Professor Hori Hikari on Attack on Titan (Wed, 6th from 2:30 pm at LaGuardia Community College)

imagesProfessor Hikari Hori (Columbia Univ.) will give a talk on Japanese manga and TV anime series Attack on Titan.

Her talk is titled “Restricted Bodies and Anarchic Bodies: Cross Media Translation between Manga and Anime in Attack on Titan

Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Place: Room E-501 (5th floor of the E Building) at  LaGuardia Community College

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Another Monkey Business Event at a Bookstore in Manhattan (Wed. 8 pm)

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Join Monkey Business International editors Motoyuki Shibata, Ted Goossen, and Roland Kelts as they celebrate the release of MBI Issue 5 with some of the journal’s contributors.

Host(s): Motoyuki Shibata, Ted Goossen, Roland Kelts
Appearing: Aoko Matsuda, Satoshi Kitamura, Kelly Link, Ben Katchor
About Monkey Business:
Monkey Business International is the in-translation offspring of the Tokyo-based magazine Monkey Business, which was founded in 2008 by Motoyuki Shibata, one of Japan’s most highly regarded men of letters.
Author Bio(s): 
Ben Katchor is a highly esteemed cartoonist whose books include Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District (translated into Japanese), The Cardboard Valise and Hand-Drying in America. His picture stories appear in Metropolis. The latest issue of Monkey Business contains two episodes from his Shoehorn Technique. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
Satoshi Kitamura is an award-winning picture-book artist and illustrator. His books include When Sheep Cannot Sleep: The Counting Book, Millie’s Marvelous Hat, and Lily Takes a Walk. He has worked with numerous artists and poets, especially with poet John Agard, with whom he has collaborated on a number of books including The Young Inferno and Goldilocks on CCTV. Kitamura has contributed to the latest issue of Monkey Business (5) “Variation and Theme,” a graphic narrative inspired by a Charles Simic poem.
Kelly Link is an award-winning short-story writer, and one of the most important voices to appear in the United States in the 2000s. She runs her own publishing house, The Small Beer Press, with her husband Gavin Grant. She has published four collections of stories: Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters (all of which have been translated into Japanese) and her latest book Get in Trouble, published in February 2015. She contributed an essay on the experience of her visits to Japan in Monkey Business 5. 
Aoko Matsuda is one of Japan’s most promising young Japanese novelists. She has published two collections of short stories and has also translated Karen Russell’s St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. Among English translations of her work are “Photographs Are Images,” translated by Jeffrey Angles and included in the current issue of Monkey Business (5), as well as “Smartening Up,” translated by Polly Barton in the online edition of the literary magazine Granta.
About the editors/translators:
Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Japanamerica. His articles, essays and stories are published in The New Yorker, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Zoetrope: All Story, The Village Voice, A Public Space, Newsweek Japan, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Yomiuri and The Japan Times among others. He is also a regular contributor to CNN, The BBC, NPR and NHK. He is a visiting scholar at Keio University and contributing editor to Monkey Business. He divides his time between New York and Tokyo, and his forthcoming novel is called Access.
Ted Goossen teaches Japanese literature and film at York University in Toronto. He is the general editor of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories and has published translations of stories and essays by Hiromi Kawakami, Haruki Murakami, Yoko Ogawa, Sachiko Kishimoto, and Naoya Shiga, among others. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Monkey Business.
Motoyuki Shibata is a professor at the University of Tokyo and the co-founder of the literary magazine Monkey Business, which exists in both English and Japanese as an English-language journal focusing on contemporary Japanese literature. He also runs Monkey, a Japanese literary magazine. A translator, reviewer, and essayist, he has translated into Japanese the works of contemporary American authors including Thomas Pynchon, Paul Auster, Steve Erickson, Steven Millhauser, Richard Powers, Stuart Dybek, Barry Yourgrau, Ben Katchor, Ethan Canin and Kelly Link, among others. He received the 1992 Kodansha Essay Award for his book The Half-Hearted Scholar and was the winner of the 27th Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities for his collection of critical essays, American Narushisu (American Narcissus).

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JAPAN DAY 2015 WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MAY 10TH

JAPAN DAY 2015 WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MAY 10TH

Our stage program, tent line-up and art contest winners are announced!

