Event Schedule

Korean Week (until 7/18)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014


Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

First day (July 14)

Parade @ Fountain 12:10 - 12:25
We will begin with a Korean traditional wedding ceremony and feature Korean traditional costumes, retro Korean culture, and several K-pop performances. This parade will show the flow of trends and life style in Korea.

Second day (July 15)

Korean Market @ Fountain 12:10~15:50
We will sell traditional Korean food, drinks, and snacks next to a flea market in front of the fountain. APU students and Beppu citizens can easily enjoy great Korean food and culture. We will also provide an information booth on areas that are famous and popular for tours, for those who are interested in planning a visit to Korea.

K-pop Dance Performance @ Wave Stage 19:30-21:30
Performce of famous and trendy K-pop dances with over ten teams made up of APU students. This Wave performance will be held at the Wave outdoor stage. 2014 Korean Week Wave Performances will showcase the emotion of “Passion”.

Third day (July 16)

VIP Day @ Cafeteria and Millennium Hall 13:30~18:00
In preparation for a visit by the VIP sponsors of 2014 Korean Week, we will prepare an exchange meeting with our sponsors and Korean Week leaders. We will introduce the 2014 Korean Week with historical and cultural exhibitions and we will hold a special holiday event during the Korean Week period with hope that our sponsors can thoroughly value and comfortably enjoy our grand show.

Fourth day (July 17)

Guest Lecture @FⅡ222 12:25-14:00
The Consulate General of South Korea will conduct a lecture on his life story, to introduce APU students to the field of international relations.

Screening film and night market@ In front of cafeteria and fountain 19:30-21:00
We will play a Korean film that shows the Korean War or a documentary film for Zainichi. These films will take 145 min. or 86 min. and will be shown by projector in front of the cafeteria wall. There will also be a night market offering food, snacks, and drinks next to the movie so people can enjoy the Korean summer lifestyle and atmosphere at the same time.

Fifth day (July 18)

Grand Show @ Millennium Hall 18:30-20:00
The 2014 Korean Week Grand Show will be based on a Korean traditional story with many features such as dance, drum performance, martial arts, and songs. Every performance and story will focus on Korean traditions and will offer an even greater variety in traditional culture than ever before.

2014 Korean Week concentrates on providing knowledge on Korean culture and history. We will open exhibitions in both SALC and the Triangle Zone in the Cafeteria. At the triangle zone, cultural and traditional items will be displayed; the SALC will feature Korean history. Both booths will run for the entire week.