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Manga + Translation 101


The Japan Foundation, New York and the Nippon Club are pleased to present a public lecture on Manga + Translation 101, by Dr. Mari Morimoto on Tuesday, October 2.

*Note: Lecture will be in English.

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Schedule Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Session 1, "Manga in Japan and in the US 101", will briefly trace the history and evolution of manga in Japan and its path across the Pacific as well as explore the cultural differences of the two countries through manga.


Session 2, "Manga translation 101", will focus on the act of translation itself and provide a deeper understanding of this craft through her personal experiences of working with renowned manga titles.

Speaker

Dr. Mari Morimoto

Dr. Morimoto has been a freelance translator of manga and Japanese subculture content for almost 25 years.

Her translating bibliography includes many bestselling titles such as Naruto, Sailor Moon, Dragonball, and Inuyasha, and she regularly interprets for Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership, New York Comic Con, Otakon, and Anime Boston, among others.

Highlights of her career as it relates to manga was meeting and rubbing elbows with Dragonball creator Akira Toriyama in 2003, assisting shojo manga legend Moto Hagio at San Diego Comic Con in 2010, and interpreting for Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto at New York Comic Con in 2015. As a child, she had the honor of meeting the late Osamu Tezuka.

She also happens to be a small animal primary care veterinarian.
Born in Osaka, Japan but raised in New York City, she completed both her undergraduate (in Cultural Anthropology, subsections Japan and Ethnozoology) and veterinary degrees at Cornell University before returning to New York City.
Registration RSVP closed
Fee $15 per person at the door. Cash or check only.

Travel Japanese in Anime Fest @ New York Comic Con

Schedule Saturday, October 6, 2018
11:00am - 11:45am
Location Anime Fest @ NYCC - The Academy Stage
Description Are you planning a trip to Japan in the near future? If so, this workshop is for you! Please join us for our Travel Japanese workshop and learn Japanese vocabulary and basic expressions essential for travel in Japan! Japanese customs and useful travel information will also be introduced.

Level No experience ~ Introductory (A1) / Elementary (A2)

Goals In this workshop, you will be able to:

- exchange basic greetings
- tell your destination to a taxi driver or station agent and ask for information
- order food at a restaurant using simple terms
Registration Click here for more details.

Conversation Cafe

Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners in a relaxed atmosphere!
Conversation Cafe is open to everyone from complete beginners to advanced learners.

Practice your Japanese and further your knowledge of the language and culture through fun activities.


Schedule Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30pm - 8:00 pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Description Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese learners over a cup of Japanese tea and snacks! Moderated by our Japanese instructor, you will learn about Japanese culture and language in a relaxed atmosphere. Great opportunities to refresh your memory, make new friends and preview JF Japanese Language Course. Join us for a fun and interactive conversation!
Topic East is East and West is West ?! ~ Kanto and Kansai in Japan ~
Level All levels welcome.
Registration RSVP closed.
Fee $5 (materials included)

~Let's hang out in Japanese!~

Schedule 7/31 (Tue), 8/2 (Thu), 8/7 (Tue)
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Prerequisite You are expected to:
- have completed JF A1-3 Introductory Japanese or equivalent
- be able to describe, ask and answer simple questions about yourself, what you do, where you live, food you like, hobbies, daily routine, weekend activities, etc.
- be able to read and understand simple brief texts written in hiragana, katakana and very basic kanji on such topics as someone's self-introduction, hobbies, schedule, weekend activities etc.
Description Learn useful expressions and basic phrases in everyday contexts such as inviting friends, making plans, going out, etc. Japanese culture will also be introduced throughout activities. A great way to preview what our JF Japanese Language Courses are like before the fall semester begins in September.
Level

Elementary (A2)

Goals In this workshop, you will learn how to:

-invite your friends to a place of you recommend/respond to an invitation
-make plans with friends including where to go, when to meet, etc.
-give a reason when you are running late using simple terms
-talk about what you want to do or where you want to go when making plans with friends
Registration RSVP closed.
Fee $50 (3-session workshop) ; materials included

~Kanji and Grammar in Context~

Schedule 3 consecutive Thursdays,  6:30pm – 8:00pm
7/12, 7/19, 7/26
Location The Nippon Club (direction)
145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 6th and 7th Aves.)
Prerequisite You are expected to:
- have completed JF A1-3 Introductory Japanese or equivalent
- be able to describe, ask and answer simple questions about yourself, what you do, where you live, food you like, hobbies, daily routine, weekend activities, etc.
- be able to read and understand simple brief texts written in hiragana, katakana and very basic kanji on such topics as someone's self-introduction, hobbies, schedule, weekend activities etc.
Description Learn and practice grammar and kanji in practical contexts. Review important grammar structures that are used in such contexts as, interacting with friends or store attendants while traveling in Japan. You will also learn to read kanji words that often appear on restaurant menus or in casual emails.
Level

Elementary (A2)

Goals In this workshop, you will learn how to:

-talk about your daily life casually with friends
-interact with a store attendant
-read kanji words used in such contexts as emails from friends, restaurant menus, etc.
Registration RSVP closed
Fee $50 (3-session workshop) ; materials included

For inquiry, please contact contact jpcourse@jfny.org / (212) 489-0299.