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  • On July 7 or Tanabata day was sunny and we could hold a successful Community Tanabata Festival. Some people were wearing yukata or jinbei and families of three generations attended the event. People wrote their wishes on tanzaku, made origami paper decorations to celebrate traditional Japanese culture. Storyteller Ohomi Sgawara performed kamishibai, everyone sung a […]

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  • We will be participating in the 38th Annual Powell Street Festival again! At Food Booth, we will be selling yakitori, okonomiyaki, kakigori. Also, we will have a booth at Community Booth. We look forward to meeting you there! 8月2日(土)3日(日)はパウエル祭です。本団体は例年通り、フードブースで焼き鳥、お好み焼き、かき氷などを販売いたします。また、コミュニティーブースにも参加しますので、是非お立ち寄りください。

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  • In July and August, VJLS will open as summer hours. Daycare will be open as usual. There will be summer school, however the office and library will open as summer hours. Summer hours are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for the period July through end of August. Summer Office Hours | Office and Library […]

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  • On Saturday, June 21, Graduation and Year End Ceremony took place at the Japanese Hall. We invited Deputy Consul General Akira Uchida, Consul Yoshiyuki Tomi from Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, Vancouver City Councillor Kerry Jang, Grater Vancouver Japanese Canadians Citizens Association President Derek Iwanaka, and Gakuyukai (those who graduated VJLS before WWII). We started […]

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  • Community Tanabata Matsuri Monday, July 7, 2014 11:00am – 1:00pm Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall(487 Alexander St. Vancouver) Inquiry: 604-254-2551 *It is free entry and there will be lunch sales Community Tanabata Matsuri is coming back! Write your wish on tanzaku and decorate a bamboo tree! We are planning on having tanzaku table, […]

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  • On June 14th, Graduation Ceremony for Kinder Class took place. On this special day, 27 students dressed up and received graduation certificates on the stage. Our guest, Consul Yoshiyuki Tomi from Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver congratulated our students. Student also received a bouquet from Ms. Ohomi Sugawara who teaches reading to children. After the […]

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  • On May 31st, we had the end of year presentations. From grade 1 to adult students did presentations by singing, acting or sharing their research. There were variety of presentations including researches about: Mt. Fuji, or Fujisan which has been selected as a world heritage site by UNESCO History about Vancouver Japanese Language School and […]

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  • This year’s educational goal is to improve listening skills and we have been inviting different speakers to listen to their stories and presentations. This time, we invited Mr. and Mrs. Hirai, the owner of Japanese grocery store “Fujiya.” Our high school students listened their talk and asked some questions. VJLSの今年の学習目標は「聞く力を伸ばす」です。そこでゲストお招きして色々なお話を伺っています。今回は日本食品店で有名な「ふじや」平居社長ご夫婦をお招きして、高等科生徒がお話を伺いました。

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  • On May 19th, Victoria Day, about 50 people from Tenrikyo came to our school and volunteered for our spring cleaning. We really appreciate their help. With clean school building, we hope our students will study harder! 5月19日、ビクトリアデーの祭日に天理教の方々50名余りが、ボランティアとして本校の大掃除に来てくださいました。皆様のご好意に心より感謝いたします。清潔な臭いと共に美しくなった校舎で、生徒達は日本語の学習にいっそう励みます。

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  • VJLS End of Year Presentations Saturday, May 31, 2014 10am – 12pm It’s that time of the year! VJLS End of Year Presentations will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Vancouver Japanese Language School and Japanese Hall! Join us to see students’ amazing progress and growth! We look forward to meeting you there! […]

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