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Pecha Kucha Night and Bonenkai

Date: Saturday December 18, 2010
Time: 16:00 - 18:00 (Bonenkai at 6:30)
Location: Konan University, Nishinomiya Campus, 8-33 Takamatsu-cho, Nishinomiya, Hyogo

Osaka JALT, in association with the Kobe, Nara, and Kyoto Chapters, will co-sponsor a Pecha Kucha Night at Konan University, Hirao School of Management (CUBE) in Nishinomiya, followed by a bonenkai at the highly acclaimed Busy Bee Cafe.

Here's the url for a great write-up of the Busy Bee Cafe that was in the Kansai Scene:

Presenters include James Crocker, Mike Riffle, Mayumi Asaba, David Kolf, Ted Bonnah, Steve Cornwell, John Campbell-Larsen, Matthew Walsh, Brent Jones, and Greg Rouault.

What is Pecha Kucha? Pecha Kucha is a short presentation style originating from Tokyo that has strict time limits. Presenters show 20 slides for 20 seconds each, so each speaker has just six minutes and forty seconds for their whole presentation. For more information about Pecha Kucha click here.

The venue for this event is just south of Hankyu Nishinomiya Kita-guchi station.The bonenkai, at the Busy Bee Cafe, is a short 8 min walk from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Stn, Northwest exit. There will be reserved seating for 30 people. The bonenkai cost will be ¥1,500 for food only, and a cash bar.

Please contact  if you'd like to make a presentation, sign up for the bonenkai, or for more information.


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Introduction to Second Life: Virtual Worlds for Language Teaching

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Digital Hollywood Graduate University (Near Umeda)

Jean-Paul DuQuette of Ritsumeikan University will give a hands on workshop about teaching English in Second Life (an online virtual world).

For details, including directions, please see the Cypris Society website HERE.

Presented by: the Cypris Society Virtual World Language Learning Group
Co-sponsored by: Digital Hollywood University and Osaka JALT


2010 Osaka JALT Chapter Elections Results

The results are in!

After one of the best voter turn outs in recent memory, the election officers have certified the results and announced the winners. The Osaka JALT officers for the upcoming year will be:

President: Bob Sanderson
Treasurer: Kurt Hartje
Membership Chair: Steve Silsbee
Program Chair: Matthew Walsh
Publicity Chair: Ray Franklin

Officers at Large: Masumi Azuma, Kelly Butler, John Campbell-Larsen, Steve Cornwell, Bryan Gerard, Myles Grogan, Patrick Judge, Laura Markslag, Stella Maxwell, Junko Omotedani and Jeremy White.

Webmaster: Cameron Romney

Congratulatons and many thanks to all who participated in this year's election! We welcome everyone's participation and look forward to a fruitful and collaborative year ahead.