Mar 6, 2018

Taylor Scholarship Student Videos - Internships

Chiho at Internship
Chiho at Internship

Kato-san, The President of the Sendai YMCA International Hotel and Pastry School, shares video messages from the four students who have just finished their first year. They are all now beginning their second year with internship training.

All of the students need scholarships to attend the Sendai YMCA International Hotel and Pastry School because of hardships caused by the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The Sendai YMCA and TAMF provide these scholarships jointly. Please watch the videos that each student made to tell us of their progress and next steps. We thank you for watching!

 Message from Akino –

 Akino tells us of her internship in Tokyo: https://youtu.be/_i-De5JS9UY

 Message from Chiho -

 Chiho tells us about her internship training: https://youtu.be/DDeB4KubmsA

 Message from Yuka -

Yuka finished her job training at the Yokohama Royal Park Hotel and tells us of next internship in her message: https://youtu.be/undhkrFncxM

 Message from Riku -

Riku tells us about her new job at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo: https://youtu.be/oPTe_mMxYdk

Thank you for the support you have given these students.  It is your help which makes it possible for them to pursue their chosen careers.

Riku at Ritz Carlton Tokyo
Riku at Ritz Carlton Tokyo

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Jan 16, 2018

Updates and New Projects for 2018!

Ishinomaki Senshu U. - Randolph Macon Exchange
Ishinomaki Senshu U. - Randolph Macon Exchange

Ishinomaki Senshu University and Randolph Macon College Exchange Program Continued!

We are pleased to announce that after two successful exchange years TAMF will be able to continue this fruitful exchange of students and faculty for the next two years with the help of the US Japan Council’s TOMODACHI project.  Thank you to TOMODACHI and we look forward to reporting on the results of these exchanges the next two years!  Just a few of of the recent results of the exchange have been a Fulbright Scholarship for an ISU professor to teach at RMC, a Japanese Minor offered at RMC and RMC launching a new Japanese Admissions website. 

Ishinomakimono Project

Another beautiful set of Ishinomakimono cards were ordered by the National Gallery of Art Washington DC Gift Shop for the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival!  If you're interested in purchasing these beautiful kimono fabric greeting cards made in Ishinomaki by volunteers to benefit TAMF please click on the IshinomaKimono Facebook page link below.   Please be patient as they have had many orders!

International day at Ishinomaki Nishi High School

TAMF supported International day at Ishinomaki Nishi High School. Students from the disaster area in the U.S., Taiwan, Korea and Japan gathered and shared their lessons.  Several students from Nishi HS have participated in the TAMF high school exchange program.

Akane lost her home, memories and her best friends because of the tsunami. After six years, she now bravely tells her story on weekends in the area to tourists throughout Japan.

Brendan from Joplin, Missouri, told how volunteers and local people united together to survive the record breaking EF-5 tornado in the same year, 2011.

Nan-Ning from Taiwan introduced a story of a gas explosion in 2014, a man-made disaster. Her town looks OK now, but still many people are struggling mentally as well as physically.

Minsoo from Korea told that disasters don't occur suddenly, but slowly occur in silence without awareness. Preparation is needed.

Nishi High School is proudly the station for Blue Carp project. A high school boy, Kento, lost his little brother and started collecting his favorite Blue Carps six years ago. Kento still visits the school and helps to prepare Children's day with students.  Randolph Macon College participates in the Blue Carp Day half way around the world!  Ishinomaki Nishi high school is one of the most enthusiastic schools to tell and learn from the disaster stories.

Newsletter Article about 12th Taylor Bunko Installation

An update from last quarter’s report is that the Inai Elementary School newsletter published an  article (see picture) about the Taylor Bunko ceremony.  An article in the box is a thank-you letter from a student. Endo-san completed the 12th Taylor Bunko and it was installed at Inai elementary school on back-to-school day.   The school held a ceremony for the installation which included a book certificate for the school to purchase books for the bunko. 

JETAA Western Japan JET Film Festival Fundraiser for TAMF

In celebration of the JET Programme's 30th anniversary,  JETAA Western Japan, the Hyogo Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan, the Kobe International Center for Cooperation and Communication (KICC),  and Hyogo International Association held the JET Film Festival at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art In Kobe on November 18th.   Alward winning videos from the JET video contest and “Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story” were shown at this fundraiser.  Thank you to all involved for raising over 40,000 yen for TAMF! 

Thank you for your support which helps us continue programs like these to help Ishinomaki students affected by the disaster to continue to learn and expand their horizons!

IshinomaKimono Card
IshinomaKimono Card
Ishinomaki Nishi HS International Day
Ishinomaki Nishi HS International Day
Inai ES Newsletter About 12th Taylor Bunko
Inai ES Newsletter About 12th Taylor Bunko
JETAA Western Japan Film Festival Poster
JETAA Western Japan Film Festival Poster
JETAA Western Japan Film Festival Reception
JETAA Western Japan Film Festival Reception

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Dec 4, 2017

Students Report on English Proficiency and Next Internships

Sendai YMCA Hotel School Students
Sendai YMCA Hotel School Students

Kato-san, The President of the Sendai YMCA International Hotel and Pastry School, shares video messages from the four first year students.  He notes their English skills are improving from their English Proficiency Certification studies and each message is in English!

 All of the students need scholarships to attend the Sendai YMCA International Hotel and Pastry School because of hardships caused by the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.  The Sendai YMCA and TAMF provide these scholarships jointly.  Please watch the videos that each student made to tell us of their progress and next steps.  We thank you for watching!

Message from Akino –

Akino finished her internship at Mampei Hotel, a summer retreat in Karuizawa, Nagano and tells us of her next internship in Tokyo in her message: https://youtu.be/3Nto0F5lh6A

Message from Chiho -

Chiho  finished her internship at the Sendai Royal Park Hotel in Miyagi Prefecture and tells us of her progress since then in her message:  https://youtu.be/LR2n2YKE2SQ

Message from Yuuka -

Yuuka finished her job training at the Yokohama Royal Park Hotel and tells us of her English Certification and next internship in her message: https://youtu.be/__qAwatyZcg

Message from Riku -

Riku had an internship at an official hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort and tells us of English proficiency progress and job hunting in his message: https://youtu.be/Cu7pFihT0fI

Thank you for the support you have given these students.  It is your help which makes it possible for them to pursue their chosen careers.

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