Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SENME wins 10th Annual "Hamonepu" competition on FUJI TV

The independent a cappella group, Senme, wins the 10th annual "Hamonepu" competition broadcast by Fuji TV Group in Japan.

Hamonepu focuses on high school acappella groups. 15~18 groups are selected through each region, in which are split into A, B, and C blocks. The top group from each block is eligible to compete in the finals.

Want to see the rest of the program? Check out the program found on DailyMotion
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Into the Woods - Musical at St. Mary's

St. Mary's International School's annual musical will be held at the St. Mary's gymnasium from April 16-18.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

SENME airing on Hamonep on April 13, 2010

St. Mary's International School student group "Senme" to appear on Hamonep.

SENME is a six-member high school acapella group made up of seniors from St. Mary's International School in Tokyo, Japan.  The group competed on the nationally televised Japanese acapella contest, Hamonep (airing April 13th on Fuji TV, channel 8, from 7-9PM). (Majority of content in Japanese)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

4/3/10 Kanto Plains Track

Source: K. Terai

ASIJ Track:

Source: ASIJ

For full results,

Mens Results

X 100 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Ryan Christianson11.4ASIJ12
1Chaun Lynn11.32Kinn11
3Sam Callon11.7ASIJ11
3Sean Williams11.69StM10

X 100 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Stephen Chen12.0ASIJ10
2Zac Oshima12.28ASIJ10
3Rui Morimoto12.62StM11

X 200 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Ryan Christianson22.8ASIJ12
2Chaun Lynn23.62Kinn11
3Riya Ridge23.8ASIJ12

X 200 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Bradley Cole25.75Kinn9
2Ben Andrews26.52ASIJ10
3Timothy Merritt26.62Kinn9

X 400 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Ryan Christianson52.2ASIJ12
2Sam Callon52.7ASIJ11
3Sam Olson54.9ASIJ10
3Jonathan Bartsch54.81CAJ11

X 400 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Eugene Temlock57.97ASIJ10
2Lyle Tachikawa1:00.59ASIJ9
3Robert Beard1:01.50Kinn9

X 800 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Soren Rasmussen2:01.96ASIJ12
2Jonathan Bartsch2:04.64CAJ11
3Kelly Langley2:07.75StM11

X 800 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Trevor Maggart2:11.63ASIJ10
2Kai Layden2:21.91ASIJ9
3Bryce Yazzie2:24.45YHS9

X 1500 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Samuel Krauth4:06.78ASIJ12
2Soren Rasmussen4:18.67ASIJ12
3Kelly Langley4:29.76StM11

X 1500 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Trevor Maggart4:45.09ASIJ10
2Kai Layden4:47.96ASIJ9
3Robert Beard5:00.00Kinn9

X 3000 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Samuel Krauth9:07.35ASIJ12
2Soren Rasmussen9:49.88ASIJ12
3Jared Joh9:56.26CAJ11

X 3000 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Kai Layden10:15.03ASIJ9
2Ryan Bowers11:15.43Kinn9
3Joseph Moseri11:47.95Kinn9

X 110m Hurdles - 39" - Varsity - Finals  
1Cory Serfoss15.38Kinn11
2Shige Suzuki16.06StM12
3M Peterson16.3CAJ12

X 110m Hurdles - 39" - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Yoshiki Kawada20.12ASIJ9
2Lawrence Huang21.37ASIJ11

X 400m Hurdles - 33" - Varsity - Finals  
1Fred Gustafsson58.9ASIJ10
2Tanjib Hasan1:00.21StM11
3Cory Serfoss1:01.06Kinn11

X 400m Hurdles - 33" - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Dean Aizawa1:09.74ASIJ10
2Morio Hamada1:11.36ASIJ10
3Yoshiki Kawada1:12.05ASIJ9

X 4x100 Relay - Varsity - Finals  
1John Bures
Justin Smith
Ryan Wong
Chaun Lynn
2Hamish Denham
Fred Gustafsson
Riya Ridge
Sam Callon
3Shorai Ashida
SungHyun Kim
Matthew Little
SJ Son

X 4x100 Relay - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Zac Oshima
Sam Olson
Kentaro Okazaki
Stephen Chen
2Timothy Merritt
Jeremy Truman
Nick Boening
Bradley Cole
3R. Cote
G. Malate
I Pope
D. Walden
Reimon Bhuyan
Soma Yoshida
Ik-Tong Ryo
Alex Mizui

X 4x400 Relay - Varsity - Finals  
1Sam Callon
Hamish Denham
Ryan Christianson
Sam Olson
2Shorai Ashida
SJ Son
Jonathan Bartsch
SungHyun Kim
3Bradley Cole
Jeffrey Gibbons
Cory Serfoss
Ryan Wong

