Things happening with Cincinnati and JASGC

‘It’s officially Sho Time’: Shogo Akiyama joins the Cincinnati Reds in grand fashion

“Akiyama had the full Cincinnati experience… had lunch at Skyline Chili… The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati threw him a welcome dinner with 30 people attending Montgomery Inn Boathouse…he tried a local beer, Ted’s Amber Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company.”

Local Japanese Community Rolls Out Red Carpet for Akiyama, Kubo

“Earlier this year, Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama and FC Cincinnati striker Yuya Kubo joined a population of roughly 2,000 Japanese natives living and working in the Tri-State. Both men are the first Japanese players for their respective clubs. Waiting to help with their transition, if needed, is the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati.”

Signing Shogo Akiyama: How the Reds landed their first Japanese player

“Akiyama and his representatives had some more questions about Cincinnati… That’s when Williams texted Golden, the executive director of the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati. He connected with Golden before, in part when the Reds were dreaming of signing Shohei Ohtani…”

Suzu Kaneda, toddler who crossed oceans for the sake of hope, dies

“The Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, which helped parents Masahiro and Kaori Kaneda navigate the American hospital system, said Suzu’s double lung transplant surgery at Children’s Hospital initially appeared to have been a success.”

Thousands of miles from home, couple places its hopes in hands of Cincinnati doctors

“Anne Golden, executive director of the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, waited on the tarmac with a team from Children’s when Suzu and her parents arrived last week.”

Japan quake hits close to home for Cincy woman

“By people like Anne Golden, of Mt. Lookout: She called Japan home for years, living in Kumamoto — the city hit hardest by the quake — as a teacher.”