The monthly event of consulate-General of the United States was held in American Corner of Sapporo International Plaza on February 20(Thu.) .
The theme was "The history of African American people that can be learned from the movie film "Tears of the Butler for the President."
Professor Katsuyuki Murata deliver the speech on the history and the story of the movie film. I asked him why the racists killed the African Americans and what satisfied the racist by such behavior. Based on his answer, the racists seemed to be so afraid of the physical power of African Americans and the good relationship between their wives and the African Americans. Even after the experiences of tragedy and the sad story of African Americans with Caucasians, they are the family in the American society, different from Asians and Hispanics the will outstrip the number of both people, I think.
It was a pity that I could not have enough time to talk with young staff members in my office because I was too busy to have such occasion so often.
If I could pick up the tab for every binge drinking with the youngsters, I could have given a good try to more projects that was beneficial to Sorachi sub-prefectural area and other area of Hokkaido.
As I posted before, Sorachi sub-prefectural area was in full flourish with coalmine industry that contributed to the prosperity of Japanese economy before and after the World War .Ⅱ
It will take time but a company is being established to carry out this project in Yubari City.
Mikasa Geo-park Promotion Seminar will be held in the city hall of Mikasa City on March 20（Thu.) in order to acknowledge the citizens of the city and adjacent area about "Geo-park".
It will start on six o'clock.
The details are at http://www.city.mikasa.hokkaido.jp/hotnews/files/00003200/00003275/20140218085752.pdf
but written in Japanese.
A guidebook of Yubari City was issued and the name is "Yubari Sanpo" which means "A stroll in Yubari "in Japanese.
Please give a good try to visit
but it is written in Japanese only.
The member of Hokkaido Legislature Mr. Ataru Muraki who was elected from the constituency of Iwamizawa City gave the wrap-up speech and proposed a toast.
Directer-General for Sorachi sub-prefectural area of Hokkaido Mr. Yasunori Yamane. delivered the speech at the beginning of the feast.
The mayor of Chippibetsu Town Mr. Takeshi Kamiyabu is at the center. Over the flags of Taiwan and Japan is the mayor of Takikawa City Mr. Kohkichi Maeda and the mayor of Bibai City Mr. Mikio Takahashi is on the left.
I am convinced that Mr. Shimada, the director-general of Takikawa Tourism Association will play the key role in this friendship group.
To the members of Hokkaido Sorachi Japan-Taiwan Friendship Association and the participants to the celebration:
Please copy your favorite photo from this series of photos taken on February 17(Mon.).