WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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World War II era. Today, CWAJ is a nonprofit, interna- tional volunteer organization of nearly 500 Japanese and non-Japanese women. Its projects range from English language classes for Japanese children to Fukushima disaster relief, public lectures, artist grants, programs for the visually impaired community, and grants for research and education for Japanese and international students, including many from developing countries. All of this is made possible in large part by the annual print show. "In Japan, the 60th birthday, or kanreki, is associated with renewal and rebirth and celebrated as a special achievement," said Joanne Fallon, CWAJ Co-Chair of the travelling show. "This 60th show's debut late last year in Tokyo was attended by Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko. Its only other stop was in Kobe, Japan. For the opening at Highfield Hall in June, 140 people from around the world, including 90 from Tokyo, came here for four days, a mark of its importance." Cape Cod is well known in Japan, she said, because as marine biologists both Emperor Akihito and his late father, Emperor Hirohito, have been affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic 172 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 Toko Shinoda • HYMN • 2002 • lithograph • 72cm x 99cm artist profile "a special achievement" Iwao Akiyama Colleague 2014 woodcut 21cm x 30cm

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