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Merry Christmas from all of us at the IJA!

Dear IJA Members and Friends,

Another amazing and busy year has come to an end. Christmas has come, and the year of the mouse in 2020 is soon approaching.

The IJA Council would like to thank you all for joining our events and outings this year and for your continued support to the Ireland Japan Association. We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy start of the New Year!

A special welcome to H.E. Mr. Mitsuru Kitano, who arrived recently as Ambassador of Japan in Ireland. We wish him every success in this new position. Ambassador Kitano will continue on as the IJA’s Patron Member. We very much look forward to working together in 2020 and beyond.

We are delighted that Dr. and Mrs. Ushioda scholarship was established this year in honour of Dr. and Mrs. Ushioda’s major contribution to the development of the IJA and Ireland-Japan relations, and to underpin the association’s strong commitment to supporting Japanese studies in Ireland. It was our pleasure to award it to Sophia Herar who is our first scholarship recipient.

Rugby took over the nation here in Ireland and definitely in Japan – the host of this year’s Rugby World Cup. Many of us were a part of this amazing event, experienced Japanese hospitality and discovered this beautiful country and culture in person. For many this was the first time visiting Japan. We are sure that this experience will encourage people to return and explore the Land of the Rising Sun even more, especially with such a huge and exciting event as Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic Games due to start in July 2020.

Finally, we are also delighted to announce that our biggest event of the year – The IJA Annual Dinner 2020 will be taking place on February 14th at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. We hope you will join us for an evening of celebrations and fine dining at one of the most beautiful and iconic Dublin venues.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and happy holidays!

Warm wishes,

On the behalf of the IJA Council,

Darina Slattery

IJA Chairperson

Christmas Experience: Day Trip to Santa’s Grotto | Causey Farm

We are delighted to announce that this year we will be organizing Family Christmas Event and we hope you will join our magical day trip to Santa’s Grotto in Causey Farm, Co. Meath together with your family and friends.

Date: Sunday, 25th November 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Causey Farm, Co. Meath

Ticket Price:
€50 IJA Members | €65 Non-Members
* Prices are per adult or child. Children under 2 years old go for free.

Ticket will include:
* Comfortable return bus trip from/to Dublin
* Entrance fees to Santa’s Grotto at Causey Farm
* Delicious lunch at The Station House Hotel, Kilmessan
* Visit to famous Hill of Tara

Discount allowed (€10 per person) if you can arrange your own transport (takes up to 60 min by car from Dublin city centre to Causey Farm – no public transport available).

If you would like to join our trip, please RSVP with payment by Friday, 9th November by email: info@ija.ie or call: 01-6787008.

* Cancellation charge €25 per ticket after 9th November. Non refundable within 48 hours prior event.

Photo: Causey Farm

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