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Classical Japanese News and Events

  • Washin Kai Lecture
  • Professor Paul Atkins giving Washin Kai Lecture
  • Washin Kai Lecture
  • Guests at Washinkai Lecture
  • Guests at Washinkai Lecture
  • Organizer of Washinkai Lecture
  • Guests at Washinkai Lecture
  • Guests at Washinkai Lecture
  • Ross Henderson speaks at the podium
  • Ross Henderson and Professor Paul Atkins
  • Ross Henderson
  • Guests at the Ross Henderson lecture reception
  • Washin Kai committee members with Professor Atkins

Upcoming Washin Kai events: 

Washin Kai Summer Event: Professor Atkins lecture at Japan Fair 2019

June 29, 2019 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA
Professor Paul Atkins will give a lecture titled, "REIWA: Origins and Significance of the New Japanese Reign Name"

Washin Kai Fall Event: Dramatic Recitation (Rodoku 朗読会)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Kane Hall, Room 210, University of Washington
Performance by Ms. Kima Hotta

Japanese Language and Literature Program receives Japanese Foreign Minister's 2018 Commendation

On November 13, 2018, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs honored the Japanese Language and Literature Program, Department of Asian Languages and Literature with a 2018 commendation for its outstanding contributions to the promotion of education and research about Japan in the U.S.  

Asian Languages and Literature embodies this spirit of global connection and collaboration.

Starting in 1910 with a course on classical Japanese literature, the UW Department of Asian Language and Literature has been instrumental in the development and expansion of Japanese studies in the Pacific Northwest and across the U.S. The department also has long-standing collaborations with world-class Japanese universities, creating opportunities for faculty, students and staff to engage across barriers of culture and language.

Our goal is continue fostering this strong relationship between the university and Japan.

Professor Atkins interviewed in the North American Post

Professor Paul Atkins was interviewed by Bruce Rutledge from the North American Post about the early career choices that led him to focus on Japanese poetry and the poet, Fujiwara no Teika. 

To read the full interview in English from the North American Post, click here.   

To read the interview in Japanese on the Soy Source website, click here.