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  • 14 Mar 2013 11:16 AM | Anonymous
    Check out the latest TOPS Magazine for pictures of JASK's Annual Shinnenkai Event! 


  • 11 Mar 2013 3:20 PM | Anonymous
    In March of 2014, Kentucky's newest Congressman, Andy Barr from the 6th district, made a request to the Japan/America Society of Kentucky to arrange a meet and greet with the newly appointed Ambassador from Japan, His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae. David Carpenter, Executive Director of the Japan/America Society of Kentucky, escorted Congressman Barr to the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. His Excellency expressed his appreciation and promised to visit Kentucky in the near future.


    From Left: Eric Shock, Rep. Andy Barr, His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, JASK Executive Director David Carpenter
  • 27 Nov 2012 11:05 AM | Deleted user

    Human Rights Day 2012 

    What: Free showing of The Cats of Mirikitani (74 minutes) When: Tuesday, November 27th 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Kentucky Theatre
    Main Street, Lexington, KY 

    More info

  • 05 Nov 2012 10:57 AM | Deleted user
    This coming Wednesday, 11/7, from 4:15 until 6:45, the UK Japan studies program, with the help of the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville, will screen two documentaries addressing recovery efforts in Japan after the 3.11 earthquake (see below). The viewing place is Classroom Bldg Room 214 http://ukcc.uky.edu/cgi-bin/dynamo?maps.391+campus+0025 . Please join us.

    ●『がんばっぺフラガール!~フクシマに生きる。彼女たちのいま~』2011年10月
    “Fukushima Hula Girls” (100 min, 2011) *In Japanese with English subtitles
    This documentary tells the story of the famous hula dancers from the popular resort, Spa Resort Hawaiians, located in the area affected by the March 11, 2011 disasters. The resort was forced to close but the dancers embark on a nation-wide tour to build support for the Fukushima tourist destination as everyone works to rebuild the facility for their grand reopening. The documentary is narrated by the 2006 film Hula Girls actress Aoi Yu and follows the lives of the dancers, many of whom are from the affected areas.
    劇場公開小林正樹100分いわき市の「スパリゾートハワイアンズ」営業再開のため奮闘するフラガールたち。原発近くの実家の被害状況も。
    http://ganbappe.j-cqn.co.jp/
    http://jfdb.jp/en/title/2926


    ●ドキュメンタリーWAVE「ガレキの中からの再出航~漁業の町・岩手県大船渡市~」2011年6月放映 (NHK地上波) 30分
    "Reborn from the Debris, Fishing Town, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture" (30 min, 2011) **English narration with English subtitles
    Bright news was brought to one disaster stricken area, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture, one month after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. More than 150 kg of fish caught by local fishermen were sold out instantly through the Internet. This was the earliest signs of reconstruction in Iwate Prefecture whose fishing industry suffered extensive damage. The documentary focuses on activities of local fishermen who began to move quickly toward the revival of the fisheries industries.
    東日本大震災から1ヶ月となる4月11日、被災地の岩手県大船渡市に、久し振りに明るいニュースがもたらされた。地元漁師が震災を免れた船で出漁し150キロ以上を水揚げ、インターネットを通じて全国に売り出され、瞬く間に完売したのだ。これは甚大な被害を被った岩手県の漁業の中で最も早い<復興のきざし>となった。
    番組では漁業の復興を目指していち早く動き始めた地元漁師たちの取り組みに密着。震災の痛手が残る地域に灯りをともそうとする胎動を見つめていく。
    http://www.nhk-g.co.jp/program/documentary/documentary_wave/003/index.html


  • 31 Oct 2012 11:42 AM | Deleted user
    日本人の宿泊客をターゲットにしたホテル、スカイブリッジ スイートがボーリンググリーンにグランドオープン!

    日本のテレビチャネル、日本のスナック、日本の新聞、日本的な朝食のオプション、日本特有便座もご利用可能。出張やレジャーでボーリンググリーンに行かれる際は是非ご利用ください。尚12月5日に日本人の方向けにオープンハウスを開催予定。ご興味のある方はエープリルまでご連絡ください。april.flowers@dellisart.com

    Welcome to Staybridge Suites Bowling Green!!
    A newly built all-suite hotel is centrally located to the business district, downtown Bowling Green, WKU campus, the Carroll Knicely Center and several local attractions making it the perfect place to stay for business or leisure travelers.
    Staybridge Suites has put the amenities where they really count, in your room. Guests can cook meals in their fully equipped kitchen, relax in the overstuffed recliner while watching movies from our free movie library. Business travelers will work more efficiently utilizing the executive desk with speaker phone and free high speed internet. Staybridge Suites Bowling Green is within walking distance of many local favorite restaurants.

