Events of JAA & Community in September 2017


Events of JAA & Community in September 2017

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (9/11 & 25)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class from 9/19
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (9/12 & 26)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (9/13, 20, & 27)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Sept. 2 (Sat.) 11am-1pm “Memorial Gathering for Mrs. Katsuko Nakasone Bolster”

Mrs. Bolster passed away on August 8. Susan, a daughter of Mrs. Bolster invites you to this memorial gathering. Lunch will be served, please join us.

Sept. 4 (Mon.) Labor Day - JAA office will be closed

Autumn Health Fair Sept. 8 to Oct 7 at JAA Hall

Please see attached schedule list. It is free but some program may charge a material fee. Please call JAA office for your reservations!

Sept. 9 (Sat.) 2pm-4pm “Workshop for Dementia”

Program will be in Japanese. We have booklets in English for Dementia at JAA. If you need it, please contact JAA.

Sept. 11 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.


Sept. 14 (Tues.) 12pm-2pm “Special Keiro Kai”

In celebration of Respect for Seniors’ Day (Keiro no hi) in Japan, our volunteers will make special lunch boxes.
This luncheon is supported by funds provided by Mitsui USA Foundation and it is free (while supplies last). Iwaki Band will play the popular songs, sing along! Please make your reservation at JAA. 100 seats only!

2pm-3:30pm Discussion “Living Alone & Tips on How to Enjoy and Survive the Golden Years”
with Susan Onuma, Esq. Tea & Sweets will be served.

Sept. 15 (Fri.) 1pm-5pm Individual consultation on Tax and 6pm-8pm: lecture on International Inheritance Tax

by Mr. Joe Oshima (CPA)

Sept. 18 (Mon.) 10am-12pm Seminar “Medicare Plan + Medigap & Advantage and Drug Coverage”

by Mr. Eric Hauman, NYC Dept. for the Aging –HIICAP

Sept. 18 (Mon.) 12:30pm-2:30pm Experiential: Flower Arrangement

by Hazue T. Rogers (Sogetsu Ryu)

6pm-8pm Lecture on “Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning”

by Helen Irie Esq. and Reiko Takikawa Esq.

Sept. 19 (Tue.) 10:30am-12:30pm Visiting Isabella Geriatric Center with Mrs. Noda.

525 Audubon Ave. New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together. Lunch will be served.

Sept. 20 (Wed.) 11:30am-12:30pm “Experiential: Tea Ceremony”

by Ura Senke.

Sept. 20 (Wed.) 7:00pm “JAA Women in Business – Viewing Japan from the Outside”

Lecture by Yuko Watanabe and Keiko Tsumura. $25/JAA Member. Please make reservation at event@bwcjaa.org

Sept. 21 (Thurs.) 2:30pm-4pm Medicare Basics

by Mizue Katayama, JASSI

Sept. 21 (Thurs.) 6pm-8pm Movie “Kaigo Kodan” English subtitle Fee:$10

Sept. 27 (Wed.) 6:30pm Board of Directors’ meeting



Sept. 28 (Thurs.) 9:30am-1:30pm “Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30min per person.

12pm-2pm “The 2nd Keiro Kai” in September

Menu will be Ginger Pork, Soup, Salad & Ice Cream. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in September. Iwaki Band will entertain you with the music. $5/JAA Member, $8/Non Member. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery at JAA.

Sept.30 (Sat) 10am-12pm Japanese American Lions Club “Safety in New York” by Consulate General of Japan in NY, 12pm-1pm Lunch: Katsudon (Fried Pork on Rice) $10

(Please make reservation at JAA by 9/27) 1:30pm-3:45pm Movie “Police Story 1955” in Japanese

Oct. 2 (Mon) 9:30Am the 24th JAA Charity Golf Tournament at Haworth Country Club in NJ

Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00 ($100.00 of which is tax deductible). Your fee includes Japanese style breakfast and buffet lunch plus green fees & cart.



Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2017


Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2017

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (7/10 & 24)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class/ no class in August
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (7/11)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (7/5, 12, 19, & 26)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

JAA Building’s Lobby Renovation by mid of July


Tenants, guests and deliveries will use the side entrance and freight elevator. The passenger elevator will stop on the mezzanine level with access one flight down to freight entrance. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

July 4 (Tues.) Independence Day JAA office is closed



July 7 (Fri.) 7:30pm-10:30pm @ Riverside Park (116th St. Overlook) “The 2nd Annual Tanabata Festival/Japanese Summer Festival”

presented by the Japanese & Japanese American community in New York with the Amateur Astronomers Association of NY. In observation of this Japanese summer festival based on a legend of "star-crossed" lovers, AAA members will provide the telescopes to show the public the night sky and relay the folk tale, and there will be tanzaku paper on which to write wishes on trees. Please enjoy it! We recommend that you bring your own obento and picnic sheet.

July 10 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservations.

July 20 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Attorney Mami Terai. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.


July 20 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Keirokai in July”

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. Please enjoy Kuni Mikami Mini Jazz Concert and music with Iwaki Band.
$5/JAA senior member (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for lunch and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a Birthday Person in May, June & July!

July 22 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “Community Café”

Please come and enjoy a chat with friends and new members! We will serve tea and snacks!

July 26 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ meeting

July 27 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

July 27 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”



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  • ☆July 23 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) “68th NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori” Please join and Enjoy.

For August

Aug. 5 (Sat.) 10am-2pm ”Summer Flea Market“

We will gratefully accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come early and enjoy shopping. It will help support this important function of JAA!!

Aug. 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Aug. 14 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors“

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservations.

Aug. 17 (Thurs.) 12pm- Keirokai in Summer

We will serve Obento for summer menu! $5/JAA senior member. Please make your reservation for lunch and lunch delivery, and call if you will be a birthday person in August!

Aug. 20 (Sun.) 8am-12pm “Championship games of 32nd JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball games”

If rain, it will be postponed.



Events of JAA & Community in June 2017


Events of JAA & Community in June 2017

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (CANCELLED)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (6/13)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (6/14, 21 & 28)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

JAA Building’s Lobby Renovation


Tenants, guests and deliveries will use the side entrance and freight elevator. The passenger elevator will stop on the mezzanine level with access one flight down to freight entrance. Thank you for your patience and cooperation! PLEASE NOTE! Due to safety concerns, there will be no luncheon for seniors/Keirokai and no Apple Kids programs during the renovation period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Every Sunday Morning 7am-11am “The 32nd JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Open at Randall’s Island and Central Park”

Seventeen teams have been playing at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields.

May 29 (Mon) Memorial Day

JAA office will be closed.

May 29 (Mon) “Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries”

Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person, bus stops will be 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, 10am at JAA.

June 6 (Tues.) 6pm-9:30pm “Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 47th JAA Scholarship & 11th Honjo Scholarship”

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker is Diane Paulus, the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the America Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Reception: from 6pm, Dinner and award presentation: from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible).

June 8 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Legal Consultation” by Attorney Reiko Kasano

Advice on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Law. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 12 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Laws”

Attorney Keiko Kato will be available, 15 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 17 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “Community Café” (Tea & Snack)

Please join us! Please make your reservation at JAA.



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  • ☆June 4 (Sun.) 1pm-3pm at JAA Hall “Memorial Service of late Mrs. Chizuko Yamaguchi”
  • ☆June 4 (Sun.) 2pm- at JAUC “Memorial Service of late Ms. Yuriko Tomita”
  • ☆June 4 (Sun.) 1pm-3pm at JAA Hall “Memorial Service of late Mrs. Chizuko Yamaguchi”
  • ☆June 18 (Sun.) 5pm-at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave.(on 25th Street, bet Lexington & 3rd Ave.) “Celebrating the 60th Salon Series with Shogo Fujima, guest artist from Japan by Sachiyo Ito and Company” JAA members are invited; please send e-mail to sachyoitoandcompany@gmail.com for your reservation, and then you can get ticket at box office
  • ☆June 24 (Sat.) 3pm- at Park Avenue Christian Church (1010 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028) “JAA Chorus Summer Concert” it is freePlease come and enjoy their beautiful singing!


Events of JAA & Community in May 2017


Events of JAA & Community in May 2017

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (CANCELLED)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (5/9)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (5/3, 17, 24 & 31)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

JAA Building’s Lobby Renovation


Tenants, guests and deliveries will use the side entrance and freight elevator. The passenger elevator will stop on the mezzanine level with access one flight down to freight entrance. Thank you for your patience and cooperation! PLEASE NOTE! Due to safety concerns, there will be no luncheon for seniors/Keirokai and no Apple Kids programs during the renovation period. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

April 30 (Sun.) 7am-11am “The 32nd JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Open at Randall’s Island and Central Park”

Seventeen teams will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields every Sunday morning.

May 4 (Thurs.) ~ May 13 (Sat.) 12pm “The 22nd JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese Americans Artists in New York”

Please see attached flyer!
Opening Reception: May 4 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm
Please join our annual Art exhibition. There will be artists and many guests at Opening reception. Our volunteers will serve delicious refreshment. 50% of art sales will be donated to JAA.


May 14 (Sun.) 9:30-4:00 Japan Day at Band Shell in the Central Park

Please join this fun annual event! JAA members from Calligraphy class will be demonstrating their artful skills. Please check more events/details at www.japandaynyc.org.

May 15 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 12 (Fri.) Deadline of the 47th JAA Scholarship application



May 17 (Wed) 6:30pm Movie “NORIN TEN: Story of Gonjiro Inazuka, Researcher of Wheat”

Tatsuya Nakadai, main cast. Mr. Hidetaka Inazuka, director is coming to discuss this movie at the reception. Refreshment and ramen will be served at the reception. Admission fee: $20. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 18 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Laws”

Attorney Katsumi Miki will be available, 15 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 20 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “Community Café” (Tea & Snack)

Please join us! Please make your reservation at JAA.


May 20 (Sat.) 4pm-6pm “the first Anniversary of Earthquakes in Kumamoto & Oita: Video message and soul foods and music”

Please enjoy the Music and regional food from Kumamoto and Oita! Suggested donation $20. Please make your reservation at JAA!

May 24 (Wed.) 6:30pm- JAA Director’s Meeting


May 25 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

May 29 (Mon) Memorial Day

JAA office will be closed.

May 29 (Mon) “Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries”

Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person, bus stops will be 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, 10am at JAA.

June 6 (Tues.) 6pm-9:30pm “Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 47th JAA Scholarship & 11th Honjo Scholarship”

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker will be Diane Paulus, the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director, the America Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible).



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  • ☆May 16 (Tues.) 7pm- at Classic Stage Company “Pacific Overtures” with talk back afterwards with George Takei and other actors $50 at JAA, please make your reservation at JAA.


Events of JAA & Community in April 2017


Events of JAA & Community in April 2017

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (4/10 & 24)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (4/11 & 25)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (4/12, & 26)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 1 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall “JAA Spring Flea Market”

Our very popular Flea Market will once again have delicious food and many affordable items. All sales end at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures.

April 10 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 10 (Mon.) 6pm- “The Meeting for 2016- 31st JAA Foreign Minister’s Cup Baseball Games”

All team members/representatives are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will discuss this year’s rules and other important matters.

April 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Legal Consultation” by Attorney Reiko Kasano

Advice on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Law. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 14 (Fri.) 10:30-11:30 JAA Apple Kids Group presents “Rhythmic Class with parents and children (under 4 years old)”



April 15 (Sat.) 11am-2pm “13th Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park”

This Sakura Matsuri is co-sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and JAA. Please join us. Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi and Mrs. Chieko Inagaki will be among our guests. Buses depart from JAA at 10am Sharp! Please make your reservation for bus and lunch at JAA. (Bus Fee: $5)

April 17 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm “Report from the first Anniversary of Earthquakes in Kumamoto & Oita”

Please enjoy the Music and foods from Kumamoto and Oita! We would like to ask suggested donation $20. Please make your reservation at JAA!

April 19 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm and 21 (Fri.) 6pm-8pm : “new NY State Health Insurance (Obama Care) for students, unemployed person, pregnant women and children” by Japanese navigators


April 20 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on Immigration Law by Mami Terai, Esq.”

Please call JAA for reservation.


April 20 (Thurs.) 12pm- “Keirokai in April”

Menu: Spring Lunch Box and Ice Cream. Lunch is free. Entertainment will be music and songs by Iwaki band. Please make your reservation for Keirokai and lunch delivery, and tell us if you will be a “Birthday Person” in April!

April 20 (Thurs.) 2pm-4pm “Discussion: Living Alone & How to Survive the Golden Years (#9)”

April 29 (Sat) 10am-3:30pm “2017 Spring Workshop of Japanese Language Education”

Topic: “Interactive learning: Local inquiry”. Fee: Non-JAA Members $20, JAA Members $15, Students/Senior Citizens $10, Lunch $10 (optional). Please make your reservations at JAA.

9th Sakura Health Fair 4/8-4/29

Please see attached flyer

May 4 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm “Opening Reception of the 22nd JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York”



IMPORTANT! From JAA Office: the 47th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available at JAA office or www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2017. The deadline for application forms to be received in the office is May 12. Award Presentation Dinner will be held at Harvard Club on Thursday, June 6 at Harvard Club.



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  • *April 16 (Sun.) at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, “Sachiyo Ito and Company presents Salon Series No. 59” “Fantasy and Illusion of Transformation in Japanese Dance and Ballet” All JAA members are invited. Please say JAA member at the door.



Events of JAA & Community in March 2017


Events of JAA & Community in March 2017

Mon.: 10am-1pm Handicraft Club (3/6 & 20)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (3/7 & 21)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (3/1, 8, & 21)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus(3/31 Closed)

Feb. 23 (Thurs.) – March 22 (Wed.) 10am-5pm Photos Exhibition of Japanese American Experience and Incarceration during WW11 by JACL

March 2 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm: “Free Consultation on Tax Return 2016”

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2016 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person



March 9 (Thurs.) 12pm- “First Keiro Kai in March”

Menu is colorful donburi (chicken, eggs and string bean over rice), Harusame salad and ice cream. Please enjoy songs with Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8. Please make reservations for lunch or lunch delivery at JAA.

Honjo Scholarship Deadline is March 10!


March 13 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Ms. Keiko Kato, Esq. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

March 16 (Thurs.) 4:30pm-6:30pm “Welcome reception for six high school students from Tohoku, Kumamoto and Niigata”

the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese (NECT) (Mr. Kazuo Tsuda) will invite 6 high school students from Tohoku, Kumamoto and Niigata (victims of disasters) to New York. They will speak about their experiences and their future plans. Please make your reservation at JAA

March 17 (Fri.) 10:30-11:30 JAA Apple Kids Group presents “Rhythmic Class with parents and children (under 4 years old)”


March 22 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ meeting


March 23 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.


March 23, (Thurs). 12pm- “2nd Keirokai in March”

Menu is Gomoku Rice, soup and fruit jelly. Please enjoy RAKUGO in English and popular songs with Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-Member $8. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and/or consultation at JAA. If you will be a “Birthday Person” in March, call JAA.

Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 1, 10am-2pm at JAA hall. Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!


From JAA Office: The 47th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or at jaany.org/general_scholarship.html

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2017.



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  • *March 5 (SUN) 4pm- at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 10 West 68th St at Central Park West, “TOGETHER FOR 3.11” 6th Anniversary for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims, free.

  • *March 8-10 at Grand Central Event hall Japanweek 2017- Please check www.japanweek.org

  • *March 11 (Sat.) 1:30pm-5pm at JAA Community Center “Memorial Services of Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami /3・11”- by Hokuhoku-kai. It is free. Please make your reserve at aomori.ny@live.com



Events of JAA & Community in February 2017


Events of JAA & Community in February 2017

Mon.: 10am-1pm Handicraft Club (2/13 & 2/27)
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (2/14 & 2/28)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (2/1, 15, & 22)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

February 2 (Thurs.) & March 2 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm: “Free Consultation on Tax Return 2016”

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2016 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person

6pm-8pm: “Lecture on 2016 Tax Return” by Mr. Joe Oshima

Feb. 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation” by Attorney Reiko Kasano.

She will advise on your legal concerns (other than except on Immigration matters). Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person


Feb. 9 (Thurs.) 12pm- “First Keiro Kai in Feb”

Menu is Sukiyaki, potato salad and ice cream. Please enjoy popular songs with Iwaki Band.

Lunch: Member $5, Non-JAA Senior-member $8. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation.

Feb. 13 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Ms. Yasuko Tsuda, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Ms. Tomomi Iwata. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Attorney Mr. Katsumi Miki. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Feb. 17 (Fri.) 10:30-11:30 JAA Apple Kids Group presents “Rhythmic Class with parents and children (under 4 years old)”


Feb. 20 (Mon) JAA is closed for Presidents’ Day.



Feb. 23, (Thurs). 12pm- “Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai”

Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Milk Jelly. Enjoy popular songs with K. Iwaki band and enjoy DVD of Mt. Fuji and famous castles in Japan which Mrs. Akie Abe (wife of prime minister in Japan) donated to JAA. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on your health by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8. Please make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. If you will be a “Birthday Person” in Jan. & Feb. Please call JAA

Feb. 23 (Thurs.) 6:00pm – 8:00pm “Japanese American Experience and Incarceration during World War II: Could This Happen Again?” Speakers: Sam Mihara and Madeline Sugimoto

Sam Mihara is a distinguished speaker on the subject of Japanese American Internment. He is a second generation Japanese American, who with his family was forced to move into an “American style” concentration camp at Heart Mountain in northern Wyoming at WW II. Madeline Sugimoto is the daughter of renowned Japanese American Artist Henry Sugimoto. Madeline was incarcerated with her family at the Jerome and Rohwer Camps in Arkansas.

In conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the U.S. Government to mass-incarcerate Japanese Americans, this event will give attendees the opportunity to hear how discrimination and intolerance affected their lives and how this experience must never be repeated.

This event is co-sponsored by JAA, JACL /Japanese American Citizens League-NY Chapter JAJA /Japanese Americans and Japanese in America New York Day of Remembrance Committee Please make your reservation at JAA.

From JAA office

○ Membership dues! We appreciate your continuing support of JAA.
○ JAA-HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement The deadline for applications is 2/15. www.jaany.org/honjo_scholarship.html
○ NY DAY of Remembrance on Feb. 18, 1pm-4:30pm at JAUC, 255 7th Ave., NYC



Events of JAA & Community in January 2017

Our sincerest thanks and warmest wishes to our members and their
families for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year!

- JAA office


Events of JAA & Community in January 2017

Mon.: 10am-1pm Handicraft Club (1/9 & 1/23)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi (from 1/10)
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Calligraphy (from 1/10)
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (1/10 & 24)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (1/18 & 25)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (from 1/13)

Dec. 26 (Mon.) & Jan. 2 (Mon.) and 3 (Tues.): JAA will be closed. JAA office will be opened from Jan. 4, 2017


Jan. 9 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 13 (Fri.) 7pm-9pm JAA Women’s Business Committee Monthly Lecture

by Ms. Yoko Ohara. More detail will be announced later.

Jan. 16 (Mon) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Jan. 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Ms. Mami Terai, Esq. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 25 (Wed.) 6:30pm-7:00pm: “JAA Annual General Meeting” & 7:00-8:30: “JAA New Year Reception”

We would like to celebrate New Year with our members and guests. Entertainers will be Soprano Singer Motomi Tanaka and Pianist Mari Takagi. Wine and foods will be served. Please bring your friends! Admission fee: $30

Jan. 26 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.


Jan. 26, (Thurs.) “26th New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club”

JAA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. Please make your reservations at JAA. It is limited seats, we will give priority to persons who are over 85 years.

Jan. 27 (Fri.) 10:30-11:30 JAA Apple Kids Group presents “Rhythmic Class with parents and children (under 4 years old)”


February 2 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm: “Free Consultation on Tax Return 2016”

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2016 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person.

February 2 (Thurs.) 6pm-8pm: “Lecture on 2016 Tax Return” by Mr. Joe Oshima


From JAA Office

● Renewal of membership dues: We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you!

JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2017 JAA - HONJO Scholarships. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Greater New York area in academic year 2017-2018. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is 2/15.



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  • ☆New York Buddhist Church’s celebration of the New Year’s Eve and the New Year: the Year End service from 7pm-9pm on Dec. 31, and New Year service from 11:30 on January 1, 2016 and potluck lunch from 1pm at 332 Riverside Drive (bet 105-106), call 212-678-0305 or www.newyorkbuddhistchurch.org for more information!



Events of JAA & Community in December 2016


Events of JAA & Community in December 2016

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (12/5 & 12/19)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (12/20)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (12/14 & 12/21)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Dec. 2 (Fri.) 6pm- “JAA 109th Anniversary Gala Dinner”

at the Harvard Club It is our major fundraiser for our activities at community center! Performance is Guest Artist José Adán Pérez, Baritone. $500/per person ($250.00 tax deductible). Please make your reservation with order form. We need your support!

Dec. 8 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min/ per person.

Dec. 12 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Dec. 14 (Wed.) 7pm-9pm JAA Japanese Business Women Committee’s Monthly Lecture

by Ms. Teruko Kobayashi. More detail will be announced later.


Dec. 15 (Thurs.) 12pm-“Year End Keiro Kai”

Last Keiro Kai of 2016, we will serve “Osechi” (Japanese New Year delicacy). Please enjoy singing with Iwaki Band. $5/JAA senior members, $8/non- member. (over 65 yrs.) Please make your reservation for lunch and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person”

Dec. 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free consultation on Immigration law in USA”

Attorney Keiko Kato will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min per person.

Dec. 16 (Fri.) 10:30-11:30 JAA Apple Kids Group presents “Rhythmic Class with parents and children (under 4 years old)”


Dec. 16 (Friday) 6pm-9pm “Year End Holiday Party at JAA Hall”

Please join us at our JAA hall to enjoy music, dance, food, raffles and good cheer. $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA .
We would like to invite and thank our JAA volunteers who have devoted more 20 hours a year for JAA.

“Individual Consultation on New York State Health Insurance/Obama Care in 2017”

Japanese Navigators, Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara will help with new enrollment (from Nov. 1) and reenrollment (Nov. 16) and give more detail of Insurance. Please make your reservation at Navigator line 646-892-7792.


JAA office will be closed on Dec. 26 (Mon.) and Jan. 2 (Mon.) and 3 (Tues.), 2017. JAA office will be closed. Re-open on Jan. 4th (Wed.).


Dec. 9, Friday, 1pm-7pm at JAA Hall

Jewelry Sale by Mr. David Benlolo and Ms. Izumi Gray who are jewelry designers. 25% of procedure will go to JAA General Scholarship Fund.

Happy Holidays



Events of JAA & Community in November 2016


Events of JAA & Community in November 2016

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (11/7 & 21)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi (No class on 11/1)
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (11/8& 21)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (11/9, 16,& 30)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (No class on 11/4)

“Individual Consultation on New York State Health Insurance/Obama Care in 2017”

Japanese Navigators, Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara will help with new enrollment (from Nov. 1) and reenrollment (Nov. 16) and give more detail of Insurance. Please make your reservation at Navigator line 646-892-7792.

Nov. 5 (Sat) 10am-2pm “JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event and a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like chirashizushi, yakitori, curry over rice, etc. Raffle prizes include designer handbags, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons, camera, DVD player and more. Drawing of raffle will begin at 1pm. Please come, enjoy and show support for your JAA!
New!

Nov. 9 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm “Medicare Plan +Medigap & Advantage and Drug Coverage”

Mr. Eric Hausman from NYC Dept. for the Aging will give us a guide to Health Care Coverage for older New Yorkers.

Nov, 14 (Mon.) 12pm – 2pm “Keirokai in November”

Makuno uchi Bento box
We will have a special guest who is very popular in Japan. After lunch, please enjoy songs with Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA members $5, Non-Members $8
Please make your reservations for lunch and lunch delivery as soon as possible, this time seats will be limited. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in October and November. We will draw for lunch coupons which are donated by Your Special Birthday Foundation.

Nov. 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Katsumi Miki”

Attorney Miki will advise on your immigration concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.

Nov. 18 (Fri.) 10:30-11:30 JAA Apple Kids Group presents “Rhythmic Class with parents and children (under 4 years old)”

Nov. 21 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 21 (Mon.) 7pm-9pm JAA Japanese Business Women Committee’s Monthly Lecture “Coaching on how to keep good communication at Business by Ms. Yoshiko Kurisu”

Fee: Guest $30, JAA Member $25, Senior/Student $20 Please make your reservation by 11/11 at event@bwcjaa.org or info@exroyal.com

Nov. 24 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day JAA office will be closed.

Nov. 30 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be sent during the third week of November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2017. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/30.

Dec. 1 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

Please make your reservation!

“JAA 109th Anniversary Gala Dinner” Dec. 2 (Fri) 6pm-10pm at the Harvard Club. This will be a major fundraiser for JAA! Invitation will be mailed out at the end of October!



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  • ☆Nov. 19 (Sat.) from 3pm- at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th St., Annual Concert of the New York Mixed Chorus JAA has complimentary tickets, please call JAA for tickets!



Events of JAA & Community in October 2016


Events of JAA & Community in October 2016

Mon.: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (10/3 & 17)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (10/11& 25)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (10/5,12, 19 & 26)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Senior Month ~to Oct. 9, 2016

Oct. 1 (Sat.) Lions Club presents 10am-12pm

Keeping Safe in NY, luncheon Turkish Cuisine Buffet ($12) and 1:30pm-4pm: Movie “Sea Disaster 1890” story of the friendship between Japan and Turkey.

Oct. 2 (Sun.) 12pm-2pm Connection between healthy toes and healthy teeth by Dr. Kimiko Suzuki

Oct. 2 (Sun.) 2pm-3pm: updated basic information on Dementia by Dr. Emma Saito (Psychiatrist)

Oct. 10 (Mon.) Columbus Day - JAA office will be closed

Oct. 12 (Wed.) 2pm- “Seminar of New York State Health Insurance (Obama Care) in 2017”

by Japanese Navigators, Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara. Please make your reservation at JAA. Consultations by appointment, call JAA Navigator line 646-892-7792

Oct. 12 (Wed.) 7pm-9pm JAA Japanese Business Women’s Group Monthly Lecture-“The Challenges of internationalizing New Business starting from New York”

by Ms. Rie Yano, co-founder of Material World and a graduate of Harvard Business School. Fee: Guest $30, JAA Member $25, Senior/Student $20 Please make your reservation by 10/11 at event@bwcjaa.org or info@exroyal.com

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) 1st Keirokai in October

Menu: Gyudon (Sukiyaki beef over rice), boiled greens and ice cream. After lunch, please enjoy music with Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA members $5, Non-Members $8. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery at JAA.

Oct. 17 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, and Mr. Nori Sasaki. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Oct 17 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Community Café”

Please enjoy chat with your friends at JAA Hall. We serve tea and cookies.

Oct. 20 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Mayumi Terai”

Attorney Terai will advise on your immigration concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Oct. 27 (Thurs.) 2nd Keirokai in October

Menu: Mushroom rice, Kenchinjiru (vegetable soup), broccoli with sesame dressing, orange jelly. After lunch, please enjoy JAA Chorus and Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA Members $5, Non-Members $8 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concern of health and social welfare Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in October.

Oct. 29 (Sat) 10am-3:30pm “2016 Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education”

Topic: Subculture and Japanese Language Education. Fee: Non-JAA Members $20, JAA Members $15, Students/Senior Citizens $10, Lunch $10 (optional). Please make your reservations at JAA.

Nov. 5 (Sat) 10am-2pm “JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like chirashizushi, Yakitori, curry over rice, etc. We will have many raffle prizes which include a designer handbag, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons and more (subject will be changed). Drawing of raffle tickets will begin from 1pm. Please come & enjoy showing support for your JAA!

“JAA 109th Anniversary Gala Dinner”

This will be a major fundraiser for our community center! Invitation card will be mailed out at the end of October!



Events of JAA & Community in September 2016


Events of JAA & Community in September 2016

Mon.:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (9/12 & 26)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi from 9/13
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (9/13& 27)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (9/14,21 & 28)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play date 9/16

Sept. 5 (Mon.) Labor Day - JAA office will be closed

Sept. 6 (Tues.) 7:05pm- “The Japanese Heritage Night”

at The Yankee Stadium, the Yankees vs the Toronto Blue Jays. The Men’s Glee Club of New York will sing the national anthem before the game. JAA will buy group tickets. Please contact JAA office for more detail.

Sept. 7 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA"s Business Women's Committee “A special talk about the upcoming U.S. Presidential election by NY-based Japanese journalist, Ms. Keiko Tsuyama”

Please make your reservation at JAA office or event@bwcjaa.org.
Admission fee: $25/JAA member & other $30

Sept. 8 (Thurs.) 7pm A Fund Raiser for JAA Kyushu Earthquake Relief Fund “Concert” artists are AKO & Takarazuka OG in NY & Friends

Sept. 9 (Fri.) 7:30pm & Sept. 10 (Sat.) 2pm and 7:30pm New Musical Peace on Your Wings

See Attached flyer. Please support it!

10th Anniversary Senior Month @JAA

Please see attached schedule list. It is free but some program may charge a material fee. Please call JAA office for your reservations!

Sept. 9 (Fri.) 11am-12pm and Sept. 12 2pm-3pm NAGOMI Yoga by Megumi Izutani

Sept. 10 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm Movie “Everyday Alzheimer 2”

English subtitle

Sept. 12 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Sept. 13 (Tues.) and Sept. 30 (Fri.) 4pm-6pm “ New York State Health Insurance (Obama Care)”

by Navigator Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara.

Sept. 15 (Thurs.) 1pm-2pm Mr. Tetsuya Miyamoto, mathematics teacher, Easy numerical logic puzzle for you to enjoy and keep healthy life.

Sept. 15 (Thurs.) 2:00pm-3:45pm Discussion: Living Alone and How to Enjoy Your Golden Years “Administering Assets/Getting One’s Affairs in Order”

by Susan Onuma, Esq.

Sept. 16 (Fri.) 1pm-4pm Individual consultation on Tax and 6pm-8pm: lecture

on Tax by Mr. Joe Oshima (CPA)

Sept. 19 (Mon.) from 9:30am the 23rd JAA Charity Golf Tournament at Haworth Country Club in NJ.

Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00 ($100.00 of which is tax deductible). Your fee includes breakfast and buffet lunch plus green fees & cart.

Sept. 19 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm JAA Community Café and Flower arrangement by Hazue T. Rogers (Sogetsu Ryu)


Sept. 20 (Tues.) 12pm-2pm “Special Keiro Kai”

In celebration of Respect for Seniors’ Day (Keiro no hi) in Japan, our volunteers will make special lunch boxes. This luncheon is supported by funds provided by Mitsui USA Foundation and it is free (while supplies last). After lunch, K. Iwaki band will give a nice concert. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in August and September.

Sept. 21 (Wed.) 2pm-3:30pm Medicare Basics by JASSI

Sept. 21 (Wed.) 6:30pm Board of Directors’ meeting

Sept. 22 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm “Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person. Seminar: 1pm-2pm Estate Planning by Ms. Takikawa, 2pm-3pm Medicaid Planning by Ms. Irie.

Sept. 27 (Tues) 10:30am-12:30pm “Visit and Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center”,

525 Audubon Ave. New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together.

Oct. 1 (Sat.) Japanese American Lions Club presents 10am-12pm: Keeping Safe in New York

by Consulate General,
12pm-1pm: Luncheon Turkish Cuisine Buffet ($12)
1:30pm-4pm: Movie “Sea Disaster 1890”
Story of the friendship between Turkey and Japan.



Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2016


Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2016

Mon:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (7/11 & 25)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45amTai Chi / no class in August
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (7/12 & 26)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (7/13, 20, & 27)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

July 4 (Mon.) Independence Day JAA office is closed


July 7 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Tanabata Keiro Kai in July"

Menu is Chirashi Sushi, fried chicken and Ice Cream. Enjoy Japanese Dance exercises led by Ms. Kyoko Ohnishi and music with Iwaki Band. Lunch: $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for lunch & lunch delivery.

July 18 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservations.

July 18 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Community Café"

Please come and enjoy a chat with friends and new members! We will serve tea and snacks!

July 20 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ meeting

July 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Consultation on Immigration Law"

by Attorney Mami Terai. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.

July 21 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Second Keirokai in July"

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. Please enjoy Kuni Mikami Mini Jazz Concert and music with Iwaki Band. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. $5/JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a "young" Birthday Person in July! We have five Nippon Club lunch coupons by Happy Birthday Foundation.

July 28 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

In August, there will be no Keirokai!

Aug. 6 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "Summer Flea Market"

We will gratefully accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come early and enjoy shopping. It will help support this important function of JAA!!

August 8 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm "Welcome Reception for Nursing Student in Tohoku @ Japan Society"

Aug. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Aug. 15 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservations.

Aug. 21 (Sun.) 8am-12pm "Championship games of 31st JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball games"

If it rains, it will be postponed.

September 19 (Mon.) 23rd JAA Charity Golf Tournament

The 23rd JAA Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Sept. 19th at Haworth Country Club in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00



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  • ☆July 10 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) "67th NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori" Please join and Enjoy.


Events of JAA & Community in June 2016


Events of JAA & Community in June 2016

Mon:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (6/06 & 20)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (6/14 & 28)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (6/01, 8, 15, & 22)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:00pm JAA Chorus

June 1 (Wed.) 1:30pm-3pm JAA Applekids presents "Dentist Dr. Robert Limb’s Seminar on Teeth Care for Parents and Children"

Please make reservation at JAA or applekidsnyc@hotmail.com. It is free.

June 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA- 30 min. per person.

June 9 (Thurs.) 12pm- "1st Keirokai in June"

Menu: Pork sauté with ginger taste, potato salad and ice cream. After lunch, please enjoy KODAN (traditional story tellers) and popular songs with Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA member $5, non-Member $8. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA.

June 9 (Thurs.) 6pm-9:30pm "Scholarship Awards Dinner of the 46th JAA Scholarship"

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker is Burgess Professor Emeritus of Columbia University Gerald Curtis. Schedule is reception at 6pm, dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible). Please make your reservation at JAA by 6/1.

New Program June 13 (Mon.) & 27 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Community Café"

Please come and enjoy a chat with friends and new members! We will serve tea and snacks!

June 13 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 15 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm "Discussion on Obama Care"

Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara, Japanese navigators will advise on your questions. Please make your reservation at JAA or Navigators’ telephone number @646-892-7792.

June 15 (Wed.) 10am-12pm "Free Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Keiko Kato"


June 23 (Thurs). 12pm- "2nd Keiro Kai in June"

Menu is Oyako Donburi (Chicken & Eggs over rice) and coffee jelly. After lunch, please enjoy music with Iwaki Band. Fee: $5/JAA Member, $8/Non-member. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige on concerns of Health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and / or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a "young" Birthday Person in June! We have five Nippon Club lunch coupons by Happy Birthday Foundation.

July 4, Monday: Independence Day, JAA office will be closed.

Aug. 6 (Sat.) 10am-2pm Summer Flea

We are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!

September 19 (Mon.) 23rd JAA Charity Golf Tournament

at Haworth County Club. Please see attached flyer.



Events of JAA & Community in May 2016


Events of JAA & Community in May 2016

Mon:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (5/02 & 16)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (5/10 & 24)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (5/04, 18, & 25)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Please support our Kyushu Earthquake Relief Fund!

May 1 (Sun.) 2pm-5pm "Memorial Service of late Ms. Michi Kobi"

at JAA Hall, please join us.

May 1 (Sun.) 6:30am-6:45am "The 31st JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Opening Ceremony at Field #42 at Randall Island"

Seventeen teams will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields every Sunday morning.

May 5 (Thurs.) ~ May 14 (Sat.) 12pm "The 21st JAA Art Exhibition of Artists of Japanese and Japanese Americans in New York" Please see attached flyer!

Opening Reception: May 5 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm
Please join our annual Art exhibition. There will be artists and many guests at Opening reception. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshment. 50% of art sales will be donated to JAA.

May 8 (Sun.) 9:30-4:30 Japan Day at Band Shell in the Central Park

Please join this fun annual event! JAA members from Calligraphy class will be demonstrating their artful skills. Please check more events/details at www.japandaynyc.org

May 9 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 12 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "1st Keiro Kai in May"

Lunch menu: Tofu Barger, fresh cabbage, miso soup and Ice Cream. Please enjoy popular songs with Iwaki Band. Lunch is $5/JAA members, $8/non members. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on your concerns. Please make your reservation of Keirokai, consultation and lunch Delivery at JAA.

May 13 (Fri.) Deadline of the 46th JAA Scholarship Application.
www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html

May 18 (Wed.) 6:30pm- JAA Director’s Meeting

May 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Laws"

Attorney Katsumi Miki will be available, 15 min. per person.

May 26 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

May 26 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "2nd Keiro Kai in May"

Lunch menu: Rice with bamboo shoot and Orange Jelly. Rev. Miki Nakura will speak on religion. Entertainment will be Iwaki Band’s concert.
Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in May! Lunch is $5/JAA members, $8/non members
11am-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige on concerns of Health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 30 (Mon) Memorial Day

JAA office will be closed.

May 30 (Mon) "Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries"

Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person, bus stops will be 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, 10am at JAA.

June 9 (Thurs.) 6pm-9:30pm "Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 46th JAA Scholarship & 10th Honjo Scholarship"

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker will be Burgess Professor Emeritus, Gerald Curtis of Columbia University. Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible). Please make your reservation by 5/26 using the reservation card which will be mailed later.



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  • *May 15 (Sun) at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, "Sachiyo Ito and Company presents Salon Series No. 55 ‘Japanese Nature Worship and Labyrinth Walk"
    please make your reservation at 212-627-0265, JAA senior members will be invited free.



Events of JAA & Community in April 2016


Events of JAA & Community in April 2016

Mon:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (4/11 & 25)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class (4/12 No Class)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (4/12 & 26)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (4/6, 13, 20 & 26)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 2 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall "JAA Spring Flea Market"

Our very popular Flea Market will once again have delicious food and many affordable items. All sales end at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures.

April 8 (Fri.) 6pm- "The Meeting for 2016- 31st JAA Foreign Minister’s Cup Baseball Games"

All team members/representatives are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will discuss this year’s rules and other important matters.

April 11 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Legal Consultation" by Attorney Reiko Kasano

Advice on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Law. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 20 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm: "new Obama Care Insurance for pregnant women and children" and April 27 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm : "How to use it smartly" by Japanese navigators

April 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Consultation on Immigration Law by Mami Terai, Esq."

