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Thank you to all

who helped and supported to make

this year's Holiday Delight a success!


A Giving Tuesday promotion graphic, with a Giving Tuesday banner at the top and an RRF Foundation for Aging logo, and a JASC logo at the bottom. There’s a photo showing several seniors sitting on either side of a long table with colorful pool noodles, using them to hit balloons of various colors over the table.

Unleash Generosity – Nov. 30, 2021 is #GivingTuesday

Join us in supporting the vital community of JASC on #GivingTuesday! Your generous gift will help support JASC programs such as our Adult Day and Home Support services. Simply make a #GivingTuesday gift in any amount between now and midnight Dec. 3rd and it will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling its impact, up to $5,000 by a generous grant from RRF Foundation for Aging. Together we make a difference!

JASC is Hiring!

We are seeking an individual to manage JASC community programming and special events. Click HERE for our Program & Special Events Manager job description. For inquiries and to apply, please send your cover letter & resume to jascinfo@jasc-chicago.org.

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No Donguri class November 22 - December 3 for Thanksgiving

The 2022 Winter registration will open December 1.

The Donguri program accentuates its small size classes with 5 to 8 students in order to create an interactive learning environment for every student. Teachers closely work with students to fortify reading, pronunciation, conversation, and communication skills. If you are interested in our Donguri program, please check the JASC Donguri Kai page for more information.


2022 Session Schedule:

Registration open: December 1, 2021

Registration close: January 17, 2022

Winter (10wks):

January 17, 2022 – March 28, 2022 

Talk Stories Asian American and Asian Diaspora Storytelling, hosted by Ada Cheng on December 1st at 7 pm. Co-hosted by AFIRE Chicago, Asian Health Coalition,  Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Chinese American Service League, Japanese American Service Committee, KAN-WIN, National Cambodian Heritage Museum, OCA Chicago
Talk Stories Asian American and Asian Diaspora Storytelling, hosted by Ada Cheng on December 1st at 7 pm. Co-hosted by AFIRE Chicago, Asian Health Coalition,  Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Chinese American Service League, Japanese American Service Committee, KAN-WIN, National Cambodian Heritage Museum, OCA Chicago

Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling

Wednesday, December 1st - 7:00 pm CT


$5 per ticket. Proceeds go to the tellers, production costs, and co-sponsoring organizations (including JASC). Tickets: bit.ly/talkstories

 

Our storytellers include the following: Pooja Chawla, Saray Cubacub, Danielle De Vera, Arvin A. Jalandoon, Minky Kim, Laura Kina, Jessica Nguyen, Mimi Yang

 

You don't want to miss this community-based show, with tellers from all walks of life and from all over the globe. Join us in December to help us celebrate another wonderful year for Talk Stories in storytelling and community building.

 

Talk Stories is produced and hosted by Ada Cheng.

 

Talk Stories is co-sponsored by AFIRE Chicago, Asian Health Coalition, Chinese American Museum of Chicago, Chinese American Service League, Japanese American Service Committee, KAN-WIN, National Cambodian Heritage Museum, OCA Chicago 

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For more information, please visit our website:

https://www.jasc-chicago.org/community-services/for-everyone/tampopo-kai/



See what happens behind the scenes in planning a fun Tampopo class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PbMTN7ICGI

Japanese Conversation Table - Thursday, December 9, 2021

JASC 日本語でお話会

開催日:毎月第2木曜日

開催時間:午後2:00から3:30まで

参加費:1人/1回5ドル



日本語で交流したい方へのお知らせです。(日本語の会話クラスではありません。)

コロナ・パンデミックで過去1年以上ズームで続けてきた日本語のお話会ですが、州や市の拘束解除に伴って、今までどおりJASCで 開催できることになりました。

普段あまりほかの方との交流のない方、一人でお住まいの方、思いっきり日本語でおしゃべりしてみませんか?楽しい話題や暮らしのアイデアを分け合い、ちょっとした悩みや不安など、皆で話し合えば解決法がでてくるかも知れません。いろいろなことを日本語で話し合い、英語社会で溜まったストレスを解消しましょう。

このプログラムに興味のある方、参加したいと思われる方は、Eメールで川口ケイclasses@jasc-chicago.org電話:773-275-0097内線226, までご連絡ください。


Date: Monthly, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Cost: $5 per person, per session


For native-level Japanese speakers to connect and socialize with others. Please note that this is not a Japanese language class.


Following the Covid-19 guidelines for the city and state, we are now resuming in-person gatherings at JASC for our Conversation Table.


JASC's Conversation Table welcomes everyone to share their experiences, ideas, and stories through social interaction, and also an opportunity to expand their social networks with others in the local community.


