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- Japan Society of Oregon -

  JASO After Hours
Thursday, December 14, 2006 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Come eat, drink, be merry while enjoying the beautiful lights of the Holiday ships and music! You and your guests are cordially invited to celebrate the holiday season at this very special After Hours - a gathering where JASO members and friends are invited to get together and enjoy each other's company and the spectacular view of Portland and the festive lights of the Holiday Ships on parade. This is a great opportunity to meet both old and new friends and partake in some holiday cheer... more


- The Japan-America Society of Georgia -

  Mike Mansfield Awards Dinner and Silent Auction
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

The Mike Mansfield Awards are presented to outstanding American s and Japanese who have continuously contributed their efforts toward promoting the better understanding of economic and cultural issues between the peoples of the United States and Japan. This year The Japan-America Society of Georgia will honor the recipients of the 2006 Awards, Mr. Glenn Cornell and Mr. Taizo Nishimuro, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta... more


- Japan America Society of St. Louis -

  event   East Winds Ensemble
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

As special friend of the Japan America Society of St. Louis, you are invited to attend a reception honoring the East Winds Ensemble immediately following their performance... more


- Japan-America Society of Houston -

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Save the day for JASH GALA at Intercontinental Hotel! The Keynote Speaker will be Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer, US Ambassador to Japan... more


- The Japan American Society of Chicago -

  event   Anime Focus
September 7, 2006 - October 7, 2006

Join us for this exclusive and rare opportunity to hear legendary anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino, creator of the original Gundam, discuss his films and related topics. In addition, Mobile Suit Z Gundam I, II, III will make their first U.S. appearance in Chicago. Held in conjunction with the 42nd Chicago International Film Festival, this is a must-see event for anyone interested in film, anime, and Japanese culture... more

  - Japan-America Society of Indiana -
  event   38th Annual Japan-Midwest US Association Conference
September 10-12, 2006 in Indianapolis

The State of Indiana and the Japan-America Society of Indiana, in partnership with the Midwest U.S. Japan Association, are pleased to announce the 2006 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference to be held in Indianapolis from September 10-12. This annual joint meeting, which brings together international business leaders from Japan and the U.S., serves as the principal forum for bilateral trade and investment discussion between the Midwest and Japan. The meetings alternate between Japan and the Midwest member states and was last held in Indiana in 1989..... more

  - Japan America Society of Northern California -
  event   The Joy of Sake
August 31, 2006
Join us in an exclusive tour of Kyocera Solar Inc., a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions were culturally diverse management is successfully practiced. Representatives from SDG&E and San Diego Regional Energy Office (SDREO) will present the benefits of installing solar power in any establishment, and attendees will have an opportunity to interact with executives from a highly respected Japanese company..... more

  - Japan America Society of Minnesota -
  event   Lantern Lighting Festival
August 20, 2006
Come experience an authentic summer festival! Held in Como Park, this celebration will be from mid day to dusk. You can see stage performances, listen to the koto and shakuhachi music in the garden, observe martial arts and view the lantern lighting in the Japanese garden..... more

  - Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana -
  event   Solar Energy Tour
August 9, 2006

Join us in an exclusive tour of Kyocera Solar Inc., a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions were culturally diverse management is successfully practiced. Representatives from SDG&E and San Diego Regional Energy Office (SDREO) will present the benefits of installing solar power in any establishment, and attendees will have an opportunity to interact with executives from a highly respected Japanese company..... more

  - Japan America Society of Hawaii -
  event   "Where is Japan Headed?" Luncheon
August 4, 2006

Who will succeed Koizumi? What will be the new prime minister's agenda for domestic policy? Come hear the views of a Mr. Glen Fukushima, President & CEO of Airbus Japan.... more

  - Japan-America Society of Rhode Island-
  logo   Blackships Festival
July 20-23, 2006

Come out and enjoy summer at this celebration commemorating the establishment of friendly trade relations between the U.S. and Japan. The four-day festival features over 50 exciting events that provide the opportunity to see, sample, and experience authentic Japanese arts, foods, performances, and traditions. Events include Origami, Martial Arts, and a Japanese Tea Ceremony. A highlight will be the Annual Festival of Drums, featuring the Matsuriza Taiko Group... more

  - Japan Society, Inc.-
  logo   Japan Through Film- Summer Immersion Workshop for High School Students
July 10-21, 2006

