インディアナ日米協会

インディアナ日米協会: Japan-America Society of Indiana (JASI)は、文化、教育促進を目的とする非営利団体であり、インディアナ州民と日本国民の友好の架け橋となることを使命としています。当協会は個人、家族、企業、教育機関など、多様な会員の皆様からのご支援により運営されています。


It is difficult to find words to announce the passing of our beloved colleague and leader, Melanie Walker, mother – grandmother ‐ daughter – sister – mentor – friend – unwavering and enthusiastic servant and President and CEO of TASUS Corporation/Tsuchiya Group North America.
The following is an excerpt from Melanie (letter from the President) on the TASUS website and epitomizes her dedication to her associates and colleagues. The excerpt reads: Our employees and our customers are ….

  • the most important people in our business
  • not dependent upon us, we are dependent upon them
  • not an interruption to our workday, they are the purpose of it
  • not outsiders to our business, they are the most important part of it

Melanie began her career with the Tsuchiya company of Nagoya in 1989 and, in 1994, became President of TASUS, its first North American subsidiary, based in Bloomington. Through her leadership, Tsuchiya Group North America has grown to five manufacturing facilities in North America.  Melanie was the first female president of a Japanese‐owned manufacturing company in North America.  A few years back in an interview with Plastics News, Melanie acknowledged Yasuyuki Ohara, Chairman of Tsuchiya as her mentor, who taught her so many valuable lessons. We can only imagine the profound loss the Tsuchiya family is feeling today.

Melanie was actively involved in the Japan‐America Society of Indiana for nearly thirty years, and as President of the Board from 2015 to 2018, which included overseeing JASI’s capital campaign to create the JASI Japan Culture Center in Union Station.  Even with all of her commitments ‐ to TASUS, to her non‐profit work, to family & friends - she always ensured her time devoted to JASI included thoughtful inquiry, collaboration and mentoring.  Indeed, many of us have experienced her warm and knowing smile when she was pleased with an outcome.  She was one of our most dedicated leaders, a frequent speaker, and received JASI’s Bridge of Friendship Award in 2019.  We have appreciated Melanie’s friendship, guidance, and dedication.  Her impact was beyond measure.
 
The JASI Board of Directors, staff and entire JASI membership extend our deepest condolences to the Walker Family and to the employees of Tsuchiya/TASUS.
 
Melanie served on the Board of Trustees of Indiana University. The university’s announcement follows below.

https://news.iu.edu/stories/2021/08/iu/releases/01-university-mourns-passing-of-trustee-melanie-walker.html


JASI's "Oishii Indiana"!

The Japan-America Society of Indiana's new restaurant series, "Oishii Indiana", travels around Indiana visiting some of the best and most authentic Japanese restaurants in the state.  Enjoy "touring" a new restaurant each week!  The short videos will include interviews with the owners and chefs, the chef's demo of a popular dish, and live comments from customers. The new online series is made possible with support from the GEN-J program, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and Japan-America Society of Indiana, with professional support from Monumental Productions. "Oishii Indiana" will help you discover the best of Japanese cuisine in Indiana!

Click here to watch the whole series!

JASI’s online series is made possible with support from the GEN-J program, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and Japan-America Society of Indiana, with professional support from Monumental Productions. "Oishii Indiana" will help you discover the best of Japanese cuisine in Indiana! 


インディアナ日米協会
「JASI PPE(個人用保護具)新型コロナウイルス向けパスフォワードキャンペーン」

インディアナ日米協会は、困難な時期にメンバーの皆さんと歩調を合わせ、州全体のコミュニティを有意義な方法で結集し、リソースと情報の共有を促進するよう常に努めています。 JASIは緊急救援隊員(救助隊・救急隊・消防隊・警察など)、医療施設、コミュニティへの支援を支援する「PPEパスフォワード」キャンペーンを発表しました。 企業の皆さんに、マスク、保護ゴーグル、隔離用ガウン、全身フェイスシールド、子供の健康用フェイスマスク、ニトリル手袋、消毒剤など、これらのアイテムの重要なニーズを満たすのに役立つ「個人用保護具」の寄付を検討して頂けるようお願いします。JASIのキャンペーンはインディアナ州経済開発公社およびインディアナ州警備隊と提携して組織化されています。

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JASI会員とコミュニティの皆様へ

JASIは日本人コミュニティとJASI会員の皆様のために、新型コロナウイルス感染症に関する情報をお伝えいたします。

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Indiana's Back on Track Information in Japanese.

コミュニティ組織として、COVID-19の感染予防のためCDC(米国疾病予防管理センター)のガイドラインに従うことはとても大切だと考えます。そのため健康と安全を考慮しインディアナ日米協会(JASI)スタッフは在宅勤務をしています。この期間、引き続きメールは遠隔でチェックし返信いたしますが、返信にお時間かかる場合がありますことを予めご了承ください。皆様のご理解に心より感謝いたします。

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インディアナ州日米協会専務理事のテレサ・コザック氏に 旭日双光章の授与

2016年11月3日(日本時間)、日本政府は秋の叙勲において外国人叙勲を発表した。96人のうちの一人がインディアナ州日米協会専務理事のテレサ・コザック氏である。コザック氏は日米の友好関係と相互理解増進に顕著な功労があったとして、旭日双光章を受章。この栄典は天皇陛下の名で授与される。

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