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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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Resources: Journals on Japanese and Asian Studies

Hail, dear readers! You have not been forgotten. I apologize for the lack of substantial main articles and resource posts in the last couple months, but your main editor here is currently slogging through preliminary exam preparations and other such … Continue reading

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Call for articles from readers! Japanese Studies: 5-10-20

Next year What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies? is planning a series of periodic articles from guest writers entitled “Japanese Studies: 5-10-20.” Our aim to hear about the personal experiences of people at various stages of … Continue reading

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What can you do with a BA in Japanese? How one linguist carved out a niche using Japanese

Today we will be featuring a guest article by Joel Challender, a professional translator and interpreter who will discuss a bit about his career path and the process from the BA onward in the professional field. – Although Japanese language … Continue reading

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Japanese Studies M.A. In Action: How My Master’s Degree Prepared Me For My Professional Career

Elizabeth Mekaru is currently a Study Abroad Advisor for the University of Michigan Center for Global and Intercultural Study. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a B.A. in Asian Studies, and taught English in Yokohama for … Continue reading

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My Experience in Media Contents Translation

For today’s guest article, we’ll be featuring information from Ai-Lin, a Master’s student who has been working with a translation company in Japan on media contents materials for several months now. She writes a bit about her experiences as a … Continue reading

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Working at an Eikaiwa [Part 3]

The final installation of three guest articles on working at eikaiwa by Sean Montgomery. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3: Why I know what I know I have enough stories about eikaiwa to last a thousand Arabian nights, but I’ll … Continue reading

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Working at an Eikaiwa [Part 2]

Today we return to the subject of teaching in Japan with the second of three guest articles by Sean Montgomery, who writes on the basics you need to know about eikaiwa and employment experiences with them. See Part 1 here. Part 2: What … Continue reading

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Working at an Eikaiwa [Part 1]

Today we return to the subject of teaching in Japan, with the first of several guest articles by Sean Montgomery, who writes on the basics you need to know about eikaiwa and employment experiences with them.  – Eikaiwa is vernacular for … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC)

Many students wonder what kinds of programs outside of the standard academic study abroad experience will enable them to make meaningful connections to Japan on a personal and professional level.  The Japan-America Student Conference is a student-led exchange program in … Continue reading

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