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 is 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。

【こんにちは! 】Hello! from JBSD Foundation Scholarship recipient 2017-18

ありがとうございます、Bridgetさん! (Academic Year 2017-18) ーーーーーー I’m glad to have the opportunity to thank the Japan Business Society of Detroit for your generous assistance in making my dreams of study abroad a reality. Thanks to you, I was able to spend two semesters at the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, taking high-level intensive language courses, interacting with community members, and even …

2018 Scholarship Award – June 8, 2018

2018 JBSD Foundation Scholarship Award Ceremony was held on June 8, 2018.   Congratulations to the students who received scholarships! Thank you 2017 Scholars, for sharing your wonderful experience from a visit to Japan last year!    

Monroe (MI) & Hofu (Yamaguchi, Japan) – High school students exchange program

JBSD Foundation Grant program supports Monroe (MI) – Hofu (Yamaguchi, Japan) high school students exchange program through Monroe International Friendship Association (MIFA) デトロイト日本商工会様 春たけなわの季節、デトロイト日本商工会(JBSD)会員の皆様におかれましては、ますます御清栄のこととお喜び申し上げます。 山口県防府市とミシガン州モンロー市は、1992年から両市の高校生を相互に派遣し、ホームステイを通して、文化体験、高校生交流、語学研修などを行う高校生交流事業を実施しています。 1993年5月29日には、姉妹都市提携を締結し、本年で25年を迎えました。 本年4月には、姉妹都市提携締結25周年を記念して、モンロー市の皆様の御好意により、防府市から35名の市民訪問団が、モンロー市を訪問することになります。 これもひとえに、両市の友好親善に御尽力され、両市の交流を長年にわたり力強く御支援くださっている皆様方の御協力によるものであり、心から厚くお礼申し上げます。 今回の市民訪問団のモンロー市への訪問が、両市における次の25年の交流の礎となり、今後益々の交流の発展につながることを期待しています。 末筆ながら、デトロイト日本商工会(JBSD)会員の皆様の御健康と御多幸、並びに今後ますますの御発展を祈念申し上げます。 2018年3月30日 防府市国際交流室長 今川良祐    

2017 Grant Ceremony – Dec. 12, 2017

2017 JBSD Foundation Grant Ceremony was held on December 12, 2017.  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. 2017 Grant Awardees US & Japan Relations 1 Ann Arbor Public Schools-Hikone Ann Arbor Educational Exchange Program 2 Clinton Township – Yasu Cultural Exchange …

– Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser is complete –

Our Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser is complete. Thank you very much to everyone who donated to support victims impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. JBSD Foundation raised $19,586.00 total and completed sending the donations to the American Red Cross. JBSD Foundation would like to thank the entire community for their kindness and generosity.