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JF@London Anime & Gaming Con
Artist talk by Chu Enoki: "Scrap Heap Hero"
Artist's Talk: Fujiko Nakaya
Make Your Own Japanese Teaching Resources with PowerPoint
The Japan Webpage Contest for Schools 2014-15 - Public Vote Open! new
The Tenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students FINALS DAY new
Japan Conference for Schools 2015
Japanese Studies Post-Graduate Workshop, 2015 new
Depāto: The Role of the Department Store in 20th Century Japan new
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters
Metamorphosis of Japan After the War
J-Basic Online for Teachers 2015
The Japan Foundation & SOAS Language and Culture Course (Beginner Level) - Term 2
Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya
Dartford Grammar School - GCSE and IB event new
Glasgow Film Festival
The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection

JF@London Anime & Gaming Con   org

The Japan Foundation will be at London Anime & Gaming Con on 7th and 8th February 2015.

Visit our stand for information about studying Japanese, freebies and the chance to enter our quiz and win some great prizes!

What's more, we will be giving a short Japanese taster session and a presentation on the resources and support available for Japanese language learners. This will take place on the Saturday from 5pm on the Downstairs Stage.

Booking details and more information about the convention, which is organised by Anime League, can be found on the official website, www.londonanimecon.com


Date: 7 February 2015 - 8 February 2015 from 10.30am
Venue:

London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB

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Artist talk by Chu Enoki: "Scrap Heap Hero"   org

Chu Enoki is a seminal figure in Japanese contemporary art renowned for his varied artistic practice, ranging from avant-garde public performances through to controversial and compelling sculptural works. Enoki’s first notable works were events he staged, including his 1977 pioneering performance and long-term project Going to Hungary with HANGARI, a piece reacting to the societal upheavals in Japan at the time in which Enoki, playing on the Japanese term hangari meaning ‘half-shaved’, removed all the hair from one side of his body. Much of Enoki’s more recent sculpture and installation works have been created from found objects such as deactivated weapons, ammunition and scrap metal. Using these materials he has produced sculptures of Kalashnikov and Colt guns, stunning futuristic cityscapes, and a series of functional cannons which he fires at performances to commemorate openings of exhibitions.

Despite having no formal art education, Enoki has continued to receive increasing attention from his work, albeit both from media and authorities, and his practice has inspired other prominent artists, such as Takashi Murakami who cites Enoki as a great influence. Although Enoki’s reputation was already established, there has been a recent resurgence of exhibitions evaluating Enoki’s contribution, consolidating his presence as a significant figure in contemporary Japanese art, including Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum (2007) and Enoki Chu: Unleashing the Museum, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art (2011).

On the special occasion of his first solo show in Europe, Chu Enoki: Enoki Chu held at the White Rainbow Gallery, London, Enoki has been invited to explain his artistic career and expression identified in his work often described as iconic and employing dark motifs.  Drawing on his experience as an artist coming out of postwar Japan and living through drastic social changes over time, Enoki will also reflect on how such surroundings may have made an impact upon his practice and helped mould the artist he is today.

Enoki will be joined in conversation by Simon Grant, editor of TATE ETC. art magazine published by Tate and co-founder of the art quarterly Picpus.


Date: 9 February 2015 from 6.30pm
Venue:

Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU


Booking:

This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk 

Image: SALUTE C2H2, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 2012-2013, © Chu Enoki, photo by Seiji Toyonaga (SANDWICH GRAPHIC) (part)

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Artist's Talk: Fujiko Nakaya   org

Artist Fujiko Nakaya is a pioneer of installation and video art in Japan. As a member of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) that promoted a new interdisciplinary approach towards art, technology and the environment,  she opened Japan’s first video art gallery in Tokyo in 1980 and has since collaborated with renowned choreographers and artists including Trisha Brown, Robert Rauschenberg and Bill Viola. In 1970 she created the world’s first fog sculpture at the Pepsi Pavilion, Expo ‘70 in Osaka and subsequently developed her unique immersive installations around the world.

This talk is a unique opportunity to learn about Ms Nakaya’s practice and influential explorations of nature and technology throughout her forty year career, coinciding with Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge installation presented by In Between Time running from 13 to 22 February 2015 in Bristol.


