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 -2

Another scholarship recipient, Jillian-san (YFU 2017)shared her story with us! —– First of all, I would just like to thank you so much for the opportunity to live out one of my dreams; experiencing Japan and its many unique cultures for myself. You gave me the chance of a lifetime. A couple years ago from today, I could have never …

‘KONNICHIWA!’ – HELLO! – from JBSD Foundation Scholarship recipient 2017 -1

We will introduce the report from Anya-san who went to Japan through YFU program in 2017. —– JBSD Post Program Report The realization of actually going to Japan did not hit me until I was on the last plane to my final destination. I expected to enjoy my time but was unsure of how much I would. When my small …

‘KONNICHIWA!’ – 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 …