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How does human being revere nature and live together? Dyeing and weaving artist Fukumi Shimura and author Michiko Ishimure are fused into new Noh play Okinomiya. Hand in hand, they appealed to the public a dignity of life beyond space and time. NHK production looked deeply into the background before realizing the eventual stage. Shimura’s belief on a color of Noh costume and her approach as she devoted herself into dyeing a cloth is included in the footage.
Gallery WAKO WORKS OF ART, Roppongi: Tokyo, is holding the Joan Jonas personal exhibition “Simple Things” until December 26.
In 1970s, Joan Jonas established the new Artistic Expression by integrating Performance and New Media. The Inamori Foundation will hold “Solo Performance” and “Exhibition” at Kyoto in December, 2019; her largest ever event in Japan to honor the 2018 Kyoto Prize laureate.
On October 29, Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute that William Kentridge directed was presented at ROHM Theatre Kyoto.
On October 30, 2018, the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles, California announced its selection of Martha C. Nussbaum as the winner of the 2018 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy & Culture.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH Director: Francis S. Collins) has awarded 89 grants that will provide funding, total approximately $282 million expected over five years to extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science.
Congratulations on winning this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. We are quite proud of Dr. Honjo’s achievement being highly acclaimed and leading to this accolade.
A spacecraft named after a physicist Eugene Newman Parker will be launched in mid August, 2018. The Parker Solar Probe will approach to the closest ever, 4 million miles from the surface of the sun, in the human history.
International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarding the Fields Medal, Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize, and others announced to present the Chern Medal that is awarded to an individual whose accomplishments warrant the highest level of recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of mathematics to Dr. Masaki Kashiwara, the 2018 Kyoto Prize laureate in Basic Sciences, Project Professor, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University. Dr. Kashiwara is the first Japanese winner.
The World Ballet Festival run in every three years started at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in August 1, 2018. The approximate 40 stars of the ballet world are coming from the respective world cities into Japan.
Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute (TPCRI) (Aichi, Japan) established the Hiroo INOKUCHI Hall in May, 2018 in honor of Dr. Hiroo Inokuchi who has made significant contributions to the progress of science and technology in Japan and the development of Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute.
“Marcel Grossmann Award” is presented to individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contribution in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Dr. Rashid Sunyaev, Astrophysicist amid others received the 2018 Marcel Grossmann Award during the 15th Marcel Grossmann Meeting in Rome, Italy, July 1-7, 2018.