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  • 04 Oct 2010 3:34 PM | Deleted user
    The American Recovery and Reinvestment act has provided a loan guarantee, through the US Department of Agriculture, for Lincoln Manufacturing to refinance and refurbish equipment.  The $9.85 million investment moves Lincoln Manufacturing forward, preserving its 95 full-time and 20 temporary jobs.  

    Mr. Masato Sugimura, Owner and President of Lincoln Manufacturing, is no stranger to partnerships with U.S. Government programs for local business growth.  In 2007, Lincoln Manufacturing utilized a grant to Lincoln County from the federal Housing and Urban Development Department to purchase important new equipment.  

    On Monday, October 5, Representative Ben Chandler, U.S. Congress - 6th District, Kentucky, was on-hand to commend Lincoln Manufacturing on this milestone achievement.  

    Congratulations to Mr. Sugimura and all the good folks at Lincoln Manufacturing whose work strengthens Lincoln County and Kentucky.  
  • 20 Sep 2010 9:40 AM | Anonymous member
    Four Roses Distillery releases ad new Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, adding to its collection of special bottling showcasing Four Roses' ability to work with 10 proprietary bourbon recipes to create unique and varied expressions. 

    The Limited Edition Small Batch will highlight three of Four Roses' 10 recipes. The three bourbons have been mingled at barrel strength to create a rich, complex spirit defined by soft oak, caramel and honeysuckle aromas. Subtle favors of cherries, apricot, light spice, honey and raspberries and present giving it a creamy, smooth and mellow finish.

    The release is limited to coincide with the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Approximately 3600 bottles of this uncut, not-chill filtered bourbon will be produced and distributed in markets where Four Roses is currently available.

    The new Limited Edition Small Batch comes on the heels of Four Roses' most recent limited edition product - a single barren bourbon released this spring to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Lawrenceburg distillery building.

    Unlike the Limited Edition Single Barrel, which represents one Four Roses recipe aged to perfection, the new Limited Edition Small Batch represents a select few bourbon barrels, representing more than one recipe, mingled together to create complex and layered flavors.

    "The three recipes chosen for this small batch bourbon each express unique flavor characteristics that collectively create an exquisite, timeless bourbon," said Jim Rutledge, Four Roses Master Distiller. " As this bourbon is being released during our distillery building's 100th anniversary year, we believe this is a classic, well defined bourbon you'll not just savor, but long remember." 

    Mr. Jim Rutledge
  • 16 Sep 2010 3:36 PM | Anonymous member

    What do the koto, the shamisen, and the banjo have in common?  Well, Kentucky Bluegrass music, apparently.

    JASK is pleased to announce a unique concert at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington on September 24, 2010, at 7:30pm, featuring Japanese performers on Japanese instruments, playing bluegrass music.  Tomoko Yonenaga, Japanese koto master, and Time Lake, Kentucky-favorite banjo picker, who performed together at the Summer Festival, will play together again.  Also performing are Akeharu Kunimoto, who famously plays Bluegrass music on the Japanese shamisen, and Dean Osborne's Bluegrass ensemble. 

    Tickets are only $10, on sale now at the Kentucky Theater.

  • 09 Jul 2010 9:59 AM | Anonymous member

    The Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky has approved to offer a Japanese studies major for undergraduate level, starting from fall 2010 semester.

    Students will mainly study language and literature, in addition to business, geography, film and economics.  The program is going to be taught by 2 committed faculty and professors from other departments and colleges; the program is interdisciplinary.  This surely increases interaction between UK students and Japanese people in Kentucky.

    Click here for more information about Japanese studies major.

  • 30 Jun 2010 10:43 AM | Anonymous member
    JASK would like to thank Consul General, Hiroshi Sato for all of his support at our Consul General’s Cup Bowling Green Golf Tournament in Western Kentucky.  The 9th annual golf tournament was a great success.  Under the windy, yet humid weather, 6 teams of 3 enjoyed playing golf.  Congratulations to the Consul General’s team for winning the Consul General's Cup in a tie decided by a scorecard playoff.  The winners get to play again together at Valhalla later this month.  The second placed team won the local bourbon, Noah's Mill, donated by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. 

    On the same day, JASK attended the opening day of the 52nd year of the musical, Stephen Foster Story at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, Ky.  Marshall Foster Reed, Stephen Foster’s great, great, grandson was present at the show for the first time ever.  It was an amazing opportunity for JASK members to experience American classical music at the outdoor amphitheatre.

  • 24 Jun 2010 11:06 AM | Deleted user
    Steve St. Angelo will be TMMK's new Chairman on July 1, 2010.  Wil James, who worked at TMMK nearly twenty years before advancing in California and Indiana plants, will return to Georgetown to replace St. Angelo as President.  

    The move allows St. Angelo, a JASK board member, to focus more on his role as Chief Quality Officer for North America.  Read about the transition in the Lexington Herald Leader.  

  • 18 May 2010 4:35 PM | Deleted user
    On May 21 in Louisville and June 3 in Lexington, The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has organized an important primer on the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by the Congress recently. 

    How do the new laws affect you and your business?  The answer could change your company significantly.

    Click here for full details and registration information.   

    Who should attend?
    • Employers and Business Owners
    • CEO’s, CFO’s, HR, CIO, Medical Directors
    • Benefits Administration Directors
    • Human Resources Personnel
    • Health Plans and Payors
    • Physician Organizations
    • Healthcare Providers, Physicians and Executives
    • Academic and Research Entities
    • Attorneys and Compliance Officers

  • 07 May 2010 10:57 AM | Anonymous member




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  • 04 May 2010 8:33 AM | Deleted user
    A timely program focusing on Japan and other Asian economies will be presented by Greenebaum, Doll, & McDonald PLLC, on May 21.  Japanese presenters include Mr. Osamu Suzuki and Mr. Yuichiro Takata from the lawfirm Yuasa and Hara in Tokyo. 

    If you are doing business in Japan, Korea, China, or Vietnam, this free program will get you up to date on changes that affect your business.  Important information for those considering new business opportunities in these markets will also be presented. 

    Get full details here.

  • 20 Apr 2010 12:59 PM | Anonymous member
    Butterflies of Japan celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    This show provides a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of nature at your fingertips. You will learn about the rich culture of Japan and the incredible wonder of nature.

    Dates:April 17 - June 20, 2010
    Hours: 10am - 5pm
    Location: Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park,  Cincinnati, OH
    Admission: Adult $6.00
                   Senior $5.00
                   Children(under 17) $4.00    Ages 4 and under are free

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