JAPAN SOCIETY

Japan Society
Annua l Re p o rt 2011–12
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Ja pan Soci ety Boar d of Directo r s
Ja pa n S oc i ety Boar d Commi ttees
Kazushi Ambe
Merit E . Janow
Wilbur L . Ross, Jr .*
S e cr e tary
e x e c u t i v e co m m i t t e e
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Sony Corporation of America
Professor, International Economic
Law & International Affairs
Director, Program in International
Finance & Economic Policy
Columbia University
Chairman, Japan Society
Chairman & CEO
WL Ross & Co. LLC
Susan J. Onuma
Wilbur L . Ross, Jr .
Partner, Co-Chair-Asia Practice Group
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Chair
Shin Aoyama
Vice President & Coordinating Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Steve Bernstein
Former Chief Executive Officer
Oppenheimer Investments Asia Ltd.
Jonathan E . Colby
Managing Director
The Carlyle Group
Gerald L . Curtis
Burgess Professor of Political Science
Columbia University
Richard A . Drucker
Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Robert E . Fallon*
Takashi Kano
President & CEO
Sumitomo Corporation of America
Robert A . Karr
Principal
Joho Capital, LLC
Frederick H. Katayama
Anchor
Thomson Reuters
Mitsuhiko Kawai
President & CEO
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Jonathan B. Kindred
President & CEO
Phosplatin Therapeutics
President & CEO
Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings
Co., Ltd.
Atsuko Toko Fish
Christopher J. LaFleur
Trustee
Fish Family Foundation
President
LM Associates
Jacob A . Frenkel
Richard S. Lanier
Chairman
JPMorgan Chase International
President
Asian Cultural Council
Carol Gluck*
Alan S. MacDonald*
George Sansom Professor of History
Columbia University
Chief Client Officer
Vice Chairman
Citibank, N.A.
Maurice R . Greenberg
Jun Makihara
President
Japan Society
(Ex officio)
Barry Salzberg
Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Timothy Schilt
Partner
Berens Capital Management, LLC
Masako H. Shinn*
Partner
Graphis Inc.
Joshua N. Solomon Ed. D.
Principal
New York City Department
of Education
Howard Stringer
Chairman of the Board
Sony Corporation
Gary M. Talar ico*
President & CEO
Gordon Brothers Group
Masaaki Tanaka
Senior Managing Executive Officer &
CEO for the Americas
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Yoshio Urata
Chairman
Neoteny Co., Ltd.
Chairman & CEO
Daiwa Capital Markets America
Holdings Inc.
Ambassador & Consul General
of Japan in New York
Consulate General of Japan
Deryck C . Maughan*
Chris Wachenheim
Partner
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Portfolio Manager
Greenhaven Associates, Inc.
Yosuke Honjo
Satoru Murase
Shinya Wako
President & CEO
ITO EN (North America) INC.
Partner
Bingham McCutchen Murase
Nobuhiko Ikura
Toby S. Myerson
Managing Executive Officer &
Head of the Americas
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
President & CEO
Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc.
Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &
Garrison LLP
Chairman & CEO
C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Shigeyuki Hiroki**
Naoya Iwashita
President & CEO
Marubeni America Corporation
Jon C . Iwata
Senior Vice President,
Marketing & Communications
IBM Corporation
Seiei Ono*
Robert E . Fallon
Motoatsu Sakura i
Nicholas C . Walsh
Vice Chairman & Chief
Distribution Officer
Chartis
Carol Gluck
L i f e D i r e c to r s
Alan S. MacDonald
Henry A . Mc Kinnell , Jr .
Deryck C . Maughan
Chairman
Accordia Global Health Foundation
Former Chairman of the Board & CEO
Pfizer Inc
Seiei Ono
Masako Shinn
Jiro Murase
Gary M. Talarico
Managing Partner
Bingham McCutchen Murase
Peter G. Peterson
Founder & Chairman
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder
The Blackstone Group
n o m i n at i n g & co r p o rat e
g ov e r n a n c e co m m i t t e e
au d i t co m m i t t e e
d e v e lo p m e n t co m m i t t e e
Alan S. MacDonald
Satoru Murase
Deryck C . Maughan
Chair
Chair
Richard A . Drucker
Toby S. Myerson
Nobuhiko Ikura
Barry Salzberg
Naoya Iwashita
Masako H. Shinn
Chair
Robert E . Fallon
Merit E . Janow
Richard S. Lanier
Jun Makihara
Toby S. Myerson
Eiichi Yonekura
f i n a n c e co m m i t t e e
Shin Aoyama
Wilbur L . Ross, Jr .
Robert E . Fallon
Steve Bernstein
Motoatsu Sakurai
Takashi Kano
Jun Makihara
Seiei Ono
Timothy Schilt
Paul A . Volcker
Former Chairman of the Board
of Governors
Federal Reserve System
Atsushi Yoshikawa
i n v e s t m e n t co m m i t t e e
H o n o ry Pat r o n s
Gary M. Talarico
Chair
H.E . Ichiro Fujisaki
Jonathan E . Colby
Ambassador of Japan to the
United States of America
Mitsuhiko Kawai
H.E . Shigeyuki Hiroki
Jonathan B. Kindred
Ambassador and Consul General
of Japan in New York
Shinya Wako
H.E . Tsuneo Nishida
Ambassador, Permanent
Representative of Japan to
the United Nations
H o n o rary D i r e c to r s
Page 30, clockwise from top right: The New York Suwa Taiko Association opens j-cation
2012 Sakura © George Hirose; Haruo Miyagi (left), Founder, ETIC and Keiko Kiyama,
Mary Griggs Burke
Secretary General, JEN at the public forum “One Year Later: Tohoku Post 3.11” © Japan
Tatsuro Goto
Society/Owen Rojek; Artist Unknown, Publisher: Shingen Gakufu Shuppansha, Printer:
William W. Scranton
Ryōsuke hāmonika gakufu (Sheet Music for Harmonica by Fukusaki Ryōsuke), Songbook
Gakuyūsha Mon Pari, Pari kōshinkyoku (Mon Paris, Paris March) from series Fukusaki
cover, color lithograph, inks on paper, 1928, photograph courtesy of The Levenson
Vice Chairman, Japan Society
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Eiichi Yonekura
Collection; Carlos Ghosn, President & CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. © Ken Levinson;
President & CEO
ITOCHU International Inc.
H.E. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan © Alan Klein.
Masaaki Osumi
Atsushi Yoshikawa
Chairman & CEO
Toshiba America Inc.
President & CEO
Nomura Holding America Inc.
Page 31, clockwise from top right: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/Soho Theatre, London/
NODA• MAP: THE BEE © Julie Lemberger; Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, Herbert C. Brown
Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry, Purdue University and 2010 Nobel Prize
laureate; shodo instructor Masako Inkyo © Shia Levitt; HappyDolls for Tohoku © George
Hirose; actor Koji Yakusho at JAPAN CUTS 2012 © George Hirose.
* Denotes member of the Executive Committee ** Denotes Honorary Director
—As of July 2, 2012
—As of July 2, 2012
Chair
e x- o ff i c i o m e m b e r s
to a l l co m m i t t e e s
Carol Gluck
President Emeritus and
Chancellor Kent Professor of Law
Columbia University
Nicholas C . Walsh
Masako H. Shinn
Kazushi Ambe
Chair
Michael I. Sovern
Masaaki Tanaka
p r o gra m co m m i t t e e
Gerald l . Curtis
Atsuko Toko Fish
Yosuke Honjo
Merit E . Janow
Robert A . Karr
Frederick H. Katayama
Christopher J. LaFleur
Satoru Murase
Joshua N. Solomon
Japan Soc i ety i s th e
leadi ng U.S. organ i z ati o n
commi tted to d e e pe n i n g
mutual under stan d i n g
b etween the Un i te d State s
a n d Ja pa n i n a g lo b a l
contex t. Now in i ts s eco n d
c entury, the S o c i e ty s e rve s
au d i e n c e s ac r o ss t h e
Uni ted States an d ab road
through i nnovati ve
progr ams i n arts an d
c ultur e , pub lic po l i c y,
b us i ness , lang uag e
and educ ati on .
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P re s id e n t’s M e ssage
Dear Friends and Supporters:
When you read the words “expertly executed at every level with passion, talent and
discipline,” what comes to mind? These words—quoted from nytheatre.com’s review
of Satoshi Miyagi’s reimagining of Euripides’ Medea, the opening event in the 2011–12
Performing Arts season—speak to Japan Society as a whole: expertly executed
programs, produced with passion, talent and discipline. I’d like to invite you to share
some of the triumphs, challenges and milestones that took place during Japan Society’s
2011–12 fiscal year.
Using digital media to extend the Society’s impact on youth, we launched Going Global,
a social network connecting K–12 students in the U.S., Japan and Pakistan. This coming
year, Going Global implements the Japan Society Junior Fellow Program, a two-way
exchange for high school students that will foster rising potential leaders in Japan, the
U.S. and elsewhere.
We were honored that on September 22, His Excellency Yoshihiko Noda, the Prime
Minister of Japan, and Mrs. Noda, hosted a special reception at Japan Society, organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations. In October, over 160
guests gathered in Tokyo at Hotel Okura to meet Japan Society Chairman Wilbur L.
Ross, Jr. and honor Professor Donald L. Keene as he received a Lifetime Achievement
Award from Japan Society.
Our sixth annual JAPAN CUTS festival featured eight special guests and 39 films, most
American premieres. Nearly 6,000 moviegoers feasted on what twitchfilm.com called
“a cool slice of cinematic pie.”
It was the 40th anniversary of Japan Society’s building, which was landmarked this
past year and is now New York City’s youngest landmark. Our building was also one
of 40 selected from over 500 New York City landmarks to compete for a “Partners
in Preservation restoration” grant.
