Here is the list of this year's HATJ Nengajo Contest.
For detailed information with each winner's name, please click here for online version of The Hawaii Herald.
Here is the list of this year's HATJ Nengajo Contest.
Mr. Jun Arisue
氏名：蟻末 淳 (ありすえ じゅん・男)
Presenter: ARISUE Jun (Mr.)
Degree: 2002, DEA, Université Bordeaux III
(Discours et Représentations, mention Linguitique)
Institutional affiliation: The Japan Foundation, México (Japanese language adviser)
Office phone and address: Avenida Elercito Nacional #418 Int. 207
Colonia Chapultepec Morales
C.P 11570 México, D.F
TEL: (+52) 55 5254-8506
FAX: (+52) 55 5254-8521
Mr. Arisue has been working for the Japan Foundation, Mexico as a Japanese language education advisor since May, 2014. Between 2010 and 2013, he worked as a guest lecturer (dispatched by the Japan Foundation as a Japanese language specialist) at Kenyatta University in Kenya. In addition, from 1999 to 2010, he was employed as a Japanese language instructor at the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Bordeaux III. He is engaged in computer-inclusive course design, course building and e-learning, Japanese language education and materials development for countries far from Japan, among others.
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HATJ Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Japanese section at University of Hawaii-Manoa has informed us about their decision to allow students who receive a "3" on the Japanese AP test be awarded 4 credits for JPN 102. Please refer to the table below for more details.
HATJ's is committed to continue working towards the improvement and advocacy of Japanese language & culture education. Please support HATJ by joining us in 2015! Click here to join.
The deadline for our annual Nengajo contest is approaching. For more information, please click here.
秋祭りis coming to Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.
Japanese Cultural Center's Fall Festival: Nov. 9
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i (JCCH) is seeking participants for Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival), which will be held on Sunday, November 9.This year we will be focusing on Aki Matsuri: Celebrating Children and Culture. This event combines Shichi Go San and Bunka no Hi into one event. Local high school Japanese language students and clubs can have their own booths at the event. Each school is asked to feature a cultural art or craft and provide information it. Also, they encourage booths to feature hands-on activity. For more information, please contact Derrick Iwata at 808-945-7633 ext. 25 or by email@example.com
Here is the list of three different standards for Japanese language education:
ACTFL proficiency standard http://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/public/ACTFLProficiencyGuidelines2012_FINAL.pdf
Common Core Standard for World Languages
Year 1: http://184.108.40.206/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageI:Year19678.pdf
Year 2: http://220.127.116.11/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageI:Year22323.pdf
Year 3: http://18.104.22.168/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageII:Year38178.pdf
Year 4: http://22.214.171.124/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageII:Year474.pdf
Japan Foundation Can-do (list for downloading) http://jfstandard.jp/cando/information/ja/render.do#203
Deadline: November 30, 2014
Applications are open for Japanese Government Scholarships available for international students to pursue undergraduate studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences at Japanese universities. Scholarship awards will be tenable for five years from April 2015 to March 2020, including one-year preparatory education in the Japanese language and other subjects due to be provided upon arrival in Japan. For scholarship grantees majoring in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or a six-year course in pharmacy, the term of scholarship will be seven years until March 2022.
The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree at Japanese universities.
Scholarship Provider: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship
Description: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2015.
Selection Criteria: In cooperation with the governments of the applicants’ countries the Japanese diplomatic mission will conduct primary screening of applicants by means of submitted application documents, interviews and academic examinations.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit the following documents to the Japanese diplomatic mission by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.
Starting this summer, University of Hawaii at Mānoa (Manoa campus only) will award AP Japanese credits as follows:
Score 4: 8 credits (for JPN201, 202, with placement in JPN 301)
Score 5: 12 credits (for JPN 201, 202, and 301, with placement in JPN 302)
Students who have been awarded AP credits may also earn further back credits for 100-level courses by completing an appropriate higher-level language course at UH-Mānoa with a grade of C or better. For example, a student who scored a “5” on the AP exam will receive 12 credits for JPN 201, 202, and 301. If this student also completes JPN 302, s/he will get an additional 8 back-credits for JPN 101 and 102. (For more information, please see http://www.lll.hawaii.edu/index.php/for-faculty/ap-credits/)