Free Cultural Seminars


Come participate in our free seminars, featuring a range of topics from tradition like the secrets of Japaense cooking and Buddhist meditation to modern Japan like anime drawing and Japanese translating! Seminars will be held on the 4th floor of the Meydenbauer Center. Seminars will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Doors will open 5 minutes prior. N indicates a Necchu School class. Classes and times are subject to change without notice.



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Seminars will be held on the 4th floor of the Meydenbauer Center.



Saturday, June 29th

Room #407

11:30 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m. Power Career Path: Cultural Challenges in the Workplace 七色キャリア名(迷?)道中:日米での挑戦
By Japan Business Association of Seattle シアトル日本商工会
12:45 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m. Translator Battle: Rubin vs Davisson 文学VSマンガ 翻訳者対決
By Chin Music Press
2:40 p.m. ~ 3:25 p.m. Japanese Kamishibai Story Telling for Kids 紙芝居「猿蟹合戦」
By Songs of Hope
3:45 p.m. ~ 4:45 p.m. Ah-breathing Meditation from Mt. Koyasan 阿息観
By Seattle Koyasan Buddhist Temple シアトル高野山

Room #408

10:10 a.m. ~ 11:25 a.m. *Beginning of the 100 Year-Life Era: Dreams and Challenges 人生100年時代の到来〜明るく元気に長生き N
By Kyota Omori 大森京太
11:40 p.m. ~ 12:55 p.m. *Rediscover Japanese Delicacies ニッポン美味再発見!N
By Reiko Yamada 山田玲子
1:10 p.m. ~ 2:25 p.m. What Lessons are Learned From Results of Seattle Nikkei Health Study? シアトル日系健康調査研究の結果から得られた教訓 N
By Tsukasa Namekata 行方令
2:40 p.m. ~ 3:55 p.m. How Innovators Think 新しい価値を生み出すために必要な考え方 N
By Brandon K. Hill ブランドン・ヒル
4:10 p.m. ~ 5:10 p.m. REIWA: Origins and Significance of the New Japanese Reign Name 令和:新元号の由来とその意義
Washin Kai Presents, By Paul S. Atkins


Sunday, June 30th 

Room #407

10:10 a.m. ~ 11:25 a.m. Memories with Bruce Lee ブルース・リーとの思い出 N
By Doug Palmer ダグ・パルマー
11:40 a.m. ~ 12:55 p.m. You are the Pilot in Command of Your Life 片目の飛行教官が語る自己実現とは〜あなたは人生のパイロット〜 N
By Shinji Maeda 前田伸二
1:40 p.m. ~ 2:30 p.m. Drawing Anime/Manga Faces プロ漫画家によるアニメ・漫画スタイルのイラスト講座
By Ro Higashi
2:45 p.m. ~ 3:45 p.m. Sake Tasting with Sake Specialist 酒スペシャリストの日本酒ガイド
By Sachiko Miyagi 宮城幸子
4:00 p.m. ~ 4:50 p.m. Koji: The Secret for Japanese Cooking 麹:日本料理の秘密 サリバン・福田・麻子
By Asako Sullivan

Room #408

10:10 a.m. ~ 11:25 a.m. *IoT (Internet of Things): Practical Approach by Using Model Railroading in Takahata IoTを身近に感じる鉄道模型のお話 N
By Yuzuru Utsumi 内海弦
11:40 a.m. ~ 12:55 p.m. *Traditional Japanese Cultures Enriching the Community 和の暮らし文化は、コミュニティを楽しくする N
By Hiromichi Miyahara 宮原博通
1:10 p.m. ~ 2:25 p.m. Mirror of Memory: Music of Remembrance 記憶の鏡:ミュージック・オブ・リメンバランス N
By Mina Miller ミナ・ミラー
2:40 p.m. ~ 3:40 p.m. Award-Winning Chef Scott Carsberg Talks on Japanese Food Culture セレブリティシェフが体験した日本人の職人魂
By Scott Carsberg
4:00 p.m. ~ 5:00 p.m. Dramas Behind the Bicycle Race ACROSS AMERICA 世界一過酷な自転車レースの舞台裏
By Kaitaro Honda & Maya Ide 本多海太郎&井手マヤ


*The workshop or seminar will be in Japanese only.





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*The workshop will be in Japanese only.