Posts by lbrailsford

新年会 2014 – New Year Celebration

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Shinnenkai 新年会 2014 – New Year Celebration

Want to visit Japan? Here is your chance to do it without having to buy a plane ticket! The Japan America Society of Minnesota (JASM) is bringing the sights, tastes, and sounds of a Japanese New Year to Minnesota through our Shinnenkai celebration. About Shinnenkai 2014: Shinnenkai is JASM’s annual New Year Celebration in which we hope to bring the traditions of a Japanese New Year celebration to Minnesota. We will be promoting cultural exchange and new experiences in a fun environment. There will be cultural performances, delicious Japanese food, a silent auction, mini-workshops, and children’s activities. We hope to create a fun family atmosphere that...

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Home Stay Host Opportunity!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Minneapolis has been a sister city of Ibaraki in Osaka for a long time. Every year, a local committee hosts an adult English study group (mostly women) in July. One of the programs is a home stay for one weekend. This year they are planning the home stay weekend from July 12 to 14. Basically the host volunteers will pick up two people at the MCAD student dome on Friday after work time and drop them off at Sunday morning at Nicollet Island for joining the Sister Cities Day Cerebration. The local committee is looking for three more homes to host the people. The Japanese visitors are mostly women in their 60’s. Please get in touch with Yuko Miyamoto if you are...

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Japanese Speaking Volunteers Needed!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in イベント, General | 0 comments

The 29th Annual Schwan’s USA Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament, the largest youth soccer tournament in the Western Hemisphere, will be held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN from July 12 to July 20, 2013. Two girls teams from Tokiwagi Gakuen High School in Sendai and One U14 boys team from Ibaraki, Osaka, a sister city of Minneapolis, will be competing in this year’s tournament. Note: Volunteers need to have accesses to cars to get to the tournament site. Please contact Seigo Masubuchi at 651-308-5489 or amujapan@bitstream.net for more...

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A Host Stay Opportunity!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in イベント, General | 0 comments

From the Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) which is an outreach organization (in Chicago) of Kobe College in Japan: This summer, Kobe College High School (KCHS) will send 24 (girl) students to a language camp of the Saint Croix Lutheran High School in West Saint Paul for three weeks. The students will stay in a dormitory. KCHS would like to have them stay with an American family for one weekend, from Friday night, 7月 19 through Sunday morning, 7月 21, 2013 as their American life experience. KCHS are asking one American family to host two (girl) students. They are 24 students. We need 12 host families. Seven (7) American families have...

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts Given $25 Million Collection of Japanese Art

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in イベント, General | 0 comments

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Given $25 Million Collection of Japanese Art

From the Star Tribune website: Museum gets one of its biggest gifts ever, thanks to a California couple who bonded with the MIA’s director over farming. Friendships rooted in farming and a passion for art have inspired a California cattle breeder to give the Minneapolis Institute of Arts $25 million worth of Japanese art. The gift, announced Tuesday, is among the largest in the MIA’s history, consisting of nearly 1,700 objects — paintings, sculpture, ceramics, woodblock prints, bamboo baskets — spanning more than 1,000 years. Combined with a pending bequest of about 500 Japanese objects from a New York collector, the Californian’s gift will transform the...

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