Aug
29
11:00 AM11:00

The Japan-Norway Society is donating cherry trees to the new Munch Museum, August 29.

The cherry tree planting will take place on 29th August 2019 at the new Munch Museum, between 11:00 and 12:00. On the occasion of our 40th anniversary nearly two years ago, the Japan-Norway Society presented the Munch Museum with the idea of donating the trees. Since the new museum grounds are now almost ready, we will be planting five cherry trees together with the director of the Munch Museum. We will have the pleasure of the following guests of honor joining the ceremony: HE Masahiro Tauchi, the Ambassador of Japan, as well as a the Mayor of the City of Oslo and the President of Idemitsu Japan, who has been one of the major donors to the Munch Museum for the past thirty years. Idemitsu is also a a long standing corporate member of the Japan-Norway Society and has contributed half of the cherry trees. We would like to extend this invitation to our members to witness the ceremony and take part in covering the cherry trees with soil at this very auspicious occasion.


When: August 29, 11-12:00. Where: at the corner of the new Munch Museum, on your left just after crossing the pedestrian bridge from the Opera.

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Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Mushroom harvesting tour with Mushroom expert Mr. Morten Jødal, September 1.

Where: Rustadsaga (10 minutes on foot from Skullerud T-bane Station)

11:00 We will gather at the parking lot next to Rustadsaga kindergarten and listen to instruction and guidance by Mr. Morten Jødal, Mushroom expert

11:30 We will proceed to the forest and pick mushrooms individually.

13:30 Gather again at the outdoor picnic venue where we are expected to bring our own lunch box (have lunch at one’s own leisure).

14:00 -14:30 Lecture on our harvested mushrooms by Mr. Morten Jødal followed by his sorting out of our mushroom pick of the day.

15:00 Group adjourn for the day. Those who wish to stay on may do so as there will be an official mushroom inspector on site until 16:30 on Sundays. (https://oosn.no/soppkontroll/rustadsaga-sportstue)

Participation fee: 80kr for Members, 150kr for Non-members. Children under the age of 18 are free of charge. Family members welcome.

For those who are interested in joining us, please register at https://forms.gle/QkEU8scAydmHGLv4A and complete payment by 27 August.

Mr. Morten Jødal’s home page is: http://www.soppgleder.no/index.php?p=1_73_Hvem-er-vi

Hope to see as many of you there at the forest!

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Sep
4
5:00 PM17:00

Munch Museum Guided Tour 'EXIT!'

We're pleased to invite the members of Japan-Norway Society with a generous sponsorship of Idemitsu Petroleum Norge to a complimentary guided tour of the above current exhibition of the Munch Museum on 4 September at 17:00. We'll meet up in the museum shop 5 minutes before. Please register by 2 September at the latest by signing up this form. (Space is limited and the place will be given first registered, first reserved basis) https://forms.gle/4yCgU729qTpKdyzK6

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Sep
4
7:15 PM19:15

The Norwegian Society of Oriental Ceramics (NSOK), September 4.

NSOK invites JNS members to a lecture on Wednesday September 4th at 1915 with Professor Ohashi Koji, emeritus advisor for Kyushu Ceramic Museum and chairperson for the Japan Society of Oriental Ceramic Studies, and Louise Cort, curator of Japanese ceramics at Freer Shackler, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. 
Professor Ōhashi Kōji will talk about Recent Ceramic Excavations in Nagasaki: Dutch and Chinese Sites in Japanese, and Louise Cort interprets to English.
Free entrance and light food served at Storsalen, Schafteløkken, Zahlkasserer Schafts pl. 1, Oslo

Please sign up by e-mail to: ahaan@online.no or anne.habu@gmail.com 


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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Oslo Karateklubb, September 21.

Oslo Karateklubb have the pleasure of inviting you to the celebration of our 50 years anniversary. We are Norway’s oldest karate club. We are going to celebrate the event September 21, at 17-1830 in Jordal Idrettshall, Oslo with the final show in “Norwegian Open” in Nanbudo. At the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, karate will be an Olympic sport for the first time.

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Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Invitation to J-NS August Suiyokai, August 21

Do you know salmon is one of the major foreign exchange earners for Norway after oil and gas?

August Suiyokai for J-NS will bring our members and friends to a newly established “The Salmon” in the heart of Tjuvholmen. We will have a special guided tour of the interactive “The Salmon” center to learn secret of the Salmon industry in Norway before savoring a special sampler developed for our event. There will be a mixture of in-house smoked salmon etc. of premium quality. We hope that we can mingle together and enjoy what is left of summer at beautiful Tjuvholmen together.

We are pleased to note that J-NS member Ms. Nancy Bundt has contributed her photographs for the Venue.

When: Wed 21 August, 17:00-19:00 (the Center will close at 18:00 but we will be able to stay longer). Where: The Salmon, Tjuvholmen

Participation fee: 240 kr for J-NS member, 300 kr for non member

Please register by 14 August by following link: https://forms.gle/hzWu7rGLSjJgNqta7

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

JNS Summer Event at Nesodden

  • Glenneveien 228, Blylaget/Havstad 1445 Nordre Frogn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dear Friends & Members,

On Tuesday 25th of June 2019 the J-NS welcome our members to a summer event in the atelier and garden of artist and professor Wenche Gulbransen at Nesodden. On this occasion JNS-member Gulbransen will share with us her experiences from her artist life that is highly inspired by Japan. Gulbransen uses a broad variety of art expressions and her art comprises graphical work, drawings, sculptures and fountains. Fellow textile artist Trine Mauritz will complement Gulbransen with her experiences, and she also has strong relations to Japan. The Norwegian embassy in Tokyo is decorated with three of Mauritz’ textile works.

Wenche Gulbransen is also passionate about growing peonies. In her garden 75 different kinds of peonies blossom from May until the end of July and she opens up her garden to show her collection of peonies and to share a meal in a lovely garden just as the summer is about to begin! The weather will not be a problem as we will stay in the atelier if rain falls.

Bento boxes with sushi from Alex sushi is included in the participation fee.  Water will be provided. If you want something else to drink, please bring it yourselves. Onegaishimasu.

Venue: Wenche Gulbransen’s atelier at Glenneveien 228, Blylaget/Havstad, 1445 Nordre Frogn.

Fee: 250 (members)/ 300 (members (non-members).

Register by the following link: https://forms.gle/4R1A2MStfxeVcJH7A or by sending us an email on: event@j-ns.no

The registration will close on 20th of June.

