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 […]

Within The Silence Performance

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Date: APR 25th Thursday 7pm Location: Morrison Center In 1942 Roosevelt’s Executive order 9066 imprisoned thousands of loyal American families. These innocent citizens struggled to maintain their families while incarcerated. Witness this silent chapter of our history. Share one Japanese American family’s fight to sustain faith and love in the country they love. Living Voices […]

Resignation letter from the IJA president

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Dear IJA Members, Cherry blossoms are in full display these days. Spring has sprung! This is the 11th spring since the founding of the IJA back in 2008 when the Consul General at the time said, “I wish Boise has some kind of organization that can act as a bridge to the Consulate Office of […]

Hina-matsuri (ひな祭り)

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March 3rd marks the traditional Japanese holiday, Hina-matsuri (ひな祭り), also known as Doll Festival, Peach Festival, or Girl’s Day. It’s a time when young girls and their families celebrate and pray for the happiness and health of the girls by displaying a set of ornamental dolls (ひな人形, hina-ningyō) in beautiful kimono on a stair-like platform called “hina-dan (ひな壇)”. The […]

Never Give Up

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Schedule: Reception and Dinner – 4:30-6pm $25 Single Seats $200 Sponsor Tables Free Film Showing- 6:30-8:30 Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice portrays the life and times of civil rights activist Minoru (Min) Yasui, born of Japanese immigrant parents in Hood River, Oregon in 1916. During World War II, he initiated […]