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Saturday, May 19th, 2007
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

From a Silk Cocoon,
viewing the award
winning film with its
co-writer and director
Satsuki Ina
California State Univ.,

Dr. Ina is a cross-cultural
psychotherapist who was
born in the U.S. internment
camps during World War II
and who made the Emmy
award-winning docudrama
about her family's heart-
breaking story of their
incarceration. Although the
events of this story
happened over 60 years ago,
the issues of loyalty, nationality,
racial profiling, and personal liberties during times of war
remain with us today in the post-9/11 world.

After viewing this compelling and widely acclaimed film (57
min.) we'll have ample time for questions and discussion.

For more information about the film please see

Osaka JALT is proud to co-sponsor this event with The
Nikkei Gathering and SIETAR Kansai.

The meeting is 1 minute from JR Takatsuki Station, at the
Sogo Shimin Koryu Center

Cost for non-JALT members: 1000 yen; for JALT, Sietar,
and Nikkei Gathering members: 500 yen
Sunday, June 10th (12:30-5:30 PM)

Tech Day 2007
(Osaka JALT's Third annual Tech Day)

Speakers: Tom Robb, Myles Grogan,
Gordon Wilson,  Leon Bell, Cameron
Romney, and more . . .


Tom Robb (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.) Introduction to Moodle and
Making Quizzes with Moodle

Myles Grogan (Momoyama Gakuin Univ.) Using Excel for
class activities

Leon Bell (Momoyama Gakuin Univ.) Preparing students for
the TOEFL iBT test using non-networked technology

Cameron Romney (Momoyama Gakuin Univ.) Experiences
with Vista

Gordon Wilson (Hannan Univ.) The (near?) Future of
Computing in Language Learning

There will also be a "My Share" time for all who attend to
share favorite websites and tech-related ideas.

Dinner afterwards at the superb Italian restaurant Naomi

Venue: Hannan University main campus - a 5-minute walk
north of Kintetsu Kawachi-Amami station (15 minutes south
of Tennoji/Abeno station)

Price: JALT members - 500 yen,
One day members - 1000 yen
October 6-7, 2007

Gender & Beyond:
A mini-conference sponsored by JALT's GALE SIG,
co-sponsored by Osaka JALT and several JALT SIGs and
other organizations.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 6:00-8:00 pm at Temple University Japan,
Osaka campus (Osaka Eki-mae Bldg 3, 21st Floor, tel:
06-6343-0005 )

Professor Janet Holmes of Victoria University of Wellington, New
Zealand, will present Gender and Leadership: Some
Socio-Pragmatic Considerations.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 10:00 am-6:00 pm at Kansai University
Senriyama Campus, Iwasaki Kinenkan,

Various presentations, discussions, and workshops on a wide
range of themes will be held, as well as a closing panel discussion
led by Professor Holmes.

Admission fees to be announced.
For more details please see .
November 11th, 2007 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Kansai ETJ Expo

Adam Duran, Akiko Seino, Brian Cullen, Catherine Oki,
Christine Watson, Chuck Kayser, Cynthia Akazawa, David
Lisgo, David Paul, Eric Kane, Eve Loh, Floria Hizume, Grant
Trew, Greg Crawford, Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Iain Dandy,
Jason Good, Jeffrey Hodson, Jill Bruellman, John Letcher,
Jonah Glick, Joseph Dwyer, Kaj Schwermer, Karl
O'Callaghan, Kim Horne, Janina Tubby, Lenny Straight,
Lesley Ito, Lica Takeda and Rikako Miyoshi, Marcos
Benevides, Matthew Walsh, Michael Hood, Michelle
Morimoto, Richard Attwood, Tania Silar-Jademec, Tanja
McCandie, Tim Kiggell, Tom Kenny, Trent Spriggs, Yuko
Hosada and Lisa Manhart.

There will be presentations and materials for college teachers,
high school teachers, elementary school teachers, kindergarten
teachers. In fact, the aim is to provide top-class presentations
and material displays for every kind of English teacher. Doors
open at 9:00 am, presentations start at 10:00 am.

The schedule of over 30 presentations and roundtable
discussions is here:

Look for the JALT table at the Expo to learn more about JALT.

Osaka JALT will hold it's annual meeting with officer elections at
the Expo from 10:30 to 12:00 as well, so plan to attend to learn
more and to find out how you can get more involved.

JALT members, if you have old JALT magazines or journals that
you'd like to recycle please bring them to the JALT table at the

Supervised childcare will be available at the Expo, so feel free to
bring kids. For more information see

The meeting is at Seifu Gakuen High School, 12-16
Ishigatsuji-cho, Tennoji-ku, Tel. (06) 6771-5757

JALT and ETJ members: 500 yen.  Non-members: 1000 yen.
December 15th, 2007 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Osaka Chapter Bonenkai at
Namba Parks Saijiki restaurant

It's a party!

Help us ring out 2007 and get ready for 2008 at Saijiki
restaurant at the new Namba Parks for a 90-minute all you
can eat buffet of healthy Japanese traditional food in a
beautiful smoke-free environment. The cost is about 2000
yen including soft drinks, more if you're drinking alcohol.
For menu and map see

Drop us an email at so we can
reserve you a seat with us. The brand new Namba Parks
has plenty of places for after-party partying (see ), so even if you
can't make it by 7:00 be sure to contact us and join us
when you can. It's sure to be a great time!

The meeting is at Saijiki natural healthy buffet restaurant,
on the 6th floor of Namba Parks.

Cost for non-JALT members: About 2000 yen or more,
depending on drinks; for JALT members: Same