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September 2018 Newsletter

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Register today for the Annual Dinner! adachi
November 8, 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Join us for our largest event of the year, with more than 100 guests from Pittsburgh and beyond, fun auction items, and an interesting speaker. This year's keynote speaker will be Joe Adachi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Executive Vice President, Canon Inc.

Sponsorships and tickets are still available, so register today!

Thank you to our Title Sponsor!  
Silent Auction Sneak Preview


We have many great items available at the Silent Auction, including hotel stays, restaurant gift cards, and more!

We are still accepting item donations, so if you have something to donate, please email Setsuko or call 412-856-8608 by November 1.


day-of-giving-logo #GiveBigPittsburgh is a digital fundraising event that connects individuals with the causes that matter to them and empowers donors to give to the local nonprofits that tackle our communities' most critical issues. #GiveBigPittsburgh raises money for our communities, brings new donors and increases awareness about local nonprofits while leveraging the national marketing of #GivingTuesday. The Pittsburgh campaign will use the #GiveBigPittsburgh hashtag.

#GiveBigPittsburgh 2018 begins at midnight on November 27. Please consider supporting the JASP as part of your charitable giving this year! arrow2
Japanese-English Reading Circle

JERC The Japanese-English Reading Circle is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month. In addition to discussing your reading in Japanese or English with other members, there are opportunities to play games and build your confidence and vocabulary in your second language.

Saturday, October 20, 5:00-6:30 PM
Saturday, November 3, 5:00-6:30 PM
Saturday, November 17, 5:00-6:30 PM
Saturday, December 1, 5:00-6:30 PM

Kenmawr Apartments, Community Room, Ground Floor
401 Shady Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Upcoming Community Events

#BurghMeetsWorld Challengebmwjpg
In your everyday life, how do you impact the world, and how does the world impact you from right here in Pittsburgh?

To participate, post your story on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Use your pictures, videos, and captions to tell us how you impact the world, and how the world impacts you from right here in Pittsburgh.

Every few days, the Global Switchboard will select a post to receive a prize package based on their online criteria. At the end of the challenge, the most liked/favorited/retweeted posts will receive the people's choice award! So post your responses and check out what your fellow Pittsburghers have to say!

When: Until October 22
Where: On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

PBX_HARDROCK_EVENT_Banner 4International Business Networking Reception

Join the Pittsburgh Business Exchange, in partnership with ten other organizations, for an International Business Networking Reception at the Hard Rock Cafe! You are invited to join hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs, and other professionals from the Greater Pittsburgh Area and around the world. JASP members receive a discounted admission price of $15 until September 21.

When: October 17, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, 230 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

JET Program Information SessionJET

Learn about the application process and experience as a Japan Exchange and Teaching Program teacher in Japan from the Pittsburgh JET Alumni group.

Where: 4130 W Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
When: October 23, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Cherry Blossoms: Traditions, Symbols, and Storiesann-mcclellan

Ann McClellan, author and scholar of cherry blossoms, will explore the images and tales associated with the ethereal Japanese cherry blossoms. People have celebrated the blooming of these trees for more than 1000 years, and today they serve as instruments of diplomacy, as landscape enhancements, and as eternal signs of spring and romance.

When: October 30, 5:00 PM
Where: 540 William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh

ikebanaCreate Your Own Ikebana Arrangement

Sogetsu Ikebana is a one of a kind experience that allows nature to flow through your senses, vision, and ideas. Reiko Nakajima, co-founder of the Sogetsu Pittsburgh Study Group, will lead a hands-on workshop resulting in a beautiful floral arrangement of your very own. All supplies needed to create your own Ikebana are included in the price of registration.

When: November 1, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Where: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, 799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

Carnegie International University Night with Postcommodity carnegie museum of art for newsletter 2

Artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist of Postcommodity lead the evening with a discussion about their diverse practice. The work of art that they have created for the Carnegie International embodies Pittsburgh's industrial history in steel, glass, and coal. Hear Martínez and Twist speak about the complexities of creating visual language and narrative around issues that challenge us today.

When: November 1, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Where: Carnegie Museum of Art, Music Hall & Sculpture Hall
29th Japan-America Grassroots Summit in Hyogo-Himeji Japan

hyogo himeji japan 3The Japan-America Grassroots Summit is an annual large-scale meeting of Japanese and American citizens, held alternately in Japan and America. It celebrates the historic friendship between Nakahama Manjiro and Captain William Whitfield.

The 29th Japan-America Grassroots Summit will be held in Hyogo Prefecture from June 24-July 1, 2019. The program includes an opening ceremony and welcome reception, local sessions and homestay, and closing ceremony and farewell reception. More than 100 people usually participate as guests, enjoying sight-seeing, cultural activities, and staying with a host family.

Registration is now open and only 100 spaces are available. This summit is a great way to have a people-to-people experience in Japan! arrow2
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