Date: 17 February 2015 from 6.30pm
Venue:

Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, London


For more information, please click here.

Organised in association with Tate.

Image: Fog Bridge #72496 Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2013 Photo: Gayle Laird Ⓒ Exploratorium

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Make Your Own Japanese Teaching Resources with PowerPoint   org

Learn how to bring your Japanese classes to life with Microsoft PowerPoint!

In this hands-on workshop, Hisaka Bunting (teacher of GCSE and A-level Japanese at Newstead Wood School and Teacher of Japanese at several other schools) will demonstrate how you can use Microsoft PowerPoint to enhance your beginner-level Japanese classes. Giving real life examples from her own classes, Bunting-sensei will provide step-by-step instruction on making effective and entertaining presentations, games and activities with PowerPoint. Participants will not only be able to make their own PowerPoint resources in the session, but will also have the opportunity to share their resources with each other.

PowerPoint for Absolute Beginners Session: 19th February 2015 (Thur) 12:45 – 16:30
PowerPoint for Post Beginners Session: 20th February 2015 (Fri) 12:45 – 16:30 (Please note: Friday session is now fully booked. All further bookings for Friday will be placed on a waiting list).

Attendance fee: Free. Advanced booking is essentialIt is open to all teachers of Japanese.
使用言語:日本語   This seminar will be held in Japanese.

Participants MUST bring their own laptop, iPad or other device with Microsoft PowerPoint installed. The Japan Foundation is unable to provide laptops or other devices.

Timetable:

  • 12:45 - 13:00            Welcome
  • 13:00 - 13:15            Start (Greetings)
  • 13:15 - 14:15            Introduction
  • 14:15 - 14:30            Break
  • 14:30 - 16:00            Workshop
  • 16:00 - 16:30            Q&A

Capacity: 16 participants per day – first come, first served. Participants may register for both days if they wish.  Application deadline: 17th February

Please click here to register your place

(Please note: Friday session is now fully booked. All further bookings for Friday will be placed on a waiting list).


Date: 19 February 2015 - 20 February 2015 from 12.45pm
Venue:

Japan Foundation London. Lion Court, 25 Procter Street, London. WC1V 6NY 

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The Japan Webpage Contest for Schools 2014-15 - Public Vote Open!   org

The Public Vote for the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools is now open!

This year, you can now vote for two webpages – one in the Primary & Middle Schools category, and one in the Secondary Schools category.
Once you have chosen your favourite website from each category, add your e-mail address to the box below the category heading, then click on the voting button next to the website you would like to vote for. We only allow one vote per person in each category, so remember to choose carefully!
Don’t forget to vote for a website in both categories!
AND remember to share the link with your whole school, friends and family and everyone you know to get the votes up!
Voting will close at midnight on February 25t

This year, you can now vote for two webpages – one in the Primary & Middle Schools category, and one in the Secondary Schools category.We only allow one vote per person in each category, so remember to choose carefully! Don’t forget to vote for a website in both categories! AND remember to share the link with your whole school, friends and family and everyone you know to get the votes up!

Voting will close at midnight on February 25th.

Click here to see the webpages and vote for your favourite!

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About the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools

This contest is open to any UK school that is teaching Japanese or doing any kind of project related to Japan. Your school does not need to be teaching Japanese to enter the contest.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is make a simple webpage about the work that your school is doing with Japanese or Japan. This could be a blog, a wiki, or a page that's part of your school's website.

The tentative schedule for the webpage contest is as follows:

  • Deadline to enter the contest January 12th 2015
  • Short-listed schools announced Mid January 2015 
  • Online public voting February 2015
  • Announcement of contest winners Monday 2nd March 2015
  • Presentation Evening and Award Ceremony March 2015

Applications for this contest are now closed. For details on the Public Vote and Award Ceremony, please keep checking the Japan Webpage Contest for Schools website at www.japanwebpagecontest.org.uk


Date: 25 January 2015 - 25 February 2015
Download JWCS14-Flyer2sides(lowres)

This contest is supported by the Association for Language Learning (ALL), the British Council, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and the Japan Society.

