【Cultural Events】The Japan Week (March 30th ~ April 9th)

The first and inaugural Japan Week took place from March 30th to April 9th throughout Nashville.  Tennessee is now home to more than 180 Japanese companies and 4,200 Japanese nationals. Japan Week was held ahead of the already established Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival as its center to complement festival programming by introducing a wider array of Japanese social and cultural events.  Japan Week also intended to enhance the interpersonal exchanges in the Japan-Tennessee friendship. A Japan-U.S. Networking event held with the cooperation of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services and a JET Program reception marked the start of the Japan Week. Subsequent events and activities, supported by various sponsoring individuals, organizations, and groups, provided a number of guests with opportunities to learn more about to different aspects of Japan.  
 Sunday, April 2nd : Japanese Language Courses at Tennessee Foreign Language Institute
 Tuesday, April 4th: Kid’s Day at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
 Wednesday, April 5th: Panel Discussion on the Japan-U.S. Relationship and ‘Tokyo’ Film Screening by representatives from the Tennessee World Affairs Council,Belmont University, and Vanderbilt University
 Thursday, April 6thJapan-America Society of Tennessee Young Professional, Blossoms and Brews Happy Hour
 Friday, April 7th through Sunday April 9th: Nashville Japanese Film Festival
 Sunday, April 9th: Cooking Class by The Sushi Academy
 We hope to bring back Japan Week as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival.  If you are interested in participating or have any suggestions, please reach out to the Information and Cultural Affairs Section at the Consulate-General of Japan (info@nv.mofa.go.jp).  We look forward to hearing from you!
Japan-U.S. Networking Reception(TNDVS Commissioner Grinder)   JET Reception   TFLI Workshop   Nashville Japan Film Festival
Cheekwood: Tuesdays for Tots   Japan-U.S. Relations Panel
(Tennessee Work Affairs Council and Belmont University)
  Sushi Academy