Through our Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, we continue to distribute grants to aid
reconstruction in Japan in the aftermath of 2011’s earthquake and tsunami. As of
July 9, 2012, total allocations of $9.4 million have been distributed to organizations
directly serving people affected by the great East Japan Earthquake.
Front cover: Tada Chinami. Dōtonbori A kafe nite (At Café A in
Dōtonbori). Hanging scroll, ink, gold, and pigment on silk, late
1920s. 38.7 µ 30 cm (15N µ 11AC/af in.). Photo courtesy of the
Levenson Collection. Exhibited in Deco Japan: Shaping Art and
Culture, 1920–1945 (Japan Society Gallery, March 16–June 12,
2012). Exhibition organized and circulated by Art Services
International, Alexandria, VA.
Back cover: Wall*Flowers Installation in the Sky Room, part of
Sakura—Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms, a six-week-long series of
programs presented in association with The Japan Foundation
in celebration of the New York and Washington, DC centennial
anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from Japan.
Page 1: Shodo brushes. Photo © Shia Levitt. Page 2 (top to bottom):
Wall*Flowers Installation. Photo © Japan Society. Children at
Dr. Miwako Tezuka, a New York City-based curator specializing in contemporary
Japanese art, joins us as the new Director of Japan Society Gallery. She succeeds Joe
Earle, who retired in September after leading the Gallery for five years. Joe’s spring 2011
exhibition, Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, was
awarded Best Show in a Non-Profit Gallery or Space by the American Chapter of the
International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in April 2012.
Japan Society exceeded its 2012 Annual Dinner fundraising goal, raising a total of
$1.5 million. Through the generosity of all our funders and supporters we continue to
be able to present programs dedicated to deepening mutual understanding between
the United States and Japan. Thank you.
Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Photo © George Hirose. Swordplay after
the screening of Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai. Photo © Ayumi
Sakamoto. Guests enjoy the annual sake tasting. Photo © George
Hirose. Audience at JAPAN CUTS 2012. Photo © George Hirose.
Motoatsu Sakurai
President, Japan Society
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Ja pan Eart h qua ke Rel ief Fu nd
Japan Society gratefully acknowledges those who generously contributed to the Japan
Earthquake Relief Fund to aid the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The
total value of donations to the fund has grown to $12.98 million from $10.48 million.
The Society has allocated a total of $9.4 million to 27 organizations representing 34
grants working on the frontlines of recovery in Tohoku. Grant recipients’ areas of focus
include fostering local entrepreneurship, economic revitalization, mental healthcare
and child welfare.
Total funds raised:
The Society premiered a short video at its 2012 Annual Dinner highlighting work of
three of the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund grant recipients. The video can be found
online at www.japansociety.org/earthquake.
Largest single gift:
The Japan Earthquake Relief Fund was launched on March 12, 2011. Japan’s recovery is
expected to take five years or more. Japan Society is working to gauge the long-term
needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting organizations that
will contribute to longer term recovery and reconstruction. For more information and a
list of major donors, please visit www.japansociety.org/earthquake.
Total number of donations:
$12,980,918.08
Total funds allocated:
$9.4 million
$1,000,000
23,237
—As of August 14, 2012
Collaborating organizations for One Year Later programming included Consortium for Japan Relief;
Blossom was REACT to FILM. Japan Society’s 2011–2012 Film Programs were generously supported by the
Consulate General of Japan in New York; HappyDoll.org; JP GIRLS NYC; Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional support was provided by The Globus Family,
and Industry of New York, Inc. (JCCI); Japanese American Association of New York; The Nippon Club Inc.;
Kenneth A. Cowin, David S. Howe, Omar Al-Farisi, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro, Dr. Tatsuji Namba,
TOMODACHI; and U.S.-Japan Council. The Memory: Things We Should Never Forget exhibition was made
Randall I. Stempler, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew
possible through the generous cooperation of Nikkei Inc. Exhibitions at Japan Society were made possible
Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Japan Society’s new projection screen was made possible by
in part by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Gallery. The corpo-
The Globus Family and Kenneth A. Cowin. “SHINSAI: The Conversation” was presented in cooperation
rate luncheon “One Year Later: Recovery & Resilience in Japan” was part of a series titled Japan: Turning
with The Japan Foundation. Lecture Programs at Japan Society were generously sponsored by Toyota
Crisis into Opportunity, sponsored by Nomura. Corporate programs were generously supported by Japan
Motor North America, Inc. Japan Airlines was the exclusive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Lecture
Society Global Leaders & Corporate Partners. Global Leaders: Citi; Deloitte; Mizuho Financial Group;
Programs at Japan Society. United Airlines was the exclusive U.S. Airlines sponsor of Lecture Programs
United Airlines. Corporate Partner: WL Ross & CO. LLC. One Year Later: A Day of Reflection programs were
at Japan Society. Additional support was provided by Chris A. Wachenheim and the Sandy Heck Lecture
made possible, in part, by The Norinchukin Bank. Education Programs were made possible by generous
Fund. “Tohoku Post 3.11” and “Envisioning Tohoku’s Future” were presented as part of the U.S.-Japan
funding from The Freeman Foundation. Additional support was provided by The Norinchukin Foundation,
Innovators Network and co-organized by the Corporate Program. The U.S.-Japan Innovators Network was
Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, Joshua N. Solomon, Jon T. Hutcheson, and Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao.
made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Twombly, Ms. Hiroko Onoyama and Japan Society’s
Student and Family Programs were supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department
endowment for policy projects. International transportation was supported by United Airlines and All
of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The screening of Can You See Our Lights? was
Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. The webinar “Teaching about March 11 & Japan’s Recovery” was co-sponsored
co-presented with The Japan Foundation. The collaborating institution for The Tsunami and the Cherry
with The Five College Center for East Asian Studies.
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Page 4, left to right: In partnership with Japanese Medical Society of
America, Fukushima Medical University opened “Mental Health Clinic
Nagomi” in Fukushima Prefecture, one of the first community-based mental
health clinics in operation after 3/11. Photo courtesy Mental Health Clinic
Nagomi. Japan Primary Care Association dispatched a multidisciplinary
group of doctors, part of the Primary Care for All Team (PCAT), to a special
evacuation center for those needing specialized care in Ishinomaki. Photo
courtesy Japan Primary Care Association. This page, top to bottom: BEYOND
Tomorrow Leadership Academy Spring Program 2012 for high school and
college students from Tohoku. ArchiAid supports the local government in
Shichigama to reconstruct an educational facility by organizing an open
architectural competition. Photo courtesy ArchiAid. Ambassador Shigeyuki
Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, asks for a moment of silence
before the screening of Can You See Our Lights? on the one-year anniversary
of 3/11. Photo © George Hirose. Visitors at the exhibition Memory: Things
We Should Never Forget, 47 photos taken in the Tohoku region of Japan by
the Photo Department of Nikkei Inc. in the immediate aftermath of 3/11 and
during the ongoing recovery. Photo © George Hirose.
O n e Y e a r L ate r:
Com m e mo ratin g th e O n e-Y e a r
A n n iv e rsa ry o f th e G re at E ast Ja pa n
E a rth q ua k e & Tsu n a m i
On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude
earthquake and tsunami. The months after these disasters brought to the forefront
incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan quickly began recovery efforts.
In March of 2012, Japan Society presented a series of programs and events around the
one-year anniversary of the disasters, commemorating the victims and examining the
progress of Japan’s recovery and prospects for the future.
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j -c at i on 2012 Sa kura
j-cation 2012 Sakura, Japan Society’s third annual 12-hour open house festival on
April 14, 2012, was the culmination of the special spring program series Sakura—
Spring Renews, Beauty Blooms. j-cationers and their families celebrated spring in New
York City with a blossom-filled sampler of Japan Society activities, including You’re on
Standby! A Japanese Game Show, a screening of the sakura-themed Killing in Yoshiwara
A.K.A. Heroes of the Red-Light District, the Yozakura Nights concert with Alex York and
The Suzan, educational offerings such as origami flower-making, shodo and Japanese
language workshops, and kamishibai storytelling and traditional Japanese games for
kids, not to mention relaxing over drinks, snacks and entertainment, including karaoke,
in the Hana-mi Lounge.
j-cation was generously supported by Kikkoman Corporation, Mitsubishi
International Corporation, and Sir Howard Stringer. Additional support was
provided by Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Chartis, Alan S. MacDonald,
Megu, Jun Makihara and Megumi Oka, Satoru and Hiroko Murase, Toby S.
Myerson, Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc., Motoatsu and Nobuko Sakurai, and
Jonathan B. Kindred. Game show grand prize was courtesy of United Airlines.
Gifts were provided by DAIKIN and Miya Company. Sweets for the free tasting were provided by Minamoto Kitchoan Co., Inc. Special thanks to our
many volunteers, including those from OrigamiUSA and kamishibai storytellers Ai Nakajima and Fumiko Nishino.
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Clockwise from page 6, top left: j-cation 2012 Sakura kick-off
with the New York Suwa Taiko Association. Photo © George
Hirose. Koto performance in the Hana-mi Lounge with
Masayo Ishigure and Chris Vancil. Photo © George Hirose.
Contestants in You’re on Standby! A Japanese Game Show toss
giant balloons to the audience during a competition to win a
free round trip ticket to Japan. Photo © George Hirose. Lucky
ticket holders wait for the free screening of the original 1954
Pa rtn e rs in P re s e rvatio n
O pe n H o use W e e k e n d
Japanese version of Godzilla at Partners in Preservation Open
House Weekend. Photo © Ann Niehoff/Japan Society. Japan
Society President Motoatsu Sakurai outside The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, site of the 2012 Partners in Preservation press
launch. Photo © Shannon Jowett/Japan Society. Pop-rocker
Alex York at the Yozakura Nights concert. Photo © Ayumi
Sakamoto. Making paper flowers at “Origami in Full Bloom.”