 

                

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The Tenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students FINALS DAY   org

Come along and listen to what young people studying Japanese in the UK have to say! The finalists will give their speeches and presentations in Japanese to an audience of fellow students, teachers, parents, key figures from theUK-Japan world and a panel of judges.

Please come to the Finals Day to give the finalists your support! No booking is required - simply turn up on the day (but please note that seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis)

About the contest

This contest gives students the chance to make their voices heard in Japanese, and win some fantastic prizes including a return air ticket to Japan! Finalists will all perform their speeches on Saturday 28th February 2015 at Regent’s University London

:: Contest Aims
The main purpose of the event is to improve the speaking and presentation skills of students studying Japanese as a foreign language. Through this event, we hope to promote Japanese language learning at higher education level in the UK and Ireland. The contest is organised by the British Association for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language (BATJ) and the Japan Foundation, London.

:: Prizes
Just some of the fantastic prizes awarded at this contest include a digital camera, a PC, and a return air ticket to Japan plus a Japan Rail Pass! Download the contest flyer below for full details on the prizes

This contest is generously sponsored by:
Baker & McKenzie LLP ・Bloomberg L.P.・Central Japan Railway Company・Eikoku News Digest ・Gendai Travel・ The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation ・Japan Airlines・Japan Centre・JP-Books (JPT Europe) Ltd・Mitsubishi Electronic B.V.・Regent's University, London・Ricoh UK Ltd・Toshiba of Europe Ltd 


Date: 28 February 2015 from 1.00pm
Venue:

Regent's University London. Inner Circle, Regent's Park,London NW1 4NS

Download 2014_FAQ
Download Rules and guidance - Speech Category
Download Presentation Category - Submitting your presentation
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Japan Conference for Schools 2015   org

This one-day conference is organised by the Japan Society, the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan. The conference is free to attend, and open to schools or local authorities that are new to Japan work, schools implementing Japanese into the curriculum, those involved with partnerships in Japan and schools looking to enhance or develop an existing programme of Japan-related study. The aim is for people to network and share practical ideas about introducing Japan and Japanese in their schools. It also aims to give experienced schools ideas on taking their Japanese activities further.

To provisionally book your place on the course please click here

Fee: Free (Registration required)
Lunch will be provided on the day


Date: 3 March 2015
Venue:

Venue: The Embassy of Japan
101-104 Piccadilly
London W1J 7JT 


To provisionally book your place on the course please click here

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Japanese Studies Post-Graduate Workshop, 2015   org

We are delighted to announce that the annual Japan Foundation / BAJS Post-Graduate Workshop will be held on Wednesday 11th March, 2015.

 

This workshop aims to assist the development of the next generation of Japanese specialists here in the UK, and to further strengthen the Japanese Studies community in this country.  It is a great opportunity to receive some practical advice on your research from senior colleagues, and to get to know fellow post-graduate students and others in the Japanese Studies community.

 

This workshop will include practical sessions by senior researchers.  Topics for this year will be announced shortly, but last year we had sessions on ‘Field Work in Japan’ and ‘Publicising Your research’.

 

Date: 11th March, 2015
Time: 11am-6pm (to be followed by dinner reception)
Venue: University of Leeds

 

Call for Applications!

This workshop will also provide opportunities for a small number of participants to give a 15 minute presentation on their research and receive feedback from each other and senior colleagues. If you would like to present your research, please email Julie Anne Robb at julieanne.robb@jpf.org.uk by 10th February 2015 providing your name, institution, a title and a 500 word summary of your presentation. There will be a limited number of slots so early application is advised.

 

Eligibility: This workshop is open to PhD candidates in Japanese Studies/Japan-related disciplines.  Japanese Studies masters students who are thinking of doing a PhD are also welcome to attend.

 

Booking: E-mail Julie Anne Robb at  julieanne.robb@jpf.org.uk to register your interest in attending or if you have any enquiries. The last event was over-subscribed so please get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to come along.


