Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Still Walking - a film by Hirokazu Kore-eda

From Hirokazu Kore-eda
Still Walking
Sat May 7 6:00 + Tue May 10 7:30 
The Carnegie Arts Center  

More information and ticket sales:

STILL WALKING is a wistful and subtly humorous snapshot of contemporary Japanese family life, sharing the precious and
sometimes vexing aspects of family relationships.

Regarded as one of the best Asian directors currently working, Hirokazu Kore-eda creates delicate yet profound revelations
of love, tension, longing for acceptance, regret and respect in a family that is transitioning between generations.
Still Walking ranked in the top five at MetaCritic of all movies for 2009; and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, but was
not shown in the Cincinnati market when released in 2009.

The post-film discussion will examine the nature of Japanese culture, particularly the sense of family and community in
relation to coping with personal loss. We'll also learn more about culture and family in the context of reaction to the
current devastation in Japan.

Discussion leaders include Mr. Mikio Nishizu of Frost Brown Todd (Saturday) and Ms. Carolyn Barricklow of the Japan America
Society (Tuesday).
Come early for the social hour, cash bar and a la carte dinner-by-the-plate one hour before the screenings, catered by
Europa Bistro & Caf.

STILL WALKING screens Saturday, May 7, 6:00 pm and again Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 pm at the Carnegie Arts Center in Covington.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, with discounts for students and ETA members.

Film, ticket, director and speaker details are available at the website
or by calling 859 781 8151.

Steve Rindsberg

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sakura Ladies perform in a fund-raiser for Japan Relief

The Sakura Ladies Chorus will be performing a concert series entitled

Musical Tribute to Japan´ s Suffering

The series is a fund-raiser for the
Greater Cincinnati Japan Relief Project

5/7 (Sat) 3:00pm - 4:30pm
"Charity Concert" at Northern Kentucky University

5/22 (Sun) 3:00pm
"Charity Concert" at Univ of Cincinnati - Raymond Walters College

For Information, contact :

Supported by :
University of Cincinnati
Japanese American Student Society
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
Northern Kentucky University
Executive Leadership and Organizational Change
Willis Music, Florence Superstore
Japanese Language School of Greater Cincinnati

Steve Rindsberg

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dr. Farrell / From Black Ships to a Black President talk, April 13

Here's an update from the Japan America Society about Dr. Farrell's upcoming talk.
We hope to see you all there.


Dr. William Farrell, Chairman of National Association of Japan America Societies to
Speak in Cincinnati on April 13.

Nationally recognized Japan expert Dr. William Farrell will speak in Cincinnati
about the history of US-Japan Relations.  His presentation, titled:  "From Black
Ships to a Black President, Images and Reality in US-Japan Relations" will portray
how Japan and the United States have viewed each other since Commodore Matthew
Perry´s black ships steamed into Yokohama in 1853 to open up Japan to international

Presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati and hosted by Taft,
Stettinius & Hollister LLP,  Dr. Farrell will speak on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
from 5~6:00 pm at the Taft Center (425 Walnut Street, Cincinnati). The cost is $10
for the general public, free for students.  

More information is available at the Japan America Society web-site,,
or at 513-579-3114.

Dr. Farrell holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Michigan;
his connection to Japan began with the Defense Department in 1968.  He has since
served as Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo, and as
chairman of a consulting company focused on Asia.  

The presentation in Cincinnati will use woodblock prints, postcards (the internet of
the 1890´s), and political cartoons to tour through the history of US-Japan
interaction from the time of Perry through modern times, placing today´s
international situation in perspective.

Steve Rindsberg

Monday, April 4, 2011

THUNDA in the ROTUNDA - Taiko at the Museum Center

The Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko Group will perform at the Asian Culture Fest at the
Cincinnati Museum Center (Union Terminal) on Saturday April 16.

Try your hand on the BIG drums at the workshop:
3:15 in the Dining Room

Thunda in the Rotunda
Taiko performance in the Rotunda

All events are free.
The Asian Culture Fest is part of the Museum Center's Passport to the World event
series. More information here:

Steve Rindsberg

Sakura Matsuri / Japan Relief Fundraiser

2011 SAKURA MATSURI Fund Raising for Japan Relief


Friday, May 6, 2011, 5:30~8:30pm
Hyde Park Country Golf & Country Club

Featuring Special Guest from Japan: Mr. Maki Kaji, the Godfather of Sudoku

PLUS Food, Kimono Fashions, Raffles & Extras for Japan Relief - Details coming soon
Steve Rindsberg

History of JAPAN-US Relations Media Presentation Rescheduled

From our friends at the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC)

History of JAPAN-US Relations Media Presentation Rescheduled:

Dr. William R. Farrell, Chairman of the National Association of Japan America
Societies (NAJAS) is coming back!

Using woodblock prints, postcards (the internet of the 1890´s), and contemporary
political cartoons, he takes the audience on a lively tour through history,
examining events such as Perry´s arrival, the Road to Pearl Harbor, World War II,
the Occupation, and trade wars, up through current international situations.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 5:00~6:00pm at The TAFT CENTER, 425 Walnut Street,
Cincinnati, OH 4520

JASGC Members & Friends, $10:00
Students, Free

Register on-line:

Or send an e-mail to
Or call the JASGC office at 513-579-3114

Steve Rindsberg

Ohanami ... flower viewing

From our friends at the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati (JASGC)

Spring is here:  Hanami - - Cherry Blossom Viewing!

Ault Park has built a new shelter adjacent to our Cherry Blossom Grove and has
invited us to help celebrate the park's 100th Birthday under the Cherry Blossoms.

Ault Park Centennial & Cherry Blossom Celebration

Ault Park Cherry (Sakura) Grove, 3600 Observatory Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 pm

Bring the family-there will be children´s activities and light refreshments, but
feel free to bring a picnic!

Steve Rindsberg