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New York Peace Symposium Features Poetry Readings by Nomi Stone

On September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, Japan Institute held its third Peace Symposium at Japan Society in New York, New York, U.S. Among the many highlights of this free and public event was a commissioned poetry reading by Nomi Stone, work that is available to read here.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Director on Peace Making Through Gardens

Japan Institute of Portland Japanese Garden partnered with Nobel Peace Center and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for the Peace Symposium, Peacemaking at the Intersection of Culture, Art, and Nature in December 2022 in the United Kingdom. Read a transcription of the opening remarks given by Richard Deverell, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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The Power of Portland: Living Traditions Marks Renewed Focus on Portland-Based Programming for Japan Institute

On February 3, more than 200 people gathered in the atrium space of Wieden + Kennedy (W+K), an iconic Portland advertising agency with offices around the world along with deep ties with Japan. The excited crowd filed in to attend the newest installment of Living Traditions, a series of conversations and talks that explore some of the most iconic facets of Japanese culture and traditions.

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Japan Institute Holds Peace Symposium in New York

On September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, Japan Institute held its third Peace Symposium at Japan Society’s headquarters in New York, New York. Global thought leaders presented on topics related to the symposium’s theme of “The Intersection of Culture, Art, and Nature.” The following captures some highlights of the program through quotes.

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Japan Institute Donates Gift of Friendship to Johannesburg Botanical Garden

Photos of the event will be shared when available. PORTLAND, Oregon, U.S. & JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – December 5 – On December 5th, Japan Institute, a global cultural initiative and sibling organization of Portland Japanese Garden, itself an American nonprofit cultural institution and public garden based in Portland, Oregon, U.S., had the distinct honor of

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From KOIN-TV: Learn About the Japan Institute Campus

KOIN-TV, Portland’s CBS affiliate, recently wrote about Portland Japanese Garden’s plans for its Japan Institute campus near Forest Park. Journalist Jashayla Pettigrew notes Japan Institute “expands on the Garden’s pre-existing programming.”