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  2013  
 
June 30 - July 12, 2013
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2013
       
  2012  
 
July 1 - July 13, 2012
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2012
       
  2011  
 
June 27 - July 9, 2011
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2011
       
  2010  
 
August 2010
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2010
 
August 6-8, 2010
  7th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies in Akita, Japan
 
June 28 - July 10, 2010
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2010
       
  2009  
 
October 29-30, 2009
  National Forum Series: Columbus & Cincinnati
 
July 30 - August 11, 2009
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2009
 
June 29 - July 11, 2009
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2009
 
April 21-23, 2009
  National Forum Series: Kansas City, Colorado Springs and Denver
 
July 10, 2008 - June 5, 2009
  Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces An Exhibition Series by Mitsuko Asakura
       
  2008  
 
November 17-20, 2008
  National Forum Series: Jackson, Birmingham & Nashville
 
June 10, 2008 - June 5, 2009
  Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces An Exhibition Series by Mitsuko Asakura
 
October 23, 2008
  30th Anniversary Award Presentation and Lecture
 
July 25 - August 8, 2008
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2008
 
July 10, 2008 - June 5, 2009
  Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces An Exhibition Series by Mitsuko Asakura
 
June 30-July 12, 2008
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2008
 
February 5-8, 2008
  Sixth International Symposium of America-Japan Societies
         
  2007  
 
October 17-19, 2007
  National Forum Series: Minneapolis, Cincinnati & Indianapolis
 
August 2-12, 2007
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2007
 
July 1-13, 2007
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2007
 
February 27-March 1, 2007
  National Forum Series: San Diego & Los Angeles
         
  2006  
 
October 10-12, 2006
  National Forum Series: Atlanta, Nashville, & Memphis
 
August 11-22, 2006
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2006
 
June 20 - July 1, 2006
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2006
 
April 21-22 , 2006
  5th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies in Kyoto
 
May 31 - June 1, 2006
  National Forum Series: Portland (OR) & San Francisco
 
March 2-7, 2006
  National Forum Series: Seattle, Dallas & Houston
         
  2005  
 
December 7, 2005
  Korea, Japan, and the Asian Mystique
 
July 12-22, 2005
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2005
 
June 27 - July 12, 2005
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2005
         
  US-Japan 150th Aniversary Programs  
 
December 2004 & July 2005
  Women in Politics & Public Service
 
October 28-30, 2004
  Fourth International NAJAS/NAAJS Symposium
 
July 31 - August 14, 2004
  Japan-America Baseball Camp 2004
 
April 7 - May 10, 2004
  Robert Whiting Tour: The Meaning of Ichiro
 
March 31, 2004
  Japan-America 150th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony
 
April 2003 - February 2004
  Japan Workshop for Teachers
 
April 2003 - January 2004
  Haiku Contest
         
  2004  
 
June 28 - July 13, 2004
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2004
         
  2003  
 
Nobember 4, 2003
 

The Third Annual State of the US-Japan Business Relationship Symposium

       
  2002  
 
February 19, 2002
 

The Second Annual State of the US-Japan Business Relationship Symposium

       

     
  Program in 2013    
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2013    
  Jun3 30 - July 12, 2013   KKC 2013
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 

     
  Program in 2012    
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2012    
  July 1 - July 13, 2012   KKC 2010
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 

     
  Program in 2011    
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2011    
  June 27 - July 9, 2011   KKC 2010
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 

     
  Programs in 2010    
   
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2010    
  August 2010  
 

This summer, for the sixth year in a row, the Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp will allow American and Japanese boys aged 13 to 15 a chance to participate in a cultural exchange. The purpose of the camps is to provide baseball instruction and a cross-cultural experience, and to encourage young baseball players to learn more about each other and each others' countries.....more

 
 
   
  7th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies in Akita, Japan    
  August 6-8, 2010  
 

NAAJS-NAJAS biennial International Symposium will be held on August 6-8 in Akita Prefecture, in northern part of Japan. Agenda is being planned by NAAJS and the America-Japan Society of Akita. It will include joint meetings of NAJAS networks, as well as current events panel presentations and local area tours... more

 
 
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2010    
  June 28 - July 10, 2010   KKC 2010
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 
     
  Programs in 2009    
   
  National Forum Series: Columbus & Cincinnati    
  October 29-30, 2009  

 

