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SAAJE, a nonprofit association, was founded to promote Japanese language and culture education in Southern Arizona.  Its membership includes professionals and nonprofessionals involved in the Japanese language, in traditional Japanese arts and crafts, and in historical and contemporary Japanese culture.

Additionally, the SAAJE website provides an integrated guide to language classes, cutural events, clubs and associations, and goods and services related to an interest in Japan.







News/Events/Meetings


The 2014 12th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest




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Dress up and join us on April 26th for the TJSC's first annual Cosplay Contest!



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 Support the Speech Contest!
If you'd like to support the 12th annual contest, please contact us at:
TucsonJSC@cox.net
We're happy to receive monetary contributions and/or items for student prizes.
Business websites will be included in the SAAJE directory
and all contributors will be offered space for notices and/or advertisements in the contest program.
Donation Deadline: March 28th

The 2014 Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest will be held at
Pima Community College's Northwest Campus
on April 26 (Saturday), 2014 from Noon to 5:00

Student Application Deadline: Feburary 14th
Script Submission Deadline: April 4th



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News
INVITATION PROGRAM FOR JAPANESE AMERICAN STUDENTS
JUNE/JULY 2014
 
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will sponsor a group of five Japanese American high school students to travel to Japan June 27  July 8, 2014
for the opportunity to learn about Japan and to promote mutual understanding and exchanges between Japanese and Japanese American younger generations.
To find the office in your region, please visit: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulate-guide.html
For further information, please contact Jennifer Usyak at 213.617.6700 x166 or j.usyak@ls.mofa.go.jp 
 
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014


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OTHER EVENTS
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Japanese Bamboo Flute (Shakuhachi) Concert with Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:00 pm

Yume Japanese Gardens presents Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, a Dai Shihan (grand master) of the shakuhachi. 
Grand Master Ramos will be playing a selection of traditional melodies as well as a number of his own compositions.
This is a limited seating event -- don't miss it! Admission is $15 for members, $17 for non-members, and $20 at the door.
Buy tickets on the Yume Japanese Gardens website: tucsonjapanesegardens.org.
















CHERCHEZ LA FEMME!




An Enchanted Evening at Yume Gardens on February 28





Want instant popularity with friends and family?  Learn Shiatsu.



ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING












Tucson Origami Club
Join friends of the Tucson Origami Club on the first Saturday of each
month for an exciting origami folding fun!
Where: Dao's Tai Pan restaurant (446 N. Wilmot)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
RSVP M. Craig at (520) 331-0602

Origami

















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