Clarkston & Utica students learned about Japanese ‘Girls’ Day’

JBSD Foundation grant awardees, Japanese language teachers from Clarkston and Utica, Michigan, Ms. Valtadoros and Ms. Sullivan gave us their activity report! “I am sending JBSD Foundation pictures of the field trip that Erin Sullivan and I took to the Saginaw Tea House. We took our Japanese students who were able to attend on a Saturday.  JBSD grant has been …

West Bloomfield Township Public Library created posters celebrating its 20th Sister Library relationship with the Higashiura Library in Awaji City, Japan

JBSD Foundation Grant 2018 Awardee – West Bloomfield Township Public Library The West Bloomfield Township Public Library and the Awaji City Higashiura Public Library in Japan have been Sister Libraries for 20 years. Together they have worked to build a bridge between the libraries and communities so they can expand understanding and appreciation of each other’s cultures and perspectives. For …

Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl (MJQB) 2019

Congratulations to the winners at the Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl 2019! Thank you very much to our JBSD Foundation grant awardee, Japanese Teachers’ Association of Michigan for sharing the report! – – – – – Michigan Japanese Quiz Bowl (MJQB) 2019 was organized by the Japanese Teachers’ Association of Michigan on March 10th, 2019. This is 26th MJQB and 173 students …

Hinoki Foundation – Kids & College Students Program Marks Its 5th Year

This February, Hinoki Foundation once again collaborated with Michigan State University’s Shimane@MSU program and the JBSD Foundation to host a successful “Kids & College Students” program, now in its fifth year. A delegation of 12 Shimane University undergraduates and their professor, Dr. Naomi Kagawa, traveled to southeast Michigan after completing a special two-week course in East Lansing, to engage in …

Traverse City Area Public School (TCAPS) – Koka City, Shiga : Middle School exchange program

JBSD Foundation Grant program supports Traverse City Area Public School(TCAPS, MI) – Koka City (Shiga, Japan) middle school students exchange program which has been giving a wonderful opportunity to students to learn each culture for many years. Here are the report and pictures from them! Thank you! — On Thursday, January 17th, the Traverse City Area Public School (TCAPS) students and …

2018 Grant Ceremony Dec. 11, 2018

2018 JBSD Foundation Grant Ceremony was held on December 11, 2018.  JBSD Foundation are very proud of being able to help the community, but all was possible only because of our members’ kind and generous support. <日本語> 2018 Grant Awardees Community Enhancement  ◆ Alternatives For Girls ◆ Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) ◆ Council of Asian Pacific Americans ◆ Detroit …

To all of our Volunteers – Thank you!!

We hope everyone who attended to our annual Japan Festival enjoyed every minute of it! This festival was an opportunity for local residents to better understand Japanese culture.  To all of our volunteers who helped make this festival successful,  we sincerely appreciate your support and assistance.  

Fundraise for heavy rainfall disaster in Kansai, Japan is complete

Thank you very much for your donation to support victims impacted by the heavy rainfall in Kansai area (Western part of Japan). JBSD Foundation raised $11,280.00 in total and completed sending the donations to Japan Red Cross Society. JBSD Foundation would like to thank the entire community for their kindness and generosity. 西日本豪雨被害義援金へのご寄付へのお礼 西日本豪雨被害への義援金は9月28日をもって締め切らせていただきました。 皆様からの温かいご支援のお陰により、合計11,280ドルのご寄付をいただきJBSD基金より日本赤十字社に送金致しました。 ご報告と合わせまして改めてお礼申し上げます。

‘KONNICHIWA!’ – HELLO! – from JBSD Foundation Scholarship recipient 2017-18- 04

To the JBSD Foundation: My time at JCMU was actually my third trip to Japan – the first time being another study abroad experience, and the second time being a month I spent traveling the country in order to get over my fear of traveling. After both of those occasions, I was rushing back to the airport, desperate to get …