Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Brown Bag Series is an ongoing occasion to gather and talk about Japan together. On the second Tuesday of each month, people who enjoy talking about Japan bring their lunch to our office at 50 Milk Street. Speakers selected from across New England as well as special visiting guests give a brief presentation about their unique Japan experience or specialty, followed by a group discussion on the topic.  This event is free and open to the public - one small way we share Japan with Boston.

All Brown Bag meetings are from 12-1p on the 5th floor of 50 Milk St.  After signing the log-book at the front desk, proceed up the elevators on the left to the 5th floor. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

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    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109

    Photo by Kendall McGowan

    Loving Japan in High school

    With Rachel Eio
    Associate Dean of Brookline High School

    Meridian, 50 Milk St. 5F,
    Boston, MA 02109

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 12 - 1PM

    Join us for a Brown Bag discussion
    about learning, teaching, and establishing Japanese teaching curriculum at the high school level in Boston! Hear how Rachel Eio turned her passion for learning Japanese into a lifelong commitment to teaching young learners about Japan.

    Rachel Eio, who created the Japanese language curriculum at Brookline High School as well as running its exchange programs, is also the organizer of the popular Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival. In 2013, she was awarded the John E. Thayer Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Exchange Between the United States and Japan for spreading interest in Japanese language and culture to her students.

    (Photo Credit: Kendall McGowan)

    Please note that the we often take pictures at events for our records and sometimes for use in public media such as Facebook and blog posts. Registering for an event generally signifies acknowledgment that your likeness may be used in these ways. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

Past Speakers and Topics

Aeric Holbrook
Anime: A Gateway to Japan


Japanese Women's Leadership Initiative 2018 Fellows
Big Ideas for Japan from Emerging Women Leaders


Estuko Yashiro
Japan Festival Boston


Allan Sosei Palmer
Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Yoko Takemura
Bridging Countries with Organic Farming

Kanoko Kamata
The Power of Community in Japan and in Boston

Yasuhiro Yamauchi

New Year's Traditions


Gerry Rooney
Manjiro in America: How Fairhaven, MA Shaped US/Japan History


Motoko Day
Young Japanese Explorers Today: Trends in Study Abroad and Other Adventures

Satoko "Lisa" Watanabe
Ideas for Supporting the Japanese Community in Boston


Keiko Thayer
The Fascinating History of Japan in Boston: Stories and Experiences

Miwa Susuki, Head of Japan Client Services at Eurasia Group
Japan and the US: Living, Studying and Working in Two Countries

Mikio Yoshimura, Asian Business Development Specialist for the Boston Red Sox
Japan and the Red Sox: A View from Inside

Ray Matsumiya, Executive Director University of the Middle East Project 
Talking About Mid-East Peace in Japan: What I Learned in Hiroshima

Roy Rondoe
Save a Life, Send a Robot

Peter Grilli, JSB President Emeritus
Producing Paper Lanterns

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