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3rd Japan Week at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

At the Kansai University Japan-EU Research Center , which has been established at one of our partner universities, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, an event called 'Japan Week' is held every other year.

The purpose of Japan Week is to introduce various aspects of Japanese culture to European and Belgian citizens and the programs range from international symposia to workshops involving researchers and students from both Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Kansai University.

Details of the 3rd Japan Week and the programs to be conducted during this event are as follows:

From Thursday, November 3 to Saturday, November 5
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1. International Symposium (Thursday, November 3 between 10:00am - 5:45pm)
   Theme: Economic Crisis in Europe; Perspectives from Japan
   Discussants: Dr. Sadayoshi Takaya, Dr. Masahiro Tokunaga, Dr. Kazuko Tamura,
                         Dr. Hiroko Ameno (professors of the Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University)
                         Dr. Erja Kettunen-Matilainen (Aalto University in Finland)
                         Dr. W.F.Vande Walle and Dr. Dimitri Vanoverbeke (professors at Katholieke Universiteit

2. EU Workshop (Friday, November 4)
  First Session (9:00am - 12:00pm): Classic Culture
  Second Session (1:00 - 5:00pm): Pop Culture
  Discussants: Professor Keiji Shibai and three graduate students of the Faculty of Letters, Kansai University
                         Professor Hiroshi Ogawa and two graduate students of the Faculty of Sociology
                         Three undergraduate students of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

3. Japanese Calligraphy Workshop by Kandai students (Friday, November 4)
  First Session (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  Second Session (1:30 - 3:30pm)
  Instructors: Mr. Keinan Itomi (extremely famous calligrapher in Japan), Lecturer Wang Wei Wen
                    (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), members of the Calligraphy Club at Kansai University

4. Japanese Movie Screening
  Theme: Families and hometowns in Japan
  First Screening: Friday, November 4 between 8:00 - 10:00pm
                             'The Chef of South Polar'
   Second Screening: Saturday, November 5 between 8:00 - 10:00pm
                                   'The Switch to Happiness'

Japan Week Flyer (PDF)

October 25, 2011 10:20 AM UP

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