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UDON からの MOVIE NIGHT!

Posted by: nmatsuo | April 23, 2015 | No Comment |

Hi all!
Have you ever eaten UDON?
UDON is a type of thick wheat flour noodle of Japanese cuisine.
You can check this picture :)

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And yesterday, Sarika Iwamoto(ASP student), she did teaching how to make UDON from flour! That event’s name is ‘UDON NIGHT‘ hehe
The event of pairing two people together for make their UDON!

 

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Really Great Jog guys and Thank you SARIKA for teaching us!!

 

 

So now, I’d like to invite you guys to Next ‘JAPANESE MOVIE NIGHT‘ this Friday(TOMORROW)!
I’ll show you GOLDEN SLUMBER‘ with English subtitles.

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I can bring some popcorns and you can also bring some drinks/foods if you want!
Start from 5:30 to around 8:00pm at Walton 134.
You can see the Sigh if you enter the Walton building.

See you then!

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Great Job! よくやった!

Posted by: nmatsuo | April 17, 2015 | No Comment |

Hi everyone :)

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We did the first of  ‘Cool Japan’ Presentation last Wednesday.

Thank you for coming and cheer up them, and also I’d like to thank you presenters for working hard and giving  your ‘Cool Japan’ to everyone :)

I hope everyone got something new about Japan.

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Now, I’d like to announce one more event, ‘Japanese Movie Night’.

‘HULA GIRL’ will be screened tonight!

There has an English sub title, of course :)

Please come and let’s feeling the breeze of Hawaii before “LU’AU”.

Start from 5:30 to 8:00pm at Ford 122(Theater)

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See you then!

Naoko(Gacha)

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Presentation!

Posted by: nmatsuo | April 12, 2015 | No Comment |

Congrats to all the senior Japanese Studies majors from Willamette, Linfield, Lewis and Pacific who participated in 6th Annual Japanese/Studies Senior Summit last Saturday!
They are really great job! This is some pictures of that day, and also thank you all who members of Taiko club for teaching Taiko for everyone after the presentation!

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Now, ASP student’s turn has come B)
Today, We had rehearsal of their presentation for ‘COOL JAPAN’.
They do very hard working and try to their best.
So please come and let’s cheer up to presenters!

April 15 (Wed) from 4:30 to 5:30 at Ford 102 Kremer Room

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Thank you! :))

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Coming soon!

Posted by: nmatsuo | April 6, 2015 Comments Off |

Hi everyone!
I’d like to invite to three events at this time :)
Please check it out!

1, COOL JAPAN Presentation by ASP students

Some ASP students introduce about an obscure Japanese culture.

And also there has each trial booth of them after presentation.
Please come and join us!

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015

from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at Ford 102 (Kremer Room)

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2, Japanese Movie Night-Keep Up Tohoku-

We’re going to show two movies which along the theme of this month ‘Keep up Tohoku’.

<Hula Girl>

-Story-
Hula Girl is a true story set in the 60s. Stricken by the recession due to the adoption of oil as a primary energy resource, the charcoal mine of Joban, in Iwaki city, decides to relay on tourism and to use the hot springs on it’s territory to create the ‘Joban Hawaiian Center’, spa resort and theme park of Hawaiian inspiration.
-Trailer-

-Date-
On Friday, April 17, 2015
from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
at Ford 122 (Theater)

<Golden Slumber>

-Story-
When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister’s assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It’s only the beginning of what quickly becomes the worst, weirdest day of his life…
-Trailer-

-Date-
On Friday, April 24, 2015
from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
at Walton 134 (Smart Classroom)

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3, UDON NIGHT by, Hecho

Let’s make Udon from flour!
This event has limited to ONLY 10 ASP and 10 WU students.
If you want to participate, please sent an e-mail to
siwamoto@willamette.edu
-Date-
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015
from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
at the Cascadia Kitchen

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We are looking for seeing everyone at there!!

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おつかれさまでした!-Otsukare sama deshita!-

Posted by: nmatsuo | April 6, 2015 Comments Off |

Have you ever hard ‘おつかれさま(Otsukaresama)?
For foreigners in Japan one useful phrase in Japanese to remember and use is ‘お疲れ様です’ (o-tsu-ka-re-sama-de-su). Literally, it means “You are a tired, heard working person.” Unfortunately, when you see this literal translation it’s hard to understand how to use it and when to use it.
However, if you think of it in it’s more loosely translated form, it’s much easier to understand and know how and when to use it. Loosely translated, it is akin to “praise to you”. So, you’d use it in situations where you’d like to praise someone else or thank them greatly for their help.

