Upcoming event at the Morikami in Delray Beach

Morikami Speakers Series Presents:
Film Showing & Discussion
Friday, February 21, 2014

Time: 6:30pm, museum doors will reopen at 5:45pm
Discussion led by Director Aaron Woolfolk

The Harimaya Bridge is a drama about an American man who must travel to Japan to claim some important items belonging to his late son, from whom he was estranged. While there, he learns several secrets his son left behind. The story takes place in Kochi Prefecture, a deeply rural part of Japan where traditional customs remain strong.The movie addresses the bond and conflict between father and son, as well as the prejudices that often exist between people of different backgrounds. In addition to theatrical releases in Japan and the United States and several festival appearances, The Harimaya Bridge was invited to screen at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The San Francisco Examiner named it “one of the best films of the year,” while Los Angeles Times called it “powerful” and “a unique complex, consciousness-raising accomplishment.”

About the Director
Aaron Woolfolk is an American film director and writer. For his first film, the short Rage!, Woolfolk won a Director’s Guild of America award. His short films Eki and Kuroi Hitsuji won several awards, screened in international film festivals, and played on cable television. Woolfolk was the recipient of an ABC Talent Development Grant, and was later a Walt Disney Studios/ABC Entertainment Writing Fellow. His first co-written play, Bronzeville, premiered in Los Angeles to a sold-out extended engagement and was an Ovation Award nominee in the catergory of Best Playwriting for an Original Play. Woolfolk recently directed and co-wrote the award-winning short film Nico’s Sampaguita.

With his feature debut The Harimaya Bridge, Woolfolk became the first African American to make a  feature film in Japan, and one of the few non-Asians to direct a movie in the Japanese entertainment industry. His next feature film projects will be the American southern dramedy Summer SOULstice and the Japan-set comedy The Christmas Lights of Tosa. He is also presently writing his first novel.

Event details

Cost: $10 (Members $7) (Advance ticket purchase required)
Please note that the Cornell Café and Gardens will be closed for the evening.
Museum doors will reopen at 5:45pm.
Advance purchased tickets will be held at the door, under your name.

To purchase tickets for the lecture please visit www.morikami.org or call 561-495-0233 x. 235.

Our international department at Golf Channel is looking for someone with a background in golf and strong Japanese language skills for the position of production associate. You can apply and find the full job description here. Feel free to email me at the Treasurer email address with any questions you may have.


Deadline: Friday, February 7th, 2014


Consular Assistant
The Consular Section at the Consulate General of Japan in Miami has an opening for a Consular Assistant. This is a full-time contract position.
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Lunch Hour: 12:30P.M.-1:30 P.M.

You will not be required to work weekends unless a special event is taking place. In such cases, you will be given advance notice.
Benefits: This is a full-time salary position. Over-time is available when approved. Health benefits are included.

-Answer phone calls and e-mails regarding Japanese visas, re-entry permits, Japanese textbooks, and request for investigation of lost articles.
-Collect and revise all visa application packages at the Consulate.
-When necessary, interview the applicants to verify information they have provided for their visa application.
-Process all Japanese textbook orders from Japan for the two Japanese schools in Florida, and for all individual home schooled children.
– Assist the Consul with Japanese nationals in the State of Florida who are in need of Consular services.

-Assist in Consular events in the community
Minimum Qualifications
-High School Degree or equivalent
-Fluent English and Japanese (reading and writing)
-Moderate computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)
-Hold a green card, resident visa or are a US citizen legally allowed to work in the States


Application Procedure:
Please submit a cover letter (400 character max), and resume by no later than February 7, 2014.

Please send all information to: info@mi.mofa.go.jp          

or MAIL TO:  Consulate General of Japan, 80 SW 8th Street, Suite 3200    Miami, FL 33130

If you are chosen for an interview, you will be notified by email or phone.

基礎的なパソコン操作必須(Microsoft Word, Excel,Outlook 等)

住所:Consulate General of Japan   80 SW  8th  Street Miami FL 33130