Category Archives: living abroad

Program: Summer Intensive Kanbun at IUC

Summer Intensive Kanbun Program at IUC Yokohama Applications due March 13, 2015 Program Dates: Friday, June 19, 2015 – Thursday, July 9, 2015 The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama (administered by Stanford University), will offer a three-week intensive course in … Continue reading

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Program: The University of Tokyo: Summer Program on Media Content Studies in Japan

Warmest greeting from Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (III) of the University of Tokyo. We would like to inform you that the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project in conjunction with the University of Tokyo will host a summer program … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Regional Ramen of Japan

If there’s one thing you always need in a chilly Japan winter, it’s ramen. This week Lucky Peach posted a great little article on the regional ramen types of Japan, which is a neat guide to what goes into these … Continue reading

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Program: Harvard Summer School in Kyoto at Doshisha University

We invite you to take part in Harvard Summer School’s 8-week program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Students enroll in 2 courses: Professor Mikael Adolphson’s course, “Japan: Tradition and Transformation,” which explores the nation’s tumultuous move to modernity. Professor … Continue reading

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Call for Applicants: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)

Greetings from the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS)! As we look forward to 2015, we wanted to send information regarding the KCJS programs, including application deadlines for the upcoming semester. Summer Programs in Modern and Classical Japanese The KCJS … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 5: Furnishing Your Japanese Apartment

In the previous two articles about living in Japan, I detailed the process of finding and selecting apartments in Japan. But one of the most expensive parts of moving into a new apartment is getting all the new furniture and … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 4: How to Read Apartment Listings

In my previous article, I explained many of the basics of what to keep in mind when you apartment hunt in Japan. Now you’ve got an idea of a location you might want to live (or at least have located … Continue reading

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