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Japanese Design Today:

Unique, Evolving, Borderless
Thursday, September 3, @ 4:00pm
Otis College of Art and Design

For communication between cultures to occur, words and language become essential tools. Japanese design, however, has proven able to transcend language barriers and foster communication and understanding between cultures.
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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Wednesday, September 9 @7pm
Director Obayashi in Person!!

A schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects.
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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

The Legacy of FRIDA KAHLO
Wednesday, September 23 @7pm
Photographer Ishiuchi in person!!

This documentary film is about Hasselblad Foundation International Award winning photographer Miyako Ishiuchi's encounter with iconic Mexican painter Frida Khalo's personal belongings that were uncovered 58 years after her death.
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2015 JLPT

Test Date: 12/6/2015
Reg. Start: 8/24/2015 9AM ET
Reg. Close: 9/25/2015 9PM ET
Cost: $60

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an internationally accredited language examination that is offered in five different levels, designed to measure a person;s Japanese-language skills. In the United States, it is administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese and will be held at 15 cities across the country. For more information, please visit the site below..
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Japanese Courses Fall Term
Sep. 12 - Nov. 18
Register Now!

Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Each course focuses on specific themes and learning goals, such as inviting friends or business e-mail.
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Call for Applications
Performing Arts Japan 2016-2017

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 20, 2015.
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