Payment: can be done by bank transfer to 1609.04.42094 (mark with “JNS Summer event 2019”) or by VIPPS (search for " Japan Norway Society" and choose the event in the menu). Kindly pay before the registration closes.

Nesodden can most easily be reached by ferry (B10) from Aker Brygge. A corresponding bus no. 560 goes to Jaer via Blylaget/Havstad and takes another 20 minutes. We suggest to leave together at 16.13 from Aker Brygge and then we arrive at Nesoddtangen at 16.52. Get on bus 560 at Nesoddtangen and get off at bus stop Havstad. The garden and atelier is right at the bus stop. If going by car notice that estimated time is about 40 minutes and might be more in rush hour. There is car parking at the premises.

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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Suikawari with JNS & Sub Japan

Summer is here and we are raring to enjoy some watermelon splitting or suikawari! JNS and SubJapan therefore invite you all to a gathering at Frognerparken where we will enjoy the weather and some food and drinks while seeing who can split the watermelon first.

What do you do during a suikawari event? The concept is simple; you are blindfolded and equipped with a wooden pole or sword. Then you are spun around by somebody else until you are not sure what is where and then guided by the voices of the surrounding people to find your way to the watermelon and do your best to split it.

JNS will bring some watermelons and a wooden sword. Feel free to bring your own watermelon and a suitable wooden pole if you want to contribute to the event. 

Please bring your own food and drink, and abide by the local rules for alcohol consumption. This is a family-friendly event, so we recommend to plan your choice of food and drinks accordingly.

The event is open for anyone, so feel free to bring friends and family.

Note: The date of this event may be changed in case of rain. In such an event, we will change the date in the Facebook event, so please make sure you stay updated.

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Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Making of Norwegian Brands in Japan - Business Benkyoukai

Dear members and friends of the Japan-Norway Society,

On March 19th, 2019 the J-NS will host a Business “Benkyoukai” (mini-seminar) with the title: 

“The Making of Norwegian Brands in Japan”. 

On this occasion we will hear from the founders of “Norwegian Rain” (outdoor clothing) and “Fuglen” (coffee and cocktail bar), share with us the success stories of establishing their brands in Japan. 

This is a part of our series of events focusing on presentations and lectures related to Japan-Norway business topics. The aim for JNS is to create an arena to increase your professional knowledge, as well as meet both new acquaintances and potential business partners. 

Norwegian Rain is an award-winning designer label with Japan as a major market for their rain wear. The company was founded in Bergen, thereby knowing very well the importance of weather protection but aiming for no compromise on style. Alexander Helle, the creative director of Norwegian Rain, teamed up with designer T-Michael and the concept that is “Norwegian Rain” came to be. It was in Japan they found the best manufacturer of material for their rain wear and in April Norwegian Rain will open its flag ship store in Tokyo. 

Fuglen is a Norwegian coffee and cocktail bar that opened in Oslo in 2008, and in 2012 expanded to Shibuya, Tokyo. At that time Fuglen covered a need for high quality coffee in the Japanese capital, as well as introducing the customers to Norwegian retro-design. In September 2018 the second bar opened in the trendy capsule hotel “Nine Hours” in Asakusa in Tokyo. Fuglen has several exclusive customers in Tokyo, including Michelin starred restaurants and pop-up-concepts with Maaemo.

Alexander Helle & T-Michael (Norwegian Rain) and Einar Holthe (Fuglen) run two very different companies. However, they cooperate both in Norway as well as in Japan. Please join us and hear them share the stories and strategies about their unique concepts and what have made them successful in Japan. 

Food provided by the prominent Alex Sushi is included in the participation fee. 

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Please register by filling out the form found here: https://goo.gl/forms/0S9GHQTdW0BuJ0wD2

Or by sending an email to event@j-ns.no.

Members: 250,- Non-Members: 300,-

Kindly pay the participation fee by March 14. Payment can be done by bank transfer to 1609.04.42094 (mark the payment "Brands in Japan"), OR by VIPPS.

To use "VIPPS" please search for "The Japan Norway Society" and in the menu choose "March Business Benkyoukai". 

Venue: Norwegian Rain, Paleet, first floor, Karl Johans gate 37-43. Time: 18:30-20:30

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Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Skiing Day

As we announced in the annual meeting Japan-Norway Society has the pleasure to invite all its members to a skiing day Sunday March 10th at 11 o´clock AM.

The place is Skansebakken in the end of Sørkedalen. By car you take Sørkedalsveien to the end. It starts from Majorstua, goes through Smestadkrysset, then via Røakrysset to Bogstad and then you just follow the road to the end. From Majorstua it is about 15 km and it will take about 25 minutes. Just across the road for the ski-area is a parking lot. It cost NOK 50 to park there. It is possible to take a bus from Røa (number 41) that goes all the way, and payment is Zone 1 inside Oslo.

The area is where Skiforeningen has had its skiing course thus there are tracks and small hills where beginners and intermediates can enjoy skiing.

We will supply some typical items that Norwegians bring along for their skiing trips - oranges, Kvikk Lunsj, buns -, but you will have to bring along your own bento box or “matpakke”.

If you want to participate, please send an email to.event@j-ns.no. It is not a binding sign-up, but we would like to know approximately how many will come.

As the skiing conditions and weather is uncertain we will check the area by Wednesday March 6 and give a notice if we have to cancel due to lack of snow.

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Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Japanese culture day at Drammen Museum

We would like to inform you about the Japanese culture day on March 3rd in Drammen museum from 12:00 to 15:00. The event coincide with the Hinamatsuri, a special day in Japan, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day. The day will be filled with Japanese-related events such as Japanese music played on Japanese instruments, presentations, workshops and demonstrations of for instance tea ceremony, origami and calligraphy, ikebana and hanakubari. This event is hosted by the Japanese Embassy in Norway and Drammen Museum.

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

February Suiyokai @ Merkur Bar

Dear Members and friends of the Japan-Norway Society,

Join us for the first Suiyokai (casual / after work/ social gathering) of year at the very trendy Merkur Bar at St. Hanshaugen February 27!

Merkur Bar was awarded "Beste Utested 2018" by the Newspaper "Natt og Dag" and has a Japanese inspired menu, interior design and a very nice selection of Japanese Sake.

On this occasion JNS will have most of this very intimate gem of a bar to ourselves. The Merkur Bar "Steam Kitchen" has been experimenting and developing their signature "Gyoza" (Japanese dumplings) and they will serve us a nice selection of different Gyoza as well as Edamame.

The participation fee (covering the food) is 175,- for members and 210,- for non-members. Please register by filling out the following google form: https://goo.gl/forms/enhIMjfE3NGu5oXy2
Drinks are available for purchase seperately.
Please register and make your payment by February 24 23:00 to join (payment either by Vipps or transfer to JNS account 1609.04.42094).

