The Irasshai office is smoking hot as the dog days of summer quickly approach. That's because GPB's Japanese language and culture distance learning program is gearing up for its 12th season of operation. Early registrations for 2007-2008 have reached a record high; more than triple the enrollment from this time last year. Read about Emmy-award winning distance educator, Tim Cook-sensei and more about the program at www.gpb.org/irasshai. Registration materials are available on the website under "how to register" and can also be completed online or printed out and faxed to the Irasshai office.
Irasshai will also have a presence once again at JapanFest, which will be held at the Gwinnett Center Convention Center on September 29-30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (see www.japanfest.org for directions, schedules and more). Join the ten thousand-some-odd other guests and experience the excitement of Japanese culture firsthand. Get into the festival spirit and stop by the Irasshai booth!
New and exciting changes are also in the works for Irasshai this year. DVD sets and hardcover bound textbooks are just two examples of upcoming additions to the program.