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JLPT2017: Online registration will close at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 29.

Online registration will close at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 29.

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“The Heart of Kyogen” Sep. 29th, 2017 from 7:00 pm

The Heart of Kyogen 2017

September 29, 2017  7PM



Lecture / Performance

Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

Friday September 29th, 2017    7:00 pm

Tickets: $40(Member$35, Student with ID$20)

For more information : NOH SOCIETY
The acclaimed Ohkura School Kyogen actors Noriyoshi Ohkura and Daijiro Zenchiku are returning to New York!
Having delighted audiences with their performances and laughter in 2016, this year Mr. Ohkura and Mr. Zenchiku will perform the Kyogen classics, “ SHIMIZU” 
( Spring Water) and “KAGYU”( Snail).
Mr. Ohkura and Mr. Zenchiku will preface the performances with a lecture on the history of Kyogen and demonstrations of Kyogen acting techniques, stage effects, and sound use, making the performance readily accessible to everyone. 
The program will be presented in Japanese with English supertitles.
Kyogen is traditional Japanese comic theater. Kyogen dates back to the 14th century and was designated a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2001.

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Japanese Studies in the United States, a one-day symposium at Hunter (Saturday, Oct. 28th, 2017)

Hunter College’s Japanese Program would like to invite you to a symposium in honor of Sue Kawashima, who has been teaching at Hunter for 30 years now.

As you can see in the poster, we are going to have a whole day symposium with speakers such as Seiichi Makino and Bill McClure.
You are all welcome to participate. We are hoping for an audience of Japanese language and culture educators, and other people who are very interested in the Japanese language language and culture.
Please feel free to send this to anyone who might be interested.
Maayan Barkan

symposium poster version 10

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Baruch College Fall Semester Study Abroad Fair on September 14, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m

The Fair will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the B2-level auxiliary gym (entrance on East 24th street). Someone from the Study Abroad Office will be bringing flyers for the fairby departmental offices, and we would be very grateful if one or more of them could be posted. We would like to warmly invite you and the other members of the department to come to the fair, and would be grateful if you would encourage your students, and your colleagues’ students, to do the same.

Many students who were interested in studying abroad attended the Study Abroad Fair last spring. These fairs offer a wonderful opportunity for program providers to speak to Baruch students about thestudy abroad programs available to our students. This year, exchange students from our partner universities who are studying at Baruch this term, and Baruch students who have studied at those universities, will be staffing tables to give Baruch students even more information about campus lifeabroad. The Study Abroad Fair also gives Baruch faculty members the chance to learn more about the programs our students can attend. Understanding the kinds of academic and cultural experiences our students have abroad will help you gain a better sense of how study abroad might be more thoroughly integrated into a student’s overall college career.

If you have any questions regarding the details of the fair, please contact me by phone at (646) 312-2091, or via email at

We look forward to seeing you at the fair.

Best Regards,



Dina Luu Van Lang

Coordinator of Study Abroad

Baruch College, City University of New York

One, Bernard Baruch Way Box J-0810

New York, NY 10010

Tel. +1 646 312-2090 Fax: +1 646 312-2071

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Carrer Forum

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 the following 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!

2017 Career Forums
*Approximately 30 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2017 (Nov. 17 – 19)
*Approximately 200 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

Full Career Forum schedule available here:

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

We look forward to seeing you there!


Kanako Soejima
DISCO International, Inc.


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The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

The Paula Berggren Enrichment Fund

“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

This fund, created by a generous donor and now about to launch its fourth year of operation, 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 will be allocated by a committee lodged in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences that will meet several times a year to review applications by members of the Baruch community.  Student applications for tuition support in the fall 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 if funds remain available, worthy applications will be accepted until the last month of the semester in question.

Members of the committee for the academic year 2017-18 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.  Please direct applications to

Student grants will be credited directly to the Bursar to cover the funded cost of tuition.  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.

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JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film


July 13—23, 2017

Ticket On-Sale Dates:
Now Live: Japan Society Members Exclusive (Join Us!)
(Members must sign in to purchase tickets)

Monday, June 12, 12 PM: General Public

Now in its 11th year, North America’s largest festival of new Japanese cinema returns to serve up a slice of the best and boldest titles from Japan never before seen in NYC with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties and much more. Boasting a thrilling slate of epic blockbusters, shoestring independents, radical documentaries, mind-bending avant-garde, newly-restored classics, and breathtaking animation, JAPAN CUTS 2017 promises a bounty of cinematic discoveries for film fans and pop culture enthusiasts alike.

