Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hiromi: Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8pm

Hiromi at Stewart Theatre:

A huge crossover star in her native Japan, jazz fusion pianist Hiromi Uehara is nothing short of awe-inspiring. She performs with larger-than-life energy, and her amazingly nimble fingerwork is breathtaking. Hiromi began her training as a classical pianist at a very young age, and performed with the Czech Philharmonic at age 14. While a chance encounter with Chick Corea (at age 17) led her to move toward jazz, her inspirations range from Bach and Beethoven to Oscar Peterson and her mentor Ahmad Jamal to King Crimson and Frank Zappa.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

1st US-Japan International Innovation Camp

US and Japanese undergraduate students are invited to apply to the 1st US-Japan International Innovation Camp to be held at Stanford University on September 1-22, 2009. Application deadline is February 27, 2009. It is organized iFEST (International Foundation for Entrepreneurship Science and Technology) in cooperation with Japanese University Network in the Bay Area and Stanford University. Undergraduate students and their mentors come together in teams and learn about invention, entrepreneurship, innovation, and international collaborative opportunities. Details, including application form, will soon be posted on

Monday, January 19, 2009

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table is an event organized by Ms. Keiko Ueda who teaches Japanese at NC State. This event is conducted every month to encourage students of Japanese classes to improve their communication skills. There are Japanese people living in North Carolina who bring food to this event and enjoy the company of the students. Admission fee is normally $2-3. Food and drinks served.