Japan-America Society Night in Tacoma
Tacoma and the South Sound area share a rich history with Japan that dates back to the turn of the century. We're celebrating these important cultural ties with a family night out with the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney stadium. Enjoy food, fun, games, and history! Before the game we'll learn how the ports of Tacoma and Seattle went from being rivals to allies and how that shaped Washington's trade with Japan. Made possible with support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Tay Yoshitani, Retired Port of Seattle CEO.
Ms. Marilyn Strickland, Mayor of Tacoma
A group photo at the stadium building following the program at the Summit Club
Featured Artist from Japan
BOSS HIKO, Japanese mural speed painter
He will be using a large canvas (tatami x 3 size!)
5pm to 6pm @ Next to the main gate.
(In case of rain, a big pillar in the middle of the covered area outside of the main gate.)
Art in the Summit Club from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Yoshiko Yamamoto, Japanese wood block print artist
What's happening at Cheney Stadium?
You can find our JASSW Table
@ Suites and Clubs Gate (2:30 - 5:00)
@ Near First Base Gate (5:00 -)
3:30 – 4:30 Business Speaker’s Session
3:30 – 4:30 Yamamoto's Wood Block Print
*Childcare will be provided at Kid's Room next to Summit Club from 3:30 - 4:30
4:45 – 5:00 Group Picture
＠Gathering at Summit Club at 4:30pm
5:00 – 7:00 Tailgate: Japanese Activities
＠Parking lots near Ticket booth
5:00 – 6:00 Boss Hiko Live Art Performance
＠Near First Base Gate
*First Gate opens at 6:00, but JASSW people can enter from 5 pm on when Season Ticket holders can enter.
5:50 – VIP Stadium Tour
@Gathering at the grass berm down the right field line -- between the Alaska Air Family Terrace and section 128
7:05 – Tacoma Rainiers v. Nashville Sounds game