Donor recognition 2022

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting the SEIJIN-shiki USA 2022. We would like to recognize your personal or business donation in the following giving levels. Donations made by November 30, 2021, will be recognized in the printed programs.
第3回日米友好成人式へのご支援ありがとうございます。いただいたご寄付の額により、以下のように感謝の気持ちを表させていただきます。2021年11月30日までにいただいたご寄付に関し、お名前を式典プログラム(印刷物)に掲載させていただきます。


$1000 and up

  • Top-tier name recognition and 1-page ad space in the printed program (donation due Nov.30, 2021)  
  • Top-tier name or business logo recognition on SEIJINUSA webpage
  • Name or buisness logo featuterd on screen and name mention in the donor recognition speech during the ceremony
    式典プログラム(印刷物)にお名前・1ページの広告スペース(寄付締め切り2021年11月30日)。お名前もしくはビジネスロゴを成人式USAウエブサイトに掲載。式典にて、スクリーンにお名前もしくはビジネスロゴを表示、またスピーチ内でお名前のご紹介。

$500 and up

  • Second-tier name recognition and a half page ad space in the printed program (donation due Nov.30, 2021)
  • Second-tier name or business logo recognition on SEIJINUSA webpage
  • Name or business logo featured on screen during donor recognition speech (no name mention)
    式典プログラム(印刷物)にお名前・1/2 ページの広告スペース (寄付締め切り2021年11月30日)。お名前もしくはビジネスロゴを成人式USAウエブサイトに掲載。式典にて、スクリーンにお名前もしくはビジネスロゴを表示。

$250 and up

  • Third-tier name recognition and a business card size ad space in the printed program (limited to first 8 businesses / donation due Nov.30, 2021)
  • Third-tier name or business logo recognition on SEIJINUSA webpage
  • Name or business logo featured on-screen during donor recognition speech (no name mention)
    式典プログラム(印刷物)にお名前・ビジネスカードサイズの広告スペース (限定先着8社様・寄付締め切り2021年11月30日)。お名前もしくはビジネスロゴを成人式USAウエブサイトに掲載。式典にて、スクリーンにお名前もしくはビジネスロゴを表示。

$100 and up

  • Alphabetical name recognition in the printed program (donation due Nove.30, 2021)
  • Fourth-tier name or business logo recognition on SEIJINUSA webpage
    式典プログラム(印刷物)にお名前をアルファベット順に掲載。(寄付締め切り2021年11月30日)。お名前もしくはビジネスロゴを成人式USAウエブサイトに掲載。

Up to $100

  • Alphabetical name recognition in the printed program (donation due Nove.30, 2021)
  • Alphabetical name recognition on SEIJINUSA webpage
    式典プログラム(印刷物)にお名前をアルファベット順に掲載。(寄付締め切り2021年11月30日)。お名前を成人式USAウエッブサイトに掲載。




SEIJIN-shiki USA, 2021 US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration Details

Let us introduce the day of the event program.
If you have registered as new SEIJIN, please join ZENZA starting 30 minute prior to the ceremony. Special new SEIJIN ZOOM access should be sent to you beforehand. For the rest of audience, please view via YouTube Livestream

SEIJIN-shiki USA Ceremony

Sunday, January 17, 2021 3 pm (PST) / 6pm (EST)
Monday, January 18 2021 8am (Japan Time)

MC・司会
Natalie Newcomb
ナタリー・ニューコム
SEIJIN-shiki USA 2021 Committee
Student at Washington State University

Welcome
Manami Honda
本田まなみ
Chair, SEIJIN-shiki USA 2021 Committee

Greetings from JIA Foundation
Megumi Ijiri Haskinいじりめぐみ
President, JIA Foundation

Congratulations to SEIJIN祝辞

Consul General Hisao Inagaki在シアトル日本国総領事 稲垣久生
Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle

Lori Matsukawaローリー・マツカワ
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington
Board member

