[ONLINE EVENT] The Power of Washoku: You Are What You Eat
Thursday, June 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This is part of JASDFW’s Japan-in-a-Suitcase educational programming. All ages are welcome to join.
Eating healthy is an important part of your life. It makes you feel great, gives you more energy, improves your health, and boosts your mood. What you eat affects your future self.
Japanese food (washoku) is one of the healthiest foods in the world. It is well known that Japanese have high life expectancy, but did you know that Japanese obesity figures are the lowest among economically developed countries?
Join us for an intriguing exploration into Japanese food, while learning about nutrition and connections to Japanese culture. This is a rare opportunity to attend one of our Japan-In-A-Suitcase presentations for free of charge. This is not to be missed!
What is Washoku?
Washoku is traditional Japanese food, known for health benefits. Washoku is one of the most aesthetically beautiful cuisines in the world, also reflecting nature and Japan’s stunning four seasons.
What will you learn?
3 functions of food
Key ingredients of Japanese food and their nutritional benefits
How to balance your meal in a Japanese manner
What is Japan-In-A-Suitcase (JIS)?
Japan‑in‑a‑Suitcase is a traveling educational program that gives the school students a chance to experience Japanese culture, customs, and contemporary life. We currently provide 4 different classes – Kamishibai (Japanese Storytelling), Origami and Calligraphy (Kids Art), School Life in Japan, and Daily Life for elementary school students. The June 25 presentation will be our newest topic, designed for middle school and high school students.
A native of Hyogo Prefecture, Maiko joined the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth team in February 2020. She has also worked at Hyogonishi Agricultural Bank in Himeji, Japan as a financial advisor and bank operations specialist. Maiko earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Konan University and a certificate in global business from the University of Washington. Before coming to Texas, she interned at the North American Post, a Seattle-based publishing company, where she learned Japanese-American history and found her passion in spreading Japanese culture in the U.S.