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KKC Teacher Fellowship 2016

KKC Teachar Fellowship 2011

  The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives...more
     

Japan Update Through Japan-America Societies

  In 2015, NAJAS consolidated the progress to date by offering partial funding for eight “repeat” events and one first-time host event at full funding as Year 3 of the program. The thirteen previous hosts had made progress towards sustaining the events but still needed funding and support to accomplish the most important part of the event; a speaker from Japan...more
     

     
     
Japan Society of Northern California
  Big in Japan: George Arriola of Minimalisms on the intersection between IoT and Japanese artisanship
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

George Arriola has interwoven his long interest in Japanese culture and design into the various stages of his career. In this presentation, he’ll share with us how his interest in Japan has played a role in his development both as a product designer and as a businessperson. George will also share with us his enthusiasm for Japan’s shokunin (artisan) and monozukuri (maker) culture, and how he has worked in combining traditional Japanese materials, techniques and aesthetics with modern technology. He’ll describe a new path forward for Japan’s craftspeople, and a route for Silicon Valley’s IoT pioneers to learn from and collaborate with Japan...more
     

Japan Society, Inc.
  Womenomics-in-Action: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Japanese and American Corporations
Thursday, December 3, 2015

In light of an unprecedented global movement to increase the number of women at the board/managerial level, the importance of diversity has moved Japan and other nations to implement similar women’s empowerment programs. In the case of Japan, the Abe administration made one of its primary goals to increase the proportion of women at the board/managerial level up to 30% by 2020. With the movement for women’s equality in the workplace in full swing, we bring together a panel of Japanese and American experts to examine the successes and challenges of corporate initiatives with the intent of fostering women’s empowerment and engagement in the U.S. and Japan...more
     

 
 
 
 























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