Kimono Presentation
Kimono Art
一般社団法人きものアート

SENPAI Messages先輩メッセージ

Naoko Yamazaki山崎直子
宇宙飛行士
Onboard the space shuttle Discovery with the crew of STS-131, an assembly & resupply mission to the International Space Station
The second Japanese woman to fly in space
Co-founder of Space Port Japan Association

Takashi Saito斎藤孝
アメリカ医療最前線でコロナと戦う医師
Former career businessman turned doctor
Infectious Disease Specialist in Neptune, NJ
Fighting on the COVID-19 frontline to save lives

Kanako Kitao Spendlove北尾佳奈子
シンクロナイズドスイミング・オリンピックメダリスト
Synchronized Swimmer 2004 Olympics – Silver Medalist in Team Routine for Japan. 2014 FINA World Masters Championships – Gold Medalist in Solo Routine for USA. ‘O’ by Cirque du Soleili performer for 14+ years

Shinji Maeda前田伸二
隻眼のパイロット
Lost sight of right eye in a car accident as a teenager in Japan Overcame the handicap and became “One Eyed Pilot” in the USA Aero Zypangu Project Earthrounder Mission to take place in 2021

Ai Morita森田愛
国連本部平和活動軍
Working for United Nations Headquarters Department of Peace Operation(DPO) in New York Former assignment at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malawi. Earned Master’s degree in Sustainable International Development


Special Performance

Nick and Zack Gallagherニック&ザック・ギャラガー
Professional Kendama Players

Speeches from New SEIJIN新成人スピーチ

Yushi Nakaoka中岡有詞
SEIJIN-shiki USA 2021 Committee
Student at University of Washington

Alyssa Kuraishi
倉石有紗
SEIJIN-shiki USA 2021 Committee
Student at University of Washignton

Special Performance
Furmata
Acappela Group from University of Washingon・ワシントン大学アカペラグループ

SEIJIN Recognition新成人紹介
100+ SEIJINs

Closing閉会
Natalie Newcomb

New SEIJIN with special ZOOM access continues to NIJIKAI(2次会)for social time with games, prizes and conversations.

Register by Dec.6 and win prizes!

Weekly raffle until December 6

Each week, we’ll choose one winner from all the people who have registered.

If you’ve already registered, you’ll be automatically entered in the raffle. The sooner you register,  the more likely you are to get a prize!
Drawings on Nov.22, 29 and Dec.6.
If your birthday falls between January 1999 and March 2001, and live in the USA, Register now and win a prize!

12月6日までに新成人参加登録をすると毎週抽選でプレゼントが当たります。
すでに登録している方々も抽選に参加できます。
登録先着 200名限定に記念品も用意していますので、いますぐ参加申し込みを!

Week 1 : Drawing on November 22

Pure Invention: How Japan’s POP Culture Conquered the World

Published in June 2020, learn about the latest Japanese pop culture and how it is evolving!

Week 2 : Drawing on November 29

Cute cartoon stickers pack of 50

Week 3 : Drawing on December 6

Shiba Inu Wall Calendar with Adorable Shiba Dog Puppies’ Pictures

Click here for Online Registration !

Early registration benefits

Please spread the word about our early registration benefits!
The 2nd annual  “SEIJIN-Shiki, ”
The US-JAPAN FRIENDSHIP COMING OF AGE CELEBRATION
on January 17, 2021 Register now!

Step into adulthood the Japanese way!
JIA Foundation will host the second annual SEIJIN-shiki, the US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration, on January 17, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, the ceremony will be held virtually.  

We are encouraging new SEIJIN to register today!

12月6日までに参加登録をすると毎週抽選でプレゼントが当たります。
すでに登録している方々も抽選に参加できます。
登録先着 200名限定に記念品も用意していますので、いますぐ参加申し込みを!

Early Registration Benefits:

Weekly raffle until December 6

Each week, we’ll choose one winner from all the people who have registered.

