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ACTFL Writing Proficiency Guidelines Familiarization Workshop (WPT)

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Archived Bulletin

Association for Japanese Literary Studies Conference (AJLS) 2012

“Rhetoric and Region: The Local Determinants of Literacy Expression”

Date: Friday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012
Time:  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

For more details, please go to http://japan.osu.edu/ajls/index.html
Schedule: AJLS 2012 Schedule

For academic questions, please contact the 2012 AJLS  Program Chair
AJLS Program Chair
Richard Torrance, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Japanese Studies
Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures
The Ohio State University
(614) 292-3345
torrance.2@osu.edu

Event Coordinator
Janet Stucky Smith
Assistant Director, Institute for Japanese Studies
The Ohio State University
1712 Neil Ave, Oxley 306
Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: (614) 292-3345
stucky.7@osu.edu

The Kizuna Project
Page Hall, Room 10 (OSU)
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 – 7 p.m.

http://japan.osu.edu/events/2012/Kizuna_2012.pdf

The Columbus International Festival

Date: Nov. 3 – 4, 2012
Site: http://columbusinternationalfestival.org/

Summer Internships in Saitama, Japan
Deadline: February 20, 2012
Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate students in Ohio colleges and universities who have an interest in Japanese business and culture and have studied at least three years of Japanese language are invited to apply. Applicants must hold U.S. passports. Details: Available in word or as a pdf at http://japan.osu.edu/events/2012/OSCI_12application.pdf Contact: IJS, Janet Stucky Smith at 614-292-3345 or stucky.7@osu.edu

公開講演会「対話を通して育てる読む力・書く力」FREE seminar on Japanese as a Heritage Language at Eastern Michigan University  Click here for the original flyer.

2012 National Japan Bowl Registration Deadline EXTENDED.  Apply by February 10th
2012 JET Memorial Invitation Program: Application Process Begins!! by JET Program/MEXT Coordinator, Rhea Young”JET-MIP was created in 2011 to honor two beloved American English teachers who lost their lives during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. In 2012, we will continue this program, which provides 32 high school students the opportunity to visit Japan and learn about Japanese language and culture. Our hope is that this opportunity will motivate American youth to eventually participate in programs such as the JET program to enhance relationships between Japan and the United States and build bridges of friendship for our future generations. There are some new requirements for the registration process this year including the National Japanese Exam that has a registration deadline of January 31st, 2012.For more information, please visit: http://www.jflalc.org/.
*Please note that starting January 27th, my email address will permanently change to: rhea.young@dt.mofa.go.jpRhea Young, JET Program/MEXT CoordinatorConsulate General of Japan in Detroit400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1600,Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 567-0120 Ext. 228″

2012 National Japan Bowl Early Bird Registration is due FRIDAY, DEC. 2!  Teacher’s registration fee will be waived!!From Japan America Society of Washington D.C.Greetings teachers!We hope you, and your students, had a delicious and relaxing holiday weekend.

  • We would like to remind you that the deadline for early bird registration for the 2012 National Japan Bowl is this Friday! If a team applies before the early bird registration deadline, December 2nd, the $55 registration fee for the teacher will be waived.  We’re excited by all the schools we’ve already heard from– this is sure to be a great year. The Japan Bowl will be held April 12th and 13th, 2012 in the National 4-H Center near Washington DC, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Check out our official websitefor registration forms and general information about the competition. Remember to send your payment using only one check if possible.If you have any questions about the competition or the registration process please do not hesitate to email us (japanbowl@us-japan.org) or call us during the work week at 202-833-2210.Also, for those of you already picking teams, don’t forget to remind your students about our annual t-shirt design contest and new talent contest! Information and applications for both contests can be found on the official website under application forms.We look forward to seeing you and your students next spring!Sincerely,
    The Japan-America Society of Washington D.C.Japan-America Society of Washington, DC
    1819 L Street, NW
    1B Level
    Washington, DC 20036
    Tel: 202-833-2210
    Fax: 202-833-2456
    JASW Website:
    www.us-japan.org/dc Japanese Tea Ceremony For JASCO MEMBERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS from Japan America Society of Central Ohio

