Nov 22

Japan America Society Round-up 11.22.10

Gail Cetnar Meadows (ALT, Hiroshima-shi 2007-10), co-founder of Hiroshima JET webzine the Wide Island View, shines a light on some of the upcoming events of Japan America Societies…

JAS of Washington D.C.

  • Inside a Japanese Kitchen: Let’s Make Sukiyaki — In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about the wide variety of Japanese condiments such as dashi, miso and ponzu, and then how to use some of those condiments to make sukiyaki.
    • Date: Sunday, Dec. 5
    • Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Place: Maneki Neko Restaurant, 238 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia
    • For more information, click here.

JAS of Central Ohio

  • Japanese Business Culture: Working With Japanese Colleagues — Do you work at or with a Japanese company? This seminar is designed to help cover some of the challenges you may encounter, including: ways to communicate, styles of communication, Japanese style decision making, hierarchy of workers, role of the group, protocols (gift giving, greetings, business cards, etc.), and brief language introduction.
    • Date: Friday, Dec. 10
    • Time: 8 a.m. to noon
    • Place: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, 7003 Post Road, Dublin
    • For more information, click here.

JS of Northern California

  • Press Club YPG Bonenkai — Bid farewell to 2010 by sampling a wide variety of wine with Japan Society friends and food at the Press Club with its eight winery-exclusive tasting bars.
    • Date: Thursday, Dec. 16
    • Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
    • Place: Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
    • For more information, click here.

JS of Boston

  • The New Era of Medicine with iPS Stem Cells — This lecture will be given by Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, Japan’s best known scientist in the field of stem-cell research. In addition to his Center for iPS Cell Research & Application at Kyoto University, he is also Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, and Investigator in Stem Cell Biology at the University of California at San Francisco. He is the 2010 recipient of two of the world’s most prestigious awards for scientific research: The Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology and The Balzan Prize.
    • Date: Monday, Dec. 13
    • Time: 4 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Place: The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston
    • For more information, click here.

Does your Japan America Society have an upcoming event that you’d like to share with JetWit readers? Email Gail Cetnar Meadows the info.

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