Photo © George Hirose.
Japan Society was selected as one of 40 New York City landmarks for the 2012
Partners in Preservation program, sponsored by American Express and the National
Trust for Historic Preservation, which awarded $3 million to preserve the city’s historic
buildings, icons and landmarks as part of the program. On May 5 and 6, 2012, the
Society welcomed more than 1,500 visitors to its Partners in Preservation Open House
Weekend, featuring free gallery admission and tours, movie screenings, a manga
workshop, Japanese language and shodo classes, and lots of fun for everyone.
S p eci al Even ts
a n n ua l d inner
Japan Society’s 2012 Annual Dinner, held at the Waldorf-Astoria on June 7, brought
together 730 guests for the Society’s major fundraising event. David Rubenstein,
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, delivered the keynote speech and
later sat down for a brief interview with Gillian Tett, Master of Ceremonies and US
Managing Editor of Financial Times. After dinner the documentary video Report from
Tohoku was screened, followed by a performance by American enka singer JERO. The
evening concluded with the presentation of the 2012 Japan Society Award to artist
Hiroshi Sugimoto and Carlos Ghosn, President & CEO of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Clockwise from page 8, bottom: Carlos Ghosn, President
& CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., accepts the 2012 Japan
Society Award from Japan Society Chairman Wilbur L.
Ross, Jr. Photo © Alan Klein. 2012 Annual Dinner guests of
honor, from left to right: singer JERO; H.E. Ichiro Fujisaki,
Ambassador of Japan to the United States; Motoatsu
Sakurai, President, Japan Society; Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times; David Rubenstein, Co-Founder
and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group; artist Hiroshi Sugimoto;
and Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman, Japan Society. Photo
© Alan Klein. American enka singer JERO entertains the
Annual Dinner crowd. Photo © Alan Klein. H.E. Yoshihiko
Noda (second from right), Prime Minister of Japan, and
Mrs. Noda (center, left) welcome dignitaries to a special
reception at Japan Society. Pictured with H.E. Tsuneo
Nishida (left), Ambassador and Permanent Representative
of Japan to the United Nations, and Mrs. Nishida. Photo
© Alan Klein. Chef Masato Shimizu and assistant prepare
a special sushi tasting menu following the invitation-only
advance screening of the documentary Jiro Dreams of
Sushi. Photo © George Hirose. Japan Society Lifetime
Achievement Award recipient Professor Donald L. Keene
at a special reception held in his honor at Hotel Okura in
Tokyo, with H.E. Motohisa Furukawa, Minister for National
Policy and Minister of State for Special Missions. Photo ©
Tokyo Photo Imaging.
Co r p o rat e Prog ra m
The Corporate Program hosts unique public and private programs and
networking opportunities for the international business and policy community
on the people and issues that define U.S.-Japan relations in a global context.
Clockwise from far left: Douglas Peterson (right), President,
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Agency with Atsushi Yoshikawa (left),
President & CEO, Nomura Holding America Inc. Photo © Ken
Levinson. Wendy Cutler (right), Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs, with Merit E. Janow,
Professor, Columbia University School of International and Public
Affairs and Columbia Law School; Director, Japan Society. Photo
We were honored to host Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, who discussed
how to drive change through a myriad of business challenges and not
only survive but thrive. Other highlights of 2011–12 include a lecture by
Navy Admiral Patrick M. Walsh on Operation Tomodachi, a talk by S&P
President Douglas Peterson on challenges and opportunities for credit
rating agencies, a speech by His Excellency Mr. Tsuneo Nishida on
Japan and the United Nations, and a panel discussion on recovery
and resilience in Japan after the March 11 earthquake.
© Ken Levinson. Navy Admiral Patrick M. Walsh (center, right),
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, with The Honorable John
Roos (center, left), Ambassador Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan, Wilbur Ross
(right), Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co., LLC; Chairman, Japan
Society, and Motoatsu Sakurai (left), President, Japan Society.
Photo © Ken Levinson.
Japan Society wishes to thank the following corporations
for their generous support of the Corporate Program:
Global Leaders:
Citi
Deloitte
Mizuho Financial Group
United Airlines
Corporate Partner:
WL Ross & Co. LLC
Additional support was provided by:
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Nomura Holding America, Inc.
Program co-organizers were:
The Korea Society
McKinsey & Company
The Women’s Bond Club
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U. S . -Ja pa n In n ovato rs N e two r k
U.S.-Japan Innovators Network is a multidisciplinary network of emerging
and established innovative leaders committed to creating a better world by
connecting people and ideas through network-building exchanges, private
retreats, public forums and long-term projects.
Relationships built through the
U.S.-Japan Innovators Network have
enabled Japan Society to deepen and
strengthen ties between Japanese
committed to the recovery of Tohoku
and Americans.
Top to bottom: Participants in the invitation-only
roundtable discussion One Year Later: Envisioning
Tohoku’s Future: Ideas, Inspiration, Collaboration: (left
to right) Laura Winthrop Abbot, Executive Director,
TOMODACHI; Satoru Murase, Partner, Bingham
McCutchen Murase and Director, Japan Society;
Atsuko Fish, Trustee, Fish Family Foundation and
Director, Japan Society. Photo © Owen Rojek/
Japan Society. Speakers at the public forum One
Year Later: Tohoku Post 3.11: What’s Happening Now:
(left to right) Haruo Miyagi, Founder, ETIC; Keiko
Kiyama, Secretary General, JEN; and Hitoshi Abe,
Co-Founder, ArchiAid and Chair, Department of
Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA. Ken Belson,
Reporter, The New York Times, moderating. Photo
© Owen Rojek/Japan Society. A 15-minute video,
Report from Tohoku, April 2012, which premiered at
Japan Society’s Annual Dinner on June 7, highlights
the work of three organizations supported by
Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.
www.japansociety.org/earthquake
The U.S. -Japan Innovators Network was made possible, in part,
by Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan D. Twombly, Ms. Hiroko Onoyama
and Japan Society’s endowment for policy projects. International transportation was supported by United Airlines and All
Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
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Ja pan So ciety Gal l ery
Japan Society Gallery is among the premier institutions in the U.S. for the
exhibition of Japanese art, presenting major exhibitions each spring and fall.
“What is striking about almost
everything in the show is how
seamlessly East and West and old
and new are wed. An uninformed
visitor could be forgiven for believing that the Japanese invented Art
Deco. And, in a way, that viewer
would not be wrong.”
—The New York Times, on Deco Japan: Shaping Art
and Culture, 1920–1945
Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers was organized by Japan Society
and International Textile Network Japan in collaboration with Tama Art
University Museum.
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945 was drawn from The
Levenson Collection and was organized and circulated by Art Services
International, Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibition curator was Kendall H.
Brown, Professor of Art, California State University, Long Beach.
Support was provided by The Chisholm Foundation. His Excellency
Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan
to the United States of America, was Honorary Patron of the exhibition.
Contributors to Japan Society’s 2011–2012 exhibitions were the E. Rhodes
& Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; Chris A. Wachenheim; The Coby
Foundation, Ltd.; the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State
Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New
York State Legislature; Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund;
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf; Friends of Fiber Art International; Henry and
Gilda Buchbinder Family; Kenneth A. Cowin; the New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Martha J. Fleischman;
Marjorie G. Neuwirth; Kathleen and Martin Feldstein, The Japan Foundation,
the Nomura Foundation, and Nikkei Inc.
Media sponsorship was provided by WNYC. Transportation assistance was
Clockwise from top left: Fiber Futures: Japan’s Textile Pioneers
(September 16–December 18, 2011). Hitomi Nagai, Birth
(detail), 2011. Cotton; waffle weave. Photo: Mareo Suemasa.
Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945 (March 16–
provided by Japan Airlines.
Exhibitions at Japan Society were made possible in part by the Lila
Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Friends of the Gallery.
June 12, 2012). Neya Chūryoku (1897–1987), Table Clock
Arts & Culture Lecture Programs were supported by the Lila Wallace-
with Design of a Rabbit Pounding Rice Cakes on the Moon.
Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund, Japan Airlines and United Airlines.
Cast bronze and other metals; wood base, 1920s–30s.
Additional support was provided by Chris A. Wachenheim, and the Sandy
Photograph courtesy of The Levenson Collection. Deco
Heck Lecture Fund.
Japan. Hisamaro (dates unknown); Publisher: Hakubi
Shuppansha; Printer: Kishimoto Fukutarō Nihonbashi kara
(From Nihonbashi), from series Hakubi chōtokusen gakufu
(Hakubi’s Extra Special Sheet Music). Songbook cover;
color lithograph, inks on paper. Photograph courtesy of The
Levenson Collection. Fiber Futures. Kyōko Ibe, Requiem, 2011.
Installation photo by Richard Goodbody.
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Education Programs were made possible by generous funding from The
Freeman Foundation. Generous support for Education Programs in 2011–
2012 was provided by United Airlines. Additional support was provided
by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, Joshua N.
Solomon, Jon T. Hutcheson, Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao, the Milton
and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., and the New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Per fo r m i n g A rts Pro gra m
Performing Arts Program introduces performers from Japan’s contemporary
and traditional music, dance and theater scenes and commissions non-Japanese
performing artists to create work on themes relating to Japan. Many distinguished
artists have performed in the Society’s 262-seat theater and on Society-produced
North American tours.
“... picturesque, eloquent and remarkable.”
—The New York Times on Kabuki Dance
Top to bottom: chelfitsch Theater Company members in Toshiki
Okada’s Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech. Photo
© Julie Lemberger. Bando Kotoji in Sanbaso as part of Kabuki Dance.
Photo © Julie Lemberger. Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug dancers
in Kota Yamazaki’s (glowing). Photo © Julie Lemberger. Otomo
Yoshihide and Christian Marclay in Turntable Duo. Photo ©
Ayumi Sakamoto.
