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Travel Talks: "Japan", 7:00PM

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
This is a virtual event using Zoom
JihJen Joy Cheung
Richard P Voelker
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Our two speakers for this evening , Charlie Catania and Bill Levine will discuss JAPAN based on their travel to and their readings about that country several years ago.

Charlie Catania will initially provide a brief introduction to Japanese history and culture and then describe his interactions with Japanese colleagues both during their sabbatical visits to this country and during his visits to Japan. He will comment on being a host versus being a guest in either country, on visits to the Primate Institute in Kyoto and other sites.. He’ll describe what it’s like to give lectures to Japanese students, and Japanese views on such topics as science, autographs, baseball and World War II.

Bill Levine will focus on his experiences in the country with his wife and discuss Sumo wrestling (a combination of Shinto religious ceremony and mano a mano combat sport). The sport is very old. He will then describe their experience in two Japanese Inns (Ryokan), including their entertainment by a Meiko, (an apprentice Geisha). The Ryokan is a traditional Japanese Inn featuring tatami-mat rooms. Lastly he will say something about the culture of Japan based on his reading of a lovely book by Cathy Davidson about her experiences during two sabbatical years in Japan.

Other TVIH folks that have had the adventure of visiting Japan are cordially invited to show their photos and videos. If you have questions or need amplifying information, please contact either Joy Cheung or Dick Voelker. 
Zoom link will be provided upon registration.


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