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Vol.29
December 2009
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Japanese Entrepreneurs Meet Future Business Leaders in NY On November 15th, eight members of the 'Shibusawa Mission of Young Business Leaders 2009' from Japan participated in a panel discussion with students from two world-class business schools, Columbia Business School and NYU Stern School, and members of the Japanese business community in New York. The event was hosted by Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya, the Japanese Consul-General in New York at his official residence. The mission, led by Mr. Ken Shibusawa, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 1909 Japanese business mission to the U.S., led by Eiichi Shibusawa,...
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Dean Takamura of CUSSW Honored by the Government of Japan
On November 3rd, 2009, Professor Jeanette C. Takamura, Dean of the Columbia University School of Social Work was honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, for her outstanding contributions to the promotion of social welfare policies and programs and the status of Japanese Americans. The conferment ceremony for Dean Takamura was held in New York on December 2nd at the official residence of Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya, the Japanese Consul-General in New York.
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WV Governor Manchin Met Japanese Company Executives at the Ambassador's Residence
On November 23rd, Ambassador and Mrs. Nishimiya invited West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III, First Lady Gayle C. Manchin, and other senior state officials to attend a dinner meeting with top U.S.-based executives from 16 leading Japanese corporations and business organizations. The event, which took place at the Ambassador's official residence, was intended to promote closer relations between the Mountain State and the Japanese business community by giving Governor Manchin and his staff the opportunity to speak with corporate executives in a relaxed setting.
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Director of JIC Mr. Sugiyama Speaks on Japan-US relations
On November 19th, Mr. Akira Sugiyama, Deputy Consul-General and Director of the Japan Information Center was invited by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University to give a lecture on "Japan-US Relations". Mr. Sugiyama discussed Japanese economic and foreign policies under new Prime Minister Hatoyama...
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Visit Japan
Nara
NARA 1300th Anniversary: Celebrate the First Capital of Japan
With full of ancient temples and capital architecture designed upon rich cultural elements from the ancient Chinese civilization, Nara is almost a live museum for Buddhism art pieces such as wooden statues, drawings and paintings. It is almost inevitable to compare Nara with Kyoto because of the proximity and the traditional and cultural attractions, but visitors should enjoy Nara's vivid colors that differentiate the city from quieter Zen elements of Kyoto.
Culture Connection
Japan Foundation, New York
The promotion of international cultural exchange and mutual understanding with other countries is an important part of Japan's foreign policy. With this mission, the Japan Foundation (headquarters in Tokyo) has been playing an essential role since its establishment in 1972 as Japan's leading public organization in this field. Its 21 overseas offices in 20 different countries...
Ambassador Desk

At the very beginning of my succession as Japanese Ambassador and Consul-General in New York, I declared that I would go out and meet as many people as I can and speak directly with them in every corner of every state that my responsibility covers. I believe that the relationship between the Consulate and the local community should be as “interactive” as possible.

Event Calendar
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Hogaku: New Sounds of Japan 2010
Asia Society and Museum
January 6 to February 4, 2010
Kurosawa Festival

Film Forum
Exhibitions
10/8 - 1/23/ 2010
"Six Decades"
           by Kazuo Shiraga

McCaffrey Fine Art
23 East 67 st. ,NYC



10/9 - 1/17/2010
Serizawa:
Master of Japanese Textile Design

Japan Sociey
10/21-1/10/2010
Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor
Metropolitan Museum
Exhibitions Cultural Events
11/13 - 1/2/2010 Volcano Lovers ISE Cultural Foundation
1/10/2010
Oshogatsu Japanese New Year Celebration
New Canaan, Connecticut

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