The Japan National Tourist Organization’s (JNTO) presence in an alternative fashion was captured at 60 Pier, Chelsea Piers in New York, Thursday November 1, 2007. JNTO was invited as a guest to The American Diabetes Association/Live the Good Life Gala 2007, where many sponsors and members gathered together to fundraise. The Association provided an entertainment theme of “Come Explore Seven Regions of the World.” Below are photos of dancers performing with music from around the globe. At the end of the evening, red goody bags were distributed, where JNTO donated 600 Yokoso! Japan pocket tissues (Yokoso means Welcome).

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Saeko Ichinohe (Japan)
Artistic Director/Choreographer
SAEKO ICHINOHE DANCE COMPANY
Website http://www.ichinohedance.org

A trio danced to Indian music after Japan’s kiku dance.
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Irish dance (Ireland)

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Salsa (South America)
To view a Youtube video of the salsa performance, click here.

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Belly dancing (Middle East)

The finale included African music with two various types of drums and two female dancers.

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The dinner after the multicultural dances.

T.I.

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