Date: 11 March 2015 from 11.00am
Venue:

University of Leeds


**Please note, travel expenses of up to £40 will be available to all participants**

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Depāto: The Role of the Department Store in 20th Century Japan   org

For the people of Japan throughout the 20th century, department stores offered a window into modernity and the outside world. Since the opening of the first department store in Japan in 1904, these institutions have been influential in introducing modern, urban and foreign lifestyles to Japan. Not only shops selling fashion, food and homeware; these department stores also hosted exhibitions and workshops to educate customers, and offered a more luxurious and sophisticated shopping and leisure experience.

In this special seminar, Dr Tomoko Tamari, (Goldsmiths, University of London) will discuss the development of department stores in Japan and their effect on popular culture and lifestyle. She is joined by Professor Janet Hunter, (London School of Economics and Political Science), who will place the development of the department store into the broader context of the  changing Japanese economy through the 20th century.

The seminar is inspired by a photograph of a fashion show held in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1956, on display at the Japan Foundation's exhibition "Metamorphosis of Japan after the War" until 26th April (click here for more details about the exhibition).

For the people of Japan throughout the 20th century, department stores have offered a window into modernity and the outside world. Since the opening of the first department store in Japan in 1904, these institutions have been influential in introducing modern, urban and foreign lifestyles to Japan. Not only shops selling fashion, food and homeware; these department stores also hosted exhibitions and workshop to educate customers, and offered a more luxurious and sophisticated shopping and leisure experience.
This seminar examines the social, cultural and economic influence of department stores in Japan in the 20th century. 
Dr Tomoko Tamari, (Goldsmiths, University of London) will discuss the development of department stores in Japan and their effect on popular culture and lifestyle. She is joined by Professor Janet Hunter, (London School of Economics and Political Science), who will place the development of the department store into the broader context of the  changing Japanese economy through the  twentieth century.
The seminar is inspired by a photograph of a fashion show held in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1956, on display at the Japan Foundation's exhibition "Metamorphosis of Japan after the War" until 26th April.
Date: 20th March 2015
Venue: Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
Booking:
This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk 
Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Fashion show at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, 1956
For the people of Japan throughout the 20th century, department stores have offered a window into modernity and the outside world. Since the opening of the first department store in Japan in 1904, these institutions have been influential in introducing modern, urban and foreign lifestyles to Japan. Not only shops selling fashion, food and homeware; these department stores also hosted exhibitions and workshop to educate customers, and offered a more luxurious and sophisticated shopping and leisure experience.
This seminar examines the social, cultural and economic influence of department stores in Japan in the 20th century. 
Dr Tomoko Tamari, (Goldsmiths, University of London) will discuss the development of department stores in Japan and their effect on popular culture and lifestyle. She is joined by Professor Janet Hunter, (London School of Economics and Political Science), who will place the development of the department store into the broader context of the  changing Japanese economy through the  twentieth century.
The seminar is inspired by a photograph of a fashion show held in the Mitsukoshi department store in 1956, on display at the Japan Foundation's exhibition "Metamorphosis of Japan after the War" until 26th April.
Date: 20th March 2015
Venue: Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
Booking:
This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event you would like to attend to event@jpf.org.uk 
Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Fashion show at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, 1956

Date: 20 March 2015 from 6.30pm
Venue:

Room 728, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way


Booking: This event is free to attend but booking is essential. To reserve a place, please e-mail your name and the title of the event to event@jpf.org.uk 

Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Fashion show at the Mitsukoshi department store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, 1956

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme
It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters
  org

This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will provide an exciting programme of films under the narrative framework of ‘encounters’. Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, from popular contemporary films, classics through to animation, the programme will include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, as well as collide with different generations, ideals and ideas – asking the question, does it really only happen in the movies?

For full details of the lineup and participating venues, please visit the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme website.


Date: 30 January 2015 - 26 March 2015
Venue:

Nationwide


Image, clockwise from top: Wood Job! (part), The Handsome Suit (part), Short Peace (A Farewell to Weapons) (part)

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Metamorphosis of Japan After the War   org

In 1945, postwar Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation, and, in the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power.

These two decades constituted a period truly brimming with creative energy – a time in which democracy led to the restoration of vitality through free photographic expression and in which new talent pioneered postwar photography.

