As part of its Japan-themed workshops, Japan Desk Scotland delivered seven workshops on Japan as Japan@Strathclyde, in cooperation with University of Strathclyde’s Equality and Diversity Office and Chaplaincy Centre, in 2015/16 academic year, with financial support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The workshops were free and open to all.
Venue: University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Level 2, Graham Hills Building, 50 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QE.
(1) Wednesday 21 October 2015: ‘Teaching English in Japan’
The topic was discussed after watching Japan Desk Scotland’s documentary ‘Teaching English in Japan – Carolyn Biggs‘, in which she shared her experiences of working as Assistant Language Teacher of English in Japan. She was also attending the workshop.
(2) Wednesday 21 November 2015: ‘Glasgow Chai Party’
This particular event was supported by BEMIS Scotland, via the ‘Year of Food and Drink 2015/Winter Festival‘s small grants programme, a partnership between BEMIS Scotland and the Scottish Government to facilitate multicultural celebration.
(3) Wednesday 27 January 2016: ‘Origami workshop’
This workshop was for beginners to enjoy folding papers in origami style.
(4) Wednesday 3 February 2016: ‘Hiroshima’
Japan Desk Scotland’s ‘Hiroshima in 2o13‘ (2013), ‘Action for Peace – Sally Beaumont‘ (2105), and ‘Christianity is about relationship, hope … Rev Bruce Keeble‘ (2015) were shown to see the atomic bombing in historical and contemporary contexts.
(5) Wednesday 10 February 2016: ‘Diversity in Japan’
Various issues relating to diversity in Japan, such as gender diversity in the workplace, sexual diversity, and ethnic diversity, were discussed.
(6) Wednesday 17 February 2016: ‘Fukushima’
(7) Tuesday 15 March 2016: ‘Glasgow Chai Party & Origami’
This was held as a part of ‘Diversity Week 2016‘ of University of Strathclyde.