True Stories from Japan: A Wedding Invite Offers First Sign of Acceptance

Author: Hayley Aron

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

One day, a coworker asked if I wanted a ride to the wedding of Hidefumi-sensei, another one of our coworkers. To be honest, at the time, I had absolutely no clue what she was talking about. Nor did I know that Hidefumi-sensei was getting married, let alone had a girlfriend. Even more surprising was that I was told two days before the wedding.

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JET Program recognized for role in disaster relief at film event

Author: Christa Desrets

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Five years after the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake struck Tohoku, one key group from the international community is remembered for its humanitarian impact and key role in forging the strong U.S.-Japan bond that continues today. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program is an initiative sponsored by the Japanese government that aims to enhance

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The Role of JET Alumni in U.S.-Japan Cooperation: A Tohoku Tomo film screening and panel discussion

Date: March 11, 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, Sasakawa USA and JETAADC co-hosted a special screening of Tohoku Tomo 東北友 and panel discussion.

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