We are very excited to meet you all again to start the year off on a high note!

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

JNS 2018 Bonenkai

JNS members and friends are cordially invited to end-of-the-year Bonenkai (忘年会) and Suiyokai (水曜会)on 5 December at a private party room of Alex Sushi.
Please join us for a fun filled evening to say good-bye to 2018.


Members: 350 kr (Registration and payment must be made by 26 November 2018)
Non-Members: 400 kr (early bird discount. Registration and payment must be made by 12 November)
Non-Members: 450 kr (Registration and payment must be made by 26 November). For a special three course party menu and some surprise!
For registration please go to the following link
https://goo.gl/forms/2eGzjaLiPFKSMwNJ2

If you have a problem using this form, please send your registration to event@j-ns.no

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Nov
14
3:00 PM15:00

A guided tour of “MÅNEOPPGANG MARLENE DUMAS & EDVARD MUNCH” at the Munch Museum (J-NS Members Only)

We're pleased to invite the members of Japan-Norway Society with a generous sponsorship of Idemitsu Petroleum Norge to a complimentary guided tour of the above current exhibition of the Munch Museum on 14 November at 15:00. We'll meet up in the museum shop 5 minutes before. Please register by 8 November at the latest by signing up this form. (Space is limited and the place will be given first registered, first reserved basis) https://goo.gl/forms/aIMlgUu2i3xuCkyG3 

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

"The Future Energy Solutions in Japan and Norway" - Business Benkyoukai

How the biggest oil & energy companies in Japan and Norway work towards new energy solutions for the future.

This is a part of our series of events focusing on presentations and lectures on Japan-Norway related business topics. The aim for JNS is to create an arena to increase your professional knowledge, as well as meet both new acquaintances and potential business partners. A light meal is included in the participation fee. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Venue: LingLing, Aker Brygge, Stranden 30, 0250 Oslo. Time: 18:00-21:00

Fee: Members: 250 Non-Members: 300

Please register by the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/B8BhzzD6iD7COP8K2 or by sending us an email on: event@j-ns.no The registration will close on November 8. Payment can be done by bank transfer to 1609.04.42094 (mark with "Future Energy Solutions"), or by VIPPS (search for " Japan Norway Society" and choose the event in the menu). Kindly pay before the registration closes.

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Sep
23
2:30 PM14:30

Japanese Tea Ceremony at Ekebergparken

(Norwegian below) In collaboration with Ekebergparken, The Japan Norway Society will be hosting a tea ceremony in beautiful surroundings.

There will be three sessions starting 2:30PM, 15:00PM and 15:30PM in three different locations in the park.

BESIDE THE POND

Sit down and partake in the Japanese tea ceremony by the parks water reservoir. The closeness to the water emphasize how tranquility and purity are two of the main principles in the tea ceremony. A desire to add an element of water to the park led to the creation of this water reservoir, shaped like a calm pond in the forest and well suited for site-specific art. The water reservoir with two linear wooden sides. Where the surface meets existing terrain on the inside of the depression, the pond has been shaped with an organic and natural transition. Urasenke by Håkon Vadstein.

  • Meeting point: At the water pond on top of James Turrells light installations (see map)

Register: https://ekebergparken.trekksoft.com/en_GB/activity/book/221314/23-09-18-japanese-tea-ceremony-beside-the-pond

JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY WITH A VIEW:  “Ryurei picnic”

Experience the Japanese tea ceremony conducted by a “table” made of logs. Japanese and Nordic aesthetics fuse together in this tea meeting surrounded by nature. Sit down, enjoy the sound of the winds blowing through the pines while you sip a cup of green tea. 

Urasenke by Ole Marius Tørrise.

  • Meeting point: At the viewpoint on Spettestien, (a small path to the right from James Turrells light installations)

Register: https://ekebergparken.trekksoft.com/en_GB/activity/book/221323/23-09-18-japanese-tea-ceremony-with-a-view

EKEBERG PAVILION
Sit on Tatami-mats and enjoy Matcha as the traditional Japanese style, and experience the dissolution of the boundaries between art and surroundings in a meditative atmosphere.

Urasenke or Omotesenke in traditional style by Marius Frøisland, and Yasuko Oki

  • Meeting point: Ekeberg Pavilion 

  • 2.30 pm, 3 pm and 3.30 pm
  • Price: 300 NOK,  270 NOK (for JNS members)

Register: https://ekebergparken.trekksoft.com/en_GB/activity/book/221314/23-09-18-japanese-tea-ceremony-beside-the-pond

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Opplev Japansk teseremoni i hjertet av Ekebergparken

Ekebergparken og the Japan-Norway Society ønsker velkommen til japansk teseremoni ute i det fri.

Vi kommer til å arrangere tre forskjellige seremonier på tre ulike steder i Ekebergparken. Ved paviljongen, ved vannspeilet og på utsiktspunktet mot fjorden. Her kan du oppleve den unike følelsen den japanske teseremonien gir omringet av norsk natur. Se nedenfor for mer informasjon om de ulike seremoniene.

Dato: 23. september 2018
Tider: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30
Sted: Ekebergparken
Pris: 270 kr for J-NS-medlemmer / 300 kr for ikke-medlemmer

Teseremoni ved Vannspeilet:
Ekebergparken og the Japan-Norway Society ønsker velkommen til japansk teseremoni ved vannspeilet.
Nærheten til vannet understreker hvordan sinnsro og renhet er to av hovedprinsippene i teseremonien.
Urasenke med Håkon Vadstein.
Oppmøte ved vannspeilet

Les mer og bestill her: https://ekebergparken.trekksoft.com/no/activity/221314/japansk-teseremoni-vannspeilet

Teseremoni ved Utsiktspunktet:
Opplev den japanske tesermonien ved et «bord» laget av stubber. Japansk og norsk estetikk smelter sammen omgitt av naturen. Sitt ned, og nyt lyden av vinden gjennom furutoppene mens du drikker en kopp grønn te.
Urasenke med Ole Marius Tørrisen
Tider: 14:30, 15:00, 15:30
Oppmøte ved utsiktspunktet på Spettestien (se kart)

Les mer og bestill her: https://ekebergparken.trekksoft.com/no/activity/221323/japansk-teseremoni-med-utsikt

Ekeberg Pavilion:
I Dan Grahams Ekeberg Pavilion vil du sitte på tatami-matter og nyte matcha på tradisjonell japansk vis, mens du opplever gjennom den meditative atmosfæren at grensene mellom kunsten og naturen gradvis forsvinner.
Urasenke eller Omotesenke i tradisjonell stil med Marius Frøisland og Yasuko Oki.
Tider: kl. 14:30, 15:00 og 15:30

Les mer og bestill her:https://ekebergparken.trekksoft.com/no/activity/221311/japansk-teseremoni-i-ekeberg-pavilion

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Suiyokai

On the 19th of September the Japan-Norway Society will host a "suiyokai" or social gathering/ after work. The venue will be "Night Pig" (by Koie Ramen) and the participants will be among the first people in Oslo to experience this freshly opened restaurant. Included in the participation fee will be a nice Japanese inspired dinner menu prepared for us by the head chef.