Discover Japan through film! High school students are invited to explore and discuss issues portrayed in contemporary Japanese cinema with professional filmmakers. In this 10-day workshop, students learn how to produce short documentaries on Japan-related themes through lectures/discussions with independent producers and directors, hands-on training in production, and screenings of great Japanese films, including features and documentaries. Student films will be screened on the final day of the program, followed by a reception. ..... more

  - Japan America Society of Colorado-
  Colorado logo   Consul General Colorado Charity Golf Tournament
July 17, 2006

Come out and support the Japan America Society of Colorado! The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 followed by a day of golf. Afterwards, there will be an awards ceremony and banquet.... more

  - Japan-America Society of Central Ohio -
  Ohio logo   Cross-Cultural Tanabata/Fourth of July Picnic
Sunday, July 9, 2006

Bring the family out for this cross-cultural event. This potluck picnic will belatedly celebrate America's national holiday as well as the Japanese Star Festival of Tanabata. Bring a favorite dish to share with everyone, as well as table service and beverages for your family ..... more

  - The Japan Society in Toronto -
  Toronto logo   Natsu Matsuri and Bon-Odori Festival
Saturday, July 8 2006

Bon-Odori is the Japanese festival honoring the spirits of one's dead ancestors through celebration and dance.Come participate in this event which combines Bon-Odori and Summer Festival for an day of games, great food, crafts, dance, and entertainment!... more

  -Japan America Society of Southern California-
  SC logo   Family Fishing Trip!
Sunday, 25 June 2006 at 12:30pm Registration

This popular event is a fun, half-day fishing trip designed for beginner and casual anglers, and ALL FISHING EQUIPTMENT IS INCLUDED! We will fish for Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bass, Halibut and Mackerel. Our staff will help prepare your fishing pole and get you started fishing. Our fishing boat, “City of Long Beach,” holds up to 75 people and is designed for your comfort and safety. .... more

  - The Japan-America Society of Greater Austin -
  Austin logo   Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging
Saturday, June 24, 2006 from 10:30 to 12:30 am

Learn the art of ikebana! Don Olson, who has taught flower arranging for more than 40 years, offers one-day beginner classes in ikebana. ..... more

  - Japan-America Society of Minnesota -
  MN logo   "Doing Business in Japan: Sharing Keys to Selling Successfully"
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 from 8:30 to 10:00 am

Wondering how to approach the challenges of selling in the Japanese market?  Join this forum and share stories with fellow Minnesotans who have successfully penetrated the Japanese market. All are welcome..... more

  - Japan/America Society of Kentucky -
  Kentcuky logo   Seminar: Doing Business in Japan
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 -POSTPONED until FALL-

This exciting seminar, offered in partnership with the Japan External Trade Organization, the U.S. Commerce Service and the Kentucky World Trade Center, allowed participants to learn from foreign trade specialists about the many services available for investment, export, and expanding their businesses into Japan's emerging markets..... more

  - Japan-America Society of the State of Washington -
  JASSW logo   Japan-America Society Night at the Symphony
Thursday, June 15, 2006 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Japan-America Society and the Seattle Symphony presented our first joint-program, An Evening with the Seattle Symphony. Close collaboration with the Seattle Symphony provided JAS the opportunity to secure 50 of the best seats in the house and our members saw the world-renowned Japanese Violinist, Kyoko Takezawa, take center stage under the baton of Lawrence Rene. The event was highlighted by a pre-concert reception catered by Wolfgang Puck, intermission at the Founders Room with complimentary wine and chocolate, and a private meeting with Ms. Takezawa after the concert. The event was a sold-out success and we received overwhelming positive response from everyone who attended the event..... more

  - Japan America Society of West Michigan -
  JASWM logo   Shikandaza, Japanese Jazz Performance
Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 7:30 pm

Shikandaza is a group of Japanese traditional musicians who interpret jazz in a fusion of East and West. Instruments used by the five musicians are shakuhachi (bamboo flute), koto (13-string harp), yokobue (flute), tsugarushamisen (Japanese banjo), bass koto and percussion. The program includes guest composer and pianist Ian McGregor Smith and will open with Grand Valley State University trumpeter Richard Stoelzel, a Yamaha International Performing Artist.... more

  - The Japan-America Society of Georgia -
  Georgia logo   Free Screenings of Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness
Friday, April 28, 2006 at 10am & Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 11am

The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) and The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), with the support of the Sugihara Chiune Museum in Yaotsu, Japan, are proud to announce two programs celebrating the humanitarian efforts of Consul General Chiune Sugihara, who served in Lithuania during World War II and whose righteous actions led the world to call him “The Japanese Schindler.”.... more

