There are many Japan-Alaska Events happening in March and April and we hope to see you soon!

March 25, 2017 (Sat) Alaska Nihongo Speech Contest
8:30-5pm @ UAA, Fine Arts Building

Support Japanese language students from elementary to university levels as they compete for best skit, haiku, song and other categories. There will be cultural demonstrations as well. – Free
Sponsored by Alaska Association of Teachers of Japanese (AKATJ)

March 26, 2017 (Sun) “Kotatsu Series”
1-2pm @ UAA MDJC Tea Room in UAA’s Social Sciences Building
Featuring Dr. Syunichi Akasofu, the founding director of the International Arctic Research Center at UAF

Join the “Kotatsu Series” discussions that highlight personal legacies and stories of the people who make Alaska’s Japanese community unique. – Free
Sponsored by Japan Alaska Association (JAA) and UAA Montgomery Dickson Japan Center (MDJC)

March 26, 2017 (Sun) Cultural Workshop: Wagashi (Japanese Sweets) 101
3-5pm @ UAA MDJC Tea Room in UAA’s Social Sciences Building

Learn how to make “wagashi!” – $20
Sponsored by UAA Montgomery Dickson Japan Center (MDJC)

SAKE WEEK BEGINS!
Sake Week is March 25-April 1.

For more events: La Bodega’s Sake Expo Website.

March 31, 2017 (Fri) Sake Movie Night
7:00pm @ 49th State Brewing Co.

Featuring the 1995 sci-fi anime hit, Ghost in the Shell. Japanese-inspired small plates available for purchase, and of course, popcorn! $15 tickets include movie and a sake flight. Tickets available at all La Bodega locations and at labodegastore.com
Sponsored by La Bodega, K&L Distributor’s and Specialty Imports

April 1, 2017 (Sat) SAKE EXPO
5:00-8:00pm @ The Kincaid Chalet

Sake Week culminates in this decadent tasting of over 80 premium sakes. This is our fourth annual Sake Expo and we truly look forward to hosting it all year long. Catering by Kinley’s restaurant.

Visit the JAA Booth at the Sake Expo!

JAA Members get a $5 discount! JAA Member price = $40. Tickets available at all La Bodega locations and online. For further information, please visit La Bodega’s Sake Expo Website.
Sponsored by La Bodega, K&L Distributor’s and Specialty Imports

April 13, 2017 (Thur) Spring Tea Ceremony
1-2:30pm @ UAA MDJC Tea Room in UAA’s Social Sciences Building

Please visit the UAA Montgomery Dickson Japan Center‘s homepage for event information and to reserve your spot.

A moment of peace through a bowl of tea. – $10 Public, $5 Students/Members
Sponsored by UAA Montgomery Dickson Japan Center (MDJC)

April 22, 2017 (Sat) Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) 101
2-4:00pm @ UAA MDJC Tea Room in UAA’s Social Sciences Building

Lecture and Demonstration – $20 Public, $10 Students/Members
Sponsored by UAA Montgomery Dickson Japan Center (MDJC)

April 23, 2017 (Sun) “Kotatsu Series”
1-2pm @ UAA MDJC Tea Room in UAA’s Social Sciences Building

Join the “Kotatsu Series” discussions that highlight personal legacies and stories of the people who make Alaska’s Japanese community unique. – Free
Sponsored by Japan Alaska Association (JAA) and UAA Montgomery Dickson Japan Center (MDJC)

Spring 2017 Events Calendar