Japan Festival 2014 Announcement

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 Japan Festival! We had a lot of fun. Check out the thank-you letter from our president Satori and a few photos from the festival in the April 2014 Newsletter. A video summary of the Festival will be available soon.

Matsuri 2013 Video

Japanese Classes

Santa Fe JIN offers Japanese language classes to members at the great rate of $10 per hour! Classes are held weekly and payment is due at the beginning of each month. If you are not a member, you can join Santa Fe JIN for $10 per year for students or $20 per year for other individuals. For more information, see our membership page.

We are planning a new beginners' class. This class is scheduled for Mondays from 5:10 PM to 6:10 PM. The class will accommodate both those with no former Japanese language experience and those with some previous instruction. We need a couple more students to get the class started.

We also are looking to increase the number of students in our intermediate Japanese class. The students in this class generally have had 2 years or more of Japanese language study with a knowledge of the hiragana, katakana, and kanji writing systems (500+ kanji). Classes cover a wide range of subject areas, including grammar, vocabulary, kanji, reading, and discussion.

The location for the classes is at the teacher's home, off Airport Road. Please contact Noriko-sensei at (505) 577-2298 or kawasakinmar@gmail.com if you're interested or need more details.

Japan Aid of Santa Fe Fund

With the help of so many people, Santa Fe JIN's Japan Aid of Santa Fe division has raised $35,000 in support of disaster relief in Japan.  Thank you so much to the people of Santa Fe and New Mexico.  Special gratitude goes to AKKA Karate, Smokin' Bachi, Shohko Cafe and Cowgirl's Hall of Fame restaurant, which held fundraising events or organized collections from membership.  This money was designated for the Japanese Red Cross.

Effective May 16, 2011, we will be shifting our focus to local community projects to directly assist the people in Northeastern Japan.  The need there is ongoing as the people of the Touhoku region work to rebuild their lives.  We will be holding events to raise donations for various specific projects.  Please check back here for announcements as our plans are developed.

If any organizations or groups would like to join us in our fundraising efforts, please contact us.

Japan Aid of Santa Fe has created a fund specifically for providing aid to Japan. There are two ways that you can directly donate to this fund:

Donation by Check

Make checks payable to...

Japan Aid of Santa Fe
P.O. Box 29903
Santa Fe, NM  87592

Donation by Wire Transfer

Sponsor: Santa Fe JIN
Fund: Japan Aid of Santa Fe
Bank: Century Bank
Routing Number: 307072443
Account Number: 001901534

In this time of extraordinary need in Japan, every donation, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. Thank you all for your donations.