Event Calendar

Heart of America

Japan-America Society


2018 February General Meeting
 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loose Park Garden Center

    The presenter: Dustin Dye

    International Student Affairs Office at University of Missouri at Kansas City

    (A JET program Alumni)

    The topic: A Heterodox View of Japan's "Lost Decade"

    Conventional economic wisdom fails to adequately describe Japan's long-stagnant economy, which has resulted in the Bank of Japan taking misguided measures, such as negative interest rates, to spur growth.  This presentation will provide an alternative take on Japan's economy based on Modern Monestary Theory and suggest a path forward.


    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Epperson Auditorium at The Kansas City Art Institute- Kansas City, MO
    Register

    The Kansas City Art Institute

    and

    The Heart of America Japan America Society

    present...

    第二十一回日本語コンテスト

    The 21st ANNUAL

    JAPANESE LANGUAGE CONTEST

    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    Kansas City Art Institute's Epperson Auditorium

    4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111


    Find complete contest details here:

    2019LangContestInfopacket.pdf


    You can also download the registration form here:

    2019LangContestRegistForm.docx

     


    Online Registration is available.


     For further information, please contact:  Tracie Whiting-Kipper:   twhiting@kcai.edu

    Registrations must be postmarked by February 23, 2019

    On-line registration will close on February 25,  2019

    Registration fee: $15 - (Includes Special Contest T-shirt)



     

     
    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 1:30 PM
    • Penn Valley Community College

    Hanover Committee of SCAKC (Sister City Association of Kansas City) invites HAJAS members to three German films.

    The second movie -

    Goethe  ! 

    by Director: Philip Stölzl, colour,

    is presented at:


       Penn Valley Community College

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas Cit9, MO, 64111

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019

    Doors open at 1:00 pm – Program starts at 1:30 pm

    Admission: FREE  -  DONATIONS  are appreciated !

    In German Language with English subtitles – 104 min.

                 



    For details:

    https://kcjas.org/resources/documents/german%20film%20festival.docx



    • Friday, March 15, 2019
    • Sunday, March 17, 2019
    • Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel

    Naka-Kon is an annual three-day anime convention held during March at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas; a suburb of Kansas City. The name of the convention comes from the Japanese word for Naka (中)"center/middle".

    HAJAS has a table.  Please stop by.

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    For details: https://naka-kon.com/sheraton


    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Penn Valley Community College

    Hanover Committee of SCAKC (Sister City Association of Kansas City) invites HAJAS members to three German films.

    The first film -

    Gerhard Richter Painting

    is presented at:

    Penn Valley Community College

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas Cit9, MO, 64111

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Doors open at 6:00 pm – Program starts at 6:30 pm

    Admission: FREE  -  DONATIONS  are appreciated !

    German Language with English subtitles


    For details:

    https://kcjas.org/resources/documents/german%20film%20festival.docx



    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loose Park Garden Center

    The presenter: Patrick Curtis

    Owner of Shio Ramen and Yaki-ya restaurants

    The topic: Will be provided later.
    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5200 Pennsylvania (Wornall), KCMO 64112 - at south end of Garden Center building


    Volunteers help keep this treasured space beautiful by coming together Saturday mornings in April through November, weather permitting. Please check for cancellation updates on this event page in case of rain or other poor weather.

    No special equipment needed, but gloves and sunscreen strongly encouraged! Questions? Contact us for more information.


    Did you know we have a beautiful Japanese garden at Loose Park? The Loose Park Japanese Tea Room and Garden, dedicated in July 2006, was conceived as a cultural exchange between the Sister Cities of Kurashaki, Japan and Kansas City, Missouri. The Tea Room is set in a traditional Japanese garden featuring a small ornamental fountain, large boulders, many shrubs and groundcovers with a pathway leading to the Tea Room. The small garden is a place for quiet meditation.



    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Loose Park, 55th & Summit (west of Wornall), KCMO

    Come join us for our yearly hanami picnic under the cherry blossom (sakura) trees at Loose Park. You'll find us at the southwest corner of the park. See map for more detailed directions. We'll be near the Battle of Westport Memorial cannon.

    You also won't want to miss seeing the Japanese garden and cherry blossom trees near the Garden Center.

    Bring your own picnic lunch and chairs/blankets. We'll provide drinks and some Japanese picnic food to sample. No alcohol, please.

    No cost. No RSVP needed. Members and guests welcome!
        
    Questions? Contact us via email
    • Saturday, April 20, 2019
    • Sunday, April 21, 2019
    • Loose Park Garden

    Tea Event is on 4/20 only.


    Ladies of the Tea 2018