Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle, a first of its kind reading group!
Mission: to promote language learning through reading and language exchange. We aim to keep positivity and motivation high while developing reading fluency, vocabulary, content discussion, and reading strategies in a fun, collaborative environment.
Meetings: will consist of icebreaker language games, discussions about book topics, questions about language, formation of reading goals, and reading strategy sharing/reflection
Who can join: Japanese learners of English or English-speaking learners of Japanese. Any proficiency level is okay, although it would help to have at least beginner level knowledge of the second language you are studying.
Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Consul General of the Japanese Consulate in New York, will share his insights in this talk about collaboration between Japan and the United States.
Ambassador Takahashi served as Counselor at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. from 1997 to 1999. In his thirty-five years of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was also Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012. Most recently, he was Director General of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office which oversees Japan's participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Join the JASP for this free evening at the Duquesne Club on February 22, 2018. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
**Please note that the Duquesne Club has a dress code that must be followed for admittance.**
This day-long competition is designed for high school students from Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state area studying Japanese language. Japanese language students of all levels and students who are involved in Japan-related cultural activities, are able to compete against other area students in speech or poster activities. Non-language students are eligible to compete in the poster contest. Each year over 80 students participate.
Students who compete in speech levels are required to write and memorize a speech on the chosen topic for the contest. Winners receive prizes and trophies!
There will be lots of fun Japan-related activities for participating students and parents.
Poster Session: Animals in Japan
Beginner Level: Self-Introduction
Intermediate - Advanced Plus: Animals in Japan
Japanese language teachers or students studying Japanese in high school should contact the JASP office at 412-856-8608 or email Katsuko Shellhammer to learn more about the competition. The contest is held in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh.
Sponsorship opportunities are available - please contact Amy Boots for more information.
Join the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and the Western Pennsylvania Global Business Forum for a breakfast briefing and moderated panel discussion on the growing energy economy in Western Pennsylvania.
Veteran manufacturer Elliott Group will present their activities in the sector, followed by a discussion with retired Yokogawa Electric America CEO Chet Mroz and Charlie Schliebs of Stone Pier Capital Advisors. With the development of petrochemical processing facilities and nearby LNG export terminals, what are the opportunities for local and international investment?
Are there areas in which American and Japanese businesses can work together to take advantage of changes in the global energy sector in 2018?
Dr. Brenda Jordan will detail the process for making ukiyo-e wood block prints and the publishing industry that gave rise to these works of art that were accessible to the public. After the lecture, the Hiroshige exhibit will be open to the attendees. This event will serve as a kickoff event for the Hiroshige exhibit, which will be open from March 24 to July 8, 2018.
Join the JASP for this free evening at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater on March 29, 2018. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
Dr. Jordan is the Director of the University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) and the Japan Studies Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas specializing in 19th Century Japanese art history.
The JASP thanks the Carnegie Museum of Art for their partnership on this lecture.
The schedule for the day is:
Registration - 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Cookout Lunch - 10:30 AM - Noon
Putting Green and Driving Range Available During Lunch
Shot Gun Start - Noon
Dinner and Cocktails - 5:30 PM
Raffle Drawing - After Dessert
TEL: 412-856-8608 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 2735 Mosside Blvd, Suite 402 Monroeville, PA 15146
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