Thursday, February 26, 2009
Oscars went to to two Japanese pieces last weekend. One was a short animetion film by Robot, LTD "Tsumiki no ie" and another one was a best foreign film "Okuribito." As a Japanese, I am proud of them and happy for them. Yet, the short-speech of acceptance of the award unfortunately proved to the WORLD that 'Japanese people are not good at speaking English.' Maybe it's ok in Japan but I wish they could prepare a very small cheating paper to even read just like other Oscar recipients and/or could make a very brief speech in Japanese just like Penelope Cruz speaking in Spanish!! GTS will work for the preliminary selection judge tomorrow for the Japanese speech contest scheduled late in March. GTS will also co-lead the workshop for Japanese education for Japanese heritage learners on Saturday and the annual Japanese Teachers' Workshop on Sunday at the consulate general of Japan in Chicago! Next week is already in March and JCC dinner night is coming up!