Major support for Japan Society 2011–2012 Performing Arts Programs was
provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund and the Endowment for the Performing Arts, established with leadership gifts from the Doris
Duke Charitable Foundation, The Globus Family, Kyocera Corporation, The Starr
Foundation and Toyota Motor Corporation. MetLife Foundation was a Corporate
Partner of Japan Society’s 2011–2012 Performing Arts season. Japan Society was
also grateful to the following individuals, foundations, and government agencies
for their generous support: Dr. John K. Gillespie; The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II; Mr. Norton Belknap; Mr. Terry
Brykczynski and Ms. Andrea Miller; Ms. Hiroko Onoyama; Howard and Sarah
Solomon; Mr. Alex York; Paula S. Lawrence; and an anonymous donor. New York
City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the
New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature. Transportation assistance was provided by All
Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception support was provided
by MetLife Foundation.
Funders, sponsors, grant programs, project partners and various assistance
provided for programs in the 2011–2012 Performing Arts season include: the
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in fiscal 2011, the University of
Illinois through the IJPAN project supported by The Japan Foundation, The Japan
Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program, The Asahi Shimbun
Foundation, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), YCAM InterLab,
HANEDA EXCEL HOTEL TOKYU, Performa 11, the Tokyo Culture Creation Project,
NODA • MAP, Tokyo, British Airways, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar
Festival, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, The Saison Foundation, Steep Slope
Studio, The Japan Foundation, EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media
and Performing Arts Center), the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National
Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mid Atlantic
Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council, Abrons Art Center, Ecole des Sables, Mount Tremper
Arts, Headlong Dance Theater, and United Airlines.
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Film Program
Film Program screens a diverse selection of Japan films, from classics
to contemporary independent productions, including retrospectives of
seminal directors, thematic series and special screenings of international,
U.S. and NY premieres.
JAPAN CUTS slices a cross section of fecund film culture. . .
Ranging across all genres, between industrial and independent
filmmaking and the poles of the highbrow-lowbrow spectrum, it’s
less a winnowed-down selection than a potpourri representing a
goodly chunk of Japanese cinematic output.
—The Village Voice on JAPAN CUTS 2012, the sixth annual New York festival of
contemporary Japanese cinema
Japan Society’s 2011–2012 Film Programs were supported by
Transportation was supported by Japan Airlines, the exclu-
Clockwise from left: At Films for Hope, a one-day special series of Japan-inspired
the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.
sive Japanese Airlines sponsor of Film Programs at Japan
animated short films: Enrico Casarosa (Director/Head of Story, Pixar Animation
Society. Additional transportation was provided by United
Studios), series curator Justin Leach (Senior Pipeline Engineer, Blue Sky Studios),
Airlines. Hotel accommodations were provided by The
Dai Sato (scriptwriter of Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Tekken: Blood
Kitano New York. Media sponsorship was provided by
Vengeance); and Ryo Shimada (screenwriter). Photo © Joel Neville Anderson/
WNYC. Japan Society’s new projection screen was made
Japan Society. Actor Koji Yakusho (The Woodsman and the Rain) received the
possible by The Globus Family and Kenneth A. Cowin.
CUT ABOVE Award for Excellence in Film at JAPAN CUTS 2012. Photo ©
Additional support was generously provided by The Japan
Foundation, The Globus Family, Kenneth A. Cowin, UNIQLO
USA, Sapporo U.S.A., Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., The Bank of
Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., David S. Howe, Omar Al-Farisi,
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro, Laurel Gonsalves, Dr. Tatsuji
Namba, Randall I. Stempler, and the New York State Council
Other institutional support was provided by HappyDoll, Inc.,
on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo
Tokyo-Frost Valley YMCA Partnership, Korean Film Council
and the New York State Legislature.
Touring Program, REACT to FILM, and Bohemian Restaurant.
George Hirose. Actress Hyunri Lee at the reception following the U.S. premiere
of KOTOKO, the opening film in the 2012 Globus Film Series Love Will Tear Us
Apart. Photo © Ayumi Sakamoto. Actress Masami Nagasawa (right) and Samuel
Jamier (left), Senior Program Officer, Japan Society, following the U.S. premiere
screening of Love Strikes! at JAPAN CUTS 2012. Photo © Ayumi Sakamoto.
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L ec tu r e Pro gra m
Lecture Program explores vital issues and trends in Japanese culture, bringing
together leading thinkers and practitioners to provide provocative discussions
on diverse topics including social issues, design aesthetics, culinary arts and
consumer culture.
“I believe that inspiration—even if you set
about with inspiration in mind—the outside
world, the subject, will always deceive you, so
you can’t plan that out. I always take such great
joy in understanding what I will be inspired by
that day and what I’ll see that day, so just the
fact that I do not know that when I step outside
gives me a lot of joy and excitement. Wherever
the world affects my consciousness, that’s
where I want to be.”
—Photographer Daido Moriyama, at his lecture at Japan Society
in November 2011
Lecture Programs at Japan Society were generously sponsored by Toyota Motor North
Clockwise from left: Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA
Earthquake at “SHINSAI: The Conversation—Theater
America, Inc. Japan Airlines was the exclusive Japanese Airline sponsor of Lecture
(The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), speaks
Artists Respond to the Earthquake in Japan.” Photo ©
Programs at Japan Society. United Airlines was the exclusive U.S. Airline sponsor
about Japan’s Metabolism Movement, the first Asian
George Hirose. Photographer Daido Moriyama (left)
of Lecture Programs at Japan Society. Additional support was provided by Chris A.
avant-garde architectural movement, at “Rem Koolhaas
and Christopher Phillips, Curator, International Center
Wachenheim and the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund.
on Japan’s Metabolism Movement.” Photo © George
of Photography, discuss Moriyama’s lifelong career as
Hirose. Broadway playwright John Guare (The House of
a photographer at “An Evening with Daido Moriyama.”
Blue Leaves) talks about how theater artists can help
Photo © George Hirose.
Additional program support was provided by Mitsubishi International Corporation,
Mitsui & Co., (U.S.A.) Inc., Sumitomo Corporation of America, ITOCHU International
Inc., Marubeni America Corporation, The Japan Foundation, and the Japan Sake
Japan’s recovery efforts from the Great East Japan
Export Association. Hotel accommodations were provided by The Kitano New York.
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E d u cat ion Prog ra m
Education Program sparks interest in Japan through a suite of family, school
and educators programs. Our interactive website, About Japan: a Teacher’s
Resource, and social networking program for students, Going Global, provide
educational tools and connect classrooms throughout the world.
aboutjapan.japansociety.org www.goglobalsns.org
Going Global, a social network connecting
students through engaging and authentic
projects, launched in fall 2011 with over
540 users from 19 schools in the United
States, Japan and Pakistan.
Clockwise from top left: American educators meet elementary
during Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day):, part of the Annual Festivities
Education Programs were made possible by generous funding from
school children in Wakayama as part of the 2011 Educators’
series. Photo © George Hirose. During “Contemporary Japan:
The Freeman Foundation.
Study Tour to Japan. Highlights included homestays, visits to
Pop Culture, High Tech Culture, and 21st-Century Teaching
pre-K–high school schools and tours of cultural sites. Photo ©
Skills,” K–12 educators learn about technology’s impact on
Kazuko Minamoto/Japan Society. Children and families enjoy
contemporary Japanese culture, while exploring ways to use
decorating ceremonial dolls (hina ningyo), learning festival-
social media and technology to engage all students in learning.
related song and dance, and making their own hina dolls
Photo © Ayumi Sakamoto.
Generous support for Education Programs was provided by United Airlines.
Additional support was provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc.,
an anonymous family foundation, ITO EN (North America) INC., Chris A.
Wachenheim, Joshua N. Solomon, Jon T. Hutcheson, and Joshua S. Levine
and Nozomi Terao. About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource was generously
funded, in part, by a three-year grant from the International Research
and Studies (IRS) Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S.
Department of Education (P017A10018). The Going Global project was
made possible by generous grants from The Japan Foundation Center
for Global Partnership, the United States-Japan Foundation, and Toshiba
International Foundation. Student and Family Programs were supported by
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the
City Council. The Art Carts for Fiber Futures and Deco Japan were supported
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by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc.
Toyota La n guage C e n te r
Toyota Language Center offers 12 comprehensive levels of Japanese as well
as specialized courses and workshops, including shodo (Japanese calligraphy), three levels of English conversation (ESL) and a Japanese language
teacher training program.
Clockwise from left: A shodo student learns technique hands-on from her
instructor, Masako Inkyo. Photo © Shia Levitt. Students work together in
their Japanese class. Photo © Shia Levitt. Language Center instructor
Mami Miyashita and her students. Photo © Shia Levitt.
C .V. Starr Li b rary contains approximately 14,000 volumes on Japan and
U.S.-Japan relations, primarily in English. Use of the library is limited to Japan
Society members and Toyota Language Center students.
Support for Japan Society’s Toyota Language Center was provided, in
part, by Mr. Mark Goldfield and Ms. Mary E. Hatch, Mr. William Laurent,
and Mr. Shinjiro Tsutsui.
Did you know?
Students in the Toyota Language Center’s
Japanese Teacher Training classes also
assist the instructors with Japanese
classes, resulting in a very high student
to teacher ratio!
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W e thank our
di v ers e com m un i ty
o f s u ppo rte rs
a nd inv ite you
to jo in u s!
I nd ivi d ual memb ers
benefit from free admission to our gallery, exclusive access to
member events and special offers, and discounts on all films,
lectures, classes and performances throughout the year.
C i rcle o f Friends memb ers
play an important role in supporting our vibrant and varied
programming while receiving invitations to exclusive events,
networking opportunities and access to artists, curators, scholars
and other important figures in the U.S.-Japan relation scene.
