Since 1986, the Donald Keene Center has provided free programs dedicated to introducing Japanese culture, in all its depth and diversity, to new audiences. Combining public outreach with interdisciplinary scholarship, the Center seeks not only to inform but also to inspire. As we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, we look forward to your continued patronage and generous support in helping future generations to experience the richness of cultural discovery. Read more »
Upcoming EventsWe have many exciting events scheduled for the Spring.
2016-2017 Soshitsu Sen XV Distinguished Lecture on Japanese CultureMinae Mizumura (Award-winning novelist and author of The Fall of Language in the Age of English, A True Novel, and Inheritance from Mother)
Miracles of Language and Literature in Modern Japan
Thursday 27th April, 6pm, Faculty House, Columbia UniversityREGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
“Pacific Overtures: A Panel Discussion About the Celebrated Musical”
Monday 8th May 8, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Kent Hall, Room 403George Takei, Actor and Activist
John Weidman, Librettist of "Pacific Overtures"
David Hajdu, Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School
Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University