So, おつかれさまでした! who did great job at the SAKURA-MATSURI!!!

And Thank you for coming , I hope EVERYONE has enjoyed!

If anyone missing SAKURA-MATSURI,
Let’s check these pictures and come to next year :))

 

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Tohoku Bake Sale!!

Posted by: nmatsuo | March 10, 2015 Comments Off |

I was born in Iwaki, Fukushima, and my lovely ground mother lives there still.

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March 11, 2011
Minor tsunami hit Tohoku’s coastline early Saturday, including a city that crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast.
I was greatly shocked because so many places of memories were gone and so on… After that, I’ve met a lot of people from different countries at the Volunteer Center in Iwaki. It was so helpful for everyone who lived there.

March 11, 2015
4 years later,
There has many problems that still need help.
I can’t explain it very well, so please check this site. Then you will know what’s going on in Tohoku now.
・ http://fpif.org/fourth-winter-fukushima/
・ http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/03/10/national/photos-tohoku-three-years-after-the-311-earthquake-and-tsunami/#.VP8080LPLLE

I was very moved when I heard about the ‘Tohoku bake sale‘ from the Japanese professor at Willamette University.
And, we are going to do it this year too!!
There has many kinds of sweets!
I’ll bring some PURIN and Chocolate cake with Banana ;))
So let’s get tasty sweets and donate for Tohoku!

✴︎Tomorrow, from 8am to 4pm at UC 1st floor✴︎ 1959504_623240824392399_1076655430_n

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Hello✴︎2015✴︎こんにちは

Posted by: nmatsuo | January 21, 2015 Comments Off |

Welcome back everyone!

I’m so happy to meet you again!

How was the winter break?

I went back to Japan.

おいしい たべもの を たべました。(very much…:P)

And I got a lots of Japanese ◯◯◯◯…hehe

I’d like to share that!

So time is coming...

◯My tutoring time is every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the Ford hall.

◯Language table start on February with New ASP students at the Goudy.

◯Movie night presents by JSSL : We will watching ‘Princess Mononoke on this Saturday, Jan 24 at 4pm in the WLS.


And more events are waiting for you♡
Let’s talk, eat, watch and feel Japanese with me!


Gacha(Naoko)

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Check out TIUA’s new video!

Posted by: sunderda | December 12, 2014 Comments Off |

A very well done promotional video from TIUA! Check it out. http://vimeo.com/113965744?from=outro-embed

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Japanese Night feat. street dancers video!

Posted by: nmatsuo | November 23, 2014 Comments Off |

こんにちは:)

Gachaです。

げんき ですか?

わたし は とても げんき です!

Language table is done for this semester and Goudy is closed this Wednesday, so I’d like to do a special event.

Have you ever heard U.G.G(Under Ground Groovers)?
It is a street dance circle of TIU that I was a part of when I was a TIU student.

Thank you for finding me!hehe

Everyone involved in U.G.G are students that just begin dancing when they become university students of Japan.

U.G.G belongs to the Σ(SHIGMA), which is a organization composed of 8,000 people from 54 different dance circles in 42 different Universities in the Kanto area.

They have 連盟公演(Renmei Kouen) once a year, which is a dance performance by Σ consisting of 400 student dancers who spend 50 days practicing hard with a choreographer who has been leading all student dancers in Kanto area.


I was one of choreographer for Hip hop last year.
And I could meet a lots of awesome dancers!
So I’d like to show you guys this video with some Japanese food:)

Yeah! We’ll bring same Japanese food:))

So just come if you have a time and enjoy the food with dance!

Nov, 26 (Wed) 5:30 to 7:00pm at WLS.

I’d love to see you all:))

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Studio Ghibli Film at Salem Cinema!

Posted by: earnold | November 12, 2014 Comments Off |

Watch The Tale of The Princess Kaguya at Salem Cinema!

1127 Broadway NE

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM6hcHp0_kU

Showtimes
Fri 11/14 (*3:00) 8:45
Sat 11/15 (*1:00) 6:30
Sun 11/16 (*1:00) 6:30
Mon 11/17 (*2:15) 7:45
Tues 11/18 7:45
Weds 11/19 6:30
Thurs 11/20 6:30
(*Bargain Shows)

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