X 4x400 Relay - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Kazu Chen
Andrew Johnson
Eugene Temlock
Ted Callon
2Vishnu Kanda
T Kaneko
E Okino
L Taylor
3David DeLeSantos
Robert Caibigan
Sinclair Horton
David Sledge
X Shot Put - 12lb - Varsity - Finals  
1M Peterson13.00mCAJ12
2Adam Cason12.07mKinn12
3David DeLeSantos11.73mKinn11

X Shot Put - 12lb - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Andrew Johnson9.38mASIJ9
2David Sledge9.22mKinn10
3Richard Villareal9.07mKinn10

X Discus - 1.6kg - Varsity - Finals  
1Adam Cason32.22mKinn12
2David DeLeSantos28.36mKinn11
3Russ Treharne28.07mASIJ10

X Discus - 1.6kg - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Chidi Agbo24.07mStM10
2David Sledge23.87mKinn10
3Andrew Johnson22.85mASIJ9

X High Jump - Varsity - Finals  
1Shorai Ashida1.95mCAJ11
2Hamish Denham1.80mASIJ12
3Gerald McCloud1.75mYHS12

X Long Jump - Varsity - Finals  
1Chaun Lynn6.20mKinn11
2Shorai Ashida5.81mCAJ11
3John Bures5.74mKinn12
X Long Jump - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Jack Miller5.30mASIJ10
2Tommy Someya5.29mStM11
3Richard Villareal4.91mKinn10

Womens Results

X 100 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Kelsey Scott12.93YHS10
2Danae Sells13.03YHS9
3Janet Elder13.41YIS11

X 100 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Tia Burton14.94YHS11
2Canjarri McKinley14.96YHS9
3Yzaan Jones15.08YHS9

X 200 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Kelsey Scott27.22YHS10
2T Snowden27.42Zama11
3Danae Sells27.69YHS9

X 200 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Marina Ericson30.50YHS10
2Canjarri McKinley30.96YHS9
3Laura Behm32.18ASIJ9

X 400 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Mashiya Mckinney1:02.31Kinn9
2SungJi Kim1:05.05CAJ11
3Ashley Steinlauf1:05.2ASIJ9

X 400 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Marina Ericson1:11.20YHS10
2Amanda Marshall1:12.00ASIJ10
3Nessa Seangmany1:15.22Kinn11

X 800 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Isabelle Ballet2:32.74ISSH9
2Keleka Mobley2:34.85YHS10
3Ashley Steinlauf2:35.25ASIJ9

X 800 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Sophie Krauth2:51.93ASIJ10
2Jackie Perez3:33.49Kinn12
Momo MiyazakiNTISSH10
X 1500 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Isabelle Ballet5:24.01ISSH9
2Arisa Ishikawa5:26.44ASIJ10
3Megan Cooney5:29.18Kinn9

X 1500 Meters - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Summer Oh6:33.80ISSH9
Ruth CortezNTYHS10
X 3000 Meters - Varsity - Finals  
1Megan Cooney11:46.17Kinn9
2Theresa Kern11:47.70Seis9
3Arisa Ishikawa12:14.44ASIJ10

X 100m Hurdles - 33" - Varsity - Finals  
1T Snowden18.15Zama11
2SungJi Kim18.9CAJ11
3N. Rogers19.12Zama11

X 100m Hurdles - 33" - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Valerie Solotska21.78Seis9
2Buyan Pan25.37Seis11
X 300m Hurdles - 30" - Varsity - Finals  
1SungJi Kim54.0CAJ11
2Iryna Solotska58.24Seis11
3Lena Kim58.76ASIJ10

X 300m Hurdles - 30" - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Marina Ericson1:00.66YHS10
2Haley Mateo1:11.44YHS10
3Buyan Pan1:11.90Seis11

X 4x100 Relay - Varsity - Finals  
1N. Rogers
A. Daniels
R. Powell
T Snowden
2Danae Sells
Imani Latortue
Michelle Morast
Kelsey Scott
3Emma Hunt
Anita Hayward
Monique Herrmannm
Jiyoon Kim

X 4x100 Relay - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Monica Henry
Angela Holloman
Angela Bures
Christine Dozier
2Relay Team 59.41Seis
3Lena Kim
Saania Malik
Laura Behm
Leonie Proske

X 4x400 Relay - Varsity - Finals  
1Ashley Steinlauf
Karan Zwaanstra
Amanda Marshall
Serena Peters
2Erika Krievs
Mashiya Mckinney
Ashley Dejesus
Ashley Barnes
3Monie Bishop
Megan Keohane
Emily Kneller
Iryna Solotska

