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?
Published on: Oct 25, 2018 by Robert Arrell The attached photo shows Mr Iwakura (centre), the Mayor of Tomakomai, Napier’s Sister-City, welcoming a group of Napier Boys’ High School students and their teacher, Mr Sam Englebretsen (on the right in the photo). With the group, on the left in the photo is President of the […]
Published on: Oct 10, 2018 by Iain Redrup Hello Japan Society members. Recently, with my parents, we attended the annual Palmerston North ‘International Spring Festival’, held on the IPU campus on the 29th of September 2018. The weather was typical for spring, flea rain throughout the day, but that did not deter the number of […]
On the 7th and 8th of July, the Japan Society of Hawkes Bay sponsored the Model and Hobby Expo at Napier Boys Highs School. Radio control trucks, model railways, model cars, boats, planes, doll houses, model castles, toy soldiers, war games and more were featured accross the weekend, with the goal of raising funds to […]