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    • Thu, October 29, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online event via Streamyard
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    Join us online to celebrate the long standing Japan US Military Program (JUMP) with other Service members who have served in Japan.  This is a FREE ONLINE event,  exclusively for those members of the US Army, National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force & Coast Guard, their dependents and DOD civilians  who have served in Japan at any time in their career.  Spouses and interested civilians are invited to join in. 

    This event is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan through the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the National Association of Japan America Societies and the Japan Society of New Orleans as a thank you to your contribution to the defense of Japan.  

    Our Speakers are:

    Honorary Chair & Honorary Consul of Japan Donna Fraiche

    Consul General of Japan Kayoko Fukushima

    Director of JUMP, Chairman of the Board and President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA Dr. Satohiro Akimoto

    Major General Hiroyuki Sugai, Japanese Air Self Defense Force, Defense Attache’, Embassy of Japan, Washington DC

    Former Commander US Naval Forces Japan Rear Admiral Jamie Kelly, USN (Ret).

    Our format will be remarks by our speakers on the state of the US/Japan Alliance and the geostrategic outlook of the Western Pacific.  There will be a period after the remarks for questions and answers.  Questions may be submitted during the event through the chat feature on Streamyard.  

    The only requirement for this event is you providing your email address.  Registrants will receive a link to this event via email and the link will be active only to the email it was sent to. 

    We encourage to share this event with anyone interested in the US Japan relationship and we look forward to seeing at this event!



    • Sun, November 15, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)
    • Online Event via JSNO Discord

    JSNO Kwaidan Book Club is back! In November we will be reading and discussing “Convenience Store Woman” by Sayaka Murata. This event will be online via the JSNO Discord (link: https://discord.gg/tBtmSWe).

    *Please help support Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop (local New Orleans bookstore) by ordering your copy from their affiliate Bookshop site: https://bookshop.org/a/55/9780802129628

    Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3438852932802750

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction―many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual―and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action…

    A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Sayaka Murata is the author of many books, including Convenience Store Woman, winner of Japan's most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize. She used to work part-time in a convenience store, which inspired this novel. Murata has been named a Freeman's "Future of New Writing" author, and her work has appeared in Granta and elsewhere. In 2016, Vogue Japan selected her as a Woman of the Year.

    Ginny Tapley Takemori has translated works by more than a dozen Japanese writers, including Ryū Murakami. She lives at the foot of a mountain in Eastern Japan.

    *Book information found on Amazon.

    *Author information found on Bookshop.


