Activities

 

Kansai chapter organizes monthly meetings, seminars and/or workshops several times a year. 

The next monthly meeting will be a double presentation:

Date:  April 18, 2015

Speaker 1:     Stephen Shrader, Kansai Gaidai

Topic: Meeting Mustafa: Experience Deep Difference

Speaker 2:     Nobue Maeda, language educator

Topic:  Let’s Enjoy English and Culture: Cultivating a Community of Diversity

Venue:  Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center, Takatsuki

             (1 minute walk from JR Takatsuki Station) Tel. 0726-85-3721
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Fee:   Free for members and students; 500 yen for non-members

Language: English

Social: Dinner after the session at a Thai/Balinese restaurant

Reservations for dinner required by April 15.

Contact fujimotodonna@gmail.com

 

 

Note: No prior registration required to attend the session

The Sietar Kansai held a “Yuka Party” at Mr. Jeff Berglund’s house which is a traditional Machiya style house located by the Kamogawa river in Kyoto. (September, 2014)

"Yuka" party at Mr. Jeff Berglund’s house

“Yuka” party at Mr. Jeff Berglund’s house

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner served from traditional Japanese restaurant, which is called "shidashi bento" . Drinks are prepared by ourselves.

Dinner served by from traditional Japanese restaurant, which is called “shidashi bento”. Drinks were prepared by ourselves.

The music performance by Mr. Berglund and Ms. Nagane after dinner

The music performance by Mr. Berglund and Ms. Nagane after dinner

 

 

At the entrance of Mr. Jeff Berglund’s house which is a traditional Machiya style house

At the entrance of Mr. Jeff Berglund’s house which is a traditional Machiya style house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Resilient Minorities In Japan: – “Ainu-Maori Cultural Exchange” by Jennifer Teeter

-  “Filipino English Teachers in Japan” by Jason Bartashius (February, 2014)

Double Presentation at Joint Program with Osaka JALT, February 2014 Monthly Meeting

Double Presentation at Joint Program with Osaka JALT, February 2014 Monthly Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Fair (December, 2014)

Christmas concert at Student Fair Dec. 2014

Christmas concert at Student Fair Dec. 2014

Lunch gethering with Dr. Clarke at Okinawan restaurant in Tsuruhashi, Osaka

Lunch gethering with Dr. Clarke at Okinawan restaurant in Tsuruhashi, Osaka
The dinner wiht Prof.Kudo after May meeting at Italian restaurant
The dinner with Prof.Ando after May meeting at Italian restaurant

 FIELD TRIP : THE KOBE MUSLIM MOSQUE
(Monthly meeting / April 20, 2013)

Read the report

KOBE MOSULIM MOSQUE
KOBE MOSULIM MOSQUE

http://www.sietar-kansai.com/en/20130527231755.html

We visited the Kobe Muslim Mosque for our filed trip in 2013.  Arai   Ahsan, the General Secretary had a brief talk and a Q&A time there.

       After the above visit, we had a coffee and tea at Nishimura Coffee shop.       We invited Mr. Mustafa, an Afganistan senior student in Momoyama Gakuin University       shared his experiances, Islamic culture and customs of Muslim people as      a cultural informant there.
 
      We visited Kobe Grocers (http://kobegrocers.com), and Kobe Halal Foods         (http://www.geocities.jp/kobehalalfood/newpage1.htm)  for the halal food. 

All participants at the field trip at the inside of the KOBE MUSLIM MOSQUE.  Femal participants brought scarves to cover the head.

 

 

 

Dinner at a Turkish restaurant, “Cafe Istanbul”

Dinner at a Turkish restaurant, “Cafe Istanbul” pic #2

After the field trip, we had a  dinner at Cafe Istanbul, an   Turkish restaurant in Sannomiya, Kobe.  The cheerful Turkish chef  and staff welcomed us well.  The berry dance was showed  as a special welcoming  performance by free this time.  

 

participants in front of the restaurant, Cafe Istabul

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOINT MEETING WITH JALT: “One Person Can Make a Difference”, an article by Jason Bartashius in the Talk by Ms. Nishiyama
(Monthly meeting / MARCH 30, 2013)

On the second anniversary of the 3.11 disasters, all eyes zoomed in on the recently released World Health Organization’s assessment of the health risks caused by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant. The report indicated the likelihood of residents contracting cancer would rise only slightly. The findings, however, were quickly challenged by medical and biological scientists at a two-day symposium in New York titled, “The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident.”
And so the debate goes on.  Read more

Dessart group after the event on the above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

● Notices ●

The next monthly meeting :
Student Fair - Intercultural experiences, SIETAR Kansai, November 2017 monthly meeting

Sunday 12, 2017 (1:00 p.m~5:00pm)
At Osaka Gakuin University

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