The Alabama community is saddened by the passing of Dr. Ichiro Miyagawa, a former professor of physics at the University of Alabama and a resident of Trussville, AL. Among numerous other awards and merits, in 1998 Dr. Miyagawa received the JASA’s Samuel Ullman award. He is survived by his children Dr. Shigeru Miyagawa (Reiko) of Boston, Haruyo Miyagawa of Birmingham, and Mari Songer (Hal) of Clay, and four grandchildren. Read more about Dr. Miyagawa’s life and accomplishments here.
Are you a tutor? Do you have experience with ESL and an interest in working with Japanese families and children? Do you speak Japanese and want to share your knowledge with Alabama natives with an interest in Japan? If any of these apply to you, you’re in luck! We’ve received many inquiries from Japanese families looking for English tutors and from Americans interested in learning Japanese on the side.
If you have experience as an English or Japanese tutor and would like to work with more Alabama students, send us your resume at email@example.com!
Stay tuned for more information.
Country Day School will be hosting an International Festival in Huntsville on March 10. We are going to give a presentation in the Great Hall about Japanese culture, tradition, and lifestyle for students coming to the event. This is open to the public, so visit the festival and enjoy our presentation as well as various performances from different cultures!
Thanks to the 2018 Guest Speaker Grant given by the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS), we were able to host Dr. Brian Woodall from Georgia Tech University at the University of Alabama in Gorgas Library on Tuesday, January 23rd, at 3:30 pm. Dr. Woodall gave a captivating presentation on Japan-US relations under the administrations of President Trump and Prime Minister Abe.
Read more about Dr. Woodall here.
Thank you to the University of Alabama for hosting us!
JASA Member Nitto Denko from Jasper, Alabama will be represented at the Japan-America Society of Georgia’s Japan Update on February 14th! Nitto Denko Board Member Takashi Hatchoji will be joining as a guest speaker. Register for the event (Atlanta, GA) by 2/9
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309
Non-Member Registration – $25.00
Click here for more information!
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) announced they will hold a seminar on business strategies to Latin American countries in Atlanta. The guest speaker, 水野 亮(Mizuno Ryou), is an Executive Researcher and Consultant of TWI Global business, and will present a lecture about the effects of renegotiation of NAFTA and changing foreign trade policies in the region. They also have webinar for those unable to visit. This event is free and given only in Japanese.
Location: Phipps Tower, Conference Room on the 2nd floor.
3438 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Date: 3. 12. 2018
Webinar: Monday, 12th in March. 14:00~16:00 (Eastern Standard Time)
Webinar Register Here
Language: Japanese Only
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-681-0600
Consul General of Japan Takashi Shinozuka and Honorary Consul General of Japan Mark B. Jackson visited the University of West Alabama. They had a campus tour and a roundtable discussion with campus leaders and UWA students. Check out the whole article here!
DISCO International, Inc. organizes job fairs for Japanese-English bilinguals called “Career Forums” worldwide.
Their biggest job fair, the Boston Career Forum, brings about 200 world class companies and 5,000 participants.
One of the job fairs they have coming up is the San Francisco Career Forum next month.
It is open to anyone who is bilingual in English and Japanese, but at this particular event, there is a high demand for candidates with IT and engineering background.
There is also going to be SFCF exclusive panel discussions on both days with IT and engineering professionals active in Silicon Valley as panelists.
日英バイリンガルを対象としたキャリアサイトを運営していますディスコ インターナショナルです。本日は日英バイリンガルのジョブフェア、 サンフランシスコキャリアフォーラムのご案内を送りしています。
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Organizer of the largest Japanese-English bilingual job fair, DISCO International, Inc. invites Japanese-English bilinguals to take advantage of the opportunities available at the San Francisco Career Forum.
San Francisco Career Forum 2018
– Japanese-English bilingual Job Fair –
February 17th & 18th (Sat. & Sun.)
Event Registration: https://careerforum.net/en/event/sf/
Participating companies include: Apple, IBM Japan, Ltd., Rakuten, Mercari, Inc., Mitsui Banking Corporation and more.
* Financial incentive for IT/engineering students (specified majors)
* Up to $350 travel scholarship available for qualified students
* Panel Discussions with experienced professionals from Cybozu, Inc., Fujisoft America, Inc, SOURCENEXT INC., StreamSets, Inc. and more
Details here: https://careerforum.net/en/event/sf/feature
Date: 11:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM on 31, January
Location: UAB Hill Student Center
1400 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294
Join one of the biggest events at UAB, the annual International Bazaar!
In partnership with a variety of individuals and group participants, UAB’s Social Justice Advocacy Council will have a platform to share the cultural diversity inherent for our university and the greater Birmingham community. There will be informational displays, free food, performances, and student led activities with a focus on international representation.
Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation have recently announced that their joint venture for a new assembly plant in the U.S. will be built in Huntsville, Alabama! The $1.6 billion assembly plant will create 4,000 new jobs by 2021 in the Huntsville Area. Check out the whole article from AL.com here!
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