To celebrate the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Washington, DC this summer, the JICC, Embassy of Japan, together with the Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland Libraries, and Japanese baseball specialist, Adam Berenbak, will present an exhibition from June 13 to August 10 to celebrate the bonds between the U.S. and Japan forged through the game of baseball.
Featuring baseball related historical objects and artifacts from Japan, the exhibition will trace the history of the sport in Japan, from its introduction and rapid transformation into Japan’s national sport, as well as explore the fascinating history of sports exchange and “baseball diplomacy” between Japan and the U.S. – avenues of contact that have fostered friendship, goodwill, and reconciliation between the two nations.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition will run from June 13 through August 10 and will be open to the public during regular JICC hours, 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The JICC will be closed on July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July.