Japan America Society of Vermont

Matsuri '15

Matsuri '15 Poster

Matsuri '15 Center Stage Events

Masters of Ceremonies: Zoe Nugent (UVM), Alan Chu (UVM)

11:00Opening with the National Anthems of Japan and The USA Trumpets (A.J. Banach & Larry Solt), Horn (Lauren Rayson), Trombone (Mei Endo), Tuba (Yutaka Kono)
11:10Opening Remarks Mr. Tsutomu Himeno, Consul General of Japan in Boston Dr. Sarah Kelly, Vice President, Saint Michael's College Ms. MaryAnn Celis, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Toshiharu Saitoh, President, Japan America Society of Vermont
11:25Koto (Kyoko Davis--Middlebury College, Michiko Oishi--Champlain College)
11:50Nihon Buyo, Japanese Traditional Dance (Katelyn Hudson, Jean-Marie Mellichamp, Barb Lindberg, Beth Esmond)
12:15Ikebana -- Japanese Flower Arrangement (Michiko Oishi--Champlain College)
12:45Taiko (Burlington Taiko)
1:25Aikido/Iaido (Aikido of Champlain Valley and Vermont Aikido)
1:55Ouendan & Dance Perofmance (Essex High School)
--- 10 min: Door Prize Drawing ---
2:30Bilingual Skit by J-Club (Middlebury College)
2:55Speech by Yining Dai, Japanese Speech Contest Winner (Middlebury College) & 2015 Contest Winner Announcement (JTAV) & Prize Award (JASV)
3:20Bon Odori - Japanese Folk Dance (All participants, led by Yukari Dougherty, Essex High School), --- Essex H.S., Middlebury College, Burlington Taiko
--- 10 minute Door Prize Drawing ---
3:55Zen Archery (Vermont Kyudo)
4:25Costume Contest Award Ceremony ( led by Kihachiro Umezaki, JASV)
--- 5 min: Door Prize Drawing ---
4:45Closing Remarks (Matthew Carter, Vice-President, JASV)
4:50Closing with Trumpet (Larry Solt, Former President, JASV)

"One Day Consulate at Matsuri 2015" (Sunday, April 19, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM at Ross Sports Center, Saint Michael's College)

The Japanese Consulate in Boston will be offering a "One day Consulate" on Sunday, April 19, from 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM. This visit provides a very helpful and convenient way for Japanese or Americans to conduct official business such as passport renewal, resident evidence, visa, etc, as well as chat with the Consul General. Forms are available from the JCGB's website at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/CONSULAR/Ryojigyoumu/Passport/passport.html (short address: http://j.mp/1hhYBNt )

Grant Award from Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership

We at the Japan-America Society of Vermont are very pleased to announce that we were awarded a grant from the Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership for the JASV's Community Outreach Optimization Program expenses for the year 2015. We would like to express our sincere appreciation and implement our commitment as planned.

Spring 2015 Japanese Language Classes for Children

Class information:

Beginning Japanese (Suggested age for this class: 3rd grader to 7th grader)

Date: Sundays, May 3rd to June14th

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Japan America Society of Vermont (123 Ethan Allen Ave. Suite 306 Colchester, VT 05446)

Tuition per student: Depends on the number of students - $57.75 if 4 students; $46.20 if 5 students; $38.50 if 6 students; $33.00 if 7 students; $28.90 if 8 students. Please note: 8 students is the maximum class size. 

Description: This class is an introduction to speaking, listening, reading, and writing Japanese with particular emphasis on the conversational patterns that occur in everyday life. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture. Students need no Japanese ability for this class.

Intermediate Japanese (Suggested age for this class: 3rd grader to 7th grader)

Date: Sundays, May 3rd to June 14th

Time: 10:45am to 11:45am

Location: Japan America Society of Vermont (123 Ethan Allen Ave. Suite 306 Colchester, VT 05446)

Tuition per student: $57.75 if 4 students; $46.20 if 5 students; $38.50 if 6 students; $33.00 if 7 students; $28.90 if 8 students. Please note: 8 students is the maximum class size. 

Description: This class is for children who already have some ability for listening and speaking Japanese. Students will read short stories to acquire more sense of comprehension. Writing will also be focused. Students will also be introduced to life in Japan and Japanese customs and culture.



*Classes need a minimum of 4 students. Either class may be canceled if the number of students is less than 4.

* Because the class definition is not based on students’ ages but, rather, on the students' Japanese level, please understand that there might be students of different ages in a class.

*Sorry, no refunds if a student misses a class.

* We will accept sign-ups until April 25th, 2015.

For sign-up and questions, please contact Masako Carter at vtmaple02@yahoo.co.jp

JASV Organizational Notes:

The JASV Board Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month - 6:30 pm. The JASV board meetings are in the JASV office at 123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Suite 203. Colchester. All are welcome.

The JASV Facebook page is a community space for JASV members and friends. If you are a participant in Facebook, visit our page at http://facebook.com/jasv.org; click "like" to include our postings on your Facebook wall.

If you would like to receive updates on the JASV calendar by email, you can join our Yahoo mailing list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jasv/ or by sending email request to info@jasv.org.


Resources:

Consulate-General of Japan in Boston website
in English language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/
or Japanese language at http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ja/   
Telephone: 617-973-9772.
 

If you know of any Japan-related events in Vermont, please send them to JASV at info@jasv.org.