Classic Japanese Films at the Metrograph


Kuroneko, directed by Kaneto Shindo

Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa

On Friday, July 29, the Metrograph will bring Kuroneko (1968), a feline ghost story and a tale of revenge, to the screen.

On Sunday, July 31, Metrograph will present Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954), introduced by Helen DeWitt, whose novel The Last Samurai details “the story of a precocious eleven year old who sets out on a quest, inspired by countless viewings of the Kurosawa epic, to find his lost father.”

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Fall 2016 Japanese Program Waiting-list

Dear students,

If you or your friends at Baruch want to take a Japanese course in Fall 2016, but the course/section is already closed, please add your name in the following “unofficial” waitlist.

Please feel free to circulate this with your friends who might want to take Japanese courses.

Notes: Before put your name in the waiting list, be sure to go to CUNYFirst and check if there is any opening in “any” sections which you wish to register. If you find one, just register there.

We will contact you 2 weeks before the fall term. Please be aware that adding your name has no guarantee for your registration.


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Entrepreneur on mission to make it easier to study abroad


Entrepreneur on mission to make it easier to study abroad


Foreign students looking to study in Japan would probably want to ask a million questions before taking the plunge.

Which schools and universities offer classes in English? What kind of scholarship programs are there? How does one find housing? Are part-time jobs available?

But given the language barrier and school websites that are less than helpful, many find the answers elusive.

Enter Shota Morikawa, a 24-year-old entrepreneur who is carving out a niche for himself in the education industry, where website technology remains fairly low-tech.

Last September, Morikawa launched ST Booking, a one-stop website offering information to foreign students who want to study in Japan. Morikawa wants schools to use his site as a marketing platform to recruit students, just like prospective home owners use, a popular real estate search engine.

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MoMA: Naomi Kawase series


Still in the Water, 2014, directed by Naomi Kawase.

The Museum of Modern Art will showcase the works of one of the “most renowned contemporary Japanese filmmakers”, Naomi Kawase. The program will begin with a master class, featuring a discussion with the director herself on June 26. The series runs through July 14.

Dates: 6/26 – 7/14
Location: Museum of Modern Art,
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

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Kanze Noh Theatre: Lecture + Demonstration


Kanze Noh Theatre: Lecture + Demonstration

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 PM
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From Disco, International

We try to keep our email announcements to you and your students brief, so it may be difficult to imagine exactly how our Career Forums work.
That’s why we’re extending an invitation to you and others in contact with students with Japanese language ability to come see the events for yourself.

Remember that the Career Forums are free and beneficial to ANY students (undergrad, grad, MBA) with some degree of Japanese and English language abilities, including:

– International students from Japan
– Students with study abroad experience in Japan
– Students taking Japanese language courses
– Any other students who happen to have Japanese language ability

It would be our pleasure to show you around any of the following Career Forums. Please let us know at anytime if you are considering attending so that you can be added to the guest list.

Los Angeles Career Forum (Oct. 7 & 8, 2016)

Boston Career Forum (Nov. 18 – 20, 2016)

San Francisco Career Forum (Feb. 11 & 12, 2017)
Website available from late August

In the meantime, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all regarding the Career Forums.

Warm regards,

Catherine Rackley |
DISCO International, Inc. |
15 W 44th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10036 USA
Tel: 212-403-6844 Fax: 212-382-2390

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the Japan Cuts film festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with “eleven days of impossible-to-see-anywhere-else screenings of the best new movies made in and around Japan with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties, giveaways and much more.” It has an “expansive and eclectic slate of cinematic offerings that includes crowd-pleasing blockbusters, peerless independents, arthouse gems, influential classics, radical documentaries and avant-garde animations.”
Tickets go on sale for the public on Monday, June 13.
Details & Schedule
Special Guests
Time: July 14- 24, 2016
Location: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

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Baruch Japan Club: End of Semester Party

It’s almost that time of year again! As the semester is coming to a close, we want to take the time to thank you for sticking with us this semester! Won’t you say it’s been a great year? Through game day, movie day, food day and various other events we’ve gotten to meet some great people. And with your help, we successfully hosted our 4th annual West Meets East, and Manga Symposium. We are looking forward to see what fun things we have in store for us in the future.

Let’s have some fun before the dreaded finals! Join us on Thursday, May 12 from 12:45 to 2:05 in room VC 10-165 for our End of Semester Party. Like always, there will be fun games, great food and interesting conversations.

Once again, to the members who has been with us for a long time, and new members who just joined, thank you for joining our family, it has been a great semester. See you soon!

Event: End of Semester Party

Time: Thursday, May 12, 12:45 – 2:05 PM

Location: VC 10-165

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Free online Japanese test to see which JLPT level you should take

From sensei-online:

Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:23 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Amanda Rollins”


Check out the J-CAT. I registered for the test and took it the next day. It accurately predicted my JLPT level. The test took about one hour.

It looks like you can only take it once every six months? It’s run by Tsukuba University.

J-CAT: Japanese Computerized Adaptive Test


((Thanks go to Rebecca Allen (Ohio) for telling me about it. She uses it as a placement test.))

Happy testing!


Amanda Rollins
Program Coordinator
Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Monkey Business in New York

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