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    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Jan 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa Street Montgomery, Alabama 36104 United States

    2020 EDAA Winter Conference and EDAA Rural Development Conference

    January 27 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 12:00 pm

    2020 EDAA Winter Conference

    January 27- 29, 2020  Montgomery, AL

    Register early and save!!

    Early Bird registration expires December 16, 2019

    Tentative Winter Conference Agenda

    2020 EDAA Rural Development Conference

    January 29 – 30, 2020

    Tentative Rural Development Conference Agenda

    Hotel Reservations at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center

    Click here to book your room with the group rate online or call the number listed below. Identify yourself as being a member of the EDAA Conference. Reservations must be made by December 26, 2019, to receive conference rate. Room rates are $149.00 per night.
    334-481-5000

    HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

    There are two ways to register for the 2020 EDAA Winter Conference
    1) Online at www.edaa.org
    2) By mail (form) to EDAA, 2 North Jackson Street, Suite 302, Montgomery, AL 36104.

    Please complete the registration form and include your credit card information or check made payable to EDAA. You will receive registration confirmation via email.

    REGISTRATION POLICIES

    • Payment MUST accompany registration form
    • EDAA offers no partial or daily registrations
    • EDAA reserves the right to limit or restrict registration
    • Registration must be received no later than January 17, 2020.

    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellation deadline is January 17, 2020. In order to obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the EDAA office. Refund policy is as follows: Cancellation notices received by January 17, 2020 will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of $50. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by January 17, 2020 will be required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty upon notification, however, appropriate member/non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees. EDAA is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

    REGISTRATION FEES
    Member and non-member registration fees include: all conference sessions, all meals, receptions and breaks. You must register for the 2020 Winter Conference in order to register for the Rural Conference.

    Spouse/Guest registration fees do not include conference sessions, breakfast, lunch or breaks throughout the conference.
    Spouse/Guest registration fees have been established solely for a spouse or significant other who accompanies the primary member registrant. This fee will not be honored for co-workers or industry associates.


    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center 1200 10th Ave South Birmingham, AL 35205

    Art of the Drum 


    DRUM TAO 2020

    TAO’s stage is created through phenomenal performances and expressions consisting of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful mesmerizing melody of Japanese flutes and harps. It is the “Japanese entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations.

    In 2017, their major recording debut with Universal Music was a compilation of their work over the past 25 years. It ranked as one of the top three in the iTunes World Album Ranking in five different countries. In 2018, they performed in the opening ceremony of “Japonism 2018” in Paris, France. They also co-starred with the Bolshoi Ballet as the opening act of “Japan Year in Russia,” held at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, in front of the head of each country. Additionally, they appeared on the most renowned Japanese music program, “The 69th NHK Kohaku Utagassen,” in 2018.

    This performance is supported in part by the Japan Foundation (New York)
    and National Endowment for the Arts.

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    Ticket Information

    • Ticket prices: $28, $10 Student Tickets
      • UAB Family receives $15 off single tickets (limit 2)
        NOTE: Payroll deduction for UAB employees is available through the ASC Box Office
    • Tickets valid for performance date and time only.
    • No refunds. Exchanges issued only to ASC Members.
    • Late seating at discretion of house management.
    • All performances are subject to change.


    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • IKKO 1909 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35205
    Register

    *RSVP REQUIRED*

    Join us for this month's Kayoubikai! We are looking forward to seeing this time at IKKO in Five Points at 6:30pm.

    Held on the second Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai (or "Tuesday gathering") is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other members of the JASA community. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA and stay involved with our events! We meet at 6:30pm at a local Japanese restaurant.


    Please RSVP in advance. There is no cost for registration, but each guest will be responsible for their own ticket at the end of the meal. 

    Our meetings thus far have been held in Birmingham, but we would love to expand to other cities! If you would like us to host a Kayoubikai in your area, please contact us at executivedirector@jasaweb.org.

