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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!  

明けましておめでとうございます!

みなさん、今年もよろしくおねがいします。

Wishing all of you health, happiness and good fortune in 2018!


JAPAN CLUB   日本部


NEXT MEETING: Monday, January 22nd --- 8th meeting

We will conduct our Shinenkai, New Year's Meeting, where we will discuss our priorities for events for 2018.  Please don't miss this meeting.  Get involved in a committee and be an active member in 2018!


For more information about the club and a list of meeting dates, click on the tab for CLUB-JNHS.  You can also email the officers at dbhsjapanclub@gmail.com for more information about activities.


Competition Season Begins


In the second half of the academic year, we will prepare for and participate in the annual competitions offered for Japanese students at all levels, locally, regionally, and nationally. These include the Broward District World Language Competition, the AFTJ Florida East Regional/State Japanese Language Competition,and the National Japan Bowl. 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!


CULTURAL CORNER

January Holidays in Japan



Pictured Left (New Year's Fireworks at Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture): 

New Year's Day - お正月の元日(おしょうがつのがんじつ)-1月1日

A national holiday celebrating the beginning of the New Year.  Banks and most businesses are closed through January 3rd, and families get together to enjoy special foods and games; research further on the Office Holidays site and the Kids Web Japan site for "Ushering in the New Year" and "New Year's Day".


Pictured Right (20 year old girls taking a picture at the Coming of Age Ceremony): 

Coming of Age Day - 成人の日(せいじんのひ) - 1月8日

Celebrated on the 2nd Monday of January, this is a national holiday honoring young Japanese individuals who will be celebrating their 20th birthday during the course of the year.  This is the legal age of adulthood, so they will gain the right to vote and drink; research further on the Office Holidays site and the Kids Web Japan site.


Schedule of Activities & Events


THIS WEEK --- Begin 3rd Quarter

1/15 (M)NO SCHOOL ---DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY

1/16 (T)Japan Bowl Practice

1/17 (W)JNHS Tutoring for Japanese Students

1/18 (Th):  Open Classroom --- Competitions Practice

1/19 (F)No Activities Scheduled


THE FOLLOWING WEEK

1/22 (M):  Japan Club General Membership Meeting

1/23 (T)Japan Bowl Practice

1/24 (W)JNHS Tutoring for Japanese Students

1/25 (Th)Open Classroom --- Competitions Practice

1/26 (F):  No Activities Scheduled


FYI

Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for this academic year

Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year


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