CINEMA JAPAN

Thank you for your support and generous donations at CINEMA JAPAN.
Here is the breakdown of what we are sending to the Children of Fukushima.

Fukushima Aiikuen : $1025
Takenoko Nursery : $1025
(International wiring fee included)
Books to the Board of Education of Fukushima : $206.10
(Shipping fee included)

CINEMA JAPAN

CINEMA JAPAN - In Memory of Earthquake in March 2011 -

This year, as our Annual fundraising event, JA-SO is hosting a movie showing of 2 wonderful Japanese movies for everyone in the community.
It is absolutely FREE of charge but there is limited seating of 150 seats.
Come early and give yourself some time to take a look at the informative displays and crafts that we have prepared for this event.
We will have some refreshments for you as well!
DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED / Profits will be donated to support Children of Fukushima.

Please see below for more details and come see us at "CINEMA JAPAN"!!!

CINEMA JAPAN

Date : Sunday March 8th, 2015
Place : The Meese Auditorium (SOU Art Building)
Movies :
My Neighbor TOTORO (88 minutes) starting at 12:45pm
Departures(130 minutes) starting at 3:00pm

Please note :
Ticketing for TOTORO starts at 12:00pm
Ticketing for Departures starts at 2:15pm

Hope to see you there!!!

来る3月8日(日曜日)、毎年恒例のファンドレイジングイベントとして映画鑑賞会を開催する事になりました。
入場料は無料ですが、座席数に限りがあります。(150席)
時間に余裕を持って会場においでになり、会場に飾られた掲示物やクラフトをご覧になりながらおくつろぎ下さい。
当日はリフレッシュメントとして、軽いスナックもご用意しております。
JA-SOでは、皆様からの暖かい募金を受け付けております。
集まった募金は、未だに放射能の影響に怯えながら日々暮らしている福島県の子供達の為に送られますので、どうぞご協力下さい。

下記がイベントの詳細です。

日付:3月8日(日曜日)
場所:The Meese Auditoriun (SOU Art Building)
映画:
となりのトトロ(上映時間:88分)/上映開始時間(午後12時45分より)
おくりびと(上映時間:130分)/上映開始時間(午後3時より)

座席に限りがございますので、整理券を配布いたします。
『となりのトトロ』整理券配布時間:午後12時より
『おくりびと』整理券配布時間:午後2時15分より

ご意見/ご質問がございましたら、jasoinfo@gmail.com までご連絡下さい。
会場で皆様にお会いできるのを、心から楽しみにしております。

JA-SO事務局一同

JA-SO Board Members for 2015

Here are the JA-SO Board Members for 2014.

President : Noriko Hansen
Secretary : Chikako Smith
Treasurer : Keiko Lull
Publicity : Sayaka Lean
Member Service : Sayuri Wells
Community Service : Kaoru Kelsey

We THANK YOU so much for your on-going support!

For Children in Fukushima / 福島の子供達へ

We are very pleased to inform you that we have sent these amount of the donation listed below for the Children in Fukushima, Japan.

Fukushima Aiikuen (An orphanage in Fukushima / www1a.biglobe.ne.jp/fukushimaaiikuen/index.html ) : $1683.48
Aozora Hoiku Takenoko (A Nursery School in Fukushima / aozoratakenoko.blog28.fc2.com ) : $965
Very soon, we will be sending $250 worth of books to the Board of Education of Fukushima as well.

We would like to THANK ALL OF YOU who made this donation possible.

JAPAN NIGHT 2014 の収益金を、以下の2施設に送金致しました事をご報告させて頂きます。

福島愛育園:$1683.48
青空保育たけの子:$965

尚、後日になりますが『福島市教育委員会』様宛に、$250分の文庫本を送らせて頂く事になっております。

ご協力下さいました一人一人の皆様に、心から感謝致します。
ありがとうございました。

JA-SO事務局一同

JAPAN NIGHT 2014

JA-SO invites you to an evening where you will be transported to Japan to enjoy sharing
some Japanese culture and a traditional Japanese-Style bento dinner!
This is JA-SO's 3rd year to host a fundraising event to support the Great East Japan Earthquake
and Tsunami victims. This year, we will be supporting the children of Fukushima.
Please join us and be a part of this great night!!!

