Community "Japan" Events

Upcoming Events in Central Ohio

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Kent State University, Satterfield Hall 311/313, 475 Janik Drive, Kent, OH 44242

    Date & Time: Saturday, September 28    9am to 5:00pm

    Location: Kent State University, Satterfield Hall 311/313
    Address: 475 Janik Drive, Kent, OH 44242
    Campus Map:

    This workshop offers an overview of the different forms of translation technology, including a discussion of their roles in the language industry and their impacts on translation workflows. The instructor will introduce three most important arenas where technology assists translation in the translation workflow: terminology, translation memory, and integrated machine translation. The attendees will have an opportunity to learn the concepts behind these technologies and explore/experiment translation memory system through hands-on activities.

    What will you learn?

    • The development of translation technology
    • The general impact of computer-assisted translation on translation output, including issues such as time, cost, effort, consistency, and quality
    • What to expect from translation technology and what translation technology expects from you


    9:00 am to 9:30 am           Registration

    9:30 am to 12:30 pm        Morning Session

    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm        Lunch

    2:00 pm  to 5:00 pm         Afternoon Session

    *The schedule is subject to change.


    Loubna Bilali is an Assistant Professor of Translation Studies at Kent State University. She is originally from Morocco, Loubna holds a Ph.D. in Translation with a focus on localization from Kent State University, a Master’s degree in Translation (French-English) also from KSU, and a Master’s Degree in Cross-Cultural Communication and Translation from Chouaib Doukkali University in Morocco. Loubna teaches translation technology courses in the MA in Translation Studies (onsite and online), and intercultural communication courses for the Bachelor of Science in Translation. Her research interests are varied, including localization training, terminology management, corpus-based research, and translation pedagogy.

    For more information and to register, visit 

    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • OSU Hagerty Hall 180 (1775 College Rd)

    OSU East Asian Studies Center presents:


    Film screening & director comments

    Day of the Western Sunrise

    Keith Reimink, Director & Producer


    10:00am - 12:30pm (All)

    12:30 - 2:00pm (NCTA Alumni)

    Film: Free and open to the public.

    Flyer:  Sept 28 Flyer.pdf

    Teacher registration: Link


    Day of the Western Sunrise is an animated documentary by DALIBORKAfilms in the Japanese storytelling method kamishibai, which uses hand drawn visuals and 3D stills with  narration.  The film follows the crew of the fishing vessel, Daigo Fukuryu Marū (Lucky Dragon No. 5) on their search for tuna.  On March 1, 1954, the crew survived the Castle Bravo thermonucluer test in the Pacific Ocean by the United States, which was the largest explosion known.  The events of the explosion as well as the lasting impact on the crew’s lives are retold through interviews of the surviving crew and narration.   



    • 10:am - 12:30pm: Introduction by Director, Film Screening, Director Comments (All)
    • 12:30 - 2:00pm: Lunch & Educator Toolkit Discussion (NCTA Alumni - register by Sept. 13)

    Film Screening and Director's Introduction/Comments are free and open to the public (no registration necessary).

    Educators: To receive CEU's for the event, register at: Teacher Registration Link


    NCTA Alumni:  As a special NCTA Alumni event, receive a DVD of the film, the educator toolkit and lunch. Register by Sept. 13 at: NCTA Alumni Registration Link


    This event is supported by the University of Pittsburgh NCTA national coordinating site, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.


    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Franklin Park Conservatory

    Franklin Park Conservatory, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, is hosting Adam Jones, international Bonsai expert for a special lecture and demonstration.

    Saturday, October 12, 2019
    Franklin Park Conservatory
    1-3 PM
    Conservatory ticket purchase required for entry.

    About Adam Jones

    After completing University degrees in The Fine Arts and Education bonsai professional Adam Jones arranged to build his cultural appreciation and world knowledge by spending a number of years teaching English in various countries throughout Asia. During those years he fell in love with the Japanese culture, particularly bonsai. After completing a five-year apprenticeship at one of the most renowned bonsai gardens in Japan, Mansei-En, located in the Omiya Bonsai-cho, Adam received certification as a bonsai professional from the Nippon Bonsai Association.

    In 2018 Adam opened his own bonsai nursery in Ami-mach, Ibaraki Japan making him the first Western born bonsai professional to operate a garden in Japan. At his garden, Tree House Bonsai, Adam combines his unique background in education and Art with the traditional aesthetics of Japanese bonsai to create works of Bonsai Art that bridge the worlds of east and west. Adam strives to help western bonsai enthusiast overcome the linguistic and cultural barriers most visitors to Japan find difficult in order to provide them with a truly memorable experience, and help spread the joy and art of Japanese bonsai throughout the world.

