Japanese Proficiency Tests – Registration Open

Japanese language proficiency test

Registration for the Japanese-Langauge Proficiency Test (JLPT, 日本語能力試験) is now open.

TEST DATE: December 6, 2009

Registration Period: August 3rd-September 25.
In Hawaii, the test will be held at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Levels 1 and 2 (advanced and upper-intermediate):   50 USD
Levels 3 and 4 (Intermediate and Beginner):   40 USD

How to register:
Online via the JLPT website https://www.jflalc.org/jlpt/
Paper applications can also be downloaded.
For more information contact the JLPT Administration committee in Los Angeles:
Tel: 213-621-2267
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Paper copies of the publicity material are also available at the CJS office.

Japan’s Mobile Phone Industry

PALS Lecture

Japan’s Mobile Phone Industry

Presented by Philip Sugai

Date: July 14, 2009
Location: BusAd G-102
Time: 4:15 – 5:30 pm

Dr. Sugai is the Director of the Mobile Consumer Lab, Professor of Marketing, and Dean of the Graduate School of International Management at the International University of Japan. He is an advisor to a number of companies in Japan and
overseas on the strategic implications of wireless technologies on consumer behavior.

Refreshments will be served in the Shidler Faculty Lounge (BusAd D-207) from 5:30–6:15 p.m.

The 18th Pragmatics and Language Learning (PLL) Conference

PLL is a research forum for pragmatics in second language contexts, and will hold it’s first conference outside the US from 16-19 July at Kobe University, Japan. The conference will feature a variety of workshops and panel discussions in the area of language-in-use.

Presentation proposals are invited, for a deadline of 15 January 2010.

Guest speakers will include:
Amy Snyder-Ohta
Carol Rinnert
Jean Wong
Hiko Yamaguchi

For more information on the conference, please visit:  http://pragsig.org/pll

Karate in Hawai’i

Karate ExhibitionAn exhibition featuring historical images of karate in prewar Hawai‘i from the collection of the Hawaii Karate Museum.

Location: UH Manoa Hamilton Library, Bridge Gallery
Dates: July 1, 2009 to August 28, 2009

An exhibition examining the history of Karate in Hawai’i will open at UHM’s Hamilton Library on 1 July. The exhibition will be complemented by two other events introducing the martial art: a practical demonstration of the art of Karate and a talk discussing its main features. All the events are free and open to the public.

The details of the additional two events are as follows:

Karate Demonstration

Hawaii Karate Kenkyukai
UH Manoa Art Department Auditorium
Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

Karate Lecture

Charles Goodin, Director
Hawaii Karate Museum

Hamilton Library, Room 301
Sunday, July 19 at 3 pm

For more information, please click here for the event flyer.

or contact Teri Skillman at: 956-8688 or email skillman@hawaii.edu

EALL invited to join global Japanese language network

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures was invited to join the Japan Foundation’s global alliance of language instructor partners, known as the ‘Sakura Network’, by Mr. Kohki Kanno, Director of the Japan Foundation in in Los Angeles.

The network promotes Japanese language education around the world as well as developing information exchange and partnerships between members. The Department has been invited to join as a ‘Core Member’, which means that in addition to its duties as a regular member, it is also hoped that EALL will play a leadership role in developing Japanese language education in the United States. “Core members” are invited in consultation with the Japanese Embassy and Consulate-Generals of Japan in the United States.