November 18-19-20, 2013

Japan Festival

at The Language and Translation Center,

Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the Lebanese University.




Monday 18 Nov. 2013

15h-16h: Inauguration of the building
Welcome Speeches and Offline Testimony of Lebanese Students in Japan
16h-16h30           Japanese Architecture by Dr. Hani Zgheib cv/Dr. Hani Zgheib, Assistant Professor at Notre Dame University
16h30-16h45       Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts Karate, Aikido and Iaido by Kokushokuren – ISKF Lebanon
16h45-17h15       Cocktail
17h15-17h30       Japanese poems and their translation
1730h-1815h       “Read” Japanese Art: Looking outside in, Dr. Yoshinori Takakura
1815h-19h15       Workshop of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) by Ms. Viviane Torbey or Origami (folding paper art) by Mrs. Laure Fayad (Part I)

Tuesday 19 Nov. 2013

15h-15h45           Japanese Government Scholarships for Lebanese students,
Mr. Masami Ishii, First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy
15h45-16h30       “Highlights on the translation of Arabic works to Japanese”,
Dr. Massoud Daher Lect.cvs\Daher CV
16h30-17h30       Workshop Ikebana or Origami (Part II)
17h30-18h15       “Japanese Calligraphy”, Dr. Antoine Abi Aad Lect.cvs\Abi Aad CV.pdf
18h15-19h15       Round table: Business opportunities, Mr. Aref Saade (Shogun), Mr. Bassam Nassar (Sony Professional Chanel Partner),
Dr. Hani Zgheib (HZ Consulting, JMA Architects, Japan, Assistant Professor at NDU), and Mr. Dany Gedeon (Director General of Ministry of Industry).
Moderator: Mr. Masami Ishii (First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan)

Wednesday 20 Nov. 2013

15h-18h                Japanese Movie “Children who chase lost voices” directed by Makoto Shinkai subtitled in Arabic
18h-19h                Exhibition of works done during the two day workshops



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【Contact Information】

Tel : +961-(1)-989-751/2/3 (Ext.5)

Fax: +961-(1)-989-754




Direction to The Language and Translation Center



A: Dekwaneh Square


B: Basketball Field


C: Turn right at the Wavy Land


D: After 100 m, go down to the right.


E: The Language and Translation Center