JAPAN NIGHT 2014 (Limited to 100 Seats)

Date : March 16th, 2014 (Sunday)
Place : Ashland Community Center
Time : 4pm : Door opens, Exhibit & Appetizer / 5pm : Show & Dinner begins

A Traditional Japanese-Style Bento Box dinner from
"MUSASHI Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine" in Grants Pass.

Exhibit of "Tohoku and Fukushima : Now"
Handmade craft sale by JA-SO
JA-SO Singers
Ashland Taiko
Aikan Dojo of Aikido Yoshinkai
JA-SO's KIMONO Fashion Show
Koto Performance by Mitsuki Dazai

Tickets : $28 (Available at www.ja-so311.org or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/578247
/ E-mail us at jasoinfo@gmail.com)

We are accepting your kind donation to make JAPAN NIGHT 2014 a great success!
(At the event or mail to : JA-SO / PO Box 412 Ashland, OR)
501c3, tax ID# 45-0953841

Thank you in advance for your wonderful support!

Hope to see you there!!!

JA-SO Board Members for 2014

Here are the JA-SO Board Members for 2014.

President : Noriko Hansen
Secretary : Chikako Smith
Treasurer : Akiko Ellis
Publicity : Sayaka Lean
Member Service : Sayuri Wells
Community Service : Yuko Yamanouchi
Fundraising : Chinami Bortoff

We THANK YOU so much for your on-going support!

JA-SO Chorus Group on NHK!

As a part of "JAPAN WEEK" in March, JA-SO members got together and sang a very special song called "Hana wa Saku (Flowers will bloom) " which was created in order to support the victims of The Great East Japan Earthquake. We've submitted the video to NHK Japan for their project and are now featured on their website! Please go to http://www.nhk.or.jp/ashita/hanaboshu/video/20130613_2.html#video and watch the video!!! (We are on #14 at 00:36)

JAPAN WEEK の一貫として、NHK『100万人の花は咲く』プロジェクトに参加させて頂きました。
NHK公式ウェブサイトでご覧になれます!
http://www.nhk.or.jp/ashita/hanaboshu/video/20130613_2.html#video
(全国で花は咲く#14/最初から2番目)
JA-SOメンバーが歌った曲は『花は咲く』。東日本大震災の被災地と被災者の復興を応援するために制作された、とても素敵なチャリティーソングです。8月9日にアシュランドで行われる『広島/長崎追悼集会』でもこの曲を歌わせて頂きますので、皆様是非おいでくださいませ!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU!!!

Well, people in Rogue Valley...you did it again. You made a successful JAPAN WEEK possible!
We would like to thank EACH ONE OF YOU who took the time to participate at any of our events.
Your support means so much to us!!!
Thank you again and we can't wait to see you at our next event!

皆様の暖かいご支援のお陰で、JAPAN WEEK も大成功に終わる事が出来ました!
それぞれのイベントに参加して下さった皆様に、心からお礼を申し上げます。
今後もJA-SO事務局/スタッフ一同力を合わせて頑張りますので、ご支援宜しくお願い申し上げます。
次回のイベントにて、また皆様とお会い出来る事を心から楽しみにしております。
本当にありがとうございました!!!

JAPAN WEEK March 10 - 15, 2013

JA-SO will be sponsoring “JAPAN WEEK” this year by honoring the victims of the 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Northeast Japan.
Our purpose is to not only support the victims by raising much-needed funds (although they are
making great progress, there are still major problems), but to also share Japanese culture with the
community as appreciation to our Rogue Valley supporters.

