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Foreign Language Study Abroad Funding Information Session

Want to learn a foreign language? Want to do it in a fully immersive environment?  Wondering how to pay for it?

At this information session, we will explain the different scholarship opportunities for foreign language learning, discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions. The discussion will focus on the U.S. Dept. of State’s Critical Language Scholarship and the opportunities available through the Boren Awards for International Study.

Time: Thursday, October 29th, 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Location: Room 3-125, William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus
For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Deputy Director, National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising,

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Boston Career Forum

With the success of Los Angeles Career Forum 2015 (439 participants during the two-day event and 22 companies including Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte, LINE, and Sony Computer Entertainment participating), DISCO International has announced another Career Forum in Boston.

November 20 – 22 (Fri. – Sun.), 2015
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
* Travel scholarships available! Apply by Nov. 5.

DISCO International invites you to the world’s largest job fair for
individuals with Japanese and English language abilities.

The Boston Career Forum is for anyone who:
– possesses a minimum of conversational ability in both Japanese and English
– is looking for a full-time or internship position
– is interested in working for one of the almost 200 companies expected
to participate such as:


Unlike typical job fairs, companies from all different industries will
be holding several rounds of interviews during the Boston Career Forum.
Some will even make offers by the end of the three-day event. There is
no fee to register for and attend the Boston Career Forum.

For online registration and more info regarding the above, please go to:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!

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Baruch Japan Club: “Nomikai”-style Social

Dear Members,

We hope you all had a great weekend. With midterms approaching, why not take opportunity to relax a bit? This Thursday, October 22nd, in room VC 10-165 during club hours, we will be hosting our Nomikai event: Essentially a type of “drinking” game (Don’t worry, we won’t be using alcohol), here’s your chance to unwind have some fun! Refreshments will be served as well. We hope to see you there!

Event: Nomikai
Date and Time: Thursday, October 22nd, 12:45-2:05PM
Location: VC 10-165

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40 x 40 at Ronin Gallery

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Ronin Gallery (known to have the largest private collection of Japanese prints in the U.S.) is hosting a special exhibition “exploring the development of Japanese woodblock prints from the dawn of ukiyo-e to today’s innovators”.

Dates: 9/15 – 10/17
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 11am – 4pm
Sunday: By appointment
Ronin Gallery
425 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
SE Corner of 49th St.
New York, NY 10017

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Nagisa Ōshima’s Ceremony at Anthology Film Archives

儀式 (GISHIKI) / Nagisa Ōshima, 1971

From Anthology Film Archives:

Widely acclaimed as Nagisa Oshima’s most ambitious film, THE CEREMONY takes as its subject the entire history of postwar Japan, as embodied by the fortunes of the powerful Sakurada family from 1946 to the present. Through the eyes of the family’s Manchurian-born heir apparent, we move through a dense, flashback-punctuated procession of weddings and funerals that escalates into a vertiginous indictment of the madness of contemporary Japan.

Friday, September 25, 6:45PM
Saturday, September 26, 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 27, 4:00 PM
Tickets (available on day of screening):
$10 General Admission/ $8 Student
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)
New York, NY 10003

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Baruch Japan Club: Japanese Conversation Class

Dear Members,
We will be having our first Japanese Conversation Class (JCC) this Thursday, September 24th in our usual clubroom, 10-165. JCC is an event dedicated to helping people learn and practice speaking Japanese with their peers, regardless of their skill level. If you are interested in learning Japanese, or are trying to improve your Japanese speaking skills, then feel free to join us. The theme for this class is “Travelling in Japan”. We hope to see you there!

Event: Japanese Conversation Class

Date and Time: Thursday, September 24th, 12:45-2:05 PM

Place: VC 10-165

Best Regards,

Andy Lantigua

Secretary | Baruch Japan Club

Baruch College

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The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

This new fund, created by a generous donor, has two main purposes:  to assist students who wish to enroll in courses in the humanities* at Baruch but lack the financial means to do so; and to enable classes in the humanities at Baruch to participate in extra-curricular activities that enrich students’ intellectual experience and understanding of their coursework. 

Funds are allocated by a committee lodged in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that meets several times a year to review applications (see attached) by members of the Baruch community.  Student applications for tuition support in the fall or spring semester should be made as early as possible in the registration process, preferably before the due date for tuition payment.  Applications from faculty for course activity support should be made as early as possible, but worthy applications will be accepted until the last month of the semester in question.

Members of the committee for the academic year 2015-16 are Paula Berggren, Professor Emeritus of English; Susan Tenneriello, Associate Professor of Theater; and Boo Choi, Director of Administrative and Financial Services for the Weissman School.

Student grants will be credited directly to the Bursar to cover the funded cost of tuition, not to exceed $750.  Funding for extra-curricular class activities will cover visits to museums, theaters, concerts, or other approved events; students will be expected to contribute a modest sum toward the costs of admission.  Funding does not cover transportation or food and will be capped at approximately $40 per student. 

*“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

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Baruch Japan Club : JET Program Information Session

Dear Members,

It’s time for our first business oriented event of the semester! Join us this Thursday, September 17th in VC 10-165 for our JET Program Information Session. The JET Program provides graduates with opportunities to travel to Japan and work with local authorities as well as in schools in Japan. No prior Japanese language skills are required. Representatives from the JET Program (Japanese English Teaching Program) will be presenting their organization and answering any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served as well. If you are interested in working in Japan, then be sure to stop by!

Event Information:

EventJET Program Information Session
Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time and Place: VC 10-165, 12:45pm – 2:20pm

Best Regards,

Andy Lantigua
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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JACL Now Accepting Applications for Kakehashi Project 2015-2016

From the Japanese American Citizens League:

Up to 185 students will be selected to participate in this year’s Kakehashi Project, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The goal of the Kakehashi Project is to build cooperation between Japanese Americans/Asian Americans and Japan by providing students with a better understanding of Japan through a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture. Kakehashi Project alumni are encouraged to become effective advocates in enhancing U.S. – Japan relations.

Participants will attend a 9-day trip to Japan where they will visit a number of historical and educational sites, experience traditional and cultural activities, and participate in lectures and workshops. Each trip will visit Tokyo and one other city to be announced.

Trip Schedule

Trip 1: December 13-22, 2015
Application Deadline: September 30, 2015
Selection Notification: Early November 2015

Trip 2: January 10-19, 2016
Application Deadline: September 30, 2015
Selection Notification: Mid November 2015

Trip 3: March 13-22, 2016
Application Deadline: January 3, 2016
Selection Notification: Early February 2016

Program and Application Guidelines

Currently enrolled Japanese/Japanese American or Asian American students (community college, undergraduate, graduate, or professional), 18-25 years old are encouraged to apply. Please click here for additional program and eligibility guidelines.

You do not need to be a JACL member to be eligible.

The online application is available here. All applications and requested documentation must be received by the deadlines specified on the application.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Craig Shimizu at, or call 202-223-1240 (M-F, 10:00a-5:30p EST).

More about the Kakehashi project from The Japan Foundation

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Japan Block Fair


Japan Block Fair 2015

With a wide range of Japanese food, arts, crafts, services, and performance, there is plenty to do and see for everyone! Bring your family and friends and explore this extraordinary cultural event all day long. We are sure you will have a GREAT time with a lot of fun and excitement at the Japan Block Fair!

Date:September 12th (Sat) 2015
Location:on 6th Avenue btw Houston street & Bleeker street

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