X 4x400 Relay - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Tia Burton
Yzaan Jones
Canjarri McKinley
Alika Pegram
2Jader Godsey
Judy Garcia
Akemi Allan
Megan Sibayan
X Shot Put - 4kg - Varsity - Finals  
1Shannon Jackson10.06mKinn11
2Akemi Allan8.67mKinn10
3Anika Taylor8.63mCAJ12

X Shot Put - 4kg - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Judy Garcia6.18mKinn11
2Jessica Pearson5.69mISSH10
3Veronika Mance5.28mSeis9

X Discus - 1kg - Varsity - Finals  
1Shannon Jackson23.01mKinn11
2K Peterson21.88mCAJ10
3A. Daniels21.66mZama10

X Discus - 1kg - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Jessica Pearson14.79mISSH10
2Shekendra Douglas14.55mEdgr10
3Rika Yoshiiki14.36mISSH10

X High Jump - Varsity - Finals  
1Isabelle Ballet1.50mISSH9
2Mashiya Mckinney1.40mKinn9
2Emma Hunt1.40mASIJ10

X High Jump - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Sophie Krauth1.25mASIJ10
2Joanna Hwang1.20mISSH11
3Chloe Edwards1.10mISSH9
Maya Daver-MassionNHISSH11
Nako ChungNHISSH10
X Long Jump - Varsity - Finals  
1Monique Herrmannm4.23mASIJ10
2N. Rogers4.22mZama11
3Grace Sakamoto4.04mSeis10

X Long Jump - Junior Varsity - Finals  
1Yuri Kwak3.55mISSH11
2Kaoru Inoue2.74mISSH10
3Laura Sparling2.64mSeis9

Monday, April 5, 2010

Melbourne based Independent FIlmmaker: Solrun Hoaas

Sense of Cinema, writes about Canadian Academy graduate Solrun Hoaas.

“Then I weave a square, and little by little the basket rises.”
- Solrun Hoaas, There’s Nothing that Doesn’t Take Time (1981)

Solrun Hoaas slipped into filmmaking innocuously, initially making films about things directly around her or documenting aspects of her own work and the things that excited her curiosity. Her first film, Effacement (1980), was a record of another of her skills, Japanese Noh mask-making. Her masks had featured in a number of theatre productions in Canberra, where she lived when she first arrived in Australia in the early ’70s, and where she met the filmmaker, producer and distributor Andrew Pike, as well as the documentary filmmakers David and Judith MacDougal.
In 1978 Hoaas went on a journey to the remote island of Hatoma, the furthest island south in the Okinawa group, a distant part of the Japanese archipelago. Hatoma is 1.08 square km in size. This was the first of several visits Hoaas made and, over time, four documentary films were created recording the life of the island. Each film was photographed with a 16mm camera and a separate sound recorder, both operated by Hoaas herself. Her whispered conversations to the women whose work she filmed give these films an individual immediacy.
In many ways, the act of making those films was emblematic of Hoaas. She was an inveterate traveller and explorer, never one to be constrained to the beaten track. The attraction of a tiny place, seemingly on its last legs as a home for human beings and as a source of economic activity, would have been powerful for a person with a desire to seek out unusual extremes. Hatoma once housed several hundred people but post-World War II changes and a lack of water had reduced the population to 47 by the time Hoaas arrived, just two of whom were attending school. Most of the inhabitants were getting old but they still went about their days in an orderly fashion, finding food, making rudimentary goods, repairing their dwellings and coping with the small-scale introduction of new technology including the installation of the first direct dial telephone connecting the island with the rest of Japan. In many ways the islanders’ dogged fight to retain their lifestyle and independence was an early mirror for Solrun herself. She sought out the distant, the exotic and those who were uneasy in their place.
Her education and upbringing placed her as a sophisticated and culture-filled European in Asia. In 1949 her family moved from Mainland China to Hong Kong for a year, then to Kobe, Japan, where they lived throughout the ’50s and part of the ’60s. Their home was a Lutheran church school in the Aotani district of the city. After attending the Norwegian primary school in Shiotaki near Kobe Solrun went to the Canadian Academy, an international school in that city. Thus she had been “embedded” in Japan as a young woman, learning to speak the language fluently and, as part of that, saw the lowering of post-war Japanese cinema, as it happened. For most of us a knowledge of this has come in chunks – Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Ozu retrospectives to acquaint us with the classical period, and then Oshima and maybe Terayama and Teshigahara on the way through, almost all via seasons assembled by festivals or cinémathèques. Hoaas’ knowledge of Japanese cinema was broader and more random but still encompassed the classical and the modern. That deeper relationship with Japan allowed her the opportunity to take boats to places like Hatoma, no doubt out of curiosity, and allowed her to focus on the small details of the lives she found there.

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