L egacy Ci rcl e memb ers
help secure the future of Japan Society by including us in their
long-term and estate plans.
Co r p o rat e memb ers
enjoy networking, knowledge-sharing and business development
opportunities, as well as exclusive access to business and policy
leaders, and unique benefits for employees.
Co r p o rat e spons ors
raise their brand awareness among blue-chip U.S. and Japanese
companies, and help shape the conversation between Japan and
the United States in a global context.
Top to bottom: Line for
the screening of Love
Strikes!, JAPAN CUTS
2012. Photo © Ayumi
Sakamoto. Dancing
the night away at the
j-cation After Party.
Fo u ndat i o n and
g ov ernment gra nts
provide critical support for Japan Society’s programs.
Photo © Ayumi
Sakamoto. Trying out
shodo at j-cation.
Photo © Ayumi
Sakamoto. Audience
during the Q&A with
actor Koji Yakusho
(The Woodsman and
the Rain, JAPAN CUTS
2012). Photo © George
Hirose. Opposite page:
Fiber Futures: Japan’s
Textile Pioneers opening
reception. Photo ©
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Alan Klein.
Ja pa n S o ci e ty Suppo rt FY 2012
Online Visitors, Fans & Followers
36,847
O p e rat i n g I ncom e
 30%
Facebook Fans/Likes
21,646
 57%
Twitter Followers
15%
5,323,919
58%
 109%
YouTube Video Views
8,524 views per day over the past year
120,710
27%
 136%
Page Views of Japan Society’s Blog
Investment
Earned
81,000
Contributed
Average visitors to website per month for 2012
 16%
—As of July 31, 2012
S o urc e s of
co n t ri bute d
Support
26%
18%
56%
Co n tac t u s !
Foundations & Government
Corporations
Individuals
For information on individual giving, contact
Michiko Simanjuntak Grasso at (212) 715-1253 or
[email protected]
For information on corporate membership and
sponsorship, contact Yoko Suzuki at (212) 715-1250
or [email protected]
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Ja pan So ci ety Supporters*
July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012
$ 2 0 0 , 000 a n d a bov e
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund
JPMorgan Chase
Citi
MetLife Foundation
Deloitte
The Freeman Foundation
The Japan Foundation
Mr. Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
$ 1 0 0 , 0 00 and abov e
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
New England Foundation for the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Paulson & Co., Inc.
Sony Corporation of America
The Starr Foundation
Sumitomo Corporation of America
Mr. Chris A. Wachenheim
Japan Airlines
Mizuho Financial Group
$25,000 and above
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch
United Airlines
Bingham McCutchen Murase
U.S. Department of Education
Bloomberg
Anonymous Family Foundation
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Anonymous Foundation
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$50,000 and above
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The Carlyle Group
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ITO EN (North America) INC.
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Nomura America Foundation
* Gifts do not include
Nomura Holding America Inc.
Society’s Japan Earthquake
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
supporters to the Relief Fund,
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
earthquake.
contributions to Japan
Relief Fund. For a list of major
visit www.japansociety.org/
Guests at a special reception in
Tokyo (left to right): The Hon. Nobutaka
Machimura, Member, House of Representatives; Takuma Hatano, Executive Vice
President, Toyo Engineering Corporation;
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman, Japan
Society; Motoatsu Sakurai, President,
Japan Society; Atsushi Saito, President &
CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.;
and Tony Miller, CEO, PAG Asia. Photo
© Tokyo Photo Imaging. Opposite page:
New Year’s celebration for Japan Society
patrons. Photo © Alan Klein.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Brother International Corporation
Thomson Reuters
Mr. Jonathan E. Colby
Toshiba America, Inc.
Consulate General of Japan in New York
Peggy and Dick Danziger
$15,000 and above
Mr. Richard A. Drucker
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Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
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The Globus Family
Fox Rothschild LLP
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Goldman, Sachs & Co.
KPMG LLP
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IHI INC.
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Indus Capital Partners, LLC
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National Endowment for the Arts
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NYSE Euronext
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Ripplewood Holdings, L.L.C.
Kikkoman Corporation
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Sojitz Corporation of America
Mr. Alan S. MacDonald
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
The McGraw-Hill Companies
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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
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Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Tokio Marine Management, Inc.
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$10,000 and above
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Mori Building Co., Ltd.
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The Rockefeller Group
Mr. Barry Salzberg
Masako and Jim Shinn
Sidley Austin LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &
Flom LLP
Sir Howard Stringer
Yasko Tashiro and Thierry Porté
Dance demonstration
Time Warner Inc.
at the ¡Sake & Salsa!
Toshiba International Foundation
tion event. Photo ©
members appreciaGeorge Hirose.
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
UNIQLO
Eisai USA Foundation, Inc.
Starry Night Fund
Jack and Susy Wadsworth
Furthermore: a program of the
Subaru of America, Inc.
Mary J. Wallach
Xerox Corporation
$5,000 and above
Advantage Partners, LLP
Aflac Japan
Mr. Ronald J. Anderson
Aperture Foundation
Aquiline Capital Partners LLC
The Asahi Shimbun Foundation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
(USA) Inc.
Bank of Japan
Walter and Marguerite Bopp
Mr. Terry Brykczynski and
Ms. Andrea L. Miller
Bunge North America, Inc.
Bettina Burr
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Catalyst Repository Systems
The Challenger Foundation
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Dentsu America
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Corporation
Duff & Phelps
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J. M. Kaplan Fund
Takeda America Holdings, Inc.
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TBS International, Inc.
JETRO New York
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Toray Industries (America), Inc.
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Kokon, Inc.
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$2,500 and above
McKinsey & Company
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Aozora Bank, Ltd.
America, Inc.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
Asian Century Quest Capital, LLC
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Becker, Glynn, Melamed &
NTT America, Inc.
Muffly LLP
NTT DOCOMO USA, INC.
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NYK Line (North America) Inc.
Brunswick Group LLC
The Honorable Peter G. Peterson
Henry and Gilda Buchbinder Family
Poten & Partners, Inc.
Calsonic Kansei North America Inc.
Mr. David Rockefeller
Central Japan Railway Company
Rockefeller Financial
COACH A Co.,Ltd.
Mr. and Mrs. Motoatsu Sakurai
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
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Daikin U.S. Corporation
David Solo
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Sompo Japan Insurance Company
Development Bank of Japan, Inc.
of America
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DNP Corporation USA
Joe Earle and Charlotte Knox
East Japan Railway Company
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.
Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ernst & Young LLP
Kinokuniya Bookstores of
Saatchi & Saatchi
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Kobe Steel USA Inc.
SEIKO Corporation of America
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Shiseido Cosmetics America
Frank Crystal & Co., Inc.
Kyodo News America, Inc.
Dr. Joshua N. Solomon
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FUJIFILM Holdings America
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Brendan and Jenifer Garvey
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Teikoku Databank America, Inc.
Goshen Investments, L.L.C.
Michael Romano, artist
Nicole Bartelme and
Japan Society President
Motoatsu Sakurai at
a screening of Jiro
Dreams of Sushi. Photo
© George Hirose.
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and
Banking Corporation
Toppan Printing Company
America, Inc.
TV Asahi America, Inc.
Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc.
The Honorable Paul A. Volcker
Honda North America, Inc.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Wacoal America, Inc.
J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese
NEC Corporation of America
Katsura and Mayo Yamaguchi
Chamber of Commerce and
Marjorie Neuwirth
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Industry of New York
NHK General Bureau for America
Alex York
Merit E. Janow
Nippon Express USA, Inc.
Anonymous
Japan Bank for International
Nippon Life Group
The Norinchukin Bank
$2, 0 0 0 an d abov e
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
Japan Local Government Center
Okaya (U.S.A.), Inc.
JFE Steel America, Inc.
Mr. Seiei Ono
Jiji Press America, Ltd.
Ms. Hiroko Onoyama
JTB Americas Ltd.
Orient Corporation of America
Kajima U.S.A. Inc.
ORIX USA Corporation
Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc.
Protiviti Inc.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Mr. Mitsuhiko Kawai
R&R Consulting
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(USA), Inc.
Hospitality Group
America, Inc.
Tomoko Hamada-Dougan
Cooperation
ment at Union Square
Suntory International Corp.
Minamoto Kitchoan
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of Culinary Develop-
Foundation
Limited
Fujitsu Limited
Professor Carol Gluck
David Bouley, President
Salans LLP
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Corporation
Chef and restaurateur
America Co., Ltd.
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
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Richard Fishbein and Estelle Bender
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the Ohara School of Ikebana
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Mr. Christopher Newhard
Taryn Higashi and Ivan Zimmerman
Masumi & John O’Donnell
C. Steven Horn
$1,000 a n d a b ov e
Mr. Mark O’Friel
Robert Glenn Hubbard
Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi
Mr. Sumio Ohtsuji
Mr. Jon Hutcheson
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Ashikari
Susan J. Onuma, Esq.
