FL Classes Join Japan Festival 2012

Foreign Language(FL) 1 and 2 college students headed by Sensei Jocelyn Hirahara, joined the Japan Festival 2012 held at the Ayala Center Cebu last August 12.  The two (2) day event showing the Philippines’ and Japan’s strong and vibrant relationship was in line with its Seventh Anniversary since its inception of the Friendship Month in Cebu.

The activities were as follows:

  • Cosplay Competition participated by Filipino students impersonating as Japanese anime characters.
  • Karaoke sing-along competition.
  • Wadaiko (Japanese traditional drum) presentation.
  • Awaodori (Japanese traditional dance) staged by Filipino and Japanese dancers.
  • Exhibit booths showcasing Japanese culture and arts such as Ikebana floral arrangement.
IAU students availed free tickets given by the organizers of the Japanese Film Festival Eiga Sai, where ten (10) Japanese movies were shown at Cinema 4 of the Ayala Center.  Freebies were given to the audience and mini-stores offering traditional Japanese dishes were also displayed. The activity was sponsored by the Cebu City Government, Philippine Air Lines and various Japanese firms and hotels in Cebu.   by:  Alyssa Jae Gallo AMGT-II

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