This new exhibition looks back on this turbulent period that followed the war, exhibiting over 100 black and white photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography, including Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and Ken Domon. Rather than arranging the works by period and author, this exhibition is divided into three sections - "The Aftermath of the War," "Between Tradition and Modernity," and "Towards a New Japan."

Although the arrangement may seem arbitrary, the sequence in fact provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era.


Date: 22 January 2015 - 26 April 2015
Venue:

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool


For more information, please click here.

Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Completing management training at a stock brokerage firm. Ikebukuro. Tokyo 1961

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J-Basic Online for Teachers 2015   org

This online course is for teachers with a basic level of Japanese who would like to build up their language skills. Through the course, you will develop a basic working knowledge of Japanese grammatical structures and build up your confidence and skills in using Japanese effectively in your classroom.  This course is provided by the Japan Foundation Sydney.

Course fee:  A$130 - A$190 (depending on stage) 

Who can sign up?
Any teacher residing in the UK, Australia or New Zealand who has a basic knowledge of Japanese, and can read hiragana and katakana.

What level of Japanese is it suitable for?
Four stages are available. We recommend you take the “level check test” to make sure you choose the best level for you. Stage 1 (the easiest) is suitable for those who know hiragana and katakana.  Stage 4 (the hardest) is about the same level as N5 (old Level 4) of the JLPT.

How does the course work?
Every week a new unit is uploaded. You will work through the unit at your own pace, and then complete your homework by the end of each week. Your homework will be marked and returned to you with helpful advice and comments from our Japanese Language Advisor. 

Feedback from previous participants:

“I have really enjoyed it, the course content is useful as covers all areas of the Japanese language i.e. speaking, listening, reading, writing – lots of writing practice which is a challenge but good practice!”

“I really, really like the Production task, especially as you get some prompt feedback from the Language Advisor. Brilliant!”

 2015 Dates 

  • Term 1 February 2 March 27
    Term 2 May 4 June 26
    Term 3 August 3 September 25
    Term 4 19 October December 11
    Term 1 February 2 - March 27
  • Term 2 May 4- June 26
  • Term 3 August - 3 September 25
  • Term 4 19 October - December 11
Session 1: 3 February – 28 March 2014
Session 2: 31 March – 23 May 2014
Session 3: 26 May – 18 July 2014
Session 4: 21 July – 12 September 2014
Session 5: 15 September– 7 November 2014

Session 6: 24 November 2014 -23 January 2015

 

 For more information and to enrol, please go to http://www.jpf.org.au/jbasic


Date: 3 February 2014 - 23 January 2015
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The Japan Foundation & SOAS Language and Culture Course (Beginner Level) - Term 2   org

Term 2 is now closed for enrolment. 

The Japan Foundation & SOAS Language and Culture Course (Beginner Level) is a new kind of course for beginners (JF Standard for Japanese Language Education A1 Breakthrough) of Japanese. It is based on the JF Standard for Japanese Language Education, rather than traditional methods of language education that focus on grammar and sentence structure. The aim of the course will be to use Japanese language skills to get to know people, visit restaurants and take part in many other Japan-related events. At the end of every lesson, participants will be able to perform specific, practical tasks in Japanese.

The course will not focus on language alone; learning Japanese culture will also be an important element in the lessons. The course will incorporate videos, games and media that will help you to learn about Japan and to give you the opportunity to use your new Japanese skills outside of the classroom. You will also have access to the supplementary MARUGOTO+ Japanese Learning websiteThis course is perfect for beginners of Japanese who would like to use their new language skills in practical situations and really connect with Japanese society.

  • Term 2 Dates: 15th January 2015 – 19th March 2015 (every Thursday)19:00 - 21:00
  • Course Leader: Mr Shinichiro Okajima, SOAS Language Centre
  • Venue: SOAS, University of London 
  • Course Fee: £330 per term, including course textbook and materials 

I liked the pace of the course and was surprised we learned hiragana and katakana [Japanese writing] so quickly. As it was an introductory course, I felt the balance was right for people who were complete beginners  and self-studying students like myself who had a little bit of language under my belt already. I certainly feel, after learning about ordering food, that I would be able to do this in Japan.” - JP Rutter, former course participant.

