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You are cordially invited to the Korean Studies 2024 Guest Lecture Series to meet South Korean film director Jae-Huun Ahn.

During this event, we will screen four animation films produced by Studio Meditation with a Pencil. 

Tuesday, March 5 – Friday, March 8 (4 days)

12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. 

Theatre (SMSU South 107)

With director Jae-Huun Ahn’s guidance, Studio Meditation with a Pencil is connecting with people all over the globe through animation. 

Please see the event schedule below:

March 5:
12:30 p.m. – Opening/meeting with the director
1:20 p.m.-2:50 p.m. – Film Screening: “The Road Called Life” (메밀꽃, 운수 좋은 날, 그리고 봄봄)
3 p.m.-4 p.m. – Talk with the director
4 p.m.-5 p.m. – Photo taking, signing, portrait drawing (by the director)

March 6:
12:30 p.m. – Meeting with the director
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Film Screening: “The Shaman Sorceress” (무녀도)
2:40 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Talk with the director

March 7:
12:30 p.m. – Meeting with the director
1:10 p.m.-2 p.m. – Film Screening: “The Shower” (소나기)
2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Talk with the director
3 p.m.-4 p.m.  – Photo taking, signing, portrait drawing (by director)

March 8:
12:30 p.m. – Closing
1:20 p.m.-3:10 p.m. – Film Screening: “Green Days” (소중한 날의 꿈)
3:20 p.m.-4:20 p.m. – Talk with the director
4:20 p.m.-5 p.m. – Photo taking, signing, portrait drawing (by director)

For questions, please email Prof. Bomi Hwang at bhwang@csusb.edu

Spring 2024 Events

You are cordially invited to a special event featuring Karate Olympian Ms. Sakura Kokumai, happening on February 14, 2024, at the SMSU North Conference Center. This event is free and open to all students and the general public.

Prelude Event: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Japanese Cultural and Informational Booths 

Kick off the day with an exploration of Japanese culture! Our prelude event features booths showcasing traditional calligraphy, origami, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about Japanese minor and certificate programs, scholarships, and study abroad opportunities.

Main Event: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Beyond the Mat with Ms. Sakura Kokumai

Join us for an unforgettable experience with Ms. Sakura Kokumai, the esteemed 2020 TEAM USA Karate Athlete and Karate World Gold Medalist. Experience a thrilling Karate demonstration, engage in an interactive session, and take part in a photo session. Ms. Kokumai will also share her inspiring journey as an Asian-American woman in the sport and her mission of introducing Karate to American communities.

This event is proudly hosted by the American X Japanese Cross Cultural Club and sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters, Department of World Languages and Literatures.

Follow us on Instagram @japanclubcsusb for more updates! For any questions, feel free to contact the American X Japanese Cross Cultural Club at japanclubcsusb@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there for this unique and exciting event!