News For updates and events, please visit our facebook page! JapanWNY Sunday, June 12th, 2022 Support our sister city and your fitness goals by participating in this year's Kanazawa Marathon Online! You can do the marathon distance at your own pace and over multiple sessions, starting in September. Participants from Buffalo and JapanWNY will get a free T-shirt for participating! Just message us here or at firstname.lastname@example.org after signing up (until 6/30): https://www.kanazawa-marathon.jp/on-line/entry/english.html ... See more View on facebook Saturday, June 4th, 2022 We are gearing up for the 60th anniversary of Buffalo-Kanazawa as sister cities! Save the dates and help us sugar the word! View on facebook Saturday, June 4th, 2022 Did you know it's getting easier to go to/from Japan? No individual tourists yet, but this is a good resource for the latest info! View on facebook Thursday, May 19th, 2022 We continue to mourn the terrible loss inflicted on our community last Saturday. As an organization committed to connecting those of different backgrounds in the pursuit of peace, we stand firmly against this act of hate and extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We've made a donation to the Buffalo Survivor's Fund and encourage you to give if able: https://www.gofundme.com/f/buffalo-survivors-fund ... See more View on facebook Saturday, April 30th, 2022 We are so excited for the Cherry Blossom Festival TOMORROW! 🌸 Hope to see you there! 🌸 View on facebook Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 Only three more days til the Cherry Blossom Festival! Who's ready to enjoy the flowers? Check out our flyers for all our activities and offerings! View on facebook Saturday, February 5th, 2022 North Park Theatre, the home of Japanese cinema in WNY, is now showing the hit Drive My Car until Feb 10th! For details: https://www.northparktheatre.org/drive-my-car/ To celebrate, JapanWNY is providing FREE tickets to all new members! It's the perfect chance to get entertained and get involved! Visit japanwny.org/become-a-member to sign up. ... See more View on facebook Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 Japanese Movie Event and Giveaway! Acclaimed film "Drive My Car" directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, and based on the short story by Haruki Murakami, is now showing in WNY at Amherst Cinema and Eastern Hills Cinema 3!! Get your tickets at https://drivemycar.film/buy-tickets You can also enter to win a giveaway for the original Murakami short story collection here-> https://forms.gle/s7aKSB1qzcmDEBgh9 (Trailer in the comments!) ... See more View on facebook Sunday, January 9th, 2022 Our member Debbie found an interesting article about KFC and Christmas in Japan. https://getpocket.com/explore/item/how-a-white-lie-gave-japan-kfc-for-christmas?utm_source=pocket-newtab As someone who has lived here through many Christmas Holidays - there is always a rush at Christmas time for KFC, so much so that it may be sold out weeks in advanced. Generally it's not even the same chicken that KFC is known for. The chains switch to making roasted instead of fried chicken as turkey is not a common meat found ( or even grown ) here. It's also a "must" have for each location to have a statuse of Colonel Sanders at each loaction. Locations generally have alcohol options aswell and there is even an all you can eat/drink Buffet style KFC in Osaka. Hope you enjoy ! Thanks Debbie !! -Justin ... See more View on facebook Sunday, January 9th, 2022 Check out the acrobatic feats of Kanazawa's Kaga-Tobi Fire Brigade new year's festival LIVE! The event starts at 8:30pm Buffalo time and you can watch on YouTube! View on facebook For more updates and events, please visit our facebook page.