Is Abenomics Working?
Japan America Society of Colorado (JASC) Welcomes Professor Edward J. Lincoln, renowned lecturer and expert on Japan Economics and Business, to Colorado!
Friday, February 21, 11am – 1pm
KPMG 8th floor conference room, downtown Denver (1225 17th Street)
$15/JASC members; $25/non-members; RSVP here.
Prime Minister Abe has been telling foreign audiences that “Japan is Back.” Since becoming Prime Minister at the beginning of 2013 he has pursued a three-pronged economic recovery plan dubbed “Abenomics” that consists of monetary quantitative easing, fiscal stimulus, and further deregulation. Over the past year, economic growth is up, the stock market is up, and deflation has abated. And yet, it remains unclear how successful Abenomics will be in putting Japan back on a path of more robust economic growth. Professor Edward Lincoln of George Washington University will discuss Abenomics and the evidence for and against its success.
Speaker: Thanks to the efforts of our 2014 Education Committee Chairperson, Patricia Nelson, JASC is honored to host Professor Edward J. Lincoln for a lunchtime lecture in downtown Denver, CO.
Professor Lincoln is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where he teaches a course on the Japanese economy. In addition, he is a professorial lecturer at George Washington University, where he teaches a course on the East Asian economies. At Columbia, Professor Lincoln is also a Research Associate of the Center for the Japanese Economy and Business. From 2006 to 2011, he was director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies and professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Professor Lincoln’s research interests include contemporary structure and change in the Japanese economy, East Asian economic integration, and U.S. economic policy toward Japan and East Asia. He is the author of nine books and monographs, including Winners Without Losers: Why Americans Should Care More About Global Economic Policy (Cornell University Press, 2007), East Asian Economic Regionalism (The Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, 2004), Arthritic Japan: The Slow Pace of Economic Reform (Brookings, 2001), and Troubled Times: U.S.-Japan Economic Relations in the 1990s (Brookings, 1998). An earlier book, Japan Facing Economic Maturity (Brookings, 1988) received the Masayoshi Ohira Award for outstanding books on the Asia-Pacific region.
Earlier in his career, Professor Lincoln was a senior fellow at both the Brookings Institution (1984-1993 and 1996-2001) and the Council on Foreign Relations (2002-2006). In the mid-1990s, he served as Special Economic Advisor to Ambassador Walter Mondale at the American Embassy in Tokyo. Professor Lincoln received his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, his M.A. in both economics and East Asian Studies at Yale University, and his Ph.D. in economics also at Yale University.
AAPI Advocacy Day
Ensure that the Asian American communities have their voices heard while building more power for our communities within policy circles. To accomplish that, the Mile High JACL has organized a two-day event in February to share effective advocacy skills with interested community members and gather a large group of engaged Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to lobby our elected officials on issues important to our communities.
On Saturday, February 22nd, interested members will be gathering at Asian Pacific Development Center for an afternoon of training on how government works, how communities can influence policy making, what issues are at stake, how to lobby effectively, and other sessions. This training will be put into practice on Monday, February 24th, at the Capitol to engage elected officials around the issues important to the APA communities.
This legislative training event is being organized by:
Mile High Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC)
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum of Colorado (NAPAWF Colorado)
National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
Orange Crunch “Breweries and Foodies” Benefit for Typhoon Relief in The Philippines
Chris Jose: “Fox 31 Denver/Channel 2 News featured The Orange Crunch to promote their delicious Filipino food and the big fundraiser on Sunday for Typhoon Haiyan victims. I'm extremely excited to co-emcee this event with Stephanie Vi Nghiem, 2012-2013 Miss Asian American Colorado, but a little more excited about all the food and booze:) It's going to be a fantastic evening with all of you!”
"Internationalization of China's Enterprises: Perspectives from China”
Friday, February 28, 9:00 am — 1:30 pm
Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 150.
This half-day workshop is co-sponsored by Ottawa United Learning Academy. Topics include Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Chinese Enterprises and China’s R&D Production Efficiency and Impact Factors. Conference fees will be $20 for students and $25 for community members. Stay tuned for additional details.
Theatre Esprit Asia
2014-2015 Season Auditions
Thursday, February 27th 7:30-10:00pm
The Capitol Hill United Neighborhood Community Center Annex,
1290 Williams St. (cross street is 13th. Please walk to the right/south side of the main mansion to annex which is next to the park) Plenty of street parking.