Please call JAA for reservation.

April 21 (Thurs.)12pm- "Keirokai in April"


Menu: Spring Lunch Box and Ice Cream. Lunch is free. Entertainment will be mini piano concert by Marina Iwao and music and songs by Iwaki band. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of health and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Please make your reservation for Keirokai and lunch delivery, and tell us if you will be a "Birthday Person" in April!

April 21 (Thurs.) 2pm-4pm "Discussion: Living Alone & How to Survive the Golden Years (#7)"



April 23 (Sat.) 11am-2pm "12th Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park"

This Sakura Matsuri is co-sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and JAA. Please join us. Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi and Mrs. Chieko Inagaki will be among our guests. Buses depart from JAA at 10am Sharp! Please make your reservation for bus and lunch at JAA. (Bus Fee: $5)

8th Sakura Health Fair 4/9-4/30 Please see attached flyer below

April 16 (Sat.) 1:30pm-3:15pm "Workshop: Support for people with Dementia by JAA Committee on Aging Issues"

April 23 (Sat.) 3pm-6pm: Symposium: Understanding the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in a Global Context:

Shared Stories and Lessons of the Natural Disasters in Japan, Haiti, and New York.

April 30 (Sat.) 1pm-4pm Japanese American Lions Club presents "Movie Journey with Haru" starring Tatsuya Nakadai.

May 5 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm "Opening Reception of the 21st JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York"


IMPORTANT! From JAA Office: the 46th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available at JAA office or www.jaany.org/general_scholarship

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2016. The deadline for application forms to be received in the office is May 13. Award Presentation Dinner will be held at Harvard Club on Thursday, June 9 at Harvard Club.


**********Community Information**********



  • *April 6 (Wed.) 8pm- at Carnegie Hall "the 4th New York Chorus Festival"
    JAA has complimentary tickets, please contact JAA.

  • *April 11 (Mon.) 2:30pm-3:50pm at Dana Library, Rutgers University
    Lecture and Performance Kabuki Live Music and Dance-Drama by Ms. Kyoko Ohnishi
    Please call for more information at 973-353-5498



Events of JAA & Community in March 2016


Events of JAA & Community in March 2016

Mon:10am-1pm Handicraft Club (3/7 & 21)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi Class
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (3/8 & 22)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (3/2, 9, & 16)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

March 10 (Thurs.) 12pm- "First Keirokai in March"


Menu is colorful donburi (chicken, eggs and string bean over rice), Harusame salad and ice cream. Please enjoy songs with Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8. Please make reservations for lunch or lunch delivery at JAA..

March 12 (Sat.) 10am-3:30pm "Workshop on Japanese Language Education in Spring 2016"

the topic is "Teaching Method that Pursues 'Inquiry' and Technology" "Bridging the Language Classroom Beyond for Future Citizens" by Ms. Miki Yagi, Harvard University and Yumi Masui Reker, New York University and more. Fee: Senior & student $10, JAA member $15 and non-JAA member $20. Please call JAA for your reservation and more information.

March 14 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by Ms. Keiko Kato, Esq. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

March 17 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm "Welcome reception for five high school students from Tohoku and Prof. Nobuko Uchida"

Prof. Uchida will speak on children’s development for young children who received trauma from earthquake and Tsunami. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 23 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ meeting

March 24 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

March 24, (Thurs). 12pm- "2nd Keirokai in March"


Menu is chicken teriyaki, soup and fruit jelly. Please enjoy popular songs with Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-Member $8. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of health and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and/or consultation at JAA. If you will be a "Birthday Person" in March, call JAA.

Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 2, 10am-2pm at JAA hall. Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!


From JAA Office; The 46th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or at www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html


Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2016.


Community Information



  • March 6 (SUN) 4pm-
    at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 10 West 68th St at Central Park West. "TOGETHER FOR 3.11" 4th Anniversary for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims free.

  • March 10-12
    at Grand Central Event hall Japanweek2016. Please check www.japanweek.us.

  • March 27 (SUN) at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St, "Sachiyo Ito and Company presents Salon Series No. 54 'Yoin: Resonance in Japanese music, dance, literature"
    please make your reservation at 212-627-0265, JAA senior members will be invited free.


Events of JAA & Community in February 2016


Events of JAA & Community in February 2016

Mon:10am-1pm Handicraft Club (2/8 & 22)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (2/9 & 23)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (2/3, 10, 17, & 24)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Feb. 4th (Thurs.), 1:00pm - 5:00pm "Free Consultation on Tax Return 2015"

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2015 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person. 6pm-8pm: "Lecture on 2015 Tax Return" by Mr. Joe Oshima.

Feb. 8 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 10 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm "Seminar of Affordable Care Act/Obama Care: updated new insurance for Pregnant women and low income family"

by Navigator Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation" by Attorney Reiko Kasano.

She will advise on your legal concerns (other than except on Immigration matters). Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Feb. 11 (Thurs.) 12pm- "First Keiro Kai in Feb"


Menu is Sukiyaki, fresh salad and ice cream. Please enjoy the Concert of Classic Guitar by Kazuki Ueki and Soprano Hirona Amamiya and karaoke with Iwaki Band. Lunch: Member $5, Non-JAA Senior-member $8. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation.

Feb. 14 (Sun.) 1:30-3pm JAA Aging Committee presents "Workshop on Dementia support network at Poughkeepsie"

by Ms. Keiko Sakagami, Ms. Shizuko Kato and Ms. Michiyo Noda. It is arranged by the Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association (MHJCA)at Galleria- Community Room, 2001 South Rd. Poughkeepsie. It is free!

Feb. 15 (Mon) JAA is closed for Presidents’ Day.

Feb. 17 (Wed.) 6:30pm-JAA Aging Committee presents "Lecture on Social Security Benefits: updated information"

by Mr. Toru Hayama.

Feb. 18 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by Attorney Mr. Katsumi Miki. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Feb. 25, (Thurs). 12pm- "Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai"


Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Milk Jelly. Enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki band. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on your health by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8. Please make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. If you will be a "Birthday Person" in Jan. & Feb. Please call JAA.

Feb. 25 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2015 Tax Returns"

by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA. Please make your reservations at JAA- 30 min. per person.

From JAA office

● Membership dues! We appreciate your continuing support of JAA.

● JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

The deadline for applications is 2/16. www.jaany.org/honjo_scholarship.html

● ALLEGIANCE last day is Feb. 14th, please check website below and enjoy it!

The deadline for applications is 2/16. www.allegiancemusical.com

● JAPAN GRAND THEATER: KABUKI, NOH, KYOGEN

Tickets are available at JAA and Carnegie Hall, please call JAA or check website below for further information!. www.ichikawaebizo.com/ny2016/



Events of JAA & Community in January 2016


Events of JAA & Community in January 2016

Mon:10am-1pm Handicraft Club (1/11 & 25)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (1/12 & 26)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (1/13, 20, 27)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Dec. 31st (Thurs.) & Jan 1st (Fri.) JAA will be closed. JAA office will be opened from Jan. 4, 2016

January 10 (Sun.), 1:30 pm "Matinee Broadway Musical" ALLEGIANCE "at Longacre Theatre"

JAA will be joining other groups to attend the Sunday matinee performance of the Broadway musical ALLEGIANCE, starring George Takei. Discounted tickets may be purchased directly through the Longacre Theater box office 212-239-6200 by using Discount Code: ALBWFAN109. The Theater is located at 220 West 48th Street. If you cannot join us on January 10, you may still use this discount code for performances until February 4. (Note – not all seats are available for the discount). Please feel free to share this discount code with your friends and family!

Jan. 11 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by Ms. Mami Terai, Esq. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 18 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 27 (Wed.) 6:00pm-6:30pm: "JAA Annual General Meeting" & 6:30-8:30: "JAA New Year Reception"

We would like to celebrate New Year with our members and guests. JAA Music Award winners will perform piano and violin. Wines and foods will be served. Please bring your friends! Admission fee: $50 ($30 Tax deductible)

Jan. 28 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney"

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

Jan. 28, (Thurs.) "25th New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club"

JAA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY.
Please make your reservations at JAA from Jan. 4.

February 4 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm: "Free Consultation on Tax Return 2015"

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2015 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person. 6pm-8pm: "Lecture on 2015 Tax Return" by Mr. Joe Oshima.

From JAA office

● Renewal of membership dues: We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you!

● JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2016 JAA - HONJO Scholarships. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Greater New York area in academic year 2016-2017. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations.
The deadline for applications is 2/15.


Community News




  • ☆New York Buddhist Church’s celebration of the New Year’s Eve and the New Year: The Year End service from 7pm-9pm on Dec. 31, and New Year service from 11:30 on January 1, 2016 and potluck lunch from 1pm at 332 Riverside Drive (bet 105-106), call 212-678-0305 or www.newyorkbuddhistchurch.org for more information!


Events of JAA & Community in December 2015


Events of JAA & Community in December 2015

Mon.:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (12/14 & 28)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (12/8 & 22)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (12/2, 9, 16)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play date 12/11

Dec. 1 (Tues.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on reviewing Medicare and enrollment”

30 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Dec. 2 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information was mailed in third week of November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2016. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/2.

Dec. 4 (Fri.) 6pm- “JAA 108th Anniversary Gala Dinner” at the Harvard Club


It is our major fundraiser for our community center! Performances are by Lindsay Bogaty (Soprano), Erika Mitsui (Violin) and Senri Oe (Jazz Piano). $500/per person ($300 tax deductible). Please make your reservation with order form. We need your support!

Dec. 10 (Thurs.) 12pm-“Year End Keiro Kai”


Last Keiro Kai of 2015, we will serve “Osechi” (Japanese New Year delicacy). Sachiyo Ito & Co. will perform Japanese dance. And please enjoy Karaoke singing with Iwaki Band. $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- member. (over 65 yrs.) Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige on concerns of health and social welfare. 100 seats only!
Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person”

Dec. 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min/ per person.

Dec. 14 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Dec. 16 (Wed.) 6pm- at JAA Hall “JAA-Hoshuko Alumni’s Annual Networking Reception”

This is young generation’s networking party. Please join!
Admission fee: $20 (food and drinks) Reservation at info@hoshukoalumni.org

Dec. 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free consultation on Immigration law in USA ”

Attorney Keiko Kato will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min/ per person

Dec. 18 (Friday) 6pm-9pm “ Year End Holiday Party at JAA Hall”

Please join us at our hall to enjoy music, dance, food and good cheer. $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please see attached flyer and make your reservation at JAA .

“Individual Consultation on Affordable Care Act/Obama Care in 2016”

Japanese Navigators, Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara will help with enrollment and give more detail of Obama Care. Please make your reservation at JAA. Consultations by appointment, call JAA Navigator line 646-892-7792.

Dec. 25 & 31 and Jan.1, JAA office will be closed. Re-open on Jan. 4th.






Events of JAA & Community in November 2015



Mon.:10am-2pm Handicraft Club (11/16 &30)
Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi (No class on 11/3)
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (11/10 & 24)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (11/11 & 19)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play date 11/20

“Individual Consultation on Affordable Care Act/Obama Care in 2016”

Japanese Navigators, Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara will help with enrollment and give more detail of Obama Care. Please make your reservation at JAA. Consultations by appointment, call JAA Navigator line 646-892-7792.

Nov. 7 (Sat) 10am-2pm “JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event and a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like chirashizushi, yakitori, curry over rice, etc. Raffle prizes include designer handbags, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons, camera, DVD player and more. Drawing of raffle will begin at 1pm. Please come, enjoy and show support for your JAA!

Nov, 12 (Thurs.) 12pm – 2pm Keirokai in November


We have celebrated Thanksgiving at Keiroukai every year. But since we are unable to set up an oven at JAA kitchen, we will unable to serve the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So our Keirokai volunteers will make delicious lunch for you. After lunch, please enjoy Karaoke with Iwaki Band, Kamishibai, Origami and Yoga. Fee: JAA members $5, Non-Members $8

1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on reviewing Medicare. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in November.

Nov. 16 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 16 (Mon.) 7pm-9pm JAA Japanese Business Women’s Group’s Monthly Lecture “Beauty Maker’s Show : How to make 10 years younger looks”

Fee: Guest $30, JAA Member $25, Senior/Student $20 Please make your reservation by 11/11 at event@bwcjaa.org or info@exroyal.com.

Nov. 19 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

Nov. 19 (Thurs.) 1pm-3pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Katsumi Miki”

Attorney Miki will advise on your immigration concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.

Nov. 20 (Fri.) 6pm-8pm ”Farewell Reception for Consul Yoshikatsu Aoyagi”


Consul Aoyagi has worked with our community during his duty in New York. We would like to show our appreciation. Please join us! Please make your reservation at JAA by 11/17.

Nov. 26 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day JAA office will be closed.

Dec. 2 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be sent during the third week of November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2016. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/2.

SAVE THE DATE! "JAA 108th Anniversary Gala Dinner" Dec. 4 (Fri) 6pm-10pm at the Harvard Club.


This will be a major fundraiser for our new community center! Invitation card will be mailed out at the end of October!


Events of JAA & Community in October 2015



Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (10/5 & 19)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (10/13 & 27)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (10/7, 14, 21, & 28)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play Date 10/23

Oct. 3 (Sat.) Lions Club presents 10am-12pm:

Class for beginners in using the smart phone and 1:30pm-4pm: Movie "To You" Ken Takakura is main actor. Story is about senior man who lost wife and went to her country.

Oct. 8 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Oct. 8 (Thurs.) 1st Keirokai in October


Menu: Sekihan (red bean rice), simmered beef with ginger, lemon sweet potatoes, boiled greens and ice cream. After lunch, please enjoy Karaoke with Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA members $5, Non-Members $8 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA.

Oct. 11 (Sun.) 3pm "Memorial Service for Mr. George Horishige, Former JAA Vice President"

at the NY Buddhist Church, 331-332 Riverside Drive, between West 105th &mps; 106th St. (Subway #1, 103 Street Station) Please join us as we remember him and celebrate his life.

Oct. 12 (Mon.) Columbus Day - JAA office will be closed

Oct. 14 (Wed.) 7pm-9pm JAA Japanese Business Women's Group Monthly Lecture - "The World of SAORI Weaving"

Lecturers: SAORI Weaving Artist, Ms. Nobuko Tsuruta &mps; NPO SAORI Arts NYC, Ms. Yukako Satone. Fee: Guest $30, JAA Member $25, Senior/Student $20 Please make your reservation by 10/11 at event@bwcjaa.org or info@exroyal.com.

Oct. 14 (Wed.) 2pm- "Seminar of Obama Care in 2016"

by Japanese Navigators, Ms. Kumiko Seki and Ms. Takako Hara. Please make your reservation at JAA. Consultations by appointment, call JAA Navigator line 646-892-7792.

Oct. 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Katsumi Miki"

Attorney Miki will advise on your immigration concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Oct. 19 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: "Free Hair-Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Oct. 22 (Thurs.) 2nd Keirokai in October


Menu: Mushroom rice, Kenchinjiru (vegetable soup), broccoli with sesame dressing, orange jelly. After lunch, please enjoy Karaoke with Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA Members $5, Non-Members $8 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on health by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in October.

Oct. 24 (Sat) 10am-3:30pm "2015 Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education"

Topic: Traditional Culture in Japanese Language Education. Fee: Non-JAA Members $20, JAA Members $15, Students/Senior Citizens $10, Lunch $10 (optional). Please make your reservations at JAA.

Oct. 27 (Tues.) 5pm-6:30pm "Welcome Reception for HS Students from Tohoku" more detail will be announced later!

Nov. 7 (Sat) 10am-2pm "JAA Annual Grand Bazaar"

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like chirashizushi, Yakitori, curry over rice, etc. We will have many rafflr prizes which include a designer handbag, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons and more (subject will be changed). Drawing of raffle tickets will begin from 1pm. Please come & enjoy showing support for your JAA!

SAVE THE DATE! "JAA 108th Anniversary Gala Dinner" Dec. 4 (Fri) 6pm-10pm at the Harvard Club.


This will be a major fundraiser for our new community center! Invitation card will be mailed out at the end of October!


Events of JAA & Community in September 2015


Events of JAA & Community in September 2015


Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (9/14 & 28)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi 9/22
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (9/8 & 22)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (9/9, 16, 23, & 30)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play Date 9/25

Sept. 7 (Mon.) Labor Day – JAA office will be closed

Sept. 12 (Sat.) 1pm- "The Japanese Heritage Day"

at the Yankee Stadium, game is the Yankees vs the Toronto Blue Jays. The Men’s Glee Club of New York will sing a national anthem before game. JAA will buy group tickets. More detail will be announced later!

9th Senior Week @JAA from Sept. 9 to Oct. 3

Please see attached schedule list. No charge to participate. Please call JAA office as soon as possible to make your reservations!


Details regarding Scheduled Topics:

Sept. 13 (Sun) 1pm-3pm "Workshop on Dementia" and 3pm-5pm "Community Café" at JAA hall

You will enjoy games with tea.

Sept. 14 (Mon.) 10am-12pm: "Free Hair-Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Sept. 14 (Mon.) 7pm- BWC's monthly meeting "Lecture of Ms. Tomoko Lumpkin"

She interpreted between Emperor Akihito and President Obama among others. Call JAA for more detail!

Sept. 17 (Thurs.) 10am-4pm "Free Individual Consultation on Pension and Japanese Welfare in Japan" by Shunji Ichikawa. 12pm-2pm "Special Keiro Kai"


In celebration of Respect for the Seniors Day (Keiro no hi) in Japan, our volunteers will make special lunch boxes.This luncheon is supported by funds from Mitsui USA Foundation and it is free (while supplies last). After lunch, K. Iwaki band will give a nice concert. After musical program, Ryuraku Sanyutei, story teller will perform Rakugo. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in August and September.

Sept. 17 (Thurs.) 2:00pm-3:45pm Discussion: Living Alone and How to Survive the Golden Years on "Administering Assets/Getting One's Affairs in Order"

by Susan Onuma, Esq.

Sept. 17 (Thurs.) 6:30pm- Board of Directors' Meeting

Sept. 18 (Fri.) 1pm-4pm Individual consultation on Tax and 6pm-8pm: lecture on Tax

by Mr. Joe Oshima (CPA)

Sept. 21 (Mon.) from 9:30am the 22nd JAA Charity Golf Tournament at Haworth Country Club in NJ

Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00 ($100.00 of which is tax deductible). Your fee includes breakfast and buffet lunch plus green fees & cart.

Sept. 22 (Tues) 10:30am-12:30pm "Visit and Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center"

525 Audubon Ave.
New York, NY 10040


Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together.

Sept. 23 (Wed.) 2pm-3:30pm Medicare Basics

by JASSI

Sept. 24 (Thurs.) 9:30am-2:30pm "Free Legal Consultation on Will, Health Care Proxy, Living Wills and Power of Attorney"

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person. This time, we do not have seminar for Estate and Medicaid planning.

Sept. 25 (Fri.) 6:30pm-8:30 JAA Music Committee presents "Recital of Soprano Hirona Amamiya"

Please enjoy Japanese Songs and Opera Arias. After recital, we will serve refreshment. Please join us!

Sept. 26 (Sat.) 11:00am-1pm and Oct. 1 (Thurs.) 5:30pm-7:30pm: "Obama Care in 2016 Seminar and consultation for enrollment"

Oct. 3 (Sat.) Japanese American Lions Club presents 10am-12pm:

by Mr. Joe Oshima (CPA) and Class for beginners in using the smart phone and 1:30pm-4pm: Movie "To You" Ken Takakura is main cast, story about senior man who lost wife and travel to her country.


Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2015


Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2015


Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (7/6 & 20)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi, no class in August
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (7/14 & 28)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (7/1, 8, 15, & 22)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

July 3 (Fri.) and 4 (sat.) Independence Day JAA office is Closed

July 6 (Mon.) 11am-1pm "Cooking Class : Futomaki- Sushi Rolls"

Ms. Haruyo Tomiya, 80 years old from Japan will teach Futomaki Iroiro. $10 per person.
Please make your reservation at JAA.

July 9 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Tanabata Keiro Kai in July

Menu is Pork Ginger, Salad and Ice Cream. After lunch, please enjoy Kuni Mikami Mini Jazz Concert and Karaoke with Iwaki Band.

Lunch: $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- members (over 65 years old).12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on your concerns. Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

July 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “ Free consultation on Immigration Law”

by Attorney Katsumi Miki. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.

July 20 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Mr. Nori Sasaki. Please make your reservations.

July 22 (Wed.) 6:30pm- Directors’ Meeting

July 23 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

July 23 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm“Second Keirokai in July”

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. After lunch, please enjoy Fula Dance by Isabella Fula Dance Group and Karaoke with Iwaki Band.

Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige : 12pm-2pm $5/JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in July.


Community News




  • ☆July 5 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) “66th NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori” at JAA Hall by Mr. Koji Ichida. Call Mr. Ichida 212-961-0586 for your appointment!Please join and Enjoy.

  • ☆July 9 (Thurs.) 11am-3pm “Free Art Antique jewelry appraiser” at JAA Hall by Mr. Koji Ichida. Call him at 212-961-0586 for your appointment!

In August, there will be no Keirokai!


Aug. 1 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “Summer Flea Market”

We will gratefully accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come early and enjoy shopping. It will help support this important function of JAA!!

Aug. 10 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservations.

August 10 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm “Welcome Reception for Nursing Student in Tohoku”


Aug. 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Aug. 16 (Sun.) 8am-12pm “Championship games of 30th JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball games”

If rain, it will be postponed.

Save the date!

The 22nd JAA Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Sept. 21st at Haworth Country Club in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00


Events of JAA & Community in June 2015


Events of JAA & Community in June 2015


Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (6/1 & 15)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (6/09 & 23)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (6/3, 10, 17, & 24)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date by Apple Kids (6/12)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

May 28 (Thurs.) 6:00pm-9:30pm "Scholarship Awards Dinner of the 45th JAA Scholarship"

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker is Ms. Kaoriko Kuge, Journalist and Senior Anchor at FCI-NY.
Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible). Please make your reservation by 5/26.

June 3 (Wed.) 2pm-3:30pm "JAA Applekids presents “Dentist Dr. Robert Limb’s Seminar on Teeth Care for Parents and Children"

Please make reservation at JAA or applekidsnyc@hotmail.com. It is free.

June 8 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA- 30 min. per person.

June 11 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “1st Keirokai in June”

Menu: CHIRASHI SUSHI, carrot kimpira and ice cream. After lunch, please enjoy Karaoke with Ms. Sachie Arai, singer from Japan and Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA member $5, non-Member $8.

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Health and Social Welfare.

Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA.

June 15 (Mon.)

Free Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Yoshiaki Miyamoto.

June 17 (Wed.) “Networking Event:  Refreshments, Art and sake! $20 per person.

Enjoy an evening of food and drink at this special networking event at the Japanese American Association of New York! JAANY is the largest Japanese American organization in the New York area, providing a wide range of services to the community for over a century.

We've begun a new series of networking events to connect our members to people with a shared interest in Japan.

Join us on June 17 as we sample different kinds of sake and tasty Japanese food, surrounded by the art of George Hirose and others while meeting and making new friends. Hope to see you there!

June 18 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pmpm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #136”

Menu is Chilled Curry Vichyssoise, Sole Bonne-Femme Raspberry Yogurt Mousse. $30/JAA Mem. $40/Non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA before 6/17.

June 25 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “2nd Keiro Kai in June”

Menu is Happousai (Chinese style vegetable sauté) & Annidofu. Please enjoy Karaoke with Iwaki Band. Fee: $5/JAA Member, $8/Non-member

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige on concerns of Health and Social Welfare.

Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and /or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in June!

July 3rd (Fri.) & Independence Day July 4 (Sat.)"

JAA office will be closed

Aug. 1st (Sat.) 10:00am-2:00pm “Summer Flea Market"

We are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!


Community News




  • June 11 (Thurs.) 11am-3pm “Free Art Antique Jewelry Appraiser” at JAA Hall by Mr. Koji Ichida. Call Mr. Ichida 212-961-0586 for your appointment!

  • June 21 (Sun.)3pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th St. Sachiyo Ito Co. “Salon Series #52: The Mundane and Holiness: Asobime the performances of the Kabuki Dance Shigure Saigyo and the classical music Sankyoku music, Kajimakura. JAA seniors are invited. Make your reservation at 212-627-0265.


Events of JAA & Community in May 2015


Events of JAA & Community in May 2015


Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (5/4 & 18)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (5/12 & 26)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (5/6, 20 & 27)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date by Apple Kids (5/1)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 26 (Sun.) 6:30am-6:45am "The 30th JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Opening Ceremony"

Eighteen teams will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields every Sunday morning.

May 7 (Thurs.) ~ May 15 (Fri.) 12pm "The 20th JAA Art Exhibition of Artists of Japanese and Japanese Americans in New York"

Please see attached flyer!

Opening Reception: May 7 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm

Please join our annual Art exhibition. There will be artists and many guests at Opening reception.
Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshment. 50% of art sales will be donated to JAA.

May 8 (Fri.) Deadline of the 45th JAA Scholarship Application www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html.

May 10 (Sun.) 9:30-3:30 Japan Day at Band Shell in the Central Park

Please join this fun annual event! JAA members from Calligraphy class will be demonstrating their artful skills. And NY Ondo and songs and dance by AKB48 will be performed on stage and field. Please check more events/details at www.japandaynyc.org

May 11 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 14 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “1st Keiro Kai in May”

Lunch menu: Inarisushi, Chikuzenni (Vegetable sauté) and Ice Cream. Please enjoy JAA Chorus and Karaoke with Iwaki Band. Lunch is $5/JAA members, $8/non members. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on your concerns. Please make your reservation of Keirokai, consultation and lunch Delivery at JAA.

May 14 (Thurs.) 6:30pm- JAA Director’s Meeting

May 19 (Tues.) “the JAA-US Japan Council Charity Golf Tournament

at Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, New Jersey. JAA-US Japan Council Charity Golf Tournament Registration

May 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Laws”

Attorney Katsumi Miki will be available, 15 min. per person.

May 25 (Mon) Memorial Day

JAA office will be closed.

AMay 25 (Mon) “Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries”

Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person, bus stops will be 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, 10am at JAA.

May 27 (Wed) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

May 28 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “2nd Keiro Kai in May”

Lunch menu: Rice with bamboo shoot and Mitarashi Dango. Rev. Miki Nakura will speak on religion. Entertainment will be Karaoke with Iwaki Band.

Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in May!

Lunch is $5/JAA members, $8/non members

11am-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige

on concerns of Health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA

May 28 (Thurs.) 2pm-3pm “ Discussion : Living Alone & How to survive the Golden Years #4” by JAA Committee on Aging Issues

by Ms. Shoko Akiyama

May 28 (Thurs.) 6pm-9:30pm "Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 45th JAA Scholarship"

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker will be Kaoriko Kuge, Journalist and Senior Anchor at FCI-NY.
Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ( $70 tax deductible). Please make your reservation by 5/26 using the reservation card which will be mailed later.




Events of JAA & Community in April 2015


Events of JAA & Community in April 2015


JAA classes
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (4/13 & 27)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (4/14 & 28)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (4/15, 22, & 29)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 4 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall "JAA Spring Flea Market"

Our very popular Flea Market will once again have delicious food and many affordable items. All sales end at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated by 3/30.

April 8 (Wed.) 6pm- "Enjoy Learning the Hanagasa Ondo for Sakura Matsuri"

led by Ms. Momo Suzuki.

April 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm- “Legal Consultation” by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Advice on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Law. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 9 (Thurs.) 6:30pm- “The Meeting for 2015- 30th JAA Foreign Minister’s Cup Baseball Games”

All team members/representatives are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will discuss this year’s rules and other important matters.

April 12 (Sun.) 8pm- “An Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall”

by JAA Music Committee. Program is Piano Quintets of Schubert and Hummel. See enclosed flyer.

April 13 (Mon.) 10am-12pm- “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on Immigration Law by Reina Boaz”

Please call JAA for reservation.

April 16 (Thurs.) 12pm- "Keirokai in April"

Menu: Spring Lunch Box and Ice Cream. Lunch is free. Entertainment will be Rakugo by Sansho Nakamura and music by Iwaki band. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of health and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Please make your reservation for Keirokai and lunch delivery, and tell us if you will be a “Birthday Person" in April! Call JAA. It is free.

April 18 (Sat.) 11am-2pm- "Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park"

This Sakura Matsuri is co-sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and JAA. Please join us. New Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi and Mrs. Chieko Inagaki will be among our guests. Bus departs from JAA at 10am Sharp! As space is limited, reservations are required. Call JAA. (Bus Fee: $5).

7th Sakura Health Fair 4/9-4/27
Please see enclosed flyer

Arpil 11 (Sat.) 2pm-4pm “Workshop: Support for people with Dementia by JAA Committee on Aging Issues”

April 13 (Mon.) 6pm-7pm “Eye’ Health”

by Dr. Kichiemon Asoma

April 25 (Sat.) 10am-3pm Japanese American Lions Club presents “How to look younger”

Speaker will be Ms. Aya Ogasawara.

April 25 (Sat.) 1pm-2:30pm “Teaching Origami in English”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi will teach at the OTA office.

April 27 (Mon.) Foot Massage

by Ms. Shoko Akiyama

May 7 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm “Opening Reception of the 20th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York"

by Ms. Shoko Akiyama

IMPORTANT! From JAA Office: the 45th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html.

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2015. The deadline for application forms to be received in the office is May 8. Award Presentation Dinner will be held at Harvard Club on Thursday, May 28.



Community Information




  • April 6 (Mon.) 8pm- at Carnegie Hall “USA-Japan Goodwill Concert”. JAA has complimentary tickets, please contact JAA.

  • April 12, (Sun.) 3-4pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th St. Sachiyo Ito Co. “Salon Series #51: Expression of Love in Japanese Dance and Spanish Dance” call 212-627-0265 for your reservation, JAA seniors are invited.


Events of JAA & Community in March 2015


Events of JAA & Community in March 2015


JAA classes
Mon: 10-1pm Handicraft Club (3/9 & 23)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (3/10 & 24)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (3/4, 11, 18, & 25)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids (3/6)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

March. 9 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March. 12 (Thurs.) 12pm-“First Keirokai in March”

Menu is colorful donburi (chicken, eggs and string bean over rice), Harusame salad and ice cream. Please enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8.

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on your concerns. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.

March. 14 (Sat.) 10am-3:30pm & 15 (Sun) 9:30am-1:00pm “Workshop on Japanese Language Education in Spring 2015”

The topic is “Teaching Phonetics for Junior High & High School Students.” We invited two presenters Ms. Sachiko Adachi and Ms. Noriko Nakamura from AJALT. Please bring your laptop or tablet if you have one. You will receive free ‘Wadaiko’ textbook. Fee: Senior & student $10, JAA member $15 and non-JAA member $20. Please call JAA for your reservation and more information.

March. 18 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors' Meeting

March 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Ms. Mami Terai, Esq. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

March. 26 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

March. 26, (Thurs.) 12pm- “2nd Keirokai in March"

Menu is Sukiyaki over rice, soup and dessert. Please enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-Member $8.

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of health and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and/or consultation at JAA.

If you will be a “Birthday Person” in March call JAA.


Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 4, 10am-2pm at JAA hall. Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!


From JAA Office:

The 45th JAA Scholarship Application For is available to be picked up at JAA office or from www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2014. The deadline for receipt of applications to be received in the office is May 12.


Community Information




  • March 8 (SUN) 4pm- at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 10 West 68th St at Central Park West, “TOGETHER FOR 3.11” The 4th Anniversary of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims (Free).



Events of JAA & Community in February 2015


Events of JAA & Community in February 2015


JAA classes
Mon.: 10-1pm Handicraft Club (2/9 & 29)
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (2/10 & 2/24)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class(2/4 & 18)
Fri.: 10:30-11:30 Play date for Apple Kids(2/13 & 27)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Feb. 2 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Mr. Suguru Sato. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 4 (Wed.) 5pm-8pm “Support to enroll to Affordable Care Act/Obama Care and consultation”

by Navigator Ms. Grace Kim, KCS. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 12(Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation” by Attorney Reiko Kasano.

She will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Feb. 12 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm “Free Consultation on 2014 Tax Returns”

by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA. Make your reservations at JAA- 30 min. per person.

Feb. 12, (Thurs.) 12pm- “ First Keiro Kai in Feb ”

Menu is pork teriyaki over rice, potato salad and ice cream. Please enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch: Member $5, Non-JAA Senior-member $8. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation.
Feb. 16 (Mon) JAA is closed for Presidents Day.

Feb. 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Ms. Keiko Kato, Esq. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Feb. 19 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #135”

Menu: “Boueuf Bouillabaisse, Crepe and others” $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 2/17.

Feb. 25 (Wed.) ( postponed from 1/28 due to winter storm) 6:00pm-6:30pm :“JAA Annual General Meeting” 6:30-8:30: “Shinnenkai and Grand Opening of our new JAA office and Community Center”

Music performance by Alissa Mori (16 years old) violin and Daniel Mori (11 years old) piano. Ambassador Kusaka and Madame Kusaka will also be there – this will be their last event before their return to Japan and his new post. $25 per person (food and Drinks)

Feb. 26, (Thurs). 12pm- “ Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai”

Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Milk Jelly. Enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki band. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. If you will be a “Birthday Person” in Jan. & Feb. call JAA

Feb. 26 (Thurs.) 2pm-4pm Discussion on Living Alone & How To Survive the Golden Years #2

Ms. Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your questions about health care proxy, wills, power of attorney. Please make your reservation at JAA.

From JAA office

Membership dues! We appreciate your continuing support of JAA.

JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2015 JAA - HONJO Scholarships.  This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Greater New York area in academic year 2015-2016. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations.  The deadline for applications is 2/17.

***** Information of Community****

Jan. 31 (Sat.) 3pm-5pm “Ms. Marie Kondo’s Lecture “

on her book ‘The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Please make your reservation at JAA. Admission fee $10.

Feb. 9 (Mon.) 11am-6pm at Salon Wave “Charity Hair cut for HOPE FOR”

at Salon Wave, 1029 2nd Ave. Hair cut $35, reservation at 212-355-7399



Events of JAA & Community in January 2015


Events of JAA & Community in January 2015


Dear JAA members,

Our Sincerest Thanks and Warmest Wishes for the Holiday Season and throughout the New Year!

JAA office

JAA classes
Mon.: 10-1pm Handicraft Club (1/12 & 26)
Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues.: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (1/13)
Wed.: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class(1/14, 21, 28)
Fri.: 10:30-11:30 Play date for Apple Kids(1/16)
Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (from 1/9)

Jan. 1 (Thurs.) & 2 (Fri.) : JAA will be closed.

Jan. 7 (Wed.) 4pm-7pm, 17(Sat.) 1pm-4pm and 21(Wed.) 4pm-7pm “Support to enroll to Affordable Care Act/Obama Care and consultation”

by Navigator Ms. Grace Kim, KCS.

Jan. 12 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Ms. Reina Boaz, ESQ. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 17 (Sat.) 10am-12pm “Lecture of Affordable Care Act/OBAMA CARE”

by Navigator Ms. Grace Kim from KCS

Jan. 19 (Mon) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 22 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 22, (Thurs.) “New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club”

AA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. This is 24nd. Please make your reservations at JAA from Jan. 5.

Jan. 28 (Wed.)

6:00pm-6:30pm :“JAA Annual General Meeting” 6:30-8:30: “Opening Ceremony/Reception of new JAA Community Center & the New Year Reception ” see attached notice

Jan. 29 (Thurs.)

1pm-5pm: “Free Consultation on Tax Return 2014”
Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2014 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person
6pm-8pm: “ Lecture on 2014 Tax Return”
by Mr. Joe Oshima

From JAA office

Renewal Form of membership: We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you very much.

JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2015 JAA - HONJO Scholarships.  This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Greater New York area in academic year 2015-2016. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations.  The deadline for applications is 2/17.



Events of JAA & Community in December 2014


Events of JAA & Community in December 2014

JAA Classes - Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (12/1 & 15)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (12/16)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (12/8 & 17)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Nov. 27 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

Dec. 1 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm “ Free explanation of Obama Care in Japanese and English and individual consultation ”

by community committee coordinated by Ms. Suki Terada Ports at JAA Hall. Please RSVP to JAA office.

Dec. 3 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be mailed in third week of November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2015. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/3.

Dec. 5 (Fri.) 6pm- “JAA 107th Anniversary Gala Dinner”

at the Harvard Club It is our major fundraiser for our new community center! Keynote speaker is Professor Shin-Ichi Fukuoka and performance is by José Adán Pérez, Baritone. $500/per person ($300 tax deductible). You may wish to extend your congratulatory wishes in your journal ad!
Please make your reservation with order form. We need your support!
See attached flyer

Dec. 7 (Sun) 10am-12pm JAA Apple kids presents “parents’ discussion on system of New York City Public School-Mild school Enrolment.

Please contact applekidsnyc@hotmail.com for more information and reservation.

Dec. 8 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Dec. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min/ per person.

Dec. 13 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “JAA Annual Holiday Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We have many gift items for the Holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like Mizuyokan, chirashizushi, curry over rice and Yakitori. (We will not have raffle this time). Please come, enjoy your holiday shopping and support for your JAA!

Dec. 17 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm “ Holiday Party at our new JAA Hall”

Please join us at our new hall to enjoy music, dance, food and good cheer. $50 per person.
Please make your reservation at JAA Office.

Dec. 18 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law in USA”

Attorney Noriaki Miyamoto will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min/ per person

Dec.18 (Thurs.) 12pm-“Year End Keiro Kai”

Last Keiro Kai of 2014 will serve “Osechi” (Japanese New Year delicacy)
Sachiyo Ito & Co. will perform Japanese dance. And please enjoy Karaoke singing with Iwaki Band. $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- member. (over 65 yrs.) Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige on concerns of medical and social welfare.

Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person"


Dec. 25, 26 & 31and Jan.1, 2 JAA office will be closed. Re-open on Jan.5th.

***** Information of Community****
On Dec. 6 (Sat.) from 5:30pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity “ The 15th Annual Concert of the Men’s Glee Club of New York”

JAA has complimentary tickets.
Please call JAA for tickets!



Events of JAA & Community in November 2014


Events of JAA & Community in November 2014

JAA Classes - Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (11/3 & 17)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (11/11 & 25)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (11/5, 12, 19)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Nov. 3 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm “ Memorial Gathering for Mr. Jiro Murase”

Mr. Murase was JAA’s president from 1996 to 1999 and life trustee of JAA. Read more about his life and activities in JAA News. Please join us as we remember him and celebrate his life. Kindly RSVP by 10/28.

