Friendship Afternoon

Friendship Afternoon — September, 2019

Roger and Kathy Edmark are the new directors at the WFC. They will talk about their life stories in English. Roger grew up in Seattle in the state of Washington. He went to school there including college at the University of Washington, and then worked for The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company for 43 years until retirement. Kathy’s memories are of growing up in Miyako-jima, Okinawa and Kobe, Japan. Her parents, grandparents and aunt and uncle were all missionaries. She moved to the states to finish high school, met Roger, and the two of them raised four children. Kathy worked 25 years in education as a para-educator. Both have felt called…

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Friendship Afternoon — June

Intern Presentation by Mirabelle Chen June 23(Sat) 1:30PM ~2:30PM Place: WFC Participation Fee: 500yen Student: Free I am Ziyao (Mirabelle) Chen. I was born and raised in China and am currently studying in the U.S. I’m a senior at Illinois Wesleyan University with a major in Accounting and a minor in French. 3 years ago I chose to come to Illinois Wesleyan University for its amazing accounting program, well-known professors, and small class sizes. I’m here in Hiroshima as an intern at the the Freeman Asia Internship Program from my university. I’ve always loved to travel and to meet people from different countries. World Friendship Center is a place where…

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Friendship Afternoon — October

Date: October 28, 2017 Time: 1:30~3:30PM Participation Fee: 500yen Student: Free Place: WFC Dannie Otto, World Friendship Center co-director, will give a talk and slide presentation about his November 2016 study trip to Iran. During his trip he met with government leaders, religious leaders, university educators and students, as well as many people on the street. He will talk about Iran’s culture, religions and history as well as current challenges and opportunities facing the people of Iran. There will be time for a Q & A. All are welcome to attend. Please register in advance. Please tell us by Oct 25 if you plan to join us.

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Friendship Afternoon — September

Date: Sept 30, 2017 Time: 1:30-3:30PM Participation Fee: 500yen Place: WFC Dannie Otto and Barbara Shenk are the new directors at the WFC. They will talk about their life stories at Friendship Afternoon. Dannie grew up in an Amish community in Illinois and later taught philosophy at Eastern Illinois University. Barbara (Barb), who has fond memories of growing up in Japan, lived mostly in Hokkaido from 1957 until 1971. She later became a special education teacher at an elementary school in Illinois. Both Dannie and Barb have a particular interest in peace education.   Please join us on September 30! Please tell us by Sep 26 if you plan to…

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Fun Time in English — June

Date: June 24, 2017 Time: 1:30-3:30PM Participation Fee: 500yen Place: WFC   Enjoy a talk by Lindsey, our intern, on the Maasai people of East Africa.  For hundreds of years, the Maasai people have had a complex relationship with lions. However, with lion populations drastically dwindling, the Maasai have adapted from their roles as hunters to protectors of the African lions.   Our second hour will be a cooking demonstration of Yu Lin Chi (Chinese Fried Chicken with special sauce) and, of course, eating the finished product!   Please join us! Please tell us by June 22 if you plan to join us. Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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Fun Time in English — May

Date: May 27, 2017 Time: 1:30-3:30PM Participation Fee: 500 yen Place: WFC   Come meet Josie Blumberg, a new intern at WFC. She will tell us about the swing dance called the Lindy Hop. This dance was a cultural phenomenon in the United States, breaking through the race barrier when segregation was prevalent. Our second hour will involve a dumpling (gyoza) cooking demonstration and, of course, eating the finished product!   Please join us! Please tell us by May 25 if you plan to join us. Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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Fun Time in English — March

Date: March 18, 2017 Time: 1:30-3:30PM Participation Fee: 500 yen Place: WFC   This month’s topic is Klingenberg, Germany, the hometown of WFC Director Bernd. Learn what makes this very small town on the Main River unique in the world. In our second hour, Chizuko-san will teach us how to make Seafood Pasta Soup.   We hope to see you! Please tell us by March 15 if you plan to join us. Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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Fun Time in English — February

Date: February 25, 2017 Time: 1:30-3:30 PM Participation Fee: 500 yen Place: WFC   Let’s explore the story behind the recent smash hit, “In this Corner of the World”! We’ll watch a 20-minute English video detailing the making of the anime movie. We’ll follow that up with discussion on the movie’s setting in Hiroshima and Kure during World War ll.   Our second hour will involve a cooking demonstration and, of course, eating the finished product! Please join us!   Please tell us by February 22 if you plan to join us. Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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Fun Time in English — January

Let’s make marmalade together!! Teacher: Jim Ronald Date: January 28, 2017 Time: 1:30-3:30 PM Participation Fee: 500 yen Place: WFC   We’ll make daidai (Seville orange) marmalade together- scooping, slicing, squeezing, boiling, bubbling, testing, and bottling. Then we’ll finish with English tea and marmalade on toast. And we’ll each take a jar home.   Please tell us by January 26th if you plan to join us. Email: wfchiroshima@nifty.com

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Fun Time in English — November

Aruku, Aruku, Aruku: The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Walk Speaker: Ron Klein Date: November 26, 2016 Time: 1:30-3:30 PM Participation Fee: 500 yen Place: WFC Living Room   In February, 2016, Ron Klein and Frank Chance from America set out on the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage Walk of 1200 kilometers. This walk has been done by followers of Kobo Daishi of the Shingon Sect of Zen Buddhism for more than a thousand years. This slideshow will show the sights, people and food met along the way, as well as lessons learned from the experience.   Please tell us by November 24 if you plan to join us. We will serve…

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