At Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) we are celebrating our 18th year of IEW (and next March will be the 31st Anniversary of the KCC International Festival). IEW is a huge part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare our students for a global environment and provide students a quality international experience at the college.
Over the years, International Education Week and the International Festival have provided value-added enrichment to student learning, providing students with opportunities to increase their understanding of world cultures and traditions, and adding significant value to their educational experiences at the college.
TUESDAY, NOV. 13
THE STATE OF US-UN RELATIONS: CONFLICT OR COOPERATION?
10:45-12:00 Lama Library Alcove
Jack Anderson, Diplomat in Residence at the East-West Center is an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service. He most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs in Washington, DC. Previously, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Congressman Tim Walz. He also served as Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement section at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia. He has spent the balance of his career in management at U.S. Embassies in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, and Trinidad and Tobago. Jack is fluent in Russian, with proficiency in Armenian, Polish and Swedish. Anderson has a BA from St. Cloud State University in International Relations, with minors in Russian, Soviet Studies and Economics. He also holds a MA in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, his home state. Currently, he is pursuing another Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University and researching the potential of collaborative technologies to influence governance.
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONCERT
11:00-12:00 PM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
MUS206 KCC Synthesizer Ensemble, directed by Professor Anne Craig Lum, will perform both instrumental and vocal music from Korea, China, Japan, Canada, the Philippines, and the United States. Vocalists will sing in Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Korean, accompanied by synthesizers and piano, accordian, violins, trumpet, flute, clarinet, and percussion. There will also be an original improvisation piece called “Flowers” that was created in concept by Lia Reyes, current MUS206 student, that the entire musical ensemble will play.
INTERNATIONAL FILM SCREENING – “Mount Tsurugidake: Ten No Ki ” (2009) Japan
6:00-8:30 PM ‘Ōhi’a 118
In 1907, a group of men climbed an unconquered peak in the last unmapped region of Japan. The storyline of Tsurugidake: Ten no Ki is that Shibasaki Yoshitaro, the surveyor in charge of mapping the Tsurugi area, is ordered by his military superiors to make the mountain’s first ascent before the gentlemen amateurs of the Japan Alpine Club get there. Nothing less than the Imperial Army’s prestige is at stake. Directed by Daisaku Kimura, this lm has won many awards at the 33rd Japan Academy including Best Film, Best Director & Best Supporting. Intro by Kalani Fujiwara.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS FOR FALL PREVENTION (TCAFP)
9:00-9:45 AM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS FOR FALL PREVENTION (TCAFP) is an evidence-based program supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) targeting seniors to improve balance. In addition, TCAFP promotes relaxation, flexibility, and strength. The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is a co-sponsor of the TCAFP workshop (w/ Tai Chi for Health Institute), and the DOH promotes the TCAFP classes island wide as part of their fall prevention program. Please come and enjoy Tai Chi at KCC.
MODERN AND TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SONGS
12:30-1:15 PM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
Japanese 102 students and their class tutors will sing a song entitled Nada So So, accompanied by Iroha Mochida on Sanshin. Then hear modern songs sung by students in Japanese 290. Iroha Mochida will then perform music from Tokunoshima, Japan on the sanshin.
JAPANESE GAMES & ILLUSTRATION CONTEST
10:30 am – 1:00 pm ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
Come over and learn about the people and culture of Japan through the Illustration Contest, along with a display of manga and anime from Japan. Then take the Kendama Challenge, a game played with a traditional Japanese toy. We hope you will also participate in the fun Japan quiz based upon our display of Japanese culture.
INTERNATIONAL FILM SCREENING – “A Capella” (2016) Japan
6:00-8:30 PM ‘Ōhi’a 118
This is a coming of age drama, set in the year 1969 in Sendai, Japan. Kyoko Noma is an idealistic senior at an all-girls high school who takes part in campus protests in the spirit of revolution in sixties Japan. One day, she meets university student Wataru Domoto in the tea cafe Mubansou (“A Cappella”). Kyoko falls in love with him, but they get involved in an incident that leads to a shocking ending. Intro by Kalani Fujiwara.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15
9:00 -11:30 PM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
Join us in the century-old tradition of honoring loved ones who have passed, in the form of a Mexican OFRENDA. Learn about the powerful symbols involved with Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead & share your memories! Feel free to bring photos and stories to honor those who have passed. The ofrenda is open to all. There will be an interactive lesson on how to make PAPEL PICADO, a decorative craft made out of paper cut into beautiful & elaborate designs from Spanish Language Instructor Anna Sachs.
BRYAN TOLENTINO AND HERB OHTA, JR.
11:00-11:45 AM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
Bryan Tolentino is a self-taught ‘ukulele player who began playing at age of 10. His early influences were the musical groups The Sons of Hawai‘i and The Sunday Manoa. Bryan’s repertoire is a mixture of Hawaiian, contemporary, and original songs, blending creativity and diversity with the ‘ukulele. International recording artist Herb Ohta, Jr., is considered to be one of today’s most prolific ‘ukulele masters. Influenced by Jazz, R&B, Latin and Brazilian music, he puts his stamp on Hawaiian music by pushing the limits of tone and technique on this beautiful instrument. Son of ‘ukulele legend “Ohta-san,” he started playing at three. He now shares the music of Hawai‘i and the beauty of the ‘ukulele with people around the world. A multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and four-time Hawai‘i Music Award winner he effortlessly translates the beauty and culture of Hawai‘i through his creative expression of music.
KCC STUDENT CLUBS
10:00-1:00 PM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
The KCC INTERNATIONAL CLUB/OHANA fosters intercultural understanding, friendship, and student leadership across diverse cultures.
KCC BAYANIHAN (FILIPINO) CLUB The KCC Bayanihan Club aims to promote friendship among members, develop civic consciousness and participate in promoting Filipino culture. Come visit the Filipino table to connect, engage and learn about Filipino culture and traditions through cultural presentations.
KCC FRENCH CLUB Visit the French table and sample bread, cheese and other French products presented by the students of the KCC French language classes.
ETHNOMUSICOLOGY : A GLIMPSE INTO WORLD MUSIC
11:00-1:00 PM ‘Ōhi’a Cafeteria
Come and try out various world musical instruments. Presented by Beryl Yang and students of MUS107.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES IN STEM
1:30pm-3:30pm STEM Center, Kokio 202
Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Program will present their recent international experiences in Japan, Liberia, Switzerland, and Costa Rica. Students will share how STEM is informed through international collaboration and their own research & cultural experiences, including great photos!
INTERNATIONAL FILM SCREENING - “First Love” (2006) Japan
6:00-8:30 PM Kopiko 127
In Tokyo, on December 10, 1968, 300 million yen was stolen in broad daylight without violence, nor suspects. The event is still the most talked about unsolved crime in Japan for the last fifty years. While the money was never recovered, the resulting mystery of who committed the crime has led to speculation in numerous books, TV dramas, and movies. Writer Misuzu Nakahara’s novel, adapted by Director Yukinari Hanawa makes the heist into a tale of first love and rebellion in the late 1960’s of Japan. Intro by Kalani Fujiwara.
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the Kapi’olani Community College International Education Week!