Though this is not a fundraising event like the JAPAN NIGHT of last year, we would like to encourage everyone to contribute to this cause. Donations of 100 dollars and more are greatly appreciated. All the proceeds from JAPAN WEEK are going to support the victims of the 2011 Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear Power Plant Disaster in Northeast Japan.
Your generous contributions can be made at any of the JAPAN WEEK events below or by mail to: JA-SO PO Box 997 Ashland, OR 97520. (You will receive our NPO receipt.)

As the first event of JAPAN WEEK ,we are showing The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom and Light Up Nippon due to the generous support of the Consulate of Japan, Portland OR. and Supply and Demand of Los Angeles. Please check out the trailers below for a preview of these wonderful and very heart touching films!

http://www.thetsunamiandthecherryblossom.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDB1znvWf6E&feature=youtu.be

Japanese Homestyle Cooking Class and Exploring Haiku and Art Workshop are presented by instructors from our own talented membership. You will learn great tips on how to make
yummy authentic Japanese home cooking and beautiful Japanese Haiku poetry.

We hope many people will come and enjoy JAPAN WEEK!!

Noriko Hansen / JA-SO President

Schedule & Details of Events

Sunday, March 10 2013
The Meese Auditorium (SOU Art Building)
Doors Open: 2:30pm Film Begins: 3:00pm
FREE ADMISSION (160 seats available on a first come first serve basis)

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (Starts at 3:00pm)
Academy Award Nominated & Sundance Film Festival Prize Winner
http://www.thetsunamiandthecherryblossom.com/
Light Up Nippon ~ Fireworks that lifted Japan (Starts at 3:50pm)
Documentary Film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDB1znvWf6E&feature=youtu.be
http://www.lightupnippon.net/

Thursday, March 14 2013
Japanese Home-style Cooking Class
Ashland Food Co-op
6:30pm – 8:30pm
$35 ($30 for Co-op Members)
Call (541) 482-2237 to register
Instructor: Etsuko Jensen
Menu:
• Mix rice with carrot, pea, dandelion green and pine nuts
• Miso soup with tofu, wakame, shiitake mushroom and green onion
• Grilled fish with miso (optional: tofu)
• Burdock, carrot and daikon nitsuke
• Kale with sesame sauce
• Gyoza dumplings with shrimp/tofu, Chinese cabbage and green onions
• Steamed bread with maccha-green tea and sweet beans

Friday, March 15 2013
Exploring Haiku and Art Workshop
Hannon Library – Room 206 (Southern Oregon University)
3:00pm – 4:30pm
FREE ADMISSION
Instructors: Diana Versluis,Michiko Wisdom and Liz Shepherd
Class Description:
This workshop starts with a brief introduction of Japanese haiku poetry of 5-7-5 lines. After writing their poems in English (or other language), participants will learn how to write the poem using "seal script" and modified sosho syle (the cursive style) calligraphy for artistic renderings of the poem. Different ways to display the poem (framed, on notecards, part of a collage) will be demonstrated. Pens, brushes, and a variety of paper will be supplied, including suminagashi paper.

Thank you from Children in Fukushima / 福島からのありがとう!

We have received some thank you letters with great pictures from the Children at Aiikuen in Fukushima!
JA-SO donated the profits from "JAPAN NIGHT" to them and with that money they were able to make a trip to Matsushima where they don't have to worry about radiation.
THANK YOU again to our community for their generosity!!! You made this happen!!!
(Please contact us at jasoinfo@gmail.com if you would like to see all the letters&pictures.)

今年3月に行われたJA-SO主催『JAPAN NIGHT』での収益金を寄付させて頂いた、福島県児童養護施設『愛育園』様から、子供達が書いてくれたお礼の作文と写真が届きました。宮城県松島市に旅行をした子供達は、放射能を気にする事なく、思いっきり旅を楽しんでくれた様です。
ご協力下さいました皆様、本当にありがとうございました!
(作文と写真をご覧になりたい方は、jasoinfo@gmail.comまでご連絡下さい。)

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