In his welcome remarks, Consul-General Kinefuchi reiterated that the Japan- U.S. alliance is the cornerstone of peace and prosperity not only in the Asia-Pacific Region, but across the world. He also extended special appreciation to the U.S. servicemembers stationed in Japan serve as a bridge between Japan and the U.S., strengthening our alliance in the state of Tennessee, where approximately 190 Japanese companies contribute to the state economy through investment and job creation. Consul-General Kinefuchi expressed deep gratitude for the tremendous dedication and efforts of U.S. forces stationed in Japan during the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder also underscored how the Japan-Tennessee relationship continues to deepen through partnership both in public and private sectors. An initiative taken by a Japanese company in Tennessee was introduced to highlight the partnership.
The reception was held as part of the first “Japan Week”, a week full of Japan-related events leading up to the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival on April 8th.
After the remarks, attendees enjoyed Japanese food, a live Japanese Harp and Shakuhachi performance, and rice cake pounding.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville also plans to hold a similar networking event in the Fort Campbell Area this year. If you are interested, please contact our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with information regarding your experience with the U.S. force in Japan.
|【Consul-General Kinefuchi】||【Commissioner Grinder】|
|【Japanese Harp and Shakuhachi Performance】|