Category Archives: undergraduate

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 – 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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Funding: 3 Japanese Government Scholarships, Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle

Three scholarships are available through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle: Undergraduate Student Scholarship, Research Student Scholarship, Specialized Training College Students Scholarship Deadline: May 20, 2014 Available to U.S. citizens living in the states of Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska. … 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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Summer Program: Media Mix Summer Program 2014

The Media Mix Summer Program 2014 is organized by the University of Tokyo and supported by the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation. It is a two-week summer program to be held at the University of Tokyo, Komaba campus from July 14-26, 2014. … Continue reading

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Funding: 2014 JETAANC Scholarship [High School Seniors, California]

Education: Graduating high school senior attending undergraduate program starting in fall 2014 Other: resident of Northern California or Nevada (see details below) Deadline: March 14, 2014 Background: The JETAANC serves as a support network and resource for returning JET Program … 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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Funding: Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History, Middlebury College Fellowship

Via Middlebury News Room. Location: Middlebury, VT Dates: August 3 -15, 2014 Deadline: March 3, 2014 Open to all art historians of any rank including undergraduates, graduate students, curators, or independent scholars Cost: covered by fellowships. See description for details. … 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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