Nov. 10 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

8th Senior Week @JAA from Nov. 8 to Nov. 23

Please see attached schedule list. No charge to participate.

Please call JAA office as soon as possible to make your reservations!

Details regarding Scheduled Topics:

Nov. 9 (Sun. ) 1pm-3pm “Workshop on Dementia”
Nov. 11 1pm-4pm “Community Café “ at JAA hall: You will enjoy games with tea.
Nov. 12 (Wed.) 12pm-3pm: Foot Massage (20 min/person)
Nov. 13 (Thurs.) 2pm-3:30pm: Medicare Basics by JASSI
Nov. 15 (Sat.) 10am-12pm: Class for beginners in using the smart phone and 2pm-4pm: Manners for adults by Lions Club
Nov. 18 (Tues) 10:30am-12:30pm: “Visit and Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center”, 525 Audubon Ave. New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together.
Nov. 18 (Tues) 1pm-4pm: Individual consultation on Tax and 6pm-8pm: lecture on Tax by Mr. Joe Oshima (CPA).

Nov. 20 (Thurs.)

10am-11am: Lecture on Estate Planning. By Reiko Takikawa, Esq. 11am-12pm: Lecture on Medicaid Planning by Helen Irie
12:30pm-2:00:“Free Individual Consultation on Wills & Other Concerns (20 min. per person) by Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.
12pm-2pm “Thanksgiving Day Keirokai” To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate everything for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch. And we will celebrate Mrs. Chiyo Ota Sansone’s Centennial years old birthday with Consulate General of Japan in NY. After lunch, JAA Chorus and Ichida & K. Iwaki band will give a nice concert.  1:30pm after musical program Mr. Bun Yoshikami will talk about Issei, Nisei and Sansei Identity. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in November.
2:30-4:30: Discussion: Living Alone and How to Survive the Golden Years Please join us to exchange ideas and concerns.

Nov. 23 (Sun.) 3pm-5pm “Administering Assets/Getting One’s Affairs in Order”

by Susan Onuma, Esq.

Nov. 27 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.


Dec. 3 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be mailed in third week of November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2015. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/3.

*****Our annual fall Grand Bazaar will be held on December 13, 2014 - just in time for your holiday shopping! See attached flyer*****
SAVE THE DATE!

“JAA 107th Anniversary Gala Dinner” Dec. 5, (Friday) 6pm-10pm at the Harvard Club will be a major fundraiser for our new community center! Invitation card will be mailed out at end of October!



Events of JAA & Community in October 2014



Our new office and community center will be open from Monday, October 6, 2014!

Address:
49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036
(bet: 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.) Book Off is on the ground floor and JACK’s is next door.
Telephone numbers and internet address will remain the same.

Events of JAA & Community in October 2014

JAA Classes - Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (10/6 & 20)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi from 10/14-
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy from 10/7-
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (10/14 & 28)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class from 10/8-
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus from 10/3

Oct. 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min/ per person.

Oct. 13 (Mon.) Columbus Day - JAA office will be closed


Oct. 16 (Thurs.) 10am- 12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law in USA”

Attorney Mami Terai will be available to advise you on your immigration concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min/person.

Oct. 20 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Oct 25 (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm “Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education 2014”

Dr. Nobuko Kodama (FIT), Ms. Tomoko Graham (Noble and Greenough School) and Mr. Kazuo Tsuda (UNIS) will give lectures on their teaching style on Japanese language.
Please call JAA office for more information.

Oct. 23 (Thurs.) Keirokai in October

This is our first Keirokai at new JAA Hall. Please enjoy obento lunch and Karaoke with Ichida & Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA Member $5, Non-Member $8

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige

on concerns of Health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.

Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in October!

*****Our annual fall Grand Bazaar will be held in early December - just in time for your holiday shopping!*****


Nov. 3 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm “ Memorial Gathering for Mr. Jiro Murase”

Mr. Murase was JAA’s president from 1996 to 1999 and life trustee of JAA. Read more about his life and activities in JAA News. Please join us as we remember him and celebrate his life. Kindly RSVP to JAA if you plan to attend so that we may plan accordingly.

The 8th Senior “Week” will be held from Nov. 8 to Nov. 23 at our new JAA Hall.

Detail of programs will be announced in October.

SAVE THE DATE!

“Year End Dinner Party” Dec. 5, (Friday) 6pm-10pm at the Harvard Club

will be a major fundraiser for our new community center! Please come and support us. Individual tickets: $500 Table of 10: $5,000 Sponsor tables: $10,000



Events of JAA & Community in September 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club closed
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi closed
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (9/2 & 9)
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai closed
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class closed
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (9/5 & 12)

Sept. 1st (Mon.) Labor Day JAA office will be closed

Sept. 8 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservations.

Sept. 10 (Wed.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your estate planning concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

Sept. 11 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Special Keiro Kai”

In celebration of Respect for the Aged Day (Keiro no hi) in Japan, our volunteers will make special lunch boxes. Please reserve your lunch box at JAA.
As we are packing for our move, seating space may be limited so we recommend that you bring your lunch home or if the weather is nice, enjoy a picnic at Bryant Park or others. This luncheon is supported by fund from Mitsui USA Foundation and it is free.

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation

on concerns of health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

Sept. 15 (Mon.) from 9:30am the 21st JAA Charity Golf Tournament at Haworth Country Club in NJ.

Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00 ($100.00 of which is tax deductible). Your fee includes breakfast and buffet lunch plus green fees & cart. See attached entry form.

Sept. 18 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Telephone Consultation on Immigration Law”

by Attorney Reina Boaz. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.

Sept. 24 (Wed.) 7pm- Board of Directors’ meeting

More detail will be noticed later.

JAA is moving! Please support our new community center fundraising campaign!

JAA office will be closed from 9/16 to beginning of October.

But if you need help and/or questions, please do not hesitate to call JAA at 212-840-6942/6899, we are happy to help you.
Our new office will be open from Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
Address:

49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036

(bet. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.) Book off is on ground floor and JACK’s is next door.

Telephone numbers and internet address are same as now.


Event schedule for October will be announced in end of Sept.

8th Senior Week will be held from Nov. 8 to Nov. 23, 2014:

Programs for all ages include: Consultation and lectures on Wills, Immigration, Tax, Medicaid & Medicare, Social Security and Mental Health, Lectures for healthy eating and happy retirement, Medicaid and Home Care Services, Dementia and Massage, Exercise and more. We are seeking speakers on them, please let us know specialist on them. Please contact JAA office.


Community Information




  • Sept. 5 (Fri.) at Yankees Stadium We have a special opportunity to purchase tickets at 50% off general seating for the Yankees game on September 5. The Men’s Glee Club will be singing the national anthem again.
    Click here to purchase tickets, Promo Code: JAANY
    This site will only allow you to purchase up to 9 tickets. For those wishing to purchase tickets of 10 or more, please feel free to contact Josh Rose at jrose@yankees.com or (718) 579-4553 office.



Events of JAA & Community in July & August 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (7/7 & 21)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi no class in Aug.
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (7/9, 16, 23)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (no classes on 8/1&8)

July 4th (Fri.) Independence Day JAA office close


July 10 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Tanabata Keiro Kai in July”

Menu is Pork Ginger over rice and Ice Cream. After lunch, please enjoy Kuni Mikami Mini Jazz Concert and music with Ichida & Iwaki Band. Lunch: $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- members (over 65 years old).

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Health and Social Welfare

Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

July 11 (Fri.) 6:30- “The Fifth Annual Japanese Heritage Night”

at the NY Mets Citifield. Pre-game events (included Soh Daiko) will begin at 5:40pm at the main entrance in Mets Plaza. Game is NY Mets vs Miami Marlins from 7:10pm. It is to benefit JAA committee on Aging Issues. JAA has group tickets $35 per ticket. Please contact JAA office for your reservations.

July 14 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservations.

July 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “ Free consultation on Immigration Law”

by Attorney Katsumi Miki. Please make your reservation at JAA. 15 min. per person.

July 23 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ meeting

July 24 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

July 24 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm“Second Keirokai in July”

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. We will introduce new minister of NY Buddhist Church Rev. Earl Ikeda. Ms. Kyoko Ohnishi (Japanese Traditional Dancer) will speak on exercise and Japanese Dance. Ichida & Iwaki band will perform popular music.

Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige : 12pm-2pm

$5/JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch and lunch delivery.

Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in July.


Community Information




  • July 10 (Thurs.) 11am-3pm “Free Art Antique jewelry appraiser” at JAA Hall by Mr. Koji Ichida. Call him at 212-961-0586 for your appointment !
  • July 20 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) “65th NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori” Please join and Enjoy.

In August, there will be no Keirokai!

Aug. 2 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “Flea Market for New JAA Hall”

JAA has been struggling financially. We will gratefully accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come and enjoy and help support this important function of JAA!!

Aug. 11 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservations.

Aug. 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Aug. 17 (Sun.) 8am-12pm “Championship games of 29th JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball games”

If rain, it will be postponed.

Save the date!

The 21st JAA Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Sept. 15th at Haworth Country Club West in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy. Entry fee is $270.00



Events of JAA & Community in June 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (6/2 & 16)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (6/10 & 24)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (6/4, 11, 18, 25)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids (6/13)

June 3 (Tue.) 6pm-9:30pm “Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 44th JAA Scholarship“

At Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker is Mr. Bobby Valentine, major league baseball player & manager. Reception: from 6pm, Dinner and award presentation: from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible). Please make your reservation by 5/28.

June 4 (Wed.) 2pm-3:30pm JAA Applekids presents “Dentist Dr. Robert Limb’s Seminar on Teeth Care for Parents and Children”

Please make reservation at JAA or applekidsnyc@hotmail.com it is free.

June 12 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA- 30 min. per person

June 12 (Thurs.) 1st Keirokai in June

Menu: CHIRASHI SUSHI, broccoli salad and ice cream. After lunch, Ms. Mary Dodd, Carter Burden Center for the aging will speak on her senior center. Please enjoy Karaoke with Ichida & Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA member $5, non-Member $8

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Health and Social Welfare

Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.

June 16 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA

June 19 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #134”

By Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on Immigration Law by Attorney Noriaki Miyamoto”.


June 26 (Thurs). 12pm- “Keiro Kai in June”

Menu is cold noodle Chinese style and Annindofu, Ms. Takako Johnson will speak on her health maintenance. Fee; $5/JAA Member, $8/non-member

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige

on concerns of Health and Social Welfare. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.

Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in June!

July 4th (Fri.) Independence Day JAA office close

July 11 (Fri.) 6:30pm - “The Fifth Annual Japanese Heritage Night”

At the NY Mets Citifield. Pre-game events will begin at 6:30pm. JAA will get group tickets, please contact JAA office for your reservations.

August 2 (Sat.) 10am-2pm Summer Flea Market

This is last flea market at this office. We are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!


Community Information




  • June 7 (Sat.) 8pm at Carnegie Hall “USA-Japan Goodwill Concert-International Ocarina Festival” JAA has complimentary tickets, please call JAA for your tickets.
  • June 8 (Sun.) 3pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th St, “Sachiyo Ito Salon : Tea ceremony and Japanese Classic Dance with Koto & Shamisen” JAA seniors are invited. Make your reservation at 212-627-0265
  • June 12 (Thurs.) 11am-3pm “Free Art Antique jewelry appraiser” at JAA Hall by Mr. Koji Ichida. Call Mr. Ichida 212-961-0586 for your appointment!



Events of JAA & Community in May 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (5/5 & 19)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (5/13 & 27)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids

April 27 (Sun.) 6:30am-6:45am “The 29th JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Opening Ceremony”

The seventeen teams will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields every Sunday morning.

May 1 (Thurs.) ~ May 10 (Sat.) The 19th JAA Art Exhibition of Artists of Japanese and Japanese American in New York”

Opening Reception: May 1 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm

Please join our annual Art exhibition. There will be artists and many guests at Opening reception. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshment. 50% of sales will be donated to JAA.

May 8 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “1st Keiro Kai in May”

Lunch menu: Pork and Vegetable sauté. Please enjoy Karaoak with Ichida & Iwaki Band. Artist Naoto Nakagawa will speak on his project “1000 portraits of Hope Fund for Tohoku. He will make your portrait after 2pm. Lunch is $5/JAA members, $8/non members

11am-2pm: Free Consultation

on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 11 (Sun.) 9:30-3:30 Japan Day at Band Shell in the Central Park

Please join this fun annual event! JAA members from Calligraphy class will be demonstrating their artful skills. And finale, NY Ondo & Koi No Fortune Cookies will be danced. Please check more events at www.japandaynyc.org

May 12 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

May 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Laws”

Attorney Mami Terai will be available, 15 min. per person.

May 12 (Mon.) Deadline of the 44th JAA Scholarship Application www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html.

May 14 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Director’s Meeting

May 22 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

May 22 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “2nd Keiro Kai in May”

Lunch menu: Rice with bamboo shoot. Entertainment will be Ichida & Iwaki Band.

Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in May!

Lunch is $5/JAA members, $8/non members

11am-2pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige

concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA

May 26 (Mon) Memorial Day

JAA will be closed.

June 3 (Tue.) 6pm-9:30pm “ Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 44th JAA Scholarship “

at Harvard Club (35 W. 44th St.). Our Keynote Speaker will be Bobby Valentine, major league baseball player & manager. Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ( $70 tax deductible). Please make your reservation by 5/28 using the reservation card which will be mailed later.


Community Information




  • April 30 (Wed.) 7pm - “Town Meeting with Mr. Tomihisa Tagami, the Governor of Nagasaki, Japan” at the Church of St. Agnes ( 143 E 43rd St.) information: nagasakiny2015@gmail.com
  • May 8 (Thurs.) 11am-3pm - “Free Art Antique jewelry appraiser” at JAA Hall by Mr. Koji Ichida. Call Mr. Ichida 212-961-0586 for your appointment !
  • May 14th (Wed.) to-18th (Sun.) - “NO-NO BOY” New York Premiere at Studio Theatre (410 W 42nd St.) 7:30pm. Tickets: 212-947-8844



Events of JAA & Community in April 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (4/14 & 28)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (4/8 & 22)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (4/16 & 30)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids (3/14 & 28)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 5 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall “JAA Spring Flea Market”

Our very popular Flea Market will once again have delicious food and many affordable items. All sales end at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated by 3/31.

April 7 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 7 (Mon.) 7pm- JAA Business Women Committee “Dr. Shinichi Fukuoka (biologist)’s life from an insect-collecting boy to a big fan of Vermeer (Vermeer geek)”

April 10, (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “ Legal Consultation” by Attorney Reiko Kasano, Free

Attorney Kasano will advise you on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Law. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 minutes per person.

April 10 (Thurs.) 6:30pm- “ The Meeting for 2014- 29th JAA Foreign Minister’s Cup Baseball Games”

All team members/representatives are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will discuss this year’s rules and other important matters.

The 6th Sakura Health Fair 4/12-4/27 Events of Sakura Health Fair in English are below:


April 12 (Sat.) & 13 (Sun.) JAMSNET WORLD

April 17 (Thurs). 12pm- “ Keirokai in April ”

Menu: Spring Lunch Box (Chirashi Sushi) and Ice Cream. Lunch is free. Entertainment will be music by K. Iwaki band. 12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Please make your reservation for Keirokai and lunch delivery, and tell us if you will be a “Birthday Person” in April! Call JAA. It is free

April 18 (Fri.) & 23 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm

“JASSI’s free consultation on Medicare, Social Security, Immigration and other concerns “ at JASSI office at 100 Gold St. Call JASSI at 347-732-5251.

April 21 (Mon.) 1pm-2pm

“Chair Yoga led by Ms. Takako Jonson

April 19 (Sat.) 11am-2pm “10th Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park”

This Sakura Matsuri is co-sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and JAA. Please join Ambassador Sumio Kusaka and Mrs. Chieko Inagaki. Bus departs from JAA at 10am. Sharp! As space is limited, reservations are required. Call JAA. (Suggested donation $5 at the bus. Please see attached flyer!

April 20 (Sun.) 1pm-4:30pm Japanese American Lions Club presents “Animal Therapy”

Speaker will be Dr. Mari Morimoto, Dr. Shingo Soeda and others (they are veterinarians).

April 26 (Sat.) 2pm-4pm “Workshop: Support for people with Dementia by JAA Committee on Aging Issues”

IMPORTANT! From JAA Office; the 44th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html.

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2014. The deadline for application forms to be received in the office is May 12. Award Presentation Dinner will be held at Harvard Club in end of May or beginning of June.


Community Information




  • March 31, (Mon.) 5:30 - Memorial Service of late Mr. Paul J. Ash (husband of Ms. Cobi Narita) at Saint Peter’s Church.
  • April 6, (Sun.) 3-4pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th St. Sachiyo Ito Co. “Salon Series: Ma and Breathing in Dances and Healing Arts” call 212-627-0265 for more information. JAA seniors are invited.
  • April 11, (Fri.) 7pm at Japan Society “26th Annual Concert of the Nippon Club Women’s Chorus”. Admission free.



Events of JAA & Community in March 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicraft Club (3/10 & 24)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (3/11 & 25)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (3/12, 19, & 26)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids (3/14 & 28)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

March 13 (Thurs.) "First Keirokai in March"

Menu is colorful donburi (chicken, eggs and string bean over rice), Harusame salad and ice cream. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8.
12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make your reservations at JAA

March 15, 22, 29 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm "Origami & Tea Time at JAA Hall"

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served. $5/person and $10/family. Call 917-517-6649 for more information!

March 17 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Haircut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshi Kubota and Kaori. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 22 (Sat.) 10am-4pm "Workshop on Japanese Language Education in Spring 2014"

Speakers are Ms. Kayo Nakano (NYU) and Mr. Kazuo Tsuda of UNIS.

March 25 (Tues.) 1pm-3pm "Reception for seniors at Ambassador’s Residence"

Amb. Sumio Kusaka and Madame Ikuko Kusaka cordially invite JAA seniors (over 80 years old) to their residence. Seats are limited. Please call JAA if you are over 78 years old for your reservation.

March 26 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors’ Meeting


March 27, (Thurs.) 12pm- "Second Keirokai in March"

Menu is Sukiyaki over rice, soup and dessert. Please enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $5, Non-Member $8.
12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery and/or consultation at JAA.
If you will be a “Birthday Person” in March, call JAA.

March 27 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 5, 10am-2pm at JAA hall. Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!

From JAA Office:

The 44th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or from www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2014. The deadline for receipt of applications to be received in the office is May 12.


Community Information




  • March 9 (Sun.) 1:30pm- at JAA hall "Memorial services for victims of Earthquake and Tsunami" by HOKUHOKU KAI (group of northern prefectures) Please join us.
  • March 9 (Sun.) 4pm Open-at First Church of Christ, Scientist "Together for 3.11 3rd Anniversary Memorial for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami"



Events of JAA & Community in February 2014



JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-1pm Hand Craft Club (2/10 & 24)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (2/11)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (2/5, 12 & 26)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids (2/14)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Feb. 3 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm "Seminar: Basic Financial Planning"

by Mr. Narumi Yoshida, CPA and Financial Planner. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 5 (Wed.) 5pm-7pm "Opening Reception of Exhibition of Japanese American Internment Project, if they came for me today East Coast Stories"

Co-sponsors by JAA & Community Works
Exhibitions are open to the public from Feb. 9 –March 7 at JAA Hall, Mon-Fri. 10am-5pm

Feb. 6 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2013 Tax Returns" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA.

Make your reservations at JAA- 30 min. per person.

Feb. 8 (Sat.) 10am-4pm "Free explanation of Obama Care in Japanese and English and individual consultation"

by community committee coordinated by Ms. Suki Terada Ports at JAA Hall. Light Brunch served. Please RSVP to JAA office.

Feb. 10 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. Make your reservations at JAA.

Feb. 13 (Thurs.) 12pm "First Keiro Kai in Feb"

Menu is chicken teriyaki over rice, potato salad and ice cream. After lunch, Ms. Mary Dod will speak on the Carter Burden Center for the aging and enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki Band.
keirokai Lunch: JAA Member $5, Non-JAA Senior-member $8.

12pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation.

Feb. 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation" by Attorney Reiko Kasano.

She will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Feb. 16 (Sun.) 10:30am-12:30pm JAA Apple Kids group presents "Seminar of NY Public School and Bilingual Education"

Feb. 17 (Mon.) JAA will be closed for Presidents' Day.

Feb. 20 (Thurs.)10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by Attorney Noriaki Miyamoto, 15 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Feb. 20 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #133"

Menu: "Mussel bouillabaisse, Coquille-St Jacques, Warmed Apple Strudel with ice cream" $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 2/18.

Feb. 27, (Thurs). 12pm- "Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai"

Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Peach Jelly. Enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki band.

2pm-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Umeko Takeshige. Lunch $5, Non-JAA Senior member $8. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.

If you will be a “Birthday Person” in Jan. & Feb. call JAA

  • Deadline of JAA - HONJO SCHOLARSHIP is Feb. 15.
    Please check at www.jaany.org/honjo_scholarship.html
  • We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you very much.
  • On 2/1 from 8pm at the Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew "The Reona Ito Chamber Orchestra & Chorus"
    "W.A. Mozart Requiem in D Minor"



Events of JAA & Community in January 2014



Dear JAA members,


Our Sincerest Thanks and Warmest Wishes for the Holiday Season and throughout the New Year!

JAA office

JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-1pm Hand Craft Club (1/13 & 27)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (1/15)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Ceremony (1/8, 22, & 29)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Jan. 1 (Wed.) & 2 (Thurs.): JAA will be closed.

Jan. 13 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by Mr. Katsumi Miki, ESQ. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 20 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 23 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 23 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on Tax Return 2013"

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2013 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person

Jan. 23, (Thurs.) "New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club"

JAA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. This is 23nd. Please make your reservations at JAA in Jan.

Jan. 23 (Thurs.) 6:30pm-9pm "JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Reception at JAA Hall"

Fee: $25/person

Jan. 29 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm "Lecture on 2013 Tax Return" by Mr. Joe Oshima

Jan. 30 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30 "Cooking Lessen of Sushi and Maki sushi" by Mr. Yamaki.

Fee: $40/ person

From JAA office

  • Renewal Form of membership is enclosed herewith. We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you very much.
  • JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement
    Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2014 JAA - HONJO Scholarships.  This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art, Performing arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Greater New York area in academic year 2014-2015. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations.  The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014. 


Community Information



  • January 22, 6:30pm- at 8 Washington Mews "Voices from the Cane fields: Franklin ODO"
    Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii with a selection of readings, songs, and film.
    RSVP: 212-992-9653



Events of JAA & Community in December 2013


JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-1pm Hand Craft Club (12/9)
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Play “GO” game (12/10)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Ceremony (12/4,11, & 18)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Dec. 5 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm “Free Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office

Dec. 6 (Fri.) 6pm “JAA Annual Year End dinner” at Harvard Club

Our Awardees will be Mrs. Chieko Inagaki and Ms. Suki Terada Ports. Entertainment by Kai Rivera(Dance), Taeko Fukao (Jazz), Yumi Kurosawa(Koto),Takayuki Kigawa (Piano) & Takaoki Onishi (Opera)
Cocktails start at 6PM and Dinner at 7PM. Dinner for an individual is $200.00. Please contact JAA office for more information. See attached flyer

Dec. 7 (Sat.) 10am-11:30am “Free explanation of Obama Care in Japanese and English”

by community committee (the Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, JAA and JASSI) at JASSI, 100 Gold St., LL, New York, NY 10036. RSVP at JASSI office 347-482-1541

Dec. 7 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “Origami for Christmas! & Tea Time #14 at JAA Hall”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served. $5/person and $10/family.

Dec. 9 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi. Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. 30 min. per person. Please call JAA to make a reservation.

Dec. 12 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on your Legal Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. 30 min per person.

Dec.12 (Thurs.) “Year End Keiro Kai ”

Last Keiro Kai of 2013 will serve “Toshikoshi Soba and Osechi” (Japanese New Year delicacy)
Rakugo master KOKONTEI KIKUSHIN will perform Rakugo. And please enjoy JAA Chorus and Karaoke singing with the K. Iwaki Band. $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- member. (over 65 yrs.) Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.
1pm-3pm: Free Consultation by Dr. Umeko Takeshige on concerns of medical and social welfare.
Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person”

Dec. 15 (Sun.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall “Christmas Party for children”

please see at www.applekidsnyc.org for more information.

Dec. 18 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm “JAA Thank You Party for our volunteers”

All year round, JAA has many programs and events-keirokai, sakura matsuri, health fair/senior week, baseball games, Flea Market/Bazaar, Charity Golf and Art Show. Without our volunteers, these JAA community activities would not be possible. To show our appreciation, Chef Kato will cook for volunteers and New members who joined JAA in this year. Please make your reservation at JAA Office.

Dec. 19 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #132”

Menu is Blue-Crab Bisque, Salmon , Scallops Meniere & Homemade almond cake $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA by 12/17.

JAA has established the Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund.
Please see attached letter!



Information of Community



  • On Dec. 7 (Sat.) from 5:30pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity “The 14th Annual Concert of the Men’s Glee Club of New York”

Dec. 25 & 31and Jan.1, 2 JAA office will be closed. Re-open on Jan.3rd.




Events of JAA & Community in November 2013


JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicrafts Club 11/11
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-4pm Goh Class (11/12 & 26)
Wed: 10am-12pm Tea Ceremony Class (11/16, 13 & 20)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus no class on 11/1
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play dates (11/15 & 22)

Nov. 2 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "AA Annual Grand Bazaar"

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the Holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like kurimannju, chirashizushi, inarizushi, udon, curry over rice, etc. We will have many prizes which include a designer handbag, DVD players, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons and more (subject will be changed). Drawing of raffle tickets will begin from 1pm. Please come & enjoy showing support for your JAA!

Nov. 9 (Sat.) 11am-12:30pm "Free explanation of Obama Care in Japanese and English"

by community committee coordinated by Ms. Suki Terada Ports at JAA Hall. Light Brunch served. Please RSVP to JAA office.

Nov. 9 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm "Origami for Thanksgiving! & Tea Time at JAA Hall"

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served. $5/person and $10/family.

Nov. 11 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Mr. Nori Sasaki and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 13 (Wed.) 6:30pm-8pm "Free explanation of Obama Care in Japanese and English"

by community committee at 12 West 18th Street Apt. 3E (between 5th and 6th) Light supper served.
Please RSVP to JAA Office.

Nov. 14 (Thurs.) 12pm-"Thanksgiving Day Keirokai"

To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate everything for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch which will be free! After lunch, K. Iwaki and his group will give a nice concert.  1:30 after musical program Explanation of Obama Care for seniors in Japanese and English.
1pm-3pm "Free Consultation regarding Medical and Social Welfare". Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in Nov.

Nov. 20 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be mailed in first week of November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2014. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/20.

Nov. 28 (Thurs.) & 29 (fri.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

Dec. 5 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm "Free Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office

Dec. 6 (Fri.) 6pm "JAA Annual Year End dinner" at Harvard Club

Our Awardees will be Mrs. Chieko Inagaki and Ms. Suki Terada Ports. Entertainment by Kai Rivera(Dance), Taeko Fukao (Jazz), Yumi Kurosawa(Koto),Takayuki Kigawa (Piano) & Takaoki Onishi (Opera)
Cocktails start at 6PM and Dinner at 7PM. Dinner for an individual is $200.00. Please contact JAA office for more information. See attached flyer



Events of JAA & Community in October 2013


JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicrafts Club 10/7 & 21
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Goh (10/8 & 22)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (10/2, 9, 16 & 23)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Oct. 2 (Wed.) 7pm - Board of directors' meeting

Oct. 5 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm "Origami for Halloween! & Tea Time at JAA Hall"

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served.

Oct. 7 (Mon.) 10am-12pm "Free Hair-Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Mr. Nori Sasaki, Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota & Ms. Mako Iijima. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Oct. 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)"

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Oct. 10 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "First Keirokai in Oct."

Menu is: Chirashi Sushi, Sautéed Celery, soup and ice cream. After lunch, entertainment will be Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band.
11am-2pm: Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/nonmembers. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery/ and consultation.

Oct. 14 (Mon.) JAA office will be closed

Oct. 16 (Wed.) 6:30pm- JAA Business Women’s Committee's Monthly meeting

"Film maker Megumi Sasaki speaks on her new film about Mr. Dorothy & Herb Vogel"
Please call JAA for more information.

Oct 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Consultation on Immigration Law"

Attorney Keiko Kato will be available to advise you on your concerns on Immigration law.

Oct. 17 (Thurs.) 10:30am- 2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class 131"

Menu will be "Hotel Style Indian Curry with Nunn Bread and Tiramisu." $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Oct. 17 (Thurs.) 11am-12:30 "Walking Exercise"

By Mayumi Tatsui, Cocoro Co., Aruku-walking

Oct 19 (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm & 20 (Sun.) 10am-12:45pm "Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education 2013"

The topic is "Study from Beginner to Intermediate Levels." Three speakers from AJALT (Association For Japanese-Language Teaching) will come from Tokyo for this workshop.
Please call JAA office for more information.

Oct. 24 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Second Keirokai in Oct."

Lunch menu: rice with mushroom and chicken and Orange Jelly. After lunch, please enjoy RAKUGO by Ryoraku Sanyutei and Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band.
11am-2pm: Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare, Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in Oct.

Oct. 27 (Sun.) 1pm-4pm "Halloween Party for children" by JAA Apple Kids Group and New York Kids Family Play Group

Please contact JAA office for more information.

Nov. 2 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "JAA Annual Bazaar"

Donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and clean books, will be appreciated. Raffle tickets are one/$5, 5/$20. Please see attached flyer.


Community Information



  • Sept. 25 (Wed.) - 29 (Sun.) "A Comedy in Japanese FULL HOUSE"
    at Theater for the New City Chino Theater, 155 First Ave. JAA has complimentary tickets. Please contact JAA.
  • Oct. 11 (Fri.) 5:30pm-8pm & 12 (Sat.) 11am-5pm at JAA Hall "Art Exhibition of MOTOKO IKEDA SPEIGEL"
    This is fund raising for JAA. Please check attached flyer and join the reception on Oct. 11, from 6pm to 7:30pm.
  • Oct. 12, (Sat.) 5pm-8pm at NY Buddhist Church, 331-332 Riverside Dr. "NY Buddhist Church 75th Anniversary Benefit Dinner"
    Call: 212-678-0305
  • Ito Sachiyo Co. 15th Anniversary Salon Series Concert
    at Tenri Culture Inst. 43A W. 13th St. Benefit Performance on Oct. 19 (Sat.) and General Performance on Oct. 20.
    Call: 212-627-0265 for more information
  • Oct. 19 (Sat.) from 7pm-at Carnegie Hall Issac Stern Auditorium "2nd Japan-US Chorus Festival at Carnegie From Fukushima to the World"
    JAA has complimentary tickets. Please call JAA.



Events of JAA & Community in September 2013


JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicrafts Club 9/9 & 23
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Goh (9/10 & 24)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (9/11, 18 & 25)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Sept. 2 (Mon.) Labor Day

JAA office will be closed.

Sept. 9 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Ms. Masako Iijima and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. Please make your reservations.

7th Senior Week @JAA from Sept. 13 to Sept. 29

Please see attached schedule list. No charge to participate. Please call JAA office as soon as possible to make your reservations!

Details regarding Scheduled Topics:

Sept. 14 (Sat.) 10:30am-4pm

NY Japanese –American Lions Club presents “U.S. Ceremonial Occasions-related funeral and wedding” and lunch prepared by Restaurant Nippon $12

Sept. 15 (Sun.) 9:30am-10:30am & 10:30am-11:30am

Japanese Medical Society of America presents “ mini lectures by Dr. Shunichi Homma(Cardiology), Dr. Yuzuru Anzai (Ob-Gynecology), Dr. Kichiemon Asoma (Ophthalmology) and Dr. Takashi Matsuki (Psychiatry) You are able to attend two lectures.

Sept. 19 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm: Keiro-Kai for Senior Luncheon

Ambassador Sumio Kusaka will join us. We encourage senior who is over 88 years old and Birthday Person in Sept. to attend. After lunch Music concert by JAA Chorus and K. Iwaki Band. Free.
11am-2pm: Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare. Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

Sept. 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm: “Free Individual Consultation on Immigration Law (15 min. per person)

by Noriaki Miyamoto, Esq.

2:30pm-4pm: "How to make Planning for Home Care Services with Medicare and Medicaid"

by Ms. Mizue Katayama (JASSI)

Sept. 22 (Sun.) 3pm-5pm: "Lecture of Administering Assets/Getting One’s Affairs in Order and individual consultant ion"

by Susan Onuma, Esq.

Sept. 23 (Mon.) 11am-12pm: "Walk With a Correct Posture Mindfully" by Mayumi

1pm-2pm: Chair Yoga by Takako Jonson

Sept. 24 (Tues.) 10:30am-12:30pm: "Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center"

525 Audubon Ave., New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together.

Sept. 26 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm: "Free Individual Consultation on Wills" (30 min. per person)

by Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.

1pm-2pm: Lecture "Future Planning for Estate and Medicaid"

by Ms. Irie and Ms. Takikawa

1pm-4pm: Foot Massage 20 min./person

by Shoko Akiyama

Sept. 28 (Sat.)

11am-1pm: "Prevention of Osteoporosis" by Dr. Yuzuru Anzai with Exercises by Nobue Hirabayashi (Yoga Instructor)

1pm-3pm: Origami for seniors and family by Toshiko Kobayashi (Origami Therapy Association)


Fund raising Events for JAA:

Sept. 27 (Fri.) 6pm-9pm “JAA 106th Anniversary Gala Dinner @ the Sony Club”
Please see attached order form for more detail. Our president Mr. Gary S. Moriwaki will be celebrating his 65th birthday!
Sept. 30 (Mon.)
The JAA 20th Anniversary Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Sept. 30th at Knoll Country Club West in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket. & JAA Trophy. Please see attached entry form. We appreciate your continued generous support of JAA!



Events of JAA & Community in July and August 2013


JAA Classes

Please join Us!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicrafts Club 7/1 & 15
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi (no class in Aug.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (no class in Aug.)
Tues: 1pm-3pm Goh (7/9, 23)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (7/10, 17, 24 & 8/7)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

July 4 (Thurs.) Independence Day

JAA will be closed.

July 11 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Tanabata Keiro Kai in July"

Menu is OYAKO Donburi (chicken & egg over rice), soup, ice cream. Please enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki band. More entertainment will be announced later. Lunch: $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old). Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare 11am-2pm Dr. Umeko Takeshige is available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

July 15 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Ms. Masako Iijima and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. Please make your reservations.

July 18 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "EFree consultation on Immigration Law"

Attorney James Nolan will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA, 15 min. per person.

July 24 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors' meeting

July 25 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Second Keirokai in July"

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. Entertainment will be announced later. Please enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki band.

Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare 11am-2pm:

Dr. Umeko Takeshige is available to advise you on your concerns. $5/JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch, and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in July.

July 25 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.


Aug. 3 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "Mini Flea Market for Keiro Kai"

JAA has been struggling financially. In order to support the activities of Keiro Kai, we are holding a Mini Flea market. We gratefully will accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come and enjoy and help support this important function of JAA!!.

Aug. 8 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

Aug. 12 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Ms. Masako Iijima and Mr. Toshitsugu Kubota. Please make your reservations.

Aug. 18 (Sun.) 8am-12pm "Championship games of 28th JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball games"

If rain, it will be postponed.

Aug. 28 (Wed.) "The 4th Annual Japanese Heritage Night @ Mets"

More detail will be announced later. JAA will get group tickets. Please call JAA for your ticket(s).


Save the date!

The JAA 20th Anniversary Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Sept. 30th at Knoll Country Club West in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket. & JAA Trophy.



Community Information




  • June 29 (Sat.) 2pm-5pm at JAA Hall, "The Congressional Gold Medal celebration to honor the veterans of the 100th Bn., 442 Regimental Combat Team and the MIS" by JAC
    Keynote speaker will be the former Mayor of New York City David N. Dinkins. Please call in your reservation to JACL-Yamaguchi 212-873-4170
  • July 14 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) "64rd NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori"
    Please join and Enjoy.




Events of JAA & Community in June 2013


Events of JAA & Community in June 2013

JAA Classe Please join!
Mon: 10am-2pm Handicrafts Club 6/3 & 17
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am TaiChi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Go (6/11, 25)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (6/5, 12, 19, 26)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play Date (6/21)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

June 1 (Sat.) 11am-2pm "Mr. Shigeru Inagaki's Memorial Gathering"

Please join us for 6th anniversary gathering in memory of Mr. Inagaki. Make your reservation at JAA.

June 1 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm "Origami & Tea"

Please enjoy Origami making and tea with Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi, EOAT instructor.

June 5 (Wed.) 2pm-3:30pm JAA Applekids presents
"Dentist Dr. Robert Limb's Seminar on Children's Teeth" with mothers

Please make reservation at JAA or applekidsnyc@hotmail.com

June 6 (Thurs.) 6pm-9:30pm "Scholarship Award Presentation Dinner for the
43rd JAA Scholarship and 7th Honjo Scholarship"

At Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., Keynote Speaker: George R. Packard, President of the United States EJapan Foundation. Reception at 6pm, dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible). Please reserve by 5/31 using reservation card in the invitation card.

June 6 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #130"

Menu is "Bouillabaisse": Jumbo Scallop, Mussel, Shrimp and Saffron Broth, Greek Salad and NY Style Cheese Cake. $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make reservation at JAA before 6/4.

June 10 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi, Ms. Mako Iijima and Mr. T. Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA

June 10 (Mon.) 7pm-9pm JAA Business Women Committee’s monthly event

Ms. Miki Ebara, NHK Correspondent in New York will speak on her life at United States. More information at www.bwcjaa.org, or event@bwcjaa.org for reservation

June 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA- 30 min. per person

June 13 (Thurs.) 1st Keirokai in June

Menu: cold noodle Chinese style, rice ball and ice cream. After lunch, Japanese singer Sachie Arai will sing Japanese popular songs. K. Iwaki Band will follow their Karaoake. Fee: JAA member $3, non-Member $5

1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Dr. Umeko Takeshige will advise on your health Concern. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

June 14 (Fri.) 6pm-8pm "Symposium of Hague Treaty"

Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Japan, JAA and JAMSNET. Speakers will be Consul Yoshikatsu Aoyagi, Prof. Michiko Iwasaki, Ms. Nora Cory and DV Counselor Kaori Nagao. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 15 (Sat.) 10:30am-12:30pm JAA Applekids presents "How to find public middle school in New York city"

Please see and contact at applekidsnyc@hotmail.com.

