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3. TEACHERS' WORKSHOP

The Consulate General of Japan is pleased to offer a workshop providing a basic introduction to Japan. This course: JAPAN: AN OVERVIEW (HISTORY AND CULTURE), is primarily designed for teachers to better understand Japan, but is also open to the general public. It consists of 15 two and half-hour sessions on various topics. These lectures include Japanese history, culture, politics, education, art, music, and economic concerns. A university professor, a consulate official, or a professional specializing in the field presents each session. For NYC Education Department teachers, there is the option of receiving 3P in-service credits,Grades K-12.

Fee:

Teachers who wish to enroll in this in-service professional development program
$125 for non-refundable registration fee and tuition
General Public (Non-Teachers)
Free. People can sit in for any topics that they are interested in.

Day / Time:

This year's course will be held every Thursday 4:30pm - 7:00pm, beginning on March 3, 2011.

Location:

Sessions will take place at the Consulate General of Japan in New York,
299 Park Avenue (Between East 48th & 49th St.) in Manhattan.

Registration:

Please call 212-418-4452

Schedule

The course schedule of 2011

Date Topic / Speaker
3/3
 (Thursday)
Introduction / Registration
Mark Willner (Former Chairman, Social Studies Department,
Midwood High School at Brooklyn College)
3/10
(Thursday)
History 1 (Pre-Modern)
Barbara Brooks (City College of New York)
3/16
(Wednesday)
Tea Ceremony 
Urasenke Chanoyu Center
3/17
(Thursday)
History 2 (Modern)
Barbara Brooks (City College of New York)
3/24
(Thursday)
Language
Masako Hamada (Villanova University)
3/31
(Thursday)
Religion
Mark Willner (Former Chairman, Social Studies Department,
Midwood High School at Brooklyn College)
4/7
(Thursday)
Fine Arts
Noelle King  (Quinnipiac University)
4/14
(Thursday)
Education
Robert Fish (Japan Society)
4/28
(Thursday)
Literature
Monica Agor (Former English Teacher, Midwood High School at Brooklyn College)
5/5
(Thursday)
Pop Culture
Thomas Looser (New York University)
5/12
(Thursday)
Politics
Asako Maria Toyoda (Villanova University)
5/19
(Thursday)
Traditional Music
Marco Lienhard (Taikoza)
5/26
(Thursday)
Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)
Mariko Suyama (Sogetsu School)
6/2
(Thursday)
Economics
Michinobu Kishi (Bank of Japan)
6/9
(Thursday)
Japan-US Relations
Yasuhisa Kawamura (Consulate General of Japan in New York)

* Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
For Updated information please call 212-418-4452

 

(c) Consulate-General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
Tel: (212)371-8222
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