Activity Report


 Virginia Nippon Classic (Roanoke Area) 

 May 16, 2008


 The 18th Virginia Nippon Classic was held at Ashley Plantation Golf Course in Daleville. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) organized this event and the Japan-Virginia Society (JVS) supported it. A wonderful reception was put on by the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership on the night before the event.


Hotel Roanoke. Invitees from far away stayed here. It is an historical hotel.


This is inside of the Metro! Restaurant in Roanoke, where we had the reception. It is fashionable and attractive. 


 The Ashley Plantation Golf Course Clubhouse.



The business conference was held in the conference room of the clubhouse in the morning.  Mr. Giles (Financial Director of VEDP and Chairman of JVS) gave the welcome.

Mr. Hanagata, President of Canon Virginia, Inc., was the honorable speaker for  this business conference.


This course has very beautiful mountainous views.