June 27 (Thurs). 12pm- "2nd Keiro Kai in June"

Menu is stir-fried pork ginger taste over rice, and coffee jerry. JAA Chorus group will sing beautiful Japanese songs. Fee; $3/JAA Member, $5/non-member 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a "young" Birthday Person in June!



Community Information




  • May 30 (Thurs.) from 7:30pm
    at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 404 W. 55th St. Saeko Ichinohe Dance Co. present "Transmigration" complimentary tickets are available at JAA. Please call JAA.




Events of JAA & Community in May 2013


Events of JAA & Community in May 2013

JAA Classe Please join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Go (5/14, 28)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (5/1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Apple Kids Play Date (5/24)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

From May 2 (Thurs.) to May 10 (Fri.) "The 18th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American artists in New York"

will be held. 50% of proceeds will be donated to JAA Charitable fund. Please see attached flyer

May 2 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception

Please join our annual Art Exhibition. Amb. Shigeyuki Hiroki, artists and many guests are attending. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshments.

May 4 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm "Origami & Tea"

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi, EOAT instructor will teach you ORIGAMI "Kabuto" for boy's festival in May

May 5 (Sun) 28th JAA Baseball's Foreign Minister's Cup Begins!!

They will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall's Fields every Sunday morning from 5/5 to Aug. Please come and cheer up them

May 6 & 20 (Mon.) 10am-2pm "Handicraft Class"

Please join and enjoy our Handicraft club. Bring your own lunch.

May 9 (Thurs.) 1pm-3pm "Tea Time Concert & Talk"

Cellist Toshio Kono presents concert by Nuova Virtuosi and Artist Naoto Nakagawa speaks on his "1,000 Portraits of Hope Fund". Dessert and tea will be served.

May 13 (Mon.) Deadline for the 43rd JAA Scholarship Applications.

May 13 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda, Ms. Mako Iijima and T. Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA

May 13 (Mon.) 7pm-9pm JAA Business Women Committee "Japan Brand in America"

by Mr. Yoshikatsu Takeda (president of Miki House Americas) and Mr. Hiroshi Yamaguchi (vice president of Wacoal sports science corporation).

May 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Consultation on Immigration Law"

by attorney James Nolan. 15 min. per person. Please make reservation at JAA.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) will have a team of walkers from the bank under their parent company banner MUFG to support HIV/AIDS service organization New York’s Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc. In addition they will partner with their subsidiaries, Morgan Stanley and Union Bank.

To support the team, please go to:
http://tinyurl.com/MS-MUFGAWNY

Day-of-Event Information
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time 8:30 a.m. Sign-In
9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins
10 a.m. AIDS Walk New York Begins
The Walk usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete.

Location: The Walk begins and ends in Central Park.
Entrance to General Sign-In is located at 59th Street and 5th Avenue.

Length: 10 kilometers/6.2 miles

May 22 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors Meeting May 23 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA, 30 min per person.

May 23 (Thurs.) 12pm-3pm "Keiro Kai in May"

Lunch menu: "Rice with Bamboo Shoots, Clear Soup". K. Iwaki Band will be performing Japanese popular songs.

Free Consultation on Health and other concerns: 11am-2pm.

Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation If you will be a “Birthday Person” in May, call JAA!

May 27 (Mon.) Office Closed for Memorial Day.

May 27 (Mon.) "Memorial Day Services at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries"

Joint sponsors of JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person with bus stops at 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, at 10am at JAA.

June 1 (Sat.) 11am-2pm "Mr. Shigeru Inagaki's Memorial Gathering"

Please join us for 6th anniversary gathering in memory of Mr. Shigeru Inagaki. Make your reservation at JAA.



Community Information




  • May 3 (Fri.) 4:00-6:00 at Japan Society "Symposium of Abductions by North Korea"
    Display and Screening of Animation film from 10am to 7pm at same place. Please make your register at abductions@omc.co.jp
  • May 11 (Sat.) at 5pm at the Yale Club "the 41st Annual Spring Dinner of the Japanese Medical Society of America"
    JAA will reserve one table, if interested to join the JAA table, please call JAA.
  • May 12 (Sun) 9:30am-4:30pm "2013 Japan Day @ Central Park at Band Shell"
    JAA will have a Calligraphy Booth at Band Shell Park near Rumsey Park. Please join us there!




Events of JAA & Community in April 2013


Events of JAA & Community in April 2013

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (4/9 & 23)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (4/17&24)
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids(4/19)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 6 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall “JAA Spring Flea Market”

Our very popular Flea Market will once again have delicious food and many affordable items. All sale ends at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated.

April 8 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

By Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi and Mr. Toshi Kubota. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 8 (Mon.) 7pm- JAA Business Women Committee “Ms. Naoko Sakano’s life from TV anchor to Business Woman”

She will open first nail salon “Spanail” in Soho coming spring.

April 11, (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise you on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 minutes per person.


Sakura Health Fair 4/13-4/28
Events of Sakura Health Fair in English are below.


April 13 (Sat.) 12pm-1:30pm “The Cats of Mirikitani”

Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani passed away on Oct. 21, 2012. His life was subject of this documentary film. Film maker Linda Hattendorf brought homeless man who sold his art on street corners in Soho and West Village to her home after 9/11. It was start of film.

April 13 (Sat.) 3pm-5pm “Workshop of Support of Dementia by JAA Committee on Aging Issues”

April 15 (Mon.) 1pm-2pm

“JASSI’s free consultation on Immigration and other concerns.

April 18 (Thurs). 12pm- “ Keirokai in April ”

Menu: Spring Lunch Box (Chirashi Sushi) and Ice Cream. Entertainment will be music by K. Iwaki band. Lunch is free. Please make your reservation for Keirokai and lunch delivery, and if you will be a “Birthday Person” in April! Call JAA.

April 20 (Sat.) 11am-2pm “9th Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park”

This Sakura Matsuri is co-sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and JAA. Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki and Ms. Chieko Inagaki will be present. Bus departs from JAA at 10am. Sharp! As space is limited, reservations are required. (No charge for bus and obento) Please see attached flyer!

April 27 (Sat.) JMSA Mini Health Care Lecture Series:

Session one:10am to 12 pm:
1. Dr. Luis J. Fujimoto: "Oral Care Considerations in the Aging Population", 2. Dr. Naomi Hayashi, Dr. Kichiemon Asoma: "Common Eye Issues in the community"3. Dr. Takashi Matsuki: "Mental Health Issues in the Community"
Session two: 1pm to 2:30pm:
1. Dr. Makoto Iwahara: "Common Issues in Gastrointestinal Health" 2. Dr. Shunichi Homma: "Chest pain in the Community" 3. Dr. Kei Ouchi “ER medicine”

April 25 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s #129th French Cooking Class”

Menu: “Sea Ball Herb/Bulgur Wheat Salad, Spring Veggies, Hot chocolate cake with vanilla sauce” $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 4/23.

IMPORTANT! From JAA Office; the 43rd JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or from www.jaany.org /general_scholarship.html.

Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2013. The deadline for receipt of applications to be received in the office is May 13. Award Presentation Dinner will be held at Harvard Club on June 6.



Community News




  • April 7, (Sun.) 3-4pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th St. Sachiyo Ito Co. “Salon Series: Okinawa and Indonesian Music and Dance” call 212-627-0265 for more information
  • April 12, (Fri.) at 8pm- at St. Peter’s at Citigroup Center at 619 Lexington Ave., “Harmonia Opera Co., the Echoes of Thousand Crains” 6 complimentary tickets and $10 tickets at JAA
  • April 20, (Sat.) at 7pm at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall “25th Anniversary Concert of the Nippon Club Women’s Chorus” Admission free-tickets at Box Office




Events of JAA & Community in March 2013


Events of JAA & Community in March 2013

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm Igo-Kai (3/12 & 26)
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am Play date for Apple Kids(3/8 & 22)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

March 2 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “Origami for Ohinasama ! & Tea Time at JAA Hall”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served. $5/person and $10/family. Call 917-517-6649 for more information!

March 4 & 18 (Mon.)10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with your friends. Please bring your own lunch.

March 6 (Wed.) JAA Business Women’s committee “On Life in Fukushima”

Speaker, Ms. Mihoko Kikuchi bought “radio activity measuring machine” and set up stations for people who live there. Please make your reservation at event@bwcjaa.org.

March 7 (Thurs.) 7pm- “Generations”

by JAA and Hoshuko (Japanese Weekend School) Alumni Assoc. GENERATIONS! People from Issei, Nisei, Sansei and Shin Issei generations will participate in an inter- active panel discussion focusing on how, as Japanese Americans, did the Japanese-side of their identities affect their lives?   Reception will follow.  Please make reservation at JAA.  There is no charge to attend this event. Please join us!

March 8 (Fri.) 6pm-8pm “Farewell Party of Consul Kentaro Ando”

by JAA and JAMSNET Please join us in bidding a fond farewell to Consul Ando who has been a great supporter of the Association and the Japanese Community during his tenure in New York.
Please join us!

March 14 (Thurs.) “Rakugo Keirokai”

Menu is colorful donburi (chicken, eggs and string been over rice), Harusame salad and ice cream. Master Sanyutei Kyoraku will perform “Rakugo” after lunch. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations at JAA

March 18 (Mon.) 1pm-4pm “Free Haircut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Mr. Shige Kosuda. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 27 (Wed.) 6pm-7pm “Welcome Reception for five HS Students from Tohoku”

March 27 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors’ Meeting

March 28, (Thurs.) 12pm- “Second Keirokai in March”

Menu is Sukiyaki over rice, soup and dessert. Please enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $3, Non-Member $5. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. If you will be a “Birthday Person” in March, call JAA.

March 28 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

March 30 (Sat.) 10am-4pm “Workshop on Japanese Language Education in Spring 2013”

Speakers, Ms. Sakurai from Japan Foundation and Mr. Kazuo Tsuda of UNIS will speak on standard of Japanese Language Education in USA.

Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 6, 10am-2pm at JAA hall.

Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!

From JAA Office;

The 43rd JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or from
www.jaany.org/general_scholarship.html
Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2013. The deadline for receipt of applications to be received in the office is May 13. Award Presentation Dinner will be held on June 6, 2013 at Harvard Club.



Community News




  • March 10 (Sun.) 2pm- at JAA hall “Memorial services for victims of Earthquake and Tsunami by HOKUHOKU KAI (group of northern prefectures) Please join us.
  • March 10 (Sun.) 4pm Open-at First Church of Christ, Scientist “Together for 3.11 2nd Anniversary Memorial for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami”
  • March 8 (Fri.) 7:30pm-at Michael Schimmel Center for the Art, Pace Univ. “the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra’s Music for a Changing World with acclaimed pianist Harumi Hanafusa”
    please check www.web.ovationtix/com/trs/pe/9748645




Events of JAA & Community in February 2013


Events of JAA & Community in February 2013

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-3pm (2/6 & 26)  Igo-Kai
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class No Class
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am (2/8 & 22) Play date for Apple Kids
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Feb. 6 (Wed.) & 21 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm “Free Consultation on 2012 Tax Returns” by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA.

Make your reservations at JAA- 30 min. per person.

Feb. 11 & 25 (Mon.) 10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

Feb. 11 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors” by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi and Ms. Mako Iijima.

Make your reservations at JAA.

Feb. 14, (Thurs.) 12pm- “ First Keiro Kai in Feb ”

Menu is chicken teriyaki over rice, potato salad and ice cream. After lunch, enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch: JAA Member $3, Non-JAA Senior-member $5. Make reservations early to assist us to make necessary number of lunches. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation.

Feb. 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Feb. 18 (Mon.) JAA will be closed for Presidents' Day.

Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law” by James Nolan Law Office.

15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #128”

Menu: “Soup-Puree butternut Squash, Main Course-Salmon in Phyllo Dough, mushroom and horseradish, dessert-English cake pear compote” $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 2/19.

Feb. 24 (Sun.) 10:30am-12:30pm JAA Apple Kids group presents “Seminar of Common Core Standard for NY Public School and Bilingual Education”

Feb. 28, (Thurs). 12pm- “ Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai”

Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Milk Jerry. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. Enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki band.

11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare.

Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA If you will be a “Birthday Person” in Jan. & Feb. call JAA

JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2013 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled and be in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art, performing arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Great New York area in academic year 2013 - 2014. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
www.jaany.org/honjo_scholarship.html



Community News




  • JAA has complimentary tickets of “USA-JAPAN GOODWILL CONCERT at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 8 at 8pm-.If you like to go, please call JAA office.
  • Japan Day @ Central Park will be held on May 12, 2013, now CALL for Artists “Japan Day @ Central Park- Art Contest, deadline is Feb. 22, 2013.
    Please visit www.japandaynyc.org for more detail!




Events of JAA & Community in January 2013


Dear JAA members,

Thank you very much for your continued support of JAA throughout the year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

JAA office

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi (1/8 start)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (1/8 start)
Tues: 1pm-3pm (1/8 & 22)  Igo-Kai
Wed: 10am-12pm (1/9, 16, 23) Urasenke Tea Class
Fri: 10:30am-11:30am (1/25) Play date for Apple Kids
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (1/4 start)

Jan. 1. & 2: JAA will be closed.

Jan. 7 & 29 (Mon.) 10am-3pm “Handicraft Club”

Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

Jan. 10 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 14 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Mr. Shige Kosuda and Ms. Mako Iijima. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 21 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 23 (Wed.) 1pm-4pm “Free Consultation on Tax Return 2012”

Mr. Joe Oshima, Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2012 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person

Jan. 23 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm “Lecture on 2012 Tax Return” by Mr. Joe Oshima

Jan. 24 (Thurs.) “New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club”

JAA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. This is 22nd. Please make your reservations at JAA in Jan.

Jan. 30 (Wed.) 6pm-9pm “JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together party at JAA Hall”

From JAA office

  • Renewal Form of membership will be mailed in Jan.: We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you very much.
  • Amb. Shinichi Nishimiya Scholarship Fund is established. We are accepting donation toward this fund. please check attached.
  • JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement
    Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2013 JAA - HONJO Scholarships.  This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art, Performing arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the Great New York area in academic year 2013-2014. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.



Community News




  • 1/5-1/26 Musical “Kikki & Grandpa & Baby” A story full of tears, joys and laughter, written by Yutaka Okada. At ATA (314 W 54 St.) Kuni Mikami (JAA director) plays music. $15 tickets are available at JAA.




Events of JAA & Community in December 2012


Events of JAA & Community in December 2012

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi (10/29 only Mon.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (10/29 only Mon.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Go Class (11/13 & 27)
Wed: 10am-12pm Tea ceremony Class (11/7, 14 & 28)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (no class on 11/2)
Fri: 10:30pm-11:30am Apple Kids Play dates on 11/16 & 30.

Dec. 1 (Sat.) 11am-1pm “Origami for Christmas! & Tea Time at JAA Hall”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served. $5/person and $10/family.

Dec. 7 (Fri.) 6pm-11pm “55th JAA Annual Year-End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel in NYC”

This year we are honoring Ms. Cobi Narita for her many years of support to JAA and contribution to the Jazz community in USA. Live music by Kuni Mikami and & Swing Five for dancing. IACE Travel will donate a pair of AA’s domestic air tickets for the raffle grand prize. Other great door prizes will be given. Festive attire/ Black Tie optional. $160/person $150/JAA member Please make RSVP to JAA at 212-840-6942 or Email: info@jaany.org. Please check attached flyer!

Dec.3(Mon) & 17 (Mon) Handicraft Club

Please join us. Bring your own lunch.

Dec.9 (Sun) 5pm Memorial Service of Mr. Jimmy Mirikitani at JAA Hall

Jimmy passed away on Oct.21. He was 92 years old.

Dec. 10 (Mon.) 1pm-4pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi. 30 min. per person. Please call JAA to make a reservation.

Dec. 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on your Legal Concerns (except Immigration) ”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. 30 min per person.

Dec.13 (Thurs.) “Year End Keiro Kai ”

Last Keiro Kai of 2012 will serve “Toshikoshi Soba and Osechi” (Japanese New Year delicacy) Please make your reservation at JAA. The marimba player, Ms. Midori Ichikawa will perform for you. Also we will be Karaoke singing with the K. Iwaki Band. $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non- member.(over 65 yrs.) Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA.

1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

on concerns of medical and social welfare.

Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person”

Dec. 19 (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #127”

Menu is “Beef barley with root vegetable” “Salmon ,Scallops Meuniere” “ Tabouli salad” “Homemade apple pie” $30/JAA Memb. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA by 12/17.

Dec. 19 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm “JAA Thank You Party for our volunteers”

All year round, JAA has many programs and events-keirokai, sakura matsuri, health fair/senior week, baseball games, Flea Market/Bazaar, Charity Golf and Art Show. Without our volunteers, these JAA community activities would not be possible. To show our appreciation, Chef Kato will cook for volunteers and New members who joined JAA in this year. Please make your reservation at JAA Office.

*****JAA has established the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.! *****


Save the date!
Dec. 25 & 31and Jan.1, 2 JAA office will be closed. Re-open on Jan.3rd.


Community News


 

  • 1/5-1/26 Musical “Kikki & Grandpa & Baby” A story full of tears, joys and laughter, written by Yutaka Okada. At ATA (314 W 54 St.) Kuni Mikami (JAA director) plays music. $15 tickets are available at JAA.


Events of JAA & Community in November 2012


Events of JAA & Community in November 2012

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi (10/29 only Mon.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (10/29 only Mon.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Go Class (11/13 & 27)
Wed: 10am-12pm Tea ceremony Class (11/7, 14 & 28)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (no class on 11/2)
Fri: 10:30pm-11:30am Apple Kids Play dates on 11/16 & 30.

Nov. 3 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the Holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like dorayaki, chirashizushi, inarizushi, udon, curry over rice, etc. Raffle drawing will be held at 1pm in the JAA Hall. Grand Prize will be AA domestic round- trip ticket for within USA. Other prizes include a designer handbag, DVD players, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons and more. Drawing of raffle tickets will begin from 1pm. Please come & enjoy showing support for your JAA!

Nov. 8 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm “Free Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office.

Nov. 10 (Sat.) 11am-1pm “Origami for Thanksgiving! & Tea Time at JAA Hall”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served. $5/person and $10/family.

Nov. 12 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “ Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Shige Kosuda. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 15 (Thurs.) 12pm-“Thanksgiving Day Keirokai”

To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate everything for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch which will be free! After lunch, K. Iwaki and his group will give a nice concert. 1pm-3pm “Free Consultation regarding Medical and Social Welfare”. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in Nov.

Nov. 17 (Wed.) 6pm “105th Anniversary Gala Dinner”

at Apella (450 East 29th Street, 2nd Fl. NYC) Our Keynote Speaker will be The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye. Please join us to celebrate his 88 years Beiju birthday! Cocktails start at 6PM and Dinner at 7PM. Dinner for an individual is $500.00. Please contact JAA office for more information. See attached flyer

Nov. 22 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

Nov. 28 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be mailed in mid-November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2013. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/28.


Save the date!
Dec. 7 (Fri.) JAA Annual Year End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Times Square.
Invitation card will be mailed in Nov.


Community News


 

  • Nov. 4 (Sat.) 1pm-4pm at Asian American/Asian Research Institute ( AAARI), 25 West 43rd St., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10036
    NY Chapter JACL is proud to hold a Celebration Honoring “The Heroes of the 100th battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat team and Military Intelligence Service” Lunch buffet will be served. Admission to the event will be $50 for adults and $15 for students. R.S.V.P. to James Kumpel,
    jkumpel@hotmail.com 737-692-5898


Events of JAA & Community in October 2012


Events of JAA & Community in October 2012

JAA Classes
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Tues: 1pm-4pm Go Class (10/9 & 23)
Wed: 10am-12pm Tea ceremony Class (10/10 & 24)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Oct. 1 (Mon) Inaugural JAA Japan Rising Golf Tournament sponsored by the partnership of Morgan Stanley and MUFG, This is website of this golf tournament

Oct. 1(Mon) and Oct. 15 (Mon.) "Handicraft Class"

Please join our Handicraft Club and enjoy making items together for the 11/3 Grand Bazaar . Bring your own lunch.

Oct. 6 (Sat.) 1pm - 3pm "Origami for Halloween! & Tea Time at JAA Hall"

Please join our Handicraft Club and enjoy making items together for the 11/3 Grand Bazaar . Bring your own lunch.

Oct. 8 (Mon.) JAA office will be closed

Oct. 11 (Thurs.) 10am - 12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)"

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min/ per person.

Oct. 11 (Thurs.) 12pm - 2pm "First Keirokai in Oct."

Menu is: Chirashi Sushi, soup and ice cream. After lunch, Entertainment will be Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery/ and consultation.

Oct. 15 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair-Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Oct. 18 (Thurs.) 10:30am - 2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class 126"

Menu will be "Baked halibut with bell pepper salsa, Pumpkin cheese cake, Enparada $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Oct 20 (Sat.) 10:30am - 3:30pm & 21 (Sun.) 10am - 12:45pm "Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education 2012"

The topic is "Study from Beginner to Intermediate Levels" Two lecturers from AJALT (Association For Japanese-Language Teaching) will come from Tokyo for this workshop.
Please call JAA office for more information.

Oct. 25 (Thurs.) 11am - 2:30pm "Second Keirokai in Oct."

Lunch menu: rice with mushroom and chicken and Orange Jelly. After lunch, enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare - 11am - 2pm Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in Oct.

Oct. 27 (Sat.) 1pm - 5pm Fall Lectures on Health and Aging co-sponsored by JAA Committee on Aging Issues and JAMSNET, supported by Consulate General of
Japan in NY

Dr. Koichi Nakamoto, Medical Attaché of Embassy of Japan in Canada will talk about Medical Support Network and Mr. Kiyoshi Denpo, Social Worker in Toronto, will talk about Momiji Center (assisted living for Japanese) in Toronto and social Services. Reception with Dr. Nakamoto will be held from 3pm to 5pm. It is free admission. Please join!

Nov. 3 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "JAA Annual Bazaar"

Donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and clean books, will be appreciated. Raffle tickets are one/$5, 5/$20. Please see attached flyer.

Nov. 17 (Sat.) 6pm - 105th Anniversary GALA DINNER at Apella

Keynote Speaker is the Honorable Senator Daniel K. Inouye. Invitation card will be mailed out soon!


Community News


 

  • Oct. 4 (Thurs.) 6:30pm-9:30pm at Brooklyn Brewery, 79 North 11th St., "Aki Matsuri" sponsored by Gohan Society
    JAA members’ price is $110, for information and tickets www.gohansociety.org, 212-385-3550

  • Oct. 6 (Sat.) 8pm- at Carnegie Hall "USA-Japan Goodwill Concert"
    JAA has complimentary tickets. Please contact JAA.

  • Oct. 20 (Sat.) 8pm at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th St.,
    "3rd Reona Ito Choral Concert"

    ticket required ($15 suggested donation) info@nyriccs.com

  • Nov. 4 (Sun.) 1pm-4pm at Asian American/Research Institute, 25 W. 43, 18th Floor,
    "A Celebration Honoring the Heroes of the 442nd RCT and MIS"

    by JACL $50 call: Ms. Yamaguchi 212-873-4170/aileeny8@aol.com




Events of JAA & Community in September 2012


Events of JAA & Community in July 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi (Begins from 9/11)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy ((Begins from 9/4)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Go Class (9/11 & 25)
Wed: 10am-12pm Tea ceremony Class (9/12, 19, 26)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Sept. 3 (Mon.) Labor Day, - JAA office will be closed Sept.10 & 24 (Mon.) 10am-2pm “Handicrafts Club”

We will make goods for the Bazaar on 11/3. Please bring your own lunch.

6th Senior Week @JAA from Sept. 9 to Sept. 23

Please see attached schedule list. No charge to participate. Please call JAA office as soon as possible to make your reservations!
Details regarding Scheduled Topics: Sept. 10 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors)

Sept. 13 (Thurs.)

9:30am-1pm: “Free Individual Consultation on Wills & Other Concerns (30 min. per person) and by Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.
11am-11:45am: Lecture “Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning” by Ms. Irie and Ms. Takikawa

Sept. 13 (Thurs.) 12pm-1:00pm: Keiro-Kai for Senior Luncheon

Ambassador Hiroki will join us. We encourage senior who is over 88 years old and Birthday Person in Sept. to attend.

Sept. 13 (Thurs.) 12pm-1:00pm: Keiro-Kai for Senior Luncheon

Ambassador Hiroki will join us. We encourage senior who is over 88 years old and Birthday Person in Sept. to attend.
1pm-1:45pm: Music Concert “Kuni Mikami, Jazz Piano and K. Iwaki Band.
2pm-3pm: “Story of John Manjiro-First Japanese Student in USA” by Mr. Reizo Yoshida.

Sept.13 (Thurs.) 5pm-6pm:

“Planning of a Funeral” by Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki.

Sept. 14 (Fri,) 10:30-12:00 “Walk With a Correct Posture Mindfully” by Mayumi

Sept. 14 (Fri.) 6pm-8pm “Interracial/International Marriages”

by Dr. Michiko Iwasaki (Psychologist).

Sept. 15 (Sat.)

Session-1 11:00am-12:30pm Dr. Maki Kano (Keeping healthy for women in their 30s & 40s), Dr. Luis J. Fujimoto (Oral link to Systemic Health), Dr. Shunichi Homma (Heart attack-How does it Occur and How to Prevent it), Dr. Tetsuya Shimizu (Sleep Disorder and the Physical Condition).
Session-2 1pm-2:30pm Dr. Makoto Iwahara (Abdominal Pain-Cause & Evaluation), Dr. Naomi Hayashi & Dr. Kichiemon Asoma ( Anything you want to know about eyes), Dr. Jean Furuyama and Keiko Sakagami, Ed.D., CHES (How to keep your teeth healthy throughout your life - Need Toothbrush, mirror and hand towel for this session), Dr. Yuzuru Anzai (Postmenopausal symptoms and osteoporosis)
Since each group will take only 20 persons, make reservations ASAP.

Sept. 16 (Sun.)

11:00-12:30 Film “442 – Live With Honor, Die with Dignity” in English and Japanese
4pm-5pm “Administering Assets/Getting One’s Affairs in Order” by Susan Onuma, Esq.

Sep. 19 (Wed.) 2pm-3pm “Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center”

525 Audubon Ave., New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 2pm or come to JAA by 1pm to take subway together.

Sept. 20 (Thurs.)

1pm-2pm “How to make Planning for Home Care Services with Medicare and Medicaid” by Ms. Mizue Katayama (JASSI)
2pm-3pm “What is Home Care Service” by Ms. Kimberly Kim from Priority Home Care Inc.
1pm-4pm “ Free Consultation on Tax ”By Mr. Joe Oshima (C.P.A.) 30mi per person.

Sept. 22 10:30am-4pm programs by NY Japanese American Lions Club

Lunch which is delicacies from Okinawa and Hawaii will be served $10/one box, please make reservation at JAA.You can enjoy music and dance of Okinawa, Hawaii and Argentina in afternoon.


Community News


 

  • Sept. 8 (Sat.) 11am-2pm at JAA Hall “Memorial Service of late Mrs. Yoneko Morimoto”
  • Asian American Alliance’s Sacred Festival 9/12-9/23 in all five New York Boroughs
    www.aaartsalliance.org

Events of JAA & Community in July/August 2012


Events of JAA & Community in July 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi (no class in Aug.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (no class in Aug.)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Go Class (7/10 & 24)
Wed: 10am-12pm Tea ceremony Class (7/11, 18, 25)
Fri: 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

July 2 and 16 (Mon.) 10am-2pm “Handicrafts Class

Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

July 4 (Wed.) Independence Day

JAA will be closed.

July 7 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “Origami & Tea Time at JAA Hall”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas & snacks will be served.

July 12 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

July 12 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Tanabata Keiro Kai in July”

Menu is Pork Ginger over rice and Ice Cream. After lunch, Mr. Nakagaki will talk on his study.
Lunch: $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old).
Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

July 16 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Shige Kosuda. Please make your reservations. Next free hair cut will be in September.

July 18 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ meeting

July 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “ Free consultation on Immigration Law”

Attorney James Nolan will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA, 15 min. per person.

July 25 (Wed.) 6pm JAA Business Women’s Committee sponsor “ lecture of Film maker Hisako Matsui”

July 26 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm“Second Keirokai in July”

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. JAA Chorus led by Mr. Reona Ito will sing songs and K. Iwaki band will perform popular music. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm $5/JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch, and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in July.


Community News


 

  • July 8 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) “63rd NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori”
    Please join and Enjoy.

  • July 15 (Sun.) 12:30pm- & 2pm- at Blue Note, 131 West 3rd St. “Kuni Mikami Trio Jazz Concert”
    $29.50 (lunch & drink), call 212-475-8592 for your reservation

 


In August, there will be no Keirokai!

Aug. 4 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “Mini Flea Market for Keiro Kai”

JAA has been struggling financially. In order to support the activities of Keiro Kai, we are holding a Mini Flea market. We gratefully will accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come and enjoy and help support this important function of JAA!!

Aug. 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

Aug. 19 (Sun.) 8am-12pm “Championship games of 27th JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball games

If rain, it will be postponed.


Save the date!
The 19th JAA Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Sept. 17th at Knoll Country Club West in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket. & JAA Trophy.




Events of JAA & Community in June 2012


Events of JAA & Community in June 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (6/6, 20, 27)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

June 2 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “ Origami & Tea”

Please enjoy Origami making and tea with Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi, EOAT instructor.

June 4 and 18 (Mon.) 10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

June 4 (Mon.) 10am-12pm “ Beads Class -chain necklace for beginning”

Instructor is Ms. Masami Sato who is first place awardees of the World of Beads VII in 2004 and Beads Dream in 2006. It is free, just 4 people

June 7 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #125”

Menu is “Chilled Cauliflower, Roast Beet Arugula-Goat Cheese Salad, Sliced Sirloin Steak, Pan Seared Scallop mixed veggie and Lemon chiffon cake –cream patisserie”. $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make reservation at JAA before 6/5.

June 9 (Sat.) 10:30am-12:30pm JAA Applekids presents “ How to find public kindergartens in New York city”

Please see and contact at applekidsnyc@hotmail.com

Art Exhibition of Keiichi Morimoto at JAA Gallery From June 11 (Mon.) to June 15 (Fri.) 10am-5pm

Opening Reception will be held on June 13, 5pm-7pm, please join us

June 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA- 30 min. per person

May 13 (Sun) 9:30am-2:30pm “2012 Japan Day @ Central Park at Band Shell”

JAA will have a Calligraphy Booth at Band Shell Park near Rumsey Park. Please join us there!

May 14 (Mon.) Deadline for the 42nd JAA Scholarship Applications.

June 14 (Thurs.) 1st Keirokai in June

Menu: Curry over rice, green salad and ice cream. After lunch, artist Morimoto will peak on his art and Sing with K. Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA member $3, non-Member $5 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

June 15 (Fri.) 6:30- “The Third Annual Japanese Heritage Night”

at the NY Mets Citifield to benefit Japan Relief Efforts with Cincinnati Reds vs. NY Mets. JAA will get group tickets ($20, $30, $65) please contact JAA office for reservations. Pre-game events begin at 6:30pm.

June 18 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi. Please make your reservation at JAA

June 20 (Wed.) JAA Aging Committee and Sonenkai present seminar “ NENKIN-Japanese Social Security and Tax in USA”

Consul Kentaro Ando and CPA Joe Oshima will advise on your concern on this matter. Please make your reservation at JAA.

June 21 (Thurs.) 10am-4pm Goldman Sachs Community Team Work sponsors “ One –Day Bus Trip to Storm King Art Center ”

Bus departures at JAA at 10am, return to JAA at 4pm. Bus lunch are free, please make your reservation at JAA.

June 27 (Wed.) from 6:30 “JAA Business Women’s June Meeting “

more detail will be announced later.

June 28 (Thurs). 12pm- “Keiro Kai in June”

Menu is cold noodle Chinese style and Annindofu, Fee; $3/JAA Member, $5/non-member 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in June!




Events of JAA & Community in May 2012


Events of JAA & Community in May 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Wed: 10am-12pm Urasenke Tea Class (5/16, 23, 30)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

From May 3 (Thurs.) to May 12 (Sat.) “ The 17th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American artists in New York”

will be held. The benefits from this will be for the JAA General Fund”

May 3 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception

Please join our annual Art Exhibition. There will be artists and many guests. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshments.

May 3 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA, 30 min per person.

May 5 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm “ Origami & Tea”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi, EOAT instructor will teach you ORIGAMI “Kabuto” for boy’s festival in May

May 6 (Sun) 2012 27th JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Begins!!

They will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields every Sunday morning.

May 7 & 21 (Mon.) “Handicraft Class”

Please join and enjoy our Handicraft club. Bring your own lunch.

May 7 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara & Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi. Please make your reservation at JAA

May 13 (Sun) 9:30am-2:30pm “2012 Japan Day @ Central Park at Band Shell”

JAA will have a Calligraphy Booth at Band Shell Park near Rumsey Park. Please join us there!

May 14 (Mon.) Deadline for the 42nd JAA Scholarship Applications.

May 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on Immigration Law

by attorney James Nolan. 15 min. per person. Please make reservation at JAA.

May 17 (Thurs.) 12pm-3pm “KODAN Keiro Kai”

Lunch menu: “Rice with Bamboo Shoots, Clear Soup”.
KODAN :Japanese storytelling” Mr. Haruo Suzuki and students from the Atsumi Kodan School of Chiba, Japan will visit JAA again and perform storytelling.K. Iwaki Band will be performing Japanese popular songs.
Free Consultation on Health and other concerns: 11am-3pm.
Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members.
Please make your reservation If you will be a “Birthday Person” in May, call JAA!

May 28 (Mon.) Office Closed for Memorial Day.

May 28 (Mon.) “Memorial Day Services at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries”

Joint sponsors of JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person with bus stops at 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, at 10am at JAA.

May 30 (Wed.) JAA Directors Meeting

May 31 (Thurs.) 6pm-9:30pm “ Scholarship Awards Dinner for The 42nd JAA Scholarship and 6th Honjo Scholarship”

at Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., Keynote Speaker: Kiyo Matsumoto, United States District Judge, Eastern District of New York. Reception at 6pm, dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible).Please reserve by 5/25 using reservation card which to be mailed soon.


Community News


 

  • May 4 (Fri.) 7pm: “Festival of Japan, Drums + Dance” to celebrate 20th anniversary of Momo Suzuki’s Japanese Folk Dance Institute at Theatre of the Riverside Church.
    Please contact JAA for the tickets: $25/ $15-Senior.

  • May 12 (Sat.) at 5pm at NY Athletic Club “the 40th Annual Spring Dinner of the Japanese Medical Society of America”
    JAA will reserve one table, if interested to join the JAA table, please call JAA . www.jmsa.org for more information.


Events of JAA & Community in April 2012


Events of JAA & Community in April 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

April 2 (Mon.) 6:30 “ The Meeting for 2012- 27th JAA Foreign Minister’s Cup Baseball Games”

All team members/representatives are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will discuss this year’s rules and other important things.

April 7 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall “ JAA Spring Flea Market”

Our very popular Flea Market will once again have delicious food and many affordable items. All sale ends at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated.

April 12, (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise you on any of your legal concerns except for Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 minutes per person

April 12 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s #124th French Cooking Class”

Menu: “Chicken Spring vegetable soup, Homemade sausage, Spinach Rigatoni pasta, Seared sea bass poelee with asparagus and Lemon cake w/lemon custard cream” $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 4/10.

Sakura Health Fair 4/13-4/25

April 14 (Sat.) 10am-3pm “Sakura Matsuri” at JAA Hall by Japanese American Lions Club

You can enjoy the Japanese Dance performance, Japanese Movie of Dr. Jokichi Takamine and local Sakura parks in Japan and Ohanami Obento box & Chou a la crème $8 per person.

April 16 (Mon.)

10:30am-12:00: “Exercise of Walking”
12:00pm-2:00pm: Flower arrangement

April 16 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara and Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 19 (Thurs). 12pm- “Keirokai in April”

Menu: Three colors: Spring Lunch Box (Chirashi Sushi) and Ice Cream. Dr. Kinichi Shibutani will speak on “How to use pain-killer medications or sedatives at home?” and “a new approach to achieve ‘new Normal’ in elderly” Entertainment will be music by K. Iwaki band. Lunch is free. Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in April! 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. 2pm-4pm : Movie “PEACE” Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 20 (Fri). 5:30pm-7:30pm “Happy Hour Networking Party by JAA Young Professionals”

Please join younger generation of 20s to 40s to our special networking party. Members: if you have children of grandchildren from 20s to 40s, please ask them to attend. We want to start a new direction for JAA in 2012.

April 21 (Sat.) 11am-2pm “8th Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park”

We will plant a cherry tree to honor the 100th Anniversary of the first gifts of sakura from Japan to the U.S. Both Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki and Ms. Chieko Inagaki will be present. Bus departs from JAA at 10am. Sharp! As space is limited, reservations are required. (No charge for bus and obento) Please see attached flyer!


IMPORTANT! 
From JAA Office; The 42nd JAA Scholarship Application Form is available to be picked up at JAA office or from www.jaany.org
Scholarships are available for Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent living in NY, NJ & CT and entering College/University this fall 2012. The deadline for receipt of applications to be received in the office is May 14. Award Presentation Dinner will be held at Harvard Club on May 31.


Community News


 

  • April 5, (Thurs.) at 7pm at Japan Society “Concert of 24th Nippon Club Women’s Chorus”


  • April 9, (Mon.) at 8pm-at Miller Theater at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th St, “TAMAGAWA UNIVERSITY TAIKO SANCE”
    Please call JAA for your reservation.


