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Haenicke Institute
for Global Education

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, Michigan
49008-5245 USA
Phone (269) 387-5890
Fax
(269) 387-0630

Email the Haenicke Institute

Location
2425 Ellsworth Hall
WMU Mail Stop 5245

Michitoshi Soga Japan Center

Building Bridges and Creating Opportunities

Mission Statement:

The Soga Japan Center at Western Michigan University commits itself to making fundamental advances in our knowledge of Japanese history, culture, business, science and technology. In so doing, it serves as a generative force in international education.

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Soga Japan Top Story

Language and culture class
for ATYP program in June

 A Japanese language and culture class for students of Kalamazoo's Academically Talented Youth Program is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27 in WMU's Lee Honors College. The program is geared towards students in grades six through nine, but is open to students in other grades.

The class will be taught by Michiko Yoshimoto, SJC outreach coordinator. For more information, contact Michiko at michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5874.

Language and culture class
for people 50 and older in July

A Japanese language and culture class open to anyone 50 years or older is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, Wednesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 10 at Friendship Village Senior Living Community in Kalamazoo. The program is being offered through WMU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Click here to register.

The class will be taught by Michiko Yoshimoto, SJC outreach coordinator. For more information, contact Michiko at michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5874.

 

 
Soga Japan Center Events

SUMMER 2014

Japanese Language and Culture course
for Academically Talented Youth program

1 to 4 p.m.
June 23 to 27
WMU's Lee Honors College
Fee: $100
Register: michiko.yoshimoto@wmich.edu
(269) 387-5874

SPRING 2014

Prose and poetry reading
Yoko Tawada
5 to 6:15 p.m.
Monday, April 21
3025 Brown Hall.

Lecture
"Kabuki and Buddhism"
Kanji Tamura, Rissho University.
1 p.m.,
Friday, Feb. 21
3301 Friedman Hall, write.
Event flier

Lectures--Thursday, Feb. 13
"Following in Haiku Footsteps:
Taneda Santōka & the Haiku
Life in Translation"
Emiko Miyashita, poet and director-JAL Foundatio
4 to 5 p.m.
3025 Brown Hall
Event flier

"Japanese Aesthetics since the
Founding of the Tea Ceremony,"
Susumu Miyashita, expert in tea related antiques
5 to 6 p.m.
3025 Brown Hall
Event flier

FALL 2013

Tea Time
Discussion about ESL in Japan
Friday, Nov. 22
4 to 5 p.m.
Bernhard Center Faculty Dining Room
Hosted by CELCIS director and faculty

Lecture
"Keeping Up Appearances: Gender and Theater in Premodern Japan"
Dr. Maki Isaka, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24
2500 Knauss Hall
Event flier

Film screening
"Kagura for the Wrathful Deities of Hiba"
with Director Dr. Koichi Matsuo
6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
2008 Richmond Center
Event flier

Jet Programme info session
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30
3025 Brown Hall
Event news story

Japanese Language Club
Parchment Community Library
6 to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays (Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and 22, Nov. 5 and 19)
Ages 12 to adult
Drop in any date

"Crossing Centuries"
Bilingual poetry reading and discussion
Featuring
Mutsuo Takahashi
Hiromi Itō
6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
3025 Brown Hall
Flier


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