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This day-long competition is designed for high school students from Western Pennsylvania and the tristate area studying Japanese language. Japanese language students of all levels and students who are involved in Japan-related cultural activities, are able to compete against other area students in speech or poster activities. Non-language students are eligible to compete in the poster contest. Each year over 80 students participate.
Students who compete in speech levels are required to write and memorize a speech on the chosen topic for the contest. Winners receive prizes and trophies! Please visit the contest page for more information.
Japanese Culture Through Video Games
Join the JASP as Dr. Rachael Hutchinson delves into the internationally known industry of Japanese video games, and how Japan's influence on the gaming market affects international views of the country and culture. She will also discuss how Japanese video game creators have co-opted certain techniques used by more traditional mediums such as literature and film and made it into something more palatable to the newest generation of consumers in society.
*Registration for this event is Open until March 24th. Click here to register.
When: Thursday, April 9th, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM
Where: Cathedral of Learning Room 232, University of Pittsburgh, 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
The JASP Welcomes New Members
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Leadership Forum Happy Hour Mixer
The Asian American Leadership Forum presents Networking Opportunity Happy Hour. Come join us for an evening of fun, friends, and drinks!
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Where: Yuzu Kitchen, 409 Wood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Time: 5:30– 7:30 P.M.
Cost: $15 (Members) or $18 (Non-Members)
Visit their event page for more details
Pittsburgh Sakura Project Winter-Spring Pruning Work Sessions:
The Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society presents Tekko 2020, Pennsylvania's largest Japanese Culture and Gaming Convention April 2-5, 2020
Attention all fans of Japanese culture: Tekko 2020 is almost here! Join the PJCS in another year of anime, manga, cosplay, gaming, and more at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the area's premier Japanese culture convention located right in the heart of Downtown, Pittsburgh. For more information about event registration, hotel accommodations, and event programming head over to tekko.us or check out their Facebook page!
Did you know that the Carnegie Library has free Japanese classes? They are seeking learners and volunteer teachers.
CLP - Main (Oakland)
Japanese for Beginners : 2nd & 4th Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Japanese Ⅱ: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Japanese Conversation Club : 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 PM CLP - East Liberty Japanese class: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Please go to the Bridge to Japan at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Facebook page or the CLP Events page to learn more.
Japanese-English Reading Circle
The Japanese-English Reading Circle is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Kenmawr Apartments in Shadyside. Members meet to discuss Japanese- and English- language readings with each other as well as play vocabulary games in their second language.
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