BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4957@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150510T000000Z DTEND:20150510T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-weight: normal\;">WHAT IS JAPAN DAY?\n\n<span style="font-weight: normal\;">Japan Day @ Central Park is a highly antici pated&nbsp\;annual&nbsp\;event&nbsp\;in spring&nbsp\;that celebrates&nbsp\ ;Japanese culture with New Yorkers.&nbsp\;Japan Day kicks off with&nbsp\;t he Japan Run\,&nbsp\;followed by the&nbsp\;Kids'&nbsp\;Race.&nbsp\;Like tr aditional Japanese summer festivals\, it provides&nbsp\;food and activity& nbsp\;tents as well as&nbsp\;a&nbsp\;stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture\, including&nbsp\;both&nbsp\;traditional and&nbsp\;co ntemporary performances.&nbsp\;\n<span style="font-weight: normal\;">&nbsp \;Japan Day is officially supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio\, The New York City Department of Parks &amp\; Recreation\, the Central Park Conservancy \, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York\, the Japanese Chamber of Co mmerce and Industry of New York\, The Nippon Club and many Japanese and Am erican corporations.&nbsp\;Since its establishment in 2007\, this family-f riendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers with over 50\,000 p eople attending each year\, and we have been thrilled to watch Japan Day g arner the praise of the public.\n<span style="font-weight: normal\;">\n\n< em>OUR MISSION:</em>\n<span style="font-weight: normal\;">1. Build bridges of cultural understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S.\n<span style="font-weight: normal\;">2. Show the local Japanese community's appr eciation towards their home city\, New York\n<span style="font-weight: nor mal\;">3. Facilitate stronger grassroots connections within the local Japa nese community.\n<span style="font-weight: normal\;">For more information\ , visit Japan Day's <a href="http://www.japandaynyc.org/">website</a>.&nbs p\; SUMMARY:Japan Day @ Central Park URL:/en/events/2015/05/10/japan-day-central-park/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR