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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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Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Honda on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm

Next week noted sci-fi scholar Steve Ryfle joins us at Japan Society to illuminate the life of filmmaker Ishiro Honda, the director behind the original Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan movies!

Join us for Directing Godzilla: The Life of Filmmaker Ishiro Honda on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30pm. The talk will be followed by a book signing of Ryfle’s new book, Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, From Godzilla to Kurosawa, and a display of Godzilla memorabilia. You’ll also have a chance to purchase your own Godzilla collectibles!

Monster movie fans won’t want to miss out on this great event. Get your tickets today!


Anna Cabasso

Program Associate, Talks+


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2018 JAA – Honjo Scholarship Awards

2018 JAA – Honjo Scholarship Awards


Through generous funding from the Honjo Foundation, JAA is looking for qualified candidates for its 2018 JAA – HONJO Scholarship. This is open to students who will be enrolled in a full time course of graduate study (except medical, music, studio art and performing arts) at an accredited U.S. university in the greater New York area in academic year 2018-2019. The student should be able to demonstrate an interest in and ideally is already involved in furthering U.S. – Japan relations. The deadline for applications is noon, February 28, 2018. You can download the PDF application form and submit to the JAA.


Please submit:

  1. a resume or CV,
  2. two letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor)
  3. undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. Essay on how your current course of study will help further US-Japan relations (500 – 750 words).

If you are chosen as a recipient, you will be expected to stay in touch with the Honjo Foundation in Tokyo, Japan and let them know the status of your studies and how you have used your scholarship.


You may submit your application to:

The Japanese American Association of New York /JAA
49 West 45th New York, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Please indicate on the envelope “HONJO SCHOLARSHIP.”


*If you have any question, please contact us at

In prior years, the amount of the scholarship has ranged from $3,500 to 10,000.

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Welcome Party by Baruch Japan Club (Feb. 8th, 2018)

Upcoming Social
Also, because there is no school on Monday, February 19th, we are planning on having our first social of the semester. If you couldn’t make it to the other ones last semester, this is a perfect opportunity to hang out with us!

We would love to hear back from you all in deciding where we should go, so please be sure to fill out the short poll below NO LATER THANFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Best regards,
Kimberly Martinez
Secretary, 2017-2018
Baruch Japan Club

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Waseda – Baruch Exchange Program (Due: Feb. 16th, 2018)

Last year, the Study Abroad Office at Baruch College has introduced the exchange program with Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). This year’s application due is quickly approaching: February 16th, 2018. This due date is earlier than the ones for other programs, offered by the Study Abroad program. Please consider and take this wonderful opportunity. If you are interested in or have questions, contact the Study Abroad Office, ASAP.

This is the message from Mr. Christopher Tingue at the Study Abroad Office.:

“Because of Waseda’s own internal exchange deadlines, we are asking prospective Baruch-Waseda Exchange applicants to apply by Feb. 16. This is a month before our regular March 15 deadline for fall programs. This will give the Study Abroad Office just under two weeks to interview and nominate top candidates AND then for us to instruct the nominated applicants as to how to apply by no later than March 1 to Waseda for their fall semester.

Waseda’s system to apply is open from Feb 1 to March 1, but first students will need to apply to us. Last year, which was our first sending them students, they worked with us to take late applications. Now they want us to meet their deadlines this time around for fall. (For spring there is not a similar crunch so our deadline of Oct 1 works fine.)

Can you communicate to interested students taking Japanese or minors that if they want to apply for the fall 18 exchange at Waseda that they must apply by Feb. 16?

Chris Tingue

Associate Director of Study Abroad

Weissman Center for International Business

Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY)

Office Location: 137 E. 25th Street, 8th floor

Use 138 E. 26th Street entrance (effective Jan 2018 while 25th St entrance is closed)

DIRECT LINE: 646-312-2104; STUDY ABROAD OFFICE: 646-312-2090

Mailing Address: One Bernard Baruch Way, Box J-0810, New York, NY 10010

Regular Semester WALK-IN HOURS: Mon-Fri, 12:30-2:30PM, and WED/THUR 4:30-6:00PM

BARUCH STUDY ABROAD FAIR: Thurs, Feb 15, 2018, VC B2 level, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Website: Baruch Study Abroad

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Baruch Japanese Club at the Club Fair (Thursday, Feb. 1st, 2018)


Hello everyone,

Welcome back, we hope you had a wonderful winter break!

As you may know, there will be a club fair this Thursday, February 1st during club hours in the Main Gym. Japan Club will be joining Baruch’s many clubs at the fair, so please be sure to stop by and say hi to our eboard! We’ll gladly answer any questions you may have about getting involved and provide you with games and candy.

Here’s to another great semester!

Best regards,
Kimberly Martinez
Secretary, 2017-2018
Baruch Japan Club

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The Conversation Partners Program (CPP)

The Conversation Partners Program (CPP) matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. The partnerships are a great way for nonnative students to gain confidence in English, for native speakers to gain experience in communicating across language barriers, and for both native and nonnative speakers to expand their cultural knowledge, make friends, and build a network of professional contacts. To participate, students should be willing to commit to meeting their partner about one hour per week for a minimum of 6 conversations. We also feature fun events throughout the semester, like trivia night, tea time, game night, professional development, and a closing ceremony for community building.


Please let your students know the following dates:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Orientation Option 1: February 15, 2018, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm
  • Orientation Option 2: February 28, 2018, 6:00 pm-7:15 pm


To download the flyer for Blackboard, Blog, or Course Site, please visit this link and click on the flyer at the bottom:


Note: CPP often has more nonnative than native students signing up so please encourage both nonnative and native speakers to participate.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me via email: Thank you!




Elizabeth Minei, Ph.D.

Communication Studies

Director of the Conversation Partners Program

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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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Katzen Public Interest Fellowship: $3,000 for Unpaid Internships

Katzen Public Interest Fellowship: $3,000 for Unpaid Internships

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Are you doing an unpaid internship in an organization that makes a difference?  Apply for one of the 15 awards of $3,000 as part of the Katzen Public Interest Fellowship. Unpaid internships can be in non-profits, humanitarian efforts, the arts, political and educational organizations that serve the “common good.”  Students must have completed 16 credits at Baruch college and maintained approximately a 3.0 GPA.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis and the deadline is 02/16/2018.

Katzen Flyer 2018 (002)

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End of the Semester Party

Hello everyone,

This email is to inform you that there has been an update on the room for our End of the Semester Party. It will be tomorrow, December 7th, in NVC 11-135. Please see the newly updated flyer below for more details.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Best regards,
Kimberly Martinez
Secretary, 2017-2018
Baruch Japan Club

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