In the last decades, Japanese language was the asset of a small community in Romania, formed especially by professionals whose specialty is the Japanese language and culture. These professionals are the product of an education system, public or private education, which has as a main objective forming Japanese professors, who will enter the system of forming new professors and professionals and on goes the circuit. Until recently, there weren’t any centers which addressed those who, out of pure passion, wish to study the Japanese language and culture. In 2005, the “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Study Centre was created within the Romanian-American University, which primarily organized Japanese courses for students from profile universities: future economists, lawyers and informatics experts. Obviously, for these students, the program developed for professionals is not so efficient, and the need for real adaptation of the studying process to the needs of the students is felt. On the other hand, the system in which the courses are held must encourage the creative manifestations and the personal initiatives, which will facilitate the creation of a relaxed atmosphere. This familiar or friendly atmosphere eliminates the stress of “not knowing the answer” or the fears related to “what will my colleagues say if I am wrong?” and unlocks some subconscious zones useful for the learning process. The study program used within CSRJ courses was built on the need to offer students a way to learn comfortably and naturally, being adapted to the target audience: active persons of Romanian origins with little time on their hands and of another specialty than Japanese language and culture. The “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Study Centre organizes Japanese language courses for beginners, intermediaries and advanced. The course is held throughout a university year under the guidance of two professors, a Romanian one and a Japanese one.
The history of the japanese movie
The Romanian-Japanese Studies Centre “Angela Hondru” organizes a new course of History of the Movie made in Japan. From Yasujiro Ozu to Takeshi Kitano. The course extends over 7 meetings and they will start in February, 2015. Study fee: 200 RON.
Starting with October 2012, the “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Study Centre organizes Taiko (traditional Japanese drums) courses. One of the first uses of taiko drums was on the battle field, for intimidating and frightening the enemy. Taiko was also used in cultural environments. As time went by, taiko started to be used in traditional Japanese festivals. These festivals created a variety of traditional taiko rhythms, which represent an endless source of inspiration for modern musicians.
The “Angela Hondru” Romanian-Japanese Study Centre organizes ikebana (floral arrangements) courses, taught by Professor Sanda Lazur. You will discover the secrets of Japanese floral arrangements through 14 courses (every Thursday at 6 PM). The study fee is 650 Lei, payable in two installments.
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that promotes nonviolence. Aikido doesn’t organize competitions, contests, fight, etc. Aikido follows physical aspects, mental, ethical and spiritual aspects. Aikido is practiced for health, education, self-defense, personal development. It is a means of physical and moral education. We can achieve a state of well-being, more harmonious relations, solving conflicts. In training, motor skills (strength, strength, speed, elasticity, coordination, balance) are developed, attacks are performed by gripping or striking, without weapons or weapons, by one or more aggressors. Aikido’s specific processes are throws and immobilizations, less blows.
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