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Students whose major and minor  is Japanese studies in Willamette University, Pacific University, Linfield College and Lewis and Clark College, Prof. Fujiwara and I joined in the Japanese Language and Japanese studies summit at Lewis and Clark College on last Sunday.

Students do presentation about what they research in on their thesis. these written below are their research. Have a look at it!

1. Transnationalism and the decentralization of Okinawa identity the worldwide Uchinanchu Festival by Mizukami, Micha

2. A translation and commentary on Lee Seijaku’s from the heart of a 3rd generation Zainichi Korean by Sain, Samuel

3. A city and its people during WWⅡ: A study of Hiroshima’s Mobilization for war by Dietzen, Rachel

4. A Historiographical view of state Shintoism by Poujade-Scott, Elizabeth

5. The prince on Horseback: Okakura Kakuzo and the Tokyo school of Fine arts by Smith, Alexander

6. Japan’s controversial postwar constitution: Translation and commentary on Ushio Shiota’s Political Battles of the constitution by Thomson, Will

7. Examining representations of Sakamoto Ryoma by Garcia Maritza

8. Play Ball! A review of Japanese Baseball and Society by Mow, Chelsie Ann

9. HIV/AIDS in Japan: Translation and Commentary on Minato Kanae’s Confessions by Brigham, Ellen

10. Konkatsu and Marriage Decline in Japan by Wu, Jenna

11. Translation and Commentary on Otsuka Eiji’s A theory of Narrative consumption by Bergevin, Robert

12. My light novel can’t be this postmodern!: Translation and commentary on Hiroki Azuma’s the birth of Game-esque Realism by French Kathleen

They were doing best at that time to explain their research. After all presentations, we had Sumi-e workshop. Sumi-e is monochromatic ink painting. You can understand obviously what Sumi-e is as you see below pictures.

We had good time there. I hope they could get a rest after that. みなさんお疲れ様でした。 See you next time.

under: News

Sakura Matsuri!

Posted by: rmaeda | April 9, 2013 Comments Off |

Thank you for coming to Sakura Matsuri last Saturday. We deeply appreciate your cooperation for that event.

We had many fun booths like calligraphy, Origami and game also had a lot of amazing performances like Taiko, Sanshin, Karaoke contest and Dance of Soran-Bushi.

If you missed our event, you can enjoy many photos taking there. I hope you will come next year at that event.

under: JSSL

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:)

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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

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