Japan Society

Anime NYC is honored to share information about Japan Society, our official non-profit partner. Founded in NYC in 1907, it’s over 100 years old, and is focused on bringing Japan and New York closer together through art, culture, education, and anime. Yup, anime!

Located at 333 East 47th Street, Japan Society is open year-round, and if you want to learn more about Japan, you should make Japan Society your first stop. Here is just some of what they present all year…

  • Japanese language lessons
  • Traditional and contemporary art exhibits
  • Traditional and contemporary live theater
  • The largest contemporary Japanese film festival in North America
  • Over 60 film screenings from the silent era through to today

And if you like anime (and we know you do), Japan Society is a non-stop destination for anime and pop culture screenings. Here’s just some of the screenings Japan Society has presented recently…

  • Angel’s Egg with Yoshitaka Amano in Person
  • Blue Giant North American Premiere
  • The Boy and the Heron Preview Screening
  • First Slam Dunk East Coast Premiere
  • Godzilla Minus One Preview Screening
  • Shin Kamen Rider North American Premiere

Anime NYC wants to help support Japan Society both as a destination for anime all year as well as a space for anime fans to learn more about Japan, and you can support them by making an optional donation as part of your Anime NYC badge purchase.

And if you’d like to learn more about Japan Society directly…