Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Japanese Week at APU

Dec 3, 2007

The first 'Multicultural Week' of the fall semester, "Japanese Week", was held from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th December 2007.With students from over 82 different countries and regions around the world at APU, the 'Multicultural Week' is held to introduce the languages and cultures of this diverse range of countries.

Many events were held on the first day of Japanese Week, including a photo and calligraphy exhibition on the first floor of the Student Union building. The theme of Japanese Week 2007 was the 'Four Seasons' and on display around the campus there were various decorations, including banners in the form of silhouette motifs and Japanese drawings and paintings to create an air of traditional Japan.

On Friday 7th December, the last day of Japanese Week, there was a grand performance in the Millennium Hall, which included a performance by the Syamisen Band and a joint performance of tap dancing and ancient Shinto music known as 'O-Kagura'.

The schedule for Japanese Week was as follows:

Monday 3rd to Friday 7th December (excluding Wed 5th)
*Japanese Menu (Place: Cafeteria, Time: Lunch Break)
*Photo Exhibition (Place: Pacific Cafe Time: 10.35-15.30)
*Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition (Place: Cafeteria, Time: 10.35-15.30)
*Manga Cafe (Place: Pacific Cafe Time: 10.35-15.30)
(The above events will be held every day in the same place and at the same time.)

Monday 3rd December
*Cherry Blossom Viewing (Place: Cafeteria, Time: 11.00-16.00)
*Tea Ceremony (Place: Cafeteria, Time: 16.05-19.30)
*Live Music (Place: Wave Stage, Time: 17.45-19.00, tentative)

Tuesday 4th December
*Flowing Soumen Noodles (Place: Area between Student Union I & II, Time: 14.30-16.00)
*Bakuomu: One Man Live (Place: Wave Stage, Time: 17.40:18:30)

Thursday 6th December
*Japanese Tea Ceremony (Place: Student Union 2F, Japanese Room, Time: 14.00-, 15.00-, 16.00-)
*Rice Cake Making (Place: Cafeteria, Time: 15.30-16.30)

Friday 7th December
*Percussion performance by the student group 'Life Music' (Place: Cafeteria, Time: 14.00-15.00)
*Grand Performance (Place: Millennium Hall, Time: 18.30-20.30)
(Program: Japanese Dance, Shamisen & Taiko Performance, Fashion Show etc.)

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