Minister Hajime Hayashi & Peter Kelley collaborated with Professor Emeritus Bradley Richardson & Prof. Jeffrey Hornung of the Ohio State University, Prof. Dennis Oneill of the University of Cincinnati, Edward Kwon of Northern Kentucky University... more

 
 
   
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2009    
  July 30 - August 11, 2009  
 

This summer, for the sixth year in a row, the Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp will allow American and Japanese boys aged 13 to 15 a chance to participate in a cultural exchange. The purpose of the camps is to provide baseball instruction and a cross-cultural experience, and to encourage young baseball players to learn more about each other and each others' countries.....more

 
 
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2009    
  June 29 - July 11, 2009   KKC 2009
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 
   
  National Forum Series: Kansas City, Colorado Springs and Denver    
  April 21-23, 2009  

 

Minister Hideo Fukushima, Dr. Edward Lincoln, Dr. William Farrel toured in Colorado. The themes were "Today, Asia holds half the world's population, one-third of the global economy and, potentially, the economic and financial strength of the international system. In the eyes of many, Asia is key to a stable, prosperous world. The U.S.- Japan bilateral alliance has been East Asia's security structure, benefiting Japan, the United States, and the region. However, what worked in the past may not serve us well in the future. Current economic crises and potential security threats loom large"... more

 
 
   
  Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces An Exhibition Series by Mitsuko Asakura    
  July 10, 2008 - June 5, 2009   KKC 2008
  NAJAS is collaborating with member Societies in four U.S. cities to sponsor this exhibition series. Dyed tapestry artist Mitsuko Asakura creates new spaces for her work, showing how Japanese traditional art harmoniously blends with modern architecture. We hope this exhibition will introduce a unique form of innovation to American audiences...more

 
 
     
  Programs in 2008    
   
  National Forum Series: Jackson, Birmingham & Nashville    
  November 17 - 20, 2008  

 

Minister Kenji Goto, Mr. Atsushi Yamakoshi, Mr. Masakazu Nonishi & Mr. William R. Farrell toured in the South. The theme was "Energy, Economy and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. - Japan Relationship"... more

 
 
   
  30th Anniversary Award Presentation and Lecture    
  October 23 , 2008  
  Please join us in recognizing the extraordinary contributions to US-Japan relations made by Mr. Yotaro Kobayashi, former Chairman of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. He has been a giant in building bridges across the Pacific, working tirelessly for stronger ties between the institutions and peoples of the world. He has done this as a business leader and supporter of grass-roots exchange and education between our two countries. Presenting the NAJAS 30th Anniversary award to Mr. Kobayashi is particularly apropos since he was active in so many areas of the U.S.-Japan relationship, providing critical support for the National Association, especially in its formative years...more  
 
   
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2008    
  July 25 - August 8, 2008   KKC 2008
 

This summer, for the fifth year in a row, the Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp will allow American and Japanese boys aged 13 to 15 a chance to participate in a cultural exchange. The purpose of the camps is to provide baseball instruction and a cross-cultural experience, and to encourage young baseball players to learn more about each other and each others' countries.....more

 
 
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2008    
  June 30 -July 12, 2008   KKC 2008
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 
   
  Tapestry in Architecture: Creating Human Spaces An Exhibition Series by Mitsuko Asakura    
  July 10, 2008 - June 5, 2009   KKC 2008
  NAJAS is collaborating with member Societies in four U.S. cities to sponsor this exhibition series. Dyed tapestry artist Mitsuko Asakura creates new spaces for her work, showing how Japanese traditional art harmoniously blends with modern architecture. We hope this exhibition will introduce a unique form of innovation to American audiences...more

 
 
   
  Sixth International Symposium of America-Japan Societies    
  February 5-8, 2008   KKC 2006
 

Welcome to our celebration of 150 years of U.S.-Japan people-to-people exchanges in the year of the 30th anniversary of the National Association of Japan-America Societies....more

 
 

     
  Programs in 2007    
   
  National Forum Series: Minneapolis, Cincinnati & Indianapolis    
  October 17 - 19, 2007  

 

Masataka OKANO, Counselor of Political Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Masayoshi YAMASHITA, NTT, Chief Corporate, William FARRELL, Dynamic Strategies Asia, Chairman, Atsushi YAMAKOSHI, Keidanren, Director, spoke at several venues. The general theme of the programs was: "Looking Ahead: Japan-China-U.S., East Asia's Political and Economic Future"... more

