Sister City Visit

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 […]

Palmerston North’s IPU Sakura Festival

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 […]

Model and Hobby Expo

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 […]

Judge Chieko Dietz listening to speakers in a classroom at Napier Boys’ High School.

Year 10 Speech Competition

Published on: Jul 11, 2018 by Djany Tanabe   The NZALT Languages Speech competition, specifically for Year 10students of Japanese, Spanish and French was held at Napier Boys’ High School on June 28. The best speakers in Japanese were: Cameron Boyes, Napier Boys’ High School – 1st place; Jaime Alexander, Napier Girls’ High School – […]

Japan Space Forum Visit

Published on: Jun 7, 2018 by Djany Tanabe The Japan Space Forum visited Hawkes Bay last week to see the Space Lab Rocket programme on the Mahia Peninsula. Thanks to Lei Tanabe who assisted as their guide, and the society welcomed them in the Napier Boys’ High School Planetarium. Back

A visit from Tomakomi

A visit from Tomakomi Published on: Jun 7, 2018 by Djany Tanabe   Two students from Tomakomai visited Napier City this year. Accompanied by Japan Society Vice President Kinuko Iko they met the mayor of Napier, Mr Bill Dalton.

The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji)

The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) Published on: Jun 7, 2018 by Djany Tanabe   The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji), visited last year by Mr Arrell and ten students from Napier Boys’ High school on their school-trip, supported by the Japan Society of Hawkes Bay.