PAST EVENTS AND EXCHANGES 

2019

  • Austin Marathoners David Fuentes and Cate Barrett competed in the Oita Beppu Mainichi Marathon supported by coaches Jake Barrett and Erik Stanley in February

  • AOSCC supported 40 runners and walkers who competed as Team Japan in the Austin Marathon in February

  • AOSCC co-hosted a luncheon with the Honorable Consul General Fukushima supporting Team Japan in February

  • AOSCC hosted an Austin Marathon Water Station with 50+ volunteers sponsored by TEL in February

  • AOSCC hosted a Japanese experience table at the Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War's Day of Remembrance in Fredericksburg along with Consul General Fukushima in February

  • Japan-Texas Leadership Symposium in San Antonio in March

  • AOSCC hosted an American style dinner for 38 Asia Pacific University students studying at St. Ed's in March 

  • Austin school children participated in Oita’s environmental poster contest organized by the Dougherty in March

  • AOSCC supported discussions between Meat Crest Company, Texas Restaurant Association, World Affairs Council and Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce in March about importing Oita Wagyu beef into Texas

  • Takahiro Yoshikawa from Oita City Hall studying English at UT Austin January 2019 - August 2019

2018

  • Oita Marathoners Daichi Tanaka, Junko Sakamoto, and Oita Council Member Miura competed in the Austin Marathon in February - AOSCC provided homestays and hosted a community BBQ dinner

  • Visit with Mayor Adler with Oita Marathoners Daichi Tanaka and Junko Sakamoto

  • AOSCC hosted an Austin Marathon Water Station sponsored by TEL in February 

  • Texas-Japan Economic Summit in Houston in May

  • Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX with 1000+ attendees in August

  • Takahiro Yoshikawa from Oita City Hall studying English at TIEP August - December 2018

  • Satomi Kuwatsuka from Oita City Hall studied English at TIEP August 2017 - July 2018

  • Japan Texas BizMatch - Hosted by World Affairs Council in September

  • Luncheon for Asia Pacific University students studying at UT Austin September

  • AOSCC Social Mixer in October

  • Three Austin musicians, Ethan Azarian, Lindsey Verrill and Jeff Johnston, performed in Oita’s Yumeiro Music Festival in October

  • Citizen delegation to Oita in October 

  • AOSCC hosted Hosted Japanese National Tea Ceremony Exam in November

  • Austin Sister Cities International World Passport Festival with Austin Taiko in November

  • St. Edward’s Global Marketplace in November

2017

  • Master Ceramicist Kuniyuki Sashihara’s artist residency at the Dougherty Arts Center in Austin in February

  • Austin Marathoners Erik Stanley and Hannah Steffan competed in the Oita Beppu Mainichi Marathon in February

  • Austin school children participated in Oita’s environmental poster contest in March

  • Luncheon for Asia Pacific University students studying at UT Austin in July 

  • Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX with 1500+ attendees in August

  • Satomi Kuwatsuka from Oita City Hall studied English at TIEP August 2017 - July 2018

  • Yuji Ono from Oita City Hall studied English at TIEP August 2016 - August 2017

  • Austin Musicians ATX6 (Mobley, Little Mazarn, Otis Wilkins, Sisi Berry, Corey Baum, and Acey Monaro) performed in Oita’s Yumeiro Music Festival in October

  • Austin Sister Cities International World Passport Festival in November

  • St. Edward’s Global Marketplace in November