Japan/America Society of Kentucky

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Opening Ceremony - Japan/Kentucky Cultural Exchange

  • 23 Oct 2008
  • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Keene Barn at Keeneland


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  • All of Kentucky is welcome at our Opening Ceremony. Be a citizen diplomat; share your friendship with our guests from Japan!
  • Join us for this once only JASK event! Celebrate Kentucky with our Japanese guests.
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The Opening Ceremony of the Japan/Kentucky Cultural Exchange will take place in Lexington at the Keene Barn (Keeneland).

Kentucky will welcome 160 Japanese guests with speeches and celebration - and a taste of the Bluegrass. 

3:00p  Opening Ceremony Speeches
                Governor Steve Beshear (scheduled)
                Mayor Jim Newberry
                Governor Martha Layne Collins
                Japanese Representatives

3:45p  History of Japan and Kentucky
                History of Japan by Naoyuki Agawa 
                History of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln
5:15p  Breakout Sessions
                 History of Bourbon Distilling    
                 Kentucky History
                 Japanese Industry in Kentucky

6:00p  Lexington Country Fair and Reception
         (includes traditional Bluegrass food and drinks)

7:30p  Entertainment 
                  Japanese Traditional Dance
                  Stephen Foster Performance

9:00p  End

Japan/America Society of Kentucky
464 Chenault Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 209-9630

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