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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2017
The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students
Contemporary Japan Speaker Series by the London Asia Pacific Centre
Conference: At the Roots of Visual Japan. Word-text dynamics in early-modern Japan

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2017   org

The next Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will take place on Sunday December 3rd 2017. It will be held at SOAS University of London, the University of Edinburgh and Cardiff University.

The application deadline has passed. Applications are now closed. The next JLPT will take place summer 2017.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, 5th October for all 3 test sites. Sites will close earlier when the number of applicants reach the maximum. We highly recommend you to submit the application as early as possible to secure your place at your preferred site.

Please make sure you apply directly at the university where you wish to take the test.

1. SOAS University of London   Registration start: Late August
If you require special arrangements, please contact the university before applying by mid September

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at SOAS. 

As the maximum number of applicants has been reached, applications to take the test at SOAS are now closed.

2. University of Edinburgh    Registration start: 21 August 2017, 10am
If you require special arrangements, please contact the university before applying by 8th September, 4pm

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at the University of Edinburgh

3. Cardiff University    Registration start: 21st August 2017

Applicants requiring special arrangements should contact the university by email stating 'special arrangements' in the subject line before making an application by 8th September.

> CLICK HERE for more information and to apply at Cardiff University

For more information about the JLPT please click here to visit the official JLPT website.


Date: 3 December 2017
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The 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

We are delighted to announce that the 13th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students is open for applications!

This contest gives students the chance to make their voices heard in Japanese, and win some fantastic prizes! Finalists will all perform their speeches on Saturday 24th February 2018 at King’s College 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.

:: Who can apply?
The contest is aimed at undergraduate students who are currently studying Japanese as a foreign language at a university in the UK or Ireland.

There are three different categories:

1. Speech Category: The Speech Category is for those who are studying Japanese as either a degree or non-degree course at a university in the UK or Ireland including as an elective, optional or other university-based language course.
Application Deadline: 9th November 2017

2. Individual Presentation Category: The Individual Presentation Category is aimed at those studying Japanese at post beginner/intermediate level. Participants will give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese.
Application Deadline: 1st December 2017

3. Group Presentation Category: Aimed at those studying Japanese at beginner level. Participants will take part in groups of two to four students and give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese.
Application Deadline: 8th December 2017

Videos from the 12th Contest Finals Day can be viewed here

Please see the files below for contest poster, FAQ and application forms for each category.


Date: 21 August 2017 - 8 December 2017
Download FAQ(13)
Download ApplicationForm-Speech_Category(13)
Download Rules and guidance - Speech Category
Download ApplicationForm-Individual_Presentation_Category(13)
Download ApplicationForm-Group_Presentation_Category(13)
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Contemporary Japan Speaker Series by the London Asia Pacific Centre   JPsupported

The Japan Foundation is delighted to sponsor the second year of the London Asia Pacific Centre’s Contemporary Japan Speaker Series.  From November 2017 to March 2018, the series will bring five top Japanese professors to London to discuss contemporary Japanese economics, politics and society

Confirmed speakers for 2017/2018 include:

23 November 2017: Professor Kumiko Miyazaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology

25 January 2018: Professor Tanaka Sigeto, Tohoku University (Event information)

15 February 2018: Professor Seio Nakajima, Waseda University (Event information)

22 March 2018: Professor Yasumasa Igarashi, Tsukuba University (Event information)


Date: 23 November 2017 - 22 March 2018
Venue:

SOAS, University of London/ King’s College London


For more information please see the homepage of the London Asia Pacific Centre

This workshop is supported by the Grant Programme for Japanese Studies Projects. For more information about this programme please click here.

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Conference: At the Roots of Visual Japan. Word-text dynamics in early-modern Japan   JPsupported

This two-day international conference, organised by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, brings together scholars in the field of Japanese early-modern literature with a specific remit: to examine the interaction of text(s) and image(s) in a systematic manner across the main genres of early-modern popular prose and poetry in print. This is done in dialogue with scholars who work on comics, graphic prose and manga.

Building on the methodology developed in influential works on Western illustrated texts each presentation discusses selected case studies from Japanese early-modern sources, in order to offer preliminary answers to specific research questions.

Presentations are closed each day by a wrap-up session with a view to sum up the answers emerged during the day, to highlight new research questions, and to offer points of discussion for the roundtable. A roundtable closes the conference, featuring scholars of comics, graphic prose and manga. The goal is to position early-modern Japan in a continuum with contemporary Japan and to view its visual culture as an integral part of visual cultures around the World and across time.


Date: 14 December 2017 - 15 December 2017
Venue:

Venue:   Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA


Booking Information

For more information and to register please visit the conference website. 

The deadline for conference registration is 8 December 2017.

This workshop is supported by the Japan Foundation London Grant Programme for Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange. For more information about this programme please click here.

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