 
 
   
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2007    
  August 2 - 12, 2007   KKC 2006
 

This summer, for the fourth year in a row, the Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp will allow American and Japanese boys aged 13 to 15 a chance to participate in a cultural exchange. The purpose of the camps is to provide baseball instruction and a cross-cultural experience, and to encourage young baseball players to learn more about each other and each others' countries.....more

 
 

   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2007    
  July 1 - 13, 2007   KKC 2007
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) will sponsor a ten day Fellowship to Japan this summer for educators in the U.S. and Canada. The Fellowship allows teachers to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives....more

 
 
   
  National Forum Series: San Diego & Los Angeles    
  February 27 - March 1, 2007  

 

In Feb-March 2007, Masafumi Ishii, Minister of Political Affairs at the Embassy of Japan, Atsushi Yamakoshi, Director of Keidanren-USA, and Kazuyoshi Moriguchi, Director of Canon USA's corporate planning division spoke to audiences in both San Diego and Los Angeles. Valerie Ploumpis, Associate Directore of Keidanren-USA served as moderator.... more

 
 

     
  Programs in 2006    
   
  National Forum Series: Atlanta, Nashville, & Memphis    
  October 10 - 12, 2006  

 

The third series featured Kenji Kanasugi, Counselor of Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan, Richard Cronin, Senior Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center, and Atsushi Yamakoshi, Director, Keidanren-USA. The Two dominant themese were tighter economic and political relations in the Asia-Pacific Region and closer US-Japan economic integration... more

 
 
     
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2006    
  August 11-22, 2006  
  This summer, for the third year in a row, the Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp will allow American and Japanese boys aged 13 to 15 a chance to participate in a cultural exchange. Two camps will be held, the first between the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the Arizona Diamondbacks from August 11-18, and the second between the San Diego Padres and the Yokohama Bay Stars August 11- 22... more

 

   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2006    
  June 20 - July 1, 2006   KKC 2006
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the NAJAS sponsored a two-week fellowship to Japan for 15 educators in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives...more

 
 

   
  5th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies in Kyoto    
  April 21-22 , 2006   najas lgoo
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Close to 500 people took part in at least a portion of this highly successful two-day symposium held April 21 and 22, including over 90 people from the U.S.  11 Japan-America Societies (U.S) were represented by Board members, chief administrative officers and staff.  An equal number of America-Japan Societies (Japan) were represented.  On the morning of first day, representatives from Societies in both countries got together for a joint session of presentations and discussion.... more

 
 
   
  National Forum Series: Portland (OR) & San Francisco    
  May 31 - June 1, 2006  

 

The second series is featured Takehiko Nakao, Minister (Financial Section) from Embassy of Japan, Amy E. Searight, Assistant Professor of Department of Political Science George Washington University, and Atsushi Yamakoshi, Director of Keidanren-USA traveled to Portland (OR) and San Francisco (CA), and participated in events held at the local Japan-America Societies and Japanese Consulate Generals in May-June 2006... more

 
 
   
  National Forum Series: Seattle, Dallas & Houston    
  March 2 - 7, 2006  

 

The first series in March 2006 featured Hiroaki Ishii, Economic Minister from Embassy of Japan, and Arthur Alexander, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. The two speakers traveled to Seattle (WA), Dallas (TX) and Houston (TX), and were joined by a local speaker for luncheons and receptions organized by Japan-America Societies in respective cities... more

 
 

     
  Programs in 2005    
   
  KOREA, JAPAN, AND THE ASIAN MYSTIQUE    
  December 7, 2005  
 

Close to 500 people took part in at least a portion of this highly successful two-day symposium held April 21 and 22, including over 90 people from the U.S.  11 Japan-America Societies (U.S) were represented by Board members, chief administrative officers and staff.  An equal number of America-Japan Societies (Japan) were represented.  On the morning of first day, representatives from Societies in both countries got together for a joint session of presentations and discussion.... more

 
 

     
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2005    
  July 12-22, 2005  
 
Following the success of the program in 2004, the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) is preparing the second round of the baseball camp exchange between American and Japanese teeagers, as well as coaches. This program is conducted in coorperation with the Arizona Diamondbacks Traning Centers, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and the Major League Baseball Japan... more
 

