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KKC Alumni News

Fall 2007

KKC Alumni Japan Prize Announced
All former fellows are invited to submit a powerpoint (or similar type) presentation using the theme of "My trip to Japan and its impact on my students and community".  Entries may not be longer than 5 minutes with no minimum viewing time. 

Cash prizes will be presented to the First, Second and Third Place winners and their respective schools.  The award for First Place is $300; Second Place $200 and Third Place $100.  Fifty percent of each award should be shared with the fellow's school (or former school) to purchase Japan related teaching materials.

Submission Deadline. Presentations should be saved to a CD and be able to be opened/viewed by a Windows computer.  Please include your name, year of fellowship, email and postal addresses, and the school information for the award.  Entries must be received by November 17, 2007.  You will not receive confirmation of receipt.   Send your entry to the JASP, 600 Grant Street, Room 444, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2703. Please call Elise Moersch at
412-433-5022 if you would like to know if your entry has been received.

Award Announcement:  The winning project will be announed at the 2007 KKC Alumni Event in San Diego.  Winners do not need to be present to win.  A showing of all three winning presentions will follow.
All entries will become the property of the KKC and not returned.

070703.jpg2007 Fellowship Review
From July 3-12, eleven educators from the United States and Canada took part in this year's fellowship program.  The program aims to give educators firsthand experience that will help them accurately report on current conditions in this nation after returning to their home countries.

The ten day itinerary included meetings and visits with The Oriental Economist; the Panasonic Center Tokyo; the Hakuhodo Institute of Life & Living; Omron Corporation; Tokyo Super Eco-Educational Policy Research; Hasuda Minami Jr. High School; Central japan Railway Company; Economic Policy Burea I; Nippon Keidanren; the Association of Japanese Animations; Tokyo Anime Center; Tokyo Metropolitan HS of Science and Technology; Kiba Store and the Oppama Plant of the Nissan Motor Corporation.

Alumni Reception 

A reception for all KKC Alumni and educators interested in applying for the 2008 fellowship will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Gaslamp 2 room at the Omni San Diego Hotel.   Please rsvp to Elise by November 15, 2007

 Visit the KKC Booth  International Alley 
 NCSS Annual Conference

2008 Fellowship Brochures on line

2007 Fellow Report Deadlines
Oct. 31, 2007
Lesson plan contributions
January 15, 2008
Report with completed Japan-related activities per your application. 

Please contact your local Japan-America Society for
other resources.

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