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AMASC Newsletter September 2017 Edition


1.- Japan


Yoko Nakayama
National President of JASH (Japan Alumna Association or the Sacred Heart)


Report of the 31st JASH Day by Yoko Nakayama (President) and Setsuko Harashina (Vice President)


The 31st JASH Day took place on March 15 and 16, 2017, welcoming AMASC President Marisa Moreno de Malcher, KASH President Chi Hei Chung and Vice President Haewon Youn (Korea Association of the Sacred Heart.)
The General Meeting on the 15th was attended by 190 JASH members, including the RSCJs and Principals of Sacred Heart Schools in Japan. The Buffet Lunch which followed was both a warm family gathering and a lively reunion of old friends sharing happy memories. Below, are the details of the two memorable days spent in the company of our very special Guests.

March 15  JASH Day begins.
10:30 am  Prayer Service at the University Chapel; 11:00 am  General Meeting in the Miyashiro Hall;  Opening Address Sr. Mieko Shinjo JASH Honorary Presiden,and Provincial of Japan Province, Society of the Sacred Heart;  Address by AMASC President Marisa Moreno de Malcher;  12:10 pm   Buffet Lunch prepared by the Hospitality Committee;           
2:00 pm    A visit to the recently renovated old residence of Prince Kuni in the University ground; ;3:00 pm   Meeting of AMASC and Asia held in the Miyashiro House.

March 16 "A Visit to Fuji Sacred Heart School” & “Welcome Reception”
8:15 am    Bright and early, the bus for Fuji Sacred Heart School left Tokyo. In beautiful weather, Mount Fuji could be seen from the bus; 10:00am    A visit to the cemetery, the final resting place of many S.H. Sisters, where flowers and prayers were offered,Then to the Archives, where the history of the Sacred Heart in Fuji and in Japan is on display; 12:30pm    After lunch, the Guests took the Bullet Train back to Tokyo for the evening program.
6:00 pm   The Welcome Reception was held with Her Majesty the Empress of Japan gracing the evening with Her Presence.  55 guests including the Sacred Heart Sisters, attended the event. It was an evening for the Sacred Heart Family who share the common heritage, the education received at the Sacred Heart schools all over the world.
March 17   Departure.
Marisa, Chi Hei Chung and Haewon Youn returned to their countries, with promises of a reunion next year in Merida.