   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2005    
  June - July 2005   KKC 2005
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the NAJAS sponsored a two-week fellowship to Japan for 15 educators in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives...more

 
 

     
  US-Japan 150th Aniversary Programs    
     
  US-Japan 150th Aniversary    
  Women in Politics and Public Service    
  December 2004 & July 2005  
 
The National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) in cooperation with the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (MMMF) will organize two delegations-American and Japanese-of influential women to visit each others' country and examine the policymaking processes... more
 

     
  US-Japan 150th Aniversary    
  Fourth International NAJAS/NAAJS Symposium    
  October 28-30, 2004  
Painting "Whaleship Manhattan" (Courtesy of The New Bedford Whaling Museum)
  In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of US-Japan relations and the 100th anniversary of Japan Society of Boston, the National Association of Japan-America Societies and the Japan Society of Boston will host a two-day event in Boston with participants from across the U.S. and Japan... more  

     
  US-Japan 150th Aniversary    
  Japan-America Youth Baseball Camp 2004    
  July 31 - August 13, 2004  
  The National Association of Japan-America Societies has been working to establish a two-week baseball camp for Japanese and American boys age 13 to 15 to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, in cooperation with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters...more  

     
  US-Japan 150th Anniversary    
  Robert Whiting Tour: The Meaning of Ichiro    
  April 7 - May 10, 2004, 18 Cities in the U.S.  
  Robert Whiting's eagerly awaited book, The Meaning of Ichiro (Warner Books) was published in March 2004, and he visited 18 cities across the United States to talk about the book and how Ichiro's and other Japanese ball players' success in the Major League Baseball has contributed to US-Japan relations at various programs with the Japan Society / Japan-America Society...more  

     
  US-Japan 150th Anniversary    
  Commemorative Ceremony    
  March 31, 2004, The National Archives, Washington, DC  
  In Washington DC, a commemorative ceremony for the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Japan-U.S. Treaty of Peace and Amity was held at the National Archives with the attendance of dignitaries from both countries...more  

     
  US-Japan 150th Anniversary    
  Japan Workshop for Teachers    
  April 2003 - February 2004  
  The National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) announces a series of for-credit Educator Workshops on Japan for high school teachers to encourage them to include materials on Japan in the areas of literature, history, economy, art and political science... more  

     
  US-Japan 150th Anniversary    
  HAIKU Contest    
  April 2003 - January 2004  
  Over the past 150 years, Japanese and American have exchanged many aspects of each others culture: anime, sushi, music, and clothing are but a few examples. HAIKU, a brief, nature-based poem originating in Japan, is one of the most widely known aspects of Japanese culture adopted by Americans. To commemorate this anniversary, the Japan-US 150 Committee and the Haiku Society of America are sponsoring an online haiku contest... more  

     
  Program in 2004    
   
  Keizai Koho Center Teacher Fellowship 2004    
  June 28 - July 13, 2004, various cities in Japan   KKC 2004
 

The Keizai Koho Center (Japan Institute for Social and Economic Affairs) in cooperation with the NAJAS sponsored a two-week fellowship to Japan for 15 educators in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia to learn first hand about contemporary Japanese society and enhance their classroom teaching of global perspectives...more

 
 

     
  Event in 2003    
       
  150 years of Trade, Commerce and Cultural Exchange    
  The Third Annual State of the US-Japan Business Relationship Symposium    
  November 4, 2003, The National Press Club, Washington, DC  
  The Annual Symposium was initiated by NAJAS in 2000 to pull together several organizations and experts from the public and private sectors focused on the bilateral relationship to inform a broader audience on current bilateral issues and to emphasize the continued importance and interdependence of the US and Japanese economies. This year's Symposium looks back on this relationship, examines the present and looks to the future of cooperation between Japan and the US as global leaders... more  

     
  Event in 2002    
       
  150 years of Trade, Commerce and Cultural Exchange
  The Second Annual State of the US-Japan Business Relationship Symposium    
  February 19, 2002, The Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC  
  The program was initiated by the National Association of Japan-America Societies to pull together experts from the public and private sectors focused on the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the US and Japan. Keynote address by C. Michael Arnstring, Cairman, AT&T and Taizo Nishimuro, Chairman, Toshiba....more  

   
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