Following the Route of the Samurai in New York

During the weekend of October 24 and 25, The Japanese American Association of New York held their Virtual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser. The nonprofit organization encouraged participants to complete the suggested distance of 5 kilometers (3.10686 miles) with the goal of ending at a spot that‘s meaningful to the history of the Japanese in New York or that illustrated the participants’ personal connections to Japan. As … Continue reading Following the Route of the Samurai in New York

Celebrate the History of the Japanese in New York City with JAA’s Virtual Fundraiser

JAA’s Virtual Walk/Run Fall Fundraiser Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 (anytime) Any Location Suggested Registration Fee/Donation: $30/$20 JAA members/$10 seniors and students Celebrate Japan in New York City! To celebrate Japanese American community connections and their history in New York, come join JAA’s fall fundraising walk/run anytime over the weekend of October 24 to 25. This is a virtual event, in support of … Continue reading Celebrate the History of the Japanese in New York City with JAA’s Virtual Fundraiser

Japanese Community to Present Typhoon Hagibis Fundraiser at JAANY

In October, Typhoon Hagibis wreaked havoc across Japan. More than 80 people died, and the damage toll exceeds $9 billion. New York’s Japanese American community is coming together for a fundraiser tomorrow afternoon at The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc. JAANY and the NY Japanese-American Lions Club are co-presenting this event, which will feature performances by several local artists. Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, an … Continue reading Japanese Community to Present Typhoon Hagibis Fundraiser at JAANY
manga, comics, CJ Suzuki, Baruch College, Japanese American Association of New York, JAANY, NYC, Japan

The Global Appeal of Manga: Medium, History, and Aesthetics

The Global Appeal of Manga: Medium, History, and Aesthetics Wednesday, June 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Japanese American Association of New York – 49 W. 45th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Admission: $15/$5 JAA members and students Professor CJ Suzuki, Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY), is … Continue reading The Global Appeal of Manga: Medium, History, and Aesthetics
Tanabata, Japanese legends, Hikoboshi, Orihime, stars, festival, Amateur Astronomers Association, JAANY, JACL, JAJA, Origami Therapy Association, origami, tazaku wishes

Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City

In the legend of Tanabata, Princess Orihime weaved night and day, so much so that her father, the emperor of the galaxy, arranged for his workaholic daughter to meet a handsome cowherd named Hikoboshi. It was love at first sight, and the couple married immediately. Busy being a devoted wife, Princess Orihime neglected her weaving to the point that the emperor separated the young lovers, … Continue reading Celebrate the Legend of Tanabata in New York City