Over the course of 5 months from February 2019 to June 2019, students will have the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of experts and rediscover the world as a curious child. Classes will happen on the last Saturday of each month, unless notified otherwise. The last class and graduation will be held at Japan Fair 2019. A semester is considered as a set of 5 classes. Therefore, partial payments and refunds will not be available. In case of a missed classes, students will be able to access a video of the class. All classes are taught in Japanese.

Seattle Necchu School First Semester Schedule

February ~ June 2019

  • Saturday, February 23rd: Opening Ceremony/1st Class (@ Bellevue Children's Academy)

  • Saturday, March 30th: 2nd Class

  • Saturday, April 27th: 3rd Class

  • Saturday, May 25th: 4th Class

  • Saturday, June 29th - Sunday, June 30th: 5th Class/Graduation Ceremony (@ Japan Fair 2019 at Meydenbauer Center)

Class Hours (Choose either session)  updated on 2/28

  • Morning Session: 9:15 am - 12:30 pm

  • Afternoon Session: 3:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Max. Class Size:  60 people per session

Place:

  • February 23rd, March 30th, April 27th, May 25th:

Bellevue Children's Academy (Campus 2)

14640 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA 98007  USA

 

  • June 29th, June 30th

​Meydenbauer Center (Japan Fair Event Venue)

11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004  USA

Fee:  $100 for the semester (total 5 days with 10 classes)

Registration: Please click the button below

1st Class: Saturday, February 23rd Opening Ceremony

Morning Session (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Opening Ceremony: 9:30 - 10:00 am

1st Period: 10:00 - 10:50 am

Ken Kurasaki
<Director of NHK Taiga Drama "Idaten">

The Moment People Feel -Behind the Scenes of a TV Program-

 

2nd Period: 11:00 am - 11:50 pm

Hiroko Huntoon

<Former Costco HQ International Buyer>

The Structure of a Giant Membership Store

 

Q&A/Closing: 12:00 - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Opening Ceremony: 4:00 - 4:30 pm

1st Period: 4:30 - 5:20 pm

Ken Kurasaki
<Director of NHK Taiga Drama "Idaten">

The Moment People Feel -Behind the Scenes of a TV Program-

 

2nd Period: 5:30 - 6:20 pm

Jay Rubin

<Japanese Literature Translator>

 

Zack Davisson

<Translator, writer, and folklorist>

Battle of the translators

Q&A/Closing: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

2nd Class: Saturday, March 30th

Morning Session (9:15 am - 12:30 pm)

Opening: 9:30 - 10:00 am

1st Period: 9:30 - 10:50 am

Masachika Eto
<CEO of EC Consul Company>

The Latest on E-commerce and the Necchu Store

 

2nd Period: 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Asako & Ringtaro Tateishi

<Taiko drummer
(The School of Taiko / Japan Creative Arts)>

Connecting all communities through Taiko

 

Closing: 12:20 - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session (3:45 pm - 7:00 pm)

Opening: 3:45 - 4:00 pm

1st Period: 4:00 - 5:20 pm

Masachika Eto
<CEO of EC Consul Company>

The Latest on E-commerce and the Necchu Store

 

2nd Period: 5:30 - 6:50 pm

Yamada Yoichiro

<Consulate General of Japan in Seattle>

Japan and Seattle 

Closing: 6:50 - 7:00 pm

3rd Class: Saturday, April 27th

Morning Session (9:15 am - 12:30 pm)

Opening: 9:15 - 9:30 am

1st Period: 9:30 - 10:50 am

Maki Rica
<Lyricist, Composer, Musical Author>

Let's Make a Necchu My Song (My School Anthem)

 

2nd Period: 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Allen Nakamoto

<Past-Commander Nisei Veterans Committee>

Japanese American Experience

Closing: 12:20 - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session (3:45 pm - 7:00 pm)

Opening: 3:45 - 4:00 pm

 

