Community Events

Fri-Sat, May 17-18, 2019 | Everett Community College, Everett, Washington

 The Nippon Business Institute Japanese Cultural Center is proudly sponsoring the fifth annual JAMAF. Events included are:

Asia Talks: Autumn Light with Pico Iyer

Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Join us for a talk and book signing by British-Indian travel writer, novelist, and journalist Pico Iyer. Iyer splits his time between a home in California and an apartment shared with his Japanese wife in Nara, Japan. His new book of non-fiction, Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, recounts a year in Japan following the sudden death of his father-in-law. As he assists his wife with family matters and observes Japan’s mourning rituals, Iyer experiences Japanese society’s awareness of impermanence, the autumn season of loss, and an acceptance that “sadness lasts longer than mere pleasure.”

Pico Iyer is the author of eight works of nonfiction and two novels. A writer for Time since 1982, he is a frequent contributor to The New York TimesHarper’sThe New York Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and many other magazines and newspapers.

Event is free. To RSVP, please visit the SAM website for tickets.

Taking Off With Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | One Union Square, 600, University St, Seattle, WA 98101, Board Room

“Business Outline and Future Perspectives of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries”

Takaoki Niwa
President and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.
Exec. Vice President, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Ind. America (MHIA) is a 100% subsidiary of MHI Japan. MHIA has seen strong growth in its North American operations thanks to an array of businesses in energy, industrial machinery, commercial aviation and transportation systems. Headquartered in Houston, the MHI group is expanding its operations around 30 states in the U.S.

“Development of Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Japan’s First Jetliner”

Hitoshi “Hank” Iwasa
President, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. America (MITAC-A) is a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation(Japan). MHI is major shareholder of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. It is a Seattle-based company for developing Regional Jet aircraft, known as “MRJ”. They are operating a flight test facility in Moses Lake, WA.


5:30 PM Registration & Reception

6:30 PM Discussion / Program / Q&A

8:00 PM Adjourn

Event is $10 for members, $25 for non-members. To RSVP, please visit the SAM website for tickets.

Tokyo Summer Career Forum

Sat-Sun, June 29-30, 2019 | Tokyo Big Sight West Exhibition Hall, Tokyo, Japan

More than 250 companies exhibit every year at the Tokyo Summer Career Forum, Japan’s largest bilingual employment event. If you are already returning home, if you plan to return home temporarily from your study abroad destination, or if you have a long life or experience abroad, please make the most of this opportunity!

Open to all Japanese-English bilingual persons who fall under any of the following:

  • Overseas students and graduates who are planning to graduate from overseas universities and graduate schools
  • Exchange students or foreign students who have studied at a university in Japan (including short-term and non-college students)
  • Long life and experience abroad
  • Job-experienced person who has study abroad experience and overseas experience, MBA candidate or prospective applicant

For more information and registration, please visit the event website.