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2009 Past Japan-America Society Information

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- Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia -
  1st Annual US-Japan Business Luncheon
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 12:00pm

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party was decisively defeated on August 31st. It had, excepting a few months, controlled the government of Japan since 1955. It presided over one of the world's most remarkable stories of economic growth that made Japan the second largest economy, a position if retains today. Japan also went into a period of economic stagnation starting around 1990...more

- The Japan-America Society of Washington -
  Japanese Calligraphy Workshop
September 16 - December 12, 2009

For people who are new to Japanese calligraphy. Starts with basic techniques: how to hold and use the brush, how to position the paper, how to ink the brush, how to make basic brush strokes. Students will use the techniques they have learned to write hiragana, as well as their own names. Followed by writing kanji in the basic kaisho style, improving their technique while learning proper balance and spacing...more

- The Japan America Society of Chicago -
  Introduction to Taiko (Japanese Drum)
Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 1:00-3:00pm

Join Japan America Society of Chicago members and guests for an exclusive taiko (Japanese drum) workshop with Amy Homma, Head Instructor and Tatsu Aoki, Artistic Director of Tsukasa Taiko. Workshop will include a taiko demonstration and lecture presentation on Japanese history, music and culture. Participants will have an opportunity to learn basic drumming beats and techniques and will be able to perform a short piece at the end of the session...more

- Japan-America Society of Central Ohio -
  Japanese Language Summer Camp 2009
August 3, 2009 to August 7, 2009

This class is designed to provide local children and students with opportunities to learn basic Japanese language and culture. The class is designed to be fun and interactive. Class size is limited to 12 and there must be at least 8 to run the class...more

- Japan Society, New York -
  BURIKI Japanese Tin Toys from the Golden Age of the American Automobile
July 9, 2009 to August19, 2009

Drawn from a previously unknown private Tokyo collection, Buriki presents seventy miniature masterpieces that track the glory days of the Big Three automakers. These faithful models of Cadillacs, Buicks, Chryslers, Pontiacs, Chevrolets, Studebakers, and Fords chronicle a unique epoch in relations between Japan and the United States and will delight toy fanatics and car aficionados of all ages...more

- Japan America Society of Southern California-
  Win a 2009 LEXUS LS 600h L!
Monday, June 15, 2009

In support of the Japan America Society of Southern California's 100th Anniversary, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has generously donated its hybrid flagship model Lexus for a special Centennial Opportunity Drawing. Second Prize: American Airlines Two Business Class Round Trip Travel Certificates from any U.S. city serviced by American Airlines to any American Airlines destination in Japan. Third Prize: $3,000 Cash. Drawing will take place on June 15, 2009 at JASSC's Centennial Dinner & Gala at Universal Studios Hollywood. Winner need not be present. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Void where prohibited...more

- Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati-
  Cranes for the Cure: Japanese Legend Meets Susan G. Komen for the Cure
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, JASGC is sponsoring the Cranes for the Cure project, which will culminate in a special PINK gift from JASGC to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The Cranes for the Cure project derives from a Japanese legend, in which anyone who folds 1,000 origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane-one of the mystical, holy "beasts" in Japanese mythology, alleged to live for 1,000 years...more

- Japan Society, New York-
  Webcast Series: TSE's Saito Offers Strategies to Challenge Global Competition
Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 1:00pm EDT

Japan has not escaped the historic turmoil through which the world's financial markets have been suffering. The resulting worldwide economic recession has crippled existing economic relationships, requiring Japan to act swiftly to restructure its economy in order to sustain growth. This crisis has also altered the landscape of global capital markets. The Tokyo Stock Exchange, as a leading exchange in Asia, is making a concerted effort to establish Japan as a global financial center...more

- Japan Society, New York-
  Webcast Series: Way out of Economic and Financial Crisis - Lessons and Actions
Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:00pm EDT

Japan Society's Corporate Program will feature Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa at a luncheon program. Governor Shirakawa will address the current global economic crisis and offer lessons from Japan's recent experience...more

- Japan Society, New York-
  Webcast Series: The U.S. & East Asia Under the Obama Administration
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 6:30pm EST

How will the new Obama administration impact East Asia? Expert panelists Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Policy Analyst for Time Magazine, John Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal and Howard French, Associate Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, discuss whether the Obama administration will create substantive change in the U.S. approach to East Asian relations...more

- The Japan-America Society of Georgia-
  UGA Noh Workshop & Performance
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Experience Noh Theater in Athens, Georgia. Noh is Japan's classic masked theatrical art that combines music, dance and narrative. Don't miss this rare opportunity to view an art that hs been developed and refined over centuries. Born into a long traditon of Noh actors, Yasuhiro Urata, a renowned performer from the Kanze school of Noh, leads the troupe consisting of actors and musicians as they travel from Japan to showcase tihs traditional Japanese theatrical art... more

- Japan Society, New York-
  Webcast Series: Incoming Administration Strategies for a Struggling Economy
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 1pm EST

In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, a citizenry stricken with evaporating 401Ks and dashed retirement hopes demands an effective and speedy remedy from the incoming administration. The outgoing administration has been charged with reckless deregulation and promoting Wall Street's scandalous affair with financial "innovation," which led to excessive risk-taking and ultimately, financial market paralysis... more

- Japan Society of Northern California -
  Financial Crisis: Japan in the Global Economy
Thursday, January 15, 2009

How will Japan's financial systems fare in the aftermath of 2008's global economic meltdown? Despite significant efforts from the world's major economic players, the U.S. financial crisis and accompanying credit crunch have impacted countries across the globe. Collapsing export markets, currency instability and expanding trade deficits in Japan and the U.S. are sure to influence both countries' economic growth in 2009... more

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