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JSSL presents: 6th Annual Sakura Matsuri:桜祭

Posted by: rmaeda | April 1, 2014 Comments Off |

Hi all,

I want to announce awesome event JSSL are planing to hold on 5th April. Check a beautiful poster out below!

Hope to see you all there!

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Thank you for coming to Tohoku relief Bake Sale!

Posted by: rmaeda | March 12, 2014 Comments Off |

Hi all,

Tohoku relief bake Sale presented by JSSL is big success!! Thank you so much for coming to Bake Sale! And I really appreciate that all JSSLers made many sweets and worked hard then.

This is a massage below from Matt who is a president of JSSL.


Hi JSSLers!

Thank you so much for all your help and support at today’s Tohoku Relief Bake Sale. We will be donating the money through an organization (probably Mercy Corps) to help the people of Tohoku.

Your hard work helped us make….. drumrolllllllllllllll……………


Thank you for all your help and support!!


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Tohoku earthquake relife Bake sale

Posted by: rmaeda | March 10, 2014 Comments Off |

We still need your help.

I do not want to remember that terrible disaster in my home country. But I want you all to know how I survive and we still need your help.

When great east Japan earthquake happened, I was in a car with my friend. I saw highway tumbling for a while. I could image that we were going to die then. But we could survive and went to my house. then I opened the boor, my mom almost cried because everything we have in our house lay down and food were in floor dropping from a fridge.Then we started to clean up while watching News in order to make sure what it was going on now. Then we understood the area we live in and all eastern part of Japan had been damaged by earthquake. Then we realized we have to get food for survival. But we could not find any foods in stores.  We all were thinking of the same way. We were afraid of nothing to eat. People bought bunch of food and materials need in the case of emergency. And my dad found a few of instant ramens. During we were waiting for my dad come back to finding food, the warning alarms happened many times and did not stop tumbling for a long time. Again we were afraid of that. Keeping watching News was too hard that I understand the truth that Great wave were taking people’s house and town away easily. I felt like I was in the hell. It was very difficult time for us.

Fortunately my home town was damaged a little. Since then three year have been passing, however people in Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures need more help than we think. So I really hope all of you will come to Bake sale for them. I appreciate you read my blog to know our truth and your great kindness.

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Japanese Movie Nights are coming for the next three Mondays @ WLS!

Posted by: rmaeda | February 11, 2014 Comments Off |

Hi all

Luckily I got fun new great Japanese Movies.

So the next three Mondays are going to be Japanese Movies night festivals.

They will start at 7pm for the three next Mondays at the World Language Studio.

I will show you “ Summer wars”  on Feb 17th.

And on 24th Feb we will watch “ Pingpong”.

Finally I will show you “Maiko haaaan!!!” on 3rd Mar.

These movies are pretty funny and great! Also all movies I will show you will have English subtitles.

That means you all should come and watch! Hope to see you all there!


under: Culture, Japanese Language, News, Special Event

New Year’s Mochi Party:)

Posted by: rmaeda | February 7, 2014 Comments Off |

Hi all,

As I announced last week, We did New Year’s Mochi Party on 1st Feb in the World language Studio.

I made three types of Mochi like Sweet red beans soup with Mochi:Oshiruko, Soy powder with sugar:Kinako and Soy sauce caved with seaweed then.

We enjoyed eating and chatting in a whole time while watching Japanese musics and student’s favorite music videos on a big screen.

If you missed it, hope you can make it next Japanese event:^)

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New Year’s Mochi(Rice cake) Party on 1st Feb at WLS!!

Posted by: rmaeda | January 27, 2014 Comments Off |

Hello all,

I am planning to do New Year’s Mochi Party on 1st Feb from 3-5pm in the World Language Studio.

I will cook several type of Mochis there.  So come over to eat and have fun together!!

Then I also have some new year’s activities like Karuta, Hukuwarai and Shodo as we did last year. Check my blog which I posted about new year’s event last year out!


Hope to see you all there:)

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First Shodo time!

Posted by: rmaeda | January 23, 2014 Comments Off |

Hi all,

We did shodo activity yesterday in the world language studio! Look at pictures I took there!

Next Shodo activity is on 29th Jan from 5-6pm in WLS. Hope to see you there!

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Long time no see!

Posted by: rmaeda | January 20, 2014 Comments Off |

Hi all!

Hope you had great time in winter break:)

I have some announcements for you who are taking Japanese class and interested in Japanese culture.

We have Japanese and English Language Table every Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at Goudy.

I bring a colorful sign board; practice Japanese and English there(日本語と英語を練習しましょう). If you want to join or have a meal plan, you should come and join us. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. It will start after ASP students arrive at Willamette. I will let you know when it happens on wise.

We also have shodo activity every Wednesdays from 5-6 pm at the World Language Studio in Ford Hall. If you want to try shodo or practice how to write Japanese, this is the best time for you. We will start on this week. Please let me know if you want to join or be a regular member by emailing me (rmaeda@willamette.edu).

I also have tutoring hours every Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6pm in the World Language Studio. If you have any questions  about Japanese home work or you want to practice Japanese, it is available to come there. You can sign up on wise; go to my Japanese space, click sign up and choose the date and time. when you want me to prepare or let me know what you want to do then, you can leave a comment on it.



under: Japanese Language, News

Japanese Movie Night on 26th November at 7:30pm in the World Language Studio!

Posted by: rmaeda | November 19, 2013 Comments Off |

Hi all

Japanese Movie night is coming on 26th November, next Tuesday, at 7:30pm in the World Languages Studio. I will show you Hula girls then.

This movie is based on a true story, HULA girls is heartwarming comedy about coal miner’s daughters who took a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be recruited as professional hula dancers and escape their monotonous lives, only to save their depressed mining town and the whole of Japan.

Check this video out below!


I can find this movie with English subtitles at this time.

Hope to see you all there!!

under: Culture, Special Event

JSSL presents:Karaoke and Game Night on 16th November!

Posted by: rmaeda | November 3, 2013 Comments Off |

Hi All!

Karaoke and Game Night will happen on 16th November from 5 to 10pm in Kremer Board room(Ford 102).

Please come to Karaoke Night hosted by Japan Studies Student Leaders!

You can sing any kind of song–Japanese, English, Chinese, etc.

There will be some refreshments, but please bring some more if you can!

Invite your friends!

Hope to see you there.

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