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    • 2022-06-08
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online Cultural Event
    • 95
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    Corporate Roundtable; AgriPro/Syngenta Spring Wheat Breeding Program in Northern Plains


    We are excited to host online Coorporate Roundtable by Yukiko Naruoka on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. (Central Time) on Zoom.


    AgriPro/Syngenta wheat breeding programs have continued to support wheat production and market from Pacific Northwest to the Great Plains in the US through top-performing variety development. AgriPro spring wheat varieties have been leading the wheat industry and consistently ranks in top grown varieties in Northern Plains. This presentation reviews current spring wheat breeding goals and challenges and overview of breeding methods including new technologies and tools. Furthermore, the program has been evolving into hybrid wheat program to support growers, industry and future agriculture.

    Yukiko Naruoka, originally from Japan has been a spring wheat breeder at Syngenta since 2016. After graduating from Montana State University with Ph.D. in plant genetics and breeding, she was involved in wheat research through post-doctoral assignment at Washington State University focused on identifying novel disease resistance genes and developing molecular markers for effective known genes for the Pacific Northwest.

    Her current responsibility at Syngenta is development of new spring wheat cultivars in both conventional and hybrid wheat breeding program for the Northern Plains. She has given presentations and provided information for a group of Japanese wheat researchers (universities, agricultural water and prefectural research institutes) and flour milling companies.

    In free time,  she enjoys martial arts training especially Aikido, and spending time with her family.


    We are looking forward to seeing you there!


    Non-Member: $8

    Member: free

    Fee is not refundable but is transferable. Please become a member to support JASM.

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    • 2022-06-12
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 1531 Hewitt Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104
    • 154
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    To kick-off JASM’s 50th Anniversary year, the first big event is our Harukaze concert at Hamline University’s Sundin Music Hall on Sunday, June 12th at 3pm. (Google maps)

    This year, we are honored to present three Minnesota artists: Rie Tanaka, pianist; Yuki Tokuda, classic ballet dancer; and Jesse Nummelin, cellist. They will perform a program entitled "Primavera". We are very pleased to have this wonderful performance as the kickoff for our year-long celebration of JASM’s 50th anniversary. Please register today!

    A face mask is required in Sundin Music Hall.

    $15: Non-member

    $10: Member

    The ticket is not refundable, but transferable.

    Sunday, June 12th 3:00pm-5:00pm



    Program:

    • Le Cygne (The Swan) from The Carnival of the Animals, by Camile Saint-Saens
    • June: Barcarolle, from the Seasons for Cello and Piano by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
    • Spring Waters, Op.14 No.11 by Sergei Rachmaninov
    • Cello Sonata Op.19, 3rd movement by Sergei Rachmaninov
    • Bunraku for Solo Cello by Toshiro Mayuzumi
    • Elegie Op.96 by Nikolai Kapustin
    • Nearly Waltz Op.98 by Nikolai Kapustin


    Jesse Nummelin started Suzuki cello at age three with the Aber Suzuki Center for the Arts in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in cello performance at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, studying under Dr. Lawrence Levinton, and then a Masters of Music at Arizona State where he worked as Teaching Assistant to Professor Thomas Landschoot. 

    He currently serves as the assistant principal cellist of the Des Moines Symphony and has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony, among others.

    A passionate chamber musician, he most often performs with his wife and pianist Rie Tanaka as Duo Ihana. He is a founding member of the Stone Arch String Quartet and does studio recording for indie films and upcoming singer/songwriters in the Twin Cities. His versatile musical talent led him to premiere several compositions with string quartet at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Phoenix, AZ, as well as performing on a series of Jazz recordings through the Foulger Institute with acclaimed artists Allison Eldredge and Tom Landschoot. 

    As an educator, Jesse has served as a faculty of cello at the Aber Suzuki Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in 2016. Other schools where he used to teach includes; Arizona State University, City of Lakes Waldorf School, the Saint Paul Conservatory, and Music Connection in Forest Lake. He currently teaches private cello lessons at Mount Olivet School of Music.


    Native of Osaka, Japan, Dr. Rie Tanaka is a prize winner of international and national competitions in Japan and the U.S. She won the MTNA Young Artist Competition in the West Central Division, Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as Schubert Club Competition (1st), Chautauqua Piano Competition (Finalist, Commissioned Piece Award), Rosenstock International Piano Competition (Special Judge’s Award). She was featured on Minnesota Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, StarTribune, among other local and regional channels.