REQUIRED: Email headshot, resume and the role/play you are auditioning for to: The full script, sides and audition time will be emailed in return.
CALL BACKS: Sunday March 2nd, 2-4pm, 1433 Williams St. (14th and Williams). Street Parking. ***Note: different location than auditions
ALL ROLES PAID. SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES.
M. BUTTERFLY by David Henry Hwang, at the Aurora Fox, September 4-28, 2014, directed by Rick Shiomi Shamed and imprisoned, Rene Gallimard contemplates the events that led to a shocking and embarrassing international scandal. While working for the French embassy in China, Rene fell in love with a beautiful Chinese performer. For over twenty years, they carried on a sexual relationship, and over the decades the performer stole secrets on behalf of the Chinese communist party. But here's the shocking part: the performer was a female impersonator, and Gallimard claimed that he never knew he had been living with a man all those years. M. Butterfly is loosely based on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer.
Rene Gallimard - Caucasian male late 40s- late 50s, former French diplomat who has been imprisoned for treason. French dialect required.
Song Liling - Asian male late 20's-40, female impersonator. REQUIRES NUDITY. BEIJING OPERA SINGING AND MOVEMENT TRAINING WILL BEGIN BEFORE REHEARSALS.
Marc -Caucasian male late 40's-late 50's, French dialect required
Helga - Caucasian female early 40's, Gallimard's wife, German/Austrian dialect
Toulon/Judge/Man - Caucasian male 60-70, French dialect required
Comrade Chin/Suzuki/Shu Fang - Asian female 30-40, Female Chinese Communist Party Official and other female character
Renee/Woman/Girl in Magazine - Caucasian female 20-30 REQUIRES PARTIAL NUDITY
YOHEN by Philip Gotanda, at the Spark, January 30 – Feb 22, 2015, director TBA
Yohen examines an interracial marriage of 30 years between Japanese wife Sumi and African American ex-GI James in Southern California. This has been a childless marriage since Sumi cannot bear children. In order to come to terms with the years of miscommunication and disappointment that have driven Sumi from her husband, she bans James from their house, forcing him to "start from the beginning" and reignite their courtship by visiting her as if it were a first date. This gives each spouse the insight to confront the other about the dysfunction of their relationship.
Sumi: Asian American female, 50s-60s
James: African American male, 50's-60's
FERMATA by Maria Cheng, at the Spark, April 30 – May 24, 2015, directed by Lorraine Scott
Three generations of Chinese-western women, all virtuoso musicians, meet at an Italian villa for Grandma's 80th birthday. Lost dreams, ambitions and jealousies collide against music from Beethoven to rap in this comedy/drama.
Grandma: Asian female 80
Da Jieh: Asian female 60
Shiow May: Asian female 50
Sabrina: Asian/Caucasian mix female 28
“Is Democracy in Global Decline?”
Presented by Larry Diamond, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University
Tuesday, March 4 at 12:00 pm
Ben Cherrington Hall, Room 150
Transforming your stage presence with NLP
Denver Hispanic Chamber Conference Room
"924 w. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80204
Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned professional, “Presenting Magically” will provide you with masterful tips and techniques that will transform you presenting skills. We will be discovering the secrets to masterful presentations.
How to adopt the beliefs and attitudes of master presenter
How to become calm, balanced and centered
How to connect with your audience
How to structure your language for optimal effect
How to handle hecklers
How to use and own the stage
"The Power of Community"
March 2, 2014, 1:00 PM
Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. (mercurycafe.com)
Launch Party with Gamelan Tunas Mekar
Documenting 25 years of an American gamelan
Life music and dance of BALI
featuring Artist-in-Residence I Made Lasmawan and Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni
Screening of documentary project promotional video
$5/ticket -- available at the door (children 12 and under free)
Guest Speker Dr. Larry Diamon
March 4, 2014; 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sie 150 Ben Cherrigton Hall, CCUSC
Dr. Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University,will be our Jackson/Ho China Forum speaker. He will discuss “Is Democracy in Global Decline?” This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies.
The Faculty Co-Director of the Haas Center for Public Service at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy, Dr. Diamond is best known for his works on democracy and democratization in the world. His most recent book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies throughout the World, explores the sources of global democratic progress and stress and the future prospects of democracy.
Please RSVP online at http://alumni.du.edu/diamond no later than March 2. If you have any questions about other CCUSC programs, please contact Ms. Dana Lewis at 303-871-4474 -- firstname.lastname@example.org or, email@example.com -- 303.871.2401.