Past events

Tue, July 28, 2020 Sake Tasting at Grande Krewe 28 & 29 July
Fri, June 19, 2020 Nihongo Renshuu: Learning Hiragana
Tue, June 02, 2020 GiveNOLA Day 2020
Thu, May 28, 2020 JSNO Netflix Party: Carole & Tuesday
Thu, May 21, 2020 JSNO Netflix Party: Cells at Work!
Thu, May 14, 2020 JSNO Netflix Party: Aggretsuko
Thu, March 12, 2020 Nihongo Renshuu- Cancelled!
Mon, March 09, 2020 Japanese Whisky Tasting Seminar
Mon, March 02, 2020 Nihongo Bin - Restaurants in Japan
Thu, February 20, 2020 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, February 06, 2020 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, February 03, 2020 Nihongo Bin- Matsue, Japan
Mon, January 20, 2020 Postponed - PichiPichi Yutori
Thu, December 19, 2019 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Free Holiday Screening of TOKYO GODFATHERS
Thu, November 14, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, November 07, 2019 JSNO Annual Meeting 2019
Tue, October 29, 2019 Kwaidan – Call of Salvation Heard from the Depths of Fear: A Reading Performance
Thu, October 24, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Tue, October 15, 2019 Shogun Robata Dinner
Sat, October 12, 2019 Japan Fest 2019
Thu, October 03, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, September 29, 2019 Japanese Way of Tea demonstration, Hammond
Sat, September 28, 2019 NOLA Aikido Open House
Thu, September 26, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Sat, September 21, 2019 Japan US Military Program Reception NAS Pensacola
Thu, September 12, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, August 29, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Wed, August 28, 2019 Culture Collision 11
Thu, August 15, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, August 11, 2019 Kwaidan Book Club: Tale of Genji
Wed, June 19, 2019 Film Screening - "Ghost in the Shell"
Sat, May 18, 2019 Introduction to Zen
Sat, May 11, 2019 JSNO Children's Day
Tue, May 07, 2019 GiveNOLA Day 2019
Thu, April 25, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, April 11, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, March 28, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, March 14, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, February 21, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Tue, February 19, 2019 Cancelled Nihongo Bin- Temples and Shrines
Thu, February 07, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, January 31, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, January 17, 2019 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, January 13, 2019 Kwaidan Book Club: Kafka on the Shore
Thu, December 20, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, December 17, 2018 Nihongo Bin- Christmas in Japan
Tue, December 04, 2018 Japanese Cinema Series film - 'Japanese Hunger Games' movie
Sun, November 11, 2018 Kwaidan Book Club: "Kokoro" by Natsume Sōseki
Thu, November 08, 2018 JSNO Annual Meeting 2018
Thu, October 25, 2018 Meet the Director; Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight; Japanese Warbrides
Mon, October 22, 2018 Nihongo Bin- Japan Travel Tips
Thu, October 18, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Sat, October 06, 2018 Japan Fest 2018
Thu, October 04, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Tue, September 25, 2018 Japanese Cinema Series film - "TAMPOPO"
Mon, September 24, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Wed, September 19, 2018 Japanese Whisky Tasting Seminar
Tue, September 18, 2018 Japanese Whisky Tasting Seminar
Mon, September 17, 2018 Nihongo Bin: Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sat, September 08, 2018 Kwaidan Book Club: The Devotion of Suspect X
Thu, September 06, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Wed, August 29, 2018 Culture Collision 10
Mon, August 20, 2018 Nihongo Bin: Onsen and Sento
Thu, July 26, 2018 Japan US Military Program Reception
Mon, July 23, 2018 Nihongo Bin - Learning Japanese
Mon, May 21, 2018 Nihongo Bin- Life of a Geisha
Sun, May 20, 2018 Kwaidan Book Club: In This Corner of the World
Sat, May 19, 2018 JSNO Children's Day
Tue, May 01, 2018 GiveNOLA Day
Thu, April 26, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, April 05, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, March 29, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, March 19, 2018 Nihongo Bin- Cherry Blossom Season
