MAY 13TH, 2012 (SUN)

JAPAN RUN

Time: 4-Mile Run 8:00AM / Kids Race 9:30AM 
Starting Point: Central Park East Drive 68th Street

JAPAN DAY FESTIVAL

Time: 9:30AM - 3:00PM
Place: Central Park’s Bands
hell Area 


ART CONTEST

AARON PORTER
Winner

CHRIS DINA
Honorable Mention

KERI DODGE
Honorable Mention

ARDITH IBAÑEZ NISHI
Honorable Mention

KEN SHELDON
Honorable Mention

SARA WOOLLEY
Honorable Mention


STAGE PROGRAM

HOST : SANDRA ENDO

ACT 1   

  • Japanese Taiko Drum by Soh Daiko

  • Karate Performance by World Seido Karate

  • Greetings from Commissioner Benepe & President Kawai

  • Japan Day – Cherry Blossom Art Contest Awards Ceremony

ACT 2    

  • Kendo Performance by The New York City Kendo Club

  • Japanese Taiko Drum by New York Suwa Taiko Association

  • Samurai Sword Soul / Samurai Boot Camp!

ACT 3  

  • Karate Fight by International Krate Organization Kyokushinkaikan 

  • Gospel by Danny Eason & Don't Give Up Chior

  • Japanese Taiko Drum by COBU


ACTIVITY TENTS

  • Calligraphy (Japanese American Association Of New York, Inc.)

  • Hello Kitty (Sanrio Co., Ltd.)

  • Kabuki Face Painting (Northeast Council Of Teachers Of Japanese)

  • Language (Hills Learning)

  • Origami (Origami Therapy Association (OTA))

  • Yo-Yo-Fishing (JETAA NY &  Japan Society)

  • Wellness (Japanese Medical Support Network)

  • Robot Sumo (Rd. Robot Inc.)

  • Chopsticks Games (NY de Volunteer)

FOOD TENTS

  • Gyoza (Ajinomoto North America,Inc.)

  • Okonomiyaki (Otafuku Foods)

  • Mazemen (Sun Noodle)

  • Gyudon (Ajinomoto U.S.A. Inc.)

  • Udon (Sanuki Project)

  • Tea (Itoen (North America) Inc.)

  • Snacks, Sushi & Pastry (Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd/ Benton and Zaiya)

  • Snacks (Meiji America Inc.)


JAPAN DAY INC.

HONORARY CHAIRMAN

Shigeyuki Hiroki
Ambassador and Consul General, Consulate-General of Japan in New York

PRESIDENT / CHAIRMAN

Mitsuhiko Kawai
President, MITSUI & CO. (U.S.A.), INC