This year’s Japan Day will feature a special performance by AKB48. Check out a video message from (from the left) Saho Iwatate, Ryoka Oshima, Tomu Muto, Haruna Kojima, Rina Hirata, and Rena Nozawa, the six members that will be coming to Japan Day.

AKB48 from Japan Day Inc on Vimeo.

AKB48 from Japan Day Inc on Vimeo.

 

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Japan-related Culture Events Info.

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Some Japanese Culture Events from the website of Consulate of Japan at New York.
http://www.ny.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/n/01.html

 

 

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The Magical Art of Translation: From Haruki Murakami to Japan’s Latest Storytellers (Thursday, May 7, 6:30 PM)

Another Event at JApan Society 
The Magical Art of Translation: From Haruki Murakami to Japan's Latest Storytellers

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The Magical Art of Translation: From Haruki Murakami to Japan’s Latest Storytellers

Thursday, May 7, 6:30 PM

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Jay Rubin, Ted Goossen, Aoko Matsuda, Satoshi Kitamura, Motoyuki Shibata, Roland Kelts.

Since 1989, Jay Rubin has translated many of Haruki Murakami’s most successful and prize-winning novels, including The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood and 1Q84. In this program, he is joined byTed Goossen, translator of Murakami’s most recent U.S. publications, The Strange Library (Knopf, December 2014) and Wind/Pinball: Two Early Novels (Knopf, August 2015), and co-editor of Monkey Business literary magazine, which showcases the best of contemporary Japanese literature for an international audience. They will discuss the unique challenges of translating modern Japanese literary works into American English, and vice versa. Rubin will also talk about his transition from translator to novelist vis-à-vis his debut novel The Sun Gods.

Joining the discussion from Tokyo will be authors Aoko Matsuda and Satoshi Kitamura, and Motoyuki Shibata, friend and translating partner of Murakami, former University of Tokyo professor, and the Japanese translator of such American literary luminaries as Paul Auster and Thomas Pynchon. AuthorRoland Kelts, co-editor of Monkey Business, moderates the discussion. Followed by a reception.


Tickets:
$12/$8 Japan Society members, students & seniors

This program is funded, in part, by a generous grant from The Japan Foundation, New York.
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FREE Crochet and Amigurumi Group at RESOBOX Gallery

Amigurumi class at RESOBOX Gallery in Queens
Join the RESOBOX community of crocheting, knitting, and amigurumi-making! You can bring your own project or work on the weekly project. All levels of experience are welcome to join!

Date & Time: Every Tuesday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: RESOBOX Gallery (41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY)
There is NO class fee but there is a ONE DRINK MINIMUM.

Inspired by the amazing response to our first World Amigurumi Exhibit, RESOBOX has decided to hold its own crocheting and amigurumi-making group. This group holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM at RESOBOX Gallery where crocheters and amigurumi-lovers of all experience levels are encouraged to learn from one another and create things together.

Everyone who joins this group is welcome to work on their own projects, but Jing (RESOBOX’s crochet and amigurumi instructor) will be available during the meetings to help and answer any questions. She will also be leading an amigurumi project each week for those who don’t have their own project to work on. All experience levels (and ages) are welcome to join this group, and we encourage advanced and intermediate crocheters to help the beginners.

There is no class fee to join this group! However, there is a one drink minimum. Please check RESOBOX’s cafe menu for a full list of the delicious drinks we offer.

And don’t forget to join the RESOBOX Crocheting & Amigurumi Making Facebook Group to stay up to date!

For more information about this group and to sign up, please visit the website here: http://resobox.com/amigurumi-group/

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Monkey Business: Japan/America Writers’ Dialogue in Words and Pictures (4 May 2015 6:30pm – 8:30pm)

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http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/monkey-business-japanamerica-writers-dialogue-words-and-pictures

Join our annual conversation between contemporary Japanese and American authors in which Asia Society hosts an international dialogue, curated and moderated by the co-founders and editors of the Tokyo-based literary journal Monkey Business with writers who are featured in this latest edition of Monkey Business (#5).

This year rising star Japanese novelist and translator Aoko Matsuda, whose stories in the wake of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami have been published in English, most notably in Granta, will be paired with American short story fabulist Kelly Link and award-winning Japanese graphic novelist and cartoonist Satoshi Kitamura will be in dialogue with award-winning American cartoonist and author Ben Katchor. Moderated by Monkey Businesseditor Roland Kelts and the editors and co-founders of Monkey Business, Ted Goossenand Motoyuki Shibata.

