2018-2019 Life Skills Workshop Series: Understanding Japanese Ingredients, Working in Japan, and Stress Management through Zen

As part of our Life-skills Workshops Series, made possible by the FY 2018 Minato City Gender Equality Center Grant Project, WaNavi Japan is offering several workshops on vital skills for surviving and thriving in Japan.

Two of these workshops are coming up soon: Raising Children in Japan (September 20) and Being Prepared for Medical Emergencies (September 25), so register now if you are interested!

The rest of the Life-skills Workshop Series will include:

Understanding Japanese Ingredients and Food Labeling
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
9:30-12:30
Learn about the food culture in Japan and understand how to read food labeling, as well as practice critical language skills on how to choose and order food according to dietary/religious/cultural restrictions. The workshop also includes hands-on obento making!
In Collaboration with: Ms. Noriko Araki, Cooking Specialist
Register online

Working in Japan
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2019
9:30-12:00
Learn about the history and culture of the Japanese work environment, recent trends, and the underlying Japanese concepts
Practice core language skills for how to communicate effectively in the Japanese workplace.
Speakers:
Motoko Kimura, Founder and Co-executive Director, WaNavi Japan
Mina Nishisaka, Co-executive Director, WaNavi Japan
Register online

Stress Management through Zen
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
14:00-16:30
Enjoy a lecture on Roots of Japanese Spirituality (Zen buddhism, Shintoism, Animism, and Bushido) and thoughts on how teachings can be applied to managing stress in our modern world.
In Collaboration with:
Mr. Kenko Ota, Head Priest of Dairyuji Temple
Register online

For any questions, please contact us at contact@wanavi.org. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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