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Upcoming Festivals and Conventions
Sukoshi Con: Destination Anime

Date: May 1st-May 3rd, 2015

Time: Please check times on website

Where:Bay Point Wyndham Golf Resort & Spa

4114 Jan Cooley Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Details: event details


Sukoshi Con is back! Same Anime, new Destination. Join us Summer 2015 in Panama City for Destination Anime at the Bay Point Wyndham Resort ON THE BEACH! We've combined Anime, Gaming, the beach, and resort all in one to bring you the ultimate Summer vacation!

Japanese Spring Festival - Ichimura Japanese Garden

Date: May 3rd, 2015

Time: See site for hours

Where: Ichimura Japanese Garden

1101 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island

Miami Fl 33139

Details: event details


FREE FESTIVAL, fun for the entire family! Celebrate Spring at the Japanese Garden All Free!

  Omni Expo

Date: May 22nd-May 24th, 2015

Time: See site for hours

Where: Rosen Centre Hotel

Orlando, FL

Details: event details


OMNI EXPO is a combination of this generation's craving for the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer and the yearning for a world with infinite possibilities. It will bring together the world of today and tomorrow, interspersed with the world of fantasy, which influences minds to believe in the possibilities of the future. The event will combine major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime Licensing, Home Video, and more. OMNI EXPO will be the first Consumer Expo to bring all of these together under one roof. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to show their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon!

  Asian American Heritage Council of Florida - Asian Culture Festival

Date: May 30th, 2015

Time: 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Where: Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 East Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL 32803, United States

Details: event details


Enjoy cultural entetainment, arts and crafts, and Asian ethnic food featuring China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and more!

Special Events
  第4 Coffee 会 (Japanese Language Group Meet-up)

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015


Time: 3:00 P.M.~6:00 P.M.


Place: Pasion del Cielo Coffee Shop

8915 SW 72nd Place (downtown dadeland)


Event Details:

People of all skill levels are welcome to come and practice Japanese, and have fun. This is a fun way to meet people in the Miami area who are interested in Japanese language and culture. Join us!


Japanese language group meet up is always help the last Saturday of every month. The location varies, so please check with the calendar every month to make sure you are going to the right place.


Kimono Fashion Show "7-5-3 Festival"

Date: May 10th, 2015


TIme: 2:00 P.M.


Place: Museum of Discovery and Science in 401 SW 2nd Street

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312


Event Details:


The Kimono Fashion Show on the subject of the Japanese children’s festival of Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three) will be held at Museum of Discovery and Science in 401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 on May 10, Sunday at 2pm. This show is a part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration at the museum. A kimono stylist Hiromi Asai and a flower arrangement expert Mieko Kubota will produce and organize this show. It is a great chance to see 17 different styles of kimono for men and women of all ages by17 models. The admission fee of the museum is $14 for adult and $12 for children (2-12). For Further information, please visit the web site of the museum, http://www.mods.org, or call 954-467-6637.

  Japanese Heritage Day

Date: Sunday, June 28th, 2015



11:30 A.M.- Cultural Event

1:10 P.M. Marlins vs. Dodgers Baseball Game


Place: Marlins Park, West Plaza

501 Marlins Way

Miami, Fl 33125


Event Details: click here



Baseline Reserved: $30

Join the Marlins' Japanese Heritage Day Celebration starting at 11:30 AM in the West Plaza! VIP Special Event Package includes:

  • Baseline Reserved game ticket in the Japanese Heritage section.
  • Cheers will be led by an ōendan.
  • Includes a Japanese Heritage Day T-Shirt

T-shirt giveaway comes in adult sizes only. S, M, L, XL, 2XL and will be distributed based on availability at a first-come-first-served basis. Marlins Park gates open 90 minutes prior to 1st Pitch.

Gift item redemption is located on Section 1 and must have a valid Special Event ticket. Other seating categories available upon request. Please email groups@marlins.com for more information.



  Ikebana International Meetings in Florida


Monthly Group Meeting for Ikebana Chapter of Naples every 1st Wednesday of the month.

Location: Moorings Presbyterian Church, Moss Hall, in central Naples located at 791 Harbour Drive




St. Petersburg

Monthly meetings held on 3rd Monday of the month.

Location: Chapel on The Hill Church in Evan’s Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 (unless otherwise noted.)


The public is invited to join us and view our demonstrations (first time free) and see what ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging is all about. Programs are from September through May and a yearly memberships are available for $80 individual and $120 per couple. Our motto is “Friendship Through Flowers”. Themes for the 2013 and 2014 year are based on having fun with ikebana.
All meetings are the third Monday of the month at Chapel on The Hill Church in Evan’s Hall, 12601 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 (unless otherwise noted.) Meetings begin at 10am and end at 2pm. For further information on membership, classes and exhibitions please visit our website, www.ikebanastpetersburg.com or call our hotline at 727-729-9445.


Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL in the ballroom located above the visitors' center


Meetings are held at on the third Tuesday of the month September - November and January - April. We meet at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL in the ballroom located above the visitors' center. The room has elevator access.

Guests are welcome, but preregistration is needed in order to take the flower workshop. Please use our contact form or email i.i.miamichapter131@gmail.com to register. First time guests may attend the program for free. For returning participants there is a small, non-member fee for the program. There is a materials fee if taking the flower workshop.

Meeting Schedule:
9:30 Set-up room/Hospitality
10:00 Business meeting
10:30 - 12:00 Program
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Break (snacks are provided by chapter members)
12:30 - 2:00 Workshop
2:00 - 2:30 Clean-up

  38th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S. and Japan/U.S. Southeast Associations

“Initiative For A Sustainable Future—Through Continuous Innovation”




Date: NOVEMBER 14-16, 2015


Place: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel in
Birmingham, Alabama


Further Information:
info@fl-seusjapan.org or 786-235-8289
or visit us online at www.fl-seusjapan.org



Education Spotlight
  Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium 27th Annual JUSTEC Conference 2015

Beyond Borders:Teacher Education in Globalized Society

Date: September 14th ~ September 17th, 2015

Time: Please check schedule for times and events

Where: University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL

Details:event details


JUSTEC 2015 leaflet (pdf)

Monday, Sept. 14th School Visit: Local School Tour plus the National Flight Academy
Welcome Reception
Tuesday, Sept. 15th Presentations followed by Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pam Northrup
Associate Provost and Executive Director of the University of West Florida's Innovation Institute
Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Thursday, Sept. 17th Presentations and Optional Tour

JUSTEC 2015 Key Dates
・ December 5th, 2014: Call for Proposals Opens (see call for proposals)
・ March 15th, 2015: Deadline of Call for Proposals
・ May 15th, 2015: Notification of Acceptance/Redo/Decline
・ May 15th, 2015: Early Bird registration and payment opens
・ July 15th, 2015: Deadline of Abstracts
・ July 15th, 2015: Early Bird registration and payment closes
(All presenting authors must have a paid registration by this date to ensure inclusion into the program.)
・ August 30th, 2015: Online registration and payment closes
JUSTEC 2015 Tentative Registration Fee:
The registration fee for all 3days ( September 15th to September 17st, 2015) includes:presentation/participation in JUSTEC sessions, welcome reception, conference lunches (Sep.15th & 16th), refreshment during conference, publication of conference abstracts, on-line service fee, and handouts. School visit will be optional. It will be around $250 (including school visit) in total like previous years. The finalized fee information is coming later.


  Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection

Date: October 7, 2014 - July 15, 2016


Where: Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32607


Details: event details


Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection highlights the diversity, creativity, and technical virtuosity of 20th- and 21st-century ceramic artists working in Japan.


The exhibition features both artists whose work is inspired by traditional themes and those who work in (or are influenced by aspects of) the avant-garde. Tensions between form and functionality, traditional and modern, national and international are often evident across works in the exhibition and within individual works. More information here:




A symposium featuring on Sunday, November 2nd will be held at the Harn’s Chandler auditorium, beginning at 1:15pm. Speakers include Daicho Tomohiro, Aichi Prefectural Museum; Hyeyoung Cho, Seoul Women’s University; Joan Mirviss & Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, Mirviss Ltd. and private collectors; Halsey and Alice North, private collectors; and Akiyama Yō, artist and department of ceramics chairman, Kyoto City University of Arts. A Visiting Artist Workshop will be also be held at the UF School of Art and Art History (FAC, B14) on Monday, November 3rd from 10am-1pm.


Poetry in Clay: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

Date: February 12, 2015 – May 24, 2015


Where:Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446


Details: event details


Ōtagaki Rengetsu (February 10, 1791 – December 10, 1875) was a Japanese Buddhist nun and perhaps the most well-known female artist and poet of 19th century Japan. Rengetsu collaborated with potters, lacquerware craftsmen, and a variety of other artists to create myriad objects. Poetry in Clay brings together paintings, ceramics, decorative fans, tea ceremony utensils and calligraphy pieces. The objects comprising this exhibition are part of the largest private collection of works by Ōtagaki Rengetsu in the United States.

Date Event Location
May 3 Japanese Spring Festival - Ichimura Japanese Garden

Miami Beach (Watson Island)

May 30 Asian American Heritage Council of Florida - Asian Culture Festival



Anime Conventions
Date Event Location
May.1-May. 3 Sukoshicon Panama City
May 22-May 24 Omni Expo Orlando
Date Event Location
Oct 7 - July 15 Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection Gainesville, FL, Harn Museum
Feb 12- May 24

Poetry in Clay: The Art of Ōtagaki Rengetsu

Delray Beach, Morikami Museum
Date Event Location

April. 25

Monthly Japanese Language Group Meetup

Miami (Pasion del Cielo Coffe House)

June 28


Sep 14-17


Nov 14-16

Birmingham, AL

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