Takashi Endo of Auckland City Police met with Elizabeth-Marie on Monday 3 April 2023 to discuss potential support for Japanese Nationals. Many of the Japanese Nationals live in Hawke’s Bay live in rural communities. Elizabeth-Marie had discussed concerns on crime in the areas and for the police to keep an eye on these areas.Takashi Endo […]
The Emperor’s Birthday (天皇誕生日, Tennō tanjōbi) is an annual Public holiday in Japan celebrating the birthday of the reigning Emperor, which is currently 23 February as Emperor Naruhito was born on that day in 1960. It is enforced by a specific law, “The Law for Special Exception of the Imperial House Law concerning Abdication, etc. of Emperor” (天皇の退位等に関する皇室典範特例法) of 2017. This year a celebration […]
Full production is just months away at Tatsumi New Zealand’s strawberry farm in Clive. The Japanese owned company will produce strawberries year round, exporting mostly to Japan. The facility replicates the company’s Japanese setup, where strawberries can only be grown a few months of the year because of very hot summers. Our temperate climate is much […]
Current Committee Officer Former Vice President Life Member Joined: 1990 Kinuko Iko joined the Hawkes Bay Japan Society within one week of arriving in New Zealand.She came to New Zealand with the intention of visiting various cities such as Napier, Christchurch and Nelson, but instantly fell in love with Napier and stayed. Her and […]
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As far as amazing experiences go, the Emperor’s Birthday Celebration at Trust Hall, Wellington, has certainly made its mark on my list. This was a particularly special occasion as it was the first birthday celebration of His Majesty the new Emperor of Japan, Naruhito. The celebration saw a number of important delegates and officials, with […]
Mr Gaku Fujita from Tokyo gives a demonstration to Napier residents on how to make origami models. The class was sponsored by the Japan Society, and over 30 people attended during the morning.
Opening of the “Japan Month” at Creative Arts Centre in Napier on May 6th this year. Organised by the CAN Centre and the Japan Society of Hawkes Bay, and sponsored by the Napier City Council – on display are gifts from Tomakomai City, several kimono, art works and haiku of local poets. There are also […]
We recently had three students visit from our sister city in Tomokomai. Takumi, Noa and Hinano. They stayed with New Zealand homestays, attended school, fed farm animals, viewed the city and it’s surroundings and even took a day trip to Taupo where they enjoyed activities like the bungy and the jet boat. When asked about […]
We recently had our first cooking class where we all made sushi! It had a dozen attendees learning a couple of different techniques and enjoying a lot of food! What cooking class should we host next?