Renown photographer Corky Lee -- an exhibit and presentation on Asian American Activism
March 5-27, 2014 -- Special events on March 6 & 7 – see announcement…
Asian American Student Services | Educational Opportunity Programs | CU Denver
Corky Lee is lauded as the “unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate” and his work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Associated Press, The Villager, and Downtown Express. In a quote from Asianweek magazine, he stated that his photography has a distinct purpose “ …every time I take my camera out of my bag, it's like drawing a sword to combat indifference, injustice and discrimination; trying to get rid of stereotypes.”
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Right law, CU Denver Asian American Student Services and partners are showcasing the contributions of Asian Americans in the struggle for civil rights with Mr. Lee’s exhibit. His body of work expands 40 years and chronicles the diversity and nuances of Asian American life that is not often included in mainstream media.
The Colorado Springs Committee for International Visitors needs your help.
On Tuesday, April 29 an international delegation of leaders from 22 nations (attached list includes 20, two additional to be added) will arrive in Colorado Springs on a U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). This prestigious program brings today’s and tomorrow’s foreign leaders to the United States for firsthand exposure to their professional counterparts and U.S. society. Among the distinguished alumni of the program are over 350 former and current chiefs of state and heads of government, including Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat, Giscard D'Estaing, Indira Gandhi, and Felipe Calderón.
The program for this delegation is entitled International Security Issues. The group will be accompanied by three State Department appointed escorts, two representatives from Meridian International Center in Washington, DC, and possibly one program officer from the State Department. Since this is a multiregional program, all of the delegates speak English.
· The delegation’s program on Wednesday, April 30 will include morning meetings at NORAD/USNORTHCOM at Peterson Air Force Base and a visit to the Air Force Academy in the afternoon.
· On Thursday, May 1, workshops will be conducted all day at the Penrose House. At the end of the day there will be a reception and plated dinner for the delegation hosted by El Pomar.
· There will be an evaluation/wrap-up session on Friday morning, May 2 that will cover the delegation’s complete two week stay in the U.S. In the afternoon the group will take the cog railway to the top of Pikes Peak.
· The delegates leave Colorado Springs for DIA on Saturday morning, May 3, to return to their respective countries.
It would be a feather in our cap if we were to offer the delegates an opportunity to visit local homes for dinner on Wednesday evening, April 30. This will be a challenge, since this is one of the largest international groups that the Colorado Springs Committee for International Visitors has ever hosted. Given the fact that the delegates represent 22 different countries, it provides us with a unique opportunity to interact with members of this diverse group. As citizen diplomats we can enhance both the local and national image of the United States in the minds of our international visitors and hopefully foster international understanding and cooperation in the near and long term.
For those of you who may not have offered home hospitality in the past, these are some guidelines:
The group will be staying at the Antlers Hilton and guests will have to be picked up and returned. Pick up would be at about 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. and the delegates should be back at the hotel no later than 10-10:30. Unless you can do that personally, it is customary for one or two of your invited guests to help out. (I encourage you to invite a few of your friends to interact with the group.) These get-togethers are always informal, i.e. no ties for the gentlemen, etc. The purpose of inviting the visitors into your home is to make them feel welcome and relaxed. You have no idea how much they will appreciate it. When home hospitality is provided the Colorado Springs Committee for International Visitors will make available to the host/hostess $25 per international visitor and any accompanying member/s of the delegation to help defray your costs. Should the host/hostess wish to decline this offer, please let me know. Since it would be disrespectful to host only some and not all of the visitors, please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to participate and how many people you could host. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Also, if you know of a friend or neighbor who might like to offer home hospitality, please give them this information.
Dan Hannaway. Chairman, Colorado Springs Committee for International Visitors | (719) 596-7633 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATES:
* Colorado Dragon Boat Festival: July 19-20, 2014, Sloan's Lake Park
Apply now to participate: www.cdbf.org
* Boulder Asian Festival: August 9-10, 2014, Pearl Street Mall (Courthouse lawn)
Apply in the spring to participate in the 20th anniversary festival: www.bapaweb.org
The February 25th regular meeting of the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, will feature a presentation by Yang Chee on the Lao-Hmong communities. The meetings take place at the Aurora Municipal Center, 2nd floor Aspen conference room. Refreshments will be served. Guests are always welcome. Feel free to call for more details.