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  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki Mayors Attend Conversation between A-Bomb Survivors President Truman's Grandson and High School Students: Press: About: Japan Society
    high schools for 36 years Participation in the 2nd Peace Boat Hibakusha Project in fall 2009 was the starting point for him to start telling his story Mr Hakariya joined the Nagasaki Foundation for the Promotion of Peace to give his testimony and he continues to talk about the true nature of nuclear weapons to young people traveling himself to South East Asia and around the world to do so From http hibakushastories org meet the hibakusha meet michio hakariya Clifton Truman Daniel is the oldest grandson of 33rd U S President Harry S Truman and the honorary chairman of the Truman Library Institute in Independence MO A former journalist and public relations executive Mr Daniel is the author of two books on his grandparents Growing Up With My Grandfather Memories of Harry S Truman Birch Lane Press 1995 and Dear Harry Love Bess Bess Truman s Letters to Harry Truman 1919 1943 Truman State University Press 2011 He is currently at work on a book on the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki This event marks the Japan Society Education Program s fourth such collaboration with Hibakusha Stories In May 2010 the Society presented the A Bomb Survivor Panel Discussion Live Webcast In October 2012 Mr Daniel appeared in Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman s Grandson Sharing Personal Stories after becoming the first Truman descendant to visit the atomic bombing memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the occasion of the 67th anniversary In May 2013 Mr Daniel was joined by a descendant of an engineer who worked on the Manhattan Project in A tomic Bomb Survivors Meet Descendants of Harry Truman and the Manhattan Project Archival Video 2013 Highlights http aboutjapan japansociety org content cfm personal testimonies president harry trumans grandson 2012 Opening Remarks http vimeo com 53806394 2012 Setsuko Thurlow Testimony http vimeo com 52049769 2012 Yasuaki Yamashita Testimony http vimeo com 52049768 2012 Clifton Truman Daniel Testimony http vimeo com 52026576 2012 Q A with students http vimeo com 52720294 2010 http www japansociety org content cfm webcast detail eid 3560219b Dedicated to bringing living history into the classroom in the last three years Hibakusha Stories an initiative of Youth Arts New York passes the legacy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a new generation and empowers them with tools to build a world free of nuclear weapons The organization has brought atomic bomb survivors to over 10 000 high school students throughout the metro area More at http hibakushastories org The Japan Society Education Program cultivates interest in Japan through a suite of family school and educators programs The Program offers events for teachers and students including teacher seminars educators study tours curricula development school partnerships and activities for students and school groups Additionally the Program introduces families and children to diverse aspects of Japanese culture by celebrating some of Japan s most important holidays and festivals with hands on activities crafts performances and more The Education Program also provides educational tools and

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  • 3 Years after Japan's Earthquake Japan Society Allocates 10 New Grants totaling $750K towards Recovery and Reconstruction: Press: About: Japan Society
    aqua farmers and fishermen in four ports on the Oshika peninsula The third grant supports JEN s Memory Program a storytelling contest that will highlight the work of individuals active in Tohoku reconstruction MAKOTO supports and trains entrepreneurs in Miyagi Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures and started the Council of Supporting Entrepreneurs for Recovery which brings together organizations government officials corporations and universities interested in supporting entrepreneurship in Tohoku MAKOTO s programs included cocolin a co working space in Sendai a crowd funding site Challenge Star and a crowd sourcing program to match entrepreneurs with expertise With a second JERF grant Makoto will continue to support entrepreneurs in Tohoku NPO Asueno Kibo works to build connections between the NPO public and private sectors to support entrepreneurs and NPO leaders as part of the long term reconstruction and revitalization of Onagawa With support from JERF Asueno Kibo will undertake a groundbreaking effort to collect relevant data that local government the civil sector and businesses can use to better understand the current situation in Onagawa and better measure impact and progress as stakeholders move forward on reconstruction and revitalization Onagawa will serve as a model for the data collection and analysis project and two other towns will participate to assess the value and relevance of data collection and analysis project for their respective towns NPO Riku Café started as a small community space where local residents could relax come together over tea or coffee and share information in Rikuzentakata Given the success of the space the JERF supports the building of a larger café designed by architect Yuri Naruse so the organization can provide more services and activities for the community A second grant to NPO Riku Café will help bridge the increased costs of construction due to the building boom in Tohoku The Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund was started by Taylor s family to honor her memory after 3 11 Taylor was teaching English in Ishinomaki as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching JET Programme when the earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku The Memorial Fund focuses on recovery projects in Ishinomaki that benefit students schools and families starting with creation of reading corners in schools and inviting Japanese students to the United States The Memorial Fund now supports eight projects in Ishinomaki Voluntary Architects Network was established by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban as a disaster assistance organization that focuses on architectural projects in post disaster areas around the world Mr Ban designed the new train station in Onagawa which was swept away by the tsunami A public bath was included as part of the train station and the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund supports the Onagawa Town Onsen Hot Bath Facility Tile Art Project Local residents and individuals involved in the recovery process will be invited to paint tiles that will be made into two murals that will decorate the public bath Working with Mr Ban Hiroshi Senju artist and Eiji Mitooka industrial designer will oversee the design of the murals These

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  • Press Registration: Press: About: Japan Society
    BC MB NB NF NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT N A Zip Postal Code Country United States Canada Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua And Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos Keeling Islands Columbia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote D Ivoire Ivory Coast Croatia Hrvatska Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic D P R Korea Dem Rep of Congo Zaire Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard and McDonald Islands Honduras Hong Kong SAR PRC Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea North Korea South Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua new Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion Romania Russia Rwanda S Georgia The S Sandwich Islands Saint Kitts And Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain

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  • Contact Us: Home: Japan Society
    Your Name Email Address Message Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report Space Rentals Programs Business Policy

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  • Credits: Home: Japan Society
    ART DIRECTION Christine Knorr PRODUCTION Peter Sebeckis VIDEO Benjamin Warren Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center Event Nihongo Chat About Overview Brief History Board of Directors Staff Career Opportunities News Press Annual Report

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  • 2016 Events: Past Events: Business & Policy: Programs: Japan Society
    of the World Map Wednesday February 3 12 PM Business Policy Becoming a Leader in Resort Management Hoshino Resorts Innovation for Hospitality Tuesday January 26 6 PM Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Language Center

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  • Calendar: Japan Society
    S Japan Security Alliance Past Present and Future Monday March 14 6 PM Seven decades after the end of World War II the U S Japan security alliance continues to play a vital role in ensuring stability and peace in the Asia Pacific region This program focuses on the history of the U S Japan security alliance since 1945 discussing historical events that have made a significant impact on U S Japan security relations Register WORKSHOP Making Kokedama the Potless Bonsai Wednesday March 16 6 30 PM Make your own kokedama the pot less houseplant from Japan Kokedama moss balls have been popping up in florists and style magazines around the US and now you can make one to take home with you Buy Tickets FILM Nuclear Nation II Thursday March 17 7 PM This follow up to director Atsushi Funahashi s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary continues his investigation into the aftermath of the 3 11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown by following a community of displaced people from Futaba who continue to live in temporary housing Buy Tickets Girl X THEATER Annual Play Reading Series Girl X Monday March 21 7 30 PM Set in a post 3 11 Tokyo Girl X centers on a few characters Sister who lives with her rich husband and young daughter her derelict Younger Brother and a Man her former boyfriend who now wanders the streets in search of the Enemy Written by Suguru Yamamoto one of Japan s youngest and most promising playwrights and directors Buy Tickets TALKS How Japanese Cars Changed the World An Insider s Look Tuesday March 22 6 30 PM Tokyo based motor journalist World Car Awards Chairman and host of the international car show Samurai Wheels Peter Lyon examines the highlights of Japan s car industry its successes failures and the latest technologies including artificial intelligence pedestrian safety and autonomous driving Buy Tickets LANGUAGE CENTER EVENT Nihongo Chat Friday March 25 6 PM Join Japanese language students and native Japanese speakers at this informal gathering to practice Japanese and English Anyone with some Japanese language experience is welcome to attend BUSINESS POLICY The Age of Geo Economics Choices for Japan the U S in a G Zero World Monday March 28 6 PM Ian Bremmer President of Eurasia Group will discuss what G Zero means to the U S Japan and Asia broadly why the U S s foreign policy is in decline how Japanese and American business and political leaders should prepare themselves to cope with emerging challenges in this environment and what kind of path the U S may choose as the world s only superpower Register FILM Stray Dog Friday April 1 7 PM Akira Kurosawa s classic police procedural starring a luminous Toshiro Mifune screens in honor of what would have been the superstar actor s 96th birthday Buy Tickets 1 2 3 4 Calendar of Events February 2016 S M T W Th F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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  • 2012 Educators’ Study Tour to Japan: Educators' Study Tour: Education: Programs: Japan Society
    and those key pieces and materials pictures and books I picked up from there I learned about humanity people disaster my own impression of what I hear and how it is interpreted differently I learned about perseverance The trip to Fukushima wasn t just about what I could take back to the classroom it was what I could take back to people and how I could help I enjoyed being placed in a family that had multiple generations living together I thoroughly enjoyed going out into the plantation of my host family to see how they make a living This gave me a great insight into a normal family makes a living I felt so relaxed after the trip to Nikko and the onsen was beautiful and helped me to appreciate Japanese culture You understand the connection to nature by being surrounded by such unbelievable beauty About Educators Study Tour of Japan The Educators Study Tour to Japan offers edu cators nationwide the opportunity to travel to Japan for three weeks to bring their experiences back to the classroom The program is open to middle and high school classroom teachers librarians and school administrators principals assistant principals and department chairs only and includes an intensive pre departure orientation and a study tour to Japan in June July for the cost of 1 000 Eight to ten full time classroom teachers and librar ians who teach about Japan as well as school administrators will be selected for the program through a competitive process Demonstration of a firm commitment by the participants and their school administration to foster and sustain education on Japan in their school is an essen tial component of the application A detailed statement of the school s plans for utilizing this in depth training on Japanese society is a crucial part of the application The program is open to all public private or parochi al middle and high school educators in the U S Both individuals and interdisciplinary teams from the same school may apply Highlight The study tour acquainted the participants with Japanese society through a wide range of site visits in Tokyo Kyoto Nara Hiroshima Aichi and Wakayama Homestays with families in both rural and suburban areas and school visits were significant parts of the program The tour focused on K 12 school visits to help participants have a better understanding of Japan s education system by meeting their counterparts in Japa nese schools The tour provided the opportunity to connect with Japanese schools for planning electronic exchanges and to meet an A bomb survivor in Hiroshima who talked about his or her personal experience The tour included an optional visit to a part of the Tohoku region hard hit by the 3 11 earthquake and tsunami Preparation Orientation and Follow up Pre departure orientation Study Tour members participated in an intensive three day pre departure orienta tion at Japan Society in New York from Thursday June 28 Saturday June 30 2012 Teachers who lived outside

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