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    Yaskawatei Autumn Visit

    As a follow-up to their visit in summer, members of Malcolm Swanson’s Year 3 Seminar revisited the former Yaskawa residence to take photos and research material. This is in preparation for creating English materials for the building, such as pamphlets and a website. We were able to enjoy the autumn scenery, as well as wonderful morning tea in the café. マルコム・スワンソンゼミ3年生メンバーが、夏に引き続き旧安川邸を訪れ、写真撮影

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    Fukuoka Yatai Research Project

    Members of Andrew Zitzmann’s Year 3 Seminar are preparing for a presentation contest at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies taking place soon. Last week, they went to Fukuoka to do research about Yatai at the city hall. They learned about the history of Yatai and their special features. After that they visited many Yatai and interviewed owners, workers, and customers. Also, they enjoyed many

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    2023 Kaname Cup Results

    On Saturday, October 28, we held our 5th Kaname Cup English Speech Contest for high school students. Fifteen finalists presented their speeches to our panel of esteemed judges (Prof. Nicholas Kemp, Prof. Saeko Urushibara, Prof. L. Dennis Woolbright). After a close contest, here were the final results: 入賞者は以下の方々です。 1位 西南女学院高等学校 川合 菜央 1年 My Journey to Self-Acceptance 2位 自由ケ丘高等学校 杉本 小百合 2年 Through Ky

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    2023 School Festival

    On October 28 and 29, we held our 2023 School Festival (シオン祭) as an open event for the first time since COVID hit us in 2020. The campus was filled with students and visitors enjoying all the students’ shops and events. The English Department had a strong presence, with many of our students volunteering, dancing, or running shops selling all kinds of tasty foods. Here are a few photos to sha

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    Rice Harvesting with MaruZemi

    On October 14, all the students in Malcolm Swanson’s seminar group once more traveled to Yuikirara near Nakatsu. This time we were harvesting the rice and digging up the sweet potatoes we planted last June. Our crops looked very healthy, so we were soon busy cutting the rice, tying it up, and hanging it to dry. After a delicious lunch of curry and rice cooked by the local people, we headed u

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