Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Brown Bag Series is an ongoing occasion to gather and talk about Japan together. On the second Tuesday of each month, people who enjoy talking about Japan bring their lunch to our office at 50 Milk Street. Speakers selected from across New England as well as special visiting guests give a brief presentation about their unique Japan experience or specialty, followed by a group discussion on the topic.  This event is free and open to the public - one small way we share Japan with Boston.  View our Brown Bag Lunch Series Calendar page here.

All Brown Bag meetings are from 12-1p on the 5th floor of 50 Milk St.  After signing the log-book at the front desk, proceed up the elevators on the left to the 5th floor. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.

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    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F, Boston, MA 02109
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    Bridging Countries with Organic Farming

    With Speaker Yoko Takemura from Assawaga Farm

    Meridian Room, 50 Milk St. 5F,
    Boston, MA 02109

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 12 - 1PM

    Yoko Takemura lived and worked in countries all over the world before moving to Brooklyn, NY, where she joined a community garden and discovered the wonders of growing vegetables. It wasn't long before she began applying for apprenticeships on organic vegetable farms outside of the city. Now she and her husband have started their own certified organic vegetable farm in Northeast Connecticut, where they grow a diverse range of vegetables and mushrooms, with a special emphasis on Japanese heirloom and traditional varieties. Having worked on farms both in the US and Japan, they aspire to adopt a mix of farming practices and customs.

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Past Speakers and Topics

Kanoko Kamata
The Power of Community in Japan and in Boston

Yasuhiro Yamauchi

New Year's Traditions


Gerry Rooney
Manjiro in America: How Fairhaven, MA Shaped US/Japan History


Motoko Day
Young Japanese Explorers Today: Trends in Study Abroad and Other Adventures

Satoko "Lisa" Watanabe
Ideas for Supporting the Japanese Community in Boston


Keiko Thayer
The Fascinating History of Japan in Boston: Stories and Experiences

Miwa Susuki, Head of Japan Client Services at Eurasia Group
Japan and the US: Living, Studying and Working in Two Countries

Mikio Yoshimura, Asian Business Development Specialist for the Boston Red Sox
Japan and the Red Sox: A View from Inside

Ray Matsumiya, Executive Director University of the Middle East Project 
Talking About Mid-East Peace in Japan: What I Learned in Hiroshima

Roy Rondoe
Save a Life, Send a Robot

Peter Grilli, JSB President Emeritus
Producing Paper Lanterns

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