If you’ve already registered, you’ll be automatically entered in the raffle. The sooner you register,  the more likely you are to get a prize!
Drawings on Nov.22, 29 and Dec.6.

Week 1 Prize: Drawing on Nov.22
Pure Invention: How Japan’s pop culture conquered the world

Published in June 2020, learn about the latest Japanese pop culture and how it is evolving!

Check week 2 and week 3 prizes here!

First 200 registrants receive original SEIJIN certificates  and more!

First 200 registrants will receive a SEIJIN certificate issued by the JIA Foundation, a printed copy of SEIJIN-shiki program and a SEIJIN-shiki memento  to commemorate their participation.

Submission of childhood photos to be  incorporated in the celebration video

For the “20 year reflection” portion of our video that will be presented at the celebration, we will include participants’ childhood photos–5 people  per year (birth to 19years old) . Photos will be accepted on a first- come,  first- served basis.

Register now to enjoy the full experience of SEIJIN-shiki USA! Click here for online registration

US-Japan Friendship Coming of Celebration is endorsed by Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, Japan Foundation and Japan Business Association of Seattle.

Celebration Highlights:

  • Meet fellow SEIJIN across the United States, virtually.
  • Create a community of SEIJIN 2021
  • Celebrity Video Messages
  • Guest Speakers
  • Kimono presentation
  • Performances

Previous celebration: http://seijinusa.org/2020-celebration/

US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration details: http://seijinusa.org/
Date: Sunday, January 17,2021 3pm-4pm (Pacific Time)

Welcoming new SEIJIN, young adults, born between January 1999 and March 2001, and live in the USA. 

Pre-registration required for new SEIJIN.
Please register here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Mwn-H6ltHyUjmo27obs0KhntRWVNlil02hLVEMrA80w/viewform?edit_requested=true

Planning is underway and updates will be made on our website. http://seijinusa.org/ and social media @SeijinUSA   
For more information, please contact seijin@japaneseinamerica.org

About JIA Foundation
The JIA Foundation was founded in 2014 to meet the needs of the current wave of Japanese immigrants and expats who benefit greatly from Japanese language specific services. “JIA” is an acronym which stands for Japanese in America. We define “JIA” as those of any race and nationality who appreciate Japanese culture and values. Community, Education and Identity are the key components of JIA programs. JIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) NPO and operated solely by volunteers.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megumi Ijiri Haskin
Email: contact@SeijinUSA.org

JIA FOUNDATION TO HOST
2nd annual “SEIJIN-Shiki”
The US-JAPAN FRIENDSHIP COMING OF AGE CELEBRATION
January 17, 2021

Seattle, WA―Step into adulthood the Japanese way! JIA Foundation will host the second annual Seijin-shiki, the US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration, on January 17, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony will be held virtually.

SEIJIN-shiki, the Japanese coming of age celebration is held every January across Japan. It is an opportunity for the community’s newly emerging young adults, SEIJIN, to be recognized. JIA Foundation has brought the tradition to the USA. Our SEIJIN-shiki is held in English and it will be an opportunity for Japanese culture to be shared, and for friendships to be built amongst “Class of SEIJIN 2021.”

US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration details:

Date: Sunday, January 17,2021 3pm-4pm (Pacific Time)
Welcoming new SEIJIN, young adults, born between January 1999 and March 2001, and live in the USA.
Free to attend virtually
Pre-registration required for new SEIJIN.

Celebration Highlights:

• First 200 registrants will receive SEIJIN certificates.
• Meet fellow SEIJIN virtually across the States.
• Create a community of SEIJIN 2021
• Celebrity Video Messages
• Guest Speakers
• Kimono presentation
• Performances

Planning is underway and updates will be made on our website. http://seijinusa.org/ and social media @SeijinUSA

US-Japan Friendship Coming of Celebration is endorsed by Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle.

