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Kudo Kids Book Event With Olympic Medalists Maia & Alex Shibutani at Japan Society

Kudo Kids Book Event With Olympic Medalists Maia & Alex Shibutani

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  • Jun. 19, 2021, 12pm
  • Japan Society
  • Online
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • FREE - Advanced Registration Required
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Join the Japan Society for this fun and interactive online book event for young people and figure skating fans, featuring two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani (aka the ShibSibs). At the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, they became the first ice dancers of Asian descent to medal at the Olympics and are only the second sibling duo in the history of the sport to share an ice dancing medal. The Shibutanis are also the authors of the Kudo Kids book series, geared for ages 8-12—including The Mystery of the Masked Medalist and their latest release, The Mystery in Manhattan. Along with a chat about their Olympic experiences, they will discuss how their travels to Tokyo inspired their first book about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and how their time in NYC helped to craft their new book. Viewers can submit questions in advance as well as purchase autographed copies of their books during the registration process. This program is part of our Passing the Torch series, a celebration of the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games. This is a free event, with advance registration required. Suggested donations are welcome to support our innovative programs. This program will be conducted online via Zoom. Registrants will receive the viewing link by email in advance of the event. 

About Japan Society

333 East 47th Street

New York, NY

212-832-1155

  • Standard hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 12-7pm; Friday, 12-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

  • Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization supported by individuals, foundations and corporations that brings the people of Japan and the United States closer together through mutual understanding, appreciation, and cooperation. More than a hundred years after the Society's founding, its goal remains the same—the cultivation of a constructive, resonant, and dynamic relationship between the people of the U.S. and Japan.

    Today, Japan Society has evolved into a world-class, multidisciplinary hub for global leaders, artists, scholars, educators, and English and Japanese-speaking audiences. At the Society, more than 100 events each year feature sophisticated, topically relevant presentations of Japanese art and culture and open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia.

    Activities at Japan Society are set against a stunning backdrop of indoor gardens, a reflecting pool and a waterfall. Facilities include a 262-seat theater, art gallery, language center, library and conference rooms. Japan Society's landmark building—located near the United Nations on 47th Street and First Avenue—was designed by architect Junzo Yoshimura and opened in 1971 as the first building in New York City by a leading Japanese architect. The classic elegance and simplicity of Yoshimura's original vision has been preserved even as the building has been enhanced by a substantial renovation.

    Japan Society was founded on May 19, 1907 by a group of prominent New York business people and philanthropists, many of whom shaped the policies of exchange and collaboration that guided the Society until the outbreak of World War II. After the war, activities slowly resumed, and the stewardship of John D. Rockefeller III from 1952-1978 led to a unified vision, a firm financial foundation, and a revitalized mission that continues to inspire and sustain the organization today.