Category Archives: undergraduate

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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Resource: Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan

Are you a numbers junkie and interested in learning all about Japan? Look no further and explore the Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan. About The Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan, also known as e-Stat, first launched in … Continue reading

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Resource: jisho.org

There are numerous online resources for students of Japanese out there who need to find a word or kanji on the fly, many of which we covered in Leah’s article on Making the Most of Japanese Dictionaries. Still, new ones … Continue reading

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Funding: Semester at Sea Programs

Undergraduates may be interested in the Semester at Sea program: The Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Virginia that administers the Semester at Sea study abroad program in conjunction with the University of Virginia as … Continue reading

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Resource: Tools for Banking, Finance, and Law

Lately we’ve been fortunate to have a number of guest writers contributing articles related to translation and non-academic careers that use Japanese (and we have more to come in the near future!), but we’ve been a bit lax on updating … Continue reading

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