Representatives from Tochigi Prefecture and Governor Mitch Daniels at the Statehouse

Governor Mitch Daniels, Governor Fukuda, and members of the Tochigi Legislature from Japan came together at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, IN for a tree planting ceremony. They planted trees to celebrate Japan’s relationship with Indiana. Governor Mitch Daniels planted Indiana’s state tree, the tulip poplar, in Japan during his Asia jobs mission in 2009.


Midwest Language Services Offers Field Trips

Fall is a great time to visit an apple orchard in Indiana. It’s even better when you can pick your own apples!

Today a group of us went to a local apple orchard. It was a great time! We took a wagon ride through the orchard and had the opportunity to pick an apple from an apple tree. Delicious! Later, we took a behind-the-scenes tour of the kitchen, where the staff was baking dumplings and pies. We ended our tour with a visit to the petting zoo and a nature walk. (Thank you all for coming!)

If you are a newcomer to Indiana and would like to join us for future field trips, contact us at

Medical Interpreters Needed

If you have taken a course in Bridging the Gap and you are interested in medical interpreting, please send your resume to us. We are currently interviewing potential interpreters for medical appointments and other purposes. Please contact Tanya Hoover at Also, please include the best time to contact you.

Charity Event to Benefit Children in Japan

Celebrate the holidays Japanese style. Proceeds will benefit children devastated by the recent tsunami in Japan. There will be four craft tables, an ikebana demonstration, and a guest speaker. Complimentary tea and treats! Door prizes awarded.

Go to Castleview Baptist Church at 8601 Hague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256. Doors open at 1:45. The event runs from 2:00-5:00.
Admission is $15.00 per person. Cash or tax-deductible checks may be made payable to Give-2-Asia.