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A Traditional Japanese Celebration of The New Year

(Tentative - Agenda and Schedule Subject to Change)

MC: Yukiko Kanamori
January 20, 2018, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Doors Open: 2:15 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Waiter with Champagne Flutes
Festive Christmas Gift

Established as an NPO on October 12, 2007, Technology Partnership of Nagoya University, Inc. (NU Tech) celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.  To commemorate this event and to express appreciation for the generous support provided by NC State University and our many local partners, NU Tech will host a 10th Anniversary Symposium and Reception on Monday, September 18, 2017.


2:15 PM

Doors Open

3:00 PM

Japanese National Anthem

Seiji Ono

3:05 PM

Opening Remarks

Noriyoshi Inoue, Chair, Shinnenkai Organizing Committee

3:10 PM

Guest Greetings

Takashi Shinozuka

Consul General of Japan in Atlanta


David Robinson

Honorary Consul General for Japan in North Carolina

3:20 PM


Flute                            Erica Spear

Flute/Koto ensemble  Erica Spear and Megumi Inoue

Koto                             Megumi Inoue

Classic guitar              Kenya Inoue

Shamisen                    Megumi Inoue

4:00 PM

Social time

Food service/Green tea service starts

Silent auction and sales booth open

Games: Bozumekuri (cards), Hanetsuki (traditional badminton)

Fukuwarai (face puzzle), Calligraphy

4:25 PM


Mochi poinding - Demonstration and Serving

4:55 PM

Social Time

Bozumekuri championship

Hanetsuki championship

Raffle and silent auction winners announced

5:25 PM

Taiko performance

Nippon Club of the Triangle

5:40 PM

Janken tournament

Makoto Ono

Vice Chair, Shinnenkai Organizing Committee

5:55 PM

Closing Remark

Rocky Iwashima

President, Nippon Club of the Triangle

5:00 PM


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