The Night Pig has a Japanese Izakaya style bar on the first floor and Chinese diner in the second.
Night pig: https://www.facebook.com/nightpigoslo/

Please join us for a relaxing evening with food and drinks in great company!!

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/RT5Qp6M0T0wHYzcG2

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Members: 250 kr
Non-Members: 300 kr
(Registration and payment must be made by 16 September)

Payment by Vipps (search for "Suiyokai or JNS")
Or by bank transfer (marked "Night Pig") to account number: 1609.04.42094

Time: 18:00-21:00 or later
Registration by way of confirmed payment will close on September 17 at 23:00

Adress: Bernt Ankers Gate 37, Oslo

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Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Save the date: Mushroom picking tour with Mushroom expert Mr. Morten Jødal

When: 2 September 10:00 to 14:00

Where: Rustadsaga (10 minutes on foot from Skullerud T-bane Station

10:00 We will gather at the parking lot next to Rustadsaga kindergarten and listen to instruction and guidance by Mr. Morten Jødal, Mushroom expert

10:30 We will proceed to the forest and pick mushrooms individually.

12:30 Gather again at the outdoor picnic venue where we are expected to bring our own lunch box (have lunch at one’s own leisure).

13:00 -13:30 Lecture on our harvested mushrooms by Mr. Morten Jødal followed by his sorting out of ourmushroom pick of the day.

14:00 Group adjourn for the day. Those who wish to stay on may do so as there will be an official mushroominspector on site until 16:30 on Sundays. https://oosn.no/soppkontroll/rustadsaga-sportstue

Participation fee: 80kr for Members, 120kr for Non-members. Children under the age of 18 free of charge. Family members welcome.

For those who are interested in joining us, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/kqBK7VbR90zEmNN63

We will coordinate once again with Mr. Morten Jødal around the middle of next week to confirm if there aremushroom to be found by then. (Due to dry summer they are relatively slow this year.) Otherwise, alternativeSunday will be chosen at a later date. In the meantime, let’s pray for more rain.

Mr. Morten Jødal’s home page is

http://www.soppgleder.no/index.php?p=1_73_Hvem-er-vi

Hope to see as many of you there at the forest!

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Be enchanted by Hardanger Fiddle (Hardingfele) at Gressholmen Kro

ノルウェーの伝統楽器、ハーディングフェーレをご存知ですか?
Bø (テレマーク)に2年住み、ハーディングフェーレの製作を学んだ楽器職人の原圭佑氏が、ノルウェーが誇るこの楽器の歴史や製作について、映像を交えてわかりやすくご紹介します。
東京藝術大学・大学院にて音楽民族学を専攻し、ハーディングフェーレをはじめ世界で使われるヴァイオリン属のスペシャリストである酒井絵美氏による演奏もお楽しみください。

We are pleased to welcome two of leading artists on Hardingfele: Mr. Keisuke Hara who is a restoration artist of the instrument rarely found in the world and Ms. Emy Sakai, Japan’s leading Hardingfele artist. They will return to Norway by invitation of Norwegian master Mr. Hans Jørgen and will enchant us with the history of the instrument which is deeply routed in Norwegian lifestyle in the “fjellene” and its restoration technique followed by beautiful tune of the instrument in a rustic backdrop of Gressholmen Kro.

The event will be open to public once we send out our invitation therefore we kindly ask you to register at your earliest convenience as the space is limited. Please join us for this rare and privileged occasion which also bridges both countries through music.

Presentation will be done in Japanese with English interpretation.

The kitchen of Gressholmen Kro is open until 20:00 but guests are kindly advised to purchase food and drinks before the event. Please also check latest ferry timetable with Ruter.no.

It is a very relaxing venue and we would like you to make this a nice summer afternoon out in the Oslo fjords.

For registration, when it is up from 16 May: https://www.gressholmenkro.no/eventer-kjoop

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Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Save the date - "Japan-Norway cooperating for a sustainable future of shipping" - Business Benkyoukai

Dear members and friends of the Japan-Norway Society,

On June 21 2018, the J-NS will host a new "Business Benkyokai" (mini-seminar) with the title:

"Japan and Norway cooperating for a sustainable future in shipping".

This is part of our series of events focusing on presentations and lectures on Japan-Norway related business topics. The aim for JNS is to create an arena to increase your professional knowledge, as well as meet and make both new acquaintances and potential business partners.

On this occasion, we address the status in the shipping industry and the options for adapting to new regulations in Green House Gass (GHG) emissions and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) roadmap on the topic, in addition the coming "2020 Sulfur Cap". We hope to explore and discuss what business opportunities Norway and Japan have concerning this. We are lucky to have the regulatory institutions, shipyards, ship owners as well as technology and business experts talking on this occasion.

Mr. Christos Chryssakis, Ph.D. and Business Development Manager at DNV GL, will talk about the regulatory changes up to 2020, the so-called "sulfur cap" and further into the future that is towards 2050 and “low carbon shipping”.

Mr. Sveinung Oftedal, specialist director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. Mr. Oftedal has been Norway’s representative in the IMO negotiations leading to the ambitious strategy for reducing GHG emissions from ships. Mr. Oftedal will give us an intro to the strategy and what is to come.

Mr. Ragnar Hansen from Oshima shipyard will present the company and their activities on innovation and technology and the possibility of cooperation between Norway and Japan going forwards.

Mr. Karl Terjesen, Managing Director of Gram Car Carriers AS. Mr. Terjesen has extensive experience from Japan and will introduce the Gram Car Carriers as well as give his views on the Japan-Norway relation in shipping.

Mr. Atsuki Ito, Japanese embassy in Oslo, Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport, Tourism (MLIT) will offer a comment on the Japan Norway cooperation for a sustainable future of shipping.

A light meal is included in the participation fee and drinks will be available for purchase in the bar. Please register by the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/AZg8yv3NyghsWn403, or by sending an email with the names of the participants to event@j-ns.no.

