Category Archives: study abroad

Resource: くすりのしおり (Drug Information Sheet)

Winter is the time for colds and flus, and nobody is immune. Many foreigners dread getting sick overseas, especially when they aren’t sure how the Japanese health system works or just what kind of medicine they’re being prescribed. During my … Continue reading

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Freeman-Asia funding for undergrad study abroad Returns!

From a report on the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s own webpage: The Institute of International Education (IIE) today announced the relaunch of Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) to help 400 American undergraduates study in East or Southeast … Continue reading

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How to Change to a Cultural Activities Visa (in Tokyo)

This guide was written from my own experience changing from a student visa to a cultural activities visa in Tokyo after switching research fellowships in 2015. The Shinagawa office, which is the main immigration office for the Tokyo area, recently changed … Continue reading

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Resource: Yamasa Japanese Language School

Doing my New Year’s cleaning, I discovered this link buried in my ‘look into later’ pile, and remembered that it had once been my intention to make a more comprehensive list of language schools for Japanese study in Japan that … Continue reading

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Funding: Nippon Foundation Fellowship for Japanese language study

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015 The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC), administered by Stanford University, is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC for the academic year 2016-17. This program … Continue reading

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Program: Hokkaido International Foundation Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program

The Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) offers the 31st Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program in Summer 2016. It is an eight-week summer intensive program targeted for those who have studied at least the first half of the elementary level of … Continue reading

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Contest: Japanese Speech Contest for free roundtrip fare

Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest In commemoration of Wasabi’s launch, a new Japanese language learning tool that will spice up your studies with specially designed lessons for speaking practice with native speakers, we have decided to conduct Wasabi Japanese Speech Contest … Continue reading

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