Natsumatsuri 2013

Natsumatsuri 2013

Natsumatsuri 2012

Natsumatsuri 2012

Natsumatsuri 2012, an event organized by IACJapan (International Alumni Council Japan) was hosted by Saint Maur International School in celebration of its 140th year on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Considering the inclement weather and the venue being in Yokohama, it was well attended by alumni from different international schools in...

“Give a Gift of Warmth” – Kotatsu Donation Program

With the support of our generous alumni donors, the IACJapan group has begun a Tohoku donation program, "Give a Gift of Warmth," to deliver kotatsu sets to the temporary homes that are being built in hundreds of townships throughout the Tohoku region. This donation program was initiated by the St. Mary’s Alumni Association via a generous donation of ¥2 million from Mr. George Tsai, St. Mary’s class of ’73. The ¥2 million has been used to purchase 250 kotatsu sets with futon and shiki futon. We plan to purchase 350 more in September when the kotatsu season begins, with pledges for 250 more from George Tsai and another 100 kotatsu sets pledged by Mr. Jim Reed, St. Mary’s class of ’69. The first 250 sets were delivered on July 2, 2011, to the temporary homes that have been built in the towns of Takahashi (38 kasetsu), Jonan (54 kasetsu) and...
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Natsumatsuri 2012

Natsumatsuri 2012

Natsumatsuri 2012, an event organized by IACJapan (International Alumni Council Japan) was hosted by Saint Maur International School in celebration of its 140th year on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Considering the inclement weather and the venue being in Yokohama, it was well attended by alumni from different international schools in Japan; some having traveled from...
Sam Ohta, publisher and president of Ohta Publications, Ltd.

Sam Ohta, publisher and president of Ohta Publications, Ltd.

Susumu “Sam” Ohta, president of Ohta Publications, Ltd., learned to appreciate the finer things in life at an early age. As a boy, the Tokyo native often accompanied his father, Tonosuke Ohta, to hotels and restaurants around the world. Prior to establishing Ohta Publications, which has continued to produce the influential trade magazine Weekly Hotel...
IACJapan Natsumatsuri 2011 for Tohoku

IACJapan Natsumatsuri 2011 for Tohoku

Hosted by Nishimachi International School & the Nishimachi-Kai On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Nishimachi International School and the Nishimachi-Kai opened its doors once again to host the IACJapan Natsumatsuri event. Although the weather wasn’t perfect, we had over 400 paying guests who signed up at the door and then helped us through cases of beer,...
Paul Guilfoile: Brand marketing consultant and entrepreneur

Paul Guilfoile: Brand marketing consultant and entrepreneur

Paul Guilfoile, president and founder of the marketing consulting company Guilfoile Connections, has a firm, no-nonsense handshake and a broad smile that puts you at ease. In conversations, he switches fluidly between English and flawlessly unaccented Japanese, gesturing at times with the practiced formality of a Kabuki actor before punctuating his stories with a throaty...
Koichi Hama: Creative Director and Marketing Strategist

Koichi Hama: Creative Director and Marketing Strategist

Award-winning creative director Koichi Hama has developed campaigns for internationally renowned companies and designed distinctive logos and websites for a host of Japanese clients. Before starting his own boutique ad agency, Koichi Hama & Company, in Tokyo, the Kobe native served as chief creative officer for the Japan operations of several multinational corporations. But when...
Miyagi Report

Miyagi Report

Dear all, I have returned safely from Miyagi (Ishinomaki, Higashi Matsushima). I have joined the Tokyo Metropolitan/Disaster Volunteer Force from April 29th-May 6th, and was posted up in Yoshihama/Ishinomaki, and Omagari/Higashi Matsushima. I ended up being appointed as a leader of a 50 staff team, and our mission was to scoop tons of mud, clean...
IACJapan Disaster Relief Project

IACJapan Disaster Relief Project

By:  Paul Guilfoile Date: April 3, 2011 Support Groups: IACJapan – International Alumni Council of Japan (website being rebuilt) The IACJapan group supports member alumni associations and their schools including St. Mary’s, the International School of the Sacred Heart, St. Maurs, Nishimachi International School, ASIJ, YIS, Marist Brothers (Kobe), the Canadian Academy (Kobe) and St....