It was a busy holiday season at JSS. In the spirit of Christmas and New Years it is a time also for us to give thanks to all of our donors and supporters as well as others who might only be interested in what we do.
“Raising Amuro Club” was created following a symposium on “Children’s Brains and their Development” held on September 26th and 27th, 2011 by Professor Youichi Sakakibara of Ochyanomizu Graduate School and its discussion sessions.
Rev. Edward Yoshida is the Pastor of Wesley Chapel Japanese Church. He was one of the founding members of the Japanese Family Services (predecessor of Japanese Social Services) and he’s been the longest-standing member and donor of both organizations in the last 25 years.
JAVA is a nonprofit volunteer group based in the Toronto area. It consists mainly of young Japanese Canadians, Japanese immigrants, Canadians with experience living in Japan, and Japanese people living in Canada just temporarily and those who are interested in Japan/Canada relations.
Whenever I say “I conduct a workshop on miso,” numerous people ask in surprise, “Really? Is it possible to make your own miso in Toronto?” Apart from making it in Japan, is it possible to make miso in foreign countries?