If you would like to participate, please contact Kay Kawaguchi at classes@jasc-chicago.org or please call and leave a message to Kay Kawaguchi to RSVP 773-275-0097 x 226.



JASC is located at 4427 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

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Chicago Northside

Origami Group

There is a $5 fee per folder to be paid each time, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (no charge for non-folding adults). Please bring paper for folding, and any models or books you would like to share.

All skill levels welcome!


For more information, please contact:

June Yamasaki, june.yamasaki@gmail.com


Our meeting dates for 2021 are as follows:

December 18

Please note, masks are required in all public areas of JASC.

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NIKKEI SOUTH SIDE: JAPANESE AND JAPANESE AMERICANS IN HYDE PARK AND ITS VICINITY

Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2021 - January 28, 2022

Location: The University of Chicago Library, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

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Chicago’s South Side has long-standing but little-known relationships with Japan. In 1893 the Japanese Garden in Jackson Park was established for the World’s Columbian Exposition. In the same year the University of Chicago conferred its first-ever doctoral degree—upon a Japanese Divinity School student named Eiji Asada. Taking this momentous year as a point of departure, a special exhibit will be open at the Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center from November 1, 2021 to January 28, 2022.  This exhibit highlights more than a century of connections between Japanese and Japanese Americans and the University and Hyde Park area.

 

During Japan’s Meiji and Taisho periods (1868–1925) the University of Chicago was a frequent destination for so-called “government students” from Japan. These elite scholars were sent by the Japanese government to acquire advanced knowledge in various fields, then to bring their expertise back home. Showcased in the exhibit, are the campus activities of these scholars including self-run periodicals and participation in cultural events.  Also recognized are several notable Japanese and Japanese American educators. Toyokichi Iyenaga (Far Eastern studies) was a popular lecturer in the University Extension, whose teaching received press coverage on multiple occasions. From the University Archives come letters by Professors Joseph Kitagawa (Divinity School), Akira Irye (history), and Tetsuo Najita (history)—all eminent scholars in religious and intellectual history—that evidence their work in lobbying for visits by members of Japan’s imperial family, and in procuring from the Japanese government financial support for Japanese studies at the University. 

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesdays: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed: November 25-26, 2021; December 24, 2021-January 2, 2022; and January 17, 2022

 

This exhibit was curated by Ayako Yoshimura, Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Chicago Library, with contributions by Eric Langowski MS '20, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Read the FULL news article on the University of Chicago Library website.

Visit the associated web exhibit

 

Visiting the Exhibition Gallery:  In order to provide broad and safe access to the Library, including the Exhibition Gallery, all visitors will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent COVID-19 test, consistent with University policies and protocols. for more information, please visit this Access page.

From by the University of Chicago Library. Photo of children in front of the Ellis Community Center courtesy of Julie Azuma.

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Chicago Japanese American Council (CJAC) Events Calendar

Stay up to date on Chicago Japanese and Japanese American community events! This calendar will be a central place where people can see events by CJAC member organizations, and other Japanese and Japanese American community and cultural events. Visit the calendar at bit.ly/ChicagoJJACalendar


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TAIKO LEGACY 18

Sunday, December 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM

In-person concert returning to the

Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

TICKETS ON SALE


Tsukasa Taiko celebrates the 18th anniversary of Taiko Legacy concert from the Edlis Neeson Theater at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Return to an in-person program, this year's presentation features the youth and adult community members alongside National Gintenkai Project performers and Chicago creative musicians.


Taiko Legacy and Reduction are programs of and is supported in part by The Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, JCCC Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), The Joyce Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.


*Per Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago safety protocols, all guests attending Edlis Neeson Theater must be masked when indoors.


All attendees age 12 and older are required to show proof of full vaccination and ID prior to attending a performance and/or event in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater. Unvaccinated children under 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Masks are required for all visitors and staff. Performances and events will be made available virtually for those who cannot display proof of vaccination. For more information, please visit MCA safety page.


Follow us on Instagram @AIRMW for all the latest news about Tsukasa Taiko!

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For any inquiries, contact us at tsukasataiko@gmail.com


Tsukasa Taiko and Shubukai are programs of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and is supported in part by The Illinois Arts Council Agency, The MacArthur Funds for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, JCCC Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and The Joyce Foundation.

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JASC WISHLIST

  • NEW or used Apple Ipad
  • Letter Size (8 1/2 x 11) Copy Paper
  • "Dollar" gift items for Adult Day Service games & activities
  • Staples, Amazon, or Target gift cards
  • Amazon Wishlist (be sure to use smile.amazon.com!)
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