Each year, OKSCA participates in various community events and hosts Oshogatsu in Olympia: A Japanese New Year Celebration in January.
Order of the Rising Sun Awarded to Karen Fraser
On April 29, 2017, the Government of Japan announced that the Honorable Karen Fraser, former Washington State Senator, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of her contributions in furthering exchange between Japan and the United States by promoting Japanese culture in Washington State. (read more)
Yashiro Japanese Garden Work Party
Wednesday, May 31 & June 21 & 28
Join in a work party focusing on removing weeds from the planting beds, raking the gravel, and sprucing up the Yashiro Japanese Garden for summer. Parking is located in the Lee Creighton Justice Center parking lot at 900 Plum Street SE. Meet at the garden entrance near the parking lot. We hope to see you there!
2017 Olympia Student Delegation
Ten Thurston County area high school students will be traveling to Kato this summer. Junryo Miyashita and Brin Smith will be the chaperones. Thanks to Myrna Lance for coordinating our High School exchange program!
Next year high school students from Kato will be coming to Olympia. If you are interested in being a host family or helping out in other ways, please let us know.