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Photograph by Masanori Okuda


Packed Houses for Two Japan Update Events

Both recent events of the Japan Update program on February 11 were tremendously successful and very well attended. Read more and see more.

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JAS welcomed the new year with a Shinnenkai party featuring traditional osechi ryori (New Year foods) and kagami-biraki, the breaking of the sake cask. Dave Lowry spoke about Japanese new year traditions and we ended with raffle drawings for fukubukuro prizes. Honored guests included friends from our corporate sponsors, Novus and Nidec, and the Consul General of Japan in Chicago sent his wishes to all for a good new year. We all had a great time and thank Sushi Sen restaurant for a delicious feast. Happy New Year to all!

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A Touch of Japanese Tradition, Winter 2014 Edition, Kimono is now available.