2019 Weekday Schedule (for BC students, faculty and staff)

The following weekday lectures and workshops are for Bellevue College students, faculty, and staff.

Weekday Schedule Poster
2019 weekday poster

Sept. 30
Hands-on Koto Workshop

The history of koto instrument and its music will be discussed by Ms. Mirei Zaborac followed by a koto performance (with a current Bellevue College student from Japan, Kotomi Nakatsuka). Interested audience members will be able to try and play the koto instrument after the performance.

1:30pm-2:20pm D106
Oct. 1
TAIKO Demonstration and Hands-on Workshop

Learn about the history and the art of Japanese Taiko drumming. A lecture and demonstration from professional Taiko drummers with years of performance experience in Japan, the USA, and touring worldwide.  Includes hands-on practice opportunity for everyone interested in hitting the drums!

11:30am-12:20pm N201
Oct. 1
From Bainbridge Island to Japanese American Concentration Camps
Bainbridge Island is the historic site where the first of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed and exiled from the west coast during World War II. Moriwaki’s presentation will share the timeless – and timely – story of the devastating impact of fear, prejudice, intolerance and failure of political leadership, and the hopeful, healing power of redemption to let it not happen again.
1:30pm-2:20pm D106
Oct. 2
Faculty Professional Development Day:
No Classes or Japan Week Activities
Oct. 3
Let the Samurai Be Your Guide

Japanese American author and inspirational speaker, Lori Tsugawa Whaley, presents the power of the seven Bushido principles: Courage; Integrity; Benevolence; Respect; Honesty; Honor; Loyalty. Participants will learn how applying these ancient samurai principles to their own lives can help them achieve greater personal strength and professional success.

11:30am-12:20pm D106

Oct. 3

Japanese-style Bathing & Toilet Culture

Japanese-style bathtubs and toilets will be introduced. Ideas on how these can be incorporated in American homes will be shown with some actual design samples.

Ms. Midori Yoshikawa is an award-winning interior designer often featured in national publications for inspiring and innovative spaces.

2:30pm-3:20pm D106
Oct. 4
US-Japan Cultural Differences

We know there are differences between cultures.  Have you thought about why they are different? The goal of this lecture is to increase your awareness of cultural differences. You may not realize how much of your common sense, belief, values and judgement are formed based on your culture.  This lecture will not only talk about cultural differences, but will analyze differences in communication styles, behaviors, and belief systems!

10:30am-11:20am D106
Oct. 4
Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) and Longevity

Japanese people have historically been known for having the highest life expectancy. Many researchers believe that the main reason for the longevity of the Japanese is their traditional, balanced diet, comprised of vegetables, seafood and fermented foods. The traditional seasoning and cooking techniques of the Japanese diet is also associated with a reduced morbidity rate from chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In this lecture, we will explore the traditional Japanese diet, known as Washoku, its history, cultural significance and cooking techniques that make this cuisine unique and nourishing for the human body. We will also discuss the importance of educating and influencing the younger Japanese generation on healthy eating through Washoku versus the generally less healthy western diet.

12:30pm-1:20pm D106

Recent Posts