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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.”

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Japan Institute of Portland Japanese Garden to Present Peace Symposia in Cape Town & Johannesburg

Japan Institute of Portland Japanese Garden, a nonprofit public garden and cultural organization based out of Portland, Oregon in the United States, is excited to announce two Peace Symposia that will take place in Cape Town (30/11/2023) and Johannesburg (04/12/2023). Japan Institute’s Peace Symposia series is the signature event of its Peace Program.