Events

Jan
26
Thu
Conversation Club
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided.

Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.

Jan
30
Mon
Fred Korematsu: A Conversation
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fred Korematsu: A Conversation @ Historical Society of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, presents a discussion and audience Q&A in honor of Fred Korematsu Day. Constitutional scholar and novelist Kermit Roosevelt will discuss Korematsu’s story, his legacy, and its significance for present-day Americans, in conversation with David Lat, a fellow Yale Law graduate, novelist, and expert on the federal judiciary. The event will take place at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Monday, January 30 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. This conversation will touch on the historic significance of the Japanese American civil rights leader Fred Korematsu, whose case Korematsu v. United States was used to test the constitutionality of Japanese internment. This event is free and open to the public.

Kermit Roosevelt III is an award-winning author, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania Law, and a former Supreme Court clerk. He has been published in the Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review, among others. His latest novel, Allegiance, centers on President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 and recaptures legal debates including Korematsu v. United States.

David Lat is an author, lawyer, and legal commentator. He is the founder and managing editor of Above The Law, and has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, the New York Observer, and Washingtonian Magazine. He is also the author of Supreme Ambitions: A Novel.

For more information and directions, please call (267) 348-0250 or visit www.japanphilly.org.

Feb
2
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. 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, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Feb
5
Sun
Family See and Make Afternoons: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Family See and Make Afternoons: Origami Hearts and Love Calligraphy @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Drop by the Sakura Pavilion at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center on the first Sunday, November through March, and try your had at various arts from Japan. Buy a ticket online or at the door: Tickets are $7 per person for members, $9 for not-yet members.

Get ready for Valentine’s day and make a gift for someone special! Learn to fold an origami heart and box (we will provide a piece of Japanese candy to place inside) and practice writing the kanji for love in calligraphy.

Feb
7
Tue
Conversation Club
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided.

Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.

Feb
23
Thu
Conversation Club
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided.

Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.

Mar
2
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. 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, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
Mar
5
Sun
Family See and Make Afternoons: Onigiri Snack Attack
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Family See and Make Afternoons: Onigiri Snack Attack @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Drop by the Sakura Pavilion at Fairmount Park’s Horticultural Center on the first Sunday, November through March, and try your had at various arts from Japan. Buy a ticket online or at the door: Tickets are $7 per person for members, $9 for not-yet members.
 
In this delicious workshop, learn the history of onigiri (rice balls) while trying your hand at making this traditional snack. Decorate your own recipe to take home and snack on your yummy creations!
Apr
6
Thu
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beginner Taiko Classes with KyoDaiko @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017!  Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. 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, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.

The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Thursday nights.Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.

Session 1: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26  
Session 2: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (no class on March 30)
Session 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 5: May 4, 11, 18, 25
Please note:  Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at kyodaikogigs@gmail.com.  For registration assistance, please contact JASGP staff at japanesehouse@japanphilly.org.
May
2
Tue
Conversation Club
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conversation Club @ Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Conversation Club is JASGP’s informal, bi-monthly language exchange meeting, free to all! Whether you are looking to improve your Japanese or your English, or just talk about Japan-related topics, everyone is welcome! Coffee/tea and snacks are provided.

Conversation Club is open to speakers of all levels. No RSVP is necessary.