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Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 – The Last 10 Years

For the fourth article in our Japanese Studies: 5-10-20 series, today we will hear from Abigail MacBain, a Ph.D. student in the East Asian Languages & Cultures department at Columbia University who went the indirect path to graduate school, gaining experience through a … 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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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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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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