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Japan-America Society

Although the picnic on 4/11 was cancelled due to the fear of Coronavirus, you can enjoy beautiful Cherry Blossoms at the Loose park .  There are two types of Cherry Trees, the one called "Somei Yoshino" (Yohino Cherry, with slightly pink, almost white, 5-petaled blossoms), and the other called "Yae Zakura" (the late-blooming pink colored Cherry Blossoms with more than five petals).

Patty Woods, enjoying a view of Yoshino Cherry in the Early April.

Yae Zakura (八重桜)at Loose Park by Hideko Schackmann


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Loose Park Garden Center
    This event has been cancelled.

    The Topic: Modern Diversity in Japan

    The presenter: Tiphani Dixon: A local graduate of the University of Illinois graduate school now at University of Kansas

    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)

    HAJAS is inviting you to attend our first Zoom May General Meeting.

    For our First Zoom General Meeting, we welcome Jeannae Segura Brown to present favorite songs of Japanese Children.

    The Zoom meeting invitation will be sent via Nichibei Express on Tuesday, May 26th.  Please check your email.

    Title of Presentation:

      Favorite Songs of Japanese Children

    What's is about:  A fun to build an understanding of Japanese culture with young non-Japanese children. Participants will hear the songs and get some ideas of how to dramatize, dance or play a game as a fun way to practice with non Japanese speakers.  I hope these songs will jog the memories of the KCJAS Japanese members who might remember these songs from their elementary school days. 


    Bio:  Jeannae Segura Brown is an elementary music teacher in the Independence School District at Glendale Elementary.  She also leads the Glendale Elementary Sister School program with Megurita Elementary School in Higashimurayama, Japan.  She is the former chair of the Independence Japanese Sister City Committee.

    She has been teaching elementary music for 25 years, and online elementary music for 2 months.