    Staybridge Suites are very excited to be able to open early and focus on the Japanese market in Bowling Green.

    Here are just a few amenities being offered to the Japanese market:
    1. Japanese TV
    2. Japanese Newspapers
    3. Japanese food items in offered in their pantry as well as have some items available for breakfast and evening receptions
    4. Rice cookers available at the front desk upon request
    5. 10 rooms with special electric toilets that are very common in Japanese Households
    6. They also offer some hotel materials translated in Japanese



    Japanese focused open house is scheduled for December 5th at 11:30 AM CST. Please RSVP to April Flowers, director of Sales at april.flowers@dellisart.com

    Staybridge Suites Bowling Green
    680 Campbell Lane
    Bowling Green, KY 42101
    (270) 904-0480 - Office
    (270) 904-0481 – Fax
    (615) 440-1559 – Cell
    www.staybridge.com/bowlinggreenky
  • 31 Oct 2012 11:35 AM | Deleted user
    加藤総領事よりご挨拶 <ーーークリック
  • 17 Oct 2012 9:03 AM | Deleted user

    総合人事商社クレオコンサルティング(本社: Cincinnati, OH)が人事や労務管理に
    携わる企業マネジメントや担当者を対象に、第15回人事セミナーを開催致します。今
    回のテーマは「ぜひ知っておきたいアメリカの給与事情」。この時期必ず必要となる
    来年の昇給率予測などを、給与関連マーケティングの専門家であるRSC Advisory
    Group社長のスコット・シュライバー氏を迎え、日本語の通訳と補足を交えて講演し
    ます。セミナーは無料ですが事前の予約が必要です(各会場とも定員25名)。

    ■レキシントン: 11月7日(水)2:00~4:30 pm
    Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel (2601 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509)
    ■シンシナティ: 11月8日(木)2:00~4:30 pm
    Tri County Parkway Building 会議室 (155 Tri County Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH
    45246)
    ■申込み&問い合わせ:Creo Consulting, LLC Tel: 513-771-7750
     E-mail: info@creo-usa.com
    ■詳細:www.creo-usa.com

  • 30 Aug 2012 3:11 PM | Deleted user

    Performing will be ten professional actors and musicians from Kyoto, including Asano Atsuyoshi, who was visiting international artist in residence at UK's Dept. of Theatre in 2010-11, and will be visiting international artist in residence at Georgetown College 2012-2013.
    The performance will include "Tamura" a warrior play, and "Izutsu," a play based on the story of the famous Heian poet Ariwara no Narihira and his wife.
    http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/noh/2012/07/live-performance-august-30-7-pm/

  • 26 May 2012 11:30 AM | Deleted user

    5月26日 ルイビルのFrasier博物館にて、同博物館の侍展とタイアップし、「古武道」(Old Martial Arts)のレクチャー・デモンストレーションを予定。 http://shouseikan.com/ 甲野善紀・陽紀氏親子

     

  • 08 May 2012 11:42 AM | Deleted user
    クレオコンサルティングが6月7日(木)と8日(金)に人事セミナーを開催

    総合人事商社クレオコンサルティング(本社: Cincinnati, OH)が人事や労務管理に
    携わる企業マネジメントや担当者を対象に、第14回人事セミナーを開催致します。今
    回のテーマは第1部「現地化に不可欠な人事制度改革チェックポイント」と、第2部
    「日本人が知らない米国企業の人事事情」。

    アメリカ人事業界で著名なコンサルタントstrategic HR, inc(本社: Loveland,
    OH)社長のロビン・スロックモートン氏を迎え、日本人コンサルタントの通訳と補足
    を交えて解説致します。参加は無料ですが席数に限りがあるため予約が必要です。

    ■レキシントン: 6月7日(木)2:00~4:30 pm
    Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel (2601 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509)
    ■シンシナティ: 6月8日(金)2:00~4:30 pm 受付終了
    Tri County Parkway Building 会議室 (155 Tri County Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH
    45246)
    ■申込み&問い合わせ:Creo Consulting, LLC Tel: 513-771-7750
     E-mail: info@creo-usa.com
    ■詳細:www.creo-usa.com

 
 
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