Thu, March 15, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, March 11, 2018 Kwaidan Book Club: Across the Nightingale Floor
Tue, February 27, 2018 Japanese Interment in Louisiana: Camp Livingston, Cultural Identities & War-time Anxieties
Thu, February 22, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, February 19, 2018 Nihongo Bin: Anime vs. Reality
Thu, February 08, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, January 25, 2018 Nihongo Renshuu (open meeting)
Mon, January 22, 2018 Nihongo Bin: Japanese Food by Prefecture
Sun, January 14, 2018 Kwaidan Book Club: A Return to Lafcadio Hearn
Mon, December 11, 2017 Japanese Cinema Series film - "YOUR NAME"
Thu, November 30, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, November 12, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: Out
Thu, November 09, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Wed, November 08, 2017 JSNO Annual Meeting
Thu, October 26, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, October 23, 2017 Nihongo Bin- Nightmares in Japan
Mon, October 16, 2017 Japanese Cinema Series: OBLIVION ISLAND-Haruka and the Magic Mirror
Sat, October 14, 2017 Japan Fest 2017
Sun, October 08, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: The Twelve Kingdoms
Sat, October 07, 2017 Japan US Military Program Reception
Thu, October 05, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, September 28, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, September 18, 2017 Nihongo Bin: Travel Japan pt.2
Thu, September 14, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, September 10, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: September (Fruits Basket Manga)
Sat, September 09, 2017 NOLA Aikido Open House
Thu, August 31, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Wed, August 30, 2017 Culture Collision 9
Mon, August 21, 2017 Nihongo Bin- Travel Japan pt.1
Sun, August 13, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: August (The Book of Tea)
Mon, July 24, 2017 Nihongo Bin: Manners in Japan
Sat, June 10, 2017 JSNO Children's Day
Mon, May 22, 2017 Nihongo Bin: Kimono & Kitsuke Workshop
Sun, May 21, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: May (Movie Screening & Book Discussion)
Mon, May 15, 2017 Japanese Cinema Series presents THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME
Mon, May 15, 2017 Sake Tasting
Thu, May 11, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, April 27, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, April 09, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: The Butterfly Crest
Thu, April 06, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, March 23, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, March 20, 2017 Nihongo Bin: Pokémon
Mon, March 13, 2017 Recent Developments in Compact Housing in Japan: Design, Technology, and Social Change, a lecture by Azby Brown
Sun, March 12, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: Shinju
Sat, March 11, 2017 Mayumi Shara & MaDeTo perform at the New Orleans Sacred Music Festival
Thu, March 09, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Thu, February 23, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, February 20, 2017 Nihongo Bin: Valentine's Day & White Day in Japan
Sun, February 12, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: Memoirs of a Geisha
Sun, February 12, 2017 Kwaidon Book Club Movie Showing
Thu, February 09, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Tue, February 07, 2017 Ghost in the Shell (1995) Subtitled Meet-up
Mon, January 30, 2017 Nihongo Bin- New Years in Japan
Thu, January 26, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Sun, January 15, 2017 Kwaidan Book Club: An Artist of the Floating World
Thu, January 12, 2017 Nihongo Renshuu
Mon, December 12, 2016 Japanese Cinema Series presents KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
Wed, November 16, 2016 East-West Express: Connecting Cultures
Sun, November 13, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: Snow Country
Thu, November 10, 2016 JSNO Annual Meeting
Wed, October 19, 2016 Nihongo Bin- Japan and Horror
Mon, October 10, 2016 Japanese Cinema Series presents BATTLE ROYALE
Sun, October 09, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: Howl's Moving Castle
Sat, October 08, 2016 Japan Fest 2016
Mon, September 26, 2016 Nihongo Bin- Japan in the Olympics
Tue, September 13, 2016 Board Meeting
Sun, September 11, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Wed, August 31, 2016 Culture Collision 8
