On March 19th, JICUF staff participated in the Harumatsuri (Spring Festival) organized by the Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers (NECTJ) at the United Nations International School (UNIS). Through hosting a “Chopsticks Challenge,” we introduced ICU and our U.S. Scholars Initiative to NYC metro area high school students studying Japanese.
The Japan ICU Foundation (JICUF) has a tradition of representing ICU at the UN International School (UNIS) in Manhattan. This past month, we joined in the annual “Aki Matsuri”, which featured various cultural activities and a Japanese language speech contest. It was a great chance to spread the word about ICU to students from all over New York and New Jersey!