  • April 14, (Sat.) at 7:30- at the Center at West park, 165 W. 86th St. “Harmonia Opera Co., Benefit Concert for Young Talent”
    8 complimentary tickets at JAA


  • April 21 (Sat.) and 22 (Sun.) at Japan Society
    11am-/4:20pm-:442-Live with Honor, Die with Dignity
    1:40pm-/7pm-: MIS-Human Secret Weapon.
    Ticket: $12(seniors, student at $9) Call: 212-832-1155,
    www.japansociety.org/event





Events of JAA & Community in March 2012


Events of JAA & Community in March 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

March 2 (Fri.) & 16 (Fri.) 10:30am-11:30am “Applekids Play Dates”

March 8 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

March 8 (Thurs.) “First Keiro-kai in March”

Menu is colorful donburi (chicken, eggs and string been over rice), Harusame salad and ice cream. Dr. Kinichi Shibutani’s mini lecture of “What doctors wish their patients knew” and K. Iwaki Band’s karaoke will be after lunch. Mr. Takashi Suzuki will advise you how to use cellphone and for your question on cellphone. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

March 11, (Sun.) “One year later from Japan Disaster” at Japan Society”

JAA supports these events. Please check www.japansociety.org for more detail.
[ See flyer ]

March 12 & 26 (Mon.)10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with your friends. Please bring your own lunch.

March 12 (Mon.) 1pm-4pm “Free Haircut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

March 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

March 18 (Sun.) 2:30pm- at JAA Hall “Classic Concert of ‘Heart for Japan’ for Japan Disaster”

Please see attached flyer for more detail of this concert. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 21 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors’ Meeting

March 22, (Thurs.) 12pm- “ Second Keirokai in March”

Menu is Sukiyaki over rice, soup and dessert. Ms. Kimberly Kim from Priority Home Care, Inc. will speak about their services of home care. Also, enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $3, Non-Member $5. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. If you will be a “Birthday Person” in March , call JAA.

March 31 (Sat.) 10am-4pm “Workshop on Japanese Language Education in Spring 2012”

Speakers will be Ms. Hideko Shimizu of Denver University, Ms. Tomoko Shibata of Princeton University and Mr. Kazuo Tsuda of UNIS for Self Study. Senior/Student $10, JAA member $15, non-member. $20. Call JAA to make reservation.

April 2 (Mon.) 6:30pm- “Meeting for 2012 JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball Tournaments”

Agenda includes discussion about baseball fields for this year’s games since available fields are limited.

Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 7, 12pm-2pm at JAA hall.

Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. Thank you very much for your continual support of our Flea Market. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!


Community News


 

  • March 3 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm at JAA Hall “Tea and Origami” Instructor:
    Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi $5/person and $10/family. Make your reservation at 917-517-6649 or JAA.


  • March 3 (Sat.) 7:30pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church (601 W. 114th St.)
    “Concert of The Reona Ito Chamber Orchestra & Chorus” Suggested donation $15


  • March 10(Sat.) 5pm Open-at First Church of Christ,
    Scientist “Together for 3.11 First Anniversary Memorial for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami”


  • March 11(Sun.) 3pm-4pm at Tenri Culture Center,
    43 A West 13th St. “ Salon Series No. 42 Seiza, the Japanese Way of Sitting in the Arts and Life” by Sachiyo Ito & Company. JAA Seniors as guests are invited. Please call at 212-627-0265 for your reservation.



Events of JAA & Community in February 2012


Events of JAA & Community in February 2012

JAA Classes Please Join!
Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Feb. 1 (Wed.) 6pm-9pm
"JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together Party" @ JAA Hall

This is your opportunity to meet the Officers and Directors 2012. Following the meeting, New Year Get Together party will be held at the same place. We will show DVD "One Step Towards Recovery –ties between Survivors and Volunteers at Ishinomaki, Miyagiken" and Mr. Moriwaki will talk on his trip to Tohoku. Please enjoy French Chef Kato’s seasonal dishes. Please make your reservation at JAA office.

Feb. 6 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara & Mr. Shunsuke Takahashi (new volunteer). Make your reservations at JAA.

Feb. 8 (Wed.) 10-12 "the Tea Ceremony Class"

starts at JAA hall. Master Souchi Sanda (Urasenke) will instruct 10 courses of tea ceremony for beginners. (Dates are 2/8, 23, 29, 3/7. 14. 24, 4/11, 25, 5/16, 23) Please contact JAA or souchi.MS@gmail.com for more information.

Feb. 9 (Thurs) 12pm- "Keiro Kai in Feb"

Menu is chicken teriyaki over rice, potato salad and ice cream. Please enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch: JAA Member $3, Non-JAA Senior-member $5.
Make reservations early to assist us to make necessary number of lunches and lunch delivery.
11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues. Please make reservation for these.

Feb. 9 (Thurs) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

Feb. 9 (Thurs) & 23 (Thurs) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2011 Tax Returns"

by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA. Make your reservations at JAA. -30 min. per person.

Feb. 13 & 27 (Mon.) 10am-2pm "Handicrafts Club"

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

Feb. 16 (Thurs) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #123"

Menu: "Philadelphia Pepper Pot, Ceema Curry, Hot Apple Cider Cake" $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 2/15.

Feb. 20 (Mon) JAA will be closed for Presidents’ Day.

Feb. 23 (Thurs) 12pm- "Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai"

Menu: unagi chirashi and milk jerry. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. After lunch, Mr. Tsuchiya talks on Kosh-Luck and enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. If you will be a "Birthday Person" in Jan. & Feb. call JAA.

Feb. 24 (Fri) 10:30am-11:30am "Apple Kids Play Date"

reservation at applekidsnyc@hotmail.com

JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2012 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except medical, music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the New York area in academic year 2012 - 2013. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. See www.jaany.org for more detail. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012.


Community News


 

  • Feb. 25, Saturday, 11am-12:15pm at JAA Hall, HEIAN:
    Lecture and demonstration of Aroma Therapy by Ms. Rie Fujii. Make reservation at Hrian.NYC@gmail.com by 2/20



Events of JAA & Community in January 2012


Dear JAA members,

Thank you very much for your continued support of JAA throughout the year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

JAA office

JAA Classes

Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi (1/10 start)
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (1/10 start)
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus (1/6 start)

Jan. 2: JAA will be closed.

Jan. 9 & 23 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

Jan. 9 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 12 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 16 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 26, (Thurs.) "New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club"

JAA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. This is 21st. Please make your reservations at JAA in Jan.

Jan. 26 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on Tax Return 2011"

Mr. Joe Oshima, new Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2011 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person

Save the Date ! Feb. 1 (Wed.) 6pm-9pm “JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together party at JAA Hall”

From JAA office

  • Renewal Form of membership
    We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions, please contact the JAA office. Thank you very much.
  • JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement
    Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2012 JAA - HONJO Scholarships.  This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art, Performing arts and medical) at an accredited U.S. university in the New York area in academic year 2012-2013. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations.  The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012.


Community Information


 

  • Special Screening of "Drive Me to the Sea"
    On Fri. Jan. 20, 7pm @ Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St.
    Tickets $10/$7 JS members. On Sat. Jan. 21, 4pm @ Nippon Club, 145 W. 57th St.
    Tickets $10/$7 JCCI members.



Events of JAA & Community in December 2011


JAA Classes

Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Dec. 2 (Fri.) 6pm-11pm “54th JAA Annual Year-End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel in NYC”

TThis year we are honoring Dr. Kinichi Shibutani for his many years of providing free lectures and consultations on health issues at Keirokai. Live music by Kuni Mikami and & Swing Five for dancing. IACE Travel will donate a pair of AA’s domestic air tickets for pair for the raffle grand prize. Other great door prizes will be given. Festive attire/ Black Tie optional. $160/person $150/JAA member Please make your reservation by 11/30. RSVP to JAA at 212-840-6942, info@jaany.org

Dec. 8 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Consultation on your Legal Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your legal concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA for a 30 min consultation per person.

Dec. 10 (Sat.) 10:30am-12:30pm “JAA Apple Kids sponsored lecture on Early Intervention (EI) for children’s education in State of NY”

Kaoru Kondo (EI Coordinator. More information at www.applekidsnyc.org
Please contact at applekidsnyc@hotmail.com for your question and reservation.

Dec. 12 (Mon.) 1pm-4pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara. 30 min. per person. Please call JAA to make a reservation.

Dec. 15 (Thurs.) “Year End Keiro Kai”

Last Keiro Kai of 2011 will serve “Toshikoshi Soba and Osechi” (Japanese New Year delicacy) Please make your reservation at JAA. Dr. Shibutani will talk on “Each Season’s Health”. Let’s sing with the K. Iwaki Band. Mr. Tadao Yoshida, president of Sun Rise mart will again donate coupon of $50 for New Year Gift for seniors. JAA really appreciates his generous support to JAA. $5/JAA Senior members, $8/non Mem.(over 65 yrs.) Dec. 15 (Thurs.) 1pm-3pm “Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare.” Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in Dec.

Dec. 21 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm “JAA Thank You Party for our volunteers”

All year round, JAA has many programs and events-keirokai, sakura matsuri, health fair/senior week, baseball games, Flea Market/Bazaar, Charity Golf and Art Show. Without our volunteers, these JAA community activities would not be possible. To show our appreciation, Chef Kato will cook for you. Please make your reservation at JAA Office.

Dec. 22 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #122”

Menu is “Manhattan Clam Chowder, Sliced NY Steak with Red wine sauce and Christmas Cake” $30/JAA Memb. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA by 12/20.

Dec. 28 (Wed.) 11:30am “ Soba Noodle at Sakagura for JAA Seniors”

TIC President Mr. Shuho Yagi will invite 30 JAA Senior Members to his Restaurant, Sakagura, 211 East 43rd St. more information will be announced later.

Dec. 30 (Fri.) and Jan. 2, JAA office will be closed.



Community Information


 

  • Dec. 3 (Sat.) 5pm- at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lexington Ave., at 54th St., “The Twelfth Concert of the Men’s Glee Club of New York” Admission fee $10 JAA will have complimentary tickets. Please call JAA for your tickets.



Events of JAA & Community in November 2011


JAA Regular Classes

Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Taichi 10/31 only Mon.
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy 10/31 only Mon.
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus 11/4 cancelled only for Bazaar preparation

Nov. 5 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “ JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the Holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like dorayaki, chirashizushi, inarizushi, udon, curry over rice, etc. Raffle drawing will be held at 1pm in the JAA Hall. Grand Prize will be two AA domestic round- trip tickets for within USA. Other prizes include a designers handbag, DVD players, Japanese restaurant dinner coupons and more. Drawing of raffle tickets will begin from 1pm. Please come & enjoy showing support for your JAA!

Nov. 10 (Thurs.) 12pm-“Thanksgiving Day Keirokai and Rakugo by Master Kokatsu Sanshouya”

To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate everything for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch which will be free! After lunch, Mr. Kokatsu Sanshouya will perform the Rakugo. Ms. Yoko Furuta will sing Japanese children’s songs. K. Iwaki and his group will give a nice concert. 11am-2pm “Free Consultation regarding Medical and Social Welfare” . Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA.

Nov. 10 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm “Free Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office.

Nov. 16 (Wed.) 6pm at Sony Club “A Special Night for Friends and Supporters of the JAA”

to raise much needed funds for the future of JAA. Guest artist is Jake Shimabukuro, the world famous UKULELE player who has been compared to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Please see attached reservation form. Thank you.

Nov. 14 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “ Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 14 (Mon.) 7pm-JAA Business Women’s Committee sponsors “How to Use Facebook for Your Business by Ms. Yukiko Hirayama ”

Please contact event@bwcjaa.org for more information.

Nov. 19 (Sat.) 10am-12pm at JAA Hall “Yoga Class for Parents” by JAA Apple Kids group, contact

applekidsnyc@hotmail.com for admission fee and other details.

Nov. 24 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

Nov. 27 (Sun.) 2:30-4:30 at JAA Hall “Celebration of Mr. George Yuzawa’s Life”

Mr. George Yuzawa passed away on Oct. 8. He helped many people in our community. Please join this special celebration for him, Please make your reservation at JAA because of JAA’s limited capacity.

Nov. 28 (Mon.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be mailed in mid-November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2012. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/28.

Dec. 2 (Fri.) JAA Annual Year End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Times Square

Invitation card will be mailed in Nov.


Community Information


 

  • Nov. 9 (Wed.) 6pm-8pm at NYU, 19 University Place, the Great Room (101) “Valor with Honor” 442nd Regi-mental Combat Team during WW11. Film Screening and Discussion with Film Maker Burt Takeuchi, Please make your reservation at 212-992-9653

  • Nov. 19 (Sat.) at 2pm- at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West. 64th St. “Concert of the New York Mixed Chorus”. Complimentary tickets are at JAA. Please contact JAA.




Events of JAA & Community in October 2011


JAA Classes Please Join!

Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi
Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy
Fri: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Oct. 1 (Sat.) 10am-12pm JAA Applekids presents Lecture:
“How To Select A Kindergarten (Public and Private) In NY”

Speaker is Ms. Sonoko Kawahara, make your reservation at applekidsnyc@hotmail.com

Oct. 3(Mon) and Oct. 17 (Mon.) "Handicraft Class"

Please join our Handicraft Club and enjoy making items together for the 11/5 Grand Bazaar . Bring your own lunch.

Oct. 3 (Mon.) – Oct. 7 (Fri.) 10am-5pm at JAA Hall
“Art Exhibition of Artist Kankyu Okamoto”

who will come from Japan for this exhibition. Opening Reception will be held from 5pm-7pm on Oct.5. Please join and enjoy his art world!

Oct. 6 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “First Keirokai in Oct.”

Menu is: chicken, eggs and string beans-over- rice and ice cream. After lunch, Artist Mr. Kankyu Okamoto will talk about his art. Entertainment will be Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band.

Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm
Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery/ and consultation.

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm
“Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)”

Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min/ per person.

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) 10:30am- 2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class 121”

Menu will be "Marine of Eggplant & Tomatoes, Beef Stroganoff and Apple Tart with Ice Cream $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Oct. 15 (Sat.) 12pm-5pm JAA Committee on Aging Issues-
“Dementia: Early Detection and How To Support the Patient and Family”

by Dr. Issho Matsumoto. Free admission.

Oct 16 (Sun.) 10am-4pm “Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education 2011”

Please contact JAA for more information.

Oct. 17, (Mon.) The 18th JAA Charity Golf Tournament @Knoll Country Club

This is one of JAA’s most important fund raisers. Please support it by playing golf and/or donating prizes for the tournament. Grand Prize is an ANA Business Class Air Ticket and JAA Trophy, Entry Fee is $250 ($100 tax deductible) Make your reservation at JAA

Oct. 20 (Thurs.) 11am-2:30pm “Second Keirokai in Oct.”

Lunch menu: rice with mushroom and chicken and coffee jelly. After lunch, enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band.

Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare - 11am-2pm
Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation.

Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in Oct.

Oct. 31 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair-Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 5 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “ JAA Annual Bazaar”

Donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and clean books (used or new), will be appreciated.
Raffle tickets are one/$5, 5/$20. Please contact JAA for more information.

Nov. 16 (Wed.) 6pm-at Sony Club-Special Fund Raiser for JAA with Guest
Jake Shimabukuro



Community Information


 

  • Oct. 30 (Sun) 7:30pm- at Ailey Citigroup Theater “Sachiyo Ito & Company’s 30th Anniversary Concert” www.dancejapan.com




Events of JAA & Community in September 2011


JAA Classes

Tuesdays 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi (Begins from 9/13)
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (Begins from 9/6)
Fridays 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Sept. 5 (Mon.) Labor Day - JAA office will be closed

Sept. 6 (Tues.)

12pm: "Barbecue Party at Isabella Geriatric Center" JAA seniors and their families are invited.
Call JAA for reservation.

Sept.12 (Mon.)

10am-2pm: "Handicrafts Club" We will make goods for the Bazaar on 11/5. Please bring your own lunch.

Sept. 15 to Sept. 25

5th Senior Week @ JAA Click here to see attached schedule list. No charge to participate.
Please call JAA office as soon as possible to make your reservations!

Sept. 15 (Thurs.)

10am-12pm: "Free Individual Consultation on Wills & Other Concerns" (30 min. per person) by Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.
Details regarding Scheduled Topics
12pm-1:00pm: Keiro-Kai: Senior Luncheon Ambassador Hiroki & Mrs. Hiroki will join us. We encourage senior who is over 90 years old to attend.
1pm -1:45pm: Ms. Irie and Ms. Takikawa will talk on Medicare & Medicaid.
1:45pm-2:15pm: Music will be provided by K. Iwaki Band.
2:30pm-3:30pm Picture Story Telling by Ms. Kumiko Yamakado.
5pm-6pm: "Planning of a Funeral" by Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki.

Sept. 16 (Fri.)

6pm-8pm: "Interracial/International Marriages" by Dr. Michiko Iwasaki (Psychologist).

Sept. 18 (Sun.)

11am-12:30pm: "Social Workers’ Role in Social Welfare" and consultation by Ms. Yoko Naka (JASSI).
2-3pm: "Tips on Administering Assets" by Susan Onuma, Esq.

Sept. 19 (Mon.)

1-4pm "Free Hair-Cut for Seniors" by Ms.Michi Tahara.
2-3pm "Food to Maintain Healthy Digestion"
by Mr. Hideji Asanuma (Holistic Health Counselor).

Sept. 21 (Wed.)

10:30am-12pm: "Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center"
525 Audubon Ave., New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. station. Walk 1 block towards Audubon Avenue. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together. Free lunch will be served.
3-4pm: "Home Care and Medicaid" by Ms. Mizue Katayama (JASSI)
5-6:30pm: "Japan’s Social Welfare" by Mr. Kentaro Ando (Consul of Consulate General of Japan in NY
6:30-8pm: "Tax & Inheritance Tax for 2011 and 2012" By Joe Oshima (C.P.A.)

Sept. 23 (Fri.)

2pm-4pm: "Individual Consultation on Japanese Pension" by Mr. Shunji Ichikawa (30mi. per person).
5pm-7pm: Lecture "Japanese Pension System" by Mr. Ichikawa.

Sept. 24 (Sat.)

9am-12pm: "Individual Consultation on Japanese Pension" by Mr. Shunji Ichikawa (30mi. per person).
Mini Health Care Discussion (15 people in the each group)
1pm-2pm Session 1
Dr. Makoto Iwahara (Colon Specialist), Dr. Jean Furuyama and Ms. Keiko Sakagami (Dental Problems), Dr. Maki Kano (Health Care for Women in their thirties).
2pm-3pm Session 2
Dr. Shunichi Homma (Heart Attacks), Dr. Tetsuya Shimizu (Sleep and Depression in Elderly), Dr. Robert T. Yanagisawa (Thyroid Disease). Since each group will take only 15 persons, make reservations ASAP.
3:30pm-5pm Workshop
Dementia Supporters Group

Sept. 27 & 28 (Tues. & Wed.)

1pm-4:40pm at JAA Hall "Seminar with Demonstration on the importance of the aligned pelvis for maintaining our health"
By Hachidai Tsuchiya from Kyoto, Make your reservation at JAA. Refreshments will be served.

Sept. 28 (Wed.)

7pm: "JAA Directors Meeting"


Events of JAA & Community in July 2011


JAA Classes

JAA Classes

Tues: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi (no class in Aug.)

Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy (no class in Aug.)

Fri: 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

July 4 (Mon) Independence Day

JAA will be closed.

July 5 (Tues) 1:30-6pm "1st JAA IGO Class"

July 6 (Wed) 11am-1pm JAA Committee on Aging Issues presents lecture on
"Seniors' housing in Japan"

By Dr. Kazuoki Takikawa, who runs the Bellevue Heights Senior Home in Aichi. Lunch will be served. Please make your reservations.

July 11 (Mon) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservations.

July 11 and 25 (Mon.) 10am-2pm “Handicrafts Class

Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

July 14 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservations at JAA. 30 min per person.

July 14 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Tanabata Keiro Kai in July”

Menu is curry over rice and fresh green salad.
Lunch: $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old).
Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch & lunch delivery.

July 16 (Sat.) JAA Committee on Aging Issues sponsor “Origami & Tea Time at JAA Hall”

Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi leads Origami. Teas; snacks will be served.

July 20 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors’ meeting

July 28 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm“Second Keirokai in July”

Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. K. Iwaki band will perform popular music. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm $3/JAA senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch, and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in July.

In August, there will be no Keirokai!

Aug. 6 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “Mini Flea Market for Keiro Kai”

JAA has been struggling financially. In order to support the activities of Kairo Kai, we are holding a Mini Flea market. We gratefully will accept donations of new and used clean clothing, china, jewelry, books etc. The event will also feature a food corner. Please come and enjoy and help support this important function of JAA!!

Aug. 8 (Mon.) & 9 (Tues.) “Bus Trip to Atlantic City ”Enjoy the Casino and gorgeous dinner and deluxe Hotel at Hilton”

Please see attached flyer and make your reservation at JAA.
Please click here to download the flyer

Aug. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person


Save the date!

The 18th JAA Charity Golf will be held on Mon. Oct. 17th at Knoll Country Club West in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket & JAA Trophy.



Community Information


 

  • July 6 – 9 at 8pm- and July 10 at 3pm- at Theater for the New City, 155-57 1st Ave. (10th St.) “Japanese Comedy “MANZAI” JAA has complimentary tickets, please call JAA office if you would like to attend.

  • July 10 (Sun.) 12:30pm- & 2pm- at Blue Note, 131 West 3rd St. “Kuni Mikami Trio Jazz Concert” $24.50 (lunch & drink), call 212-475-8592 for your reservation

  • July 10 (Sun.) 12:30-5pm at Bryant Park, (42nd & 6th Ave.,) “62nd NY Buddhist Church Bon Odori” Please join and Enjoy.





Events of JAA & Community in June 2011


JAA Classes

JAA Classes Please join!

Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi

Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

June 2 (Thurs.) 2:00-3:30pm JAA Applekids presents "Dentist Dr. Robert Limb’s Seminar on Children’s Teeth"

Please make reservation at JAA or applekidsnyc@hotmail.com

June 6 and 20 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

Please join and enjoy our Handicraft club. Bring your own lunch.

June 8 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors’ meeting

June 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

June 9 (Thurs.) 1st Keirokai in June

Menu: chirashisushi, soup, and ice cream; Sing with K. Iwaki Band. Fee: JAA member $3, non-Member $5 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Make reservations for Keiroukai lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

June 16 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #120"

Menu is "Arugula, Endive, Goat Cheese Salad, Filet Manga, Red Wine Sauce, Shallot Marmalade, Yukon Potato Puree, and Warm Chocolate Banana cake" $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make reservation at JAA before 6/15.

June 16 (Thurs) Visit Facility for Seniors by JAA Committee on Aging Issues " Isabella Geriatric Center"

, at 525 Audubon Ave., Take subway#1 to191st station. Meet in lobby at 10:30am. Meet at JAA at 9:30am to go together by subway. Please join us to meet many JAA members who live there. Make your reservation at JAA.

June 18 (Sat.) "Stamford on the Sound" Fundraiser:

An evening of food and wine, silent auction and entertainment with all proceeds going to JAA Japan Disaster Relief in the Tohoku region. For tickets and information, please visit: www.stamfordonthesound.com and www.relief.jaany.org

June 20 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA

June 21 (Tues.) 6:30- "The Second Annual Japanese Heritage Night" at the NY Mets to benefit Japan Relief Efforts with

Oakland A’s vs. NY Mets. JAA will get group tickets, please contact JAA office for reservations
Pre-game events begin at 6:30pm

June 23 (Thurs). 12pm- "Keiro Kai in June"

Menu is cold noodle Chinese style and Kushidondo, Fee; $3/JAA Member, $5/non-member 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Make reservations for Keirokai lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA
Please call JAA if you will be a "young" Birthday Person in June!

Events of JAA & Community in May 2011


JAA Classes

JAA Classes Please join!

Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi

Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

May 1 (Sun) 2011 26th JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister’s Cup Begins!!

They will play at Central Park North Meadow and Randall’s Fields every Sunday morning.

May 2 & 16 (Mon.) “Handicraft Class”

Please join and enjoy our Handicraft club. Bring your own lunch.

From May 3 (Tues.) to May 12 (Thurs) “ The 16th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American artists in New York will be held. The benefits from this Art Exhibition will be for the Japan Disaster Relief Fund”

Art Show 2011

May 5 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception

Please join our annual Art Exhibition. There will be Amb. Shigeyuki Hiroki and artists and many guests. We will have silent auction for Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshment.

May 12 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

May 12 (Thurs.)  “May Keiro Kai”

Lunch menu: “Rice with Bamboo Shoots”.  Mr. Reona Ito will lecture on “Classic Music”.  K. Iwaki Band will be performing Japanese popular songs.

Free Consultation on Health, 11am-3pm.

Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members Please make your reservation

May 13 (Fri.) Deadline for the 41st JAA Scholarship Applications.

May 22 (Sun) 11am-6pm “Japan Day @ Central Park, GANBARE JAPAN”

JAA will have a Calligraphy corner at Rumsey park.  Hope to see you there!

May 23 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA

May 24 (Tues) “One Day Bus Trip to Bronx City Island”

One day trip to Bronx to enjoy seafood. Bus will depart at 10:30am from JAA and return at 4pm. Bus fee is $25 (lunch is not included) Please make reservation at JAA.  

May 25 (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #119 ”

Main menu: “Italian wedding soup, roasted herb baby chicken ,walnut stuffing, crème brulee”  $30/JAA members. $40/non members. Please make your reservation at JAA before 5/23.  

May 26 (Thurs.) 6pm-9:30pm “ Scholarship Awards Dinner for The 41st JAA Scholarship and 5th Honjo Scholarship”

at Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., Our Keynote Speaker: Hugh Patrick, Director of Center on Japanese Economy and Business and Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia University.  Reception at 6pm, dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($70 tax deductible).Please reserve by 5/20  using reservation card which to be mailed soon. See attached invitation card  

May 30 (Mon) Memorial Day JAA will be closed.

 

May 30 (Mon) “Memorial Day Services at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries”

Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person with bus stops at 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church at 10am at JAA.


Community Information


 

  • May 21 (Sat.) 8pm: Reona Ito Chamber Orchestra & Chorus & JAA Chorus Concert “Puccini Gloria Mass” at Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St. $20 (suggested). Please see flyer herewith!

  • May 22 (Sun) 8pm at Carnegie Hall, Issac Stern Auditorium /Perelman Stage “Katya Grineva’s Piano Concert”  online at www.carnegiehall.org This concert will benefit victims of the tsunami in Japan.



Events of JAA & Community in April 2011


JAA Classes

JAA Classes - Please Join!

Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi

Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

"Please Support to our JAA Japan Disaster Relief Fund, Thank you."

March 31 (Fri.) 6:00 Open, 6:30 Start Benefit Concert “Unity & Hope”

Please join our special concert with our deepest sympathy and support to the people of Japan. Please see attached flyer.

April 4 (Mon.) 6:30 “ The Meeting for 2011- 26th JAA Foreign Minister’s Cup Baseball Games”

All teams are encouraged to attend this meeting. We will discuss this year’s rules and other important things.

April 4 & 25 (Mon.) 10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy making handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

April 9 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall “ JAA Spring Flea Market”

Our very popular Flea Market opens with delicious food and many affordable items. Sale ends at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated.

April 14, (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise you on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Sakura Health Fair from April 15 to April 23

April 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Immigration Legal Consultation.”

by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

April 21 (Thurs). 12pm- “ Keirokai in April ”

Menu: Three colors: chicken, green peas and eggs on Rice, Salad, Orange Jello. Entertainment will be Music by K. Iwaki and Friends. Mr. Hideji Asanuma will speak on “Eating Healthy in America”, Ms. Fumi Raith will speak on “Mental Health During Crisis Times” e.g. Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, nuclear concerns. Lunch is free.

Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in April! 1pm-3pm

Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 23 (Sat.) 11am-2pm “Sakura Memorial Gathering for the Community” at Flushing Meadows Corona Park”

We will plant a cherry tree in memory of those who lost their lives in Japan from the recent earthquake and tsunami. Both new Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki and Ms. Chieko Inagaki will be present: Bus departure at JAA at 10am. As space is limited, reservations are required. (No charge for bus and lunch) Please see attached flyer!

April 25 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

April 27 (Wed.) at 6pm at JAA Hall

“ Gathering Hope, Charity Exhibition by young 15 artists” ,All the artists are willing to contribute 100% of the sales of art works to JAA Japan Disaster Relief Fund. Please join our young artists events and support them.

May 5 (Thurs.) 5pm- .Opening Reception of 16th JAA Art Exhibition at JAA Hall.

From JAA Office; The 41st JAA Scholarship Application Form is available at JAA office and www.jaany.org

This is open to Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent in NY, NJ & CT who will enter College/University this Fall. Scholarship Dinner & Awards Presentation will be held at Harvard Club.

If you have not paid your JAA membership dues yet, please pay by April 15. Thank you,.

 


Community Information


 

  • April 6, 6pm-8pm at Japan Society “ Yoko Makino Policy Series “Joseph Nye on the Future of Power” Make your reservation at register@Japansociety.org


Events of JAA & Community in March 2011


JAA Classes

JAA Classes

Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi

Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

March 3, (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm “Free Consultation on 2010 Tax Returns”

by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA. Make your reservations at JAA.- 30 min. per person.

March 10 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

March 10 (Thurs.) “First March Keiro-kai and Story Reading by Mika Okano”

Menu is Curry over rice, salad and ice cream. Ms. Mika Okano will read a famous Japanese novel in Japanese. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

March 12 (Sat.) 10am-12pm “Earing Healthy –lecture by Mr. Kaoru Holistic Health Counselor” by JAA Applekids.

Contact: applekidsnyc@hotmail.com for more information.

March 14 & 28 (Mon.)10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with your friends. Please bring your own lunch.

March 14 (Mon.) 1pm-4pm “Free Haircut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

March 14 (Mon.) 6:30- “ Mrs. Minako Bremar’s talk on her experience”

presented by JAA BWC. Mrs. Bremar is a president of Job Consulting company Bremar Associate. Please make your reservation at event@bwcjaa.org

March 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

March 19 (Sat.) 10am-4pm “Workshop on Japanese Language Education in Spring 2011”

“Teaching Japanese using new technical aids” are Mr. Tsuda and Mr. Tanaka of UNIS and Mr. Sato of Columbia University. Senior/Student $10, JAA member $15, non-member. $20. Call JAA to make reservation by 3/16.

March 22, (Tues.) 12pm- “ Second March Keiro Kai- Concert of TSUGARU SHAMISEN”

Menu is Sukiyaki over rice, soup and dessert. Yutaka Koyama and Masahiro Nitta who will play Tsugaru Shamisen at Carnegie Hall, one of JapanNYC programs, will perform for us. Also, enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $3, Non-Member $5.

11am-2pm: Free Consultation

on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

If you will be a “Birthday Person” in March , call JAA.

March 23 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors’ Meeting

April 4 (Mon.) 6:30pm- “Meeting for 2011 JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball Tournaments”

Agenda includes discussion about baseball fields for this year’s games since available fields are limited.

Spring Flea Market will be held on Saturday, April 9, 12pm-2pm at JAA hall. Currently, we are accepting donations of new/used clothes, chinaware, jewelry and others. Thank you very much for your continual support of our Flea Market. This is a fun-filled major fundraiser!

 


Community News


 

  • March 27 (Sun.) 3pm-4pm at Tenri Culture Center, 43 A West 13th St. “ Salon Series No. 39 Japanese Traditional and Butoh Dance” by Sachiyo Ito & Company. JAA Seniors as guests are invited.
    Please call at 212-627-0265 for your reservation.


Events of JAA & Community in February 2011


JAA Classes

JAA Classes Please Join!

Tues. 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Feb. 2 (Wed.) 6pm-9pm “JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together Party”

This is your opportunity to meet the Officers and Directors 2011. Following the meeting, New Year Get Together party will be held at the same place at the Nippon Club. Ms. Kyoko Onishi will perform classic Japanese dance and Mr. Kuni Mikami will play Jazz Piano. Please click here for notice JAA Annual General Meeting & Konshinkai.

Feb. 3,( Thurs.) 12pm- “ Rakugo Keiro Kai in Feb ”

Menu is chicken teriyaki over rice, potato salad and ice cream. After lunch, Shichifuku Katsura will perform Kamigata Rakugo (from Osaka). And enjoy karaoke with K. Iwaki Band and Origami led by Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi. Lunch: JAA Member $3, Non-JAA Senior-member $5.
Make reservations early to assist us to make necessary number of lunches. 1am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues. Make reservation for these.

Feb. 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano”

Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

Feb. 14 & 28 (Mon.) 10am-3pm “Handicrafts Club”

Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

Feb. 14 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

By Ms. Michi Tahara. Make your reservations at JAA.

Feb. 17 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #118”

Menu: “Oyster Chowder, Herb-Roasted Chicken w/stuffing and Warm Chocolate Cake-Crème Anglaise” $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Make reservation by 2/15.

Feb. 17 (Thurs.)10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Feb. 17 (Thurs.) 1pm-3pm “Free Consultation on 2010 Tax Returns” by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA.

Make your reservations at JAA.- 30 min. per person.

Feb. 17 (Thurs.) 3pm-5pm Lecture “Obama’s Free Gift Tax and Inheritance Tax for 2011 and 2012”

By CPA Joe Oshima.

Feb. 21 (Mon.) JAA will be closed for Presidents’ Day.

Feb. 24, (Thurs). 12pm- “ Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai”

Menu; unagi chirashi and shiratama oshiruko. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5.
After lunch, Mr. Kanji Ishizumi will talk about his company ISHIZUMI, a traditional fan company from Edo and will exhibit traditional fans. 11am-2pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA If you will be a “Birthday Person” in Jan. & Feb. call JAA

Feb. 28 (Mon.) 6:30pm- at JAA Hall “ meeting for the 26 JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball Game”

We will welcome new teams for this year’s baseball games.

2011 JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2011 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the New York area in academic year 2011 - 2012. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2011.

 


Community News


 

  • Feb. 26, Saturday, 3-5pm at JAA Hall: HEIAN: Lecture on Dementia by Dr. Tetsuya (new Medical Attache) and caravan mate. Make reservation at 212-877-5676 or yoshikotline@earthlink.net


Events of JAA & Community in January 2011



Dear JAA Members,


     Thank you very much for your continued support of JAA throughout the year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

JAA office

JAA Classes

Tues. 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

Tues: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus

Dec. 31: JAA will be closed.

A gift for JAA Seniors from Sunrise Mart $50 Shopping Gift Certificate

Through Sonenkai, JAA received gift certificates of $50 shopping coupons from Mr. Tadao Yoshida, President of Sunrise Mart (Japanese Grocery Stores located in East Village, SOHO and Midtown) for JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Free delivery service is available within a limited area. Please contact JAA office for more information and reservation for coupons.

Jan. 10 & 24 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

Jan. 13 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 18 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 19, (Wed.) "New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club"

JAA seniors are invited to the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. Please make your reservations at JAA.

Jan. 20 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

Jan. 24 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Jan. 27 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #11."

Menu is "Butternut Squash Puree Soup, Braised Short Rib Beef w/Winter Veggi and Crème Brulee" fee: $30/JAA member, $40/Non-member

Jan. 27 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on Tax Return 2010"

Mr. Joe Oshima, new Vice President of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2009 tax return. Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person

Save the Date ! Feb. 2 (Wed.) 6pm-9pm "JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together party at the Nippon Club"

From JAA Office



Community News


 

  • Dec. 30 (Thurs.) 8pm at Riverside Church of NY, 490 Riverside "New York Reona Ito Choral Concert" www.nyriccs.com / info@nyriccs.com

  • Jan. 15 (Sat.) 4pm-8:30pm at JAA Hall "JAJA New Year’s Celebration" which is free with refreshment & programs. For more information please check JAJA on Facebook.

 

 


2010 November Events of JAA & Community


JAA Regular Classes

Tues. 10:45am-11:45am Taichi 11/1 only Mon.

Tues.:1pm-4pm Calligraphy 11/1 only Mon.

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus 11/5 cancelled only

for Bazaar preparation

Nov. 6 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “ JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

This is a very popular JAA event & a major annual fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the Holiday season and delicious Japanese food, like dorayaki, chirashizushi, inarizushi, udon, Curry over rice, etc. Raffle drawing will be held at 1pm in the JAA Hall. Grand Prize will be two AA round- trip tickets NY/Tokyo. Other prizes include a designers handbag, DVD players, Japanese Restaurant dinner coupons, Japanese pottery and more. Please come & enjoy showing support for your JAA!

Nov. 10 (Wed.) 12pm-“Thanksgiving Day Keirokai and Story Reading by Michiko Shirasaka” To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate everything for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch which will be free! After lunch, Ms. Michiko Shirasaka will read a famous Japanese novel in Japanese. K. Iwaki and his group will give a nice concert. 11am-2pm “Free Consultation regarding Medical and Social Welfare”. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA.

Nov. 11 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm “Free Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

Attorney Helen Irie will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office.

Nov. 11 (Thurs.) 6pm at Sony Club “A Special Night for Friends and Supporters of the JAA”

to raise much needed funds for the future of JAA. Guest Speaker: Former Manager of the New York Mets and the Chiba Lotte Mariners. Entertainment: a young rising Jazz pianist Eldar. Please see attached reservation form. Thank you for your support of JAA.

Nov. 13 (Sat.) 10am-12pm at JAA Hall “Workshop: preparation for private/public kindergarten and elementary schools in New York” by JAA Apple Kids group

Please contact at applekidsnyc@hotmail.com for admission fee and much more detail.

Nov. 15 (Mon.) 10am-1pm “Sogetsu-Ryu Flower Arrangement”

Instructor will be Ms. Hazue Tamura Rogers. $40/person (includes flowers and vase)

Nov. 15 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “ Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Nov. 15 (Mon.) 7pm-JAA Business Women’s Committee sponsors “ Haiku Poet Popona Tsukino’s World”

Please contact event@bwcjaa.org for more information.

Nov. 25 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

Dec. 2 (Thurs.) 7pm- Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting.

Information will be mailed in mid-November. Members should vote for Officers and Directors for 2011. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/2.

Save this date: Dec. 10 (Fri.) JAA Annual Year End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Times Square. This year, Ms. Seiko Oshima (Vice President and Chair of Social Services Committee) and volunteers of Social Service Committee, Ms. Keiko Nakano, Mrs. Rie Shirakawa and Mrs. Yoko Sasaki will be honored for their long time and generous support of JAA Keiro kai



Community News


 

  • Laughter Yoga Workshop at JAA Hall Nov. 13 (Sat.) 2-5pm & Nov. 28 (Sun.) Please contact: 347-385-7045 for more information

 

 


Events of JAA & Community in October 2010


JAA Classes

Please join!

