Osaka Chapter

Dinner party with JALT2016 Balsamo Asian Scholar

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Speaker: 
Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Kalyan Chattopadhyay is Associate Professor and Director of the English Language Centre at Bankim Sardar College, Calcutta University, and this year's Bill Balsamo Asian Scholar at JALT2016. A University of Leeds and Hornby Trust alumnus, he has spoken and published on language skills development and the use of new technologies in language teaching.

Location: 
The Blarney Stone Irish Pub - Umeda, 6F Sonezaki Center Building
Fee for JALT members: 
Free admission
Fee for one-day members: 
Free admission

Hands On Media Education micro-conference at Otemae University's Itami campus

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jessie Curell

Hands On Media Education is at the forefront of the Media Education movement. By providing customized production-based media and digital literacy workshops, Hands On Media Education offers educators, students and private organizations highly effective opportunities to engage with the evolving landscape of media education.

Location: 
Otemae University - Itami campus, very near Hankyu Inano and JR Inadera stations
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Photo Exhibition and Lecture - The Heart of the Eye

Date and Time: 
Thursday, 3 November 2016 - 10:00am - Saturday, 5 November 2016 - 4:30pm
Speaker: 
Bun'yo Ishikawa

Photo Exhibition 石川文洋写真展 ―心の眼 November 3-5 (Lecture on Nov 5th)
November 3-5 Osaka Jogakuin University will host a photo exhibition of Mr. Bunyo Ishikawa's work with a lecture on Nov 5. Mr. Ishikawa is a photojournalist originally from Okinawa, who covered the Vietnam War and also is active in documenting the military issues in Okinawa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun%27yō_Ishikawa

Location: 
Osaka Jogakuin University office building, near JR and subway Tamatsukuri station
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for Jr/Sr High School students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Documentary 石川文洋を旅する (Ishikawabun'yō o tabi suru) and lecture

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 8 October 2016 - 1:00pm - 6:40pm
Speaker: 
Bun'yo Ishikawa

Osaka Jogakuin University will host this special event on the first floor of the Osaka Christian Center (just down the hill from the university), featuring Mr. Bun'yo Ishikawa, a photojournalist originally from Okinawa who covered the Vietnam War and also is active in documenting the military issues in Okinawa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bun%27yō_Ishikawa

Location: 
Osaka Christian Center (near Osaka Jogakuin University, near Tamatsukuri stations)
Fee for JALT members: 
500 yen for JALT members and jr/sr high school students
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Kansai SIETAR/JALT joint event: Hiroshima Hibakusha message of peace

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 16 October 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Koko Kondo

Koko Kondo is the youngest Hiroshima hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) who has a very important message of peace for people all over the world.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Sogo Shimin Koryu Center, 5th floor 視聴覚センター
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

4-Corners Tour Kansai (in Osaka)

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Debbie West and Dorothy Zemach

Debbie West - Presenters and presentation styles

Location: 
Lifelong Learning Center in Umeda 総合生涯学習センター 梅田, Eki-mae Dai-2 Building, 5F
Fee for JALT members: 
Free
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 yen for students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Rakugo: A Discourse Analysis of Japanese Traditional Comic Storytelling

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 9 July 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Chiho Kitagawa

Rakugo is a Japanese form of minimalistic comedic performance, which has been passed down from master to apprentice through the generations for more than 300 years. This presentation will bring to light some pertinent points of language use that are particular to Rakugo, and will analyze and explain them.

Location: 
Nishinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F, Room 2)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and STUDENTS
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Back to School mini-conference at Osaka Jogakuin University

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 April 2016 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
Speaker: 
Various

Back to School is our annual spring mini-conference which aims to share ideas on a wide range of topics to help everyone start the new school year on a positive note.

This year Osaka JALT is co-sponsoring the event with JALT's Materials Writers SIG and Osaka Jogakuin University's Research Institute of International Collaboration and Coexistence (RIICC).

Location: 
Osaka Jogakuin University
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
1000 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

The Global Hospitality Business: Are University Hotel Management Programs in Japan Just the Latest Trend?

Date and Time: 
Saturday, 23 January 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Satomi Nishihara (Osaka Gakuin University)
Speaker: 
Nozomi Iwakiri (Osaka Gakuin University)

With the Olympics on the horizon, the challenge of providing hospitality to visitors is gaining in importance. Hospitality, however, is not simply putting on a welcoming attitude. What many people do not know is that hospitality is a serious and respected field of study with a long history in Europe. European universities and colleges specialize in this multi-faceted area.

Location: 
Takatsuki Shiritsu Shogai Gakushu Center, 3rd floor, Room 1 (10 minutes walk from JR Takatsuki station or Hankyu Takatsukishi station)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members and students
Fee for one-day members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Iran: History, Education, Language, and More

Date and Time: 
Sunday, 31 January 2016 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Mehrasa Alizadeh
Speaker: 
Parisa Mehran

This event aims to shed light on several facets of Iran in a similar way that Lafcadio Hearn's classic Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, first published in 1894, did for Japan to Westerners. Our time will be divided as follows:

A Brief History of Iran: Language, Culture, and Education

Location: 
Namba Shimin Gakushu Center (Osaka City Municipal Lifelong Learning Center - Namba Branch), (O-CAT 4F, 06 6643-7010)
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT and SIETAR members
Fee for one-day members: 
1,000 yen (500 for full-time students)
Contact or Queries: 
Email contact form

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