I am planning to show movies to students taking Japanese or interested in Japan on March 2nd and 9th from 6:30 to 9pm at Kaneko Auditorium.
What kind of the image of the Japanese do you have? You think that we are polite, quite or hard-working, right?
These movies will change the image you have of the Japanese so far especially of Japanese women and men.
I will show “ the Idiot” on March 2nd. This title in Japanese is Hakuchi (白痴) and it was directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1951.
This story is about a Japanese veteran, driven partially mad because of the war. He travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters in a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
On March 9th I will show “Love strikes” or in Japanese, Moteki (モテキ).
This movie was released for the first time 2 years ago. It represents the behavior of the present young generation of Japanese people.
The movies I will show you are totally different. You will realize that Japanese love style changes a lot between the past and the present as you watch them.
Looking forward to see you all there.
We did Gyoza night 23th Feb from 5 at Kaneko.
Many ASP students and JSSL members join in that to get good food and make new friends.
We had good time there with tasty Gyoza and good friends. please see below pictures.
We are looking forward to see you on next our event.
Today was first time that new ASP students joined in Japanese and English language table.
We had a good time at Goudy Gustav Hines Room (the side room to the left of the forks and napkins).
We have language table every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7pm at same place.
If you want to make new friends, you can do it easily. If you want to practice Japanese or English, This time is the best for you. We are looking forward to see you next time!
This picture embodies one of my favorite memories of my time in Kawagoe, Japan. As part of Tokyo International University’s taiko club, I volunteered to help the Kawagoe tourist bureau create a new brochure for American tourists. It was a difficult process of being a go-between, switching from Japanese to English, and trying to explain my complicated English thoughts in a different language. However, our hard work was more than rewarded with a free test-run of their newly designed day tour which we custom designed to activities we would like to do. Thus, we spent the full day in traditional Japanese dress (kimono) and went around experiencing Kawagoe the old traditional Japanese way. We ate sushi, participated in a tea ceremony, and rode in a jinrickshaw which is a person pulled cart ! It was the most magical experience! I felt like a true Japanese person (nihonjin)! It was even to the point where other tourists were taking pictures of ME! I never thought I could experience Japan from the eyes of an insider, but my dream came true!
We are planing to do Japanese New years event this Saturday from 2 to 4 at KREMER BOARD ROOM in the Ford Hall.
We will play Japanese traditional card game called Karuta, battledore, make funny face no seeing called Hukuwarai and do calligraphy.
If you are interested in these activities, Let’s enjoy together! You will have good time there. Hope to see you there:)
How was your winter break?
I would like to tell you about Japanese tutoring hours and some activities.
1. Tutoring Hours
If you need to help or want to talk in Japanese, you can come to Japanese tutoring hours on every Monday and Thursday from 4 to 6 at World Language Studio in the Ford hall. You can sign up it on my Japanese space of wise.
I also have Language dinner Table on every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 at Gustav Hines Room in Goudy.If you want to make Japanese friends or want to talk in Japanese, It is best time for you.
3.Shodo (calligraphy) activity
It start on tomorrow from 5 to 6 at World Language Studio in Ford hall. We do every Tuesday for this time. If you are interested in this activity, please send a message for me.
Hope to see you all there:)
Rie wrote a great post about traditional Japanese wedding ceremonies for our latest issue of Willamette World News.
You should check it out.
You can read the other entries here.
Matt, Jaime, Mary, Lars