Japanese Program News and Events



The SPAC performance of "Medea" was a great success. We wish to have this wonderful opportunity again soon.

Article: "Japanese performance group presents Medea at Huntington High School" (Herald Dispatch)

At Tsubasacon, about thirty people participated in the panel "Japanaese 101 for Anime Fans." Thank you for coming!
(As always, click the photos below to view them at full size)


A Japanese performance group from Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is coming to Huntington, WV!
SPAC will perform "Medea", a Greek masterpiece set in 19th-century Japan.

Date: October 5th, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: FREE (No tickets needed; suggested donation: $5)
Running time: 80 minutes
Where: Huntington High School Auditorium (One Highlander Way, Huntington, WV 25701)

This cultural presentation is funded by Japanese Cultural Affairs.
The WV Department of Education, Cabell County Schools and Marshall University collaborated to make this event possible. The state of WV is quite fortunate to host this event as the troupe will perform in only two other cities in the US (New York and Pittsburgh).

Please feel free to share this information with people who might be interested!

Click here to download the flyer for the event

Pictures can be viewed below from the reception for Azusa "Hanah" Yamada (September 13, 2011, 4:30 P.M.) Just click on the thumbnail to enlarge the image!

We still have a few Japan Relief Effort shirts left in both Medium (9 shirts) and 2XL (2 shrits)! Please stop by Smith Hall 743 to buy one ($20 cash).


Conversation partner matching meeting 3-5:00 p.m. at the M.U. Campus Christian Center. Many students gathered and had a good time.

Also, this Sunday (September 11, 2011) at 1:00 P.M. there will be the welcoming picnic for the Japan Club at Ritter Park. Should it rain, we will meet at the Campus Christian Center instead. Hope to see everyone there.

On Tuesday September 13, from 4:30 P.M. there will be a reception for Azusa "Hanah" Yamada on the third floor of Drinko Library. Please come welcome our new Japanese outreach coordinator!

Finally, on Monday September 19 at 4:00 P.M., the Department of Modern Languages will host a meet-and-greet for all the students who are studying Japanese, Spanish, German, and French on the second floor of the Memorial Student Center (in the Shawkey Dining Hall). Please come give your support for our department!


Welcome back for another great semester!

Have you heard about our new Japan Outreach Coordinator? Azusa "Hanah" Yamada will be working hard to bring Japanese cultural awareness to our community through various events over the next two years.

She is the newest member of the Japanese program in the Deopartment of Modern Languages at Marshall University.

Her office is Smith Hall 430. Please come by and welcome her!

You can read the full press release here.




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