Mon.: 11am-12:30 Flower Arrangement

Tues.: 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi

Tues.: 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm JAA Chorus


Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 (Mon.) "Handicraft Class

Please join our Handicraft Club and enjoy making it together. Bring your own lunch.

Oct. 6 (Wed.) 9am-12pm at JAA Hall "Flu Shots "

JAA will offer again flu shots at the JAA Hall for up to 50 people. This year "Partners In Care" will provide the flu shots which will be subsidized by JAA. If you are over 50 years old, please call JAA for your reservation. $10 per person.

Oct. 7 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "First Keirokai in Oct."

Menu is: Chicken & Eggs -over- rice and Harusame with Vinegar flavored and ice cream. After lunch, Dr. Kinichi Shibutani will talk about Terminal Care at home. Entertainment will be Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery/ and consultation.

Oct. 11 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm " Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

Oct. 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration) "

ttorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA for a 30 min consultation per person.

Oct. 14 (Thurs.) 10:30am- 2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class 115"

Menu will be "New England Clam Chowder, Yankee Pot Roast Beef- Veggi-Ragout, and Almond Cake –Fruit Compo to $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

Oct. 21 (Thurs.) 11am-2:30pm "Second Keirokai in Oct."

Lunch menu: Mushroom Rice, Been Curd and Wine Jelly. After lunch, we like to share "let learn Dementia and support each other" by Caravan Mate. Enjoy Karaoke with K. Iwaki Band. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation. Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in Sept. & Oct.

Oct 23 (Sat.) 10am-4pm " Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education 2010"

Please see attached for more information.

Please click here to download

Nov. 6 (Sat.) 10am-2pm " JAA Annual Bazaar"

Donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and clean books (used or new), will be appreciated. There will be raffle prizes, handicrafts and food. Raffle Grand prize will be a round-trip air ticket of NY/Tokyo on American Airlines. Tickets are one/$5, 5/$20. Please see attached flyer.



Community News


 

  • Oct. 8 (Fri.) & 9 (Sat.) 7:30pm- at Japan Society "Yoshi Oida's Interrogations: Words of the Zen Masters" Ticket is $23, Please call JAA for more detail.
  • Oct. 30, (Sat.) 12:30pm- at the Nippon Club, "JACL NY Chapter Annual Meeting" Guest Speaker will be Amb. Shinichi Nishimiya. Call A. Yamaguchi 212-873-4170 for more detail.

 

 


Events of JAA & Community in September 2010


JAA Classes

Please join!

Mon: 11am-1pm Sogetsu Flower Arrangement

Tues: 10:45am-11:45am - Tai Chi (Begins from 9/14)

Tues: 1pm-4pm- Calligraphy (Begins from 9/7)

Fri.: 1:15pm-3:15pm- JAA Chorus


Sept. 6(Mon.) Labor Day, - JAA will be closed

4th Senior Week @JAA from Sept. 10 to Sept. 26

Sept. 15 (Wed.) 12pm-2:30pm: Keiro-Kai: Senior Luncheon on "Senior’s Day"

Menu: Red Bean Rice, Meat & Vegetable Dish & Dessert.

Ambassador Nishimiya will bring Greetings, Dr. Issho Matsumoto from Japan will talk on Life As We Age". Music will be provided by K. Iwaki Band.

2:30pm-3:30pm: Dr. Yuichiro Kuwama and Dr. Masanori Mori will talk on " Terminal Care in Japan and USA."

4pm-5:30pm: Origami by Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi and CJCAT

Sept. 16 (Thurs.)

1pm-3pm"Free Consultation on Wills and Inheritance Issues" by Helen Irie, Esq. and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.

 

Helen Irie, Esq. and Reiko Takikawa, Esq. will talk on

3:30pm-4pm: "Power of Attorney & Guardianship"

4pm-5pm: "Wills & Probate- Avoid Probate on Wills"

5pm-5:30: "Question & Answer on Medicare and Medicaid"

Sept. 23(Thurs)10:30am-12pm "Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center"

Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

Sept. 23(Thurs)10:30am-12pm "Tour of Isabella Geriatric Center"

525 Audubon Ave., New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St.& walk 1 block towards Audubon. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am, or come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together.

Sept.23 (Thurs.)

1pm-4pm: "Individual Consultation on Taxes in USA" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA 30mi. per person.

4:30pm-6:30pm: Citizenship, Social Security, Long-term Care Insurance and other Social Welfare in Japan by Consul Kentaro Ando, Consul Yuki Mori and Consul-Medical Attache Dr. Tsunetaka Yoshida.

6:30pm-8:30pm: "Departure Tax and National Health Insurance in USA" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA and Ms. Kumiko Hasegawa, CPA.

Sept.25 (Sat.) 10am-1pm: Mini Health Care Discussion:

Session ①Mr. Shunichi Homma (Cardiology), Dr. Maki Kano (Pediatric & Internal Medicine), Session ② Dr. Luis Fujimoto(Periodontics), Dr. Naomi Hayashi (Ophthalmology), Dr. Makoto Iwahara (Gastroenterology), Session ③ Dr. Tsunetaka Yoshida (Neuropsychiatry), Dr. Yuzuru Anzai (Obstetrics & Gynecology)。Since each group will take 15 persons, make reservations with the group/MD from which you seek assistance.

Sept. 30 (Thurs.)6pm-8pm “ Farewell Party for Dr. Yoshida and Senior Week’s Thank You Party”

$10 per person. We appreciate Dr. Yoshida’s many contributions to our community. Please join our special reception.

Sept. 21, (Tues.) The 17th JAA Charity Golf Tournament @Black Bear Club

Please see enclosed flyer and make your reservations at JAA Office. This is one of JAA’s most important fund raiser. Please support it by playing golf and/or donating prizes for the tournament.

Sept. 22 (Wed.) 7pm- “JAA Directors Meeting”


Community News


 

  • June 6 to Sept. 6, 2010 at Ellis Island National Monument Photo Exhibition “GO FOR BROKE: Japanese American Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts”. Please go to see these important valuable rare historical photos.

Events of JAA & Community in July 2010


JAA Classes

Please join!

Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Sogetsu Flower Arrangement

Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus


July 7 (Wed.) 11am-1pm JAA Committee on Aging Issues presents lecture on Facilities for Senior in Japan

by Dr. Kazuoki Takikawa who has Bellevue Heights Senior Home in Aichi. Lunch will be served. Please make your reservation at JAA

July 8 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

July 8 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Tanabata Keiro Kai in July"

Menu is Curry over rice and fresh green salad. Lunch: $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for lunch & lunch delivery.

July 12 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “ Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

July 12 and July 26 (Mon.) "Handicrafts Class "

Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

July 21 (Wed.) 7pm- Directors'meeting

July 23 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm"Second Keirokai in July"

Lunch menu is Unagi Kabayaki. K. Iawaki band will perform popular music for you.
Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm $3/JAA senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch, and lunch delivery. Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in July.

July 29 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #114"

Menu is “Healthy Greek Summer Salad, File Steak and cold Raspberry Tart ” $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem.

In August, there will be no Keirokai!

Free consultation on legal matters by Ms. Reiko Kasano will be held on August 12, 10am-12pm. Make your reservation at JAA.

Save the date! The 17th JAA Charity Golf will be held on Sept. 21st at Black Bear Golf Club in NJ. Grand Prize is ANA Business Class NY/Tokyo air ticket. Entry fee is $250.00 ($100.00 of which is tax deductible).

 

 


Community News


 

  • June 25-Oct. 11, 2010 Exhibition “SAMURAI IN NEW YORK THE FIRST JAPANESE DELEGATION, 1860” at the Museum pf the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 0029
    Celebrated as “one of the most novel and imposing spectacles ever witnessed in this City,” the visit to New York by a delegation of more than 70 samurai in 1860 was an opportunity for the brash young city to promote itself as the “Edo of the West.” Just seven years after Commodore Mathew Perry first opened the ports of the isolated island nation to the United States, New York welcomed the envoys with parades, balls, and minute-by-minute newspaper coverage throughout their two-week stay. On the 150th anniversary of this historical event, Samurai in New York revisits this watershed meeting of cultures. (from information of MCNY) Please see www.mcny.org
  • July 7 (Wed.) 7pm- at JAA Hall Reception of New Book To enjoy Outdoor Concerts in New York’ by Takehiko Tokiwa, $10 admission fee Reserve at tokiwaphoto@me.com
  • July 12 (Sun.) at 1pm- at Bryant Park (42nd & 6th Ave.) “Annual OBON Dance Festival” by NY Buddhist Church. Info:212-678-0305
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    Events of JAA & Community in June 2010


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Sogetsu Flower Arrangement

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus


    June 3 (Thurs) Visit Facility for Seniors by JAA Committee on Aging Issues " Good Shepherd Medical Adult Day Center in NJ

    725 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, Bus departure at JAA at 10am, return at JAA around 2pm, lunch will be served by facility. Please join us. Make your reservation at JAA

    June 3 (Thurs.) 2:00-3:30pm " Dental Check by Dr. Robert Limb" by JAA Applekids sponsor

    Please make reservation at JAA or applekidsnyc@hotmail.com

    June 4 (Fri.) Rakugo Keiro Kai

    Story Teller Sanyutei Kintoki will arrive in NY and visit JAA to show Rakugo. Menu will be a special lunch donated by Isabella Geriatric Center. Fee: JAA member $3, non-Member $5 Please make your reservation at JAA.

    June 7 and 21 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    June 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

    June 14 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA

    June 14 (Mon.) 6pm-8pm at JAA Hall " Celebration of new book "Success Story of Katsumi Oneda Who was One of the Factory Workers in Japan"

    Mr. Oneda is a Vice President of JAA now. Kakukawa Shoten published his book in January. Please join our special reception with Kato French chef's refreshments with wine. Admission fee: $25 includes Mr. Oneda's signed book. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    June 17 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #113"

    Lunch menu: Kaisendon (Seafood on Rice) by Take Sushi Restaurant (President Mr. Robin Tagawa). .Dr. Kinichi Shibutani will talk on "Emergency Treatment". Mr. Reona Ito will lecture on "Symphony #9". K. Iwaki Band will be performing Japanese popular songs.
    Free Consultation on Health, 11am-3pm.Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members

    June 24 (Thurs). 12pm- "Keiro Kai in June"

    Menu is cold noodle Chinese style and Nata de Coco Entertainment details will be announced later. Please call JAA if you will be a "young" Birthday Person in June! Fee; $3/JAA Member, $5/non-member 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    "Isabella House Summer Special! Studio apartment with spectacular views available at reduced rates" Call Ms. Leona Chen 212-342-9343

     

     


    Community News


     

    • May 28, (Fri.) at 6:30pm-8:30pm at Japan Society Film "Toyo's Camera" –Toyo Miyatake's photo of life in internment camp. Free admission, RSVP to film@japansociety.org
    • June 6, (Sun.) from 10am-5pm at East Meadow, Central park "Japan Day @Central Park" JAA will have Calligraphy Corner. Samurai Parade will be performed. It is free
    • June 10-12 at 8pm at Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer St., Sachiyo Ito & Company presents "Poetry in Motion" $20/general, $15/senior & Student, ticket: www.joyce.org / 212-242-0800
  • June 13, (Sun.) at 2pm at the Riverside Theatre, 91 Claremont at 120th St., Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company presents "Imaginary Beings From Japan" free, RSVP 212-870-6794
  • June 25-Oct. 11 at the Museum of the City of New York, Exhibition "Samurai in New York: The First Japanese Delegation, 1860"
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    Events of JAA & Community in May 2010


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Sogetsu Flower Arrangement

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus


    May 3 & 17 (Mon.)"Handicraft Class"

    Please join and enjoy our Handicraft club. Bring your own lunch.

    From May 6(Thurs.)to May 15(Sat.)"The 15th JAA Art Exhibition of Artists of Japanese and Japanese American in New York"

    May 6(Thurs.)5pm-7pm Opening Reception

    Please join our annual Art Exhibition. There will be artists and many guests. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshment. Please see attached.

    May 7(Fri.)Deadline of the 39th JAA Scholarship Application

    May 10(Mon.)1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA

    May 12(Wed.)10:30am-2:30pm"Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #112"

    Main menu is "Crème Senegalese, Seafood Creole, Apple Tart" $30/JAA Members. $40/Non members. Please make your reservation at JAA before 5/10.

    May 13(Thurs.)9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    May 13(Thurs.) "May Keiro Kai #1"

    Lunch menu: Kaisendon (Seafood on Rice) by Take Sushi Restaurant (President Mr. Robin Tagawa). .Dr. Kinichi Shibutani will talk on "Emergency Treatment". Mr. Reona Ito will lecture on "Symphony #9". K. Iwaki Band will be performing Japanese popular songs.
    Free Consultation on Health, 11am-3pm.Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members

    May 17(Mon) 1pm Practice Japanese Dance

    with Ms. Momo Suzuki. They will join the parade on June 6 "Japan Day @ Central Park"

    May 19(Wed.) 7pm JAA Directors Meeting

    May 27(Thurs.) "May Keiro Kai #2"

    Lunch menu:"Rice with Bamboo Shoots". Mr. Reona Ito will lecture on "Symphony #9". K. Iwaki Band will be performing and Birthday Party for those who were born in May, Free Consultation on Health, 11am-3pm. Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members

    May 27(Thurs.)6pm-9:30pm "Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 40th JAA Scholarship and 4th Honjo Scholarship"

    at Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., Our Keynote Speaker will be George Takei, Actor. Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $200/person ($30 tax deductible). Please see attached Invitation card. Please make your reservation by 5/20 using the reservation card which will be mailed later.

    May 31 (Mon) Memorial Day

    JAA will be closed.

    May 31(Mon)"Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries"

    Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your bus reservation as soon as possible. Bus fare $15/person, bus stops will be 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, 10am at JAA.

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in April 2010


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Flower Arrangement

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm - JAA Chorus


    Did you respond to the 2010 Census?

    Please make sure you answer the Census form and send it back promptly. This is how the government budgets the funds for the ethnic communities. JAA is “Be Counted Site”. Please contact JAA for your question.

    April 5 & 19 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy making handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    April 8, (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Attorney Kasano will advise you on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

    April 10 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall "JAA Spring Flea Market"

    Our very popular Flea Market opens with delicious food and many affordable items. Sale ends at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated.

    April 14, (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #111"

    Menu is "Salad, Pot Roast Beef, Yogurt Soufflé" $30/JAA member, $40/non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA before 4/12.

    April 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Immigration Legal Consultation."

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Sakura Health Fair from April 17 to April 30

    Please check the schedule. Call JAA for your reservation

    April 18 (Sun.) 2010 25th JAA Baseball’s Foreign Minister's Cup Begins!!

    All are encouraged to attend these games. Please call JAA office for more information.

    April 19 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    April 19 (Mon.) 6:30pm "Business Women’s Committee"

    A Journalist Ms. Keiko Tsuyama will report on“Children in Haiti after the Earthquake”. $25/JAA member, $30/Non member

    April 22 (Thurs). 12pm- "Keirokai in April"

    Menu: Chicken on Rice. Entertainment will be music by K. Iwaki and Friends. Dr. Ramani will speak on "The Secret of Longevity". Lunch is free. Please call JAA if you will be a "young" Birthday Person in April! 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA. 3:30pm-5pm:Origami Demonstration by Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi.

    April 24 (Sat.) 11am-2pm The 6th JAA Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

    At this event, both Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya and Ms.Chieko Inagaki will be present: To express appreciation to NYC Comptroller, Mr. John C. Liu for his dedication & services to the community, a “Liu” Sakura Tree will be planted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Bus departure at JAA at 10am, please see attached flyer. No charge for bus and lunch.

    May 6 (Thurs.) 5om- .Opening Reception of 15th JAA Art Exhibition at JAA Hall.

    From JAA Office;

    1) The 40th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available at JAA office and www.jaany.org JAA has established "This is open to Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent in NY, NJ & CT who will enter College/University this Fall. Scholarship Dinner (Awards Presentation) will be held at Harvard Club. 2) If you have not paid your JAA membership dues yet, please pay by April 15. Thank you,.

     

     


    Community News


     

    • April 4 (Sun)3-4pm- “Sachiyo Ito & Company: Japanese & Indian Dance”. JAA senior members are invited. Just show your JAA- ID at the event.
    • April 15 (Thurs.) Deadline for the “Census Design a Poster Contest”. A citywide contest for kids! www.apex-ny.org/census2010-you-count.php
    • April 16, (Fri.) 7pm the Nippon Club Women’s Chorus Concert at Japan Society (333 E 47th St.). Admission Free.- Contact 212-581-2223 for tickets.

     


    Events of JAA & Community in March 2010


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Sogetu Ikebana

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus

    www..fillinourfuture.org for more information of 2010 CENSUS

    March 3 (Wed.) 3pm-5pm "Workshop Assistance For Filing our 2010 Census Form"

    Census Form of 2010 will be delivered to your home in mid-March. JAA will offer a workshop on the 2010 Census forms. Please join us and also assist your friends to fill out these forms.

    March 3 (Wed.) 5pm-7pm "CENSUS 2010 Kickoff Party for our community"

    Representatives from CENSUS Bureau, Amb. Shinichi Nishimiya, community leaders and chairpersons of JAA Committees will attend to support this very important Census. JAA cordially invites our members also. Refreshment will be served. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March 8 & 22 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicraft s Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with your friends.
    Please bring your own lunch.
    Lunch: JAA Member $3, Non-JAA Senior-member $5.
    Make reservations early to assist us to make necessary number of lunches.

    March 8 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Haircut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March 8 (Mon.) 6:30pm- "Meeting for 2010 JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball Tournaments"

    Agenda includes discussion about baseball fields for this year’s games since available fields are limited.

    March 11 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns, 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

    March 11 (Thus.) "March First Keiro-kai"

    Menu is Sukiyaki over rice, soup and ice cream. More Census information will be given. Entertainment will be announced later. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

    March 13 (Sat.) 10am-4pm "Workshop of Japanese Language Education in Spring 2010"

    "Teaching Japanese using Animation & Manga" Lecturers are Mr. Tsuda and Professor Shibata of Princeton University. Senior/Student $10, JAA member $15, non-member. $20. Call JAA to make reservation.

    March 18 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    March 18 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #110"

    Menu: "Gnocchi Ratatoville,Chicken Marengo, Napoleon's Chef. NY Cheese Cake" JAA mbr, $30 / non-JAA mbr. $40 Make reservation by March 16th.

    March 25, (Thurs). 12pm- "March 2nd Keiro Kai"

    Menu includes Chicken, Eggs and Green Peas over Rice and Mandarin Orange Jerry. Entertainment will be announced later. Lunch $3, Non-Member $5.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA
    If you will be a "Birthday Person" in March ,call JAA

    March 31 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors' Meeting

    JAA has established "JAA Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund" Please make your check payable to JAA, write "Haiti Fund" on the check and send to JAA.

     

     


    Community News


     

    • March 26 (Fri.) 8pm- at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th Street, “ Harmonia Opera presents Fund raising event-Best Highlights from Broadway Musicals and Operas & LIVE Jazz Performance”. Piano accompanied by Kuni Mikami.
      Contact 212-870-1500 or s.iinuma@harmoniaopera.com

     


    Events of JAA & Community in February 2010


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Sogetu Ikebana

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus

    "Free flu shots and spray for Swine Flu (H1N1) New Influenza-"

    will be given by Nippon Clinic, 10th Floor of our building. Make all reservations at JAA.
    Feb. 8 (Mon.) and 12 (Fri.) 10am-4pm for ages 6 months old to 2yrs old for shots.
    Feb. 18 (Thurs.) and 19 (Fri.) 10am-4pm for adults up to 49 years( nose spray)Those over 50 years old for shots.

    Feb. 8 & 22 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    Feb.8 (Mon.) 11am-2pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Make your reservations at JAA.

    Feb. 11, Thurs. 12pm- "Keiro Kai in Feb"

    Curry-soup with noodles, Vegetable pickles,& ice cream. After lunch, Ms. Teresa Lin, Visiting Nurse Services of New York (VNSNY) will speak on their activities & Home Care services.
    Lunch: JAA Member $3, Non-JAA Senior-member $5.
    Make reservations early to assist us to make necessary number of lunches.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues. Make reservation for these.

    Feb. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

    Feb. 15 (Mon.) JAA will be closed for Presidents' Day.



    Feb. 18 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #109"

    Menu: “Bohemian Beef Goulash, Apple & Cranberry Cake /w Caramel Sauce” $30/JAA mbr, $40/non-JAA mbr. Make reservation by 2/16.

    Feb. 18 (Thurs.)10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Feb. 18 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2009 Tax Returns" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA.

    Make reservations at JAA.- 30 min. per person.

    Feb. 25, (Thurs). 12pm- "Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai"

    Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Oshiruko After lunch, Osamu Kubota, Paper cutting (kirie) Artist from Japan will show Kirie.
    Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare. Make reservations for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA
    If you will be a “Birthday Person” in Jan. & Feb.,call JAA

    JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement

    Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2010 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. University in the New York area in academic year 2010 - 2011. Student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and if currently involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. Applications deadline is March 1, 2010.

    JAA supports fund raising for Haiti Earthquake Relief

    JAA supports fund raising for Haiti Earthquake Relief at Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, One Centre Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10007 call 212-788-7798 or call 311 for more information.

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in January 2010



    Dear JAA members,

    Thank you very much for your continued support of JAA.
    We wish you a happy New Year!

    JAA office

    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Monday : 11am-12:30pm - Sogetu Ikebana

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus

    JAA will be closed for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for New Year

    A gift for JAA Seniors from Sunrise Mart $50 Shopping Gift Certificate

    Through Sonenkai, JAA received gift certificate of $50 Shopping coupons (available from 1/15 to 4/15/09) from Mr. Tadao Yoshida, President of Sunrise Mart (Japanese Grocery Stores located in East Village and SOHO) for JAA senior members (over 65 years old). Free delivery service is available for limited area. Please contact JAA office for more information and reservation of coupons.

    Jan. 11 & 25 (Mon.) 10am-3pm “Handicraft Club”

    Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    Jan. 14 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

    Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

    Jan. 18 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Jan. 20, (Wed.) “New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club ”

    All JAA seniors are invited the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. Please make your reservation of seats at JAA.

    Jan. 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Jan. 25 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.


    Jan. 26 (Tues.) 6pm-9pm “JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together party”

    This is your opportunity to meet the officers and directors 2010. Following the meeting, New Year Get Together party will be held at the same place at the Nippon Club. Please join our JAA Annual General Meeting & Konshikai.

    Jan. 28 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm “Free consultation on Tax Return 2009”

    Mr. Joe Oshima, new vice president of JAA and CPA will advise on your 2009 tax return.
    Please make your reservation at JAA office. 30 min. per person

    From JAA Office

    JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2010 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the New York area in academic year 2010 - 2011. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2010.

     


    Community News


     

    • Jan. 10 (Sun.) 3pm-5pm at JAA Hall “ KARUTA GAME by HEIAN” Karuta of Japanese-English Proverb will be showed. Please make your reservation at 212-877-5676 or yoshikotline@earthlink.net

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in December 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus

    Dec. 7 (Mon.) 1pm-3:30pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. 30 min. per person. Please call JAA to make a reservation.

    Dec. 7 (Mon.) 6:30pm-9pm at JAA Hall "Xmas Party of JAA-Japanese Business Women Committee"

    Please contact info@bwcjaa.org for more information and reservation.

    Dec. 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)"

    Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA for a 30 min consultation per person.

    Dec. 10 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #108"

    Menu is "Butternut Squash Ravioli, Roast Beef w/Western Wasabi Sauce and Yorkshire Pudding and Pumpkin Pudding w/Maple Caramel Sauce" $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA by 12/8.

    Dec. 14 (Mon.) 6:30pm- "Get Together Party of JAA Foreign Minister Baseball Teams"

    $20 for drinks and refreshments. Please bring your friends. Call JAA for your reservation.

    Dec. 16 (Wed.) 7pm - "Directors and General Election Meeting"

    All information for the General Election of Officers and Directors for 2010 are mailed. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/16.


    Dec. 16 (Wed.) "Year End Keiro Kai"

    Last Keiro Kai of 2009 will serve "Toshikoshi Soba and Osechi"(Japanese New Year delicacy) Please make your reservation at JAA. Naomi Ishizumi and friend will sing selections from Broadway Musicals with the K. Iwaki Band. Lunch $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non Mem.(over 65 yrs.)

    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

    on concerns of medical and social welfare. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA
    Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in Nov. & Dec.

    Dec. 18 (Fri.) 6pm-11pm "51st JAA Annual Year-End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel in NYC"

    This year we are honoring Mr. Katsumi Oneda for his many years of generous support of JAA and our community. Opening music will be by the Reona Ito Chamber Orchestra and JAA Chorus, and live music by Kuni Mikami & Swing Six Jazz Band for dancing. American Airlines has donated a pair of NY-Tokyo Business Class tickets for the raffle grand prize. Other great door prizes will be given.
    Festive attire/ Black Tie optional.
    $160/person $150/JAA member Please make your reservation by 12/14. RSVP to JAA at 212-840-6942/info@jaany.org

    Dec. 19 (Sat.) 10am-12pm "JAA Apple Kids' Family Concert"

    More information will be announced later. Contact at info@applekidsnyc.org.

    Dec. 25 (Fri.) for Xmas and 31 (Thurs.) for New Year Eve JAA will be closed .

     

     


    Community News


     

    • Dec. 5 (Sat.) 1:30pm- at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 213 W. 82nd St. will be "The 8th Annual Concert of the New York Men's Choir and the Japanese Choral Society of New York". JAA has complimentary tickets. Please call JAA for your tickets.


    • Dec. 6 (Sun.) 3:30-5:30pm at Millennium, 66 E. 4th St. , tel:212-673-0900..Admission: $10. Film of the late psychologist Tsuruko Haraguchi including her early 1900's Columbia University experiences. Daughter was the late Mrs. Sayuri Kuranishi.

     


    Events of JAA & Community in November 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai Chi 11/2 only Mon.

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy 11/2 only Mon.

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus 11/6 cancelled only for Bazaar preparation

    Nov. 7 (Sat.) 10am-2pm “ JAA Annual Grand Bazaar”

    This is a popular JAA event & a major fund raiser. We will have many gift items for the Holiday season including delicious Japanese food, like Dorayaki, Chirashizushi, Inarizushi, Udon, Curry over rice, etc. Raffle drawing will be held at 1pm in the JAA Hall. Grand Prize will be two AA Round Trip tickets NY/Tokyo. Other prizes include a new handbag, DVD players, Japanese pottery and more. Please come and enjoy showing support for your JAA!

    Nov. 9 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “ Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

    Nov. 12 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm “Free Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

    Attorney Helen Irie will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office.

    Nov. 13 (Fri.) 9am-12pm at JAA Hall “Free Flu Shots ”

    JAA will offer again free flu shots at the JAA Hall for up to 50 people. This year “Partners In Care” will provide the flu shots which will be subsidized by JAA. If you are over 50 years old, please call JAA for your reservation.

    Nov. 17 (Tues.) 10am-2pm:”Visit to ‘Drum Hill Senior Living Community” by JAA Committee on Aging Issues ,

    90 Ringgold Street, Peekskill, NY 10566, tel: 914-788-8860. Bus & lunch is free provided by Drum Hill. Bus leaves JAA at 10am & returns around 2pm. Reserve at JAA soon for only 16 seats available! Drum Hill is related to Isabella Geriatric Center.

    Nov. 19 (Thurs.) 12pm-“Thanksgiving Day Keirokai”

    o celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate all supplies for a delicious Thanksgiving lunch which will be free! After lunch, Mr. K. Iwaki and his group will give a nice concert. Dr. Tsunetaka Yoshida, the Consul-Medical Attaché of Consulate General of Japan in NY will give a talk on “How to Prevent Flu & Colds”

    1pm-3pm “Free Consultation regarding Medical and Social Welfare” .

    Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA.

    Nov. 25 (Wed.) 10:30am- 2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class 107”

    Menu will be to prepare a full course dinner for Thanksgiving Day. $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Nov. 26 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

    Dec. 9 (Wed.) 7pm- “ Directors’ Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting”

    Information will be mailed in mid-November. Members should vote for officers and directors for 2010. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/9.

    Save this date: Dec. 18 (Fri.) JAA Annual Year

    End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Times Square. This year Mr. Katsumi Oneda who is Vice President will be honored.

     

     


    Community News


     

    • Nov.1(Sun.)4pm-at French Church du St.Esprit “Ensemble Leonarda Saints & Simmers Concert for All Saints’ Day, Info:917-214-8714, Ms. Nancy Akiko Kito


    • Nov. 4 (Wed.) 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W 67 St.) Harmonia Opera Co., presents “Mumyo and Aizen” by Junichiro Tanizaki and “Japanese Folksongs and Dance Medley Children’s Game Songs” information at (212) 870-1500. s.iinuma@worldnet.att.net Complimentary tickets available at JAA.


     


    Events of JAA & Community in October 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm - Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-3:15pm - JAA Chorus

    Oct. 5 and Oct. 19(Mon.) "Handicraft Class"

    Please join our Handicraft Club and enjoy making it together. Bring your own lunch.

    Oct. 5(Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

    Oct. 8(Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns(except Immigration)"

    Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA for a 30 min consultation per person.

    Oct. 8(Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "First Keirokai in Oct."

    Menu is: Chicken & Eggs -over- rice and Harusame with Vinegar flavored and ice cream. After lunch, Dr. Kinichi Shibutani will talk about First Aid, CPR. Entertainment detail will be announced later.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm

    Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery/ and consultation.

    Oct. 15(Thurs.) 10:30am- 2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class 106"

    Menu will be "Braised Short Rib Flamad Style, Deach Mousse Tarte". $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Oct 17(Sat.) 10am-4pm "Fall Workshop of Japanese Language Education 2009"

    Professor Wako Tawa, Amherst College will speak on "the Farthest Way About is the Nearest Way Home" and Mr. Kazuo Tsuda, UNIS will speak on "Making Content Based Japanese Language Textbook: from Beginner to Intermediate" Call JAA for more information.

    Oct. 22(Thurs.) 11am-2:30pm "Second Keirokai in Oct."

    Lunch menu: Mushroom Rice, Been Curd and Wine Jelly. Mrs. Hiroko Yamaguchi, story teller will perform Japanese Folk songs with you.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm

    Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation.

    Please call JAA if you will be a "Birthday Person" in Sept. & Oct.

    NO "Free Flu Shots" at JAA Hall..

    Nov. 7 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "AA Annual Bazaar"

    Donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and clean books (used or new), will be appreciated. There will be raffle prizes, handicrafts and food. Raffle Grand prize will be a round-trip air ticket of NY/Tokyo on American Airlines. Tickets are one/$5, 5/$20. Please see attached flyer.

     

     


    Community News


     

    • Oct. 2 (Fri.) at 1:30pm- at the Japanese American United Church “Memorial Service for Monica Miya” who passed away Sept. 2, at Maine. Monica was one of volunteers at JAA Bazaar.


    • Oct. 3, (Sat.) at1pm-3pm at JAA Hall, sponsored by JACL “Open Discussion with KIBEI NISEI” Call Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi at 212-873-4170 for more information and reservation.


    • Oct. 18 (Sun) from 8:45am- “One Day Tour of New York City” Cue International invites JAA 8 Seniors. Please call JAA for your reservation.


    • Oct. 24 (Sat.) from 4pm –at Broadway Presbyterian Church “the Reona Ito Chamber Orchestra and Chorus” JAA Chorus will join, Please see attached flyer.


     


    Events of JAA & Community in September 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am - Tai Chi (Begins from 9/22)

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm- Calligraphy (Begins from 9/14)

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm- JAA Chorus

    Sept. 7(Mon.) Labor Day, - JAA will be closed

    3rd Senior Week @JAA from Sept. 12 to Sept. 27

    Please see attached schedule list. No charge to participate. Please call JAA office as soon as possible to make your reservations! Details regarding Scheduled Topics:

    Sept. 12 (Sat.) 2pm-5pm:Dental Counseling &Short Seminar

    by Dr. Jean Furuyama and Dr. Clara Lee. This event will take place at Dr. Furuyama’s office at 10 Waterside Plaza, East River. Please make reservations at JAA (212) 840-6942 by 9/10.

    Sept. 15 (Tue.) 11am-12pm: Film “A Time to Gather Together "Honoring and Caring for the Elderly Women in our Community

    Sponsored by Hamilton Madison House, NY CAAMH, MHA of NY.

    Sept. 15 (Tue.) 12pm-2pm: Keiro-Kai: Senior Luncheon on “Senior’s Day”

    Menu: Red Bean Rice, Meat & Vegetable Dish & Dessert. Ambassador Nishimiya will bring Greetings, Dr. Keiko Kimura will talk on ”Supplements for Elderly”. Music will be provided by Ms. Eriko Fukui on Flute, Gagaku and K. Iwaki Band.

    Sept. 15 (Tue.) 3pm-4pm:Lecture: Alzheimer’s Disease: Community Care Option and Where To Turn for Help”

    by Dr. Sarah Rapaport (LCSW,MA)

    CHANGE! Sept. 16 (Wed.) 2pm-4pm:”Visit to Isabella Geriatric Center”,

    525 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY 10040. Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Please come to Isabella by 2pm, otherwise, come to JAA by 1pm to take subway together.

    Sept. 17 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm: “Free Consultation on Wills and Inheritance Issues"

    by Helen Irie, Esq. and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.

    Sept.18 (Fri.) 11am-12pm:" Belly Dancing".

    Sept.19 (Sat.) 11am-12pm: “Try Hawaiian Hula:

    Lesson by Ms. Naoko Matsumoto.

    Sept.19 (Sat.) 1pm-3pm: "On Paper Wings"(Documentary).

    Sept 21 (Mon.) “Handicrafts Class

    Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts Class. Bring your own lunch.

    Sept.21 (Mon.) 1pm-2pm “Medicare Basics: Part A,B,C and D / How to get the most from your coverage in 2010"

    by Mr. Frank Winter of Center of Medicare & Medical Services.

    Sept.23 (Wed.) 5pm-7pm: “Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney and Living Will"

    by Attorney Helen Irie.

    Sept.24 (Thurs.) 2pm-4pm:"JASSI: Preparing for the End of Life Series"

    Mr. Oscar Straus will discuss about Wills, Funerals and Graves.

    Sept.27 (Sun.) 3:30pm-5pm:"Administration of Estates"

    Former JAA President, Attorney Susan Onuma will discuss related issues.

    Sept. 22, (Tues.) The 16th JAA Charity Golf Tournament @Canyon Club

    Please see enclosed flyer and make your reservations at JAA Office. It is one of the most important fund raisers for JAA .Please support it by playing golf and/or donating prizes for the tournament.

    Sept. 30 (Wed.) 7pm- “JAA Directors Meeting"

     

     


    Community News


     

    • Sept. 2, (Wed.) from 5:30pm- “Inoue Chamber Ensemble presents Lecture and Recital at JAA Hall" Professor Iwao Yamamoto of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto will give a lecture “Recalling his Memories of Mr. Carl Ichiro Akiya". Call: Inouye 212-864-6459


    • Sept. 6 (Sun) from 6pm – at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St. “OSUWA Daiko in Concert" 50 complimentary tickets available at JAA. Call JAA for more information.


    • Sept. 12, (Sat.) at 3pm- Mr. Stanley Kanzaki will autograph his new book, "The Issei Prisoners of the San Pedro Internment Center" at the home of Julie Azuma and Tamio Spiegel in Manhattan, NYC. The book will sell for $15. Please call Aileen Yamaguchi (212) 873-4170 for more information.


    • Sept. 25 (Fri.) “Folk Festival of Japan at Carnegie Hall" a major cultural event of Japanese traditional music and dance. Complimentary tickets are available at JAA.


    • Mr. Ryu Mizuno who is an Assistant Marketing Director of UNICEF will run the NYC Marathon this Autumn to raise funds for the UNICEF program for underprivileged children. Please visit his web http://inside.unicefusa.org/goto/ryumizuno for more details about his project.

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in July 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    July 9 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

    Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    July 9 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm “Tanabata Keiro Kai in July”

    Menu is; Pork Sauté, Salad of Cucumber, Seaweed & Fish ball, vinegar taste and Ice Cream.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare: 11am-2pm

    by Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation and lunch & lunch delivery.

    July 13 and July 27 (Mon.) “Handicrafts Class

    Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

    July 15 (Wed.) “Cooking Class by Reiko Yoshikawa - Simple Home Party Cooking”

    Ms. Yoshikawa has her cooking class in Tokyo. She will teach menus for “Simple Home Dining”: Pork with green tea and Herb Panko, Salmon Carpaccion marinated with konbu ,Crispy Chicken with spicy ponzu sauce, Cold noodles with Black sesame soup and garlic miso dip.
    $25/JAA member, $35/non-member. Please make your reservations by 7/13 at JAA.

    July 16 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law”

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    July 16 (Thurs.) 11am-- “Tour of Fort Tryon Nursing Home”

    JAA Aging Committee has visited many Senior Facilities. This time, NY Japanese Lions Club, member of JAA Aging Committee will conduct a tour at Fort Tryon Nursing Home where Mr. Roy Kajihara is one of the residents there.
    Fort Tryon Nursing Home: 801 West 190th St, & near Washington Ave & Overlook Terrace, New York, NY 10040, Tel: 212-543-6400, Subway A line at 191 St. walk 5 min. Meet in the lobby at 2:30pm.
    Please make your reservation at JAA Office.

    July 22 (Wed.) 7pm at JAA Hall “JAA Directors’ Meeting”

    July 23 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm“Second Keirokai in July”

    Lunch menu: Unagi Kabayaki. Entertainment will be a Belly Dance by Kimi Gaskin.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm

    by Dr. Robert K. Emy, and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA senior members, $5/non- members (over 65 years old). Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch, and lunch delivery.

    Please call JAA if you will be a “Birthday Person” in July.

    July 27 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “ Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

    July 30 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #105”

    Menu is “Healthy Summer Salad, Indian Curry & Chicken Tikka and Fresh Fruit Tart.” $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA before 7/28.

     

     


    Community News


     

    • Sept. 2, (Wed.) from 5:30pm- “Inoue Chamber Ensemble presents Lecture and Recital at JAA Hall" Professor Iwao Yamamoto of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto will give a lecture “Recalling his Memories of Mr. Carl Ichiro Akiya". Call: Inouye 212-864-6459


    • Sept. 6 (Sun) from 6pm – at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St. “OSUWA Daiko in Concert" 50 complimentary tickets available at JAA. Call JAA for more information.


