IJA Picnic

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IJA picnic

Idaho Japanese Association held our annual picnic on Sunday, June 2nd, at Tully Park in Meridian, Idaho. It was a beautiful, sunny day.  Japanese and Idahoans who love Japan visited each other as we enjoyed our potluck food. Besides the potluck, there were homemade melon bread, Mitarashi dango and matcha cookies for sale, along with […]

New Era Name

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The entire Japan was very excited about naming of the country’s new era, Reiwa (令和=rei-wa). It was just announced on April 1st when some people were so preoccupied by the announcement, they forgot it was April Fool’s Day. Era names are called Gengo (元号=げんごう、GEN-GOh) in Japanese. Japanese use both the dominical year and Gengo which […]

Bamboo and Barbed Wire

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Bamboo and Barbed Wire Friday, April 12th 7:00 p.m. Egyptian Theatre Boise, Idaho Bamboo and Barbed Wire (http://www.bambooandbarbedwire.com/) is the latest documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Karen Day (https://www.karenday.net/bio.html). Over the past three years, Karen has donated her time and skills to document the stories of those interned at Minidoka – interviewing remaining survivors, their families, […]

New Board Announcement

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The Idaho Japanese Association (IJA) is proud to announce a new board elected for the next 12 months. The IJA elects a new board each year with the start of the Japanese fiscal year, which is in April. This year’s board members will include: President: Naho Nakashima Vice President: Motoko West Secretary: Maki Jackson Treasurer: […]

Invitation Program for Japanese American Students (Summer, 2019)

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Announcement from the Consular Office of Japan. The Consular Office of Japan is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) will conduct the 11th Annual invitation program for Japanese American Students in June/July, 2019. This dynamic program aims to deepen students’ understanding and to strengthen the relationship between Japan and […]