Come Celebrate Spring!

Stamford Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

2015 Stamford Sakura Matsuri
Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11am to 3pm
Mill River Park, Stamford, Connecticut

Come celebrate Spring as the Mill River Collaborative and the Japan Society of Fairfield County host the very popular 2015 Stamford Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival) with live musical and dance performances, demonstrations, and craft activities for adults and children. The festival will be held in the beautifully renovated Mill River Park, Stamford, CT.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.


apan Society of Fairfield County                
 is a private non-profit membership organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to building knowledge and mutual understanding between Japanese and Americans through educational, cultural and philanthropic programs.

Japan Society of Fairfield County, Inc. was formed in 1987. In 1998 the Tri-State American-Japanese Society, a Greenwich based organization with similar goals and activities, merged into Japan Society of Fairfield County, Inc. read more... 

Shashin: Japanese Photography FestivalShashin: Photography from Japan
A Festival in New York City

The 2015 inaugural Festival program will include slideshows, film screenings, lectures, salon-type engagements, publications, and exhibitions depicting the dynamic and diverse activities in photography found in Japan today. The Festival will center around a symposium organized by The Council for Photography from Japan along with the New York Public Library and the International Center of Photography (ICP). For more information please visit Shashin: Photography from Japan and the New York Public Library websites.


Japan - Abenomics Pushing Forward

Takeshi Komoto

On April 16 at the Westoport Library a lecture will be given by Mr. Takeshi Komoto entitled "Japan - Abenomics Pushing Forward." Mr Komoto is the Executive Director of JETRO in NYC (Japan External Trade Organization). 

The discussion will review Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abes strategic plan (often called Abenomics) to overcome Japans deflation and anemic economic growth. 

Takeshi Komoto assists the President of the JETRO NY Office as an executive director for all the activities of the office to promote trade and investment between Japan and the U.S.  He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the predecessor of METI,  in 1993.  Much of his career at MITI / METI has focused on international affairs. 

 Thursday April 16, 2015
 7:00 - 8:30 PM

 Westport Public Library
McManus Room, Ground Floor,
 2 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880

 Takeshi Komoto, Executive Director JETRO in New York City


Lecture and Performance:
Kabuki Dance and Kimono
Kyoko Ohnishi

Friday, April 24th  2:00 PM


Meadow Ridge Auditorium
100 Redding Road
Redding, CT

Kyoko Ohnishi is a performing artist and educator. She has taken Kabuki Dance-Drama training in the Soke-Fujima-ryu in Tokyo and New York, and granted a master’s certificate with a professional name Fujima Konishiki. She is a founding member of Japan Society of Fairfield County, CT and serves on its Advisory Board.
No reservations needed. No charge!

yokahama_rosa_cr_Hideo Mori

Japan Society of New York presents

One-Woman Comedy
Yokohama Rosa

starring Michiko Godai

Saturday, April 25, 7:30 PM 
Sunday, April 26, 2:30 PM 

An intimite portrait of a woman whose life was changed forever by WWII.  For more information
Credit Hideo Mori