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Heart of America

Japan-America Society

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, March 09, 2024
    • 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Johnson County Community College, Capital Federal Conference Center in the Regnier Center, 11190 Quivera Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210

     Registration will close Feb 24, 2024

    Registration fees underwritten by:


    Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, Heart of America Japan America Society and Japanese Language Contest Committee presents...

    26th Annual Heartland

    Japanese Language Contest

    March 9, 2024 - In person

    Johnson County Community College

    Feb 10, 24, March 8 - Online


    Find complete contest details here:

    2024 Lang Contest Info Packet .pdf

    For updated calligraphy samples:

    2024 JLC Updated Calligraphy Samples.pdf

    Thanks to a generous grant for KU-Center for East Asian Studies, the registration fee this year is only

    $8


    To register, click on link to the left.

    Registration deadline is February 24, 2024*

    *Please note:  Submission deadline for Speech contest is Feb 10!

    Digital Submission Contests - due Feb 24:

    • Speech in Japanese 
    • Calligraphy 
    • Tanka - in Japanese and English
    • 4-Panel Manga 



    Optional - Lunch order

     Bento Box*  - $15

    *provided by Kyoto Sushi and Steak

    3 options - Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Tonkatsu, or Vegetable Yakisoba

    All options include: salad, steamed rice, 4 pc tempura, 4 pc California roll

    Available to order in registration form

     

    or if audience member - 2024 Bento Box Lunch Order - Japanese Language Contest





    Schedule of Events



    Entertainment, Activities, Info

    • HAJAS Bazaar table
    • Entertainment - Three Trails Taiko, Tatsumaki Yosakoi Dancers, MSU Dance Team
    • Japanese games, calligraphy, origami
    • Info tables - JCCC, KU, Japanese Exchange & Teaching Program (JET), and more


    Registration End February 24, 2024



    Please review the above attached documents for more detailed information on individual events.

    Each participating contestant will receive a souvenir Japanese Language Contest T-shirt, a mascot sticker and entries for digital, online and in-person events.

    Some events are level specific - be sure to register for your level of Japanese.


    If you know of any other teachers or individual Japanese language students who might be interested in any of the contest events, please pass this information along to them. Or, if you let us know, we will add them to our mailing / email list.
     

    For more information or questions, please contact: 

    kcjlangcont@gmail.com


     

    Sponsored by:

    Consulate General of Japan at Chicago

    Johnson County Community College

    Heart of America Japan-America Society

    JET Alumni Association

    University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies


    • Saturday, March 09, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • JCCC - Regnier Center


    The 26th Annual Japanese Language Contest

    Lunch 


    (JLC participants can order lunch while registering; audience members can pre-pay for their lunch here)


    • Bento Lunch Box

      from Kyoto Sushi & Steak


      $15.00 a box


      Choice between:


      A - Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

      B - Tonkatsu

      C- Vegetable Yakisoba 


      * All bento lunches include:   salad, steamed rice, 4 pc tempura, 4 pc California roll


      Pre-order and pay for your lunch by February 24th, 2024.

    • To purchase, please follow the "Register" link in the box on the left.

     Lunches will be picked up from a table near the doors in the Regnier Center (location of the Japanese Language Contest)

      • Saturday, April 27, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Loose Park, KCMO

      Join us Saturday, April 27, 2024

      1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

      at Loose Park, KCMO

      (southwest corner of the park near the big cannon).

      Parking is at 55th Street & Summit.

      Bring your picnic lunch and something to share.

      Guests are welcome!


      (Please note: In case of rain, we'll try to reschedule.)

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