Monkey Business is a unique, cutting-edge annual literary journal which showcases newly-translated Japanese as well as contributions from contemporary American and British writers. A genre defying publication, Monkey Business has presented manga renditions by top Japanese artists of Kafka, Lafcadio Hearn, and Bruno Schulz, as well as short stories and poetry by such noted writers as Paul Auster, Hideo Furukawa, Haruki Murakami, and Charles Simic.

About the writers:

Ben Katchor is a highly esteemed cartoonist whose books include Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: The Beauty Supply District (translated into Japanese), The Cardboard Valiseand Hard-Drying in America. His picture stories appear in Metropolis. The latest issue ofMonkey Business contains two episodes from his Shoehorn Technique. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. For more information, visitwww.katchor.com.

Satoshi Kitamura is an award-winning picture-book artist and illustrator. His books includeWhen Sheep Cannot Sleep: The Counting Book, Millie’s Marvelous Hat, and Lily Takes a Walk.He has worked with numerous artists and poets, especially with poet John Agard, with whom he has collaborated on a number of books including The Young Inferno and Goldilocks on CCTV. Kitamura has contributed to the latest issue of Monkey Business (5) “Variation and Theme,” a graphic narrative inspired by a Charles Simic poem.

Kelly Link is an award-winning short-story writer, and one of the most important voices to appear in the United States in the 2000s. She runs her own publishing house, The Small Beer Press, with her husband Gavin Grant. She has published four collections of stories: Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters (all of which have been translated into Japanese) and her latest book Get in Trouble, published in February 2015. She contributed an essay on the experience of her visits to Japan in Monkey Business 5.

Aoko Matsuda is one of Japan’s most promising young Japanese novelists. She has published two collections of short stories and has also translated Karen Russell’s St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves. Among English translations of her work are “Photographs Are Images,” translated by Jeffrey Angles and included in the current issue of Monkey Business (5), as well as “Smartening Up,” translated by Polly Barton in the online edition of the literary magazine Granta.

About the editors/translators:

Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling Japanamerica. His articles, essays and stories are published in The New Yorker, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Zoetrope: All Story, The Village Voice, A Public Space, Newsweek Japan, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Yomiuri and The Japan Times among others. He is also a regular contributor to CNN, The BBC, NPR and NHK. He is a visiting scholar at Keio University and contributing editor to Monkey Business. He divides his time between New York and Tokyo, and his forthcoming novel is called Access.

Ted Goossen teaches Japanese literature and film at York University in Toronto. He is the general editor of The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories and has published translations of stories and essays by Hiromi Kawakami, Haruki Murakami, Yoko Ogawa, Sachiko Kishimoto, and Naoya Shiga, among others. He is the co-founder and co-editor of Monkey Business.

Motoyuki Shibata is a professor at the University of Tokyo and the co-founder of the literary magazine Monkey Business, which exists in both English and Japanese as an English-language journal focusing on contemporary Japanese literature. He also runs Monkey, a Japanese literary magazine. A translator, reviewer, and essayist, he has translated into Japanese the works of contemporary American authors including Thomas Pynchon, Paul Auster, Steve Erickson, Steven Millhauser, Richard Powers, Stuart Dybek, Barry Yourgrau, Ben Katchor, Ethan Canin and Kelly Link, among others. He received the 1992 Kodansha Essay Award for his book The Half-Hearted Scholar and was the winner of the 27th Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities for his collection of critical essays, American Narushisu (American Narcissus).

Co-presented by Asia Society and Japan Foundation in coordination with Monkey Businessand A Public Space.

 

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Internship Program

 


 SPRING 2015 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Read below to learn more about internship opportunities.

Please email all application materials to culcon@jusfc.gov.


 

Why Intern?

Internships allow you to explore and apply academic theory in the professional world by combining learning and work experience. You get the opportunity to take the knowledge you have gained as a student and put it into action. At the same time you will develop new skills, explore possible career choices, and build a professional network.  Internships enhance your academic experience and can help narrow your focus for future studies.  They introduce you to new fields, help you develop or improve skills, build your résumé, and can position you to network for future positions.

