What's News
Please accept my heartfelt THANKS to
all the members of our Board of Directors, and to our longtime sponsors
and supporters of the Aurora Foundation through our 18 years.
We are so grateful to Saori Yuki & Sachiko Yasuda
for the Aurora Fall Benefit Concert last October in LA.
The Concert was amazing!
It was truly a wonderful and unforgettable performance.
They are a treasure and we feel very honored!

We are starting our 19th year, and it is our great pleasure to announce
our four Scholarships and Grants including
Japanese Language Scholarships, Aurora Challenge Grant,
and All-USA High School Japanese Language Speech Contest in 2017.
Please see our website for details. < www.jlsf-aurora.org >

I hope you are as excited about the coming year as we are!
We're looking forward to seeing you all again this year.

The spring fundraising Charity Golf Classic
at Via Verde Country Club on Monday, May 8th with Mr. George Sugimoto ,
member of the Aurora Foundation Board of Governors,
who is generously continuing his leadership as our tournament Chair.

The Japanese Speech Contest
at University of California, Irvine on May 27th,

We are looking forward to working together to accomplish our vision
and to overcome the challenges we are facing for the future.
Your continued support fills us with encouragement, with inspiration,
and with the determination to persevere on with our efforts.

Thank you very much.

Akiko Agishi
Founder & President
Aurora Foundation would like toexpress our gratitude and appreciation
to all of the sponsors, staff, volunteers, and supporters
who made Saori Yuki & Sachiko Yasuda Concert a great success.
We could not have succeeded without your dedication and support.

October 29, 2016
Photo by Taro Yoshida
2016-04-24
All-USA High School Speach Contest
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Humanities Instructional Building
University of California, Irvine
2016-04-24
Aurora Charity Golf Classic, Auction & Dinner
Monday, May 9th, 2016
Via Verde Country Club
2016-04-06
The 5th Anniversary of 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Memorial
Sunday, March 6, 2016
LAPD HQs
2016-03-04
The 11th Charity Golf Classic, Auction & Dinner

Monday, May 9, 2016

Via Verde Country Club
2016-01-09
Sunday, February 7, 2016
2 PM & 6 PM

Aratani Japanese American Theater
2015-07-08
The Fifteen finalists who participated in the event were selected
from among the top finishers of regional Japanese language speech contests
held across the United States.

1st Place: Consulate General of Japan Award
Yusi Wang
「The Path Towards Global Citizenship」
Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, CA, 12th Grade

2nd Place: Fujitsu Frontech North America Award
Bilal Pazir
「The Kizuna Project That Changed My Life」
Winston Churchill High School, San Antoni, TX, 12th Grade

3rd Place: Union Bank Award
Khaalidah Giddens
「No Matter What Kind of Palin You go through always stand up again」
Herron High School,Indianapolis, IN, 12th Grade
2015-07-08
「第12回米国高校生による日本語スピーチコンテスト全米大会」が
5月23日(土)、カリフォルニア大学アーバイン校で開催されました。

全米各地のコンテストで入賞し推薦された応募者の中から
1次選考を経て選ばれた15名が熱弁をふるい、
カリフォルニア州アナハイム市から参加のユシ・ワンさんが最優秀賞に輝きました。

ワンさんは 「 世界人になりたい」とのタイトルで 、
中国系ロシア人に生まれて 米国に移住する中で感じた疎外感と、
日本語や日本文化に触れることによって修復していった心の動きを
流暢な日本語で発表しました。
テキサス州から参加のビラル・パジアさんが、
東日本大震災後に自分の足で南三陸町を歩いて感じた
日本との絆を力説して優秀賞を受賞しました。
優良賞には、インディアナ州から出場のカリーダ・ギデンスさんが受賞しました。

最優秀賞
「世界人になりたい」
ユシ・ワン /Yusi Wang
Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, CA, 12th Grade

優秀賞
「僕の人生を変えた絆プロジェクト」
ビラル・パジア / Bilal Pazir
Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX, 12th Grade

優良賞
「どんな悩みがあっても、もう一度立ち上がろう」
カリーダ・ギデンズ /Khaalidah Giddens
Herron High School, Indianapolis, IN, 12th Grade

7月に日本で行われる世界大会には、最優秀賞のワンさんが米国籍を持たないため、
優秀賞のパジアさんが米国代表として出場します
2015-07-08
Joel Reed Mankey
2015-07-08
Tanya Kane-Parry
2015-03-26
Monday, June 15, 2015

Via Verde Country Club
2015-03-08
The 4th Annual 3.11 Memorial Event
2015-01-12
Please accept my heartfelt THANKS to
all the members of our Board of Directors, and to our longtime sponsors
and supporters of the Aurora Foundation through our 16 years.
I give my special thanks to Tsukemen , who made their USA debut
at the Aurora Fall Benefit Concert last October in LA.
They were so inspirational and talented,
and the audience members enjoyed the unique
and serene concert immensely, giving them a standing ovation!