Mon, August 29, 2016 Nihongo Bin: Obon Festival
Sun, August 21, 2016 Japan Club's Bon Odori
Mon, August 08, 2016 Japanese Cinema Series presents Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Fri, July 29, 2016 MechaCon
Mon, July 25, 2016 Nihongo Bin- Japanese Gardens
Thu, July 14, 2016 Japan US Military Program Reception
Sun, July 10, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: Silk
Mon, June 13, 2016 Japanese Cinema Series presents Ghost in the Shell - The New Movie
Sun, June 12, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: Madame Butterfly
Sun, May 22, 2016 Japan Club's Spring Social Luncheon at Kyoto II
Sun, May 15, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: The Love We Share Without Knowing
Tue, May 03, 2016 GiveNOLA Day - Support JSNO!!
Wed, April 27, 2016 "Made in Japan" - Sync Up Cinema/NOVAC
Mon, April 25, 2016 Nihongo Bin - Cherry Blossom Season
Sat, April 09, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club- The Samurai's Garden
Mon, March 28, 2016 Nihongo Bin - Japanese Theater
Sat, March 19, 2016 Children's World's Fair
Sat, March 12, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club: Kwaidan: Japanese Ghost Stories
Thu, March 03, 2016 New Orleans Premiere of TOHOKU TOMO
Mon, February 29, 2016 Nihongo Bin - Miyazaki!
Sat, February 13, 2016 Kwaidan Book Club
Mon, January 25, 2016 Nihongo Bin - Matsue
Sat, January 02, 2016 Japan Society of New Orleans at NOLA Gaming Fest
Mon, December 14, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Free Holiday Screening of TOKYO GODFATHERS
Thu, November 12, 2015 JSNO Annual Meeting
Tue, October 27, 2015 TPP; A Defining Moment in US/Japan Relations and American Politics featuring Ms. Claire Reade
Sat, October 10, 2015 Japan Fest 2015
Fri, September 25, 2015 Happy Hour Send Off for TOMODACHI Exchange Group
Mon, September 21, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Free Screening of DEADBALL
Sat, September 19, 2015 NOLA AIKIDO OPEN HOUSE
Sat, September 12, 2015 Doki Doki Beats - Autumn 2015 Edition - New Location!!
Wed, September 02, 2015 Culture Collision 7
Mon, August 17, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Free Screening of KASAMAYAKI
Sun, August 16, 2015 Second Annual Sushi Fest
Sat, August 15, 2015 Annual Bonsai Auction
Mon, July 20, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Free Screening of THE WIND RISES
Fri, July 17, 2015 MechaCon
Sat, July 11, 2015 Doki Doki Beats - Summer 2015 Edition
Mon, May 18, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Free Screening of DEPARTURES
Sat, May 09, 2015 Children's Day
Sat, May 09, 2015 Children's Day
Tue, May 05, 2015 GiveNOLA Day
Thu, April 23, 2015 Nihongo Bin: Magical Girl!
Mon, March 16, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Social Hour & Free Screening of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
Sat, March 14, 2015 Doki Doki Beats - March 2015 Edition!
Mon, February 23, 2015 Shotgun Cinema/JSNO Screening of TOKYO STORY
Mon, January 19, 2015 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Social Hour & Free Screening of MADADAYO
Sat, December 06, 2014 JAPAN CLUB BONENKAI (YEAR END PARTY)
Thu, November 20, 2014 Annual Meeting for Japan Society of New Orleans
Mon, November 17, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Social Hour & Free Screening of JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Sat, November 08, 2014 Doki Doki Beats - Save the Date
Thu, October 23, 2014 Nihongo Bin - Urban Legends
Mon, October 20, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series - Social Hour & Free Screening of RINGU
Sat, October 18, 2014 Doki Doki Beats - Boos and Beats!
Sat, October 11, 2014 Japan Fest 2014
Fri, October 10, 2014 Consul General Kato Speaks on Japanese Economy
Thu, October 09, 2014 Nihongo Bin - Happy Halloween!
Sat, September 13, 2014 Doki Doki Beats - Falling for You
Sat, September 13, 2014 Dillard University International Arts & Music Festival
Wed, August 27, 2014 Culture Collision 6
Mon, August 18, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series Presents LINDA LINDA LINDA
Sun, August 17, 2014 First Annual Sushi Fest
Fri, August 08, 2014 TOMODACHI EXCHANGE EVENT: FRENCHMAN STREET
Thu, August 07, 2014 TOMODACHI EXCHANGE EVENT: ROCK n BOWL
Wed, August 06, 2014 TOMODACHI EXCHANGE EVENT: YAKUMO NIHON TEIEN TOUR
Sun, August 03, 2014 TOMODACHI EXCHANGE EVENT: SATCHMO FEST
