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Nice to meet you!

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Nice to meet you!
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!

Yoroshikuonegaishimasu!

Tomomi
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New staff on board!

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New staff on board!
Hello, my name is Satomi Aiba.

I’ve officially started working at JASSW from Monday July 30th/ 2012.

I was born and raised in Nagoya Japan, and came to North America when I was sixteen years old as an International student.

I’ve graduated from high school in B.C. Canada, went to Pierce College in Lakewood WA, and recently graduated from University of Washington with International Studies major.

Therefore, I have good mixture understanding and exposure to both authentic Japanese culture and North American culture.

I am looking forward to contribute to the JASSW and grow together with it.

If you have any comments, ideas, opinion, feedback on JASSW and our events, please email me at saiba@jassw.org

Looking forward to meeting you soon!
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25 Years of Lean Management at Boeing

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25 Years of Lean Management ...
The journey to Boeing's infintessimally slow moving production line started in 19th Century Japan. Honed over years and exported a century later, the concepts of Just in Time, Oobeya, and Jidoka have drasically cut both labor and material costs, waste, and helped keep the private aerospace giant on even footing with its biggest competitor, a competitor with the backing of five European countries. Attendees workshopped their own Toyota Management System scenario between presentations from the new expert, Boeing, and the old, Toyota.

Please visit our facebook page for more photos of the event.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360
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7/15/12 Annual Golf Tournament

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7/15/12 Annual Golf Tournament
Business leaders in all Japan-related areas bring their colleagues and clients to an event which has been presented for over 50 years. Fresh yakisoba, golf in the height of summer, and a dinner and awards ceremony make this an excellent opportunity for networking, fun, and supporting the Society.

Be sure to visit our facebook page for more Society information. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360#!/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360
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Tax Update for Japanese-Owned Companies

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Tax Update for Japanese-Owne...
On May 23rd Japan-America Society will hold a tax seminar covering recent developments in IRS examination, transfer pricing, and various tax proposals discussed in the upcoming Presidential Election. Senior speakers from Ernst & Young will present the most up-to-date tax information relevant for Japanese companies doing business in the United States. Free to JASSW members, held at The Harbor Club Bellevue.

Visit our facbook page for more information. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360
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5/17/12 25 Years of Lean at Boeing

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5/17/12 25 Years of Lean at ...
Lean and the Toyota Method have been hot topics for decades, implemented with varying degrees of success. Mr. Ed Dean has lead the Lean charge at Boeing since the 1970's, and gives a detailed account of our local aerospace giant's impressive results in trimming, maximizing, and achieveing more with less.

Be sure to to visit our facebook page for more JASSW news!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360
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JYPG Spring Networking Event

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JYPG Spring Networking Event
Thank you to all who joined us for the JYPG Spring Networking even and Kaname Izakaya and Shochu Bar. Almost 50 Young Professionals (of every age!) enjoyed good food and great conversation while making Japan connections.

Please visit our facebook page for more photos!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360#!/pages/Japan-America-Society-of-the-State-of-Washington/134769239869360
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3/29/12 JYPG Networking Event

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3/29/12 JYPG Networking Event
Treat yourself to a great night of networking, tasty izakaya morsels, and fun! JYPG Spring Networking event is next Thursday March 29th at 6:00. Come one, come all!
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3/11/2012 Winds for Hope

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3/11/2012 Winds for Hope
Also on Sunday Winds for Hope raised money to buy instruments for students affected by the Earthquake-Tsunami in a glittering show of classical and Jazz musicians, from local groups to international figures. Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto, principal trombone Seattle Symphony, Toshiko Akiyoshi, jazz pianist and composer, Lew Tabackin, flute and tenor sax, and Eric Miyashiro wowed the near-capacity audience for a good cause.
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3/11/2012 Day of Remembrance

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3/11/2012 Day of Remembrance
We were honored to be a part of SeattleJapanRelief.org which presented "A Day of Remembrance, A Day of Preparedness, Day of Rebuilding" on the anniversary of the Great Tohoku Earthquake-Tsunami. Thank you you especially to the SeattleJapanRelief.org Advisory Council for producing this wonderful event that honored, educated, and commemorated.
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