Fee: 250 (members 200) Venue: Ling Ling, Stranden 30, Oslo (Aker Brygge) Time: 18:00-21:00

The registration will be closing June 16. Kindly pay to J-NS account 1609.04.42094 before registration closes or by Vipps. To find us please search for “The Japan Norway Society” or “Suiyokai” and mark the payment “JNS Shipping Seminar”. Please bring the Vipps receipt/ phone for reference. Should an invoice or receipt be needed then please let us know. We are very much looking forward to seeing you!

           

 

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Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Qvisten Animation Studio Tour アニメ・スタジオ・ツアー (Members Only)

クヴィステン・アニメーション・スタジオ・ツアー
We are pleased to invite current members of J-NS to a special tour of Qvisten Animation Studio https://www.qvistenanimation.no/ with a kind invitation by two of our active members, Ms. Yaprak Morali and Mr. Are Austnes. They will be going to Tokyo next month to compete in Tokyo film festival with their short animation film. “Odd er et egg.” https://tv.nrksuper.no/program/MSUI31009516/odd-er-et-egg
The iconic Qvisten Studio which is located in the center of Oslo will relocate outside the city late next month. In this connection, Yaprak-san and Are-san kindly offered to show us around before the move. Many of you may recognize quite a few animation films which were produced by their studio. We wish very best to Yaprak-san and Are-san for the competition in Tokyo and hope Animation will bring our two countries even closer.
Please use the following google form to register your participation. https://goo.gl/forms/v7e868kUucx0n2CR2
This is children friendly tour and family members are very welcome! (Place is limited so please make sure to register in time. Deadline 26 May but will close registration as soon as we reach maximum number). Those who registered but are no longer available to join us, please inform us as soon as possible to create room for other members) The tour will be in English with possible interpretation to Japanese.
クヴィステン・アニメーション・スタジオ・ツアー
日 諾協会会員のャプラックさんとアーレさんのご好意により、多くの名作アニメを作成しているスタジオの特別ツアーを開催します。お子様連れの家族会員の方々 もふるってご参加ください。同スタジオは20年以上もオスロ市の中心で活動していましたが今年6月以降郊外に移転する予定です。その前に日諾協会会員を対 象としたツアーを企画してくださいました。なお、おふたりは来月初め東京映画祭に自作の短編アニメ映画が出品さるため日本を訪問する予定です。解説は英語 ですが要すれば日本語への通訳も可
スタジオツアー参加登録はこちらからお願いします。https://goo.gl/forms/v7e868kUucx0n2CR2
参加登録締め切り(5月26日)ですが参加人数に達し次第登録を終了させていただきます。

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Be a Sushi Master (J-NS Members Only)

Please join us for a members only sushi cooking class organized in cooperation with Yo!Sushi at Østbanehallen. You will learn to make various kinds of maki and nigiri in a relaxed environment of Østbanehallen. Perfect way to spend one summer afternoon with other members. Space is limited so please register early.
https://goo.gl/forms/bB2HC9YYwkufpViy1

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Flavors of Japan – ‘Norwegian coffee and Japanese sweets tasting’

The Japan-Norway Society would invite you to our event Flavors of Japan – ‘Norwegian
coffee and Japanese sweets tasting’ in collaboration with Fuglen and Japanese sweets
project ‘Sumiya’, Wagashi maker Ms. Rie Nonaka on Thursday 08. March.
Fuglen will introduce two hot beverages, one cold beverage and one espresso based drink.


Rie Nonaka will make Rice cake with dried fruits, Sweet white bean paste jelly with apple,
Botamochi (Sticky rice dumpling with red bean paste), and Zunda mochi (Rice dumpling
with Edamame bean paste), and J-NS will introduce 2 types sweets from Japan.
Head barista Ludvig Hopstock and Rie Nonaka will combine Norwegian coffee with
Japanese sweets to make pairings that bring out the flavors of the coffee and the sweets.
At the beginning we will have a small introduction of Norwegian coffee and Japanese
sweets by Ludvik and Rie, and then we’ll start tasting and pairing.
Let’s enjoy Norwegian coffee and Japanese sweets tasting and pairing together!

Time: 10:00-12:00 and 17:00-19:00 (2 sessions)
Place: Fuglen, Universitetsgata 2, 0164 Oslo, entrance from Pilestredet
Price: 200kr for J-NS members, 280kr for non-members
(Including coffee tasting and 6 sorts of Japanese sweets)
Deadline for registration: Saturday 3. March
Registration through google form: https://goo.gl/forms/qRSV0HV3NFSum9QC2
Payment: Kindly transfer the fee to 1609.04.42094 (The Japan-Norway Society) shortly,
and mark the payment ‘Flavors of Japan Coffee and sweets’.
Cancellation policy: After 5. March will be full charged
Maximum participants: 20 persons per session
If you would become our member now, you can join this event with member price.
Please check the following site: http://www.j-ns.no/membership/


ノルウェーコーヒーと和菓子のテイスティングをご一緒に楽しみませんか?
FuglenのヘッドバリスタLudvig Hopstock氏と和菓子プロジェクト「sumiya – すみや」の
和菓子作家・野中里栄さんとのコラボレーションです。
バリスタLudvigによるコーヒーと野中里栄さんによる和菓子のレクチャーの後に4種類の
コーヒーと6種類の和菓子のテイスティング・ペアリングを行ないます。
ホットコーヒー、アイスコーヒー、エスプレッソをベースにしたコーヒードリンクなどと
、干し果実の求肥餅、リンゴの白羊羹、ぼた餅(こしあん)、づんだ餅などをご紹介し、コ
ーヒーと和菓子の良い組み合わせを提案いたします。
みなさまお誘い合わせの上、ぜひご参加くださいませ。
この機会に日諾協会に加入されませんか?今お申込みいただくと、このイベントから会員
価格でご参加いただけます。詳しくは次のサイトをご覧ください。

http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Beyond Sustainable Aquaculture, Business Benkyoukai

"Beyond Sustainable Aquaculture - How a Norwegian and Japanese aquaculture collaboration works to feed the planet, cool the atmosphere and create jobs in costal communities”

(Register by link below)
Dear members and friends of the Japan-Norway Society,

On March 6, J-NS will host the second "business benkyoukai" (informal mini-seminar) where we focus on providing presentations and lectures on Japan-Norway related business topics as well as an arena to meet and make new acquaintances.

