Japan Society (New York)



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Japan Society (New York) founded in 1907, Japan Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that aims to brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through understanding, appreciation and cooperation. Society programs offer opportunities to experience Japanese culture; to foster sustained and open dialogue on issues important to the U.S., Japan and East Asia; and to improve access to information on Japan. The major producer of high-quality content on Japan Society (New York) for the United States, Japan Society presents over 100 events annually in the performing and visual arts, business and policy sectors, and education fields.
With performances, exhibitions, film screenings, lectures, conferences, courses, seminars, symposia and workshops, year-round programming occurs at Japan Society's landmark building located in Manhattan near the United Nations. Designed by Junz┼Ź Yoshimura as the first building in New York of modern Japanese architecture and opened in 1971, the elegant structure with its distinctive facade features a three-story indoor bamboo water garden, a 262-seat theater, library, art gallery, conference and administration facilities, and the world renowned Toyota Language Center.