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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
JAPAN CLUB 日本部
NEXT MEETING: Monday, February 26th --- 10th meeting
Japanese Competitions 日本語大会
Broward District World Language Competition
February 24th (Sat) - Begins at 8:00am - South Broward High School
Students will compete at Levels 1,2 & 4 in Impromptu competition.
AFTJ Florida East Regional/State Japanese Language Competition
April 8th (Sun) - Begins at 1:00pm - University of Miami
We are currently recruiting students to compete at Levels 1,2,3 & 4. There are many different categories for competition. Details forthcoming.
National Japan Bowl Competition
April 12th (Th) & 13th (Fr), 2018 - Chevy Chase, MD / Washington, DC
The teams are determined, and we have registered. We're preparing and planning for our trip in April!
For general information on these competitions, visit the COMPETITIONS page of this site, and let Sensei know you would like to participate. がんばりましょう！
February Holidays in Japan
Pictured Left (Setsubun Community Festival):
Setsubun Festival - 節分祭り（せつぶんまつり）-２月３日
A traditional festival celebrating the end of the winter and beginning of spring. Families celebrate by throwing roasted soybeans outside the door to their house to scare away the demons of bad fortune. When throwing the beans, it is custom for children and adults to shout, "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi" (Demons out, fortune/happiness in); research further here and the Kids Web Japan site.
Pictured Right (National Foundation Day Ceremony):
National Foundation Day - 建国記念日（けんこくきねんび） - ２月１１日
Celebrated on this day every year, this is a national holiday honoring the establishment of the Japanese nation, centuries ago, with the enthronement of Emperor Jimmu. This national holiday is intended to foster a sense of national pride and love of the nation; research further on the Office Holidays site and the Kids Web Japan site.
Schedule of Activities & Events
2/19 (M): NO SCHOOL --- PRESIDENTS DAY
2/20 (T): Japan Bowl Practice
2/21 (W): JNHS Tutoring --- Districts Practice
2/22 (Th): EARLY RELEASE DAY --- No Activities Scheduled
2/23 (F): No Activities Scheduled
+ 2/24 (Sa): Broward District World Language Competition --- South Broward HS
THE FOLLOWING WEEK
2/26 (M): Japan Club General Membership Meeting
2/27 (T): Japan Bowl Practice
2/28 (W): JNHS Tutoring for Japanese students
3/1 (Th): PROFESSIONAL STUDY DAY --- No Activities Scheduled
3/2 (F): No Activities Scheduled
Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for this academic year
Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year