Generally meets every other Monday (check specific dates below); Our meetings last about one hour from 2:40-3:40pm, unless we have a special event that lasts longer.

NEXT MEETING - APRIL 22nd, 2019 (Mon)

++++++++++++Basic minutes from previous meetings++++++++++++

***3/11/2019 - We announced final spring meeting dates (see below), and explained what would be needed in the planning of our annual showcase on the 4/22.  Ilene provided a short presentation on Girls Day festivities in Japan, and then we created paper dolls for fun to celebrate.

***2/25/2019 - We made announcements and Leila shared a few pictures of her summer karaoke experience in Japan.  We then sang karaoke to songs like "Ue of Muite Arukou" (the "Sukiyaki" Song) and "YMCA" in Japanese.

***2/4/2019 - We conducted planning for the spring and discussed Setsubun and Valentine's Day.

***1/14/2019 - We made important announcements and discussed Japanese folktales, showing animated videos of some of the most famous stories.

***12/10/2018 - Bounenkai - End of the year party celebration --- Food, video games and fun!

***11/26/2018 - We made important announcements, including discussing our Chic-Fil-A Pompano fundraiser on Thursday, 11/29 (5-8pm) and planning for the Bounenkai, and then learned how to use chopsticks and culturally appropriate chopstick etiquette.  We had a lot of fun playing games while moving things with chopsticks!

***10/29/2018 - Halloween Party!!!  We made announcements and then watched the anime, "Spirited Away" to celebrate stories of spirits in Japan.  We ate popcorn, chips, and candy, some of our members cos-played as their favorite characters.  The meeting lasted until 4:45pm, when the movie ended.

***10/15/2018 - We made announcements and then did rajio-taisou warm-up exercises in the classroom.  We continued the meeting outside in the breezeway to play team games to celebrate Sports & Fitness Day and had a lot of fun together.  The meeting lasted until 4:15pm.

***10/1/2018 - We made announcements and then continued the meeting in different sub groups to play different traditional games: kendama, daruma-otoshi, karuta, paper sumo, and jan-ken-pon. The meeting lasted until 3:40pm.

***9/17/2018 - We spent the majority of the meeting in different sub groups learning different arts and crafts, including brush calligraphy, origami (folding paper), sketch drawing, and haiku poem writing.  We had a lot of fun, and the meeting ran until close to 4pm.

General Agenda for business meetings:

- Administrative business - Calendar of events discussion, Membership status

Learn about Japanese Culture - Hands-on Craft Activities, Cultural Presentations, Videos & Stories

- Field Trip planning (i.e. the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens) or Event planning (Japanese Cultural Showcase)

- Committee task meetings



List of 2018-2019 Meeting Dates:

1st Semester - 8/27, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/26, 12/10 (Bounenkai)

2nd Semester - 1/14, 2/4, 2/25, 3/11, 4/8, 4/22, 5/20 (Gakunenkai)



Generally meets every week on Wednesdays to offer tutoring for Japanese students; one hour meetings from 2:40-3:40pm.

NEXT MEETING: April 17th, 2019 (Wed)

Qualifications for students in Levels 2, 3 & 4 include:

1) Maintaining a 3.5 GPA in Japanese classes and a 3.0 Overall GPA.

2) Must demonstrate dedication to teaching and learning about Japanese language and culture through a minimum of 10 hours in promotion of Japanese studies (through tutoring peers or active participation in Japan Bowl/Japanese competition or Japan Club, or some equivalent activity)

Our Japanese Honor Society active members are an exclusive, hard working group of students:

Kevin Grant (Grade 12) --- Level 4

Veema Jhagru (Grade 12) --- Level 3

Leila Plummer (Grade 11) --- Level 3

Bradley Vincent (Grade 11) --- Level 3

Anyone considering membership induction this year (Level 2 and above) are welcome to join us to help with tutoring and competition preparation.