We are starting our 17th year, and it is our great pleasure to announce
our four Scholarships and Grants including
Japanese Language Scholarships, Aurora Challenge Grant,
and All-USA High School Japanese Language Speech Contest in 2015.
Please see our website for details. < www.jlsf-aurora.org >

I hope you are as excited about the coming year as we are!
We're looking forward to seeing you all again at the Speech Contest
at University of California, Irvine on May 23th, and
for the spring fundraising Charity Golf Classic
at Via Verde Country Club on Monday, June 8th with Mr. George Sugimoto ,
member of the Aurora Foundation Board of Governors,
who is generously continuing his leadership as our tournament Chair.

We are looking forward to working together to accomplish our vision
and to overcome the challenges we are facing for the future.
Your continued support fills us with encouragement, with inspiration,
and with the determination to persevere on with our efforts.

Thank you very much.

Akiko Agishi
Founder & President
2015-01-12
December 14, 2014
Photo by Taro Yoshida
2014-11-24
Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation
(DBA Aurors Foundation)
would like to express our gratitude and appreciation
to all of the sponsors, staff, volunteers, and supporters
who made TSUKEMEN Concert a great success.
We could not have succeed without your dedication and support.

ありがとうございました!

2014-09-06
「TSUKEMEN Benefit Concert in LA」
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Benefit Concert Tickets
$100, $55, $35

Tickets on Sale now
Call for Tickets : 323-825-6545
or
Online PayPal payment

Tickets available at the stores;
Kinokuniya Bookstore LA: 213-687-4480
Kinokuniya Bookstore Costa Mesa: 714-662-2319
AllAmerican Tickets: 888-507-3287, www.allamerican-tkt.com
2014-07-22
最優秀賞
Zhu XuWei(朱徐イ):中国(上海) 女性

優秀賞(3名)
Leeyon Lim:シンガポール 男性
Wang ZhiHan (汪シカン):中国(瀋陽) 女性
Chu ChunMing (朱俊銘):香港 男性

会場賞
Jaehyeok Shin:韓国 男性
2014-07-21
7月20日に「第19回海外高校生による日本語スピーチコンテスト」が開催されました。
当日応援に参加いただいた齋藤理事よりの報告です。
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東京の齋藤哲男です。
昨日、海外高校生による日本語スピコン(NPO法人E.G.G.主催)が行われ、観覧及び交流会に参加してまいりましたので、以下ご報告いたします。
日時
2014年7月20日(日)
会場
川崎ソリッドスクエアホール
参加者
16名 (15カ国 )
アメリカカナダ、ブラジル、イギリス、ブルガリア、ポーランド、ロシア
ニュージーランド、インドネシア、カンボジア、シンガポール、マレーシア
韓国、香港、中国(藩陽・上海から2名)

米国代表Glynis Robyb McKinneyさんは、全体の一番目のスピーカーとして内容的にも言語的にも非常に立派にスピーチを行いました。
ほぼ独学で 日本語を習得したとのことで審査員及び会場から称賛されていました。私もお話しさせて貰いましたが、日常会話も滑らかで素晴らしい達成レベル であったと感じ、全米代表としてふさわしく誇らしく思いました。全体の水準が非常に高く、残念ながら最優秀賞・優秀賞への入賞は逃し、 審査員特別賞という結果でしたが、米国代表として立派な発表でした 。
2014-07-16
2014 Aurora Challenge Grant Recipient
Sharon Yamato
2014-07-16
2014 Aurora Challenge Grant Recipient
Tamara Ruppart
2014-07-10
2014 JLSF Scholarship recipient
Michael Levine
2014-06-03
The Fourteen finalists who participated in the event were selected from among the top finishers of regional Japanese language speech contests held across the United States.
2014-03-26
Aurora Foundation with LA Tokyokai & LA Kimono Club
on March 22, 2014 at Descanso Gardens


2014-02-02
This year we, Aurora Foundation,are happy to have received the Community Organization Recognition Awards Award and we are very grateful to many supporters for the last 15 years' program. Indeed, without these, we are not here today.
2014-01-16
Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation (dba Aurora Foundation) is current accepting applications for the year 2014 scholarsip and grant program.
You can download the application from online at www.jlsf-aurora.org
2014-01-15
Aurora Foundation presents The 9th Charity Golf Classic, Auction & Dinner
* Monday, April 14, 2014
* Via Verde Country Club