The Japan-America Society of Vermont
Dedicated to Improving Cultural Understanding and Business Interaction
123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Suite 306 - Colchester, VT 05446 - U.S.A
email : email@example.com
Japan America Society of Vermont
Hachinohei Matsuri in Aomori, Mike Nakada, Huffington Post.
The photo appears in the article
Japan's Amazing Late Summer Festivals by Gail Nakada,
Huffington Post, July 29, 2013. http://huff.to/1c5SqeG
Calendar - Coming this Fall
Language Classes (Children)
Language Classes (Adult)
Tsukimi Moon Viewing Party: October 19, 2013
The JASV will offer up to two classes. Each class needs a minimum of 4 students. And the class definition will depend on the students' Japanese level. The teacher interviews you before the class starts.
Each class will be one lesson a week for 10 weeks, one and a half hours per lesson, starting from the 2nd week of October. The day of the week and time will be adjusted to the students' request.
The fee is $195, which includes teaching materials. The class may be canceled if the number of students is less than 4.
The classes are held in St. Edmund's Hall on the campus of St. Michael's College, Colchester. (Google map: http://g.co/maps/b2jcq)
If you have any questions, please contact Toshi Saitoh (802-865-9985). To register, please complete this form.
We will have the annual Tsukimi party on Oct 19 (Saturday) at Dorset Park at Spear and Swift Streets in So. Burlington. Sunset and moonrise will occur at 6 PM. On this day, let's bring kites if you have any and we can enjoy kite flying before the moon rises if weather permits. It's a pot-luck event, please bring something to share. JASV will provide soft drinks.Bakuretsucon (November 1 - 3)
Bakuretsu Con, Vermont's premiere anime convention, will be held at the Hampton Inn & Conference Center, Colchester, VT. This year's theme is MMO (Massive Multi-player Online). For those of you scratching your heads about this theme, tune in on the Bakuretsucon website -Vermont International Festival
Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8, 2013 (Tentative)
Champlain Valley Exposition Hall
Tomodachi Home Stay
In late July and early August, the CGI Braveheart program hosted 15 students from Tohoku Japan, the region struck by the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant failures of 2011. 13 Vermont families were able to be host families in the homestay portion of their visit. The local visits were coordinated by Sara Dickey, CCI Greenheart - Tomodachi VT. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Sara at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Burlington and Essex Students visited Tottori Japan. April 18 - May 3
Last April, the JASV was happy to support 11 students from Burlington and Essex High Schools in the Green Across the Pacific Tottori-Vermont Environmental Exchange Program. The trip, covering the dates April 18 through April 29, included visits to Kyoto, Hiroshima, as well several sites in Tottori Prefecture.
At the closing ceremony, Shunichi Yamashita, Directory of the Tottori Prefectural International Exchange Foundation, said that, based on what he had witnessed during the exchange activities in Tottori, this exchange "must continue."
Photographs from the visit may be found at the project's blog site (http://tottori-vermontenvex.blogspot.com) or their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Across-The-Pacific/107331052648522)
JASV Organizational Notes:The JASV Board Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month - 6:30 pm. The JASV board meetings are in the JASV office at 123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Suite 203. Colchester. All are welcome.
The JASV Facebook page is a community space for JASV members and friends. If you are a participant in Facebook, visit our page at http://facebook.com/jasv.org; click "like" to include our postings on your Facebook wall.
If you would like to receive updates on the JASV calendar by email, you can join our Yahoo mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jasv/ or by sending email request to email@example.com.
Resources:Consulate-General of Japan in Boston website
in English language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
or Japanese language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/
If you know of any Japan-related events in Vermont, please send them to JASV at firstname.lastname@example.org.