An original Japanese play by John Williams (director of Sado Tempest and The Proceedings):
"Holes", an absurdist drama, inspired by the poem “A Ritual to Read to Each Other.”
Sophia University Library (room 911), January 24th and 25th, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm). Free and no registration required.
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" (William Stafford)
If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.
We are pleased to announce an event to share the findings of the book Ethnography of Japanese Early Childhood Education will be held at the Global Hall of Global Front, Meiji University, Surugadai Campus on 14 December 2019, at 2:30-4:30 p.m.
This book, based on a collaboration between a Japanese and an American researcher, presents findings from their video-based study of three Japanese preschools, one a youchien (kindergarten), one a hoikuen (day-care center), and one a signing program in a school for the deaf. The book, in words and images (200 pictures), sheds light on implicit cultural practices of Japanese preschool educators.
This event will feature a talk, with video-clips, by the book’s authors, Akiko Hayashi and Joseph Tobin, followed by a discussion by panelists Yoichi Sakakihara and Taro Machiyama. The event will focus on defining key characteristics of Japanese Early Childhood Education, including the meaning of teaching, how Japanese teachers teach with their bodies and Japanese preschools support children’s social-emotional development. These questions will be explored from the perspectives of child development, anthropology, educational sociology, and pedagogy.
Please join this discussion about Japanese early childhood education. We would like to invite scholars, teachers, policymakers, students, parents (Japanese and foreign) and the public who are interested in Japanese culture and education to also join us. The event will be conducted in both Japanese and English.
14 December 2019, at 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Meiji University, Surugadai Campus
No fees or registration required. See flyer for additional information.
"Franz Kafka - Inspirations, Translations, and Adaptations" - A two-part symposium on Kafka's continuing influence on writers and artists, including Kafka's works in translation, in dance performance, and his influence on contemporary fiction.
Sophia University, Central Library
14 December (10am - 6pm) and 22 December (1.30 - 6pm)
Part 1: Wrestling with Kafka, Dancing with Kafka (14 December)
Takashi Kawashima (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
Jitti Chompee (Choreographer)
Anucha Sumaman (Principal Dancer at the Thai National Theatre)
Part 2: Ghosting Kafka, Following Kafka (22 December)
Nicole Krauss (Novelist)
(Film Director, Professor, Sophia University)
Free / no registration required: see the website for more details.
Sandra Clark (Professor Emerita of Renaissance Literature, Birkbeck, University of London) will give two back-to-back lectures at Aoyama Gakuin University on November 16th.
1) "Shakespeare and Domestic Economy"
This lecture will discuss Shakespeare’s handling of domestic economy in four plays, three comedies and a tragedy. Clark uses the terms economy and economics to refer to the management of resources within the household.
2) "Culture in Translation in Early Modern England"
This lecture will consider how modern foreign languages were taught and learnt in early modern England and how the writings of two Protestant language teachers, Claudius Hollyband and John Florio, religious refugees from continental Europe, contributed to these processes.
Both lectures will be given in English, and the workshop will be conducted in English.
Date, Time, and Location:
November 16（Saturday）Tokyo Workshop
Aoyamagakuin Univ. 17号館17603教室
Lecture①（14:30～15:30）Shakespeare and Domestic Economy
Lecture②（16:00～17:00）Culture in Translation in Early Modern England
Reservation required on the ATND site below. All events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Downloadable flier on the following website:
ArchitecTalk! by Jorge Almazán
2019/10/03, 18:30-19:30 Ex Noguchi Room
Keio University (Mita) South research building 3rd floor, Ex Noguchi Room.
We are launching a new talk series for the Architecture Open Day! In ARCHITECTALK, architects and experts in various fields of architecture will give short talks in Mita campus.
This year, Jorge Almazán from the faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, will talk about architecture in the city of Tokyo.
Talk is in English. This event is open to anyone. You can join without booking in advance. But if you’d like to reserve a seat, please make a booking. Free of charge.
About Jorge Almazán (https://www.almazan.sd.keio.ac.jp/)
Graduated from the School of Architecture, Polytechnics University of Madrid in 2003. In 2001 he studied at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He completed the Doctoral Degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2007. In 2008 he held the position of Invited Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Seoul. Since April 2009 he teaches in Keio University, where he leads Studiolab: a university-based collaboration platform that works as architecture design studio and research laboratory.
Keio University Art Center (Yu Homma)
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