Live from Tokyo, it's "Japan Night @ Joe's Pub," a unique and very special trans-cultural evening of readings, music and live performances in the heart of downtown Manhattan. Revered Japanese writers Masatsugu Ono and Tomoko Shibasaki, and award-winning author and translator Motoyuki Shibata arrive from Tokyo to share the stage with American authors Stuart Dybek and Kelly Link, and Canadian translator, scholar and editor Ted Goossen to launch the 2nd Issue of Monkey Business International, the English-language edition of the acclaimed Japanese literary magazine that Pulitzer-winning author Junot Díaz calls "an astonishment, by turns playful and profound," and "one of the year's best publications." The evening will be hosted by JAPANAMERICA author and Monkey Biz contributing editor Roland Kelts, and will feature live music by NEO BLUES MAKI, a soulful sushi roll of American jazz & funk and traditional Japanese pop, with guest appearances by Yoko Sawai of Brooklyn's THE HARD NIPS and others. Japanese-themed food and drink will be available; book-signings and a meet & greet session will follow. Brought to you by A Public Space Literary Projects and The Happy Ending Reading Series.