Application Process

Two Internship Opportunities:

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation in Washington, DC are seeking a Spring 2015 semester intern to support current initiatives, especially the Friendship Blossoms Initiative, a public-private gift of 3,000 dogwood trees to the people of Japan in reciprocation to the gift of cherry trees 100 years ago. Intern will be involved in coordinating tree plantings, reviewing incoming applications for tree plantings from Japanese municipalities as well as designing and disseminating informational outreach efforts via social media. Applicants should have translation skills (Japanese to English) and excellent research, internet and organizational skills. 8-24 hours/week in our Washington, DC office, flexible schedule. JUSFC will reimburse transportation costs.  Please send a resume and cover letter to: culcon@jusfc.gov.

Current Status:  OPEN

The CULCON Secretariat in Washington, DC is seeking a Spring 2015 semester intern to support CULCON initiatives, including disseminating information via social media, a new web-based project on cultural, educational and people-to-people exchange opportunities. Applicants should have excellent research, internet and organizational skills and some knowledge of Japan and/or Japanese language. 8-24 hours/week in our Washington, DC office, flexible schedule. CULCON will reimburse transportation costs.  Please send a resume and cover letter to:culcon@jusfc.gov.

Current Status:  OPEN

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Baruch Japan Club: End of Semester Party and Co-Sponsorships


Dear Members,

The Spring Semester is coming to a close, and finals are fast approaching. As such, it’s time for our End of Semester Party! Why not take a break from studying for your finals and join us this Thursday, April 30th as we end the semester with a day of fun games, good food, and great company. This event will be held in our usual clubroom, VC 10-165 during club hours (12:45PM – 2:05 PM). We hope to see you there!

We’ll also be co-sponsoring several events this week. First, we have the Transfer Student Organization’s MIXER. This Tuesday, April 28th, join us in VC 2-125 from 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM for the chance to learn about and mingle with several of Baruch’s other clubs.

Next, we have the Taiwanese Student Association’s 2nd Annual Taiwanese Night Market. This Tuesday, April 28th, come to the Multipurpose Room from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for a night dedicated to spreading and celebrating Taiwanese culture. There will be food, vendors, games, and music for all to enjoy.

We’ll also be co-sponsoring the Baruch Consulting Club’s Summer Internship Opportunity at Disruptyx event. On Thursday, April 30th, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Disruptyx, Channing Stave about two internship positions at Disruptyx. For this event, business formal attire is required, and don’t forget to bring your résumé as well.

Last, but not least, we’ll also be co-sponsoring the Consulting Club’s Deloitte Consulting event. On Friday, May 1st, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Deloitte consultants will be appearing as guest speakers in order to provide you with insight about the field as well as the interview and hiring process.

Event Information

Event # 1: End of Semester Party
Date: Thursday, April 30th
Place & Time: 12:45 – 2:05PM at VC 10-165

Event # 2: MIXER
Date: Tuesday, April 28th
Place & Time: 12:45 – 2:00 PM at VC 2-125

Event # 3: Taiwanese Night Market
Date: Tuessday, April 28th
Place & Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM at the Multipurpose Room

Event # 4: Summer Internship Opportunity at Disruptyx
Date: Thursday, April 30th
Place & Time: 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Room: TBA

Event # 5: Baruch Consulting presents “Deloitte Consulting”
Date: Friday, May 1st
Place & Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Room TBA

Best Regards,

Andy Lantigua
Secretary Trainee | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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Jecoration@J-Collabo (May 2nd – 17th)

https://www.facebook.com/events/590766394360321/

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Dates: 5/2/2015(Sat)〜5/17/2015(Sun)
open hour: 13:30-18:00
closed: Monday
www.j-collabo.org

◎Artists
Masaaki Sato
Paweł Wojtasik
Tomokazu Matsuyama
Beñat Lopez Iglesias
Toda Fumiko
Tang-Wei Hsu
Youki Ideguchi

This exhibition explores the relations between the history and concepts of the decorative expression in Japan and actual artworks of the New York-based contemporary artists who inherited those expression. (Curated by Youki Ideguchi)
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●opening events
May 2nd(sat)
15:00~

●special events
May 16th(sat)
15:00~

◎Soga Shohaku (1730-1781)
”Man of Odd Vision”
Illusttrated Lecture by Miyeko Murase (Professor Emerita, Columbia University)
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◎Talk show
by Masaaki Sato as a special guest artist

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