Profs & Pints DC: Shogun and Samurai

March 20, 2024

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Shogun and Samurai,” a look at warriors and their leaders in feudal Japan, with Constantine Vaporis, historian and founder of the Asian Studies program at […]

Magino Village – A Tale/ The Sundial Carved with a Thousand Years of Notches

September 20, 2023

Shinsuke Ogawa (1935-1992) was one of Japan’s leading documentarians who inspired generations of non-fiction filmmakers to practice and participate in the power of dedicated, collective filmmaking. Ogawa lived and worked […]

Sanrizuga – Heta Village


Shinsuke Ogawa (1935-1992) was one of Japan’s leading documentarians who inspired generations of non-fiction filmmakers to practice and participate in the power of dedicated, collective filmmaking. Ogawa lived and worked […]

National Cherry Blossom Parade Returns (photos)

April 11, 2022

After a three-year pause, thousands returned once again to Constitution Ave. in Washington D.C. on Saturday April 9 to witness and enjoy the live spectacle of the National Cherry Blossom […]

Japanese Lantern Lighting Ceremony for Cherry Blossom Festival Returns Live to D.C. (photos)

April 4, 2022

The Japanese Stone Lantern stands nestled among the cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin near the spot of the first Japanese cherry tree planting in 1912. Gifted to the city […]

‘Japan Modern’ Focuses on Prints, Photographs

October 24, 2018

In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry steered his squadron of U.S. Navy battleships into Edo (Tokyo) Bay to pressure the Japanese government into opening ports to American mercantile ships. Perry’s arrival […]

Ambassadors Ball: Cherry Blossoms Inspire Hope for a Cure

October 10, 2018

Ambassador Shinsuke and Yoko Sugiyama of Japan co-chaired the 40th Anniversary of the Ambassadors Ball to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at The Anthem Oct. 2. The cherry blossom […]

The Age of Trump: Right Here, Right Now

November 18, 2017

Historians like to sum up their sphere of interest in terms of ages as in “the Age of Napoleon” or “the Age of Revolution” or “The Age of Roosevelt.” Will […]

Diplomatic Encounters: Japan

October 25, 2017

Nobuko’s winning smile and welcoming personality, along with the ambassador’s charm and sense of humor, have made Ken (short for Kenichiro) and Nobuko Sasae one of the most popular diplomatic […]