Feb 7

Japan America Society Roundup 2.7.10

Current Hiroshima-ken JET Gail Meadows, Editor of Hiroshima JET webzine the Wide Island View, shines a light on some of the upcoming events of Japan America Societies…

JAS of Pennsylvania

  • Paper Art Workshop — This one-of-a-kind Paper Art Workshop features the famous Japanese paper cutout artist Shu Kubo, who is well regarded in Japan’s modern art scene with work that has appeared on postage stamps and New Year’s greeting cards in Japan. Participants in this workshop will be provided with tools and materials to produce their own kirié creation.
    • Date: Saturday, Feb. 27
    • Time: Morning session 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Afternoon session 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Place: Chaya Japanese Cuisine, 2032 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh
    • For more information, click here.

    JS of Northern California

    • US-Japan Clean Tech Symposium 2010 — The theme of this symposium is “Why Being in Japan and Partnering with Japanese Companies are Essential for Clean Tech.” The event will highlight clean tech opportunities and encourage collaboration between U.S. and Japanese companies through discussion and sharing of strategies and plans.
      • Date: Thursday, Feb. 18
      • Time: 1 to 5:30 p.m.
      • Place: Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street, San Francisco
      • For more information, click here.

    JAS of Kentucky

    • How Carbon Constraints Impact Manufacturing in Kentucky — On Dec. 7, the U.S. EPA declared that GHG (including carbon dioxide and related gases) are a danger to human health and the environment. Because of this finding, the EPA now must regulate GHG under the Clean Air Act. Many industries in Kentucky will be especially vulnerable to changes that will result from this announcement. Learn more about these changes and how businesses can adjust.
      • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 23
      • Time: 3 p.m.
      • Place: DoubleTree Guest Suites, Lexington
      • For more information, click here.

    JAS of the State of Washington

    • Educator’s Workshop: Teaching About Japan and Japanese-American Experiences — There are many free educational programs about Japan and the Japanese-American Experience provided by non-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound region. This workshop will raise awareness about these resources, and each organization will discuss what resources are available for teachers to use in the classroom and how these resources can be utilized.
      • Date: Friday, March 19
      • Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
      • Place: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
22nd Floor Conference Room,
1201 Third Ave., Suite 2200,
      • 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 Meadows the info.

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