Category Archives: undergraduate

Call for Applications: HIF 2017: Summer Language Program in Hakodate, Japan

The Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) offers the 32nd Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program in Summer 2017. It is an eight-week intensive language program accompanied with homestay for the full duration and Independent Study (IS). Program Duration: June 8 – August … Continue reading

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Funding: David L. Boren Awards in Critical Languages

Scholarships & Fellowships for International Study Fellowships Application Deadline: Jan 31 Scholarships Application Deadline: Feb 9 The National Security Education Program (NSEP)David L. Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including … Continue reading

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Okinawa Resources: Watanabe Miki personal website

21Watanabe Miki 渡辺美季, a professor at the University of Tokyo, is easily one of the leading up-and-coming scholars of Ryukyuan history. Her 2012 book Kinsei Ryūkyū to Chūnichi kankei (近世琉球と中日関係; my rough translation: “Early Modern Ryukyu and its relations with … Continue reading

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Resource: Petzold scrolls collection of Buddhist art

Harvard University’s Harvard-Yenching Library recently launched digital access to one of their most valuable collections, the Petzold scrolls collection. The collection includes 424 scrolls that were acquired from the family of Bruno Petzold (1873-1949) in 1951. Petzold was a German-born … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Tomodachi Emerging Leaders Program

Applications Open for the 2016 TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program! Application Deadline: Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:00 pm Pacific Time The U.S.-Japan Council and the TOMODACHI Initiative are pleased to announce that the TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is now accepting applications! … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning Japanese through Instagram Flashcards

Using flashcards with words on them is one thing, but they don’t always give you the kind of vocabulary you may need when you actually hit the ground in Japan: visual. If you’re looking for a fun new way to … Continue reading

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Resource: Truku-Japanese War Postcard Collection

The East Asian Image Collection hosted by the Skillman Library at Lafayette College recently added a new collection of picture postcards and rare books to their open-access digital archive, “The Truku-Japanese War Commemorative Postcard Collection.” The editor of the collection, … Continue reading

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