1st Period: 4:00 - 5:20 pm

Maki Rica

<Lyricist, Composer, Musical Author>

Let's Make a Necchu My Song (My School Anthem)

 

2nd Period: 5:30 - 6:50 pm

Keiko Tanaka

<Secretary General of Chado Urasenke Tankokai Seattle Association>

Chado in Daily Lives

Closing: 6:50 - 7:00 pm

4th Class: Saturday, May 25th

Morning Session (9:15 am - 12:30 pm)

Opening: 9:15 - 9:30 am

1st Period: 9:30 - 10:50 am

Masako Wakamiya

<Digital Creator>

I Want to Stay Creative

 

2nd Period: 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Hideo Harada

<ex-Director-General of Livestock Industry Department of MAFF>

Latest WAGYU Situation

Closing: 12:20 - 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session (3:45 pm - 7:00 pm)

Opening: 3:45 - 4:00 pm

1st Period: 4:00 - 5:20 pm

Masako Wakamiya

<Digital Creator>

I Want to Stay Creative

 

2nd Period: 5:30 - 6:50 pm

Hideo Harada

<ex-Director-General of Livestock Industry Department of MAFF>

Latest WAGYU Situation

Closing: 6:50 - 7:00 pm

5th Class: Saturday, June 29th & Sunday, June 30th

Saturday, June 29th

@Japan Fair 2019

1st Period: 10:10 - 11:25 am (Room 408)

Kyota Omori

<Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc, Chairman>

Beginning of the 100 Year-Life Era: Dreams and Challenges

2nd Period: 11:40 am - 12:55 pm (Room 408)

Reiko Yamada

<Cooking Advisor>

Rediscover Japanese Delicacies

3rd Period: 1:10 - 2:25 pm (Room 408)

Tsukasa Namekata

<Former Director of Pacific Rim Disease Prevention Center>

What Lessons Are Learned From Results of Seattle Nikkei Health Study?

4th Period: 2:40 - 3:55 pm (Room 408)

Brandon K. Hill

<btrax, CEO>

How Innovators Think

Sunday, June 30th

@Japan Fair 2019

1st Period: 10:10 - 11:25 am (Room 407)

Doug Palmer

<Retired Lawyer>

Memories with Bruce Lee

2nd Period: 10:10 - 11:25 am (Room 408)

Yuzuru Utsumi

<Arm K.K., President>

IoT (Internet of Things): Practical Approach by Using Model Railroading in Takahata

3rd Period: 11:10 am - 12:55 pm (Room 407)

Shinji Maeda

<Aero Zypangu Project, President>

You Are the Pilot in Command of Your Life

4th Period: 11:40 am - 12:55 pm (Room 408)

Hiromichi Miyahara

<The Institute of Japanese Culture & Communication, CEO>

Traditional Japanese Cultures Enriching the Community

5th Period: 1:10 pm - 2:25 pm (Room 408)

Mina Miller

<Pianist, Artistic Director of MOR>

Mirror of Memory: Music of Remembrance

Terms and Conditions

  • All information regarding classes and confirmations will be conducted through email. Upcoming classes and news will be sent through email as well.

  • Payments are non-refundable. Payment must be made in full, and payments cannot be made for only certain classes. In the case of a missed class, registered students will be able to view a recorded version of the class.

  • Use of personal information

    • The information you provide during registration will only be used by the Necchu Elementary School group for administration purposes, and to contact you.

    • The Necchu Elementary School group may use your provided information to contact you for newsletters, upcoming events, and surveys.

    • Your information will not be shared with a third-party.

    • Pictures and video footage may be taken during events and classes. These pictures and videos may be used for operational purposes including, but not exclusive to, flyers, ads, pamphlets, commercials, and social media posts.

 

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Contact Us

Address

© Copyright 2018 by Seattle Necchu 

Email: info@necchu-seattle.org

Phone: (425)-649-0791 ext. 6

14640 NE 24th St
Bellevue, WA 98007

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