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Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)
Japanese Education Workshop - Sharing Teaching Ideas for Creative Japanese Language Activities in Classrooms
Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019 new
UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Project
The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2019
The Chief, The Missionary, His Wife & Her Brother
Experience Japan Exhibition 2019 new

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)   org

 

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season. This pre-war produced warm-hearted musical about the tangled love lives of a samurai is a very rare treat. Catch it as it kicks off at BFI Southbank and later goes on to tour the UK.

Book now to avoid disappointment!


Date: 20 October 2019 - 8 November 2019
Venue:

NFT2, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XT


For more information, please click here.

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Japanese Education Workshop - Sharing Teaching Ideas for Creative Japanese Language Activities in Classrooms   org

(Japanese is below / 日本語は英語の下にあります)

English / 英語

The aim of this workshop is to increase the repertoire of teaching activities for teachers by using artwork and picture books in order to cultivate art appreciation, power of observation, thinking ability, language ability and creativity. This workshop will use the works of the artist Anno Mitsumasa as a resource. While experiencing the rich world of the artworks, through dialogue and collaboration we will explore the possibilities of creating classroom activities that value deep learning through the activation of imagination and creativity. This is a place where participants will be able to discuss and learn in small groups. We welcome teachers and also anyone who has an interest in educational activities using picture books.

-        Participation is free, but booking is essential.

Date/time: This workshop will be repeated twice. Please select the workshop on the date you can attend.

  1. First workshop: 19th October 2019 (Saturday) 14:00 to 17:00 (ten participants) – Book your place for the First Workshop
  2. Second workshop: 26th October 2019 (Saturday) 14:00 to 17:00 (ten participants) – Book your place for the Second Workshop

Third workshop added: Due to popular demand, we have added an extra workshop:

3. Third workshop: 23rd October 2019 (Wednesday) 14:00 to 17:00 (ten participants) - Book your place for the Third Workshop

Venue: The Japan Foundation, London (map) /101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

Workshop schedule

  •         13:45 – Meet at the entrance of the Japan House London gallery (basement)
  •         14:00 – 14:15 Self-introductions
  •         14:15 – 15:00 Introducing the concept of educational activities using art
  •         15:00 – 15:40 Creating ideas for activities
  •         15:40 – 16:00 Break
  •         16:00 – 16:40 Ideas sharing and group presentations
  •         16:40 – 17:00 Summary and reflections

 

Japanese  / 日本語

ワークショップでは、教師として活動のレパートリーを広げることを目的として、美術作品や絵本を活用し、鑑賞力、観察力、思考力、言語能力と創造性を育てるためのアクティビティを考えます。今回のリソースは安野光雅 の作品です。豊かな作品世界を味わいながら、個人の想像力と創造性の活性化、他者との協力や対話による学びの深まりを重視した教室活動の可能性を探ります。少人数でじっくり語り合い、学び合う場です。現職教師の方はもちろん、絵本を活用した教育活動に関心がある方のご参加を歓迎します。

 

  • 事前予約制(参加費無料) ※ご都合の良い日程でお申込みください
  • 日時:
  • ①10月19日(土)14:00-17:00(定員:10名)お申込みはコチラ
  • ②10月26日(土)14:00-17:00(定員:10名)お申込みはコチラ
  • 日時:追加日程:10月23日(水)14:00-17:00(定員:10名)お申込みはコチラ
  • 場所:国際交流基金 ロンドン日本文化センター (マップ)101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA

 スケジュール

 

  • 13:45                Japan House London展示会場入り口(地下1階) 集合
  • 14:00-14:15      自己紹介&交流
  • 14:15-15:00      美術作品を活用した教室活動の紹介
  • 15:00-15:40      オリジナル活動案作成
  • 15:40-16:00      休憩
  • 16:00-16:40      発表
  • 16:40-17:00      まとめ&振り返り

Date: 19 October 2019 - 26 October 2019 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Venue:

The Japan Foundation, London (map) /101-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA


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Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019   org

Come and see the Japan Foundation at the Language Show London 2019!

The Language Show London is a language event for those who offer products and services ot language teachers, learners, translators, linguists, language professionals and businesses.

This year, the Japan Foundation is once again giving visitors a chance to learn about Japanese language and culture. We will be running Japanese language tasters, talks and an information stand!

Our attractions include:

  • The Japan Foundation Information Stand

When: 15-17 November (Fri-Sun) 2019

Where: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Packed full of information about studying and teaching Japanese in the UK, staff members from the Japan Foundation London would be delighted to give you advice on learning Japanese or teaching Japanese. We can also write your name in Japanese for you, and teach you how to write it yourself!

  • Talk: Cross curricular learning: Japanese through maths

When: 17 November (Sunday), 3:30pm to 4:15pm

As student take-up of languages decreases and languages are squeezed out of the curriculum, Clare Kuroishi, an experienced Japanese classroom teacher, talks about the techniques and outcomes of incorporating languages with other subjects based on her experience of incorporating Japanese with the teaching of mathematics.

