Japan Workshops in 2017

In 2017, Japan Desk Scotland will run workshops on Japan at various places in Scotland and beyond.  The workshops from January to March and from September to December are supported by the grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

● 23 January: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Japan’s monkeys enjoying open-air hot springs’;

● 30 January, 6 February, and 27 February: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, with Taiko workshops for four P5 classes (twelve workshops in total);

● 8 February: Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, on ‘Equality and Diversity in Japan’;

● 20 February: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Japan’s traditional arts’;

● 22 February: Japan@Strathclyde 2016/2017 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, with ‘Glasgow Chai Party’;

● 8 March: Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, on ‘Fukushima’ with the screening of ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘;

● 13 March: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Japan’s architecture’;

● 17 March: New Monkland Primary School, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, for two P7 classes, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 3-5 April: Department of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, for undergraduates and postgraduates, including the screening of ‘Japanese isn’t English‘ (the first-year, the second-year, the third-year undergraduate students and the second-year master’s students) and ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘ for the first-year and the second-year master’s students); [Romania]

● 19 April: Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, on ‘Inclusive Glasgow’ with the screening of ‘Our Scotland: A Japanese perspective‘ and ‘Equality and Equity at Scottish School - Andrew Robson‘;

● 20 and 27 April, and 18 May: Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, with origami workshops with three P1 classes;

● 24 April: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Four seasons in Japan’;

● 26 April: Japan@Strathclyde 2016/17 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, on ‘Inter-cultural understanding’ with the screening of ‘Japanese isn’t English‘, ‘Equality and Equity at Scottish School – Andrew Robson‘, ‘Hope – Rev Dr Norman Shanks‘ and ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope…Rev Bruce Keeble‘;

● 11 May: Clydemuir Primary School, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, for P3 and P4 classes, with the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘, Q&A on Japan, singing Japanese songs, and learning basic Japanese words;

● 15 May: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Japan’s Martial Art’;

● 1 June: Kilbarchan Primary School, Renfrewshire, Scotland, for P6/5 class, including the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 28 August: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Japan today’, with watching a video of a giant panda baby at Ueno Zoo’ and discussion on four seasons in Japan;

● 6 September: Scotstown Primary School, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, for P6/7 and P7 classes, including ‘Hagoita’ play and the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 13 September: Fordbank Primary School, Renfrewshire, Scotland, for P7 class, including ‘Hagoita’ play and the screening of ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘ and the introductory part of ‘Fukushima: 2011-2015‘;

● 18 September: ‘Japanese Club’ at Cumbernauld Academy, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on ‘Japanese foods’;

● 21 September: Coltness High School, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, for S1, S2 and S3 pupils, including the screening of ‘Japanese isn’t English‘; and

● 27 September: Dalry Primary School, North Ayrshire, Scotland, for two P6 classes, including origami;

● 4 October: Lochgelly Primary School, Fife, Scotland, for P7 class, including hagoita, origami and watching ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘;

● 5 and 9 October: Hyndland Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland, for two P5 classes, including hagoita, origami, singing Japanese songs, and watching ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘; and

● 12 October: St Patrick’s Primary School, Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, for P6/7 class, including origami, Q&A on Japan, singing Japanese songs and watching ‘Yawata Primary, Soma City, Fukushima‘.