The programming team is proud to share the full lineup for the eleventh edition of JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, running July 13-23, 2017 at Japan Society in New York City:
The Opening Film is the U.S. Premiere of MUMON: The Land of Stealth, the Centerpiece Presentation is the East Coast Premiere of Over the Fence, and the Closing Film is the East Coast Premiere of In This Corner of the World. Featuring appearances by Joe Odagiri (Over the Fence, FOUJITA, recipient of the CUT ABOVE Award for Outstanding Performance in Film), Konrad Aderer (Resistance at Tule Lake), Hanae Kan (Yamato (California), West North West), Taro Maki (In This Corner of the World), Shingo Matsumura (Love and Goodbye and Hawaii), Kyoko Miyake (Tokyo Idols), Daisuke Miyazaki (Yamato (California)), Yoshihiro Nakamura (MUMON: The Land of Stealth), Sahel Rosa (West North West), and Megumi Sasaki (A Whale of a Tale). Please browse the entire dynamic lineup via the website and listed here by program section:
Feature Slate
Alley Cat (dir. Hideo Sakaki), North American Premiere
ANTI-PORNO (dir. Sion Sono), East Coast Premiere (preceded by Sawako Kabuki’s Summer’s Puke is Winter’s Delight)
At the Terrace (dir. Kenji Yamauchi), North American Premiere
Daguerrotype (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa), New York Premiere
The Extremists’ Opera (dir. Junko Emoto), International Premiere
FOUJITA (dir. Kohei Oguri), U.S. Premiere
In This Corner of the World (dir. Sunao Katabuchi), East Coast Premiere (Closing Film)
Love and Goodbye and Hawaii (dir. Shingo Matsumura), North American Premiere
Memoirs of a Murderer (dir. Yu Irie), New York Premiere
MUMON: The Land of Stealth (dir. Yoshihiro Nakamura), U.S. Premiere (Opening Film)
My Dad and Mr. Ito (dir. Yuki Tanada), U.S. Premiere
Neko Atsume House (dir. Masatoshi Kurakata), East Coast Premiere
Over the Fence (dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita), East Coast Premiere (Centerpiece Presentation)
Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow (dir. Yoshitaka Mori), New York Premiere (preceded by Yoko Kuno’s Spread)
Shippu Rondo (dir. Teruyuki Yoshida), North American Premiere
Summer Lights (dir. Jean-Gabriel Périot), North American Premiere
Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High (dir. Akira Nagai), U.S. Premiere
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (dir. Yuya Ishii), North American Premiere
West North West (dir. Takuro Nakamura), North American Premiere
Yamato (California) (dir. Daisuke Miyazaki), U.S.  Premiere
Classics: Rediscoveries & Restorations
Once Upon a Dream (dir. Kei Shichiri), International Premiere
The Ondekoza (dir. Tai Kato), U.S. Premiere
Zigeunerweisen (dir. Seijun Suzuki), North American Premiere
Documentary Focus
Resistance at Tule Lake (dir. Konrad Aderer), East Coast Premiere
Tokyo Idols (dir. Kyoko Miyake), East Coast Premiere
A Whale of a Tale (dir. Megumi Sasaki), North American Premiere
Experimental Spotlight
Haruneko (dir. Sora Hokimoto), North American Premiere
Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane) (dir. Go Takamine), International Premiere
Shorts Showcase
Birds (Working Title) (dir. Koji Fukada), North American Premiere
We Are Shooting (dir. Raita Minorita), International Premiere
WHITE T AND FEEBLE THINGS (dir. Yun Su Kim), International Premiere
Breathless Lovers (dir. Shumpei Shimizu), International Premiere
Tickets are on sale to Japan Society members this week, and will open to the general public Monday, June 12. (We are offering festival passes for sale this year, in addition to bundled ticket deals.) Receive special announcements by subscribing to our newsletter, or following via Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #JAPANCUTS. Hope to see you here this July!
Joel Neville Anderson
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Manga/Comics and Translation Symposium (Lecture Clips)

Dr. Mari Morimoto, manga translator:

Dr. Ryan Holmberg, professor/manga translator:


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Study in Japan: Comprehensible Guide (FYI)

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International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR)

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual event that is unique in concept and design. Using the latest in high-definition video conferencing technology, it connects students from universities across the world to a single 24-hour forum. It is a platform to showcase the work of some of the world’s best undergraduate researchers from any discipline or area. Undergraduates present their research in joint sessions alongside peers on the other side of the world, interacting with fellow presenters and audiences in real-time through video-links and social media.

The abstract submission is here:

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) will be held at BaruchSeptember 26-27, 2017.  Show off your work, gain valuable feedback, and have a real professional conference on your resume!   Even if you are graduating this semester, you can come back and present the work you did as an undergraduate.  You will give a 15-20 minute presentation on a panel and then discuss the papers with students in England, Australia, South Africa, and elsewhere linked via teleconferencing. This conference, organized by the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and Monash University in Australia, links students on panels at 9 campuses on 5 continents via cutting-edge teleconferencing technology.  This is a low-stakes, but professional academic conference, in which you can hone your oral skills, get feedback on your work, and hear what kind of research students are doing at international universities.  This will be the fourth annual conference in which Baruch has participated, and students in the past three years have found the experience to be exciting and rewarding. Baruch is lucky to be the only U.S. college participating. Other global participants are Nanyang Technological University, Kyushu University in Japan, Singapore Management University, Monash University Malaysia, Leeds University in England, and Monash University South Africa.  See<> for information.

To participate:  Students in all fields are eligible.  Students must submit a 250-word abstract and title of their research.  If you submitted an abstract to Creative Inquiry Day, you can use the same or similar abstract.

For tips on writing an abstract see:<>

Submit these along with

*       ·      Name
*       ·      Major
*       ·      year of study (Senior, etc.)
*       ·      name of professor/advisor
*       ·      email
*       ·      and phone number

to Katherine Pence, Chair of History<> by the

May 15, 2017 DEADLINE.  See more information here:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me<>.

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