    Rie often collaborates with her husband and cellist Jesse Nummelin as Duo Ihana. She is a co-founder of “Mirage Performing Arts,” a collaborative group of musicians and ballet dancers. She has performed with members of the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Phoenix Symphony, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and many other notable musicians.

    Rie has been an advocate for musician’s wellness. As a certified Yoga instructor with an RYT 200, she has led Yoga and lectures at the Rebecca Penney’s Piano Festival, Green Lake Chamber Music Camp, Saint Paul Chamber Music Institute, and Minnesota International Piano Camp. She presented at the Music Teachers Associations in the states of Minnesota, South Dakota, and Washington.

    Rie received her MM and DMA in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, studying under Professor Alexander Braginsky, and Bachelor from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, studying with Dr. Raffi Besalyan. She currently teaches piano at the Mount Olivet School of Music and Macalester College, and has her private studio in Mound, Minnesota.


    Yuki Tokuda is originally from Japan, and was trained under Mikiko Dei, Hideo Fukagawa and Jun Ishii, internationally recognized dancers, teachers and competition judges. She moved to the United States in 2000 to continue her training in New York. Ms. Tokuda has danced professionally with USA Ballet, Peoria Ballet, the Metropolitan Ballet and she was the principal dancer at Continental Ballet for 7 years. With diverse training in classical, contemporary, modern and jazz, she is an international guest dancer and collaborator with many companies. She has an expertise in pointe work, partnering, company etiquette and enjoys teaching aspiring dancers.

    Ms. Tokuda trained at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. At Steps on Broadway as one of the first International Visa Program students. She is also trained with the Boston Ballet and the Connecticut Ballet. She has performed many principal roles of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    Ms Tokuda is a faculty at Minnesota Dance Theatre, Interlochen Center for the Arts and a certified STOTT Pilates teacher. She is a recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board and St. Louis Park Arts & Culture Grant. Her choreography was chosen for Choreographer’s Evening at The Walker Arts Center, Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, Wooddale Church, Japan America Society of Minnesota and Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. She is the designer and owner of Yukitard, a custom leotard company.

    This event is sponsored by

    Noriko Ishida

    Makoto Ishii

    Naigai Industries U.S.A. Inc.


    • 2022-06-30
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online Cultural Event
    • 97

    (Picture above) Japan, late 19th-early 20th century, Festival kimono decorated with carp ascending a waterfall made in Akita Prefecture (detail), cloth: cotton; shibori (shape resist), The John R. Van Derlip Fund and the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundtion; purchase from the Thomas Murray Collection, 2019.20.84

    Please join us for Curator Talk “Minneapolis’ New Clothes: Dressed by Nature—Textiles of Japan” on Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom.

    The Japanese archipelago is home to diverse cultures that made textiles in a kaleidoscope of materials and designs beyond the commonly known silk kimono. Dr. Andreas Marks, Head of Japanese and Korean Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, provides insight into the large special exhibition "Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan" that will be on view at Mia from June 25th until September 11th. For the first time, over 120 textiles from the Thomas Murray collection that the museum acquired in 2019 will be on view.

    This exhibition will focus on the resourcefulness of humans to create textiles from local materials like fish skin, paper, elm bark, nettle, banana leaf fiber, hemp, wisteria, deerskin, cotton, silk, and wool. It will showcase rare and exceptional examples of robes, coats, jackets, vests, banners, rugs, and mats, made between around 1750 and 1930, including the royal dress of subtropical Okinawa, ceremonial robes of the Ainu from northern Japan and the Russian Far East, and folk traditions from throughout Japan.

    Please support JASM to continue with our mission and activities.

    Dr. Andreas Marks is the Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art and director of the Clark Center for Japanese Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. From 2008 to 2013 he was the director and chief curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. He has a Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a master’s degree in East Asian Art History from the University of Bonn, Germany. A specialist of Japanese woodblock prints, he is the author of 16 books. In 2014 he received an award from the International Ukiyo‐e Society in Japan for his research. He has curated exhibitions in a variety of media from pre‐modern to contemporary art and visual culture at 38 museums. His most recent book on Hokusai's reknown Fuji series was published by Taschen last summer. His next book will introduce 100 different types of Japanese demons and ghosts and is said to be released this autumn.


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2020-01-26 Shinnenkai
2020-01-26 Volunteer Sign up for Shinnenkai 2020
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