    • Sept. 12, (Sat.) at 3pm- Mr. Stanley Kanzaki will autograph his new book, "The Issei Prisoners of the San Pedro Internment Center" at the home of Julie Azuma and Tamio Spiegel in Manhattan, NYC. The book will sell for $15. Please call Aileen Yamaguchi (212) 873-4170 for more information.


    • Sept. 25 (Fri.) “Folk Festival of Japan at Carnegie Hall" a major cultural event of Japanese traditional music and dance. Complimentary tickets are available at JAA.


  • Mr. Ryu Mizuno who is an Assistant Marketing Director of UNICEF will run the NYC Marathon this Autumn to raise funds for the UNICEF program for underprivileged children. Please visit his web http://inside.unicefusa.org/goto/ryumizuno for more details about his project.

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    Events of JAA & Community in June 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    June 1 and 15(Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    June 5(Fri.) 7pm- "5th Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall"

    Last year's Music Award winners, Chihiro Fukuda(Viola) and Miho Saegusa(Violin), and Hiromi Fukuda(Piano) will perform Chamber Music. Free admission but donations will be appreciated. Please call JAA for more information and to make reservations.

    June 9(Tues.) 6:30pm- at the Nippon Club "Ms. Mitsu Kimata's Lecture on "Empowering Women" sponsored by JAA Business Women's Committee

    Ms. Kimata is honorary chairperson of JAA Business Women's Committee. She was ambassador to UN. She found and CEO of NPO Empowering Women Empowering Society" Admission fee is $25/JAA members, $30/non-members. Please make your reservation at info@bwcjaa.org or JAA Office.

    June 11(Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

    June 11(Thurs.) Keiro kai in June

    Menu is Pan Fried Noodle(Katai Yakisoba), we changed menu of Keiro Kai on May 28 which will be Takenoko Gohann.
    More detail of entertainment will be announced later.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    June 17(Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #104"

    Menu is "Medallion Filet w/Morel Sauce and Chocolate Mouse"
    $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA before 6/15.

    June 18(Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    June 20(Sat.) 5-7pm at JAA Hall-Lecture on "Public Support System for seniors in New York State" by Ms. Kayo Kudo, JASSI

    sponsored by Sonenkai. Please make your reservation at JAA. Admission fee $5

    June 25(Thurs.) 12pm- "Rakugo Keiro Kai in June"

    Menu is Rice Curry. Detail of entertainment will be announced later. We appreciate NY Rakugo Kai's Support of this Keiro Kai.

    Please call JAA if you will be a 'young" Birthday Person in June!

    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

    on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    June 29(Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in May 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    Dear JAA members,

    Swine Flu has been confirmed at New York City. Please watch TV, listen to the radio or check the Internet for official news!

    May 4 (Mon.) 6:30pm-at JAA Hall “Japanese Business Women’s meeting: Photographer Nana Watanabe’s views on Change Makers of Business”

    Please make your reservation at JAA.

    From May 7 (Thurs.) to May 16 (Sat.) 14th JAA Art Exhibition of Artists of Japanese and Japanese American in New York”

    May 7 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception

    Please join our annual Art exhibition. There will be artists and many guests. Our Social Service Committee volunteers will serve delicious refreshment.

    May 10 (Mon.) Deadline of the 39th JAA Scholarship Application

    May 11 (Mon.) 2;30pm-3:30pm Tea Time Talk "Retirement Life at West Coast by Mr. Tadao Fujimatsu”.

    Teas and dessert will be served. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    May 11 (Mon.) “Handi Craft Class

    Please join and enjoy our HandiCraft club. Bring your own lunch.

    May 14 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm “Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns”

    Attorneys Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    May 20 (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm “Chef Kato’s French Cooking Class #103”

    Main menu is “Crushed Salmon w/Pesto Sauce” - $30/JAA Members. $40/Non members. Please make your reservation at JAA before 5/18.

    May 25 (Mon) Memorial Day: JAA will be closed.

    May 25 (Mon) “Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries”

    Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your reservation for bus. Bus fare $15/person, bus stops will be 9:30am at NY Buddhist Church, 10am at JAA.

    May 28 (Thurs.) 11am-2:30pm “May Keiro Kai”

    Lunch menu: Kata Yakisoba. Entertainment will be announced later.

    Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in April!

    Lunch is $3/JAA members, $5/non members

    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

    on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    May 29 (Fri.) 6pm-9:30pm “ Scholarship Awards Dinner of The 39th JAA Scholarship and 2nd Honjo Scholarship”

    at Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., Our Keynote Speaker is The Honorable Eric Shinseki, the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
    Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $150/person (not tax deductible) Please make your reservation using the reservation card which will be sent soon by JAA.

    June 1 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm “Free Hair Cut for Seniors”

    on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    June 3 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors’ meeting

     

     


    Community News


     

    • May 3 (Sun.) 12pm-6pm “Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival” at Dag Hamerskjold Plaza, in front of Japan Society (47th St and First Ave). JAA will have two tables. Please stop by!


    • May 16 (sat.) 5-7pm at JAA Hall-Lecture on “Oriental Medicine” by Ms. Tomoko Kakutani sponsored by Sonenkai. Please make your reservation at JAA.


    • May 29 (Fri.) at 8pm: Benefit Fundraising Concert for Young Talents by Harmonic Opera Co. at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church, 120 W. 69th St. Complimentary tickets by Ms. Emiko Iinuma are available at JAA.


    • May 31 (Sun) 10am-5pm “Japan Day @ Central Park at East Meadow” JAA will have Calligraphy corner. Hope to see you there!


     


    Events of JAA & Community in April 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    April 3(Fri) 7pm- "4th Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall – Clarinet Trio"

    Clarinet-Akari Yamamoto with Piano and Viola will perform Chamber Music. Free admission but donations will be appreciated. Please call JAA for more information and to make reservations.

    April 4(Sat)1pm-3pm Special Preview: "On Paper Wings" "Co Sponsored by JACL & JAA"

    Documentary film about WWII paper balloons with bombs made with paper by HS students which killed 6 persons in Oregon. Sixty years later, these women come to apologize carrying a Thousand Cranes. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    April 6(Mon) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    April 6(Mon) 6:30pm- Meeting of 2009 24th JAA Baseball's Foreign Minister's Cup.

    All teams are encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss fields and the drawing/ matching of teams for these games. Please call JAA office for more information.

    April 9(Thurs) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

    April 11(Sat) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall "JAA Spring Flea Market"

    Our very popular Flea Market opens with delicious food and many affordable items. Sale ends at 2pm so come early to have fun hunting for treasures. Donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects are appreciated.

    April 15(Wed) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #100"

    Menu is "Escabeche, Beef Ragout, Tartar Tatin" $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA before 4/13.

    April 16(Thurs) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    April 18(Sat) 12pm- Memorial Service for the late Mrs. Sanko Kajihara at JAA Hall

    Mrs. Kajihara passed away on March 5 at Fort Tryon Nursing Home, We will miss her greatly. She was a JAA Life Trustee, Vice President of JAA , Chairperson of the Women's Club which organized the Bazaar, Keirokai, and Miss Nikkei Contest. Please attend our special Memorial Services for "Sanko san".

    Sakura Health Fair from April 16 to April 28 Please check the schedule. Call JAA for your reservation

    April 23(Thurs) 12pm- "Keirokai in April"

    Menu will be announced. Entertainment will be a concert by K. Iwaki and Friends. Lunch fee is free.
    Please call JAA if you will be a “young” Birthday Person in April!
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA. 3:30pm-5pm:Origami Demonstration by Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi.

    April 25(Sat) 11am-2pm The 5th JAA Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

    At this event, both the new Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya and the past Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai will be present: To express appreciation to past Ambassador Sakurai for his dedication & services to the community, a "Sakurai" Sakura Tree will be planted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Bus departure at JAA at 10am, please see the flyer. No charge for bus and lunch.

    April 27(Mon) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA

    May 7(Thurs) 5om- Opening Reception of 14th JAA Art Exhibition at JAA Hall.

     

     


    From JAA Office


    The 39th JAA Scholarship Application Form is available at JAA office and www.jaany.org

    1. This is open to Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent in NY, NJ & CT who will enter College/University this Fall. Scholarship Dinner (Awards Presentation) will be held on May 29 at Harvard Club.
    2. If you have not paid your JAA membership dues yet, please pay by April 15. Thank you,.

     


    Community News


     

    • March 29(Sun) 3pm-5pm "How To Prevent & Decrease Memory Problems By Organizing your Living Area" make your reservation at heian.NYC@gmail.com or 210-280-9417


    • April 5(Sun) 4pm- "Inoue Chamber Ensemble : Gathering for Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Music" JAA members are invited by Ms. Inoue. Please make your reservation at 212-864-6459 or icekazuko@hotmail.com


    • Sogetsu Flower Arrangement by Master Taue Tamura at JAA Hall on April 6, 13 & 27 at JAA Hall. Call Ms. Tamura for more information 917-748-3177


    • April 17 (Fri) at 6pm- "The Chamber Music Concert" will be at the New York City Bar Association , 42 W. 44th St.. Five tickets are available at JAA which were donated by Ms. Takemi Ueno, Esq. Please contact JAA for tickets.


    • April 19 (Sun) from 2pm- the Nippon Club Women's Chorus Concert at Japan Society. Admission Free. Contact 212-581-2223 for tickets.


     


    Events of JAA & Community in March 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Tuesday : 1pm-2pm YOGA-New Class begins on 3/2

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    March 9 & 23 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    March 4 (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #100"

    Menu is "Quiche Lorraine, Codfish Basquaise and Marron Tart" $30/JAA Mem. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA before 3/2.

    March 5 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2008 Tax Returns" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA.

    Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person.

    March 12 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

    March 12 (Thurs.) 12pm- "First Keiro Kai in March"

    Menu is Beef Sukiyaki over Rice, Celery Pickles and Ice Cream. Photographer Yoshikazu Aono will speak about his photos which are being shown at JAA Hall. Lunch: $3, Non-JAA Senior-Member $5. Make reservations early to assist with the necessary number of lunches to be prepared. 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues. Make reservation for consultations..

    March 12 (Thurs.)- March 18 (Wed.) 9am-5pm "Photo Exhibition of Yoshikazu Aono- TheTurbulent America in 60's and 70s & Japanese who lived during these years". Mr. Aono was named as one of

    "The New Rookie Photographer" by Asahi Camera Magazine in 1963. In 1964, he settled in New York after he worked for Life Magazine during the Tokyo Olympics. He also worked for many magazines like Mainichi Newspaper, Brazilian magazine "Machete".and others. His camera captured the Civil Rights & Anti-Viet Nam Movements and Hippie Counter-Culture of Woodstock in addition to other events.

    March 13, (Fri.) 5pm-8pm Opening Reception

    Please join our special event honoring Mr. Aono and also those Japanese persons who were photographed by Mr. Aono.

    March 14 (Sat.) 10am-3:30pm "Spring Workshop of Japanese Language Education" sponsored by JAA Japanese Language Committee

    Guest speaker: Prof. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi' of Waseda University will speak on the "Key to Content-Based Practice". Call JAA Office for more information.

    March 18 (Wed.) 7pm- JAA Directors' meeting

    March 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    March 19 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2008 Tax Returns" by Ms. Kumiko Hasegwa, CPA.

    Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person.

    March 23 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March 24 (Tues.) 7:30pm- at Symphony Space "Family Concert in Manhattan"

    March 26 (Thurs). 12pm- "Second Keiro Kai in March"

    Menu includes Chicken, Eggs and Green Peas over Rice and Mitarashi Dango. Lunch $3, Non-Member $5. Information about entertainment to be announced later. 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of Medical and Social Welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

     

     

     


    Community News


     

    • HEIAN will sponsor two events: March 1,(Sun) 3-5pm "KARITATORI", and March 29 (Sun) "How To Prevent & Decrease Memory Problems By Organizing your Living Area"


    • March 2 (Mon.) 12pm-3pm “Special Facial Massage” $30/person Please make your reservation at JAA


    • Sogetsu Flower Arrangement by Master Tazue Tamura at JAA Hall on March 2, 9, 23 at JAA Hall Call Ms. Tamura for more information 917-748-3177


    • New Class @JAA: Ms. Ai Kiyono starts YOGA Class on March 2, 1-2pm every Tuesday, $12/person Tel: 917-916-7436 for reservation


    • March 6, (Fri.) 6pm- at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, "The Chamber Music Concert". Five tickets are available at JAA which were donated by Ms. Takemi Ueno, Esq. Please contact JAA for tickets.


    • March 21 (Sat.) 4-6pm at JAA Hall "SONENKA"s (pre-aging group) meeting "How To Maintain Your Health"


    • March 25 (Wed.) 8pm at Carnegie Hall "Tsukudagwa Style OEDO TAMASUDARE" Complimentary tickets are available at JAA. Please call JAA office.


    • March 29 (Sun) 3-4pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th St., "Salon #33 Sansen and Shamisen by Sachiyo Ito Company". Since JAA is invited, state being from JAA at the Reception Desk.

     


    Events of JAA & Community in February 2009


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai Chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    Feb. 5 (Thurs.) 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm
    "Seminar on New Taxes for Green Card Holders who will return to Japan" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA

    Feb. 6 (Fri.) 7:30pm- "3rd Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall"

    Violin-Ko Taniguchi, Piano-Akimi Fukuhara, Cello-Nancheng Chen will perform Chamber Music. Free admission but donations will be appreciated. Please call JAA for more information and to make reservation.

    Feb. 9 & 23 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicrafts Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicrafts with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    Feb. 9 (Mon.) 6:30pm- "Meeting for 2009 JAA Baseball Tournaments"

    Agenda includes discussion about baseball fields for this year because available fields are limited this year.

    Feb. 12, Thurs. 12pm- "Keiro Kai in Feb"

    Menu-Soup with pork and vegetables, and ice cream.
    Lunch: $3, Non-JAA Senior-member $5.
    Entertainment: Rakugo & Ukulele music by "The New Yorker Cento". Make reservations early to assist with the necessary number of lunches to be prepared. 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical & social welfare issues. Make reservation for these.

    Feb. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Attorney Kasano will advise on your legal concerns except on Immigration Laws. Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person

    Feb. 14 (Sat.) 1pm-5pm "Special Preview THE MILK WOMAN" "Co Sponsored by JACL & JAA"

    Japan Cinema Selection presented by East River Films, Inc. Contacts: Aileeny8@aol.com. (212-)873-4170 or lckimura@att.net.(973)680-1441.

    Feb. 16 (Mon.) JAA will be closed for Presidents' Day.

    Feb. 18 (Wed.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Feb. 19 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on 2008 Tax Returns" by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA.

    Please make your reservation at JAA.- 30 min. per person.

    Feb. 23 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Feb. 26, (Thurs). 12pm- "Hinamatsuri-Girls Day Keiro Kai"

    Menu; Unagi Chirashi and Manju. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. Information about entertainment to be announced later.

    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

    on concerns of medical and social welfare. Please make your reservation at JAA.

     

     


    From JAA Office


     

    Feb. 27 Deadline for JAA-HONJO SCHOLARSHIP
    Call JAA Office for more information.

     


    Community News


     

    New Class of Sogetsu Flower arrangement by Master Tazue Tamura at JAA Hall on 2/2, 2/9 & 2/23, 10am-1pm

    Feb. 6 (Fri.) at 6pm- The January Recital sponsored by the Chamber Music Committee will be at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St., 5 tickets available donated by Takemi Ueno, Esq. please contact JAA office for tickets.

    Feb 23 (Mon) 12pm-3pm at JAA Library "Special Facial Massage" $30/person

     


    Events of JAA & Community in January 2009


     
    Dear JAA members,
    Thank you very much for your continued support of JAA.
    We wish you a happy New Year!

    JAA office

    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    JAA will be closed for Christmas on Dec. 25 & 26 and New Year on Jan. 1 & 2.

    Jan. 8 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    Attorney Helen Irie and Attorney Reiko Takikawa will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. Call JAA for your reservation.

    Jan. 12 & 26 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    Jan. 15 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Jan. 19 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Jan. 22, (Thurs.) "New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club "

    All JAA seniors are invited the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. Please make your reservation of seats as soon as possible.

    Jan. 26 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Jan. 29 (Thurs.) 6pm-9pm "JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together party"

    This is your opportunity to meet the officers and directors 2009. Following the meeting, New Year Get Together party will be held at the same place at the Nippon Club. Please check attach notice of JAA Annual General Meeting & Konshikai.

    Feb. 5 (Thurs.) 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm "Seminar of New Tax on Green Card Holders who will return to Japan" by Mr.Joe Oshima, CPA

    Feb. 6 (Fri.) 7:30pm- "3rd Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall"

    Violin Ko Taniguchi, Piano Akimi Fukuhara, Cello Nancheng Chen will perform Chamber Music. Free admission but donations will be appreciated. Please call JAA for more information and reservation.

    Feb. 12 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation (except immigration law) by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Feb. 12 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm " Free consultation on Tax Return 2008 by Mr.Joe Oshima, CPA.

     

     


    From JAA Office


     

    JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement
    Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2009 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the New York area in academic year 2009 - 20010. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2009.

    Enclosed please find JAA membership renewal form herewith. We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions and help, please contact JAA office at 212-840-6942 Thank you

     


    Community News


     

    Jan. 23 (Fri.) at 6pm- The January Recital sponsored by the Chamber Music Committee at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St., 5 tickets available donated by Takemi Ueno, Esq. please contact JAA office for tickets.

    Events of JAA & Community in December 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus


    The Grand Bazaar raised a total of $12,378.41. Many thanks to all our hard working volunteers and generous donors.

    Dec. 3 (Wed.) 7pm- "Directors and General Election Meeting"

    All information for the General Election of officers and Directors for 2009 were enclosed herewith. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 12/3.

    Dec. 4 (Thurs.) 6pm-11pm "51st JAA Annual Year-End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel in NYC"

    This year we are honoring Mr. Toshio Kiso for his many years of support and leadership of JAA and our community. Opening music will be by the Reona Ito Chamber Ensemble and JAA Chorus, and live music by Kuni Mikami & Swing Six Jazz Band for dance. American Airlines has donated a pair of NY-Tokyo Business Class tickets for the raffle grand prize. Other great door prizes will be given. Festive attire/ Black Tie optional. $150/person $135/senior (over 65 years old) Please make your reservation by 11/28. RSVP to JAA at 212-840-6942 info@jaany.org

    Dec. 5 (Fri.) 7:30pm- "2nd Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall"

    Recipients of JAA Music Scholarships will return to JAA and to the community this night. Free admission but donations will be appreciated. Please call JAA for more information and reservation.

    Dec. 8 (Mon.) 1pm-3:30pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. 30 min. per person. Please call JAA to make a reservation.

    Dec. 8 (Mon.) 6:30pm-9pm at JAA Hall "Xmas Party of JAA-Japanese Business Women Committee"

    Please contact info@bwcjaa.org for more information and reservation.

    Dec. 10 (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #99"

    Menu is "French Onion Gratin Filet Steak with Foie Gras and Chocolate Mousse" $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA by 12/8.

    Dec. 11 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)"

    Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA for a 30 min consultation per person.

    Dec. 18 (Thurs.) "Year End Keiro Kai"

    Last Keiro Kai of 2008 will serve "Toshikoshi Soba and Osechi" (Japanese New Year delicacy) Please make your reservation at JAA. Actress Yoshiko Sakuma will talk about her Calligraphy Exhibition at the Nippon Club. Further entertainment details will be given later. Lunch $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non Mem.(over 65 yrs.)

    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation

    on concerns of medical and social welfare. Please make your reservation of lunch, lunch delivery /or consultation at JAA

    Dec. 20 (Sat.) at 2pm at Weill Recital Hall- Carnegie Hall "Award Presentation and Concerts by Winners of JAA Music Scholarship Awards"

    Only one winner, Trio of Chihiro Fukuda, Miho Saegusa and Clair Bryant of chamber ensembles will play. JAA members, seniors and students are free but for others will be a $20 admission fee. Please contact JAA for tickets.

    Dec. 25 (Thurs.) and 26 (Fri.) JAA will be closed for Xmas.

     


    Community Information


     

    • Dec. 12, (Fri.) at 6pm- The December Recital sponsored by the Chamber Music Committee at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St. (just down the street from JAA), we will be given and 5 tickets available donated by Takemi Ueno, Esq. Please contact JAA office for tickets.


    • Dec. 16 (Tues.) - 20 (Sat.) at the Nippon Club, 145 W. 57th St., "The Calligraphy Exhibition of Actress Yoshiko Sakuma and Rev. Ryokan Ara" For Inquiry below, please contact jaachambermusic@gmail.com


    • Dec. 18 (Thurs.) 7:30pm- "The Reona Ito Chamber Ensemble ALL-BACH Salon Concert" at Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Ave., (54th St, 3rd Fl.) $15 for JAA mem.students, senior, $20 for non-JAA mem.


    • Dec. 19, (Fri.) at 7:30pm at the Church for All Nations, 417 W. 57th St. "The Reona Ito Chamber Ensemble & the JAA Chorus"

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in November 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    Oct. 24 (Fri.) 1pm-3pm at JAA Library "World Origami Day- Lets Do Origami at JAA"

    Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi will give instructions on how to make a variety of Origami. Please come and enjoy making Origami together! Make your reservation at JAA.

    Oct. 31 (Fri.) 6pm-10pm "Halloween Party for Young Persons" at JAA Hall, 15 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

    This is a first time event for the younger generation. We would like to network with our younger future JAA members. Please invite your 20-40 years old family members. Because young people often like to attend something new with a friend please encourage those you invite to bring a friend! We hope people will come in a costume - but we don't expect everyone to wear a costume - think again - there will be a prize for the most original costume and the funniest costume. Costumed or not - join us and meet new friends! A band - HappyFunSmile will play one set. (most likely from 9pm) DJ- SelectorArts will provide music all night No admission fee. Wine & refreshments will be served.

    Nov. 8 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "JAA Annual Grand Bazaar"

    This is a very popular JAA event and a major fund raiser for JAA. We will have many gift items for the Holiday season! As always, there will be delicious Japanese food, like Dorayaki, Chirashizushi, Inarizushi, Udon, Curry over rice, etc. The raffle drawing will be held at 1pm in the JAA Hall. The Grand Prize will be an AA round trip tickets NY/Tokyo and also, other prizes including a new handbag, DVD players, Japanese plates and more. Please come and enjoy showing support for your JAA!

    Nov. 12 (Wed.) 12pm-2pm "Thank you Party for JAA Volunteers" by our President Gary Moriwaki"

    Mr. Moriwaki cordially invites all volunteers who work for Keirokai, consultation, charity golf, baseball, bazaar and other JAA activities. Without volunteers' support, JAA is unable to sponsor these many activities. We would like to show our appreciation to our volunteers.

    Nov. 13 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm "Free Consultation on Wills and other concerns"

    Attorney Helen Irie will be available. 30min/person. Please make your reservation at JAA office.

    Nov. 20 (Thurs.) 12pm- "Thanksgiving Day Keirokai"

    To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, French Chef Takayoshi Kato will donate all supplies to prepare a delicious Thanksgiving lunch. Lunch will be free! After lunch, Mr. K. Iwaki and his group will give a nice concert. Dr. Tsunetaka Yoshida of Consul, Medical Attache of Consulate General of Japan in NY will give a talk on "How to Prevent Flu & Cold"1pm-3pm "Free Consultation regarding Medical and Social Welfare".Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and consultation at JAA.

    Nov. 24 (Mon.) 1pm-3:30pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. 30 min. per person. Please call JAA to make a reservation.

    Nov. 27 (Thurs.) Thanksgiving Day- JAA office will be closed.

    Dec. 3 (Wed.) 7pm- "Directors' Meeting and JAA General Election Meeting"

    Information will be mailed in mid-November. Members should vote for officers and directors for 2009. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/30.

    Save this date: Dec. 4 (Thurs.) JAA Annual Year End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Times Square. This year Mr. Toshio Kiso who was President of JAA from 2002 to 2004 will be honored.

     

     


    Community Information


     

    • Nov. 6 (Thurs.) 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W 67 St.) Harmonia Opera Co., presents "EN SAGA the Tale of Inuit" and "Amanjack & Princess Uriko". Tickets ($20-50) are available at (212) 870-1500. s.iinuma@worldnet.att.net


    • Nov. 15 (Sat.) 1pm-5pm at JAA Hall , NY-JACL presents "The Footprints of Japanese-American Solders"-NHK documentary and others will be shown. Contact: Aileen Yamaguchi-(212) 873-4170


    • Nov. 22 (Sat.) at 8pm and Nov. 23 (Sun.) at 3pm. Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company will perform "The Tale of Genji". at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 59th St. at 9th Ave., NYC. Long-train-costumes designed after the elaborate robes worn in the Heian court of 1000 years ago will be worn. To Reserve tickets calll 212-757-2531. www.ichinohedance.org Free tickets for 11/23 are available by calling JAA (212) 840-6942.


    • Nov. 23 (Sun.) Sachiyo Ito & Company "Poetry in Motion" at Tenri Institute (43A W.13 St.NYC). Shows will be at 3pm & 8pm. Tickets for Seniors are available, please call (212) 627-0265.

     


    Events of JAA & Community in October 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am-11:45am Tai chi

    Tuesday : 1pm-4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    October 3 (Fri.) 7pm- "Evening of Chamber Music at JAA Hall"

    JAA has been awarding JAA Music Scholarships since 1985 to young talented musicians. They all have been active in the music world and will return to JAA and to the community this night. Free admission but donations will be appreciated. Please call JAA for more information and reservation.

    Oct. 8 (Wed.) 7pm-at JAA Hall: JAA Directors' Meeting

    Oct. 9 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)"

    Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA for a 30 min consultation per person.

    Oct. 9 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "First Keirokai in Oct."

    Menu is: Chicken & Eggs -over- rice and Harusame with Vinegar flavored and ice cream. Entertainment detail will be announced later. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery/ and consultation.

    Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 (Mon.) "Handicraft Class"

    Please join our Handicraft Club and enjoy making it together. Bring your own lunch.

    Oct. 15 (Wed.) 10:30am- 2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class"

    Menu will be "Shrimp, Avocado, Cucumber Salad, Roast Turkey with bacon and Chocolate Souffle". $30/JAA member, $40/ non-member. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Oct. 23 (Thurs.) 11am-2:30pm "Second Keirokai in Oct."

    Lunch menu: Mushroom Rice, Celery and Carrot Salad and Mitarashi Dango. After lunch, Rev. Kei Okada who is a Spiritual Care Counselor of Visiting Nurse Service of New York will speak on Hospice. Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation.

    Oct. 24 (Fri.) 1pm-3pm " Try the Origami at JAA"

    This event is one of World Origami Day's events. Ms. Toshiko Kobayashi will teach you how to enjoy the Origami. Please join us. Make your reservation at JAA.

    Oct. 25 (Sat.) and 26 (Sun.) Selection of the 11th JAA Music Scholarship at JAA Hall

    Applications for the JAA Music Scholarship "Instrumental Chamber Music Ensembles from Trio to Quintet" are available at JAA Office and www.jaany.org

    Oct. 27 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA as soon as possible.

    Oct. 29 (Wed.) 10am-12pm at JAA Hall "Free Flu Shots Supported by Visiting Nurse Service of New York"

    We will offer again flu shots for up to 75 people. If you have your health record of flu shots, please bring it with you. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Nov. 8 (Sat.) 10am-2pm "JAA Annual Bazaar"

    Donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and clean books (used or new), will be appreciated. There will be raffle prizes, handicrafts and food. Raffle Grand prize will be a round-trip air ticket of NY/Tokyo on American Airlines. Tickets are one/$5, 5/$20. Please call JAA office for more information.

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in September 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Tai chi (Begins from 9/9)

    Tuesday : 1:00pm - 4:00pm Calligraphy (Begins from 9/9)

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    Sept. 1 (Mon.) Labor Day, - JAA will be closed

    Sept 8 and 22 (Mon.) Handicrafts Class

    Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

    Sept. 11 (Thurs.) "French Cooking Class by Chef Kato"

    Grilled Calamari with Corn Flan, Entree: Braised Rib-eye with Red Wine sauce, Orange Chiffon cake with cranberry sauce.
    Fee: $40/non-mem. $30/JAA mem.

    2nd Senior Week @JAA from Sept. 13 to Sept. 21

    Please see attached schedule list. No charge
    Please call JAA office as soon as possible! We will serve refreshments on both Sat and Sun
    More details regarding scheduled topics:
    >> Senior Week Schedule List

    Sept. 12 (Fri) 5pm-6pm:Hospice & Counseling

    Services-Rev. Kei Okada

    Sept. 13 (Sun) 11am-12:30pm: Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Workshop and Screening

    by Dr. Kamal Ramani, American Cancer Society & JAA
    3pm-5pm: Prof. Tazuko Shibusawa (NYU) and Dr. Tsunetaka Yoshida will talk on "Living Happily & Well Without Loosing your Mind & Hope"
    10am-5pm: Monitoring Your Health and Wellness: Check-up facility will be open.

    Sept. 14 (Sun) 10:30am-12pm: Let's Enjoy "The Game of Go" by Mr. Shinichi Nao and Consul Suzuki

    1pm-2pm: Exercises in "How to Avoid Choking" by Ms. Keiko Sakagami
    2pm-4pm: Individual Dental Consultations: By Dr, Hiroshi Kimura, Dr. Michael Iwaoka, and Ms. Keiko Sakagami. Call JAA to make your appointment with the Doctor.
    2:30pm-4pm: "How to Avoid Falling" : Mr.Fujimoto and HEIAN will teach about how to protect on eself.

    Sept. 15 (Mon.) Keiro-Kai Luncheon for Seniors.

    11am - 12pm: Origami by Ms. Kobayashi
    12pm-2:30pm: Amb. Sakurai will give greetings and blessings to Seniors because Sept 15 is Seniors Day in Japan. Menu; Japanese lunch box with a variety of food items with osekihan which will be made by JAA Social Services Volunteers. Dr Adachi and Dr. Kimura will talk on Health. The Melody Pocket Group will perform old Japanese songs with Picture Story Telling. Also, various massages will be available.
    6pm-8pm: Lecture of Obesity, Diabetes and Osteoporosis by Dr. Takako Araki.

    Sept. 16, (Tues.) 4pm-5pm: Lecture and Screening of Colon cancer

    by Dr. Makoto Iwahara, American Cancer Society and JASSI
    6pm-8pm: Workshop on Medicare 2008 by Helen Irie and Ms. Yumi Shindo: Please join the Pre-Aging group for further information.

    Sept. 17, (Wed.) 10:30am-12pm: Visit to Isabella Geriatric Center

    525 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY 10040.
    Take Subway #1 to 191 St. Please come to Isabella by 10:30am. Otherwise, come to JAA by 9:30am to take subway together. We will hear about how the Japanese residents enjoy their life there. Also, will get more information about Senior Housing/Nursing Home USA
    16:30-18:00: "Retrospection on your memory by JASSI"
    17:00-18:00: Lecture on NYC's benefits and Services for aging
    NYC Dept. of the Aging will come to explain. You will get more information of NYC's benefits and services for aging.
    18:00-20:00: First Aid Workshop by Dr. Takei

    Sept. 18, (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm: Free Consultation on Wills and Inheritance Issues

    by Helen Irie, Esq. and Reiko Takikawa, Esq.
    1pm-3pm: Individual Consultation on Immigration Laws in USA by Mr. James Nolan and in Japan by Consul Keiko Matsuo

    Sept. 19, (Fri.) 5pm-6pm: "Welcome to the World of Kyogen (Traditional Play in Japan Noh)" by HEIAN

    Please join our special movement of play!
    6pm-8pm: "How To Increase Your Self Healing Powers" Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura.

    Sept. 20, (Sat.) 11:30-12:30: Yoga Class

    Please bring mattress if you have.
    1pm-3pm: Picture Story Telling with Music for Children and 3pm-6pm: Creative Arts, enjoy the drawings and paintings. We arrange crayons and painting staffs.
    5pm-6pm: Ms. Kazue Wada Block will lead care givers discussion. Now if you have been taking caring your spouse or parents, we like to share your feeling.

    Sept. 21 (Sun) 11am-1pm: Report on Survey Results of the Senior Care Facilities and Services

    1:30pm-Film: The Cats of Mirikitani
    2:30-4pm Talk:"War Experiences" by Nancy Cantwell & Ms. Akiko Iimura.
    4pm-6pm: Dr. Kuwama: "Tips to Maintain a Healthy Life:

    Sept. 23, (Tues.) The15th JAA Charity Golf Tournament @ Canyon Club

    Please see enclosed flyer and make your reservations at JAA Office. It is one of the most important fund raisers for JAA .Please support it by playing golf and/or donating prizes for the tournament.

    Sept. 26 (Fri.) 6:30- @ Nippon Club Business Women's Committee-sponsored "Akiko Wada's Talk Show"

    Ms. Wada will give a performance at the Apollo Theater on Sept.29. Fee: $100 includes a ticket of $80 towards a ticket for the Talk Show at Nippon Club. Please make your reservations at JAA or info@bwcjaa.org

    September Directors meeting will be postponed to October 8, 7pm at JAA Hall.

     

     


    From JAA Office


     

    • JAA Music Scholarship Award:
      Selections will be on Oct. 25 & 26, Award Presentation and Concert will be held on December 20, 2pm at Carnegie Hall. We will accept application forms for JAA Music Award. Application forms are available from the JAA Office and on our web site www.jaany.org

     


    Community Information


     

    • September 12, (Fri.) at 6pm- The September Recital sponsored by the Chamber Music Committee at NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th St. (just down the street from JAA), program includes Beethoven's Piano Trio (op. 1, no. 1), the First Movement of Beethoven's Spring Sonata, Trio by Rachmaninoff, a soloist, and a wind quintet. Complimentary tickets are donated by Takemi Ueno, Esq. Please contact JAA office for tickets.

    • October 1, (Wed.) at 6:15pm at New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023,Seiwajuku New York Forum" The Meaning of Life by Kazoo Inamori, who established Kyocera Corp and found KDDI" Contact; forum@seiwajjyuku.org

     

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in August 2008


    There are no Keirokais in August.

    Aug. 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation for your Concerns (except Immigration)"

    Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    The 2nd Senior Week from Sept. 15 (Mon.) to Sept. 21 at JAA Hall.

    Sept. 23 (Tues.) Charity Golf Tournament at Canyon Club.

     

     


    Events of JAA & Community in July 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Tai chi (no class in Aug.)

    Tuesday : 1:00pm - 4:00pm Calligraphy (no class in Aug.)

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    JAA Music Awards Selection and Concert of Awardees have been postponed from June to October in 2008

    Rescheduled date will be announced later. We will accept application forms for JAA Music Award. Application forms are available from the JAA Office and on our web site www.jaany.org

    July 4 (Fri) Independence Day, JAA will be closed

    July 7 and July 21 (Mon.) Handicrafts Class

    Please join and enjoy our Handicrafts class. Bring your own lunch.

    July 10 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    July 10 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Tanabata Keiro Kai in July"

    Menu is; Pork & Harusame Saute, Celery Pickles, Clear Soup and Ice Cream. Street Performer Ichiro Oikado will perform the SHISHIMAI and Mask Dance.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm

    by Dr. Robert K. Emy and Dr. Masazumi Adachi. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for consultation and for lunch & lunch delivery.

    July 16 (Wed.) and 17 (Thurs.) "Cooking Class by Reiko Yoshikawa - Simple Home & Party Cooking"

    Ms. Yoshikawa has her cooking class in Tokyo. She will teach the following "Simple Home": Cheese and Curry Tonkatsu, Chicken and Tofu Meatballs, Kung Pao noodles/rice, Sesame Cream Green Beans on July 16, and Simple Party Cooking; Chinese Sesame Chicken Salad, Chicken and Lemongrass Satay with Basil, and Rosemary Pork Roast on July 17. $24/JAA member, $35/non-member. Please make your reservations by 7/14 at JAA.

    July 24 (Thurs.) 12pm-2pm "Second Keirokai in July"

    Lunch menu: Cold Noodle with Chinese taste (Hiyashi Chuka) and Mitsumame. Entertainment will be a Belly Dance by Kimi Gaskin.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11am-2pm by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for consultation, lunch, and lunch delivery.

    July 28 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

    July 30 (Wed.) 7pm- at JAA Hall Directors' meeting

     

     


    Community Information


     

    • July 13 (Sun.) at 1pm- at Bryant Park (42nd & 6th Ave.) "Annual OBON Dance Festival" by NY Buddhist Church. Info:212-678-0305

    • Hula Dance Class by Naoko Matsumoto at JAA from July 25 to Aug. 29 Fee: 6 times$60/for over 55; For others $72. Make reservations at JAA.

     


    Events of JAA & Community in June 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Tai chi (no class in Aug.)

    Tuesday : 1:00pm - 4:00pm Calligraphy (no class in Aug.)

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    JAA Music Awards Selection and Concert of Awardees have been postponed from June to October in 2008

    Rescheduled date will be announced later. We will accept application form for JAA Music Award. You can get application forms from JAA Office and our web site www. Jaany.org

    June 4, (Wed) 6:00pm - 9:30pm "The 38th JAA Scholarship Awards Dinner"

    at Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., Our Keynote Speaker is Dr. Jeanette C. Takamura. Dean of Columbia University, School of Social Work. Reception at 6pm, Dinner and award presentation from 7pm. $150/person ($50 tax deductible) Please make your reservation using the reservation card sent mid-June by JAA.

    June 7 (Sat) and 8 (Sun) Selection of the 11th JAA Music Scholarship at JAA Hall

    June 9 and June 23 (Mon) Handi craft Class

    Please join and enjoy our Handicraft club. Bring your own lunch. .

    June 11 (Wed) 1:00pm - 4:00pm "Cooking Class, Healthy Sweets by Natsuko and Kiyomi"

    $34/person Please make your reservation at kiyomiart@hotmail.com or 917-846-3027

    June 12 (Thur) at Haworth CC "JAA Senior Golf Monthly Tournament"

    every month 2nd Thursday, Persons age 50 and older are welcome. Call Mr. Egawa for more information at 212-697-4613

    June 12 (Thur) 10:00am -12:00pm "Free Legal Consultation on your Concerns (except Immigration)"

    Attorney Reiko Kasano will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    June 12 (Thur) 12:00pm - 2:00pm "First Keiro kai in June"

    Menu is; curry- over- rice with cabbage pickles and Coffee Jiro. We will announce details of entertainment later.

    Free Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11:00am - 2:00pm

    by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non members. Please make your reservation of lunch, lunch delivery/ consultation.