  • Japanese Language Tasters

When: 15 November (Friday), 2:15pm to 2:45pm / 16 November (Friday), 4:30pm to 5:00pm (Saturday)

Ever wanted to try learning Japanese? Experience Japanese language first hand with our taster sessions! Beginners welcome. There will be two tasters, one on Friday and a repeat on Saturday.


Date: 15 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
Venue:

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX


For more information, please click here.

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UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Project   org

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert: James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project - presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures.

Special guest stars make this concert an unmissable experience. Yuriko Kotani, the BBC New Comedy Award winning comedian, will open the event and superstar actress and singer Mari Natsuki is travelling from Japan especially to give an exclusive performance. There will also be a traditional daikagura routine by Michiyo Kagami - a unique combination of talents!

 

Date: 1 October 2019, from 7:00pm

Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

 

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Project: Sakubei Yamamoto Coal Mining Paintings World Tour

As part of the Beyond 2020 programme, the Bridge Together Project is exhibiting the coal mining paintings of Sakubei Yamamoto which have been registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World – the first Japanese artefacts to receive the honour. The exhibition will tour cities around the world in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games.

 

Date: 4 October – 15 November 2019

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

 

Date: 14 September 2019 – 30 September 2020

Venue: Big Pit National Coal Museum, Pontypool NP4 9XP, Wales

 

Sakubei Yamamoto Coal Mining Paintings World Tour


Date: 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

Celebrating:

 

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The 15th Japanese Speech Contest for University Students   org

We are delighted to announce that the 15th 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 29th February 2020 in the Great Hall, 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:  For those studying a Japanese course aiming for the equivalent of JF standard C1 or C2 at a university the UK or Ireland including as an elective, optional or other university-based language course. Five finalists will be selected.

Application Deadline: 11th November 2019 

 

2. Individual Presentation Category: For those studying a Japanese course aiming for the equivalent of JF standard B1 or B2. Participants will give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese. The aim of the presentation is to introduce a particular theme to the audience, for example a region, event, custom, etc. from the UK or another country outside Japan. Five finalists will be selected.

Application Deadline: 9th December 2019 

 

3. Group Presentation Category: For those studying a Japanese course aiming for the equivalent of JF standard A1 or A2. Participants will take part in groups of two to four students and give a PowerPoint presentation using Japanese. The aim of the presentation is to introduce a particular theme to the audience, for example a region, event, custom, etc. from the UK or another country outside Japan. Five groups which are selected to present during the finals day will be given a special award.

Application Deadline: 16th December 2019

*Details of JF Standard can be found here:

http://jfstandard.jp/pdf/jfs2015_pamphlet_eng.pd

 

Videos from the 14th Contest Finals Day can be viewed here - Coming soon!

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Contest Poster

Attention: poster revised on 04/10/2019

Speech Category Application Form

Speech Category Rules and Guidance

Individual Presentation Category Application Form

Group Presentation Category Application Form



Date: 27 August 2019 - 16 December 2019

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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) December 2019   org

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is a test which evaluates and certifies the Japanese-language proficiency of non-native speakers of Japanese.The test is conducted twice a year, in July and December, in Japan and various locations around the world.

The next JLPT will take place on Sunday 1st December 2019, at three locations in the UK: London (SOAS University of London), Edinburgh (the University of Edinburgh) and Cardiff (Cardiff University). 

Registration will open at each test centre as follows:

Please note that the registration at each test centre will close when the test centre has reached its maximum capacity.

For more information about the test, please visit the JLPT website.

 


Date: 1 December 2019
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The Chief, The Missionary, His Wife & Her Brother   JPsupported

Discover the amazing family of the Hertford Museum founders and their fascinating lives amongst the Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, North Japan. The Japan Foundation is proud to support this exhibition's telling of the story of Missionary John Batchelor, his wife Louisa, her brother Walter Andrews, Bishop of Hokkaido, and the inimitable Chief Penri of Piratori.

Illustrated by fantastic Japanese items from the museum's own collections as well as examples of Ainu culture loaned by the British Museum. 


Date: 13 July 2019 - 2 November 2019
Venue:

For more information, please click here.

                

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Experience Japan Exhibition 2019  

Experience Japan Exhibition will be back in London this November for the 9th year, bringing information on the growing range of exciting study and research opportunities in Japan. 

The event, hosted by Keio University and co-hosted by the British Council, allows participants to meet representatives of Japanese Universities and receive information on the various study programmes. There will also be a chance to find out about various scholarships and funding opportunities offered to international students and how to take advantage of them. There will also be guest speakers giving an insight into various aspects on Japan. The hugely popular JET Programme will also have a guest speaker to discuss the scheme. 

Throughout the day the Japan Foundation will be introducing our support programmes and language resources for Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Learning at our information stand. 


Date: 23 November 2019 from 12.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue:

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AG


For more information and a full timetable, please visit the Experience Japan website

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