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November 2010 Newsletter  
Please Join Us December 16, 2010 at the 2010 Annual Dinner
Thank You for Another Successful Annual Dinner!

Join the JASP at the Duquesne Club on December 16, 2010 for the 2010 Annual Dinner with keynote speaker, His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Japan.

Guests will enjoy a silent auction before dinner, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a dinner program following.  Click here  to buy tickets and for more information. Watch your mail for your invitation.

We are accepting silent auction gifts! Some items we are interested in receiving are ipad, ipod, bluray player, kitchen gadgets, golf items, digital camera, a kindle, blue tooth earpiece, hotel stays and gift baskets.

coal.jpgJapan Iron and Steel Federation to Challenge CO2 Emissions Reduction in Steel Making Process

The Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) announced that it was selected on July 22, 2009, for "the evelopment of environmentally-conscious
technologies for the steel production process," which is a project sponsored by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). This technology development project was commissioned to the COURSE50 committee (the CO2 Ultimate Reduction in Steelmaking process by Innovative technology for cool Earth 50 committee), which was established within the framework of the JISF, aiming to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the steel making process by 30 percent. 

pump.jpgToshiba to Verify CO2 Separation/Capture Technology at Coal Power Plant

Toshiba Corporation, a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, announced
on September 29, 2009, that it has completed construction of a pilot plant and had started testing its carbon dioxide (CO2) separation/capture process which captures 10 tons of CO2 per day. The pilot plant is expected to help accelerate the commercialization of its carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology that separates and captures CO2 emitted by sources such as thermal power plants and then stores it underground or in other locations.

Upcoming Events:
The Asian Studies Center at the
University of Pittsburgh

as-logo.gifWed., Feb 24, 2010
Lecture-demonstration of Kyogen Japanese dance moves by Dr. Julie Iezzi, the University of Hawaii. 1:00 - 3:30 pm, location TBA.

Fri., Feb 26, 2010
"Remembering World War II and Narrating the Nation: Study of Tezuka Osamu's War Manga." EALL Colloquium Talk by Mr. Rémi Feuillassier (MA candidate, East Asian Studies). Noon in 4130 Posvar. Light refreshments will be served.

Fri., March 19, 2010
"Effects of Teaching Order on the Acquisition of the Japanese Imperfective." EALL Colloquium Talk by Mr. Clifford McRae (MA candidate, East Asian Studies). Noon in 4130 Posvar. Light refreshments will be served.

Sat., March 20, 2010
Yamamoto Japanese Kyogen Performance 8:00 pm, Pitt's Charity Randall Theatre. 

Fri., Apr 2, 2010
"Why a Quaker Tutor for the Crown Prince?"
An Imperial Household's Strategy to Save Emperor Hirohito in MacArthur's Japan. EALL Colloquium Talk by Ms. Kaoru Hoshino (MA candidate, East Asian Studies). Noon in 4130 Posvar. Light refreshments will be served.

For complete details, visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc

Fareed Zakaria in Partnership with Pittsburgh Middle East Institute
October 13, 2009

8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Music Hall

Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN's international affairs program, "Fareed Zakaria GPS" which airs Sundays worldwide. He also writes a weekly column for Newsweek and is the author of several books, including New

York Times best seller, The Future of Freedom. His most recent book is The Post American World, which became an instant best seller. Ticket prices are $70, $50, $25 for students, allplus Service Fees For Group Sales at the reduced service fee, please contact ProArts. Click for more details!

Oct. 23 - Dec. 13, 2009
The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

The exhibition "The Actor's Image: The Japan-Virginia Society of Ukiyo-e Prints" will be on display from October. 23 - December 13, 2009 at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. A Japanese Tea Demonstration, performed by Drew Hanson, will take place on Wednesday, October 28, at 5 p.m., and Dr. Julie Nelson Davis from the University of Pennsylvania will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18, time TBA, contact the gallery.

The exhibition and all events are free and open to the public. The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA, is recognized as one of the primary exhibition spaces for the display of art in the greater central Pennsylvania area. Located in a former nineteenth-century church, the Gallery hosts six exhibitions per year that represent diverse artistic styles and time periods. Exhibitions have included Rembrandt etchings, Tiffany lamps, medieval illuminated manuscripts as well as contemporary works. Each spring, the Gallery hosts a Juried Arts Exhibition, a popular event that draws many artists from the region.

The Gallery hosts a number of lectures and events in conjunction with exhibitions, and all exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. More information can be found at www.lvc.edu/gallery, or by calling 717-867-6445.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Annual Dinner a huge success! Click here to see more images from this event.

Left back row: Yukari Yamakawa, Vanda Wall, Peter Kelley, Kelly Chaney, Beverly Jordan, Jordan Chaney, Karen Sak, Matt Rossitto, Bridget Loeper. Left front row: Lidy Mohri, Kazuko Macher, Atsumi Sewell, Qianqian Miao, JASP Executive Director Wendy Bennett, Reiko Nakajima, Grace Filice, Jenn Murawski
The Hon. Senator Howard Baker and Steve Ceurvorst, Chairman of the Board of JASP
Left to right: JASP Board Members: Joseph Scherrbaum, Brian Heery, Steve Ceurvorst, Susumu Ishihara, Dennis Unkovic and Shigenori Shiga.
Please Join us for a
Meishi Mixer Sushi Party


Bring smiles, business cards (meishi), and appetites to the new Chaya Japanese Cuisine for JASP's relaxed Meishi Mixer Sushi Party!  sushi-s.jpg

Date/Time:  Sunday, December 13, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Buffet dinner will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Chaya Japanese Cuisine Restaurant,
2104 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Cost for Dinner:
$25 if registered by December 4th.
$30 after December 4th. 

Register online:
For more information: 412-433-5021


 Pictures You May Have Missed

Dec-1a.jpg  Speech Contest Gallery

Career Fair Gallery

Dec-3a.jpg  Obento Workshop Gallery

Dec-4a.jpg  Sakura Project Gallery


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