    • 16 Nov 2019
    • Ohio University Dublin Integrated Education Center 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, OH 43016
    • Japanese Automotive Translation & Interpreting Seminar

    • In Dublin, OH
    • Nov 16, 2019
    • Featuring:
      • Note Taking for Interpreters by Noriko Rogers (Owner of Borderless Interpreting & Translation)
      • Introduction to Technical Writing by Corinne Colbert (Technical writing instructor at Ohio University)
      • Deciphering Hand Written Japanese by Yoshihiro Mochizuki (Lecturer at University of Michigan)


    We are not ready to sell the tickets yet but more details will come soon!

    Please contact if you have any questions.

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10 May 2019 25th Creo HR Seminar
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01 May 2019 Culture + Conversation: The Japanese Internment with Karen Jiobu
27 Apr 2019 Red Oak Community School mini Matsuri
13 Apr 2019 Dublin Taiko 2019 Annual Gala
07 Apr 2019 14th Annual OSU Japanese Student Organization Spring Festival
06 Apr 2019 Marysville Evening of Japanese Culture
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12 Mar 2019 JETRO/JASGC Tohoku Update
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11 Jan 2019 JASCO @ Ohayocon
14 Nov 2018 OSU Symphonic Band Concert Celebrating the 150TH Anniversary of The Meiji Registration
09 Nov 2018 Boston Career Forum
14 Oct 2018 Dublin Arts Council Multicultural B • R • E • A • D! Festival of Arts and Community
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24 Sep 2018 OSU Lecture - An Introduction to Shinto and Gagaku: Japan's Traditional Religion and Music
22 Sep 2018 The 26th Annual Family Day at the Peace Garden
09 Sep 2018 Dublin Taiko concert “The Legacy Continues...” featuring special guests Eitetsu Hayashi and EITETSU FU-UN no KAI
31 Jul 2018 Bexley Public Library: Summertime Sake
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02 Jun 2018 2018 Dublin Taiko Group Annual Gala
26 May 2018 Asian Festival
12 May 2018 U.S. Career Forum
06 May 2018 Columbus Japanese Women's Chorus 'Hanamizuki no Kai" - The 23rd Annual Concert
14 Apr 2018 Columbus Bonsai Society Introductory Bonsai Class
14 Apr 2018 AAC Health Fair & Fitness Expo
13 Apr 2018 US-Japan Digital Brain Arc Forum: Building a Brain Arc Between the U.S.A., Japan and Beyond for the Digital Future
08 Apr 2018 OSU JSO Spring Matsuri
07 Apr 2018 Marysville High School Evening of Japanese Culture
04 Apr 2018 OSU IJS Lecture: Mark MacWilliams, "Rethinking What’s Sacred about 'Ano Hana' Anime Pilgrimage"
04 Mar 2018 Dublin Japanese Festival
03 Mar 2018 OSU IJS Career Event: Japanese Studies in My Life and Career: Alumni Panel Discussion Ohio-Japan Alumni Network
02 Mar 2018 OSU IJS Lecture: Jeffrey Angles, "Resurrecting Orikuchi Shinobu’s The Book of the Dead"
26 Feb 2018 OSU IJS Event/Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: Takeo Hoshi, "Japan’s Labor Market and Comparative Macroeconomic Perspectives with the U.S. Economy"
24 Feb 2018 Symposium on Interdisciplinary Approaches to East Asian Languages Pedagogy
21 Feb 2018 OSU IJS Lecture: Lynne Miyake, "Gender Flipped, 'Cutie,' (Non)Eroticized Subject/Objects of Consumption and Production: The Manga Comics Tales of Genji"
13 Feb 2018 OSU Dept. of Comparative Studies/CMRS Lecture: Yukari Yoshihara, "Shakespeare in Japanese Pop Culture"
31 Jan 2018 OSU IJS Lecture: Naoyuki Agawa, "Japan-U.S. Relations in the Changing World: North Korea, China, and America First"
20 Jan 2018 Springfield Symphony Orchestra Concert w/ the Shimasaki Sisters
14 Nov 2017 Ohio Asian American Economic Summit
13 Nov 2017 OSU IJS Lecture: Kaoru Iokibe, "From Black Ships to ONE PIECE: Japan-U.S. Relations"
11 Nov 2017 Ohayo Ohio II: A Japanese Symposium and Cultural Event
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14 Sep 2017 The 2017 Ohio State University International Career Fair
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12 Sep 2017 The Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair
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23 Mar 2017 Japan in 2017: Economic Outlook & Trends, Status of Abenomics and JETRO’s Role in Promoting FDI
12 Mar 2017 Free Concert: "From Paris to Warsaw"
02 Mar 2017 The Trump Administration and the Japan-U.S. Alliance
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