If you are planning to be in the Kansai area, EWCA Kansai Chapter Leader, Seiko Furuhashi (ICC 82-84 and 89, Assoc 2010), invites you to….
Come out and learn about how Sake is made!
We will have a day tour to the Kinshi Masamune Sake Brewery and the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum in Fushimi on November 13, 2011 (Sunday).
We will meet at 12:00 noon at the Tambabashi Station (Keihan and Kintetsu Lines) and then walk to the Kinshi Masamune Brewery to see the inside of the brewery and the brewing process (this tour will include a little Sake tasting). After touring the brewery, we will walk to the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum to learn about the history of Sake making in the Fushimi area. After viewing the museum, and a little more Sake tasting, members will be free to shop at the many breweries in the neighborhood. Finally, for those who have the time, we plan to end the day with dinner at a local restaurant in the area.
For more information, please contact Seiko Furuhashi at email@example.com by Oct .22.
The Ontario Chapter’s inaugural event will feature a presentation by Dr. Alfred L. Chan, Department of Political Science, Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario, on “The Future of China.” The theme of Dr. Chan’s presentation will be:
Rapid and dramatic changes over the last couple of decades have brought about a fundamental transformation in China that took Europe centuries to complete. Confronted by the multiple and daunting challenges unleashed by this process, will the Chinese Communist Party be able to rise to the occasion, or will it become out-dated and irrelevant? The discussion will focus on the possible trajectory and scenarios of change in the future.
The event will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation in downtown Toronto. A light breakfast will be provided.
Date: Saturday May 9th, 2009
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, 1st Floor
Please RSVP to JonathanJacobs@EWCA.EastWestCenter.org by May 1, 2009 if you will be able to attend the event.
HONOLULU (April 10) – The East-West Center Participants Association is hosting its 2009 cultural celebration, East-West Fest, on Sat. April 18 from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Center’s Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall) on the East-West Center campus.
This year’s fest is themed Many Cultures, One World and will include cultural booths representing 13 countries. Performances for the event include award-winning Hawaiian combo Manoa Voices; the winners of the 2008 Tokelau Easter Festival, Te Lumanaki o Tokelau I Amelika; dances of Bhutan, Bali, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia; music of Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh; and much more. Continue reading