J. One Corporation
Mr. Duncan Bagshaw and
Torkel and Susan Patterson
Mr. Mark Jackson
Ms. Lisa Freeman
Mr. Steven J. Pattyn
Mr. William G. Karl
Mr. Douglas W. Barnert
Mr. Michael Romano
Jonguk Kim
Mr. Norton Belknap
Errol M. Rudman and Nana Onishi
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kouba
Mr. Graeme Birchall
Mr. Frederic A. Sharf
Ms. Paula S. Lawrence
Ms. Reiko Braun
Ms. Noriko Tabata
John Lipsky & Zsuzsanna Karasz
Mrs. Kiyoko Ohata Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II
Ms. Katherine E. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Chafetz
Harry Taylor and Motoko Sakurai
Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Myers
Mr. Allan Chasanoff
Nora and David Tezanos
Ms. Yoko Myoi
Mr. David C. Chou
Mr. and Mrs. Dean R. Thacker
Mr. Naoto Nakagawa
Professor Gerald L. Curtis
Mr. Shinjiro Tsutsui
Joan and Junya Nakatsugawa
Carole Davenport
Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yasuko Tsuyuki
Mr. Aaron M. Nieman
Mr. Kim G. Davis
Mr. Tadao Uchida
Mrs. Eliot C. Nolen
DNP America, LLC
United States-Japan Foundation
Mrs. Ina Norrito
Egon Zehnder International
Mr. Roger L. Yaseen
Mr. John S. Price
Mr. Fred Eychaner and Mr. Yang Guo
Mr. Eiichi Yonekura
Mr. Michael N. Reynnells
Ms. Martha J. Fleischman
Anonymous
Ms. Sascha Rockefeller
Mr. Yoshihide Fujii
Ms. Nancy S. Roskind
Ms. June Omura Goldberg
$ 5 0 0 an d above
Mr. Charles D. Saunders
Ms. Susan Heck
Jacqueline Avant
Ms. Matsuko Shibuya
Dr. Kazuko Hillyer
Ms. Julie Azuma
Robert Sutherland
Mr. David S. Howe
The Honorable Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Mitsuru Tajima
Johnson & Johnson
Beacon’s Closet
Mr. Raymond Taylor
Mr. Thomas S. Johnson
Marc and Sara Benda
Mr. Grant Vingoe
Mr. Takashi Kano
Corinna Berthold
Mr. Christian A. von Hassel
Mr. Frederick H. Katayama
Goldie and David Blanksteen
Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Voorsanger
The Kitano New York
Mr. Roberto Camacho
Ms. Roberta L. Wallach
Barbara Ann Klein
Mrs. David Dibner
Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates P.C.
Abigail and Rick Elbaum c/o
Mr. Yasuhide Watanabe
Mr. William Laurent
EBA Foundation
Mr. Daniel Wislocki
Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao
Kathleen and Martin Feldstein
George and Margaret Yonemura
Mr. Martin Lipton
Mr. Magnus K. Ferguson
Anonymous (2)
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Japan So ciety A n n ua l Re po rt 2 01 1 –1 2
C i rc l e o f Fri e n ds
Benefactor Circle
Diane and Arthur Abbey
J o h n D. Rockefel l er 3rd Circ le
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
Mark Steven Barres
Raphael and Jane Bernstein
Mr. Kenneth A. Cowin
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro
Mr. Louis J. Forster
Ms. Pilar Conde and Mr. Alfonso Lledo-Perez
Dr. John K. Gillespie
Joe Earle and Charlotte Knox
The Globus Family
Joan B. Mirviss
Yasko Tashiro and Thierry Porté
Mr. Chris A. Wachenheim
Leade rship Circle
Mr. Ronald J. Anderson
Margot Paul Ernst
Richard Fishbein and Estelle Bender
Brendan and Jenifer Garvey
Kurt A. Gitter M.D. and Alice Yelen
Mark F. Goldfield and Mary E. Hatch
Tomoko Hamada-Dougan
Ms. Helen Lee-Warren and David Warren
Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao
Walter and Margurite Bopp
Stephen and Michiko Levine
Mr. Terry Brykczynski and Ms. Andrea L. Miller
Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lyons
Bettina Burr
Ms. Karen McDonald
Barbara Bertozzi Castelli
Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo
Ms. Anne Delaney
Marjorie Neuwirth
Sebastian and Mieko Izzard
Ms. Wakako Ohara, Chief Executive of the
Machiko Kashiwagi and Thomas Bingham
Ms. Suzanne Marquard and
Mr. James R. Breckenridge
Ohara School of Ikebana
Ms. Hiroko Onoyama
Shelly and Lester Richter
David Solo
Shelley and Donald Rubin
Jack and Susy Wadsworth
Mr. Fredric T. Schneider
Ms. Mary J. Wallach
Sarah and Howard Solomon
Guests enjoy a bento box lunch
preceding the Corporate Program
lecture by Douglas L. Peterson,
President, Standard & Poor’s (right
center). Photo © Ken Levinson.
Page 27: Film Program supporter Steve
Globus (far right) with actress Rinko
Kikuchi and writer-director Tran Anh
Hung (center) at a members-only
screening of Norwegian Wood. Photo
© Japan Society/Yoko Suzuki.
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Mr. Michael Sonnenfeldt
Ms. Nobuko C. Narita
Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II
Mr. Christopher Newhard
Erik and Cornelia Thomsen
Mr. James C. Nolan
Mr. and Mrs. Cor van den Heuvel
Mr. Mark O’Friel
Mr. Roger L. Weston
Mr. Steven J. Pattyn
Dr. Richard J. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Katsura Yamaguchi
Anonymous
Patro n C i rc l e
Ms. Hope Aldrich
Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Ashikari
Mr. Douglas W. Barnert
Mr. Norton Belknap
Mr. Graeme Birchall
Ms. Reiko Braun
Mrs. Kiyoko O. Brown
Mr. Allan Chasanoff
Ms. Carole Davenport
Mr. Kim G. Davis
Susan Dentzer
Mr. Michael Romano
Mr. Errol M. Rudman and Nana Onishi
Mr. Frederic A. Sharf
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado
Nora and David Tezanos
Mr. and Mrs. Dean R. Thacker
Hiroshi Tsuyuki and Yasuko Tsuyuki
Mr. and Ms. Tadao Uchida
Ms. Yuko Yamagishi
Anonymous
Frie n ds of Ja pan Soc i e ty Gal l e ry
Honorary Chai r
Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado
Co-Chai rs
Mr. Fred Eychaner and Mr. Yang Guo
Margot Paul Ernst
Ms. June Omura Goldberg
Masako Shinn
Laurel Gonsalves
Mrs. Seiji Hatakeyama
John D. Roc k efeller 3rd Ci rc le
Ms. Susan Heck
Joan B. Mirviss
Dr. Kazuko Hillyer
Yasko Tashiro and Thierry Porté
Mr. David S. Howe
Mr. Jon Hutcheson
Mr. Thomas S. Johnson
Barbara Ann Klein
Mr. Chris A. Wachenheim
L ea der ship C irc le
Mr. William Laurent
Walter and Margurite Bopp
Mr. Martin Lipton
Bettina Burr
Dr. John Loomis
Barbara Bertozzi Castelli
Ms. Cassandra Lozano and Mr. Mason Rader
Sebastian and Mieko Izzard
Mr. Francis W. Mettrick
Machiko Kashiwagi and Thomas Bingham
Etsuko O. Morris
David Solo
Mrs. Yoshiye Murase
Mr. Naoto Nakagawa
Dr. Tatsuji Namba
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Jack and Susy Wadsworth
Benefactor and Patron Circle
Diane and Arthur Abbey
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
Raphael and Jane Bernstein
Ms. Pilar Conde and Mr. Alfonso Lledo-Perez
Joe Earle and Charlotte Knox
Margot Paul Ernst
Richard Fishbein and Estelle Bender
Kurt A. Gitter M.D. and Alice Yelen
Ms. Helen Lee-Warren
Stephen and Michiko Levine
Fr i e n ds o f F i lm
Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lyons
Mr. and Mrs. Omar H. Al-Farisi
Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Catanzaro
Marjorie Neuwirth
Mr. Kenneth A. Cowin
Ms. Wakako Ohara, Chief Executive of the
The Globus Family
Ohara School of Ikebana
Mr. David S. Howe
Ms. Hiroko Onoyama
Laurel Gonsalves
Shelly and Lester Richter
Dr. Tatsuji Namba
Shelley and Donald Rubin
Mr. Fredric T. Schneider
Fr i e n ds o f P e r fo r m i n g A rts
Howard and Sarah Solomon
Mr. Terry Brykczynski and Ms. Andrea L. Miller
Mr. Michael Sonnenfeldt
Mr. Norton Belknap
Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II
Dr. John K. Gillespie
Erik and Cornelia Thomsen
Paula S. Lawrence
Mr. and Mrs. Cor van den Heuvel
Mr. James C. Nolan
Mr. Roger L. Weston
Ms. Hiroko Onoyama
Dr. Richard J. Wood
Howard and Sarah Solomon
Mr. and Mrs. Katsura Yamaguchi
Dr. and Mrs. Carl F. Taeusch II
Anonymous
Alex York
Frie n ds of C h il d r e n a n d
Yout h Program s
Major support of Japan Society in celebration of the 40th
Mr. Jon Hutcheson
by The Starr Foundation.
anniversary of its 333 East 47th Street home was provided
Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao
Additional generous funding was provided by Satoru and
Dr. Joshua N. Solomon
Hiroko Murase; Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited;
The Challenger Foundation; Machiko Kashiwagi and Thomas
Bingham; David Rockefeller; Susan Dentzer; Roger L. Yaseen;
Ronald and Maria Anderson; Stephen and Michiko Levine;
Noriko Tabata; and Shinjiro Tsutsui.