For more information to book your place please click here to visit the SOAS website. Term 2 is now closed for enrolment. 

For full information about the course timetable, future term dates etc. please download the flier below.


Date: 15 January 2015 - 19 March 2015 from 7.00pm
Venue:

Download JpLangCult 2014-2015
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Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya   JPsupported

In celebration of Bristol's status as European Green Capital and as part of the IBT15 Bristol International Festival, In Between Time have invited artist Fujiko Nakaya to present her artwork Fog Bridge, an installation which will engulf Bristol’s Pero's Bridge in fog.


Date: 13 February 2015 - 22 February 2015
Venue:

Pero's Bridge, outside Watershed on Bristol Harbourside


For more information, please click here.

Photo by Shiro Yamamoto

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Dartford Grammar School - GCSE and IB event   JPsupported

There will be a Chinese and Japanese GCSE & IB event at Dartford Grammar School on Friday 27th February 2015. It will be an opportunity for teachers to discuss developments relating to both GCSE and IB; conduct moderation and share good practice. UCL IOE Confucius Institute and The Japan Foundation are both supporting this event and Katharine Carruthers and Tomoki Akazawa will chair discussions on the day regarding the current teaching of Chinese and Japanese.

Sessions will be divided into subject specific groups but there will be opportunities throughout the day for teachers from each language to network.

Teachers have the option to attend either the morning GCSE session or the afternoon IB session, or both.

Schedule for the day:
8.45-9.00: Registration and networking
9.00-9.30am: Welcome and Address from Katharine Carruthers (Director, IOE Confucius Institute for Schools) and Tomoki Akazawa (Deputy Director, The Japan Foundation)
9.30-10.15am: Discussions chaired by Katharine Carruthers and Tomoki Akazawa
10.15-10.30am: Break and coffee
10.30-12.30am: GCSE session (Discussion; moderation of speaking and writing controlled assessments; sharing resources/good practice)
12.30-1.15pm: Lunch
1.00-1.15pm: Registration and networking for afternoon IB session
1.15-2.45pm: Ab Initio (Discussion of new specification; moderation of Written Assignments and Individual Orals; sharing resources/good practice)
2.45-4.15pm: Standard Language B (Discussion of new specification; moderation of Written Assignments and Individual Orals; sharing resources/good practice)

Any school who is not currently teaching Chinese or Japanese but are interested in introducing or developing Chinese or Japanese into their curriculum are welcome to attend.

There is no cost for attendance.

If you would like to attend, please contact Katy Simpson on ksimpson@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk before 30th January 2015.


Date: 27 February 2015 from 8.45am
Venue:

Dartford Grammar School
West Hill,
Dartford,
Kent,
DA1 2HW
Click here for a map

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Glasgow Film Festival   JPsupported

This year’s Japan Foundation-supported Glasgow Film Festival will again feature a selection of contemporary Japanese films, including the UK premieres of Daihachi Yoshida’s new film Pale Moon and Shinya Tsukamoto’s adaptation of Shohei Ooka’s acclaimed novel, Fires on the Plain, the Scottish premiere of Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water (pictured) and more.


Date: 18 February 2015 - 1 March 2015
Venue:

Various venues in Glasgow, Scotland


For the full line-up, please visit the Glasgow Film Festival website.

Image: © 2014 “FUTATSUME NO MADO” JFP, CDC, ARTE FC, LM.

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The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection   JPsupported

The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate Collection is an exhibition surveying key developments in international photography from the 1920s to the 1960s. The exhibition - the largest display of photographic works ever to be exhibited at the gallery - will uncover the sense of curiosity and experimentation as artists harnessed the medium in new ways. In addition to including artists from across Europe and the Americas, the exhibition will also feature work by pioneering Japanese artists Shoji Hamada, Kiyohiko Komura, Shikanosuke Yagaki and Iwao Yamawaki.


Date: 14 October 2014 - 10 May 2015
Venue:

Tate St Ives


For more information, please click here.

Image: Shikanosuke Yagaki, Still Life 1930 or 1939
© Reserved. 

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