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FREE Japanese film showing in October 2017

Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Location: L3

Studio Ghibli Animation Film!

Free Admission! No booking required! English Subtitles!

‘When Marnie was there'

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Voice: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima
2014 | 103min. | PG

Promise we'll remain a secret, forever.

Twelve-year-old Anna believes she sits outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong, and shuts herself off from everyone around her. Concerned for her health, Anna's foster mother decides to send her to rural Hokkaido to stay in a sleepy town by the sea. As she dreams her days away amongst the marshes, Anna finds herself strangely... Based on the beloved novel by Joan G. Robinson, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE is the latest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of ARRIETTY.

Presented by Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, The Japan Foundation
Supported by The University of Waikato

Any inquiries? - Please contact Athena Chambers at School of Arts, FASS (838 4932).

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I wrote about 'the Buried Giant' some time ago. This novel was written by British writer Kazuo Ishiguro and he has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature!

Mr Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan and moved to U.K. when he was five years old. Mr Ishiguro grew up in Japanese language environment (his Japanese parents kept Japanese communication at home) and he understands Japanese now (but he is not so good when it comes to speaking, apprently).

If you want to know more details of this news, you can find here (the BBC site), for example.

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昨日[きのう]、空[あ]き家[や]管理士[かんりし]の記事[きじ](= article)をここで読みました。I read an interesting article here about managing vacant houses yesterday.

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今朝[けさ](= this morning)の写真[しゃしん]です。キャンパスの桜[さくら](= cherry)が満開[まんかい](= full bloom)です。日本は、この週末[しゅうまつ]、とても大きな台風[たいふう](= typhoon)が来ました。いろいろなところに被害[ひがい](= damage)が出たそうです。一日も早く、みなさんがふつうの生活[せいかつ]に戻[もど]れますように。

The photo was taken this morning. The cherries on our campus have come into full bloom now. By the way, Japan experienced a huge typhoon this weekend and it has caused all sorts of damage. We hope people will get back to their normal life soon.

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Today's Hamilton campus (the University of Waikato).Spring has certainly sprung now!


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昨日[きのう]も言いましたが、今週[こんしゅう]はマオリ語[ご]週間[しゅうかん]です。上の切手[きって]は先週[せんしゅう]発売[はつばい]されました(= released)。格好[かっこう]いい(= cool)ですよね!

As I metioned yesterday, it is Maori Language Week this week. The above postage stamps were released last week. Isn't it cool!?

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キア オラ! 今週[こんしゅう]は、マオリ語[ご]週間[しゅうかん]です。このページを見ると、マオリ語の表現[ひょうげん](= expressions)やいろいろなイベントについて分かります。

Kia ora! It is Maori Language week this week! You can learn the details at this website.

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今週[こんしゅう]の木曜日(9月14日)、ワイカト大学で、キンギタンガ・デーというイベントがあります。今年で9年目です。誰[だれ]でも来ることができます。詳[くわ]しくは(= for details)このページを見てください。ぜひ、ワイカト大学に来てください!

We will have an event called Kīngitanga Day this Thursday (14 September 2017).  Kīngitanga Day, now in its ninth year, is an annual event that honours our special relationships  with Kīngitanga and Waikato-Tainuiand and celebrates the University’s unique identity, distinctive culture and leadership.

ALL WELCOME; so please have a look at this page for more details and come to join us!!

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ニュージーランドの公用語[こうようご](= official languages)が何か知っていますか。 Do you know what the official languages of New Zealand are?

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日本の小学生[しょうがくせい]は、学校でお昼[ひる]ご飯[はん]を食べます。学校が栄養[えいよう](= nutrition)のバランスがとれたご飯を作ってくれます。日本語で、給食[きゅうしょく]と言います。日本の給食は食べるだけじゃないんです。とてもいいYouTube ビデオを見つけました。日本の給食を知らない人は、ぜひ見てください。英語の字幕[じまく][つ]き(= with English sub-titles)です。

Japanese primary school kids normally eat lunch at school. Each school provides nutritiously balanced lunch. It is called kyushoku in Japanese. Kyushoku is not just about eating lunch! I found a good YouTube video (with English sub-titles) showing exactly what kyushoku is. If you do not know about kyushoku in Japan, please have a look!

Youtube のリンクはここです/Here is the link:

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