Upcoming events

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dublin Integrated Education Center (Ohio University) 6805 Bobcat Way Room 212 Dublin, OH 43016


    Business matching with leading Japanese companies for enhancement of manufacturing productivity and automation technology.


    As manufacturing companies transition to new IoT technologies and services in the factory setting, digital solutions and automation are enabling more efficient production flows and end-to-end process improvement. Increasing cost pressures from global competition and the challenge for resources have created the need for digitalizing factories to optimize efficiency in human resources and improve work flow in ‘real-time’.

    This seminar will feature three cutting edge Japanese technology companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities in implementing IoT Connected Factory Solutions and how your company can benefit from a digital production strategy.

    Company Presentations:
    Toyo Business Engineering Corp. - https://www.b-en-g.com/

    Toyo Business Engineering Corporation plans, develops, sells, and leases information and communications systems in Japan. It provides software products, such as MCFrame a business package for the management of production, sales, and costs of manufacturing industry; MCFrame cloud, a cloud solution to bring the user experience; MCFrame for iPad/iPhone, a tool designed to enhance the possibilities of manufacturing industry; A.S.I.A., an ERP package designed for Japanese companies to expand their businesses; RAKU-Pad, a mobile solution for manufacturers to enhance their business outcome; and Global MES, a multisite global manufacturing execution system. The company serves pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, electronics, oil, chemicals, and machinery, as well as companies in the trading, logistics, information, and service industries. Toyo Business Engineering Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

    Broadleaf Co. Ltd. - https://www.broadleaf.co.jp/english/

    Broadleaf Co., Ltd. develops and provides software and IT solutions and services for the automotive aftermarket and other industries in Japan. The company offers business application software for maintenance shops, auto parts dealers, and bodywork shops, as well as other clients, including partsman and super frontman; and creating quotations applications that provides process control, history control, and client management for individual businesses. Further, it offers hardware/applications maintenance services; OTRS, a video motion and time analysis software that provides time, energy, and cost savings for production and manufacturing sites; marketplace for recycled auto parts; and Web conference system and public wireless LAN services. Broadleaf Co., Ltd. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

    Westunitis Co. Ltd. - https://rms-et.westunitis.com/

    We started up as the planning and production studio for a manual in 1983. At that time, it was "the analog age“, but today it has changed to "the digital age" where we use the computers for many operations. Even as the age is changing, our policy "Keep creating the product which is complementary with the age and client's needs" have never changed. We work for not only computerization of manuals or technical documents but also positively work on manufacturers fitting with each age, such as planning and development of electronic delivery by internet, product development with the latest technology or others, and we always hope to create "something everyone can understand“.
    •"InfoLinkerTM" is a wearable glasses system that specializes in industrial applications.
    •"PicoLinker TM" is the world's lightest head mounted display. Corresponding to the scene in the medical field, "PicoLinker“ provides a solution for the display by switching the image of PC video and special camera.

    Event Logistics:

    To Register: Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-manufacturing-seminar-tickets-48046216527


    JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) - https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/ 

    JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted toward promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium size Japanese firms maximize their global export potential.


    Kevin Kalb, Business Development Specialist, JETRO Chicago 

    Email - Kevin_Kalb@jetro.go.jp

    Phone - 312-832-6023

    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Dublin Coffman High School

    Dublin Taiko, an ensemble that encompasses more than 120 students in grades 6 through 12 from Dublin , will perform a concert of Japanese drumming at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Rd., Dublin, Ohio. The art form includes both music and choreographed movements, embodying cultural awareness and beauty. Tickets, which range from $10 to $20, are now on sale at www.dublintaiko.com.

    The group began as a cultural exchange during the 2004-2005 school year, produced by Ohio Arts Council, Arts Midwest, Dublin Arts Council and the Japan Cultural Network at Dublin Davis Middle School. The project provided a yearlong artist residency with master taiko soloist Eitetsu Hayashi, who is visiting Dublin during a North American tour. He will be a special guest performer, along with his ensemble EITETSU FU-UN no KAI, during the concert.

    The ensemble, led by Susann Blair-Ewing, is now the largest K-12 taiko organization in North America, performing locally, regionally and internationally. The group’s mission is to develop student performers who demonstrate a passion for the artistry of taiko, promote diversity and expansion of cultural knowledge.

    Seating for the concert is limited and advance general admission ticket purchases are recommended. A limited number of tickets may be available for on site purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
    • OSU Jennings Hall Room 001 (1735 Neil Ave)

    Many in contemporary Japan enjoy the occasions of Halloween and Christmas while the patterns of their daily life honor the traditions of Buddhism and Shintoism. Indeed, Japan is best known to the rest of the world for its Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, especially in the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara, together with cultural legacies such as Zen practices, gardens and other forms of art. Today’s presentation will focus on Shinto and gagaku music that goes with Shinto ceremonies.  


    Shinto is Japan’s indigenous religion that long predates the arrival of Buddhism in the sixth century via China and Korea. To this day, a vast majority of Japanese people visit Shinto shrines on seasonal and auspicious occasions throughout the year. Unlike most organized religions, however, Shinto has no original founder, no formal doctrines, and no holy scriptures. One of the best ways to learn about Shinto is to attend a presentation, and to experience some aspects of it first-hand, by those who practice it. 


    For today’s presentation, three priests from Meiji Jingu¸ one of the best known shrines to both Japanese and foreigners, will discuss the relationship among Shinto, nature, and the way of Japanese life.  The three priests will also perform gagaku, Japan’s traditional music, which can transport the audience in the echo of time and space from the ancient to the present. Three wind instruments --sho (harmonica), hichiriki (piccolo), and fuye (flute) that form part of a larger gagaku orchestra – will be featured. Following their short recital, the priests will provide a hands-on workshop allowing members of the audience to try these three instruments. 


    This event is cosponsored by University Libraries in with collaboration the OSU Institute for Japanese Studies. 

    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016
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    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    1:00-2:30 PM

    Dublin Arts Council, 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

    9月29日(土)1時〜2時半 於Dublin Arts Council

    Join JASCO as we learn about indigo dyeing techniques in Japan with the Mashiko International Exchange Association, hosted by the Dublin Arts Council.

    The city of Mashiko, Togichi Prefecture, Japan (Dublin's Friendship City) is well-known for its long tradition of indigo dyeing. The art is called "aizome" (藍染め) in Japanese, "ai" being the Japanese word for indigo and "zome" meaning "dyeing."

    In a hands-on workshop led by members of the Mashiko International Exchange Association, an organization dedicated to supporting the Mashiko-Dublin friendship relationship, you will learn about the history of indigo dyeing in Mashiko, and then get a chance to try your hand at indigo dyeing! each participant will be able to dye two items. choosing from items such as t-shirts, handkerchiefs, and scarves. 

    Participant Fees

    JASCO members: $25

    Non-JASCO Members: $35

    Participation fees will cover all material costs and space fees for the event.

    So that we may purchase enough supplies for the event, registration will close on Saturday, September 22 (one week before the event). Additionally, due to space limitations, this event will be capped at 15 participants.

    JASCO メンバー: $25

    非JASCO メンバー: $35


    For more information, please e-mail us at jasco@jas-co.org.



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