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Minnesota’s First Taiko Festival

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Minnesota’s First Taiko Festival

Mu Performing Arts gathers together world-class talent for Minnesota’s First Taiko Festival Mu Performing Arts celebrates Mu Daiko’s 20th anniversary by gathering some of the best taiko talent from Minnesota, the United States, Canada, and Japan to give audiences the opportunity to experience the impact, depth, and diversity of taiko performance as a dynamic musical art form and a cultural heritage that originates from Japan and is practiced around the world. “This Minnesota Taiko Festival is a dream come true for me. I want to show Minnesota the best of what taiko has to offer. We are bringing together my favorite taiko people in the world, traveling near and far,...

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Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz Club

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Keiko Matsui at Dakota Jazz Club

Performing four shows on two different days, the Dakota Jazz Club is presenting the free-spirited Jazz of Keiko Matsui. Her newest recording is Soul Quest, a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness. In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is `beyond category.’ The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest...

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Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market

Japan’s Regenerative Medicine Market: Opportunities for Minnesota Companies In 2014, the Japanese government implemented major regulatory reforms which dramatically shortened the approval process for regenerative therapies. The government also now allows businesses other than hospitals and research institutes to produce cells for medical use. With the world’s fastest approval process specifically designed for regenerative medicine, foreign companies are now considering Japan as a potential location for clinical trials. There are also new business opportunities emerging for foreign companies as Japan develops its regenerative medicine-related infrastructure....

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Paul Kitagaki Photographs

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Paul Kitagaki Photographs

Gambatte: Legacy of an Enduring Spirit On Feb. 19, 1942, with a frightened nation still reeling from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor two months earlier, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced removal of almost 120,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps during World War II. Two-thirds of them were native-born American citizens who were given but a few days to settle their financial affairs and report for relocation to desolate incarceration camps away from the West Coast. Even though they had done nothing wrong, many of the Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) didn’t talk about their incarceration...

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75th Anniversary of the Japanese American Incarceration

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

75th Anniversary of the Japanese American Incarceration

75 Years after Japanese American Incarceration February 19, 1942: A Day the Constitution Died Could It Happen Again? Seventy-five years ago, the lives of more than 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry, most of whom were American citizens, changed forever. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which set into motion their forced removal from the West Coast and mass incarceration. On this anniversary, attendees can join local survivors in a day of remembrance and reflect back on this constitutional crisis through a multimedia mix of music, images and readings from the letters and diaries of internees, exploring the...

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Roger Shimomura Art Exhibit

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Roger Shimomura Art Exhibit

Roger Shimomura: Mistaken Identity Macalester’s Law Warschaw Gallery, together with the Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League, are pleased to present an exhibition from prolific American artist Roger Shimomura. Throughout his extensive career, Shimomura’s work has provided stealth commentary addressing sociopolitical issues of ethnicity. The exhibition includes a range of works on paper from the past 25 years which point to the history and confused ideals of racial exclusion in America. In these works, Roger constructs a hypothetical history based on research from his grandmother’s diary, public archives and photographs, as well as his own family photos....

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