Past Events

Monday, November 25 2019 3:30PM-4:45PM

Guest Lecture: Entertainment Media Translation

Join us as program alum Timothy MacKenzie shares with us his experience of the perils of translating, localizing, and adapting Japanese video games, animation, and manga for an English speaking audience.

Tuesday, November 12 2019

Guest Talk: Tadoku and the Art of Reading Japanese Fluently

Would you like to read Japanese as fluently as you read English? You can! it is painless and your language skills will improve by leaps and bounds beyond your textbook if you practice the art of tadoku. Sharon Domier, East...

Monday, November 11 2019 3:30-4:45

Talking about Toilets and Japanese Culture

Come join us for a truly memorable and enlightening talk by Sharon Domier from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Learn more about the history of Japanese toilets and their appearance throughout the literary and visual history tradition of Japan! Free...

Wednesday, October 30 2019 3:30PM - 4:45PM

Star Talk: Japanese Cosmology in the Classical Tradition

Join us for a talk and stargazing session at the Manfred Olson Planetarium! Free and open to the public

Monday, October 28 2019

An Evening of Kabuki

We are thrilled to welcome Nakamura Gankyo, kabuki actor of the most prestigious kabuki family in Japan, to perform a selection of kabuki dances from Musume Dojoji and Echigo Jishi. Nakamura-san will demonstrate how different interpretations of a dance play...

Friday, October 25 2019 12PM - 1PM

Divining the Past

Join us for a talk by Brigid E. Vance, Assistant Professor in the History Department at Lawrence University. In this talk, Professor Vance asks what happens to dreams after they are dreamed? How was such knowledge about dreams disseminated in...

Friday, May 3 2019 10AM - 2PM

Spring Festival

The students from the Japanese program at UWM will be presenting their term projects. Come see their work and enjoy other cultural activities. Most of the presentations will be done in Japanese with English subtitles.

Wednesday, April 24 2019 3PM - 3:50PM

Bibliobattle 2019!

You are invited to the social book review event, "Bibliobattle" by students who are currently taking Extensive Reading in Japanese. There are going to introduce their favorite books written in Japanese. Come and vote which book you want to read...

Wednesday, March 13 2019 12:00 - 12:50

Conversation Table

今日会話テーブルがあります。日本語と英語でおしゃべりを楽しみましょう。ぜひ来てください。 We have a conversation table today. Let's enjoy conversation in Japanese and English! Please join us. Time: 12:00-12:50 Place: Curtin 187 (Language Oasis) You may bring your lunch. Light snack and tea will be served.

Friday, February 22 2019 5PM - 7:30PM

Speech Contest

Come join us as students compete with recitations, speeches, and performances in the UWM Japanese Program's annual Speech Contest!