Hello, I'm Yusuke. I started working at JASSW as an intern on November 20th.
I grew up in Yamaguchi prefecture.
I graduated from Waseda University this past March. In university, I majored in Sport Sciences and I studied Sport Business.
The reason that I decided to work as intern in JASSW is to improve my working and English skills. So I'm looking forward to working with my fellow staff and contributing to JASSW.
I'm here only for a month but I'd like to experience a lot of things in this internship.
I'm Sanae Yorozu, a senior student of Hokkaido University.
I’ve started working at JASSW as an internship position from October 24th 2013.
The aim I came to Seattle is to join JS and JLCV volunteer.
In my university, I'm on a tutor work for international exchange students. I teach students Japanese language, custom and culture so on. Helping them is my pleasure to find there are many people abroad interested in and love Japan. This experience made me think of “how is Japan they love in their country?”
JS and JLCV program is perfect to know how is Japan abroad, and through it I can be involved with those who are interested in Japan.
And luckily, I got a wonderful opportunity working at JASSW office too. Much appreciated to Ms. Olson offered me to work here.
I'll be here only about two months, but do my best and make a contribution to those who love Japan in Seattle and JASSW.
Nice to meet you.
Hello, JASSW viewers.
My name is Nozomi Hamatsu, and I’ve started working at JASSW as an internship position from September 13th 2013. I was born in Fukushima and spent in Tokyo Japan for 5 years.
I came to Seattle on June 2013 and graduated from the college in Everett with an Associate of Arts in Communication Studies, and I’ve been involved in a volunteer of Japan in the Schools, Golf Tournament and some events at JASSW. Through these experiences, I would like to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and Washington State as a member of JASSW.
I’m glad to get an internship opportunity and want to learn a lot of things here, and looking forward to connecting with all members.
Nice to meet you.
Hello, my name is Yutaka, I started to work as an intern at JASSW from 16th September. I worked here in June for two weeks and also did volunteer work at the annual golf tournament in July. I have been working for a sportswear company for ten years in Japan and now studying at UW from last April temporally. I enjoy working here and hope to meet many people and do some help for JASSW!
Nice to meet you. My name is Rina Suzuki.
I've started working at JASSW as an internship position from August 21st/2013. I stayed in Seattle for just four weeks.
I'm a senior at Shirayuri Women's Collage now. Then I'll be a office worker at Softbank Corp. from next April.
I'm so glad I've worked at JASSW and met many people through events. I like Japan more and more!
Thank you for the good time during my stay.
My name is Yukie Watanabe.
I'm doing internship at JASSW from July 24, 2013. I came to the US last year to go to Bellevue College.
I was born in Japan and raised Yokohama.
I graduated Toyo Eiwa University and I became a computer programmer in Japan. Now I'm in charge of developing their new web site.
I joined their events like Golf Tournament and Summer Social. I could meet many people through those events. JASSW has a lot of events to meet new people.
It would be my pleasure, if I could help our staff !
Photographs by Tom Kohler
We had a 新年会or "new year gathering" at Kaname Izakaya in the International District on January 16. We had a good time with our friends and members surrounding an awesome Japanese food. So glad to have celebrated the New Year with them! Some of members came there with their internship students, who are studying international business. We hope they got a good opportunity to talk with many business people and exchange their intern experiences with other students.
Also, Thank you for joining to make a video message for the upcoming event “Shout out to Japan” which is the event for cheering victims of the Great East Japan earthquake at the Seattle Center on March 10th. We are working on this now. Please join this event too! We are also seeking volunteers!
Anyway, that’s a very good start of a year for us! Thank you everybody!
☆Good Day JASSW viewers☆
My name is Nicole Momoko Levy, and I just started working with JASSW today so yoroshiku onegai itashimasu. As you can tell from my name, I am of mixed Japanese decent, and I've come to offer JASSW my extensive bicultural understanding and experience (-of course I am sure JASSW help further it too! ^_^)
I graduated the University of Washington with a degree in International Studies: East Asian Studies, and studied abroad at Sophia University as well as Waseda University.
I look forward to connecting with all of you!
I came to Seattle for the internship at Japan America Society.
I was born and raised in Shiga, which was the country side of Japan. I graduated from high school at Kyoto and I am sophomore in Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.
I also belong to free guide club, in which members show the famous temples and shrines in Kyoto to tourists from foreign countries for free. So I know many amazing things of Japan, especially Kyoto. I am willing to tell a lot if you want to know of golden pavilion temple, Kiyomizu temple, and so on.
P.S The photo is after the guide at Ryoanji temple.
Hello, my name is Tomomi Tamura.
I started to work for JASSW as an intern from August 22nd of 2012.
I was born and raised in Tokyo Japan.
I’m a junior in economics major at Yokohama City University.
I stayed at Portland Oregon for half a year to study English.
My last day of work will be on September 14th but I will do my best for working with JASSW!
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