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NCTAN seminars in 2018-19 in North Carolina :



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Saturday, TBA, 2019
Theme: An approach to Peace Education (Film:In This Corner of the World, Origami crane and Sadako & Thousnad cranes, Instant noodle and rice balls for world peace

Location:  TBA

9:00 – 9:30     Registration

9:30 – 12:00  Film maker and book author's talk

12:00 - 1:00 lunch (rice balls and cup noodles)

1:00 -2:30  Origami crane to Hiroshima by Prof. Aratake

2:40 - 3:40 Food for world peace by Prof. Kano


Film Maker: In this Corner of the World (tentative)

Book author: The Last Cherry Blosson (tentative)

Prof. Aratake is a Teaching Professor of Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

Prof. Kano is the NCTAN director and a seminar lecturer of Japanese at UNC-Wilmington. 


Saturday, November 10, 2018 (postponed from September 29, 2018)
Theme: How to prepare students for a study tour to Japan

Location: Room 1009 at FedEx Global Education Center,  301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Parking is on the ground level of the building. 

9:00 – 9:30     Registration

9:30 – 12:00  Prof. Yuki Aratake and Prof. Yoko Kano

The session will discuss how to prepare students for your school trip to Japan.  A travel agent in North Carolina will also join us to answer your questions on travel arrangements.

Prof. Aratake is a Teaching Professor of Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Since 2006, she has been the residential director of the Summer Tokyo Program.  This is a summer program where students stay in Japan with Japanese host families during June-July and study Japanese and Japanese culture. 

Prof. Kano has taken more than 250 teachers and high school and college students to do study abroad in Japan.  She is now teaching all levels of Japanese languages and culture courses at UNC-Wilmington.

 * Teachers who successfully complete the 30 hours by taking NCTA/NCTAN approved seminars and courses by Dec. 31st will be eligible to apply for an East Asia study tour 2018 offered by NCTA. More details and eligibility at 


Webinar:   The link to the session wasb sent to your e-mailed from Yoko Kano on Nov. 7, 2018.  


Eligibility: Seminar is free (funded) for In-service K-12 teachers who teach about East Asia as a part of their curriculum. 

Please contact Yoko Kano (Director, NCTAN) at for questions.

After completion of all the above seminars in North Carolina and on-line assignments (total 30 hours), you will be eligible to apply for the summer study trip to East Asia.  Scroll down to the bottom for more information.  


Links and Resources:

A Whale of A Tale by Megumi Sasaki now available on DVD for schools $350.   Please contact:

NCTAN seminar on Nov.2018 on Study abroad. The link will be gone after Dec. 30, 2018
Aratake on how to create a program.

Kano on logistices

More programs on East Asia (national site) at

NCTA Facebook at

Simulcast (live and archived) seminar at 

Resource on East Asia:

Asian Films:   Their news letter and more at


Summer field study trip to East Asia

Due to expanded programs now available through various NCTA sites, please keep track of your own attendance certificates to show that you have completed the required 30 hours.

Eligibility at 

Go to the following site for Application:     or

The past NCTAN attendees:

Past seminar attendants:  Please keep the attendance certificate.  If the total hours exceeds 30 hours, you are eligible for the study trip to East Asia.  You can also combine the hours of seminar you participated in the NCTA organized seminar at


Those who participated in the seminar at NCCAT in March, 2013:Please  watch additional three 2-hour (total 6 hours) on-line archived simulcast or NCTA organized seminar at


Those who participated in the seminar at NCCAT in March, 2012: please watch additional two 2-hour (total 4 hours) on-line achieved simulcast or NCTA organized seminar at


To view achieved simulcast, go to the "nationally offered seminars" at (Asia For Educator (AFE) and look through the list of the/span>Archived Simulcast Presentations and Study Modules.”   You need to register at the AFE site to view the simulcast.  Choose any of the simulcast of your interest from the list. 

Summer 2015 sturdy tour:  Those who are eligible for the NCTA study tour to Asia, application is at 



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