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Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku: "The Osaka Dialect? We'll get around to that.... Osaka Dialect phrases created by TV!?"

2014-3-29 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

Date & Time: Saturday, March 29, 2014 -- 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m.

Tuition fee: ¥1,575


  • KINSUI Satoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • MATSUMOTO Osamu, producer, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation

Mr. Matsumoto, a producer of a long-running show "Knight Scoop" at Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, published a book, Consideration of a Dialect Distribution Map for "Aho" and "Baka --  a Long Journey of Learning Language" based on the show and the book attracted tremendous interest. In his recent book Like an Old Bat who Snaps, written from a TV producer's viewpoint, he clarified the process through which TV shows created buzzwords and phrases based on dialects. In this café, he will speak about a hot and interdependent relationship between such language and TV shows.

To make application, go to the Asahi Culture Center website.

Date: 2014-3-29 (Sat) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University
Registration: Registration online is necessary.
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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