Category Archives: living abroad

Funding: 2015–2016 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

Sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd. Program Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies 5-10-20: Resources and Thoughts on International Education

For our fifth article in our Japanese Studies 5-10-20 series, today we have a unique perspective from Stephanie Toriumi, a student advisor (Academic Officer) for the Liberal Arts program at Hawaii Tokai International College. She will talk about how she landed a … Continue reading

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Funding: Two Fellowship Programs – Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS (Paris)

“Macroeconomics and economic policy in Japan” and “Public Innovation policies in Japan” I am pleased to announce that the Fondation France Japon de l’EHESS is presently recruiting one Senior and one Junior level researcher in the framework of its newly … Continue reading

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Understanding Japanese Politics for the Non-Japanese Speaker: A Resource Guide

This week we have a detailed guest article by Alec Williams, who provides an excellent guide to a variety of online resources for English speakers interested in politics and international relations with an eye on Japan. Have any more to add? Please leave … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – A Year Out and a Long Way to Go

For the third article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 series, today we will hear from Kathy Rice, a recent college graduate and current JET Coordinator for International Relations, who will talk about how she cultivated skills and resources throughout her college years and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Three Videos on Language & Ethnicity

P. Kerim Friedman, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, recently posted some funny videos on Savage Minds (one of the most prominent anthropology blogs out there, it would seem, … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – Eight Years Out, Where Am I Now?

For the second article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20, today we have a unique perspective from Reid Monroe-Sheridan, the CEO and Representative Director of Tokyo Nexus Limited and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Tokyo Law School. Anyone interested … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – From 10 years out the gate.

As the first article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 series, Lara Mones, who is a Program Officer with Japan Society’s Performing Arts Program, will discuss her experiences and tips for the eventual encounter with the job market in Japan-related fields. === … Continue reading

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Workshop: IUC Intensive Kanbun Workshop

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama (administered by Stanford University), wishes to draw the attention of pmjs members to our offering of a three-week intensive course in reading kanbun in the summer of 2014. The course is intended … Continue reading

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Resource: Travel Panda

I recently came across a site called The Inaka Project, which looked like a, potentially, truly wonderful travel guide site for Japan. The site aimed to flesh out guides to Japan’s inaka, or rural countryside, by providing guides and articles … Continue reading

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