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Film Viewing and Panel Discussion: “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides”

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Film Viewing and Panel Discussion: “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides”

Plot Summary: Three women — all firstborn daughters of Japanese war brides — recall their mothers’ lives in 1950s America. These were the brides young GIs brought home from an enemy nation. By at least one estimate, nearly 50,000 Japanese women crossed the Pacific as wives of American men between the end of WWII and the close of the 1950s… an unprecedented, heretofore unthinkable migration of Asian women to US shores and yet an event that has been largely overlooked. Living in mostly isolated communities scattered across the US, the women were left largely to their own devices as they tried to navigate a racially segregated American society....

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Normandale Japanese Garden Festival 2016

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Normandale Japanese Garden Festival 2016

NORMANDALE JAPANESE GARDEN FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ON OCTOBER 8 The Normandale Japanese Garden Festival will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Normandale Community College: 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431 As part of the festival, the Japanese Garden will celebrate 50 years since the Garden’s idea was planted and 40 years since the Garden’s official dedication. The Japanese Garden Festival will feature Japanese dancing, flute and drum performances, along with Twin City Sister Organizations “Bonsai” Kids Area. It will also feature Japanese Martial Arts and Archery groups, Garden Tours, a gift boutique of over 30...

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Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Events August 2016

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

St. Paul Nagasaki Sister City Committee  The Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee offers these events to the community to encourage reflection on the past and hope for the future through action in the present. It calls for the total abolition of nuclear weapons throughout the world as one measure of ensuring a just and lasting peace. Support from Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, and the Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee. Thank you to our volunteer performers. When/where: Friday, August 5th, 2016: Lyndale Park Peace Garden Lake Harriet Minneapolis Starting @ 5:40pm Saturday, August 6th, 2016: Lyndale Park Peace Garden Lake...

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St. Paul Saints Group Outing with JASM!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Events, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

St. Paul Saints Group Outing with JASM!

We still have a few tickets left! Have you visited the new CHS Stadium that opened last year?  It is beautiful place for super fun family time!!!  The Saints has baseball, a little mascot pig, The Nerd, Gert the Flirt and of course, Karaoke with a real Japanese man, Seigo Masubuchi!!!   When: Sunday, September 4th Where: CHS Stadium Picnic starts @3:30 pm Game starts @5:05 pm Also, on September 4th, there will be Monster Food Truck Rally and Post-Game Fire Works Suer Show!!    $36 a ticket per person, that inlcudes: Ticket and meal. (And fireworks!) To purchase tickets, give us a call at 612-627-9357 or email at riosaito@us-japan.org to arrange the...

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Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

Nihonjinkai/Japanese Library Annual Garage Sale

One day only! Saturday, June 25th @ 10 a.m.  We have many Japanese items including Manga comic books, collectibles, dishes, dolls, homemade greeting cards & gift bags, as well as clothing.  In addition, we have electronics, toys, puzzles, books, furniture, glassware, and much more! Please join us on Saturday, June 25th in front of the library! The address is 4231 Bloomington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN.  We hope to see you there!! Also, if anyone is interested in helping us set up or in volunteering that day for an hour, we always appreciate the extra hands! Contact: Karen Harweth  email: kharwerth@comcast.net or Yoko Breckenridge email:...

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Addressing Challenges in Northeast Asia: Lessons from the “Mansfield Way”, Friday October 30th.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in General, Local Japan Related Events | 0 comments

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation in coordination with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Japan-America Society of Minnesota presents a symposium on: Addressing Challenges in Northeast Asia: Lessons from the “Mansfield Way” Mike Mansfield played a pivotal role in key domestic and international issues of the 20th century as U.S. congressman from Montana, U.S. Senate majority leader, and U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1977 to early 1989. On October 30, the Mansfield Foundation will convene a panel of Mike Mansfield’s friends and former colleagues to share their recollections of Ambassador Mansfield and relate how his example inspired their own...

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