Award Dinner and Silent Auction 2015

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Japan-America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA) 

invites you to join us for the JASGA's first Award Dinner. This international event brings together the Japanese and American communities to recognize leaders in the field of U.S.-Japan friendship relations. The gala will take place in the early evening on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Vintage Villas Hotel & Events. 
Please join us with our Honorary Director, Nozomu Takaoka, Consul-General of Japan in Houston, and our special sponsor of the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, as we pay tribute to our first distinguished recipient.
Dr. WilliamTsutsui, who will receive the Bridges to Friendship Award and will be our keynote speaker.  Mr. Keiji Asakura, landscape architect, planner, and urban designer will be our opening speaker. Ms. Sumie Kaneko will perform Japanese traditional shamisen and vocal music.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
VIP Reception: 4:00 pm

General Reception & Silent Auction: 4:30 pm
Dinner Program: 5:30 pm

Vintage Villas Hotel & Events 
(Overlooking Lake Travis)

Bridges to Friendship Award Recipient       
Keynote Speaker                            Opening Guest Speaker                    Shamisen &Vocal            
Dr. William Tsutsui                           Keiji Asakura                               Sumie Kaneko
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JASGA Award Dinner and Silent Auction 2015
To register for Award Dinner and Silent Auction 2015, click Here.  
If you would like to pay for the ticket by check, please make the check payable to JASGA and mail it to (by Wednesday, February 25, 2015):
Japan-America Society of Greater Austin
PO Box 9276
Austin, TX 78766
Silent Auction
JASGA is seeking donations for the Silent Auction that will be held at the Award Dinner on March 1 at 4:30 pm.  Popular items include Japanese plates, kimono, kimono accessories, artisan gifts, event tickets, and gift certificates.
All contributions are fully tax deductible. Proceeds will support our cultural and educational programs.
To donate, please submit the donation items by February 28th.  For more information, please contact
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