Join us for the Japanese-English Reading Circle! Please note that we will be meeting virtually until further notice.
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. You can also sign up for the Facebook group or Google group for reminders.
POSTPONED: Due to the evolving public health situation, this event will be rescheduled for a future date, potentially in the fall semester. Stay tuned!
Japanese video games have had a significant impact on the medium worldwide. Dr. Rachael Hutchinson considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers, and how Japanese designers have used the medium to express ideas about home and nation, nuclear energy, war and historical memory, social breakdown and bioethics. She explores how ideology and critique are conveyed through game narrative and character design as well as user interface, cabinet art, and peripherals. Ultimately, she argues that Japanese artists have expressed similar ideas in the video game medium as in older narrative forms such as literature and film.
Join the JASP for this free evening at Cathedral of Learning Room 232 on April 9, 2020. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
Rachael Hutchinson is Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Delaware. She received her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2000, and her research addresses representations of Japanese identity in a range of narrative texts – literature, film, manga and videogames. Her major publications are Nagai Kafū’s Occidentalism: Defining the Japanese Self (author, SUNY Press 2011), Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature: A Critical Approach (co-editor, Routledge 2007) and Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japan (editor, Routledge 2013). She has published essays in Japan Forum, Monumenta Nipponica and Games and Culture. Currently she is working on a book manuscript about videogames and Japanese culture.
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Network with JASP members and supporters at this day-long event. This is a great opportunity to spend the day with a client, treat employees, or network with industry colleagues while supporting a noble cause.
Start the day with an update on "Hitachi's Growing Investment in Pittsburgh" with a leader from Hitachi Rail STS, sponsored by the KKC Business Speaker Series.
Then, have lunch and practice your swing with attendees involved in US-Japan business.
The golf tournament will begin at noon. Golfers compete for winning team trophies, individual skill prizes, and hole-in-one prizes. A post-golf cocktail hour will provide opportunities to meet the other guests and win raffle prizes, including Grand Prize ticket vouchers from Delta Airlines!
The schedule for the day is:
Registration Opens - 9:00 AM
Conference Speaker - 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Lunch - 11:00 AM - Noon
Putting Green and Driving Range Available During Lunch
Shot Gun Start - Noon
Cocktails and Prizes- 5:00 PM
The JASP thanks the National Association of Japan-America Societies, the Keizai Koho Center, Keidanren, and Hitachi America, Ltd for their generous support.
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