1st Meeting Summary (18/1/18)

1st Meeting Summary (18/1/18)


Who else was terrified about the first session of JapanSoc? Well, probably no one else because I was the only one presenting it.

Today’s topic was Introductions and New Year, so we looked at how to say what your name is in Japanese, and then went into how the New Year is celebrated in Japan. This included the date of the New Year, traditional food (osechi-ryouri, 御節料理), kagami-mochi (鏡餅), bell ringing, and  the obligatory tangent off into the Meiji Restoration. And of course, the… unusually flavoured Japanese KitKats mustn’t be forgotten, although for some reason all the members do seem to be terrified of them…

Here’s a link to the slides is here for anyone who would like them:   https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wkhNZTY5q-rwEtr4ahvUklQP0g_06f6-M40X93tmzUg/edit?usp=sharing

Never mind, I’ll bring something less strange next week. (Matcha Pocky, anyone?) Following opinions from the people who came we’ll be looking at hiragana next week!

The first session had upsides, and downsides. It didn’t go too badly and I think everyone learnt something, but then again I had to track down most of the members, my PowerPoint was far too long and Miss Hopper probably thinks I am the only person who was there. On the bright side, it can only improve from here!

Thank you to James for organising websites for the societies. (No, I wasn’t told to say that.)

Let’s hope this isn’t too informal.