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2018 CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

dministered by the Asian American / Asian Research Institute, the CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship helps support and recognize an individual CUNY undergraduate student, Asian or non-Asian, who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as health, education and culture. 

2018 Tam Scholarship Poster



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From Baruch Japan Club


Hello Everyone,

Japan Club is very excited to announce that we will be hosting our Food Day Event on Thursday May 3rd in VC 4-175 during club hours (12:30 pm – 2:30 pm). Come and learn about making healthy and delicious Japanese Cuisines.
Please see the flyer below for more information.

Upcoming Events
1) We will be co-sponsoring with The Grid’s Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament on Thursday, May 3rd!
Please see the flyer below for more information.
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2) The Japan Club will also be co-sponsoring with UNICEF for their Baruch Showcase on Tuesday, May 1st.
Please see flyer below for more information.
Thank you and we hope to see you there.

Best Regards,
Khin Su Su Hlaing, Secretary 2018-2019
Zakiera Simmons, Assisant Secretary 2018-2019
Baruch Japan Club

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Carrer Forums in Summer

Students with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities are invited to come speak and interview with hiring companies for full-time and internship positions at this summer and fall’s Career Forums.

Positions are located worldwide. We encourage you to explore future options and make connections even if you have a few years left before graduation. Be proactive!

In the U.S.
U.S. Career Forum (May 12)
*Approximately 40 hiring companies
*U.S. positions only
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

Los Angeles Career Forum (Oct. 5 & 6)
*Approximately 30 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses
*Participant benefits just for LA

Boston Career Forum (Nov. 9 – 11) (new info up early May)
*Approximately 200 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

In Japan
Tokyo Summer Career Forum (June 23 & 24)
*Approximately 250 hiring companies

Osaka Career Forum (June 29)
*Approximately 60 hiring companies

Career Forum for Exchange Students (July 26) (new info up mid-April)
*Approximately 60 hiring companies

If you have questions about any of the Career Forums, please feel free to contact me at

We look forward to seeing you there!


Kanako Soejima
DISCO International, Inc.

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West Meets East Matsuri at Baruch (April 16th, 2018)

Japan Club is having their biggest event on Monday April 16th from 6-9 PM.


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BAACON (Friday, April 13th, 2018)

The Japanese Anime Asylum at Baruch is having their biggest event on Friday April 13th from 12:30-6:00 PMBAACON!

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Manga/Comics against Human Trafficking (Art-A-Thon), Thursday, April 12th 2018

Come and join us to celebrate manga as an art form AND as an important social medium!

The Japanese Program at Baruch College and Baruch Japan Club presents an Art-A-Thon event this Thursday. We have invited Ms. Natsuko Utsumi, found of CauseVision, a NGO that creates and distributes comics for ares across the globe to raise awareness of the human trafficking menaces among young people.

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Time: 12:30-2:10 pm
Place: VC4-175




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Job Opening (Japanese Children’s Society) as of March 23, 2018


Job Opening (Japanese Children’s Society)   as of March 23, 2018

Part-time English Teachers
The successful applicants will teach English to Japanese students. Must be a native English speaker with a B.A. degree. Applicants with TESOL or K-12 certificates and teaching experience are highly preferred.

We offer multiple positions at different locations. If you are interested in teaching at one of these locations below, please send your resume including your information about your preferred locations and available days and time.




  1. Japanese Children’s Society, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Elementary School English Teachers : Mon-Thu 9:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
  • Elementary SchoolFriday English Program Teachers : Friday 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m.  – 1 post available
  • Preschool English Teachers : Mon-Thu 9:00 a.m.-12:30
  • PreschoolFriday Bilingual Program : bilingual teacher : Friday 9:00 a.m.-1:00p.m.


  1. R/Lingo Learning Center, Fort Lee, NJ
    English Teachers (K-12 & adult)
  • After School English class (70, 90min classes) : any time slot between 3:30p.m.-8:00p.m(Mon-Fri)
    –hiring year-round
  • Morning English classes for adults(60,80min classes): any time slot between 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.(Mon-Fri)
  • SaturdayEnglish class (70min classes)9:00-5:00
  • Summer Camp counselors
    i.          1st  Session 3 weeks : 6/25-7/13 (M-F)   – 1 post available
  1. 2nd Session 2 weeks : 7/16-7/27 (M-F)– 1 post available

iii.        3rd Session 2 weeks : 7/30-8/10 (M-F) – 1 post available

  1. 4th Session 3 weeks : 8/13-8/30 (M-Th)– 1 post available
  • Private tutoring during summer vacation (6/25-8/30)


  1. Friends Academy, (Upper West) New York, NY
    English Teachers (K-12 & adult) Mon-Fri: any time slot between 3:30p.m.-7:00p.m.
  2. Port Washington, IKUEI After school , NY
    English Teachers (K-12) Mon-Fri: any time slot between 3:30p.m.-7:00p.m., Sunday
  3. Home Tutoringnear North New Jersey, NYC, Brooklyn and Port Washington area


<Application Process>
Please send your RESUME/CV to or fax it to 201-944-3680.