  - The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. -
  DC logo   Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival
April 8, 2006 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Sakura Matsuri -Japanese Street Festival is presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. The Society was established in 1957. The Society's first "Matsuri" was held in 1961 and has been an annual event for 44 years... more

  - Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia -
  JASGP logo   Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
From March 25, 2006 to April 10, 2006
The Greater Philadelphia area will celebrate the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, or Sakura Matsuri, as it is known in Japanese. Japan has been celebrating the beauty of the elegant pink cherry blossom for hundreds of years with picnics under the trees and traditional music and dance performances.... more

  - The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc. -
  DC logo   2006 National Japan Bowl
March 25 & 26, 2006 in Washington, DC
The Japan Bowl™ is an academic competition developed by The Japan-America Society of Washington, Inc., to test the achievements of high school students throughout the United States who are studying the Japanese language.  The Japan Bowl™ was first held in 1993 as a competition for high school students in the Washington, DC area.. .more

  - Japan Society of Boston -
  JASB logo   THE NEW WASHOKU - Cooking with Keiko Hayashi
March 18, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to2:00 p.m.
WASHOKU means traditional Japanese cuisine and also food of harmony. The ethos of WASHOKU is applying traditional techniques, considering a balanced, nutritional diet, and selecting seasonal ingredients that complement and contrast the menu. What happens when East meets West in the kitchen? "The New WASHOKU" is Keiko Hayashi's interpretation of traditional flavors in the 21st century. A master at simplifying technique-heavy traditional Japanese cooking without compromising taste or appearance, Mrs. Hayashi will introduce six-courses that will inspire seasoned chefs and encourage beginners. Using seasonal ingredients from Boston markets, this class is a hands-on cooking class with the instructor, followed by a meal. ... more

  - Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth -
Application deadline on March 1, 2006
JASDFW is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for 10 Young Ambassadors from Dallas to visit Sendai, Japan, to foster friendship and cultural understanding between our two cities and countries. Dallas and Sendai have been International Friendship Cities since 1997. Participants will enjoy two days of sightseeing in Tokyo, then travel to Sendai for approximately one week. They will stay with host families, meet city officials, interact with Japanese teenagers, make cultural presentations, enjoy sightseeing in Sendai, and experience the famous Tanabata Festival. Participants will gain new insights into another culture and themselves; increase maturity and independence; make life-long friends; and become part of a global community...more

  - Japan America Society of Southern California -
  JASSC logo   LEXUS NATION - How Toyota Motors Went from Zero to Sixty in the Luxury Car Market
January 26, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA
The 1989 debut of Lexus sent shockwaves throughout the automotive industry. It overtook Mercedes-Benz as best selling luxury import in the U.S., and has been the top luxury brand in the U.S. for the past five years. How did Toyota come to dominate one of the most competitive and lucrative markets in the world? What does it take to build a global luxury brand? Please join us as Chester Dawson shares the fascinating story of the strategic smarts and calculated risks that built Lexus... more

  - The Japan Society of Northern California -
  JASNC logo   Pop Culture Revolution
January 25, 2006 in San Francisco, CA
Whether it’s manga or film, Japan’s cultural influence continues to pervade US bookstores, universities and theaters. Our Pop Culture Revolution panel will look back on 2005 themes and trends in Japanese pop culture, and its increasing influence and impact in the US. The panel will also focus on ‘hot’ topics in Japanese media - celebrities, films and music... more

  - Japan-America Society of Houston, Inc. -
  Houston logo   LNG, GTL, and Hydrogen - Three Sources of Cleaner Energy
January 23, 2006 in Houston, TX
John D. Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil Company will speak on “LNG, GTL, and Hydrogen: Three Sources of Cleaner Energy” at a business luncheon sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Houston, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase. As the world grows ever more developed, urbanized, and affluent, so too grows the demand for reliable, economical, and cleaner sources of energy. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) and Hydrogen are three such sources. Japan has been the largest LNG market since the early 1970’s but, increasingly, the United States and other countries are importing LNG in a big way. GTL and Hydrogen may be small now, but their potential is enormous. John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil, will offer his own perspective on these three energy sources, and how Shell plans to utilize them in the years ahead...more

- The Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana -
  JASSDT logo  

New Year’s Reception 2006
January 19, 2006 in San Diego, CA
Reflect on 2005 and ring in 2006 with the Japan Society as we embark on our 10th Anniversary. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the new year, welcome The Honorable Yoshio Nomoto, Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles, and enjoy delicious Café Japengo food... more

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