Monday, May 30, 2011

Cho-san is back

Cho-san is back from China. We will finally be all together in my seminar this Wednesday.

One Piece?

Kaoru seems to want me to read the manga One Piece. He brought me a bag of them, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to return them to him.... The main reason he would like me to read them is probably because he is writing his graduation thesis about issues related manga. I'll do my best to come up with an opinion about the manga as soon as possible.

Hungarian students in our Monday meeting

Today two Hungarian students took part in our lunch time meeting.

And sushi for dinner!

I went to Ichiriki with Yolanda and Sunil after all the Brazilian barbecue on Sunday. They are in Japan for a short visit and it was great seeing them. Other people at the restaurant ended up enjoying their company, too.

Brazilian food at Barbacoa on Sunday

Twenty four of us went to Barbacoa on Sunday. The weather was terrible but the food great!

Former teachers at JIU on Wednesday!

What a nice surprise!

Interesting card....

Unfortunately not enough....

Thanks, girls!

Monday, May 23, 2011

International Communication in the Student Lounge

Today Patrik from Norway joined our Monday meeting and talked about his country. Every week we meet in the Lounge on the 2nd floor of the H-Building to talk about different cultures. It was Norway day today and we'll be talking about Hungary next week.

TOEIC and Open Campus on Saturday

We had a very busy Saturday! The Open Campus session started at 1:20. The TOEIC test at 11 and the scholarship interviews for the first-year students at 9:30 and ended at 2 PM. It was certainly a busy day for all, but it was quite productive. I hope all the students who took the TOEIC were able to improve their scores by at least 50 points. I would also like to thank all students who helped with Open Campus after the test.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great Friday

Tsukasa and Hitomi visited us!
Takahito also visited a little later and brought beautiful flowers.
We all had Indian food--again....

Summer School: Welcome lunch

We held a welcome lunch to mark the start of the Japanese Summer Program on Thursday.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Proud of our Chancellor

Our Chancellor received the Hungarian National Award for Services to Culture on Wednesday, May 18. A reception was held at the Hungarian Embassy in Tokyo and we were so proud and inspired by the recognition of her contributions not only to Hungary but also to the young Japanese generation. We were honored by the visit of the President of Hungary to the Kioicho campus last year, and we are now hosting the first group of Hungarian students who received the Mizuta Scholarship to study at Josai International University and Josai University for a year. I certainly hope that this is just the beginning of a long-term relationship between the countries and the various educational institutions.

The Ambassador of Hungary to Japan received an honorary doctorate from JIU yesterday, too. The initial plans were for him to be granted the degree during graduation ceremony in March, but as it was cancelled we didn't know when exactly that would happen. Having both events on the same day at the Embassy was wonderful and inspiring to all of us.

Maki gave a great speech in Hungarian and Hairi perfomed as students sang a Hungarian tune. After that she performed "Nadasoso."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Special Dinner

Special dinner with special Chinese wishes

Special Dinner on Saturday

More kindness

More kindness

Turning 25

Thank you so much for the cards, e-mails, flowers, chocolates, cake, hugs and wishes. Thank you for remembering I'm turning 25 today!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hairi's performance on Friday

I'm sorry I forgot to post this event last night. Hairi performed at the City Lights Café Friday evening. We enjoyed her beautiful voice and her sanshin performance.

Seminar Students Get Together

Some of my junior and senior seminar students go together at JIU this afternoon.
Six of them got fun prizes in the bingo game organized by Akimoto-kun.
Junior and seniors mingling.
Difficult questions....