Attn. Mr. T. Okamoto

Japanese Children’s Society, Inc.,

8 West Bayview Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
*For further information, please contact us at 201-947-4832.




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The Localization of Manga: Kazuo Tatsuta’s _Ichi-F (3/11 Commemoration Event, March 11th, 2018)

The Manga University of New York (MUNY) invites editor Lauren Scanlan and Eisner Award-nominated letterer Deron Bennett from Kodansha Comics to the 2nd MUNY event.

They will discuss Kazuo Tatsuta’s Ichi-F and the localization process of Japanese manga into the English-speaking audience.

The event is also to commemorate the Japan’s triple disaster–the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown–in 2011. Please join us to this precious opportunity to take a peak at the manga publishing industry in the U.S.!

Event website:

Date: Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (or later)
Location: RESOBOX East Village : 91 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003 (Map)
Admission: $10 (general) / $8 (students)


The March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake upended the Tohoku area of Japan, causing meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant and devastating the surrounding region. Kazuto Tatsuta, then an aspiring mangaka, took an interest in the cleanup and restoration efforts, eventually joining them himself and documenting his experiences in the graphic memoir Ichi-F. What began as a brief “work report” eventually became a vital and rare public record of what is still an extremely secretive cleanup effort. In light of its historic importance and unique storytelling, Kodansha Comics decided that it was essential that Ichi-F be translated into English – but this is just the beginning of the story. Join Kodansha Comics editor Lauren Scanlan as she discusses the singular challenges involved with bringing Ichi-F to the English-speaking world.

About Tatsuta’s Ichi-F:

On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered the largest earthquake in its modern history. The 9.0-magnitude quake threw up a devastating tsunami that wiped away entire towns, and caused, in the months afterward, three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. Altogether, it was the costliest natural disaster in human history.

This is not the story of that disaster.

This is the story of a man who took a job. Kazuto Tatsuta was an amateur artist who signed onto the dangerous task of cleaning up the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, which the workers came to call “Ichi-F.” This is the story of that challenging work, of the trials faced by the local citizens, and of the unique camaraderie that built up between the mostly blue-collar workers who had to face the devious and invisible threat of radiation on a daily basis. After six months, Tatsuta’s body had absorbed the maximum annual dose of radiation allowed by regulations, and he was forced to take a break from the work crew, giving him the time to create this unprecedented, unauthorized, award-winning view of daily life at Fukushima Daiichi.

About the Lecturers

Lauren Scanlan

Lauren Scanlan is an editor for Kodansha Comics, and has worked on many series including Akira: 35thAnniversary Box SetSailor Moon Eternal Edition, and Land of the Lustrous. She has an MBA in Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), and has spent her career working in localization.

Deron Bennett

Eisner Award-nominated letterer, Deron Bennett knew early on that he wanted to work in comics. After receiving his B.F.A. from SCAD in 2002, Deron moved out to Los Angeles to pursue his career in sequential art. He quickly became a letterer and production artist with TOKYOPOP, but soon found himself returning to his hometown in New Jersey to raise a family. Since then, Deron has been providing lettering services for various comic book companies. His body of work includes Ichi-F, Attack on Titan Junior High, Cyborg 009, and Fairy Tail. You can learn more about Deron by visiting his website or following @andworlddesign on Twitter.

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Kazuhiro Sōda’s Lecture at Baruch College (Monday, Feb. 26th, 2018)

Mr. Kazuhiro Soda/Laboratory X, Inc.:

The seats are limited, please contact Professor Shige (CJ) Suzuki for securing your seat.

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Upcoming U.S. Career Forum for your Japanese-English speaking students

Students with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities are invited to come speak and interview with hiring companies from all over the country for full-time positions in the U.S. at the upcoming U.S. Career Forum.

This will be a great opportunity to network and learn about the best way to use your Japanese language ability as part of your career. Many companies make offers of employment by the end of the event.

Career Forum registration and attendance are entirely free.

U.S. Career Forum 2018 (in New York)
May 12 (Sat.), 2018
* All positions in the U.S. using Japanese
* All students with legal U.S. work permission welcome (including OPT candidates)
* Travel Scholarship available
* Participating companies include DENKA Corporation, IACE TRAVEL, IIJ AMERICA INC., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC WIRING SYSTEMS, Valqua America, Inc., and more.

If you have questions about any of the Career Forums, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!



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