Blog Posts

New Years’ Events

We hosted a series of Happy New Year events, featuring Mochitsuki, a Green Tea Ceremony, and Calligraphy. It was a joyous occasion as we welcomed 240 members of the community, celebrating the arrival of the New Year in the traditional Japanese manner.

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Spingle Company from Japan

Spingle company's sneaker and Kimono show in Knoxville, TN. Asian Culture Center of TN was pleased to be a partner with Spingle company and the General Consul of Japan in Nashville. Find out more: https://www.spingle.jp/en/

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Sister City : CB Middle School Home Stay Program

10 students and 2 chaperones came to visit for the first time after COVID from Muroran City, Japan. Students did Homestay & Teacher visited L & N Stem school & Bearden High School. Mayor Kincannon welcomed the Sister City delegations. They exchanged...

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Meeting with the Consul-General Yoichi Matsumoto

Executive Director of ACCTN Kumi Aldemran, Japan outreach Initiative Program coordinator Mana & Miku and Junko Tezuka-Arnold, PhD. Master Lecturer, Japanese visit the Consul-General Matsumoto to share their mission and plan for Japan Out-reach initiative Program.

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Meeting With Knox County Mayor Jacobs

Japan outreach Initiative Program coordinator Mana arrived in Knoxville from Japan. Mana met County Mayor Jacobs. Mayor Jacobs connected us with a couple organizations that the JOI coordinator can be partners with.

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Japan Showcase Origami Workshop in Maryville College

Asian Culture Center of TN JOI coordinator Mana was invited to Maryville College to do the Japan showcase! Students enjoyed the Origami workshop and made pumpkins and ghosts. This was the first outreach activity by Mana. She came from Japan in August, to promote the...

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