Rie Yoneda sensei from Fukuoka, Japan, would like to observe your Japanese classroom sometime during her stay Honolulu in late July through mid-August this summer. Please contact her directly at email@example.com if you can accommodate her request.
私たちは同志社香里高等学校 http://www.kori.doshisha.ac.jp/english 、という学校です。
How do you do?
My name is Masaharu Shinoda from Doshisha Kori Senior High School in Neyagawa City,
Osaka, Japan. I’m in charge of our school trip in Hawaii; in every January, we go to Hawaii as a school trip, and visit two Hawaiian schools, Hawaii Baptist Academy and Punahou School. Last January, we visited these two schools and our students had wonderful time with Hawaiian students. We, not only the students but also the teachers, were really impressed with their heartwarming welcome.
We are now looking for one more school which will allow us to visit so that all of our
students can have a chance to visit schools in America and deepen cultural perspectives
during our school trip. The number of the students who will visit your school will be about
70 or so. The school visit will be on Thursday, January 28th, in the morning, because we have already made an arrangement with two other schools.
If you have some questions, please e-mail me.
My e-mail address is
`Iolani School is searching for a Japanese language teacher for grades 7-12, with experience teaching Japanese 1 to Japanese 5. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language Education (Japanese) or a Major in Japanese Language. Candidates should be native or near native speakers experienced (three years minimum) in working with students at the middle or high school level. Candidates should have excellent English speaking, writing, and organizational skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with other teachers as a team. In addition, the candidate should be comfortable using technology in language teaching, grading and communication. All candidates must have documentation necessary to work in the United States.
If interested, go to the Iolani website and fill out the application form under employment opportunities at http://www.iolani.org/about/employment
Planning to start AP Japanese next year? Here is your perfect PD opportunity during the summer! Hawaii Pacific University will host this summer's AP Summer Institute. Yo Azama Sensei, the recipient of 2012 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Award, is scheduled to instruct AP Japanese course. Dates: July 20 - 23, 2015
For more information, visit: http://www.hpu.edu/Studentlife/Conference_Services/APSummerInstitute/index.html
Online registration will begin on March 1, 2015 at http://www.hpu.edu/Studentlife/Conference_Services/APSummerInstitute/Registration.html
(On-campus housing available for out-of-town attendees.)
Early bird rates available before June 1, 2015
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College Presents
The Samurai Warrior on the Noh Stage
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Orvis Auditorium
Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 7:30pm
Two of the most respected young Noh actors, Munenori and Fumiyuki Takeda, present excerpts of the warrior play Kiyotsune. Written by Zeami (1363-1443), who is considered the foremost writer of Noh, Kiyotsune tells a tale of Taira no Kiyotsune. Distraught to be on the losing side of the Gempei War, Kiyotsune commits suicide. He returns, in ghost form, to his wife who is distraught that he failed keep his promise to return to her. The two share their longing and vent their resentments. Kiyotsune recounts his final days and existence in hell until his prayers release him and he enters the Western Paradise of Amida Buddha.
About the artists
Munenori Takeda has performed on the Noh stage since the age of two. He is part of a prestigious family of Noh actors belonging to the Kanze school of Noh, which traces its roots to the 1300s. Munenori's father, grandfather, and several of his uncles are all certified as "Living National Treasures" in Japan. He is active in promoting Noh for the young and for wider audiences, giving workshops, seminars, and performances involving audience participation. His magnetic stage presence has won him fans well beyond the confines of the Noh world, and he is widely recognized as one of the most talented young Noh performers.
Cousin to Munenori, Fumiyuki Takeda first took the stage at age three. His father is also a “Living National Treasure” and a major figure in the Kanze School of Noh Theater. In 2008, Fumiyuki and fellow Noh performers born in 1977 formed the “Nanaju Nana Nen Kai” (literally, the ‘1977 Club’). The group has given many performances and workshops, gaining wide popularity.
Tickets are available: on line at www.outreach.hawai.edu/community, by phone at 944-2697, or at the Stan Sheriff Center and UH Mānoa Campus Center box offices. Service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnightthe day prior to the first performance. At the door sales begin 1 hour before performance begins. For more information, call 956-8246.
Presented by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College in association with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Theatre & Dance and Music Departments, Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaii. Supported in part by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
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.
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