PowerPoint Presentations

Team-work Presentaion of the Japanese Group

Team-work Presentaion of the Sri Lankan Group

Video Presentations
Ten-minute Video Presentations of the Japanese GroupF

Ten-minute Video Presentations of the Sri Lankan GroupF Video
Preliminary Talks
with the Participants
Brief Introduction
Shigeo Suzuki (January, 2013)

Sri Lankan-Japanese Cross-cultural Interaction through TV conference

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Nagoya University

Students of Shorinji Kempo Bu iญ—ัŽ›Œ–@•”j,@Nagoya University, Japan.

Students of Angampora,   University of 
Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Shigeo Suzuki, Professor, School of Languages and Cultures, Nagoya University.

Dr. Shirantha Heenkenda, Senior Lecturer, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Dr. Lalith Ananda, Senior Lecturer, 
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Miss Trudy Herft, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

The general purpose of our project is to encourage students to learn and appreciate how other cultures have innate connections with their own across historical differences and language barriers.   They should learn these connections through showing the traditional performing arts they have actively practiced in their respective countries.  Moreover, they are expected to exchange their views on these matters with foreign students through a television conference.  The presentation of their arts, views, and discussions obviously will not take place in completely flawless, standardized English but with an English language flavored with the indigenous cultural influences of the studentsf respective countries.

In the joint project between your university and ours, a group of three to five students will be required to film their performing arts and upload its video file to YouTube by the end of February. After reviewing the video, each group should make a twenty-minute summary of their discoveries as well as their own arts, and send their summary file (preferably PDF version of PowerPoint file) by March 22.  In this process, teachers will supervise and help to improve the quality of their English summary.  They will then present their summary in a TV conference, followed by a forty-minute discussion between the Sri Lankan and Japanese students.  The prospective date of the TV conference is from 15:00 to 17:00 (11:30-13:30 Sri Lanka Standard Time) Wednesday, March 27, 2012.