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Photos from NAJAKS 2013

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Conference hotel reception area (Grand Hotel Terminus).


From the opening plenary session in Terminus Hall.



Opening greeting by organizer Benedicte M. Irgens, University of Bergen


Greetings from the honorary consul of Japan in Bergen, Åge Vallestad


Welcome to Bergen! by organizer Kristin Rygg, Norwegian School of Economics.


Three Najaks assistants at the conference registration site.

From left: Nazuki Kobayashi, Mikuri Seki and Yuko Ringdal.


First key note speaker, professor Keith Howard, University of London:

“The life and Death of Music as East Asian Intangible Cultural Heritage”.



From one of the sessions on language and linguistics.


From one of the sessions on literary studies.


From one of the sessions on social sciences.


Book table with publications from Najaks participants.



Shakuhachi player Jonathan McCollum, Washington College, performing at the reception dinner.


At the reception dinner the first night, Terminus Hall Lounge.


Organizer David G. Hebert and his choir from Bergen University College perform at the reception dinner.


Second key note speaker, professor Satoshi Kinsui, Osaka University:

“The State of the Art in Role Language Research”.


Lunch time at Brasserie – excellent food!


From the memorable Korean dinner at Knut Fægri´s House.

Beautiful concert with the Helsinki Koto Ensemble.

Professor emerita Noriko Thunman received a gift for her dedicated involvement in Najaks through the years.


Closing session, chaired by organizer David G. Hebert, Bergen University College.

To the very left, third key note speaker Nanyan Guo, Nichibunken, Kyoto, whose talk was on “The Process of Translating Western nature into Japanese shizen“.



From the closing plenary session.



Key note speakers and organizers after the concluding plenary session.

From left: Keith Howard (London University), David Hebert (HiB), Nanyan Guo (Nichibunken), Kristin Rygg (NHH), Benedicte Irgens (UoB), Satoshi Kinsui (Osaka University)

Organizers and assistants.


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