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Sakura Matsuri is coming soon on this Saturday at Cat Carvern!

Posted by: rmaeda | April 1, 2013 Comments Off |

Hope to see you all there! Let’s enjoy Sakura Matsuri together!

under: JSSL, Special Event

Thank you for coming to Bake Sale

Posted by: rmaeda | March 12, 2013 Comments Off |

Hi  all who helped Japan in Bake Sale!
Thank you for your support and hard work.

We were able to raise a grand total of $864.46!!
This money will be sent through Mercy Corps to help ground crews in Japan rebuild all that has been lost.

under: JSSL, News

Tohoku earthquake relife Bake Sale in March 11th @ UC

Posted by: rmaeda | March 10, 2013 Comments Off |

Don’t miss this time. Don’t forget we still need to help. I will bake cheese cakes for this event. JSSL members also will bring special sweets at this time. Hope to see you UC anytime:)

under: Culture, JSSL, Special Event

Willamette World News – Japanese Music

Posted by: lhenriks | February 28, 2013 Comments Off |

Maeda-san just published a really interesting blog post about Japanese music over on the Willamette World News blog.

You can read her entry here.

Also, check out the other entries on music here.


under: Culture

Japanese Movie Night are coming 2nd and 9th March!

Posted by: rmaeda | February 27, 2013 Comments Off |

Hi all!
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.

under: Culture, JSSL, Japanese Language, Special Event

Gyoza night! 餃子ナイト!

Posted by: rmaeda | February 24, 2013 Comments Off |

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.

under: JSSL

Japanese and English Language Table.

Posted by: rmaeda | February 20, 2013 Comments Off |

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!

under: JSSL, Japanese Language

Japanese New years event! お正月!

Posted by: rmaeda | February 6, 2013 Comments Off |

We had Japanese New years event on last Saturday.

We enjoyed some traditional Japanese activities. See the pictures below.

Thank you for coming to this event. Hope to see you next time again.

under: Culture, JSSL, Special Event

Nihonjin For A Day

Posted by: blum | February 3, 2013 Comments Off |

My JSP friends and I from the taiko club dressed in traditional kimono about to ride in a jinrickshaw!

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!

under: Culture, Japanese Language

New Years Event is coming soon! お正月

Posted by: rmaeda | January 28, 2013 Comments Off |

Hey everyone,

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:)

under: Culture, JSSL

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