For this occasion we have the pleasure of being lectured by Mr. Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda (MD Urchinomics), Svein Ruud (MD Norway King Crab) and Trine Bekkby (PhD & Senior Reseacher NIVA). They will be talking about how Aquaculture can go beyond sustainable and in fact bring our ecosystems back into balance, reduce the CO2 in our oceans and potentially take Norwegian seafood to new markets.

We will be hosting the event in the "Hidden Lounge" at magnificent Ling Ling (Aker Brygge) just on the waters edge, befitting the nights topics. The restaurant was just renovated and is truly a sight by itself. In the participation fee there will be light seafood based finger food included. Drinks will be available for purchase in the bar.

We are hoping you will join us for a night in good company with an intellectual twist.

Register here before Feb 28th: https://goo.gl/forms/QIgJVOAoKBn9d2wm1

Members: 200,-
Non-Members: 250,-

Kindly transfer the participation fee to the J-NS account 1609.04.42094, by February 28
and mark the payment "March Benkyoukai".

(PS. Our previous business benkyoukai was very popular, we encourage people to sign up early. If there is a wait list members of the society will be prioritized)

Ling Ling Oslo, Stranden 30, 0250 Oslo,
Time: 18:00-21:00
The registration will close February 28 - 23:00

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Flavors of Japan – ‘Japanese tea and sweets tasting 2’

The Japan-Norway Society hosted Flavors of Japan – ‘Japanese tea and sweets tasting’ in collaboration with Palais des Thes and Japanese sweets project ‘Sumiya’, Wagashi maker Ms. Rie Nonaka on 03. February. It was very popular and we had over 20 people on the waiting list. That’s why we’ll hold it once again. The contents are same as last time.

Palais des Thes will introduce Kukicha, Genmaicha, Japanese black tea, gyokuro and sencha and Rie Nonaka will make Botamochi, Mitarashi-dango, Ankodama, Japanese jelly and more. Tea sommeliers and Rie Nonaka will combine Japanese teas with Japanese sweets to make pairings that bring out the flavors of the teas and the sweets.

At the beginning we will have a small introduction of Japanese tea and sweets by the tea sommeliers of Palais des Thes and Rie Nonaka, and then we’ll start the paring of Japanese tea and sweets.

Let’s enjoy Japanese tea and sweets tasting and paring together!

All participants will get a 15% discount in the tea shop after the tasting (does not include books), and Rie Nonaka will be selling sweets after the tasting (payment via vipps or cash).

Price: 200kr for JNS-members, 260kr non-members
(Including tea tasting and 6 sorts of Japanese sweets)

Deadline for registration: Thursday 22. February

Registration through google form: https://goo.gl/forms/MzTUyhrwxjtlmj0I3

Payment: Kindly transfer the fee to 1609.04.42094 (The Japan-Norway Society) shortly, and mark the payment ‘Flavors of Japan 2’.

Cancellation policy: After 22 February will be full charged

Maximum participants: 25 persons
If there were a waiting list, J-NS members would be prioritized.

Allergens: Some of the sweets contain nuts and soy.

If you would become our member, please check the following site:
http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

日本茶と和菓子のテイスティングをご一緒に楽しみませんか?
とても人気のあるイヴェントで、もう一度開催することになりました。
Palais des Thesのティーソムリエと和菓子プロジェクト「sumiya – すみや」の和菓子作家・野中里栄さんとのコラボレーションです。内容は前回と同じです。
ティーソムリエによる日本茶と野中里栄さんによる和菓子のレクチャーの後に5-6種類のお茶と和菓子のテイスティングを行ないます。
玉露、茎茶、玄米茶、日本で作られているお紅茶などと、ぼたもち、みたらし団子、あんこ玉などをご紹介し、お茶と和菓子の良い組み合わせを提案いたします。
みなさまお誘い合わせの上、ぜひご参加くださいませ。

この機会に日諾協会に加入されませんか?詳しくは次のサイトをご覧ください。
http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

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Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Flavors of Japan – ‘Japanese tea and sweets tasting’ @ Les Palais des Thes (Hegdehaugsveien 32)

The Japan-Norway Society will introduce Japanese tea and sweets in collaboration with Palais des Thes and Japanese sweets project ‘Sumiya’, Wagashi maker Ms. Rie Nonaka.

Palais des Thes will introduce Kukicha, Genmaicha, Japanese black tea, gyokuro and sencha and Rie Nonaka will make Botamochi, Mitarashi-dango, Ankodama, Japanese jelly and more. Tea sommeliers and Rie Nonaka will combine Japanese teas with Japanese sweets to make pairings that bring out the flavors of the teas and the sweets.

At the beginning we will have a small introduction of Japanese tea and sweets by the tea sommeliers of Palais des Thes and Rie Nonaka, and then we’ll start the paring of Japanese tea and sweets.

Let’s enjoy Japanese tea and sweets tasting and paring together!

All participants will get a 15% discount in the tea shop after the tasting (does not include books), and Rie Nonaka will be selling sweets after the tasting (payment via vipps or cash). 

Allergens: Some of the sweets contain nuts and soy.

Price: 200kr for JNS-members, 260kr non-members
(Including tea tasting and 6 sorts of Japanese sweets)

Deadline for registration: Wednesday 31st January

Registration through google form:
https://goo.gl/forms/TrwW2yAABnHLzvAA3

Payment: Kindly transfer the fee to 1609.04.42094 (The Japan-Norway Society) until Wednesday 31st January, and mark the payment ‘Flavors of Japan’.

Cancelation policy: After 31st January will be full charged.

Maximum participants: 25 persons

If you would become our member, please check the following site:
http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

日本茶と和菓子のテイスティングをご一緒に楽しみませんか?
Palais des Thesのティーソムリエと和菓子プロジェクト「sumiya – すみや」の和菓子作家・野中里栄さんとのコラボレーションです。
ティーソムリエによる日本茶と野中里栄さんによる和菓子のレクチャーの後に5-6種類のお茶と和菓子のテイスティングを行ないます。
玉露、茎茶、玄米茶、日本で作られているお紅茶などと、ぼたもち、みたらし団子、あんこ玉などをご紹介し、お茶と和菓子の良い組み合わせを提案いたします。

日本茶と和菓子をご紹介する初めてのイベントです。みなさまお誘い合わせの上、ぜひご参加くださいませ。

この機会に日諾協会に加入されませんか?詳しくは次のサイトをご覧ください。
http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

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Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Annual General Meeting and New Year Reception. 

 

Dear Member and Friend of Japan-Norway Society, 

We are pleased to invite all members of Japan-Norway Society to our Annual General Meeting and New Year Reception. The Annual General Meeting will be held at the residence of Ambassador Tauchi. 

