JAL Foundation – The 15th World Children’s Haiku Contest

October 27th, 2017

Originating from Japan, Haiku is the shortest form of poetry in the world. In a short descriptive verse, it captures a moment in the poet’s life, or simply expresses the beauty of nature. Haiku is now enjoyed in many countries around the world.

JAL FOUNDATION biennially organize ‘World Children’s Haiku Contest’, and we are happy to announce that the 15th contest is to be held this year.

The theme of the 15th contest is ‘ Living Things.’  

Through the contest, children are given the opportunity to compose haiku that will encompass their memories. The experience of composing haiku will also become a part of their pleasant memories of their childhood.

All Grand-prize haiku will be collected and published next year as an anthology titled ‘Haiku By World Children.’

Haiku Contest Rules – see application and poster for details.   Click HERE for Poster and Application form

Entry fee:  FREE

Submission’s Period: From  1st October 2017 to 15th January 2018
Please attach this application form* to the back of submitted work with glue.  (*this link will take you to the JAL Foundation contest page)

First Lady Laura Bush Designates San Francisco Japantown as a Preserve America Community

March 27th, 2008

Preserve America signageSan Francisco’s Japantown was honored in March 2008, when First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chair of the Preserve America initiative, designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities.

“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,” Mrs. Bush said. Read the rest of this entry »