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2014 MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship Guidelines and Applications Available

2014 MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship Guidelines and Applications Available

Application packages for the 2015 MEXT Undergraduate Scholarship are now available. The scholarship is open to high school graduates (as of March 2014) born between April 2, 1993 and April 1, 1998, who would like to study and complete an undergraduate degree at a university in Japan. The application guide and forms can be accessed...
Government of Japan 2015 MEXT Research Student Scholarship: Applications

Government of Japan 2015 MEXT Research Student Scholarship: Applications

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2015 Research Student for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1980 (for the 2015 scholarship year)...
Japanese Folk Dance (Bon Odori) Workshops

Japanese Folk Dance (Bon Odori) Workshops

The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is hosting Japanese Folk Dance (Bon Odori) Workshops on May 31st and June 14th. Instructor: Jean Maeda (English & Japanese instruction) Saturdays, May 31 & June 14, 1pm- 3:30pm Fee:$10/session, $16/2 sessions; NNMCC members $8/session, $14/2 sessions (tax included) Registration: 604.777.7000 / info@nikkeiplace.org For more information, check out this page.
Call for Newsletter Submissions

Call for Newsletter Submissions

Write for the newsletter! With all the Sakura and sunny weather, it’s impossible not to think back to times in Japan. Let’s share those memories! Any and all submissions welcome! Please email articles, photos, poems, whatever, to newsletter@jetaabc.ca by May 11th. Can’t wait to see what you creative people come up with!
Wondrous Tales of Old Japan

Wondrous Tales of Old Japan

Carousel Theatre for Young People Presents: Wondrous Tales of Old Japan By David Furumoto Mukashi, mukashi…Long ago, oh so very long ago, Japan was filled with magic and wonder. Wondrous Tales of Old Japan is a collection of traditional Japanese folk tales exploring worlds where ogres clash with heroes who are born from giant peaches, fishermen fall...
Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for Carbon-Carbon Bonding

Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes: An Easy Way for Carbon-Carbon Bonding

Dr. Akira Suzuki, Nobel Laureate, will be presenting a lecture on Cross-Coupling Reactions of Organoboranes. When: Friday, March 21, 2014, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Where: University of British Columbia, B250 Chemistry Building Dr. Akira Suzuki, Professor Emeritus at Hokkaido University in Japan, is a chemist and a Nobel Laureate. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in...
Parallel Paths

Parallel Paths

The Consulate General of Japan is pleased to present: PARALLEL PATHS Japanese Diplomacy & Nikkei Heritage A series of 6 forums tracing the parallel histories of the Japanese consulate in Vancouver and the Japanese Community with keynote speakers and reports from the Diplomatic Archives. First forum: Early Settlement Late 19th Century – Early 20th Century...
Hagoromo (The Feathered Robe)

Hagoromo (The Feathered Robe)

Presented by the Consulate General of Japan and TomoeArts: A fully costumed, full-length performance of a Medieval Japanese noh drama. Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:00pm Location: The Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward’s) 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Tickets: $29 and $19 (students, seniors & groups of 10+) –...
Sawagi Taiko Beginner’s Taiko Evening Workshop

Sawagi Taiko Beginner’s Taiko Evening Workshop

Sawagi Taiko is hosting a beginner’s Taiko Evening Workshop April 7 & 14, 7pm to 10pm! $55/person ($40 for the underemployed/students).  Open to everyone over 16 years. A maximum of 15 spots are available.  This is a two-evening workshop, and cannot be registered for separately.  Registration confirmed upon receipt of payment. This two-evening workshop will...
Sakura Days Japan Fair (April 5 & 6) – Call for Volunteers

Sakura Days Japan Fair (April 5 & 6) – Call for Volunteers

JETAABC is looking for genki gals and guys to volunteer at our table (and get FREE entry) at the annual Sakura Days Japan Fair 2014 at VanDeusen Gardens (5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC). Sakura Days is a celebration of Japanese food, culture, music, and the noble cherry blossom. Come on out and get your hanami...
Commemorating the Third Anniversary of Japan's Triple Disaster

Commemorating the Third Anniversary of Japan’s Triple Disaster

What: Commemorating the Third Anniversary of Japan’s Triple Disaster When: Tuesday, March 11,  16:30-18:00 Where: Room 120, CK Choi Bldg for the Institute of Asian Research, 1855 West Mall, UBC Campus 3.11.3 Commemorating the Third Anniversary of Japan’s Triple Disaster: Presentations of its On-Going Effects Based on Research and Residence in Tohoku Cities and Communities This event...
Calligraphy Lecture & Demonstration with Kataoka Shiko

Calligraphy Lecture & Demonstration with Kataoka Shiko

 The Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, Keifukai Vancouver and UBC Asian Library are hosting an evening with renowned calligrapher, Kataoka Shiko. Ms. Kataoka will provide a free lecture and demonstration in Japanese with English translation by Dr. Sonja Arntzen.   Ms. Shinko Kataoka is a member of the Japanese Academy of the Arts and...