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM

    Webinar - Taxes on your Exports and IC-DISC - February 13, 2020

    Join the Alabama International Trade Center and Warren Averett for a Webinar


    Taxes on your Exports and IC-DISC

    Date: 2/13/2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)
    Fee: No Fee

    This webinar MAY qualify for 1 hour of CPE credit.

    TAXES ON EXPORTS AND FEDERAL TAX EXPORT INCENTIVES

    Presented by: Michael Beringer, CPA

    1. US TAXES ON EXPORT REVENUES

    2. IC-DISC (INTEREST-CHARGE DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL SALES CORPORATION)

    • HISTORY OF US TAX EXPORT INCENTIVES
    • GENERAL BENEFITS OF IC-DISC
    • PERMANENT TAX SAVINGS
    • TAX DEFERRAL
    • OWNERSHIP STRUCTURES AND TYPES OF DISCS
    • IC-DISC REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
    • COMMISSION CALCULATIONS AND OTHER ITEMS
    3. FDII – FOREIGN DERIVED INTANGIBLE INCOME

    4. Q&A

     

     

    Point of Contact: Karla Jordan (205) 348-7621


    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Join us for our 2020 Sakura Matsuri at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! Stay tuned for our performance lineup and a full list of guests. Here are just some of those joining us this year:

    ACT Defense
    Alabama Bonsai Society
    Alabama Multicultural Organization
    Birmingham Museum of Art
    Birmingham Urasenke Association
    Briarwood Japanese Church

    Calligraphy

    Japan-America Society of Alabama
    Kendama USA
    Shakuhachi Performance by Geni Skendo

    Tara Atkins Crafts
    Paperworkers Local


    For more information and photos from last year's event, visit our Cherry Blossom Festival page.


    Parking will be available at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, but as was the case in previous years it will be limited. We encourage you to carpool!

Past events

23 Jan 2020 TAO: Art of the Drum Lunch & Learn
18 Jan 2020 ArtPlay Family Day: The Joys of Japan
16 Jan 2020 Seminar on Incoterms 2020 – Mobile
11 Jan 2020 Japanese New Year Celebration South Alabama / NW Florida
9 Jan 2020 Festival of the Cranes Wheeler National Wildlife Reduge
7 Jan 2020 January Kayoubikai
10 Dec 2019 December Kayoubikai
15 Nov 2019 Why Alabama?: Discussing Japanese Investment and Future Growth
12 Nov 2019 November Kayoubikai
10 Nov 2019 Onigiri Action: Make Rice Balls!
28 Oct 2019 UAB Jemison Lecture Series - Dr. Yukiko Watanabe
20 Oct 2019 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Toshinan Open House
8 Oct 2019 October Kayoubikai
15 Sep 2019 Panel Discussion: Careers at Japanese Companies and How to Get There
10 Sep 2019 September Kayoubikai
31 Aug 2019 SEUSKCC JASG Golf Tournament
22 Aug 2019 30th Anniversary JASA Annual Dinner
13 Aug 2019 August Kayoubikai
7 Aug 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
27 Jul 2019 Japanese Cultural "Garage" Sale
24 Jul 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
10 Jul 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
9 Jul 2019 July Kayoubikai
7 Jul 2019 Tanabata Festival
26 Jun 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
12 Jun 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
4 Jun 2019 June Kayoubikai
29 May 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
22 May 2019 Wheelchair Rugby 4 Nations Tournament
15 May 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
17 Apr 2019 Japanese Language Club Meeting
9 Apr 2019 April Kayoubikai
20 Mar 2019 Japanese Language Club Information Session
16 Mar 2019 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival
12 Mar 2019 Japan Update Free Panel and Reception
6 Mar 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer Orientation
3 Mar 2019 Hinamatsuri at the Gardens
26 Feb 2019 February Kayoubikai
12 Feb 2019 Japanese Movie Showing, Your Name
9 Feb 2019 Okonomiyaki Cooking Class
27 Jan 2019 Japanese Calligraphy Class
8 Jan 2019 January Kayoubikai

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Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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