A Fond Farewell

The St. Louis/Ishinomaki Friendship Program has ended very successfully, beginning with the welcoming event at the Cardinals/Reds game and ending with our Yukata Show on Monday, September 2.  The Japanese visitors had a good rest and enjoyed shopping on the 3rd, left for Japan on the 4th, and are now are back to Ishinomaki.

Thanks to Lynn Kerkemeyer and Adam Jascheck at the Missouri Botanical Garden, we were interviewed by one of the local TV stations, Fox Channel 2 on Friday, August 30.

See: Japanese Festival: Japanese Culture at: http://fox2now.com/2013/08/30/japanese-festival-sumo-wrestlers/

The video in which we appear is in the second video, below the Sumo Wrestlers.  The content of this video is about our Yukata show at the festival with three children from Ishinomaki dressed in Yukata.  They are Keisuke Takahashi, Yurika Kimura, and Ami Mogi.

See the Japanese Festival Sushi Chef at: http://fox2now.com/2013/08/30/japanese-festival-sushi-chef/

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The Japan-America Society of St. Louis was founded to study and promote a better understanding by the people of the United States of America and the people of Japan of the art, literature and cultural ideals, aspirations and development of each nation. It does not concern itself in any way with the internal politics or international policies of either nation. It strives to encourage friendly personal relations between individuals of the two nations as they may meet, either as members of the society, or in residing or traveling in either country and to promote mutually beneficial commerce and trade.