We are very thankful to Ambassador because he are inviting all of us to a New Year Reception after our meeting. 

Kindly note the following: 

- Date and time: February 1st, (Doors Open at 17:45, Annual General Meeting will start at 18:00). 

- Only paying members of our society can attend the AGM and New Year Party. 

Please let us know by January 25 if you plan to join. If you join with a partner or spouse, kindly inform us both names. Please let us know by filling in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/eXevsxIKmux8NF7e2

In case you have trouble to fill out the form, please send us e-mail to event@j-ns.no and kindly write AGM in the message field. 

We will send out reminder cards after January 25th which will be necessary to join. 

The Annual General Meeting is an important meeting of our society and we plan the following agenda:

- We will present the annual report of activities in 2017 including the financials. 

- We will present our ideas and plans for 2018.

- We will elect new Board Members and members of the nominating committee 

 

Detailed information about these agenda topics will be sent to paying members only. 

 

After our meeting, we can enjoy the New Year Reception hosted by Ambassador Tauchi. 

 

Hope to see as many members as possible on February 1st.  

 

On behalf of the J-NS Board, 

 

Best regards, 

 

Haakon

 

Svend Haakon Kristensen 

President Japan - Norway Society

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Dec
6
to Dec 7

2017 J-NS Bonenkai 

2017 J-NS Bonenkai 

We will invite members and friends of the Japan Norway Society to Bonenkai 2017 at Japanese Dining Sato on Wednesday 06. December. We’ll follow the Japanese tradition ‘Bonenkai’- end of the year party, and celebrate with all of you.

Mr. Sato will serve our common Japanese food, Edamame, Spring roll, Miso soup, assortment of Sushi and Sukiyaki as our main dish.

J-NS will serve a glass of welcome drink, red wine, white wine or Amazake made from fresh sake kasu provided by Nøgne Ø.

The guests can select one sort of welcome drink on first come first service basis, because we have the limited amount of each drinks, 

Let’s come to Bonenkai on time to treat your favorite drink, and enjoy the delicious Japanese food!

Look forward to celebrating the end of year 2017 together with all of you!

Date: December 6th at 18:00

Place: Japanese Dining Sato Frognerveien 10 0257 Oslo

Fee: 450kr for J-NS members, 495kr for non-members (includes food and a glass of welcome drink)

Registration through google form: https://goo.gl/forms/oZAnmOcPJGzOL9Oz2

Deadline of registration: December 1st

Payment: kindly transfer the Fee in advance to 1609.04.42094 (The Japan Norway Society) and mark the payment ‘Bonenkai’.

Cancelation policy: After December 4th will be full charged.

Maximum participants: 50 guests 

If you would like to become our members, please check the following site: http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

Contact: event@j-ns.no

 

 

2017年日諾協会忘年会のご案内

ノルウェー日本協会では2017年の忘年会を佐藤ダイニングで開催いたします。

今回のメニューは枝豆、春巻き、お味噌汁、お寿司そしてメインはすき焼きです。

ウエルカムドリンクは先着順に赤ワイン、白ワイン、甘酒から選んでお召し上がりいただきます。

年の瀬に美味しいお料理に舌鼓を打ちながら楽しいひと時をご一緒しましょう。

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Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Japan – Norway Society 40th Anniversary Party

Japan – Norway Society 40th Anniversary Party

All members are invited to join our 40th anniversary celebration.

Date: Friday November 3, from 18:30 – 22:00                             

Place: Munch Museum

Please enjoy a special anniversary program:

-      Mini piano concert with Pianist Yoko Toda fromThe Norwegian National Opera & Ballet (Program includes Kozaburo Hirai “Sakura-sakura” A fantasy for piano and Edvard Grieg from Lyric Pieces)

-      Standing Party Buffet and Drinks

-      Anniversary Exhibition of Children Drawings

-      Anniversary Lucky Draw

… and much more!

 

Participation fee is 450 kr. per person and will partly cover the cost of the party. Other costs will be covered by society funds.

 

We need to confirm number of guests by October 27th and ask for your registration by filling out our registration form.  

Please let us know if any questions: event@j-ns.no

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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Flavors of Japan - 'Japanese tea and food tasting'

The Japan Norway Society will introduce Japanese tea and food culture in a collaboration with @Palais des Thes Norge, and in a cooperation with @Gutta fra Havet.

Tea sommeliers of Palais des Thea will give us a small lecture of Japanese Tea, and introduce 5-6 sorts of the authentic Japanese tea, ex. Sencha, Hojicha, Genmaicha, Tamaryokucha, etc. and the tasty combinations with Japanese food which will be prepared by Gutta fra Havet.

Gutta fra Havet will prepare 'common' Japanese food, ex. Tamagoyaki(omelet), Shio onigiri(rice ball with salt), Teriyaki salmon, Tofu with ginger and scallion, long cooked Pork with Soya, etc.

The tea sommeliers will combine one sort of Japanese tea with one sort of Japanese food. 
Which tea is the best combination with Tamagoyaki? It's exciting to know the result and the reason!

Let's enjoy Japanese tea and food tasting!

Participation Fee: 
200kr for JNS members
230kr for non-members
(Including tea tasting and small pieces of each food.)

Deadline for registration: 6th October

Registration through google forms: https://goo.gl/forms/gnwLBK3uWNQRU3uv2

If you would like to become our members, please check the following site:
http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

日本茶と和食のテイスティングをご一緒に楽しみませんか?

Palais des Thesのティーソムリエによる日本茶についてのレクチャーの後に、5-6種類の日本茶と和食のテイスティングを行います。

和食はGutta fra Havetから卵焼き、塩おにぎり、シャケの照り焼き、冷奴、煮豚など一般的な和食を用意いたします。

日本茶と和食をご紹介する初めてのイベントです。みなさまお誘い合せの上、ぜひご参加くださいませ。

この機会に日諾協会に加入されませんか?
お申し込みは次のサイトからお願いします。
http://www.j-ns.no/membership/

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Aug
29
3:30 PM15:30

Guided tour 'Mot Skogen-Knausgård om Munch' at Munch Museum

We're pleased to invite members of Japan Norway Society to a free guided tour 'Mot Skogen-Knausgård om Munch' at Munch Museum on 29 August at 15:30. We'll meet up in the museum shop 5 minutes before. 

Sign-up is necessary, so please use the link below:
https://goo.gl/forms/BBqudQEr3ukRdFIg2
Registration by August 25th.

