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Amy Chavez starts "Politeness Marathon," tips on Japanese etiquette

Michael Palmer - Monday, August 05, 2019

Interested in diving deeper into the intricacies of Japanese culture? Amy Chavez, author of Amy's Guide to Best Behavior in Japan is beginning a "Politeness Marathon" over on her facebook page. The series will dive deeper into the culture of Japanese manners. Read More


Janet Pocorobba East Coast reading and shamisen performance dates

Michael Palmer - Monday, February 11, 2019

Janet Pocorobba and her upcoming memoir The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me are going on the road! Not only will she be speaking about her experience learning the shamisen, a traditional Japanese three stringed instumenet, but she will also be bringing it with her for a special performance. For those of you on the East Coast, check the dates below!  Read More


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