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June 2009 Newsletter
Hot of the Press
Paul J Wilhelm Memorial Golf Outing a Big Success!

Use the links below for articles you may have missed.

Golfers competed for winning team trophies, individual skill prizes, and hole-in-one prizes. Other event highlights included the Grand Prize Raffle, theater tickets, dinners, golf items and more.

Click here to see more photos from our recent golf outing.

You may be a Winner!

Travel & Leisure Check-In: Tickets to Tokyo

Click here to enter for the chance to win an enchanting Tokyo getaway, and discover Japan's unique culture, history, and lifestyle. Presented by Japan National Tourism Organization, Japan Airlines, Park Hyatt Tokyo, and Grand Hyatt Tokyo.

What is this?

Use this link to read more about this symbol of Tokyo.

Centennial Opportunity Drawing: Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Japan America Society

Click here to find out how you could win a luxury Lexus, airlines tickets or cash!

In the Mix

Ramen companies are kicking back and letting customers write the recipes in smart marketing campaigns

When Maruchan introduced the new cup ramen flavor, “Thick and Rich Miso Tonkotsu,” on February 16, nearly two million potential consumers already knew about it.

Click here to find out how Ramen created that kind of buzz over the introduction of an ordinary convenience store staple.

Alternatives to Mass Production, Mass Consumption, and Mass Disposal

The practice of swapping fashions has recently been attracting attention worldwide. Japan's first major fashion swap event, "xChange," was held in September 2007 in Tokyo.

The xChange events are designed to exchange not only fashion items but also information and sentiments from the owners of the clothes, using what is called an "episode tag." Participants put tags on each of the items they bring and write their name and a brief episode concerning the tagged items.

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Blogs: Views of Life in Japan

Japandra: Sandra in Japan Again

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to follow Sandra in Tokyo.



Click here to follow Leah's life as she works as a teacher in Takuma, Japan.

A Chronicle of my Three-Month Cycling Trip in Japan

Click here to follow Andrew's blog as he chronicles his cycling trip.

Washi: The Paper It's Printed On
Thursday, June 4, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Galleries open until 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, Free

Mitsumata plants in Gifu

Discover the art and science of Japan's 1500-year-old handmade paper culture with Wendy Bennett, Mitsumata plants in Gifu Fine Art Paper
Conservator and Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania
Bennett discusses traditional Japanese papers and shares her observations of papermaking and related arts from a recent - Washi Tour - in rural Japan. Learn about the fibers that are used in the creation of Japanese paper (Washi), including kozo, mitsumata, and gampi, and how regional differences in water, soil, and climate affect the final product. Click here for more details.
After the talk, visit the exhibition Matsubara: A Celebration in Pittsburgh, and examine the paper choices that Naoko Matsubara made for her woodblock prints. Plant samples from the Museum of Natural History's Section of Botany and paper samples from Bennett's collection will also be on view.

Self-Portrait Naoko Matsubara
The Japanese Paper Place
June "Washi Matsuri" Workshops

These workshops have been organized to answer questions that often prevent artists from choosing Japanese paper.

From Line and Shape to Complex Surfaces: A New Approach to Collage Every Day
June 8 to 12, 2009

Layering Japanese Paper
June 17, 2009

Washi Tastings – Sample the Best!
June 19, 2009

How Would you Frame It?
June 24, 2009

Sizing and Surfacing Washi for Later Artistic Creation
June 30, 2009

For details on all the workshops, click here.

Japan Society of New York Corporate Webcast Series

NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer Examines the Future of Capital Markets
Corporate Luncheon
Tuesday, June 9, 12 PM

NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer offers a glimpse into the global capital marketplace of the future.

Click here to stay informed about all Japan Society of New York programs and events.

Japanese Royalty to Visit U.S.

Japan's Emperor, Empress will visit Hawaii for three days in July

The emperor and empress of Japan, who drew large crowds during their last visit to Hawaii 15 years ago, will stop in the Islands for three days in July on their way home from a visit to Canada.

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Archived JASP Newsletters
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