The principal of Kasugaoka High School, Osaka Japan visited Southwest High School at the beginning of December. His main purpose for this visit was to establish the sister school relation between Southwest and Kasugaoka High School. Both principal signed the certificates on December 2nd. He enjoyed activities wiith all Japanese classes after that. I am very pleased to announce that Southwest High School has a sister school in Osaka. We hope our relationship will be stronger and last long.
Here is the link of the event. Please click here.
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With the Consul General of Japan
21 students who went to Japan by the Kakehashi Project last July had an opportunity to meet Mr. Yoshida, the Consul General of Japan, on Friday November 1st. They had a round table and discussed " Our future plans and concerns for Japanese Language Studies," then gave the Kakehashi Project presentation. The students were proud to tell about their trip to Japan. The Kakehashi Project was an incredible opportunity for these students, which they will never forget the rest of their lives.
The Japanese Culture Club participated in the Homecoming Parade with Japanese costume on Friday, October 12th. There was a $70 cash prize for the club with the best sign and we won the prize. I will show a video of the parade soo. Here is the web site of this trip. click here please.
A Fully Funded 10-day study tour to Japan!
The Japanese Program at Southwest was selected to participate in the “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow" - funded by the government of Japan. This project gave us a fully funded 10-day study tour to Japan from July 8th to July 18th 2013. 23 students, former Southwest teacher and Mrs. French enjoyed time in Japan. Here is the web site of this trip. click here please.
ram at Southwest was selected to participate in the “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow" - funded by the government of Japan. Students did presentation of Kakehashi Project at the staff meeting on Tuesday, October 1st. Please click here to watch their presentation.
Japanese Students Advance to National Japan Bowl Competition!
The Japan Bowl is a national competition to test the ability of high school students throughout America who are studying the Japanese language. It is modeled on a quiz show format and aims to make the study of Japanese challenging and enjoyable. The 2013 National Japan Bowl Competition, to be held Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, 2013 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Congratulations to the finalists who will represent Southwest at Nationals this year: Anna Kelly, Matthew Benbenek, Maxwell Tong
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