Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Indiana State Fair Highlights Japan

According to an Associated Press report today, Japan will get featured treatment at this year's Indiana State Fair, set for 6-22 August at the fairgrounds in Indianapolis. It will be the first time the fair will concentrate its Grand Hall exhibition space to a single country and its connection with Indiana.

The exhibit will feature displays on the Japanese family and culture and economic exchanges between the Asian nation and Indiana. The Japan-America Society of Indiana and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. will help the state fair mount the exhibit.

Indiana governor Mitch Daniels' father, Mitch Daniels Sr., was the first executive director of the Japan-America Society of Indiana, established in 1988. JASI, a member of the Nationalities Council of Indiana, is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization whose mission is to serve as a bridge of friendship between the people of Indiana and Japan. It sponsors a wide range of cultural events, networking receptions, business briefings, and public affairs presentations that explore current issues in the Japan-U.S. relationship. JASI is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies, headquartered in Washington D.C., which includes over forty societies nationwide.


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