Upcoming Events

Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery



In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, made an announcement that startled the art world. The new arts center revealed it had discovered a long-lost painting by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806), a legendary but mysterious Japanese artist.

Titled Snow at Fukagawa, the immense work is one of three paintings by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). This trio reached the Paris art market in the late 1880s and was quickly dispersed. Museum founder Charles Lang Freer acquired Moon at Shinagawa in 1903. Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara passed through several hands in France until the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, purchased it in the late 1950s. And Snow at Fukagawa had been missing for nearly seventy years before it resurfaced in Hakone.

For the first time in nearly 140 years, these paintings reunite in Inventing Utamaro at the Freer|Sackler, the only location to show all three original pieces. Contextualizing them within collecting and connoisseurship at the turn of the twentieth century, the exhibition explores the many questions surrounding the paintings and Utamaro himself.

For more information, please visit the Freer|Sackler website here.

Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at 05:30 PM
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows (68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743)









The Japan-Hawaii Economic Summit, presented by USJC and the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT), is being held to foster tangible, near and long term economic opportunities among Japanese prefectures, the State of Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland.

Summit attendees will explore opportunities spanning business, education, tourism and energy, and will forge one-on-one connections that will pave the way for future collaboration and trade. 

The Summit will include Governors, government officials and business leaders. Governors from prefectures with State of Hawaii sister partnerships (Ehime, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Okinawa and Hokkaido) as well as those that are part of USJC's "Governors' Circle" (Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Oita, Okayama, Nagano and Shizuoka) have been invited.

For more information and to register, please click here


Events Archive

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Monday, March 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 12:55 PM
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Friday, February 10, 2017 at 09:00 PM
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Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 02:00 PM
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Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Seventh Business Advisory Board Discusses Importance of U.S.-Japan Alliance
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Tokyo American Club
USJC Staff meets with U.S. participants of the TOMODACHI LEAD ON!
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Friday, July 22, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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New York All Member Mixer
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI-Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program Panel
Thursday, July 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM
East Asian Geopolitics in the Pacific Century (San Diego)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 03:15 PM
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Presents: No-No Boy
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Various States & Venues
Washington D.C. Round Table: Silicon Valley
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM
"Paper Lanterns" Screening (Washington, DC)
Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM
The Angelika Film Center in Mosaic
Empowering Us: Masterminding Our Way to Success
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
USJC Associates Gather in New York
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
TOMODACHI Recognized at Japan Day
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Welcoming the New Consul General of Japan in Portland
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Sixth Business Advisory Board Discusses the Implications of the Presidential Race
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Monday, April 25, 2016 at 06:00 PM
USJC Welcomes DC Members to Office Warming Party
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Asia Society Presents: In America's Backyard (LA)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 05:30 PM
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Japan Festival 2016 (Houston)
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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National Cherry Blossom Festival 2016 (DC)
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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USJC Reception in Dallas
Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Fukushima Youth Symphony in Boston
Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 08:00 PM
5th Anniversary Commemoration for Tohoku: Tohoku, 5 Years After
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Friday, March 11, 2016 at 05:30 PM
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Friday, March 11, 2016 at 04:30 PM
The Mayflower Hotel, Palm Court Ballroom (1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036)
Lighting of Bamboo Lanterns
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 05:30 PM
Yamamotocho, Miyagi, Japan
3.11 Five Year Anniversary Commemoration & Panel on Resilience
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM
NVC Museum (Seattle, WA)
The United States and Japan: Reassessing 3-11
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 08:00 AM
The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square (901 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006)
Japanese American Leadership Symposium - Toward a Secure Society: Challenges in Diversity and Inclusion
Monday, March 07, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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The Fifth Annual 3.11 Memorial Event
Sunday, March 06, 2016 at 01:00 PM
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Friday, March 04, 2016 at 07:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at 03:00 PM
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Friday, February 26, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Fifth Business Advisory Board Discusses Future of Robotics
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM
Brookings: Womenomics 2.0 (Washington, DC)
Monday, February 08, 2016 at 10:30 AM
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20036
JCAW Presents: Shinshun Matsuri 2016 (Washington, DC)
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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Friday, January 22, 2016 at 05:00 PM
The Nippon Club
USJC New Year's Reception in Hawaii
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 06:00 PM
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Friday, December 04, 2015 at 07:00 PM
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Monday, November 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM
U.S.-Japan Relations Symposium: 70 Years and Beyond
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 09:30 AM
Harris Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston
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Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Allegiance: The Musical
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 07:00 PM
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First TOMODACHI Generation Summit Held in Tokyo
Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 06:00 PM
"Out of the Desert: Resilience and Memory in Japanese American Internment" Exhibit
Thursday, November 05, 2015 at 04:00 PM
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Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Monday, September 28, 2015 at 04:00 PM
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Japan Fair 2015 (Los Angeles)
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 06:00 PM
USJI Event: World War II and the Experience of Japanese Americans
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles)
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Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Friday, August 21, 2015 at 08:00 PM
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
The Nibei Foundation (Los Angeles, California)
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Monday, July 13, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 07:00 PM
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Dinner Reception by the Consul-General of Japan - Detroit
Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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TOMODACHI Sumitomo Scholars Welcome Back and Send-Off
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Third Business Advisory Board - Tokyo
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 07:30 PM
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Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Charles Sumner School
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Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 01:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at 05:30 PM
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Apr. 26 - Japan Festival Boston (Boston)
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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Apr. 18-19 - Japan Festival Houston (Houston)
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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Friday, March 27, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 05:00 PM
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Monday, March 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 05:00 PM
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Friday, March 13, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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Monday, March 09, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Multimedia Studio, 6th floor of Hiroshima City Plaza for Town Development through Citizen Exchange
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM
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Friday, February 27, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM
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Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 02:00 PM
InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
Midwest Culinary Diplomacy Event
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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Friday, January 30, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
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Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Japan Food Festival
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Asian American Leadership Delegation
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 09:00 AM
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Business Advisory Board Inaugural Reception
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Fish Family Foundation
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Embassy of Japan & Residence of the Ambassador of Japan
TOMODACHI Students' Day in Washington, D.C.
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 06:00 PM
BEYOND Tomorrow Reception and Lunch
Friday, August 08, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Governors' Meeting in Silicon Valley
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Capitol Hill Reception
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Reception in Honor of Diet Members
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 06:00 PM
"Redefining U.S.-Japan Ties" (Southern California)
Monday, April 28, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM
St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC
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Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 06:00 PM
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Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Capitol Hill Reception
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Monday, November 05, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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Sunday, October 07, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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