traditions of taiko. Children 12 and over are also welcome with parental supervision. Students practicing on beta drums. Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It is a good workout, so you may want Continue reading →
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Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia 6:30 pm
Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia @ International House Philadelphia
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia @ International House Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s free bi-monthly bilingual language meetup has a new location! Come to Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia twice monthly. Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Join us at the Satell Study Center on the second floor of International House Philadelphia, and feel free to bring beverages or snacks. Conversation Club is open to English and Japanese speakers of all levels. No RSVP is required.
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February Film Series: Record of a Living Being 7:00 pm
February Film Series: Record of a Living Being @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February Film Series: Record of a Living Being @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Ikimono no kiroku 生きものの記錄 (Record of a Living Being, a.k.a. I Live In Fear), 1955, dir. Kurosawa Akira, tells the story of Kiichi Nakajima, an elderly foundry owner convinced that Japan will be affected by imminent nuclear war. Nakajima resolves to move his family to the relative safety of Brazil, but his family decides to rule him as incompetent. Is it wrong to rule someone incompetent for being more worried than the average citizen? Is it more insane to ignore nuclear threat than to take it too seriously?  Record of a Living Being features Continue reading →
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February Film Series: After Life 7:00 pm
February Film Series: After Life @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February Film Series: After Life @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
If you had to choose one memory from your life to serve as your personal heaven, which would you choose? Wandafuru raifu ワンダフル•ライフ (After Life), 1998, dir. Kore’eda Hirozaku introduces a way-station in the afterlife in which the recently deceased choose one treasured memory to have recreated into a personal film. After Life blurs the line with documentary elements amid its fictional narrative while exploring how our most valued memories are distorted, embellished and revised. The film explores not only the metaphysical afterlife, but the after-lives of memories themselves. After Life features Arata Continue reading →
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Kobe International Club Happy Hour 5:00 pm
Kobe International Club Happy Hour @ The Trestle Inn
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Kobe International Club Happy Hour @ The Trestle Inn | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
NOTE: Due to the Eagles parade, this event has been rescheduled to 2/15. The Kobe International Club is a worldwide networking initiative for anyone who is passionate about or interested in learning more about Kobe, Philadelphia’s sister city. Join JASGP and The Trestle Inn for our first Kobe International Club Happy Hour of the year on Thursday, February 8! This happy hour from 5-8 pm will feature specials on drinks and plenty of opportunities to mingle. This event has no cover and is open to the public. Join us for an evening of Continue reading →
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February Film Series: Ringu 7:00 pm
February Film Series: Ringu @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February Film Series: Ringu @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Ringu リング (Ring, 1998, dir. Nakata Hideo) was a critical and box office success when it was released in Japan, and led to domestic sequels, international remakes, and a worldwide appreciation for Japanese horror. The premise of the film – a disturbing videotape that kills the viewer seven days after watching it – merges the vengeful ghosts of Japanese folklore with moral panic on the viral spread of technology in 1990s Japan. Spiritual, mythological, and even technological afterlives come together in the suspenseful Ring. Ring features Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rikiya Ōtaka, and runs 95 Continue reading →
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Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia 6:30 pm
Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia @ International House Philadelphia
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia @ International House Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia’s free bi-monthly bilingual language meetup has a new location! Come to Conversation Club at International House Philadelphia twice monthly. Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Join us at the Satell Study Center on the second floor of International House Philadelphia, and feel free to bring beverages or snacks. Conversation Club is open to English and Japanese speakers of all levels. No RSVP is required.
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February Film Series: Shin Gojira 7:00 pm
February Film Series: Shin Gojira @ University of Pennsylvania
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February Film Series: Shin Gojira @ University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Godzilla, arguably Japan’s most famous modern monster, was conceived in the wake of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – a prehistoric creature that feeds on nuclear radiation with atomic breath. In Shin Gojira シン・ゴジラ (Godzilla Resurgence, 2016, dir. Anno Hideaki), the kaiju’s destruction takes on elements of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. And much like the nuclear power plant disaster, this incarnation of Godzilla has a half-life. Godzilla Resurgence features Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, and Satomi Ishihara and runs 119 minutes.   Afterlives: Films of Life and Rebirth from Japan Wednesdays in February Continue reading →