Author Archives: Laura

What can you do with a BA in Japanese? The Struggles and Successes of Translating Mobile Apps

Starting to study Japanese in undergrad or high school, I think a lot of us imagine translating our favorite Japanese video games, anime, and movies. When I started studying Japanese in college I had a vague image of my future … Continue reading

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3 Best Chat Apps for Practicing Japanese

When studying Japanese or any foreign language, everyone knows that practice makes perfect! But it can be hard to stay motivated to practice everyday, especially if you don’t have any Japanese speaking friends available to talk with. Luckily there’s an … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities: Washington DC National Cherry Blossom Festival Events

As many Washingtonians may already know, the National Cherry Blossom Festival of Washington DC will be running this year from March 20th to April 14th and there are still  plenty of events to get involved with for those looking to … Continue reading

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Funding: Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition – Chance for Teacher to Travel Abroad This Summer

Are you a teacher looking to experience Japan and bring it back to your students? Sponsored by Hilton HHonors and administered by IIE, the Teacher Treks Travel Competition gives teachers the chance to travel abroad this summer to experience foreign … Continue reading

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2013 JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) for U.S. High School Students

For junior and senior U.S. High School students currently learning Japanese and interested in furthering their studies of Japan, the JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) is preparing for it’s third year of exchange! The program will give 32 students a … Continue reading

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KCC-JEE High School Essay Contest Program for High School Students of Japanese

For all of you high school level Japanese students and teachers, the Kobe College Corporation – Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE) essay contest is yet another chance to give young American Japanese learners a study abroad experience! All U.S. high school … Continue reading

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Volunteer/Internship Opportunity: National Cherry Blossom Festival Goodwill Ambassador Program (Washington DC)

The National Cherry Blossom Festival organization is currently recruiting Goodwill Ambassadors to be a part of the spring 2013 cherry blossom festival. This is a great opportunity for university students and recent graduates living in the Washington DC area to … Continue reading

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