The Art of Gaman, the Arts and Crafts from the
Japanese American Internment Camps (1942-1946)
Consul General Hanatani attended the opening of The Art of Gaman Exhibition, held at The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum during February through May 2012. (Note: Gaman means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity.") Seventy years after many Japanese Americans (mostly American citizens) were interned in camps, the Consul General reflected on this "Day of Remembrance" and reminded all to be vigilant against racism, bias and discrimination (February 19, 2012).
Workshop on Teaching about Japan
Consul General Hanatani welcomed 27 teachers to an Education Workshop at the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta. They heard lectures on Japanese politics by Dr. Kim Reimann from Georgia State University and on the Japanese economy by Dr. R. Anton Braun of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Mr. Mike Raymer of the Georgia Council on Economic Education gave practical advice on linking lessons to Georgia’s required curriculum. The workshop was sponsored by the Consulate, the Japan-America Society of Georgia, and the Georgia Council on Economic Education (January 24, 2012).