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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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://188.8.131.52/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageI:Year19678.pdf
Year 2: http://184.108.40.206/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageI:Year22323.pdf
Year 3: http://220.127.116.11/hcpsv3/pdf/WorldLanguagesStageII:Year38178.pdf
Year 4: http://18.104.22.168/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/)
Saint Louis School in Kaimuki is looking for a full-time position Japanese teacher for the next school year. Click here to find out the detail.
An educational technology conference for educators
June 2 - 4, 2014 at Blaisedell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Click here to register!
Available courses (click on each title for more information):
Japanese First Year (Part I) online
Japanese First Year (Part I) teacher-led
Japanese First Year (Part II) online
Japanese First Year (Part II) teacher-led
Japanese Second Year (Part I) online
Japanese Second Year (Part I) teacher-led
Japanese Second Year (Part II) online
Japanese Second Year (Part II) teacher-led
Calling all high school students! There are several great opportunities for high school students to study Japanese at college campuses this summer. Visit each website for more information.
Beloit College, Summer Intensive Language Program
Middlebury Language School
Highlighting JAPAN - April issue is out!
No. 75(April 4, 2014)
[Contents of Highlighting JAPAN April 2014]
<< PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY >>
- Japan-Viet Nam Summit Meeting and Other Activities
<< COVER STORY >>
[WASHOKU -Japanese Food Goes Global-]
- Interview: Yoshihiro Murata
Owner, Kikunoi Restaurants
Japanese umami: makes for healthier global cuisine
- Interview: Masayuki Yamashita
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Aiming for a greater share of the global market
- Food Valley Tokachi
Hokkaido brand finds international success
- Edible Diamonds
Japanese fruit is beloved around the world
- Brewing Global Sake
Asahishuzo pushes the upper limits of quality
- Cutting Edge
The Tokyo Sushi Academy trains sushi chefs for the world
- An Unmistakable Aroma
750 years of soy sauce tradition takes to the tables of Europe’s finest restaurants
- Product ARITA
Japanese porcelain prized by chefs overseas
<< STUDENTS’ CORNER >>
- Hanami:Flower Viewing
<< SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY >>
- The SuMIRe Project
Momentous Japan-led dark matter and dark energy research
<< JAPANESE ABROAD >>
- Cool Mobility
Satoshi Sugie designs personal mobility for the next generation
<< 47 PREFECTURES: FROM A TO Y >>
- Miyazaki / Nagano
* Please click below to open the online magazine