Splash Biography



KENTARO MATSUOKA, Yale Junior Studying Economics and Mathematics




Major: Economics & Mathematics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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H3772: Introduction to Japan in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Do you want to learn how to write your name in Japanese and learn about the bustling megacity of Tokyo? Then this class is for you! We will learn some basic Japanese, like greetings, numbers, and the writing script, while also getting to know what modern Japan is like. After this class, you may want to go there yourself!


H3774: Introduction to Japan in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Do you want to learn how to write your name in Japanese and learn about the bustling megacity of Tokyo? Then this class is for you! We will learn some basic Japanese, like greetings, numbers, and the writing script, while also getting to know what modern Japan is like. After this class, you may want to go there yourself!


A2876: Introduction to Origami in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
$$\textit{Origami}$$, the art of paper folding, is a traditional craft native to Japan. From a single square sheet of paper, it is possible to fold and manipulate the sheet into an object as simple as a classic paper airplane to an intricate and majestic stallion. Come fold beautiful origami cranes, dolphins, balloons, and more!


H2924: Introduction to Japan in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
Do you want to learn how to write your name in Japanese and learn about the bustling megacity of Tokyo? Then this class is for you! We will learn some basic Japanese, like greetings, numbers, and the writing script, while also getting to know what modern Japan is like. After this class, you may want to go there yourself!


A2925: Introduction to Ayatori in Splash Fall 17 (Nov. 11, 2017)
$$\textit{Ayatori}$$ commonly known in the West as Cat’s Cradle or string figures, is a pastime with a long history in Japan. Come manipulate strings into elastic rubber bands and perform tricks that transform your string into jet planes and Mt. Fuji!


A2540: Playing with Paper and String: Origami & Ayatori in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
$$\textit{Origami}$$, the art of paper folding, and $$\textit{ayatori}$$, commonly known in the West as Cat’s Cradle or string figures, are two pastimes that have a long history in Japan. Come fold beautiful origami cranes and balloons, and manipulate strings into rubber bands and Mt. Fuji!


X2541: 日本: An Introduction to Japan and the Japanese Language in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
Do you want to learn how to write your name in Japanese and learn about the bustling megacity of Tokyo? Then this class is for you! We will learn some basic Japanese, like greetings, numbers, and the writing script, while also getting to know what modern Japan is like. After this class, you may want to go there yourself!


X2542: 日本: An Introduction to Japan and the Japanese Language in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
Do you want to learn how to write your name in Japanese and learn about the bustling megacity of Tokyo? Then this class is for you! We will learn some basic Japanese, like greetings, numbers, and the writing script, while also getting to know what modern Japan is like. After this class, you may want to go there yourself!


X2543: “Let’s Talk”: Creating Space for Discourse About the World Today in Splash Spring 17 (Apr. 08, 2017)
From the heartland of America to distant war-torn nations, we find ourselves at a critical juncture in history, and many of us are asking: Where do we go from here? It also has become increasingly important for the next generation to think about and engage each other over these questions that will impact all of us for years to come. With some current events as anchor points, we will have a roundtable discussion about topics like nationalism, globalization, technology, and the economy, with emphasis on respect and civility.