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Vashon Island Homestays is looking for host families on Vashon to host Japanese middle school students this summer!
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All scholarship applications and supplemental documents are due on Friday, March 6, 2020 by 11:59 pm PST.
An individual can apply for more than one scholarship. An individual will not be awarded more than one scholarship in a given year. A prior year awardee can apply for a different scholarship in a different year. An individual may receive more than two scholarships in total. Please note: in general, local area applicants may receive consideration over non-area applicants.
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Beginning/Intermediate Kendo (8 and older) - $96
January 9th - March 26th
Description: Kendo (way of the sword) is a co-ed martial art based on samurai traditions requiring mental and physical discipline. Working with oak swords (bokken) and shinai (bamboo sword), students will focus on footwork and sword handling, progressing at their own pace to practice striking live targets. Students remain at the intermediate level until they are ready for armor. Beginning students wear loose fitting clothes. All equipment can be purchased at class.
Bitter Lake Annex/Broadview Thompson Elementary
13040 Greenwood AVE N Seattle, WA, US 98133
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Are you intrigued by the artistry and grace of Kabuki dance?
During this class, choose to either play the shamisen (Naga-uta style), a traditional Japanese 3-string instrument, or learn traditional Japanese Kabuki style dance. Learn about the history of Kabuki arts in Japanese culture. Experience wearing an elegant and artful kimono, and how to do so in the proper style.
Learn formal manners, etiquette and polite greetings in Japanese.
Practice putting on Kabuki-style stage make-up.
Learn about concert-style performance and have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition for the public.
The instructor, Mary Ohno, is a professional Kabuki Arts teacher, with 40 years of experience.
Please contact the instructor, Mary Ohno, before the first class: 253.564.6081 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Kabuki: www.kabukiacademy.org
UW’s East Asia Library to be renamed the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi East Asia Library
New EvCC class teaches conversational Japanese for business
In 2016, a student in Masashi Kato’s class in conversational Japanese had the chance to practice her language skills in a high-stakes setting: a preschool in Japan.They peppered her with questions.
“As soon as she set foot inside the door, she was on the spot,” Kato said. “Five-year-old kids have no mercy — they wanted to talk nonstop,” he said.
In January, Kato and Everett Community College will offer a three-quarter course in conversational Japanese that focuses on doing business in Japan.
The program concludes in July with in an optional internship, Kato said.
Students will learn language skills needed to communicate with business contacts, study cultural practices and master business etiquette, said Kato, who taught similar classes to engineering students at the University of Washington in Seattle.
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Take advantage of an exciting opportunity to engage in cultural exchange with young people from Japan! During their time in Seattle, they participate in one of iLEAP’s intensive leadership training programs during the day and enjoy spending time with hosts during evenings and weekends. Programs are typically from 1 to 3 weeks in length.
Hosts are an integral part of learning for iLEAP participants, often providing unique perspectives. Hosts with young children often benefit from the exposure to a different culture and language, starting them on the path to being globally minded. We have heard many stories of hosts and participants staying in touch for years to come, with some hosts visiting and being hosted in return by their participants in Japan.
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Learning Computer Science in English (CS in English) is a free workshop that aims to teach - in English - the basics of computer science to kids in Japan (Fukuoka, Kumamoto) and the USA.