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August 2007
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Taking Pop Culture Seriously:
The International MANGA Award

In May, the International Manga Award was established and the first International Manga Award Executive Committee was created. The award aims to honor Manga artists who contribute to the promotion of Manga overseas. The result of a screening of 146 entries from 26 countries produced 19 finalists, one from the U.S., Ms. Becky Cloonan for "East Coast Rising".

LDP Suffers Defeat in Upper House Elections
On July 29, the first full-fledged national vote since last September's inauguration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was held when Japanese voters went to the polls to choose members of the House of Councilors. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) suffered a historic defeat, winning only 37 seats, the smallest number since 1989. The results mean the LDP has lost its dominance...

Ambassador Sakurai Visits West Virginia and Pennsylvania
From July 9th to the 10th, Amb. Sakurai accompanied by his wife, visited Charleston, the capital of West Virginia. While there, the Ambassador had dinner with Governor Manchin and met with Ms. Amelia D. Courts. On his way back to New York, Amb. Sakurai had lunch in Philadelphia, PA with Michael A. Nutter, candidate for mayor.

Culture Connection
Go in New York
You've surely played chess or checkers, but have you ever tried your hand at Go? Well, about 42 million people around the world have! This ancient board game has existed for 4000 years and remains popular in Japan to this day.
Music to Our Ears
Music from Japan was honored with the 2007 Foreign Minister's Commendation for its achievements furthering mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Japan and the United States of America.
Event Calendar
September 19, 2007 to March 16, 2008

The Noguchi Museum
Performing Arts Music
Duet for Dance and Ikebana, Tenri Cultural Institute
9/12-16, 19-22
Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi
Japan Society
8/27 - 9/8
Japanese Artist Association of New York
Tenri Cultural Institute
9/5 - 14
From Now into the Future Yoriko Inakazu
The Nippon Gallery
9/6 - 10/13
Daydream in My Garden by Go Sugimoto
M.Y. Art Prospects
9/12 - 29
Super Phat
Visual Arts Gallery

9/15 & 16
Bonsai Exhibit
Ohio House, Shofuso
Philadelphia, PA
9/20 - 26
Capa Wearable Art Alluring kimono ...
The Nippon Gallery
Cultural Events
Tea Ceremony
Shofuso, Friends of the Japanese House and Garden
Moonviewing (Otsukimi)
Shofuso, Friends of the Japanese House and Garden
Celebrate Japan!
Penn Museum

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