    June 23 (Mon) 1:00pm-3:00pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

    June 26 (Thur) at Riverdale CC "JAA Monthly Golf Tournament"

    Please call Mr. Fujita for more detail at 973-327-4477

    June 26 (Thur) 11:00am - 2:30pm "Second Keirokai in June"

    Lunch menu: Fried Yakisoba, Musubi, and Ice cream. Entertainment details will be announced later.

    Consultation on Health and Social Welfare : 11:00am - 2:00pm

    by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Lunch: $3/JAA members, $5/non- members. Please make your reservations for lunch, lunch delivery, and consultation.

     


    From JAA Office


     

    Application of JAA Music Scholarship "Instrumental Chamber Music Ensembles from Duo to Quintet" are available at JAA Office and www.jaany.org

     


    Events of JAA & Community in May 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    April 26 (Sat.) 11am-2pm "the 4th JAA Sakura Matsuri at Flushing Meadow Corona Park"

    We will plant 10 new cherry trees for our Centennial Celebration. Deputy Consul General Mikio Numata, and Commissioner of NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation Adrian Benepe, Mrs. Chieko Inagaki and Mr. George Yuzawa will be honorary guests of our Sakura Matsuri. Program will be started by Taiko Masala's Drum, Marching Band of Children, Kuni Mikami's Jazz Piano, Harmonius Presentation by JAA Chorus and Hanagasa Parade led by Momo Suzuki. Buses' departure will be at JAA at 9:45am.

    May 5 (Mon.) Deadline of the 38th JAA Scholarship Application

    May 8 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns "

    Attorney Helen Irie and Reiko Takikawa will be available to advise you on your concerns. Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min per person.

    From May 8 (Thurs.) to May 16 (Fri.) 13th JAA Art Exhibition of Artists of Japanese and Japanese American in New York"
    May 8 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception

    Please join our annual Art exhibition. There will be artists and the Amb. and Madame. Motoatsu Sakurai. Our volunteers of Social Service Committee will serve delicious refreshment. Please see more details on flyer.

    May 9 (Fri.) 11am-12pm Lecture "Art World" by Mr. Koji Ichida

    Lunch will be served. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    May 12 (Mon.) "Handi Craft Class

    Please join and enjoy our HandiCraft club. Bring your own lunch.

    Health Week from May 17 (Sat.) to May 25 (Sun)

    No admission fee.

    May 19 (Mon.) 5:30pm - Amb. Sakurai

    will attend to give some supportive comments for the Health Week. This will be followed by lectures on "Food Safety" by Consul Ichiro Takahashi and Living Longer with Great Health" by Dr. Yuichiro Kuwama.

    May 22 (Thurs.) 11am-2:30pm "May Keiro Kai"

    11:15 -12pm: "Learning Aspects of Quality in Homecare Services and Facilities for Senior Facilities" by Ms. Yumi Shindo
    12pm-12:45: Lunch menu: Bamboo rice, Nitsuke, and Yokan. Dr. Adachi will speak on Mental and Physical Health, Dr. Keiko Kimura will speak on Geriatric Health- Osteoporosis. Entertainment will be by the Jazz Mini Piano Concert "Soul Healing" by Ms. Midori Ikeda.

    May 26 (Mon) Memorial Day

    JAA will be closed.

    May 26 (Mon) "Memorial Day Service at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries"

    Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Memorial Services have been held there since then. Please call JAA for your reservation and for further information. Bus fare $15/person

     


    From JAA Office


     

    1. The 38th JAA Scholarship Application form is available at JAA office and www.jaany.org. This is open to Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent in NY, NJ & CT who will enter College/University this fall. Scholarship dinner (Awards Presentation) will be held on June 4 at Harvard Club.

    2. Application of JAA Music Scholarship "Instrumental Chamber Music Ensembles from Duo to Quintet" are available at JAA Office and www.jaany.org.

    3. If you have not paid JAA membership dues yet, we ask you for your continued support of JAA.

     


    Information of Community Events


     

    May 30 (Fri.) at 8pm: Benefit Fundraising Concert for Young Talents by Harmonic Opera Co. at Christ & Saint Stephen's Church, 120 W. 69th St. Complimentary tickets (donated by Mr. Toshio Kiso and Ms. Emiko Iinuma) are available at JAA.


    Events of JAA & Community in April 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    April 3 (Thurs) 2pm-3:30pm "Highlight Tour of Metropolitan Museum"

    by Ms. Kakuko Nakagawa, licensed guide at Metropolitan Museum. Admission Fee: $12, payable to JAA. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    April 8 (Tues) 12pm- "Rakugo Keiro Kai" supported by NY Rakugo kai

    Master Kyoraku Sanyutei & Jinraku Sanyutei are coming from Japan for our Keiro kai. Please enjoy traditional Rakugo after lunch.Menu is Pork Saute ginger tasted, Salad. Lunch $3/JAA
    Senior member, $5/non-member (over 65 yrs).
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    April 10 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "New Free Legal Consultation (except immigration law) by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person

    April 12 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at JAA Hall "JAA Spring Flea Market"

    Our very popular flea market will be here. Delicious food and many affordable items will be on sale. We will be end at 2pm. Please come early and have a fun hunting for treasures. We appreciate your donations of used clothes, dishware, accessories and other objects.

    April 14 (Mon) at 6:30pm "Pianist Kyoko Tatsumi will be a Speaker at meeting of JAA Business Women's Committee"

    Please contact info@bwcjaa.com or JAA office for more information.

    April 16 & 23 (Wed) 11am-12pm "Practice of Hanagasa Ondo"

    Hanagasa Ondo parade will be at JAA Sakura Matsuri on April 26. Please join us. Led by Momo Suzuki.

    April 19 (Sat) 6:30pm at JAA Hall JAA Pre-age group (SONENKAI) presents "Depression and Mental Health"

    Please make your reservation at JAA.

    April 20 (Sun) "2008 23rd JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball"

    will start with 20 teams, Please call JAA office for more information.

    April 21 (Mon) 12pm-2pm "Thank You Party for Volunteers of Flea Market"

    Please join our special thank you party for our hard working volunteers of Spring.

    April 24 (Thurs) 12pm- "Second Keiro Kai in April"

    KOSSAN will perform Okinama Songs melody with Sansei (Okinawa Shamisen) after lunch. Menu is Niku Jaga (Stewed Beef and Potatoes Sukiyaki taste).Lunch $3, Non-JAA Seniors member $5. 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    April 26 (Sat) 11am-2pm "the 4th JAA Sakura Matsuri" at Flushing Meadow Corona Park

    We will plant 10 new cherry trees for our centennial celebration. Bus departure at JAA at 9:45am, please see attached flyer. No charge for bus and lunch.

    April 28 (Mon) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Michi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA.

     


    From JAA Office


     

    1. The 38th JAA Scholarship Application form is available at JAA office and www.jaany.org. This is open to Japanese students and American students of Japanese descent in NY, NJ & CT who will enter College/University this fall. Scholarship dinner (Awards Presentation) will be held on May 28 at Harvard Club.

    2. If you have not paid JAA membership dues yet, we like to ask you to continue support of JAA.

     


    Information of Community Events


     

    * Tickets are available at JAA

     

    1. the Cats of Mirikitani at Anthology Film Archives on March 29, 1pm ($10/ticket)
    2. Japan USA Music Goodwill Mission concert at Carnegie Hall on March 31, 7:30 complimentary tickets available
    3. RIYO's 10th Music Salon at Weill Recital Hall on April 11, at 7:30pm complimentary tickets available or call 212-247-7800 for more information

     

    * March 29 (Sat.) 10am-2pm at NY Buddhist Church White Elephant Sale, call 212-678-0305 for more info.

     

    * April 24 (Thurs.) 7:30pm-at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall "The 20th Anniversary Concert of the Nippon Club Women's Chorus" No admission fee but you must have tickets. Call 581-2223 for tickets

     


    Events of JAA & Community in March 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    New! Open Evening Class of JAA Chorus : 2/8, 22 6pm-7:15 of JAA Chorus

    March. 6 (Thurs.) 12pm- "Hinamatsuri Keiro Kai"

    Menu is Chirashi Sushi Don (over rice) and Broccoli mustard taste and home made cake. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. More information of entertainment will be announced later.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March. 6 (Thurs.) 10am-4pm "Free Consultation on NYC public support for seniors by JASSI at JAA"

    30 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA 212-840-6942.

    March. 7 (Fri.) 1pm-3pm Trip to - The William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut "The Art of Gaman がまん" Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 sponsored by JAA & JACL

    Dep. from JAA at 9am, Tour 11am-3pm, Return to JAA at around 5pm. Bus fare: $30/JAA Mem., $40/Non-Mem. Please bring your own lunch. Admission free donation accepted at the Museum. Please make reservation at JAA Office. Please enjoy the other unique exhibitions during this trip.

    March. 10 (Mon.) 11am-12pm "Tour of Metropolitan Museum for Seniors"

    Ms. Kakuko Nakagawa, licensed volunteer at Metropolitan Museum offers monthly free highlights tour for seniors who are very hard to come to Museum. Limited to 4 people.
    Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March.13 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    This year, Attorney Helen Irie will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. It will be held on Second Thursday of odd months. Call JAA for your reservation. Attorney Reiko Takikawa will help you in Japanese.

    March.13 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free consultation on Tax Return 2007 by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA"

    Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

    "Photo Exhibition - The History of Japanese and Japanese American's Life in New York" From March 13 to March 22 at JAA Hall

    March 13, (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception
    Please join our special exhibition as one event of JAA's 100th Anniversary. We would like to borrow your photos, documents, news clippings and other memorabilia during the last one hundred years. Also we will make a "Guess Who" corner: please bring your early childhood photos to show on this corner. Games and prizes will be given!

    March 16 (Sun.) 9:30am-3:30pm "2008 Spring Workshop of Japanese Language Education"

    by JAA Committee on Japanese Language Education. Special Lecture "How to Teach Cultural View Points? A Case Study of 'Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi'(Spirited Away)" will be given by Prof. Seiichi Makino, Princeton University.

    March 19 (Wed.) Directors' Meeting 7pm at JAA

    March 20, (Thurs.) 12pm- "Second Keiro Kai in Feb"

    Menu is Chicken Teriyaki over rice, Salad with apples & Green Ice Cream. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Seniors member $5. After lunch, Dr. Shigeyuki Mitsuhashi, Orthopedist from Japan will speak on healing from pain of knee joint. 1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March 21 (Fri.) 3pm- "the 2nd Concert of JAA Chorus with the Chamber Orchestra of Queens College, Music Director Reona Ito" at LeFrak Concert Hall Queens College

    Program: Highlights from "Titanic", Medley of Song Dreaming of Home and more.

    March 24 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara, Bichi Beauty Salon. Please make your reservation at JAA.

     


    Events of JAA & Community in February 2008


    JAA Classes

    Please join!

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    New! Open Evening Class of JAA Chorus : 2/8, 22 6pm-7:15 of JAA Chorus

    Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Feb. 21 (Thurs.) 12pm- "Second Keiro Kai in Feb"

    Menu is three kinds of chicken, eggs and green peas over rice and Ice cream with apple. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Seniors member $5. More information on entertainment will be announced later.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Feb. 25 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Feb. 28 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free Consultation on Tax Return 2007 by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA."

    Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

    March. 6 (Thurs.) 12pm- "Hinamatsuri Keiro Kai"

    Menu is Chirashi Sushi Don (over rice) and Broccoli mustard taste and home made cake. Lunch $3, Non-JAA Senior member $5. More information of entertainment will be announced later.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March. 6 (Thurs.) 10am-4pm "Free Consultation on NYC public support for seniors by JASSI at JAA"

    30 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA 212-840-6942.

    March. 7 (Fri.) 1pm-3pm Trip to - The William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut "The Art of Gaman がまん" Arts & Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 sponsored by JAA & JACL

    Dep. from JAA at 9am, Tour 11am-3pm, Return to JAA at around 5pm. Bus fare: $30/JAA Mem., $40/Non-Mem. Please bring your own lunch. Admission free donation accepted at the Museum. Please make reservation at JAA Office. Please enjoy the other unique exhibitions during this trip.

    March. 10 (Mon.) 11am-12pm "Tour of Metropolitan Museum for Seniors"

    Ms. Kakuko Nakagawa, licensed volunteer at Metropolitan Museum offers monthly free highlights tour for seniors who are very hard to come to Museum. Limited to 4 people.
    Please make your reservation at JAA.

    March.13 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    This year, Attorney Helen Irie will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. It will be held on Second Thursday of odd months. Call JAA for your reservation. Attorney Reiko Takikawa will help you in Japanese.

    March.13 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free consultation on Tax Return 2007 by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA"

    Please make your reservation at JAA. 30 min. per person.

    "Photo Exhibition - The History of Japanese and Japanese American's Life in New York" From March 13 to March 22 at JAA Hall

    March 13, (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm Opening Reception
    Please join our special exhibition as one event of JAA's 100th Anniversary. We would like to borrow your photos, documents, news clippings and other memorabilia during the last one hundred years. Also we will make a "Guess Who" corner: please bring your early childhood photos to show on this corner. Games and prizes will be given!

     


    Events of JAA & Community in January 2008



    Dear JAA members,
    Thank you very much for your support of JAA.
    We wish you a happy New Year!
    JAA office

    JAA Classes

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    New! Open Evening Class 6pm-7:15 of JAA Chorus

    Please join!

    Jan. 14 & 28 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    Wednesday, Jan. 16 "New Year Keior Kai at JAA Hall"

    Menu is SUKIYAKI over rice. K. Iwaki Latin Music band will play again and Konishiki Fujima will perform Japanese traditional dance. Lunch $3. We will do raffle, Grand Prize will be Business Class Air ticket NY/Tokyo of Northwest Airlines. One for $2, 6 for $10.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Jan. 16 (Wed.) 6:30pm-9pm at JAA Hall "Welcome Reception of Madame Nobuko Sakurai as a Honorary Advisor of JAA-Japanese Business Women Committee"

    Admission Fee (dinner box) : $20/JAA member, $30/non Member Please contact at info@bwcjaa.org for more information and reservation.

    Jan. 17 (Thurs.)9:30am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Wills and other Concerns"

    This year, Attorney Helen Irie will advise you on your concerns. 30min. per person. It will be held on Second Thursday of odd months. Call JAA for your reservation. Ms. Reiko Takikawa will help you as a interpreter.

    Jan. 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Jan. 21 (Mon.) JAA is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Friday, Jan. 25 "New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club"

    All JAA seniors are invited the New Year Party for Seniors at the Nippon Club which is sponsored by the Nippon Club and supported by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in NY. Please make your reservation of seats and lunch delivery as soon as possible.

    Jan. 28 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Jan. 30 (Wed.) 6pm-9pm "JAA Annual General Meeting & the New Year Get Together party"

    This is your opportunity to meet the officers and directors 2008. Following the meeting New Year Get Together party will be held at the same place at the Nippon Club.

    Feb. 7 (Thurs.) 10am-4pm "Free Consultation on NYC public support for seniors by JASSI at JAA"

    After senior week, JAA has many questions on NYC public support system. JAA will work with JASSI on this matter. 30 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA 212-840-6942.

    Feb. 14 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation (except immigration law) by Attorney Reiko Kasano"

    Feb. 14 (Thurs.) 1pm-5pm "Free consultation on Tax Return 2007 by Mr. Joe Oshima, CPA."

     


    From JAA Office


     

    JAA -HONJO SCHOLARSHIP Announcement
    Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2008 JAA - HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except medicine, music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the New York area in academic year 2008 - 2009. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. - Japan relations. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2008.

    The following are required:

    1. Resume and contact information (please include e-mail address), including expected year of graduation, work experience and volunteer/community service, if any.
    2. Official Transcripts (undergrad and graduate school)
    3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor familiar with the student's work)
    4. Essay from the applicant as to how he/she plans to help further U. S. - Japan relations through their selected course of study. (No more than 1,000 words)

    We have close to $20,000 to award. Last year, the award was allocated among three students.
    Please note that this scholarship is separate and apart from the one being given through the Honjo Foundation in Japan (which grants awards to Japanese students studying abroad and foreign students studying in Japanese universities.)

    Questions may be sent by e-mail to:
    Susan J. Onuma, Esq.
    sonuma@kelleydrye.com

    Completed Applications postmarked no later than February 15 should be sent to:
    JAA-Honjo Scholarship Committee
    Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
    15 West 44th Street
    New York, New York 10036

     

    * We sent JAA membership renewal form in December. We appreciate your continuing support of JAA. If you have any questions and help, please contact JAA office at 212-840-6942.
    Thank you

     


    JAA Activities in December 2007


    JAA Classes

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    We funded raised $9,445.16 from Grand Bazaar on Nov. 3 . Many thanks to our hard working volunteers and donors.

    Nov. 28 (Wed.) 7pm- "Directors' Meeting and General Election Meeting"

    All information of General Election Meeting for officers and Directors for 2008 were mailed to JAA Members. It you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/28.

    Dec. 3 & 17 (Mon.) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

    Please come and enjoy handicraft with friends. Bring your own lunch.

    Dec. 5 (Wed.) 6pm-11pm "50th JAA Annual Year-End Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel in NYC"

    This year we are honoring Mr. Jiro Murase who was president of JAA 1996-1998 for his many years of support and leadership of JAA and our community as Centennial JAA Leader. Again Northwest Airlines donates NY-Tokyo World Business Class ticket for grand prize of the raffle, live music by Jazz Orchestra and K. Iwaki Latin Music Band, and wonderful door prizes. Festive attire/ Black Tie optional. $150/person ($50 tax-deductible) $135/senior (over 65 years old) ($35 tax-deductible) Please make your reservation by 11/30. RSVP to JAA at 212-840-6942/ info@jaany.org.

    Dec. 5 (Wed.) 9am-4pm " Free Consultation on NYC public support for seniors by JASSI at JAA"

    After senior week, JAA has many questions on NYC public support system. JAA will work with JASSI on this matter. 30 min. per person. Please make your reservation at JAA 212-840-6942.

    Dec. 6 (Thurs.) 10:30am-2:30pm "Chef Kato's French Cooking Class #96"

    menu is "mini Crab Cake, Filet Wellington Duxelles-Perigourding and Xmas-Fruit Cake" $30/JAA Mem.. $40/non-JAA Mem. Please make your reservation at JAA by 12/4.

    Dec. 10 (Mon.) 6:30pm-9pm at JAA Hall "Xmas Party of JAA-Japanese Business Women Committee"

    Please contact at info@bwcjaa.org for more information and reservation.

    Dec. 13 (Thurs.) "December First Keiro Kai"

    Menu is Japanese healthy comfort food "ODEN".
    K. Iwaki Latin Music band will play again for members at their request. Lunch $3/JAA Senor members, $5/non-Jaamember over 65 yrs.
    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Dr. Robert K. Emy. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Dec. 20 (Thurs.) "Free Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15 min per person. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Dec. 20 (Thurs.) "Year End Keiro Kai"

    Last Keiro Kai of 2007 with "Toshikoshi Soba and Osechi" (Japanese New Year delicacy) Please make your reservation at JAA. We will announce more detail of entertainment later. Lunch $3/JAA Senior members, $5/non Mem.(over 65 yrs.)

    10am-12pm: Shiatsu by Kenko-do .

    1pm-3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Dr. Robert K. Emy. Please make your reservation of lunch, lunch delivery, consultation /or Shiatsu at JAA

    Dec. 25 (Tues.) JAA will be closed for Xmas.

     


    Community News


     

    * Nov. 23 (Fri.) 7pm at JAA Hall "KOKORO Concert by young musicians" Admission fee:$10 call 917-450-1855 for your reservation.

     

    * Nov. 24 (Sat.) 2:30pm at the Donnell Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. "Annual Fall Concert by Inoue Chamber Ensemble" (Free admission) Make your reservation at 212-864-6459

     

    * Dec. 1 (Sat.) 1pm at Holy Trinith Church, 213 W. 82nd St, "New York Men's Chorus 7th Concert" We have implemental tickets. Please call JAA.

     

    * Dec. 7 (Fri.) 7pm at JAA Hall "Soprano Singer Reiko Osumi Concert" admission fee $15. Please call 646-361-4243 for more info / reservations.

     


    JAA Activities in November 2007


    Nov. 3 (Sat) 10am - 2pm "Annual JAA Bazaar"

    This annual Bazaar is popular in our community. Please come and enjoy the shopping for your Xmas gifts.
    We appreciate your donation of clothes, china/dishware, accessories and books (used or new, just clean), handicrafts and food. Please contact JAA office for more information.
    Raffle drawing will be held at 1pm at JAA Hall. Grand prize will be AA air ticket ny/Tokyo and other prizes are brand lady handbag, DVD players, Japanese Plates and more.

    Nov. 8 (Thurs) 9:30am - 12:30pm
    " Free Consultation on Wills and other concerns by Attorney Gary S. Moriwaki"

    Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Nov. 15 (Thurs) "Thanksgiving Day Keiro Kai"

    French Chef Takayoshi Kato will make dishes of Thanksgiving Day Dinner for our seniors. It is his contribution. After lunch, Ms. Yuka Shimizu from Brazil will perform Piano No charge for lunch.
    1pm - 3pm: Free Consultation on concerns of medical and social welfare by Dr. Masazumi Adachi, Dr. Robert K. Emy and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi.

    Nov. 26 (Mon) 1pm - 3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara. 30min per person. Please make your reservation at JAA.

    Nov. 28 (Wed) 7pm - "Directors' Meeting and General Election Meeting"

    All information will be mailed in mid-Nov. It will be an election for officers and Directors for 2008. It you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your proxy to JAA by 11/28.



    JAA Activities in October 2007


    JAA Classes

    Tuesday : 10:45am - 11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday : 1pm - 4pm Calligraphy

    Friday : 1:15pm - 2:15pm JAA Chorus

    Oct. 1 (Mon) 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Mr. & Mrs. Tadao Fujimatsu Farewell Party

    at JAA Hall. Mr.Fujimatsu is one of JAA directors and worked for the Japanese American Community for long time. Fee: $40 (including drink and refreshment) Please make your reservation at JAA office.

    Oct. 2 (Tue) - Oct. 9 (Tue) 10am - 5pm
    "the Exhibition of Calligraphy by JAA Calligraphy Class at JAA Hall.

    At Japan Day, they showed their quality of Calligraphy. Please come and see their works. Its class is led by Ms. Fusako Otsubo.)

    CHANGE NOTICE!

    "JAA Photo Exhibition of the History of Japanese and Japanese American's Life in New York" is postponed to January 2008. We plan to have corners of "Family Tree" and "Guess Who? ", so please bring some of your family photos and your childhood photos to JAA.

    Oct. 11 (Thurs) 12pm - October 1st Keirokai

    Menu : Takikomi-Rice, Nimono - Pumpkin, Sunomono. Fee:$3 Please call JAA for your lunch, lunch delivery and/or consultation.

    Oct. 11 (Thurs) 1pm - 3pm Consultation on Medical and Social welfare

    Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi will be available for your concerns.

    Oct. 14 (Sun) 2pm - 4pm Special Sushi Keirokai

    Mr. Tsuguo Tsushima, President of Tsushima Restaurant invites JAA senior members to "SUSHI Keirokai" at JAA. This Special Event is planned by Mr. Toshio Kiso, Honorary President of JAA. Please make your reservation at JAA. Space is limited.

    Oct. 15 (Mon) & 29 (Mon) 10am - 3pm "Handicraft Club"

    Oct. 18 (Thurs) 10am - 12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by the James Nolan Law Office. 15 min per person. Please call JAA office for your reservation.

    Oct. 20 (Sat) & 21 (Sun) JAA Centennial Event "JAA Japanese Language Committee sponsor Workshop on Bilingual Education"

    Oct. 20 (Sat) 10:00am - 3:30pm
    Presentation: "Teaching, learning and acquiring Japanese Culture - a comparative examination between Japan and USA" by Mr. Shinji Sato, Columbia University & Special Lecture: "Teach Culture in Japanese Language Classroom Context" by Ms. Fumiko Nazikian, Columbia University.

    Oct. 21(Sun) 10:00am - 12:30pm
    Special Lecture: "Interference of Language Development and Its Guidance" by Ms. Kyoko Iitaka, formerly of Sophia University. Please call JAA for more information.

    Oct. 24 (Wed) 9:00am - 11:00am Free Flu Shot
    Supported by Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    We will offer flu shots for up to 75 people. If you have health record of flu shot, please bring it. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    Oct.25 (Thurs) 12pm- "2nd Keiro Kai in October"

    Menu: Curry Rice & Homemade Apple Cakes. Performance: Pantomime by Mr. Tomohide Hirakawa. Fee:$3. Please make your reservation for lunch, lunch delivery and/or consultation.

    10am - 12pm: Free Shiatsu by Kenko-do
    1pm - 3pm Free Consultation

    Ms. Yamaguchi, Dr. Emy and Dr. Adachi will be available for consultation on matters of medical and social welfare.

    Oct. 26 (Fri) One Day Bus Trip to see the Art of the Japanese Chrysanthemum in NY Botanical Garden in Bronx and Concert of JAA Chorus at Queens College"

    10:00 departure from JAA
    10:30 - 2:00pm NY Botanical Garden www.nybg.org
    3 - 4pm enjoy JAA Chorus
    Then back to JAA at 5pm
    Please see attached flyer and reserve at JAA. Fee (bus fare and lunch, not including admission fee. Now we are checking group price) $30 for JAA and $35 for non member.

    Oct 26 (Fri) Concert of JAA Chorus with Orchestra

    3pm - 4pm at LeFrak Hall, Queens College-City College of NY 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing , NY 11367 No admission fee. Please come and enjoy our JAA Chorus led by Director Mr. Ito who has been working very hard with our chorus group.




    Information of Community Events


     

    * Oct. 4 (Thu) "DOUBLES" film 6 PM, Columbia University at Kent Hall, 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, RSVPby fax at 212-854-4019 or contact donald-keene-center@columbia.edu.

     

    * Oct 14 (Sun.) 2:30pm at Carnegie Hall "THE SAMURAI SHOW" We have 100 complimentary tickets. Please call JAA.

     

    * Nov. 6 & 7 at 8pm at Theater For the New City, 155 First Avenue, bet 9th & 10th St. "Ryuji Taki Japanese Play" $10 per person. Please make reserve at JAA.

     

    * Nov. 10 (Sat) 1:30pm at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall "Pop & Jazz by Kazuo Arao" complementally tickets are at JAA. Call JAA.

     



    JAA Activities in September 2007


    Sept. 13 (Thurs.) -23(Sun.) "JAA Senior Week"

    Many activities are being planned for this 10-day special program for all ages. Details attached herewith.

    Sept. 18 (Tues.) The 14th JAA Charity Golf Tournament

    at Canyon Club. $250/person ($100 will be donation to JAA). Please join our most important fundraiser. The winner will receive a pair of NY-Tokyo Business Class Air Tickets by ANA, $10,000.00 for the Hole-in-One. Dinner party will follow the tournament. Please make reservation by Aug.31 (Fri.) . Call JAA for more information.

    Sept.29 (Sat.) 6pm- "JAA Centennial Gala Benefit Dinner"

    We are expecting many people to celebrate our anniversary at the Allen Room in Jazz at Lincoln Center (60 Street & Broadway, Time Warner Building) on 9/29. Invitation cards will be mailed shortly. Please join us to celebrate and raise funds for JAA's future.




    JAA Activities in August 2007


    JAA Regular Classes

    Friday 1:15-2:15 JAA Chorus
    No Taichi and Calligraphy classes in August

    Aug. 9 (Thurs.) "Free Shiatsu Massage"

    by Kenko-Do. Please call JAA office for your reservation.

    Aug. 26 (Sun.) Final Game of 22nd JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball Games at Richmond County Bank@St.George.

    Take #4, #5 subway to Bowling Green or N,R to Whitehall Station., then take Free Ferry from South Ferry Terminal to Staten Island. Ball Park is near by. The Championship Final Game will start at 12pm. Call JAA for more information. Gate open at 10:30am.

    Aug. 30 (Thurs.) 12pm -"Keiro-Kai in August"

    Menu is "Tofu Hamburger Stake & Potato Salad" Lunch Fee $3. After the lunch, Entertainment will be Vender's Voice in Old Japan Edo Era by Mr. Shoji Miyata and Magic by Ms. Shokyokusai Kotenka.

    "Free Consultation for your concerns on Health, Medical and Social Welfare" 11am-2pm Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi will be available. Please make your reservations at JAA. This consultation is supported by the Japanese Medical Society of America.




    Information of Community Events


    *Aug. 5 (Sun) Universal Peace Day

    "Peace Concert" at Central Park Bandshell (66 to72Street) from 12 to 5pm, "Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Ceremony" at NY Buddhist Church (331 Riverside Drive at W.105 St.) at 6pm, "Interfaith Peace Ceremony" at The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive at W.120 St.) at 8pm

    *Film screening

    at NY Buddhist Church (show at 5:30pm): 8/3 (Fri.) "Last Atomic Bomb", 8/4 (Sat.) "Nagasaki 1945", 8/5 (Sun.) "The Lost Generation". Call (212) 678-0305




    JAA Activities in July 2007


    July 4 (Wed.) Independence Day JAA will be closed

    July 2 (Mon.) & 16 (Mon) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

    Please join our Handicraft Club. Bring your own lunch.

    July 9 (Mon.) 6:30pm "Business Women's Committee of JAA"

    Please contact info@wcjaa.orgfor more information.

    July 12 (Thurs.) 9:30am-12:30pm "Free Consultation on Wills and other concerns"

    Attorney Gary Moriwaki will be available. 30min./person. Make your reservation at JAA.

    July 12 (Thurs.) 12pm- Tanabata Keiro-kai

    Menu is "Ohmi Rice-mixed eice with ginger, carrot & fried bean curd" and Miso soup with pork. Dessert will be Tea flavored sweet-Yokan. After lunch, JAA chorus group will entertain you. Please bring your wish list to write on small origami. Lunch $3/perosn.

    10am-12pm: Free Shiatsu by Kenko-Do

    11am-2pm: Free consultationon Health and other issues by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi. Please make your reservation at JAA

    2pm "Memorial Service of late Mr. Shigeru Inagaki" Mr. Inagaki was our president 1991-1995. Memorial Service will be led by Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki at JAA.

    July 13 (Fri.) JAA committee on Aging Issues "Tour of The Isabella Geriatric Center"

    We will meet at the lobby of the Isabella Center (525 Audubon Ave.) at 10:30 AM. Nearest subway station is 191st St. Station (#1 or #9 train). Please come to JAA at 9:30am. We will go to Isabella by Subway. Please call JAA office for your reservation.

    July 18 (Wed.) 7pm JAA Directors' meeting

    July 19 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    July 22 (Sun.) 10am-12pm JAA Applekids "Seminar Bilingual Education at Home"

    by Associate Professor Hitomi Oketani of Dept of Foreign Language and Bilingual Studies at Eastern Michigan University.

    July 23 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara of Michi Beauty Salon. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    July 26 (Thu) 12pm - "2nd Keiro - Kai in July"

    Menu is "Beef over Rice" Lunch Fee $3.
    1. Mr. Frank Winter who represents the CMS National Medicaid office will answer your questions at JAA. Please call JAA in advance to place your questions on Medicare and Medicaid.
    2. Ms. Keiko Sakagami, senior project manager of NYC dept of health and Mental Hygiene will speak on the dental care and 8020 movement.
    3. Ms. Madeleine Sugimoto will talk about her father Henry Sugimoto. His Art Exhibition has been held at the Nippon Club until Aug. 3.

    "Free Consultation for your concerns on Health, Medical and Social Welfare" 11am-2pm& Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi will be available. Please make your reservations at JAA. This consultation is supported by the Japanese Medical Society of America.




    JAA Activities in June 2007


    JAA Regular Classes

    Monday 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    Tuesday 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday 1pm-3pm Calligraphy, 3pm - 4pm for child

    June 4 (Mon.) & 18 (Mon) 10am-3pm "Handicraft Club"

    Please join our Handicraft Club. Bring your own lunch.

    June 8 (Fri.) 6:30pm "Business Women's Committee of JAA"

    Ms. Megumi Yamada, director of Nimbus Works will give the lecture on Open and maintain the Web Shop. Please contact info@wcjaa.org for more information.

    June 14 (Thurs.) 12pm- First Keiro-kai in June

    Menu is cold noodle Chinese style. Lunch $3/person.

    10am-12pm: Free Shiatsu by Kenko-Do,

    11am-2pm: Free consultation on Health and other issues by Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi.

    June 21 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15min. per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    June 28 (Thurs.) 12pm- Second Keiro-kai in June

    Menue is curry rice. Entertainment will be announced later. Lunch 3/person.

    11am-2pm: Free consultation on Health and other issues by Dr. Robert K. Emy and Dr. Masazumi Adachi.

    June 25 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for Seniors"

    by Ms. Michi Tahara of Michi Beauty Salon. Please call JAA for your reservation.




    2007 Events in May


    JAA Regular Classes

    Tuesday 10:45am-11:45am Taichi

    Tuesday 1pm-3pm Calligraphy

    Tuesday 3pm-4pm for child
    Change date and new instructor!

    Friday 1:15pm-2:15pm JAA Chorus

    April 14 (Sat.)

    JAA will received the Cultural Ambassador Award at 2007 Gala Dinner of Japanese American National Museum in LA.

    April 29 (Sun.) 7:30am- at Randall's Island
    "Opening the 22nd JAA Foreign Minister Cup Baseball Tournament"

    Twenty teams will enter these annual exciting baseball games. They will play their games every Sunday morning from April 29 to the end of July at Randall Island. The final tournament will be in August at Central Park. Which team will be The Champion this year?

    May 6 (Sun.) 12pm-6pm
    "JAA has a Booth at the 28th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival at Union Square Park"

    We need volunteers who will help with selling, making Origami and giving JAA's information. Also, we will appreciate your small donations of new items to become Japanese gifts. Please call JAA office for more information.

    May 7 (Mon.) & 21 (Mon) 10am-3pm"Handicraft Club"

    Please join our Handicraft Club. Bring your own lunch.

    May 7 (Mon.)
    "Deadline for the 37th JAA Scholarship Application of JAA 100 Anniversary"

    Forms are available now! This is open to students of Japanese descent in NY, NJ & CT who will enter College this Fall. We will give 14 awards totaling $40,000 as scholarships this year. Please give this information to your friends.

    May 8 (Tues.) 11am-1pm
    "Visit to the Flushing House - Independent Housing"

    address: 38-20 Bowne St. (718)762-3198, Come to JAA by 9:30am and will go by Subway to Flushing House. Others should be there at 10:45am at the lobby of Flushing House. Lunch will be served by the House. Please see attached flyer and make your reservations at JAA.

    May 9 (Wed.) 6:30pm
    "Regular Meeting of JAA Business Women's Committee"

    More information at http://www.bwcjaa.org/ and contact info@bwcjaa.org. or call (212) 840-9642
    Fee: $30 (dinner box included)

    May 10 (Tues.) 9:30am-12:30pm
    "Free Consultation on Wills and other concerns"

    Attorney Gary Moriwaki will be available. 30min./person. Make your reservation at JAA.

    May 10 (Thurs.) No Keirokai nor Consultation.

    May 10 (Thurs.) - May 26 (Sat.)
    "JAA Centennial Event - JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artists in New York, 2007"

    Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 5pm to 7pm. Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai and Artists will be our guests. Delicious refreshments and wines will be prepared and served by JAA Social Services Committee. Please join our popular event.

    May 11 (Fri.) 2:30pm-4pm, Mr. Tadao Fujimatsu will talk on "Turning Point of Japan". Please make your reservation at JAA office.

    May 13 (Sun.) 9am-1pm
    "Spring Bird Watching at Central Park"

    Mr. Momoji Matsumoto will lead this outing in Central Park. We will meet at Bethesda Fountain at 9am (Enter from 72nd St. & 5th Ave. walk West). Please bring own binocular and lunch. No trip on rain day. Call JAA or Matsumoto 212-681-1327 for your reservation.

    May 16 (Wed.) at 7pm - Directors' Meeting

    May 17 (Thurs.) 10am-12pm
    "Free Legal Consultation on Immigration Law"

    by James Nolan Law Office. 15min.per person. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    May 18 (Fri.) 7pm-9pm
    "Benefit Concert for JAA by Asian Artists & Concerts at JAA Hall"

    $50 per person. All admission charges will be donated to the JAA Centennial Fund. Please call JAA for more information and tickets.

    May 21 (Mon.) 1pm-3pm "Free Hair Cut for seniors"

    is by .Ms. Michi Tahara of Michi Beauty Salon. Please call JAA for your reservation.

    May 24 (Thu.) 12pm- Keiro-Kai in May

    Menu will be announced later. Lunch Fee:$3

    1,Mr. Frank Winter will talk about his office-CMS National Medicaid office. Please call JAA for your questions on Medicare and Medicaid before 5/24. He will answer your questions at JAA.

    2,Mini Concert of Classic Guitarist Yoshinobu Iwanaga will have his NY Debut Recital at Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall on June 1, 8pm. "Free Consultation for your concerns on Health, Medical and Social Welfare" 11am-2pm Dr. Robert K. Emy, Dr. Masazumi Adachi and Ms. Aileen Yamaguchi will be available. Please make your reservations at JAA. This consultation is supported by the Japanese Medical Society of America.
    Please make your reservation at JAA.

    May 28 (Mon.) Memorial Day JAA will be closed.

    May 28 (Mon)
    "Memorial Day Services at Mt. Olivet and Cypress Hill Cemeteries"

    Jointly sponsored by JAA, the NY Buddhist Church and the Japanese American United Church. Japanese section of Mt. Olivet Cemetery was established in 1912 and Annual Memorial Services have been held since then. Please call JAA for your reservation and for more information. Bus fare $15/person

    May 30 (Wed.)
    "JAA's Centennial event- 37th JAA Scholarship Dinner "

    Keynote Speaker is Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai, Consul General of Japan in New York. You will receive an invitation card soon. Please make your reservations using this form.

     

     

    * June 3 (Sun) 10am-5pm at Central Park "Japan Day @ Central Park" JAA will have a booth on Calligraphy.
    We will need volunteers who can be translators. Please call JAA office.

     


    Information of Community Events


     

    May 6 (Sun.) 3pm-4pm at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W. 13th St. "Sachiyo Ito & Co., presents Salon Series No 28-Gagaku & Contemporary Music".
    JAA members are invited.