Posts made in May, 2017

NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series: Japan Still Matters

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Events, Featured | 0 comments

NAJAS/KKC Business Speakers Series: Japan Still Matters

Friday, July 21st, 2017 Enhance your understanding of current Japanese-American relationships with the Business Speakers Series, a business forum featuring two speakers: one from Sumimoto Chemical (Japan), and the other from the Council on Foreign Relations. Recently business and trade relations with Japan have become more uncertain and the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to come into effect has created the need for a new trade deal with Japan. As both Japanese and American businesses strive to obtain new markets on a global basis it becomes imperative that we take a further look into deepening relationships and understanding the benefits that come from...

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Cherry Tree Celebration

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Cherry Tree Celebration

On June 3rd the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC) will be hosting a Cherry Tree Celebration marking the 5th anniversary of Japan’s gift of trees to St. Paul. In 2012, Japan gifted 20 Cherry Trees to Como Park in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the original 3,000 trees given to Washington D.C., in 1912. St. Paul was one of 20 cities throughout the United States to receive trees and was chosen due to its strong relations with Japan and St. Paul’s status as a sister city to Nagasaki since 1955. Come enjoy a fun morning at Como Park filled with Japanese music, dance, crafts, and food. Harisen Daiko, a Minneapolis Taiko group, will also...

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