Sun, August 03, 2014 TOMODACHI EXCHANGE EVENT: ST AUGUSTINE CHURCH JAZZ MASS
Mon, July 21, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series Presents GETTING ANY?
Sat, July 12, 2014 Doki Doki Beats - A Midsumer Night's Doki
Wed, June 18, 2014 Nihongo Bin - History of the Anime Domain
Mon, June 16, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series Presents I WISH
Wed, June 04, 2014 Nihongo Bin - Presentations r fun!!
Mon, May 19, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series Presents SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK
Sat, May 10, 2014 Doki Doki Beats: May I have this Boogie?
Sat, May 10, 2014 Children's Day
Mon, April 21, 2014 NOLA Japanese Cinema Series Presents GOEMON
Wed, April 16, 2014 Nihongo Bin
Sun, April 06, 2014 JSNO Painting with A Twist Night
Thu, March 27, 2014 Nihongo Bin - The Olympics!
Mon, March 24, 2014 Japanese Cinema Series presents THE MANZANAR FISHING CLUB
Thu, March 20, 2014 JSNO presents Meet the Author; Shizue Seigel
Thu, March 13, 2014 Nihongo Bin - SAKE!!!
Sat, March 08, 2014 Doki Doki Beats - March of the Dongo Family
Thu, February 13, 2014 Nihongo Bin - Spirited Away Edition
Mon, February 10, 2014 Japanese Cinema Series presents SHALL WE DANCE
Tue, January 21, 2014 Nihongo Bin - New Years Edition!
Mon, January 20, 2014 Japanese Cinema Series presents STRAY DOG
Sat, January 11, 2014 Doki Doki Beats - The Redeux!
Tue, January 07, 2014 Nihongo Bin - Idols
Mon, January 06, 2014 Japanese Cinema Series presents ICHI THE KILLER
Sat, December 14, 2013 National Meeting of the Haiku Society of America
Mon, December 09, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents RENT A CAT
Sat, December 07, 2013 JAPAN CLUB BOHENKAI (YEAR END PARTY)
Tue, December 03, 2013 Next Nihongo Bin - New Location!
Tue, November 26, 2013 Annual Meeting for Japan Society of New Orleans
Sat, November 09, 2013 NEW EVENT!! First Monthly J-pop AKA Doki Doki Beats Japanese Music Night!!
Tue, November 05, 2013 Nihongo Bin - Emergency Edition - 11/5 @ 7pm
Mon, November 04, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents RAN
Tue, October 29, 2013 Nihongo Bin - Scary Stuff Part 2! 10/29 @ 7pm!!
Mon, October 21, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents HAFU
Sun, October 20, 2013 Dinner with the Japan Society of New Orleans
Tue, October 15, 2013 Nihongo Bin - Happy October!
Sat, October 12, 2013 Japan Fest 2013
Tue, October 08, 2013 Global Culture Nasu, Japanese Classical Dance & Music Education Tour
Mon, October 07, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents UZUMAKI
Tue, September 24, 2013 Nihongo Bin - 9/24/13 @ 7pm @ Huh!
Mon, September 23, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents LIVE YOUR DREAM; THE TAYLOR ANDERSON STORY
Tue, September 10, 2013 Nihongo Bin Sept 10th 7pm
Mon, September 09, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents A BOY AND HIS SAMURAI
Wed, August 28, 2013 Culture Collision 5
Tue, August 27, 2013 Nihongo Bin - 8/27/13 @ 7pm
Sat, August 24, 2013 Grand Opening Celebration of Kawaii NOLA
Mon, August 19, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents Origin: Spirits of the Past
Tue, August 06, 2013 Nihongo bin Discussion group 2
Tue, July 23, 2013 Nihongo Ben
Mon, July 22, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
Mon, July 08, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
Mon, July 08, 2013 Social before the screening of HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
Tue, June 11, 2013 Annual Sukiyaki Dinner
Mon, June 10, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents SYMBOL
Fri, June 07, 2013 The New Orleans Loving Festival & Japanese Cinema Series present HAFU
Mon, May 20, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents TAMAMI, THE BABY'S CURSE
Mon, May 06, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents GODZILLA
Mon, April 15, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents BIG MAN JAPAN
Mon, April 01, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents KAMIKAZE GIRLS
Mon, March 18, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents THE CAT RETURNS
Mon, March 04, 2013 Japanese Cinema Series presents OCCULT
Mon, February 18, 2013 JAPANESE CINEMA SERIES PRESENTS GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER
Mon, January 21, 2013 JAPANESE CINEMA SERIES PRESENTS SANJIRO
Mon, January 14, 2013 JAPANESE CINEMA SERIES PRESENTS YOJIMBO
Sat, May 06, 2000 GiveNOLA Day
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