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Japan House Fall Open House

October 13, 2018 11:00 AM - October 13, 2018 5:00 PM

Japan House

Japan House is honored to welcome Rob Chappell, Assistant to the Honors Dean, ACES Academic Programs, as guest speaker for our Fall Open House on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Mr. Chappell’s presentation, “Light from the East: A Medieval Syriac Tale of Ancient Japan?” will begin at 2:00pm.

Mr. Chappell, a long-time supporter of Japan House and the Japan House Internship Program, will recount a Middle Eastern legend, first recorded 1500 years ago, that may contain “echoes” of ancient Japan. Surveying both literary and geographic evidence, we will see how the pieces of this puzzle fit together, meet some fascinating legendary characters along the way, and uncover insights from this long-forgotten tale that can still resonate with us today. Tickets are not required for this FREE presentation, however, seating is limited.