Fundraising and in-kind donations from the community make the event possible. https://www.mightycause.com/story/Seijinusa
Donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

About JIA Foundation
The JIA Foundation was founded in 2014 to meet the needs of the current wave of Japanese immigrants and expats who benefit greatly from Japanese language specific services. “JIA” is an acronym which stands for Japanese in America. We define “JIA” as those of any race and nationality who appreciate Japanese culture and values. Community, Education and Identity are the key components of JIA programs. JIA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) NPO and operated solely by volunteers.


Second annual US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration
2回日米友好成人式

2021117日(日)午後3時(PST) オンライン開催

「Community・ Education・ Identity」を柱に、シアトルを中心に日本語でのコミュニティ・サービスを行っている非営利団体 JIA Foundation  は、アメリカ在住の新成人の門出を祝い、日米若者の草の根交流を促進するとともに、日本文化を再認識および啓蒙する第2回日米友好成人式を開催します。

アメリカで育つ日本人・日系人の若者の多くは、アメリカ生活の中で日米の価値観の違いに揺れ動きながらも、日本の心を大切に成長しています。日米友好成人式は、そんな若者たちの「成人」を期に、日本文化の素晴らしさを再認識してもらう場になることを目指します。また、国籍を問わず、日本文化に興味のある若者たちに日本独自の儀式を体験してもらい、日本人・日本に対する理解を深めてもらいたいと思います。そして「Class of SEIJIN 2021」として、横のつながりを築いてもらい、ともにアメリカ社会で成長し活躍していくコミュ二ティーを築いてほしいと願います。

第2回日米友好成人式は、新型コロナ感染拡大を防ぐため、オンラインで開催いたします。新成人が一堂に会することができないのは残念ですが、オンラインならではの特徴をいかし、全米の新成人に参加を呼びかけ、バーチャル&インタラクティブな式典を企画しています。式典は英語で開催されます。 これからアメリカ社会で活躍し次世代のリーダーとなる若者たちに「これからもがんばって」「みんなで応援しているよ」の気持ちを込めて、日系コミュニティーが暖かく祝福してあげる場をつくりだしたいと思います。

【式典内容】
第2回日米友好成人式
Second Annual US-Japan Friendship Coming of Age Celebration

日時:2021117日(日)午後3時から4時まで(PST)

参加:無料

参加方法:新成人(1999年1月から2001年3月までに生まれた在米の若者):ZOOM参加
*事前登録が必要になります。新成人登録最初の200人には、成人の証・式典プログラム等が事前に 郵送されます。

一般: YouTubeLivestream

コミュニティーサポートのお願い

日米の新成人たちが自信を持ってアメリカ社会で羽ばたいていけるよう、日系コミュニティーのみなさまのお力添え・ご協賛を賜りますよう心よりお願い申し上げます。

1)SEIJIN サポーター: 先輩からのメッセージ&サポート

人生の先輩であるみなさまにお願いです。新成人の門出を祝うメッセージと共に10ドルのご寄付にご協力ください。新成人に成人証書・式典プログラム・記念品を事前郵送するのに、ひとり10ドルの費用がかかります。先輩からのメッセージは、WEB・SNSに掲載させていただきます。先輩からのメッセージはこちらからお送りください。Senpai@seijinusa.org

2)成人式USAの運営サポート

日米友好成人式は、JIA Foundation が主催団体となり、全てボランティア・ご寄付によって運営されています。ご協力をよろしくお願いいたします。

オンラインでのご寄付は、こちらからhttps://www.mightycause.com/story/Seijinusa

チェックでのご寄付は、こちらへ郵送ください。

JIA Foundation P.O.Box 562 Medina, WA 9839

Seijin USA Flyer

This is Seijin-shiki USA’s logo! Lower half of the image is a traditional pattern representing waves and often seen on Kimonos. Waves being symbolic of crossing an ocean, reflect the courage to venture into uncharted territory, and if you do, exciting experiences await you! We celebrate a young adult ‘s new chapter in life that could be full of adventure and discovery.

Please share with your JIA community!