You can read more about the exhibition here:
http://munchmuseet.no/utstillinger/mot-skogen-knausgård-om-munch

ムンク美術館'Mot Skogen-Knausgård om Munch'ガイドツアーのご案内です。出光ノルゲの支援により、協会会員の方々をご招待いたします。

日時:8月29日(火)15:30
5分前にミュージアムショップにお越しください。
お申し込み:8月25日までに以下のリンクでお申し込みください。
https://goo.gl/forms/BBqudQEr3ukRdFIg2

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

August Business Benkyoukai 8月ビジネス勉強会のご案内

Dear members and friends of the Japan-Norway Society,

On August 28, the J-NS will be launching a new concept where we focus on providing presentations and lectures on Japan-Norway related business topics as well as an arena to meet and make new acquaintances.

The first topic will be given by Sindre Knutsson (MSc - LSE) from Rystad Energy (https://www.rystadenergy.com/) and the title is “A Global LNG Outlook from Japan’s Perspective”. Rystad Energy is considered by many to be a leading independent entity for Oil & Gas knowledge and consulting.

Sindre has specialized in Global LNG market and his article has recently been featured in journals like “LNG Industry”. His presentation will discuss the future deve...lopment in Japanese LNG demand and the global LNG market outlook.

This time we have been lucky to get the whole Grand Café Wine Cellar, to ourselves and there will be tapas included in the participation fee. The Grand Café Wine Cellar was recently refurbished and boasts one of the most extensive wine selections in Oslo. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Members: 185,-
Non-Members: 225,-

Register by following the link: https://goo.gl/forms/0gV1yXQejN9y7P5E2

Grand Café Oslo, Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo
Time: 18:00-21:00
The registration will close August 21 - 23:00-


日諾協会8月ビジネス勉強会のご案内
8月28日(火)18:00~21:00
於グランドカフェ・ワイン・セラー

日諾協会会員の皆様ならびに協会の活動をご支援いただいている皆様、
次回8月の勉強会は日本とノルウェーのビジネス振興を目的とした新たなコンセプトのもと開催されます。

第1回ビジネス勉強会は、Rystad Energy*社のSindre Knutsson氏をお迎えして「日本からの視点による世界LNG市場の展望」についてお話を伺います。*(https://www.rystadenergy.com/) 同社は石油天然ガス業界をリードするコンサルタント集団で、Knutsson氏の専門分野はLNG市場分析です。この度日本のLNGの需要と世界のLNG市場の予測に焦点をあててお話を伺います。  

昨年改装をして再オープンした由緒正しいグランドカフェの地下のワイン・セラーを貸しきっての勉強会で、参加費にはタパス代も含まれます。(お飲み物は各自ご注文ください)会員同士の交流の場としてもまたとない機会ですので、皆様ふるってご参加ください。

参加費 会員:185クローネ
    非会員:225クローネ

会場:Wine Cellar, Grand Cafe Oslo, Karl Johans Gate 31, 0159 Oslo  
日時:8月28日(火)18:00~21:00
参加申し込み締め切り:8月21日23:00

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/0gV1yXQejN9y7P5E2

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Jun
9
to Jun 11

Trip to Sørlandet and Nøgne Ø brewery アーレンダルと裸島酒造見学ツアーのご案内


TRIP TO SØRLANDET AND THE NØGNE Ø BREWERY 


TRIP TO SØRLANDET AND THE NØGNE Ø BREWERY JUNE 10-11
As part of our 40th anniversary, we are pleased to offer the above to members and friends of JNS! The Nøgne Ø brewery was the very first in Europe to produce sake and very first in Norway to brew craft beer and the society would like to share this story with you. The name of the brewery means "naked island" and refers to the poem Terje Vigen by Henrik Ibsen. The Norwegian coast is dotted with naked islands and Sørlandet has its fair share. The itinerary includes the following:

Friday June 9 or Saturday June 10
Arrivals

Saturday June 10
Departing for Nøgne Ø by bus from Arendal bus terminal at 11:00. NOK 110/per person round trip.
Tour of Nøgne Ø 11:30-13:00 including beer and sake tasting with snacks on the side. Members NOK 274/per person. Non-members NOK 299/per person. We will be one of the first groups to visit the new brewery and the tasting room after they did a huge makeover.
Teppanyaki and BBQ night at Revesand, Tromøya at 18:00. Tromøya is home to Karl Ove Knausgård, world famous author who curated the current summer exhibiton of the Munch Museum. Participants are asked to bring their own drinks. Members free of charge. Non-members NOK 50.

Sunday June 11
Optional: Walk through old Tyholmen with wooden houses dating back to the 17th century reflecting the wealth of the town as an important timber port. Tyholmen is the only original settlement remaining after several fires in the 19th century.

All participants are responsible for transport to and back from Arendal and accommodation in Arendal. Bus and train are available from Oslo and the following hotels in Arendal are centrally located: Thon Hotel, Clarion Tyholmen Hotel and Arendal Maritime Hotel. The registration deadline is May 28. Further information will be distributed once participation has been confirmed. We kindly ask that you register using the following link:https://goo.gl/forms/4VlNPw68KvQbNaZr2
We look forward to welcoming you to Sørlandet in June!

 

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Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

   Summer Tea Party with Yukata Fashion at Galleri Åkern in Kongsberg

   Summer Tea Party with Yukata Fashion at Galleri Åkern in Kongsberg

        On 3. June, this year’s Japan-Norway Culture Day in Kongsberg will take place!

        TimeSaturday 3. June, at 2 to 7 p.m. Entrance fee: NOK 200.

        Program:

“Welcoming speeches by the mayor of Kongsberg city, Kari-anne Sand, and the culture attache at the Japanese Embassy, Ryoko Tsuchiyama.” 

        Traditional Tea Ceremony in the Ungetsuan teahut for 8 guests ( NOK 200 per guest)

                         Japanese tea and sweets in the gallery (free).

        Exhibition: A photo exhibition: “Greetings from Kamakura” by Ellen Hegtun and Haruko Inoue will be displayed in the gallery.

        Concert:   Puccini’s “Crisantemi”: String quartet from Den Norske Opera orchestra led by Yukiko Mikami, plus Liv Randi Aas from Kongsberg.

                         Koto improvisations: Svein Westad.

        Tanko-bushi folk dance to live music, in the garden (or in the gallery if rain) Please bring yukata or similar Japanese dress, and umbrella if you have one!

                         A few Yukata and Happi’s will be awailable for renting in the gallery.

 

       Please sign up for attendance, and if you wish to take part in a Tea Ceremony, to: s-westad@online.no , or phone no. 900 20833 by May 27th.

                                                            WELCOME!

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