Japan Workshops in 2014

In 2014, Japan Desk Scotland ran Japan-themed workshops at primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and museums in Glasgow and beyond, Bucharest and Manila.

•15, 22 and 29 January and 5 and 12 February: Japan@Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland;

•16, 22 and 28 January and 27 February: Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow, Scotland, for classes on English for Speakers of Other Languages, Sociology of different cultures, Sociology of culture and identity, and International marketing, with the screening of ’Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘;

•*21, 24, 28 and 31 January and 4, 7, 18 and 21 February: Hillhead Primary School (P5), Glasgow, Scotland;

•*6, 13, 27 and 28 February: St Bridget’s Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland (on 28 February at Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow);

•*19 February: Millersneuk Primary School, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland;

•*20 February: Aberfoyle Primary School, Stirling (held at Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow), Scotland;

•13 April: The Michi-biraki Festival held at Bucharest Botanic Gardens by students and staff at Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, with the screening of ’100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’; [Romania] [Fukushima]

•14 and 15 April: Department of Japanese Language and LiteratureUniversity of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, with the screening of ’Hiroshima in 2013‘ for classes for the second year students and for the third year students and ’Our Scotland: A Japanese Perspective‘ for a class for the first year students; [Romania]

• *7, 8, 14, 15, 28 and 29 April: Hillhead Primary School (P1, origami), Glasgow, Scotland;

•30 April and 1 and 2 May: ‘Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima‘ at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, [Fukushima];

•10, 11, and 12 June: ‘Fukushima, Hiroshima, Fukushima‘ at Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland, [Fukushima];

•16 June: A talk on ‘Environmental radiation in Fukushima’ by Professor Kenji Nanba, Deputy Director, Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity, at Cumbernauld High School, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, [Fukushima];

•28 June at Department of Political Science, School of Social sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, The Philippines, with the screening of ’100 Bq/Kg, 0.23 μSv/h: The standard of living in Fukushima’, [Fukushima], and ’Hiroshima in 2013‘;

•3 and 4 September: Kimono workshop at Department of Japanese Language and LiteratureUniversity of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, with Mr Koji Yoshie and Mrs Junko Yoshie, Yoshie Senkojyo, Kyoto, Japan, as a lecturer and instructor, which was jointly organised with the Department; [Romania]

• 5 September: a public lecture on kimono at the University Hall, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, with Mr Koji Yoshie and Mrs Junko Yoshie, Yoshie Senkojyo, Kyoto, Japan, as a lecturer and instructor, which was jointly organised with Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest; [Romania]

•15 September: Japan Club at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland (Introduction to Japan);

•24, 25 and 26 September: Japan@Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (Glasgow Chai Party; Other cultures with Scotland in Japanese views, with the screening of ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ and ‘The bird, the tree, the bell and the fish of Glasgow‘; and Romania, with the screening of ‘Our Japan: Bucharest students‘ views’ and ‘Live a tradition in Maramureş, Romania’: [Romania]

•*2 October: Blacklaw Primary School (P7), South Lanarkshire, Scotland;

•*3 October: Bearsden Primary School (P6), East Dunbratonshire, Scotland;

•6 October: Japan Club at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland (‘Environmental radiation in Fukushima‘, which was a part of Japan Matters public lecture, [Fukushima];

•27 October: St Loch Primary School (P6/7), South Lanarkshire, Scotland;

• 29 October: Japan@Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, on ‘Teaching English in Japan’;

•*5 and 12 November: St Bridget’s Primary School (P6 and two P7 classes), Glasgow, Scotland;

•*6 November: Hillhead Primary School (three P6 classes), Glasgow, Scotland  (about the picture exchange with Yawata Primary School, Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan);

•14 November: Japan@Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, on Equality and Diversity in Japan;

•24 November: Japan Club at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanrkshire, Scotland, on the history of manga;

•26 November: Japan@Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, with origami making;

•3 December: Japan@Strathclyde at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, with Glasgow Chai Party; and

•5 December: Glasgow Kelvin College Springburn Campus to screen ’Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ for the students on ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Language) course.

During term time: (from January till June) a weekly Japanese Class was held at Cumbernauld High School, North Lanarkshire.  The school was merged into Cumbernauld Academy, where a monthly Japanese Club is held, as shown above.

* In 2014, Japan workshops at primary schools are run by JDS on behalf of Japanese Matsuri for Glasgow.