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Ja pan So ci ety, Inc . Statement o f Ac tiv itie s
Year ended June 30, 2012 (with summarized totals for year ended June 30, 2011)
un rest rict ed
o p erat ing
unrest rict ed
B oard
Designat ed
unrest rict ed
total
t emp o rarily
R est rict ed
p e r ma n e n t ly
r e st r i c t e d
Contributions, grants and membership
$2,428,163
—
$2,428,163
$5,459,469
$1,675
Revenues from functions and activities
1,599,758
—
1,599,758
1,732
—
Allocated investment income
2,833,985
—
2,833,985
9,352
—
Special events, net of direct expenses
1,230,928
—
1,230,928
—
—
Support a nd r e v e n u e
6,088,318
—
6,088,318
(6,088,318)
—
14,181,152
—
14,181,152
(617,765)
1,675
Lectures
123,734
—
123,734
—
—
Corporate
312,623
—
312,623
—
—
Policy
132,737
—
132,737
—
—
Membership
216,192
—
216,192
—
—
Film center
384,536
—
384,536
—
—
Performing arts
2,234,906
—
2,234,906
—
—
Gallery
1,772,569
—
1,772,569
—
—
Digital media
893,097
—
893,097
—
—
Language education
777,158
—
777,158
—
—
Net assets released from restrictions
Total support and revenue
Operat i n g e x p e ns e s
Program services
Educational outreach
Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
Total program services
577,982
—
577,982
—
—
3,746,748
—
3,746,748
—
—
11,172,282
—
11,172,282
—
—
2,428,499
—
2,428,499
—
—
938,002
—
938,002
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Supporting services
General
Development
Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
3,366,501
—
3,366,501
—
—
14,538,783
—
14,538,783
—
—
(357,631)
—
(357,631)
(617,765)
1,675
(959,973)
(1,755,293)
(2,715,266)
—
—
Increase (decrease) in net assets
(1,317,604)
(1,755,293)
(3,072,897)
(617,765)
1,675
Net assets, beginning of the year
8,184,968
11,203,626
19,388,594
14,017,585
42,698,345
$6,867,364
$9,448,333
$16,315,697
$13,399,820
$42,700,020
Total supporting services
Total expenses
Excess (deficiency) of revenue
over expenses from operations
Non-operating income
Total investment return, net of
allocation to operations
Net assets, end of year
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Japan So ciety A n n ua l Re po rt 2 01 1 –1 2
Ja pa n S o c i e t y, I n c .
State m e n t o f F in a n cia l P os i t i on
tota l 2 0 1 2
total 2 011
$7,889,307
$17,234,680
1,601,490
1,523,409
Cash designated for Japan Earthquake Relief Fund
2,843,337
2,695,148
Investments, at fair value
1,230,928
1,272,644
Contributions and grants receivable
—
—
13,565,062
22,725,881
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents
Other receivables and assets
Land, building and equipment, net
Total assets
june 30, 2012
j un e 3 0, 2 011
$1,962,751
$2,648,494
8,817,552
9,169,297
55,005,814
57,352,385
397,620
459,062
563,955
325,779
6,473,256
6,964,508
$73,220,948
$76,919,525
$538,013
$534,058
267,398
280,943
805,411
815,001
6,867,364
8,184,968
L iabilit ie s an d Ne t Asse ts
Liabilities
123,734
122,775
312,623
327,818
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
132,737
312,421
Deferred membership revenue
216,192
165,732
Total liabilities
384,536
326,603
Net assets
2,234,906
2,706,041
1,772,569
2,022,266
893,097
840,006
777,158
790,925
Unrestricted
Operating
Board-designated
Total unrestricted
9,448,333
11,203,626
16, 315,697
19,388,594
577,982
524,713
Temporarily restricted
13,399,820
14,017,585
3,746,748
724,265
Permanently restricted
42,700,020
42,698,345
11,172,282
8,863,565
Total net assets
Total liabilities and net assets
2,428,499
2,511,817
938,002
872,242
—
65,893
3,336,501
3,449,952
14,538,783
12,313,517
(973,721)
10,412,364
(2,715,266)
3,540,176
(3,688,987)
13,952,540
76,104,524
62,151,984
$72,415,537
$76,104,524
72,415,537
76,104,524
$73,220,948
$76,919,525
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ジャパン・ソサエティー(JS)について
JSは、1907年(明治40年)にニューヨークに設立された米国の民間非営利団体(NPO)です。個人、
法人、財団からの支援・協力のもと、全米随一の規模を誇る日米交流団体として幅広い活動を展開し
ています。創立当初からの願いである両国間の協調と友好関係の構築・発展は、100年以上を経た
現在も変わることなく、全ての事業における基本理念として掲げられています。
日本語指導・教育など多彩な分野に及びます。政財界
今日、JSの活動範囲は、政治・経済、芸術・文化、
のリーダー、第一線のアーティスト、学者、教育関係者など様々な方々を迎えて年間100を超えるプ
ログラムを主催。時事問題や芸術・文化をテーマにグローバルな視点からの日本理解を広くアメリ
カの人々に促すと同時に、
日米関係を深く考察する機会を提供しています。
国連本部近くに位置するJSのビルは、建築家・吉村順三の設計により1971年に完成しました。ニュー
アー
ヨーク初の現代日本建築である館内には、竹林と池を配する屋内庭園、262席を擁する劇場、
ト・ギャラリー、語学センター、図書室、会議室などを備えています。
沿革
1907 年(明治 40年)5月19日、日露戦争の将軍・
黒木為楨大将と伊集院五郎提督の訪米を記念し
て日米各界の名士がニューヨークに集い、その午
餐会の席でJS の設立が宣言されました。日米両
国の著名な実業家や篤志家で構成された創立メ
ンバー達は、その後第2次世界大戦勃発までの長
年、
日米関係の促進に寄与するという進路形成に
貢献し、JS の礎を築きあげました。第 2 次世界大
戦中の不幸な中断はありましたが、戦後 JSは徐
々に活動を再開。1952年から78年までの間には
ジョン・D・ロックフェラー 3世という強力な指導者
を迎え、規模・活動内容共に大きく発展し今日に至
っています。
政治・ビジネス関連事業
日米の政財界より著名人を招聘して会議、講演会、パネル・ディスカッションを開催。
国際ビジネスや政策に携わる人々、
ならび国際的な課題に関心を寄せる人々を対象に、
日本・アジア・米国における諸問題をグローバルな視点から考察することを目的として
います。
日米イノベーターズ・ネットワーク
様々な分野で変革を目指す日米両国の実践家や若手のリーダーたちをつなぎ、対話を
促し、今日的な社会問題の解決に恊働で取り組む機会を提供するプログラム。会議合
宿、公開講座、討論会を設け、長期的な意見交換を支援することで、次世代への建設的
な提言を目指します。
展覧会
日本の伝統美術・工芸から現代美術に至るまで、JS館内ギャラリーにて年2回の展覧会
を企画・開催。日本、
アジア、欧米各地の美術館や政府機関、あるいは著名なコレクター
などと連携して作り上げる美術展は、出展作品の水準の高さや企画の視点の斬新さに
おいて米国有数の実績を誇ります。
3 0
Japan So ciety A n n ua l Re po rt 2 01 1 –1 2
舞台公演
現代の演劇、音楽、
ダンスから古典芸能まで、第一線の日本の舞台作品を米国に招聘。JS館内262席
の劇場で年間を通じて主催上演し、
また北米ツアーをプロデュースします。日本の若手演出家・振付
家には国際的キャリアへの登竜門として、
また米国のアーティストに対しては日本をテーマにした新
作委嘱の機関として、
日米双方の舞台芸術界に比類の無い貢献をしています。
映画
著名な映画はもとより、米国未公開作品や実験映画、
ドキュメンタリーやアニメなど、様々な切り口で
日本映画の全容を紹介。通常の上映施設とは一線を画した長年の実績によって、米国における日本
映画上映の中核的存在として広く知られています。また日本から監督や俳優を招聘することで、作り
手と米国の観客との対話づくりにも力を注いでいます。
講演
デザイン、食、文芸、
ポップ・カルチャー、
テクノロジー、伝統工芸等の文化一般から教育や環境などの
社会問題に至るまで、幅広いテーマを取り上げて米国の人々に日本の多様な面を紹介するプログラ
ム。著名人や識者・専門家を多数招いてのシンポジウムから、
デモンストレーションや試食を交えた講
演会まで、
テーマに応じた様々な形態で開催しています。
教育
米国の初・中等教育者を対象にした日本研修旅行やセミナー、
ソーシャルネットワーキング(SNS)を活用した学生間の国際交流
などを通じて日本文化学習への関心を高めることを目的にして
います。教育者向けのウェブサイト(aboutjapan.japansociety.
