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Palmerston North’s IPU Sakura Festival

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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 visitors eager to see the Cherry Blossoms bloom, or Hanami. This was also a chance to practice ones Japanese with the students. The day kicked off at 11:00am’ish with the IPU’s Kodama drum troop in the recreation...

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Model and Hobby Expo

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Model and Hobby Expo

Published on: Jul 11, 2018 by Djany Tanabe   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 send Japanese language students to Japan later this year. Beautiful Japanese Doll Display. (from left) Tom Nguyen-Duc; Kaiei Ono, Reo Hirose.    Ken Le Prou from Napier made a...

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Year 10 Speech Competition

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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 – 2nd place; Joe Robertshaw, Napier Boys’ High School – 3rd place.   Judge Chieko Dietz listening to speakers in a classroom at Napier Boys’ High School.  ...

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Japan Space Forum Visit

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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....

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About Us

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About Us

Founded in 1961, the Japan Society of Hawkes Bay
encourages friendship between New Zealand and Japan.
We host and support events across Hawkes Bay and
promote sister city relations between Napier and Tomakomai.

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Join Us

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Join Us

Be fully involved in the society by becoming a member.
Receive a membership card, a special gift,
be the first to know of our upcoming events
and so much more!

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A visit from Tomakomi

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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.  ...

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The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji)

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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.  ...

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Donate & Volunteer

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Donate & Volunteer

Donate Support our society by making a donation. you can make a direct deposit to: 03 0631 0184045 00 Reference: JAPGIFT Please also let us know of your donations through Contact Us We’d love to be able to thank you for your generosity. Volunteer We are a non-profit organization and are made up of members who volunteer their time and skills to make things happen for us. We are always looking for home stays for Japanese students that visit from Tomakomai, translators, people to help support events, show visitors around for sightseeing...

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