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Japanese Eyes on America: 150 Years since the Iwakura Mission to the U.S.

The Digital Museum of the History of Japanese in New York and the Japan History Council of New York are hosting a discussion (with a virtual option) on the significance and impact of the Iwakura Mission from Japan on the 150th anniversary of its journey in the United States. This might be of particular interest to our book club members, as Daughters of the Samurai author Janice Nimura will be a guest speaker.


*Please note that the times listed are in Eastern time.



AVAILABLE IN-PERSON AND OVER ZOOM (Per Japan Society policy, all in-person guests must provide proof of vaccination with booster and be masked during the event) For in-person attendance, please register on the eventbrite page For zoom attendance, please register here


Moderated panel discussion with audience Q&A to accompany the launch of a special exhibit by the Digital Museum of the History of Japanese in NY (https://www.historyofjapaneseinny.org). Reception and refreshments to follow.


Featuring guest experts:

Janice Nimura, NYT Bestselling Author, Daughters of the Samurai

Jordan Sand Ph.D., Professor, Georgetown University

Haruko Wakabayashi Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor, Rutgers University

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