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Japanese and English Dinner Table!

Posted by: nmatsuo | October 1, 2014 Comments Off on Japanese and English Dinner Table! |

Hello everyone!

にほんご  じゅぎょう
日本語 の  授業  は どうですか?

Would you like to have more practice with Japanese, especially speaking skills? One more question, who loves eating?

We have a great event at the Goudy! We are going to meet at 5:30pm every Wednesday, for “Japanese and English Dinner Table” !

Please come and meet new friends. Let’s practice our Japanese or English!

Just stop by the table if you have time during dinner.

See you then :))

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International Party

Posted by: nmatsuo | September 23, 2014 Comments Off on International Party |

Hi everyone!
I’m Gachaです, おげんきですか?:)

Today, I’m gonna invite to you guys to our first International party on this Thursday from 7pm to 9pm at Walton 235!

We’ll have some booth from different countries and we gonna introduce each traditional foods,music,games and more.

My booth (of course Japanese booth;p) will have foods, music and also 書道(syodou) space.
書道 is Japanese traditional art. Fude(brush) and Sumi(ink) are mainly used to write characters on paper making use of their characteristics.
So you can try to write any words by 書道!

Internatinal Party

And I’m gonna write your name in Kanji by 筆ペン(Fude pen is a Brush pen) for you if you want*

Please come feel free and let’s having fun with us :)

I can’t wait to see you guys! see you soon*


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Posted by: nmatsuo | August 27, 2014 Comments Off on Konnichiwa! |

Nice to meet you all.
My name is Naoko Matso, I’m the new Japanese language assistant for this year.

I have a nickname.
Have you heard of “Gachapin”? Gachapin is a popular character in Japan.

I look like that.


So you can call me “Naoko” or “Gacha”!

I’m from Tokyo. Some Japanese people call Tokyo ‘The city that never sleeps’. If you don’t want to sleep, you will like Tokyo :))hehe

I taught Japanese language for kids in Toronto, Canada for about 10 months. So I lived in Toronto before I came here.
I love dancing. I do kind of old style Hiphop.
Also I organized some street dance showcases with people from different countries in Canada.
Just check this video if you have time.
(I wearing blue shirts)


If you have some question about Japanese language or culture or anything please just let me know.

Thank you for reading.
I’m looking forward to see you guys!

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu*

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Sakura Matsuri

Posted by: rmaeda | April 7, 2014 Comments Off on Sakura Matsuri |

Hi all,

Thank you for coming to Sakura Matsuri last Saturday:)

Hope you all came to there enjoyed the Japanese culture as much as I did!

If you miss it, check these pictures out which we took in the event.

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JSSL presents: 6th Annual Sakura Matsuri:桜祭

Posted by: rmaeda | April 1, 2014 Comments Off on JSSL presents: 6th Annual Sakura Matsuri:桜祭 |

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 on Thank you for coming to Tohoku relief Bake Sale! |

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 on Tohoku earthquake relife Bake sale |

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

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!


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New Year’s Mochi Party:)

Posted by: rmaeda | February 7, 2014 Comments Off on New Year’s Mochi Party:) |

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

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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