Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Japan Center Essay Competition”

Dear Educators:

The Professional Education Program at Stony Brook University is delighted to inform you that the Japan Center at Stony Brook has announced 9th Annual “Japan Center Essay Competition” sponsored by Canon U.S.A. for high school and college students enrolled in the 2013-2014 school year in the New York Metropolitan area. The 1st place winner will receive $3,000 and a Canon camera. The following link shows the detailed information and the results of the previous competitions.

The deadline for submission is January 8, 2014. We encourage you to disseminate this information by forwarding this email to faculty members in areas such as English, Social Studies, and Science as well as relevant school administrators and guidance counselors. For questions, please email Eriko Sato, the Chair of the Essay Competition (

Best wishes,


Patricia Dixon
Professional Education Program
Stony Brook University

204 Harriman Hall

Stony Brook, NY  11794-3779

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Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students to become more proficient in the cultures and languages of world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.


Maximum awards are $20,000 for the Boren Scholarships and $30,000 for the Boren Fellowships.  In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, fields of study and application procedures can be found at

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

When:           Tuesday October 29th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Where:         Room 308, 3rd Floor, 137 East 25th Street

For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Fellowships Advisor,



Valeria L. Hymas

Post-Graduate & National Fellowships Advisor

Baruch College

137 East 25th Street, Suite 306

New York, NY 10010

City University of New York

Phone: 646-312-2129

Office: 306



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Dr. Akiko Yamanaka’s Talk at LaGuardia

To the Members of the Japan-Studies Community in New York,

My name is Robin Kietlinski, and I am an assistant professor of Japanese/Asian/Global History at LaGuardia Community College. I am pleased to announce that LaGuardia Community College will be hosting a talk next FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st from noon-1pm in Room E-111 by Dr. Akiko Yamanaka, Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and a former Member of Japan’s House of Representatives. She is currently Senior Visiting Scholar at Churchill College and Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Dr. Yamanaka will be discussing Prime Minister Abe’s new initiatives aimed at increasing female participation in the workforce in Japan, and at empowering Japanese women more generally.

Please do not miss this rare opportunity for you and/or your students to hear one of Japan’s highest-ranking female politicians speak on issues of global socio-economic importance. I am attaching a flier advertising the event, and ask that you please distribute it to students, colleagues, and friends who may be interested in attending. The event is free and open to the public. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, and I hope to see you at this exciting event.

Yamanaka Poster


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JET Program Briefing Session (Nov. 7th, Thursday!)


The Baruch Japan Program & Baruch Japan Club co-hosts the JET Program briefing event on campus! We will have a guest speaker Ms. Noriko Furuhata, a program coordinator, with former JET teachers. Please come and learn this great opportunity!
No Japanese knowledge is required.



Date: November 7th, Thursday
Time: 12:45 to 2:00
Place: VC10-165

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.

The objectives of the program are being achieved by offering JET Program participants, (hereinafter, participants) the opportunity to serve in local government offices as well as public and private elementary schools, junior high and senior high schools.



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From Baruch Japan Club


We hope you got a chance to network and enjoy from our Mix It Up event!

I know it is getting pretty hectic with all these midterms which is why Japan Club is back for a week full of events from all across the board. Here we go:

Tuesday [October 22, 2013]
Japan Club is co-sponsoring two events!

1. STARR’s Email Excellence Workshop for those who want to make that first email impression count.
This event will be held in VC5-160 during club hours from 12:30PM – 2:30PM. Must RSVP to attend! (Flyer is attached)

2. FUSION’s Fear Factor held in 1-107 (multi-purpose room) from 6PM – 9PM which promises to be a night full of exotic challenges, fun, laughter, and just simply: an amazing time! (Flyer is attached)

*Now for Japan Club’s events for the week*
Thursday [October 24, 2013]

Have you ever heard of Boston Career Forum?
One of the world’s largest and most-reputable Japanese-English job fair with over 200 of the leading Japanese and International companies present and looking to hire you!
Japan Club will be hosting a Boston Career Forum Information Session in our room VC10-165 during club hours from 12:45PM – 2:05PM where will have an agent of DISCO present, DISCO International Inc. is the main organizer of this job fair, as well as past attendees of this event who will share their experience in an informational panel discussion.

If you are not a Baruch student and wish to attend this event or have a friend outside of school who wishes to attend, reply to this email with their full name.
Refreshments will be served! Come dressed business casual and gain the upper hand you need in this increasingly competitive job market!

Friday [October 25, 2013]
We know how stressed you guys are. We are stressed. You are stressed. Desperate times call for some good Japanese food and company.
Come out and join us at our first social at Katsu Hama on 45 W 55th St (between Avenue of the Americas & 5th Avenue) New York, NY 10019 at 6:00 PM.

We’re expecting a large group so RSVP by Wednesday so we can keep everyone updated!

Look forward to seeing you all soon!

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