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Monday, December 25th, 2006
11:49 pm
Transferring to Third Year....
Hey everyone - I'm intending to transfer into third year at the UW from Everett Community College this coming summer (I plan to take the intensive course then start fourth year in the Fall)...but I've been hearing that transfer students have a hard time getting into the program and that the professors seem to be setting entirely different and often unfair standards for them. Anybody have any experience/opinions on this? Also if anyone's taken the intensive course, perspectives/impressions on that ("loved it!","living hell!" etc) would be great, too. Thanks!
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
5:59 pm
Japan(ese) Studies...
I know this is not exactly the same thing as Japanese, but I'm aiming towards Japan(ese) Studies at UW because I've heard a lot of good things and it's fairly close to home. I'm starting up next year after I graduate (if I get in...-crosses fingers-), and though it may be jumping the gun a little since I can't declare a major yet...I'm still interested...I like to plan!

Anyway, my question is, if you know anything about the Japan(ese) Studies reputation at UW, or if you can think of any other school you've heard of with a good reputation in that area, I'd much appreciate your input...thanks :)

Current Mood: excited
Monday, October 17th, 2005
5:35 pm
3rd Year Japanese
I'm looking to start a study group for third year Japanese students. I'm also looking for individual study buddies. Anyone interested?

Thursday, September 29th, 2005
12:43 pm
New To the UW
I will be attending the UW next year in order to study Japanese I was just wondering if any one knew what kind of teachers I can expect. I heard there is one named Iwata. Is she any any good or is there a better teacher?
What do you recommend?

Thanks for the help!
Sunday, June 26th, 2005
8:19 am
A Job Opportunity

I saw this on CraigsList this morning, and while my Japanese definitely isn't good enough for something like this I thought I'd pass it along for those more fluent than me, 'cause it looks like a really cool job:


Our client, a recognized leader in the gaming industry is currently hiring for a Japanese Translator.

This is a project based opportunity slated to last 3-5 months.

Correspondence will be done via phone, email and fax (Japanese to English and English to Japanese).

All applicants must be fluent in proper Japanese vs. conversational Japanese

Monday through Friday 8am-5pm (Overtime is very likely-must be flexible)
Must pass a background check and drug test
18 years of age or older
Reliable transportation
Ideally an avid gamer

Interviews and start dates immediately available.

***Only qualified in state applicants will be contacted about this opportunity***

If you meet these qualifications, please contact

Chris Landrum

  • Job location is Redmond
  • Compensation: 15/hr
  • This is a contract job.
Friday, October 8th, 2004
11:37 am
Does anybody here have any experience with the Japanese Language Placement test? If so, can you tell me what kind of format, etc should I expect?

11:30 am
Kaiwa Table
Hey, all. This is just a post for all you students studying Japanese at or around UW. In case you have been living under a rock (or in case we just don't advertise that well), we want to tell you a bit about the best unofficial Japanese-speaking club at UW. Well, maybe not the best, but at least the only one. Maybe.

Anyhow, Kaiwa Table has been around for nearly a decade now, though many ideas and people have come and gone in that time. It was initially started (according to our slightly warped legends) by the Technical Japanese Program, until they lost interest and passed it off to the civvies. These days it's run by a disparate* group of international students and one or two Americans, even. We meet twice a week on the UW campus and also have other get-togethers like parties, karaoke, etc. If you wanna check it out, visit the website to find out more: CLICK!

*Yes, we really did mean 'disparate', not 'desparate'
Thursday, August 26th, 2004
12:08 am
Hi, I will be an entering freshman this year at UW, staying in International House of all places. How competitive are the first year Japanese classes, and how far ahead can I place with previous Japanese credit? I have six quarters of Japanese from Bellevue Community College, and 2 1/2 years prior high school/middle school experience. Thanks.
Sunday, July 11th, 2004
6:57 am
New Member!
Hey guys! I'm Nolan Lawson, and I signed up for Japanese 211 for fall! What should I expect? I mean, what is the fundamental difference between a "lab" and a "quiz section"? Any information you give me would be awesome. Thanks guys! Go Dawgs!!
Monday, June 14th, 2004
3:01 am
For future reference
I tried to register for Japanese 111 the first day I could register for classes this spring. Since I'm going into my sophomore year, I put my name on the waiting list with sophomore priority. However, I have not received an email about Japanese 111, I presume I did not get in. At this point it looks pretty hopeless, which is extremely frustrating considering I am thinking about getting a major in Japanese. Is there any way that I could increase my chances of getting into Japanese 111 in the future, or would my best bet be to take Japanese 134 next summer and then go into Japanese 211? Thank you.

x-posted to uw

Current Mood: worried
Saturday, May 8th, 2004
11:50 am
Hey, this is your moderator.

I just deleted the last post of the person campaigning for ASUW president. Hopefully my iron fist of doom doesn't disturb anyone, but I really didn't see in his message what it had to do DIRECTLY with UW students AND Japanese.

I leave this open for discussion, but I figured everyone has already been spammed enough by the posts in the uw and udub communities.

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, March 26th, 2004
2:08 pm
no ignorance please
This is unacceptable. Zoom in and read what this writer thought was witty + funny.

Even non-asians can't take this type of ignorance. Sign petitions here
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2004
11:42 pm
Placement test question
Possibly a stupid question, but I took Japanese in high school, but it was two years ago and only for 50 hours through the Seattle Language Academy. I want to take Japanese over the summer, but I'd prefer not to take the placement test since I really don't know much Japanese any more. Does anyone know if I need to take it? Thanks.
3:25 pm
I noticed the community hasn't been updated in a long time, but I still have a general question.

Last year I completed second year Japanese at a community college. I am wishing to continue to third year, but I would like to continue as non-matriculated student for fall quarter, since I have missed the deadline to apply. What is the likelihood of actually getting into a third year course as a non-matriculated student? Do they generally fill up? Likewise, if I am unable to get into third year as a non-matriculated student, what options would I have to continue in Japanese and not have to wait another year?
Sunday, September 28th, 2003
3:25 pm
Hello. I still haven't bought a book for Japanese 211, and before I run out and do that I was wondering if anyone might have an old unneeded copy you'd be willing to part with for cheap. Also, if anyone needs a copy of Nakama 1, I've got one that's in good shape that I'd let go of for ~$40 (I have the casette tape too, but you'll probably not ever need to use it for the class). I've used the workbook, so you'd have to buy that separately.

Please comment if interested, and good luck with classes everyone!
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