org)では、日本に関する英語の教材情報を提供。児童向けのファ
ミリー・プログラムでは、
日本の年中行事を参加型のイベントにし
て開催しています。
トヨタ語学センター
米国最大規模の日本語教育機関として、受講者の能力にあわせ
た12 段階の日本語教室をはじめ、漢字やビジネス経済などの専
門性を持たせたクラスも完備。年間計 34の講座を提供していま
す。また書道クラス、日本語教師養成講座、英語会話等の講座も
運営しています。
CVスター図書館
英語の書籍を中心に、
日本および日米関係についての書物約1万
4000冊を所蔵しています。図書館の利用者をJS会員とトヨタ語
学センター受講者の方々に限ることで、
きめ細かいサービスと静
かな環境を提供しています。
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Ja pan So ci ety Staf f
E xecu t i ve
La n guage Ce n te r & Li brary
Motoatsu Sakurai
Reiko Sassa
President
Director, Language Center & Library
Develo p ment & Ext ernal
R elat io ns
Info rmat io n Techno lo gy
Daniel A . Rosenblum
Vice President, External Relations
Director, Info Technology, Building &
House Operations
Larry Kong
Eileen Del Rosario
Sonoko Kawahara
Executive Assistant
Language Center Assistant, p/t
Ann Niehoff
Robert Hardy
Yuko Aizawa
Director, Foundation &
Government Relations
LAN Administrator, p/t
Yoko Suzuki
Database Administrator
Cor p orat e , P o l i c y &
L ect u r e Pro gra m s
Betty Borden
Instructor
Reiko Akai
Instructor
Program Officer, Policy Projects
& Film
Tomoko Okuno
Program Officer
Ryohei Yamamoto
Program Officer
Owen Rojek
Program Assistant
Michiko Simanjuntak
Grasso
Instructor
Director, Individual Giving
Keiko Hammer
Christy Jones
Instructor
Director, Special Events
Masako Inkyo
Mie Igarashi
Instructor
Senior Corporate Development
Officer, p/t
Carlos Estrada
Allison Barlow
Brian Marin
Development Associate
Porter
Claudette Karabey
Ivan Sanchez
Development Associate
Handyman/AV Coordinator
Mami Lyons
Instructor
Katherine Major
Instructor
Ka zuko Na kazawa
E d u cat i o n
Robert A . Fish
Director, Education &
Family Programs
Instructor
Mami Sheehy
Instructor
Ka zuko Minamoto
Deputy Director, Education &
Family Programs
Ariana Moir
Education Associate
Pe rform i n g Arts
Yoko Shioya
Samuel Jamier
Senior Film Program Officer
Joe Earle
Vice President & Director of Gallery
Suzanne De Vegh
Program Officer
Cory Campbell
Gallery Associate
Jeff Nemeth
Director, Building Services
Manuel Alcazar
Porter
Porter
Development Associate, p/t
Media & Market ing
Joel Neville Anderson
Asif Iqbal
Development Assistant
Director, Media & Marketing
Alma Jennings
Shannon Jowett
Development Assistant
Director, Communications
Kuniko Shiobara
Finance & A dminist rat io n
Press and Community
Relations Officer
Deputy Director, Performing Arts
Lisa Bermudez
Vice President, Finance &
Administration
Peter Sebeckis
Lara Mones
Vinka Cvenic
Ben Warren
Senior Accountant
Video Producer
Julia Mora n
Cynthia Sternau
Manager, Administrative Services
Publications Manager
Jennifer Alden
Christine Knorr
Administrative Assistant
Manager of Graphic Design
and Production
Program Officer
House Ac ti viti e s & Re n tal s
Ga lle ry
Maint enance
Maria Oda
Artistic Director
Futoshi Miyai
F i lm
Director, Corporate Giving
Tomoyo Fontein
Director, Policy Projects
Fumiko Miyamoto
Katie Skelly
Janet Fu
Director, Program Operations
Jordan Cael
Butler, p/t
Roger Rucker
Butler, p/t
Kristin Valentine
Butler, p/t
Ellen Dougherty
Web Producer
Human R eso urces
Jane Fenton
Director, Human Resources
Manuel Martinez
To kyo Of f ice
Ruri Kawashima
Tokyo Representative
Payroll Manager
Welcome Desk Assistant, p/t
Brian J. Kniffen
Welcome Desk Assistant, p/t
3 2
Japan So ciety A n n ua l Re po rt 2 01 1 –1 2
—As of June 30, 2012
Ja pan Soci ety Boar d of Directo r s
Ja pa n S oc i ety Boar d Commi ttees
Kazushi Ambe
Merit E . Janow
Wilbur L . Ross, Jr .*
S e cr e tary
e x e c u t i v e co m m i t t e e
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Sony Corporation of America
Professor, International Economic
Law & International Affairs
Director, Program in International
Finance & Economic Policy
Columbia University
Chairman, Japan Society
Chairman & CEO
WL Ross & Co. LLC
Susan J. Onuma
Wilbur L . Ross, Jr .
Partner, Co-Chair-Asia Practice Group
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Chair
Shin Aoyama
Vice President & Coordinating Officer
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Steve Bernstein
Former Chief Executive Officer
Oppenheimer Investments Asia Ltd.
Jonathan E . Colby
Managing Director
The Carlyle Group
Gerald L . Curtis
Burgess Professor of Political Science
Columbia University
Richard A . Drucker
Partner
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Robert E . Fallon*
Takashi Kano
President & CEO
Sumitomo Corporation of America
Robert A . Karr
Principal
Joho Capital, LLC
Frederick H. Katayama
Anchor
Thomson Reuters
Mitsuhiko Kawai
President & CEO
Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
Jonathan B. Kindred
President & CEO
Phosplatin Therapeutics
President & CEO
Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings
Co., Ltd.
Atsuko Toko Fish
Christopher J. LaFleur
Trustee
Fish Family Foundation
President
LM Associates
Jacob A . Frenkel
Richard S. Lanier
Chairman
JPMorgan Chase International
President
Asian Cultural Council
Carol Gluck*
Alan S. MacDonald*
George Sansom Professor of History
Columbia University
Chief Client Officer
Vice Chairman
Citibank, N.A.
Maurice R . Greenberg
Jun Makihara
President
Japan Society
(Ex officio)
Barry Salzberg
Chief Executive Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Timothy Schilt
Partner
Berens Capital Management, LLC
Masako H. Shinn*
Partner
Graphis Inc.
Joshua N. Solomon Ed. D.
Principal
New York City Department
of Education
Howard Stringer
Chairman of the Board
Sony Corporation
Gary M. Talar ico*
President & CEO
Gordon Brothers Group
Masaaki Tanaka
Senior Managing Executive Officer &
CEO for the Americas
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Yoshio Urata
Chairman
Neoteny Co., Ltd.
Chairman & CEO
Daiwa Capital Markets America
Holdings Inc.
Ambassador & Consul General
of Japan in New York
Consulate General of Japan
Deryck C . Maughan*
Chris Wachenheim
Partner
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Portfolio Manager
Greenhaven Associates, Inc.
Yosuke Honjo
Satoru Murase
Shinya Wako
President & CEO
ITO EN (North America) INC.
Partner
Bingham McCutchen Murase
Nobuhiko Ikura
Toby S. Myerson
Managing Executive Officer &
Head of the Americas
Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
President & CEO
Nippon Steel U.S.A., Inc.
Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &
Garrison LLP
Chairman & CEO
C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Shigeyuki Hiroki**
Naoya Iwashita
President & CEO
Marubeni America Corporation
Jon C . Iwata
Senior Vice President,
Marketing & Communications
IBM Corporation
Seiei Ono*
Robert E . Fallon
Motoatsu Sakura i
Nicholas C . Walsh
Vice Chairman & Chief
Distribution Officer
Chartis
Carol Gluck
L i f e D i r e c to r s
Alan S. MacDonald
Henry A . Mc Kinnell , Jr .
Deryck C . Maughan
Chairman
Accordia Global Health Foundation
Former Chairman of the Board & CEO
Pfizer Inc
Seiei Ono
Masako Shinn
Jiro Murase
Gary M. Talarico
Managing Partner
Bingham McCutchen Murase
Peter G. Peterson
Founder & Chairman
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder
The Blackstone Group
n o m i n at i n g & co r p o rat e
g ov e r n a n c e co m m i t t e e
au d i t co m m i t t e e
d e v e lo p m e n t co m m i t t e e
Alan S. MacDonald
Satoru Murase
Deryck C . Maughan
Chair
Chair
Richard A . Drucker
Toby S. Myerson
Nobuhiko Ikura
Barry Salzberg
Naoya Iwashita
Masako H. Shinn
Chair
Robert E . Fallon
Merit E . Janow
Richard S. Lanier
Jun Makihara
Toby S. Myerson
Eiichi Yonekura
f i n a n c e co m m i t t e e
Shin Aoyama
Wilbur L . Ross, Jr .
Robert E . Fallon
Steve Bernstein
Motoatsu Sakurai
Takashi Kano
Jun Makihara
Seiei Ono
Timothy Schilt
Paul A . Volcker
Former Chairman of the Board
of Governors
Federal Reserve System
Atsushi Yoshikawa
i n v e s t m e n t co m m i t t e e
H o n o ry Pat r o n s
Gary M. Talarico
Chair
H.E . Ichiro Fujisaki
Jonathan E . Colby
Ambassador of Japan to the
United States of America
Mitsuhiko Kawai
H.E . Shigeyuki Hiroki
Jonathan B. Kindred
Ambassador and Consul General
of Japan in New York
Shinya Wako
H.E . Tsuneo Nishida
Ambassador, Permanent
Representative of Japan to
the United Nations
H o n o rary D i r e c to r s
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2012 Sakura © George Hirose; Haruo Miyagi (left), Founder, ETIC and Keiko Kiyama,
Mary Griggs Burke
Secretary General, JEN at the public forum “One Year Later: Tohoku Post 3.11” © Japan
Tatsuro Goto
Society/Owen Rojek; Artist Unknown, Publisher: Shingen Gakufu Shuppansha, Printer:
William W. Scranton
Ryōsuke hāmonika gakufu (Sheet Music for Harmonica by Fukusaki Ryōsuke), Songbook
Gakuyūsha Mon Pari, Pari kōshinkyoku (Mon Paris, Paris March) from series Fukusaki
cover, color lithograph, inks on paper, 1928, photograph courtesy of The Levenson
Vice Chairman, Japan Society
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Eiichi Yonekura
Collection; Carlos Ghosn, President & CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. © Ken Levinson;
President & CEO
ITOCHU International Inc.
H.E. Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan © Alan Klein.
Masaaki Osumi
Atsushi Yoshikawa
Chairman & CEO
Toshiba America Inc.
President & CEO
Nomura Holding America Inc.
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NODA• MAP: THE BEE © Julie Lemberger; Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, Herbert C. Brown
Distinguished Professor of Organic Chemistry, Purdue University and 2010 Nobel Prize
laureate; shodo instructor Masako Inkyo © Shia Levitt; HappyDolls for Tohoku © George
Hirose; actor Koji Yakusho at JAPAN CUTS 2012 © George Hirose.
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—As of July 2, 2012
—As of July 2, 2012
Chair
e x- o ff i c i o m e m b e r s
to a l l co m m i t t e e s
Carol Gluck
President Emeritus and
Chancellor Kent Professor of Law
Columbia University
Nicholas C . Walsh
Masako H. Shinn
Kazushi Ambe
Chair
Michael I. Sovern
Masaaki Tanaka
p r o gra m co m m i t t e e
Gerald l . Curtis
Atsuko Toko Fish
Yosuke Honjo
Merit E . Janow
Robert A . Karr
Frederick H. Katayama
Christopher J. LaFleur
Satoru Murase
Joshua N. Solomon
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