    We invite you to attend a cultural experience with your colleagues and family

    JASCO Families and Guests Invited Adults $15, Children $7 at the door (Not recommended for children under 12) Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Registration 2:00 – 2:30) Belle’s Bakery & Café, 1168 Kenny Centre Mall Kenny Rd and Old Henderson Rd, Columbus, Ohio 43220  To reserve your seats please RSVP to jasco@osu.edu Payment information will be provided when you RSVP ·      Experience the traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, performed by native expert and teacher, Ms. Yumiko Passalaqua, and her assistant, Ms. Masako Nagata·      Enjoy authentic Japanese Green Tea and a sweet treat·      Hear soothing traditional music by classical performers, Ms. Yukiyo Fujiwara and Ms. Yoko Maeda, of the Sakura Koto Group, Dublin, Ohio ·      Watch a short DVD on the significance of the Tea CeremonyMs. Munemi Eigel will introduce the Tea Ceremony teacher and the Koto performersMr. Ryan Hoover will give an American Perspective on his Tea Ceremony experiences

    Nengajo Contest by NCJLT and AATJ (From Kurt Thompson, NCJLT President)

Having your students make NENGAJOU is one of the fun cultural activities of the school year and it is almost time to introduce this cultural Practice and Product to our students. For several years NCJLT (and from 2012 onwards AATJ) has sponsored a national contest for excellent designs.Please note that if you are interested in participating, you must have paid your membership dues to NCJLT for 2011. Dues for 2012 will soon be payable by online registration to AATJ which will be continuing the activities of NCJLT and be the national organization or the promotion of Japanese language teaching.

Neggajyo Application and Rules 2012: PDF Version or Word Version

2012 Invitation Program for Japanese American Students

Please find attached a description and application form for the 2012 Invitation Program for Japanese American Students by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program provides five high school students of Japanese American heritage with a ten-day trip to Japan, including an orientation in San Francisco, to gain further understanding of Japanese culture and people. See the description page for more information and criteria. The completed application is due to the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit by November 30th and pre-departure orientation begins in San Francisco on March 9th.

Consulate General of Japan in Detroit
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1600,
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 567-0120 Ext. 228

Application form

Program Description

Teach English in Japan through the Suzuka English Fellow (SEF) Program

Deadline: December 20, 2011.
Program: The SEF participants serve as Assistant English Teachers in a local government organization (the Suzuka Board of Education) as well as local kindergartens, elementary and junior high schools.
Requirements: Applicant needs to have or expect to have a BA/BS by July 2012, hold US citizenship and be a native speaker of English.
Details:. http://japan.osu.edu/events/2011/SEFApplication12_13.doc or http://japan.osu.edu
Contact: JJ Nakayama, OSU, DEALL at 614-292-5816 or e-mail: nakayama.1@osu.edu

Japan-America Society of Central Ohio’s 13th annual Japanese Speech Contest

Deadline: January 31, 2012.
Categories: High School and College
Finalists will compete on Saturday, March 3, 2012 on The Ohio State University campus
Details at: http://japan.osu.edu/events/2011/SpeechContest_Application2012.pdf
Contact: JASCO, Steven Fischer at 614-292-4002 or jasco@osu.edu

Summary of Study Abroad Deadlines:

List of Study Abroad opportunities available to students at any other university in Ohio (programs open to OSU students only are noted).
Deadlines: Fall, winter and spring
Categories: Undergraduate and Graduate
Details: http://japan.osu.edu/events/2011/StudyAbroadSummary2011_2012.pdf

Rakugo Performance!

Showto, a Japanese Rakugo Performer, visited Ohio again this year from Oct 3rd to Oct 17th.. He showed his performances and conducted workshops at the University of Findlay, Jacobs Primary School, Benjamin Logan Middle School/High School, Glenwood Middle School, Cory Rawson Elementary School, Bowsher High School, Findlay High School, and Van Buren Elementary Shcool. The Japan Foundation, The Hancock County Community Foundation and The University of Findlay have contributed funds to host Showto from Japan.

Please see local news article about his performance at Benjamin Logan Middle School/High School here.

JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. High School Students

Japan Foundation is pleased to inform you that our Headquarter has developed a special new program titled “JET Memorial Invitation Program for U.S. High School Students.” Since most of the expenses will be covered by the Japan Foundation, it will be a great opportunity for Japanese learners (11th or 12th graders as of 5/31/2011) to deepen their knowledge of Japanese language and culture IN JAPAN! The application deadline is coming up very soon (5/13/2011), so I would very much appreciate it if you could forward the following program announcement (along with the attached documents) to your Kyoshi-kai members as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation!

NOTE: Please note that, as you can see at the “Eligibility” in the attached “Program Announcement,” one of the requirements for the eligibility is “Application must be a member of Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) or have equivalent academic score (Japanese GPA: 3.5 or higher; all-subject GPA: 3.0 or higher).”

Sincerely,
Mamiko Nakai
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Attached files are: Program Announcement, Application Sheet 1-2, Application Sheet 3, Japan Visit Safety Info

Charity Performance Show on Saturday, May 7th 7 p.m. at the historic Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine, OH

International Friendship Center in Bellefontaine, Logan County Chamber of Commerce, Hi lliker YMCA and Logan County Landmark Preservation, Inc are hosting Jim Greer and the Mac-O-Chee valley Folks and other groups performance show. All proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross and UNICEF for School in Box kits for the Japanese children. This event is sponsored by Reliant Mechanical. The Ticket is $5 each for an adult and $3 for child under age of 12. To see the flyer, please click Here.

Benefit Concert for Japan relief on Fryday, May 13th 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Fremont, OH

Hope for Japan will have a band, 50/50 raffle, silent auction etc to collect donations for Japan relief.
It’s $10 to get in. All donations will be sent to community chest of Japan.

Please see more informaiton at their website:

http://www.lucentflame.com/hopeforjapan/index.php

$2,867 Collected for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief for Japan!

The students at Ben Logan High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Tokyo Grill, the locan Japanese restaurant in Bellefontaine, collected money for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief from April 4th to April 18th. All the donations were sent to Japa through American Red Cross. The members of Japanese National Honor Society created several posters, and decided to start collecting money before Spring Break. For High School, any student or staff member who is donating more than a dollar will pick a origami-made small heart and write his/her name. The small hearts with names are posted on the large poster to show their appriciation to his/her participation to this event. The JNHS members and the students in Mr. Yamamoto’s Japanese I and III classes made thousands of small Origami hearts for this Relief. The students collected $2867.21 in total, and they handed the check to the members of Logan County Chapter of the American Red Cross at Benjamin Logan Middle School on the 20th of April.

Teach English in Japan through the Suzuka English Fellow (SEF) Program

Deadline: December 20, 2010.

Program: SEF participants serve as Assistant English Teachers in a local government organization (the Suzuka Board of Education) as well as local kindergartens, elementary and junior high schools. Japanese language skills not required.

Requirements: Applicant needs to have or expect to have a BA/BS by July 2011, hold US citizenship and be a native speaker of English.

Details: http://japan.osu.edu

Contact: JJ Nakayama, OSU, DEALL at 614-292-5816 or e-mail: nakayama.1@osu.edu

Japanese Language Speech Contest for High School and College students in Ohio

Deadline: January 28, 2010.

Categories: High School and College

Finalists: Compete on Saturday, March 5, 2011 on The Ohio State University campus

Details: http://japan.osu.edu/events/2010/2011_SpeechContest_Application.pdf

Contact: Steven Fischer, JASCO at 614-292-4002 or jasco@osu.edu

 

Summer Internships in Saitama, Japan

Deadline: February 11, 2010

Program: Summer internship program with Japanese firms in Saitama, Japan.

Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate students in Ohio colleges and universities who have an interest in Japanese business and culture and have studied at least three years of Japanese language are invited to apply. Applicants must hold U.S. passports.

Details: Available in Word or as a PDF (Just Click)

Contact: Janet Stucky Smith, IJS at 614-292-3345 or stucky.7@osu.edu

Inviting Tea Ceremony People from Columbus!

Benjamin Logan High School/Middle School invited Ms. Osada and two other Japanese ladies from Columbus to demonstrate authentic Tea Ceremony Show on Dec 2nd, 2010. The students in Japanese classes, Social Study, and some Middle School students enjoy watching and tasting green tea and sweets. Ms. Osada kindly agreed to share her e-mail address at OATJ Website so that members can contact them to request demonstration of Tea Ceremony Performance at your school! (They prefer avoiding extremely hot or cold seasons as they wear Kimono.)

Ms. Yumi Osada: mamefish@gmail.com

 


Rakugo and Katsuben, Traditional Japanese Performance Show!

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, The University of Findlay, The Ohio State University, and Western Michigan University hosted Rakugo and Katsuben performers from Japan. Showto-san (Rakugo) and Asou Yata-san & Koyata-san performed at Japanese Saturday School of Toledo, the University of Findlay, Western Michigan University, Ben Logan High School, Bowsher High School, and Ohio State University from Sep 25th to Oct 1st. Thank you so much for Kawamura-sensei and Yonekura-san!

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