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  NAJAS is providing speakers and support for cultural programs to Japan-America Societies for public and membership events. Funding came from several sources, which along with NAJAS, recognize the importance of offering high quality programming to our members. We appreciate the support and availability of the speakers and the generosity of the funding organizations.  
       
       

  Programs in 2012  

2012 Sponsors

       
 
New York: Japan Society, Inc. December 8
Concert: Nobuyuki Hanabusa, concert Motionographer, appeared at Japan Society, Inc.
 
Pittsburgh: JASP, November 29
Speaker: Dr. William Farrell, Chairman of the Board of NAJAS spoke at JASP and gave a presentation entitled "From Black Ships to a Black President," covering the US-Japan relationship since 1868. A public lecture sponsored by JASP was held at University of Pittsburgh.
 
Philadelphia: JASGP, November 7
Speaker: Seiei Ono, President, Mitsubishi Inc. spoke at the 2012 JASGP Annual Dinner.
 
Cincinnati, JASGC, October 27
Speaker: Koichi Wakata, an astronaut from JAXA, spoke at JASGC's Annual Dinner.
 
Chicago: JASC, June 25
Speaker: Ambassador Rust Deming spoke at the 2012 JAS Chicago Annual Dinner, having been introduced to the JAS at the 2011 NAJAS Annual Meeting.
 
Cincinnati, JASGC, April 27 and Kentucky, JASK, April 28
Demonstrations: Two sumo wrestlers from Japan gave public demonstrations of sumo in Cincinnati and Kentucky.
 
 
CGP
       

  Programs in 2011  

2011 Sponsors

       
 
San Francisco, JSNC, November 29
Speaker: KAJI Maki - founder of Sudoku, President of Nikoli, Inc.
Kaji-san appeared at San Francisco and gave demonstrations of Sudoku at the Herbert Hoover Elementary School, which JSNC has adopted.
 
Pensacola: JASNWF, October 28
Speaker: Dr. William Farrell - Chairman of the Board of NAJAS
Bill Farrell spoke at JASNWF's annual dinner and gave a presentation entitled "From Black Ships to a Black President", covering the US-Japan relationship since 1868 in a public lecture sponsored by JASNWF.
 
Southern California: JASSC, June 7
Speakers: Dr. Edward Lincoln of The George Washington University, Daniel Bob of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, Dr. Satu Limaye of the East-West Center in Washington, Dr. Nancy Sidhu of Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, Kappei Morishita of Panasonic R&D Company of America and William McMorrow of Kennedy Wilson.
JASSC organized a successful business-oriented event, combining local and national impact of Japanese investment, under the title "Japan Matters: Japan's Positive Impact on the Economy of Southern California" and introducing "Japan Matters" content developed by the East-West Center.
 
Dallas: JASDFW, May 11
Speaker: KAJI Maki - founder of Sudoku, President of Nikoli, Inc.
Kaji-san appeared at San Francisco and gave demonstrations of Sudoku at the Herbert Hoover Elementary School, which JSNC has adopted. He also visited schools and spoke at JASDFW-organized events in Dallas on May 11.
 
San Francisco: JSNC, March 1
Speaker: Dr. Kent Calder of Johns Hopkins University
Kent Calder discussed his recent books at a members event sponsored by JSNC.
 
 
CGP
CGP
       

 
National Forum Series II:
 
-Cincinnati, OH in January 2011
 
-Lexington, KY in December 2010
 
-Seattle, WA in November 2010
 
-Toronto, West Michigan & Minneapolis in November 2009
 
 
Series II Sponsor
       

 
National Forum Series I:
 
-Columbus and Cincinnati, OH in October 2009
 
-Kansas City, Colorado Springs and Denver in April 2009
 
-Jackson, Birmingham and Nashville in November 2008
 
-Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Indianapolis in October 2007
 
-San Diego and Los Angeles in February/March 2007
 
 
 
 
Series I Sponsors
CGP
Embassy of Japan
Keidanren USA
Toyota
       

     
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