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Kim Andrews comes to Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia from Friends of the Japanese House and Garden (FJHG), which administered Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center, which she led from 2010 through 2016. She holds a B.A. in Art History and French from Temple University, an M.A. in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK, and a certificate in nonprofit management from the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University.
April 16, 2019
The business of fashion is in the midst of serious change: We are spending less money and time shopping for our clothing, and when we actually do shop, we’re buying pieces that meet our needs, not the designer’s fantasies.
April 11, 2019
The future of Philadelphia is a puzzle to be solved. From poverty and social problems, to city government reforms and creating new green spaces, there are a whole range of issues Philadelphians need to tackle if we are going to make sure that we all benefit from new opportunities for our city.  Someone who is looking especially closely at this puzzle is renowned sociologist and economist Dr Richard Florida, author of the bestselling 2004 book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which explored the growing role of creativity in the American economy.
April 10, 2019
Ever since he was a little boy, Yannick Nézet-Séguin knew he wanted to be a conductor. He likens the feeling to something "almost like a religious call." "Making music in the group is what animates me," he says.
April 10, 2019
The name William Penn evokes an image of a pudgy, kindly man wearing a white wig and dowdy, colonial garb—the Quaker Oats man as history. Penn (1644–1718) is known for founding Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and the Holy Experiment of Pennsylvania, where diverse religious groups and Native Americans tried to live in harmony. He wrote wise, important books like No Cross, No Crown and Some Fruits of Solitude. He was a champion of religious liberty and a central leader of the early Quaker faith.
April 8, 2019
Mayor Jim Kenney today announced steps his administration will take to strengthen historic preservation across Philadelphia. The actions are implementing recommendations made by his Historic Preservation Task Force.
April 5, 2019
On April 3, 2019, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) hosted a special event, “Meet the City Council Candidates,” held at the offices of Deloitte, where we welcomed the candidates currently running for Philadelphia City Council, as well as current city council members.
April 4, 2019
Crane Chinatown, a new apartment building opening this spring, is now hiring. Each apartment will boast floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertops, and tile blacksplashes and will include amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a rooftop sundeck with 360 degree views of the city, and an award winning bilingual childcare center. (Available for pre-lease starting late March. Available for move-in starting mid May.) Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporatin (PCDC) is partnering with Buzzuto property management and is seeking candidates for:
March 31, 2019
The Honorable Stanley Straughter has been dedicated to global social justice supporting African and Caribbean communities of greater Philadelphia and was Chairman of the Mayor’s Commission of African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs under former mayor John F. Street. Mr. Straughter has also held positions such as Chairman, African and Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia; Chairman of the Board, UNESCO Center for Global Education; and Member of the Board of Directors, Constituency for Africa.
March 24, 2019