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Japan in Asia Film Series #4

The Black Square
Wednesday, June 8 @7pm

Struggling painter Zhao Ping (Chen Xixiu) lives in the outskirts of Beijing. One day he becomes captivated by a painting called the "Black Square," which is completely black. The next day he chases the black object as it flies through the air, and he encounters a naked man (Hideo Nakaizumi)...
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Let's chat in Japanese!

Thursday, June 9, 6:30-8pm
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Come join our casual conversation café!  Stop by anytime!  You’ll enjoy conversation with native Japanese speakers while having Japanese tea & snacks! All levels are welcome!  Bring your friends with you!

Pronunciation Pedagogy Workshop for Japanese
OJAD and its use for practical prosody training of Japanese
Sat. May 28, 9am-2:30pm

One day workshop for Japanese teachers to introduce a web-based system for Japanese prosody training called OJAD (Online Japanese Accent Dictionary), and to demonstrate a class given from a famous teacher of Japanese in Beijing for his unique and intensive speech training.  Admission is free.  Register by May 20.
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International Japanese Essay

Contest for Japanese Language


Deadline: August 10

On the 100th anniversary of the death of Natsume Soseki, The Asahi Shimbun and three other organizations will jointly hold an international Japanese essay contest on the influential Japanese author.  First and second prize winners will be invited to a symposium in Tokyo!
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