Monthly Archives: November 2013

Summer Internship aInstitute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ)

Dear friends,

Please let us introduce our internship program in response to the inquiry
“Internships in Japan?” from Jeffrey Angles, Associate Professor, Western
Michigan University.

Since 2007, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple
University Japan Campus (TUJ), has hosted summer interns from many
universities across the world. These unpaid summer internships for non-TUJ
students (undergraduate and graduate) offer a unique opportunity to spend a
productive summer in Tokyo. You can find out more about the program at

The interns to work as research associates with faculty members, help
organize conferences, or work on special projects with TUJ administrators.
Interns have worked on organizing major academic symposia, assisted faculty
in their research (in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology,
international relations, communications and literature) and co-written
articles. For students who have their own research project (such as writing
a senior thesis), programs may be devised that suit their interests while
contributing to the research activities of TUJ faculty.

Interns participate in seminars and discussion groups at TUJ, visits to
museums, businesses, embassies, and interesting sights in Tokyo and

TUJ encourages interns to take advantage of their time in Tokyo by
attending conferences and other cultural events. Interns will be provided
with networking opportunities in the professional communities of Japanese
academia and government, and can participate in tours and other activities
both within Tokyo and across Japan, which TUJ sponsors for its own students
during its session.

We just started recruiting the interns for summer 2014. We would appreciate
if you could forward the information to the appropriate person/department
at your school and spread a word out.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Robert Dujarric, Director
Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director
Eriko Kawaguchi, Coordinator

Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS)
Temple University, Japan Campus


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From Consulate General of Japan in New York

Dear everyone,

I would like to introduce you that Japan Foundation New York Japanese Language Program will be offering Conversation Café as follows:

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Place: The Nippon Club (145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019)

What: Chat in Japanese with native speakers and fellow Japanese leaners over a cup of Japanese tea, soft drinks and snacks! Moderated by our Japanese instructor, you will learn about Japanese culture and language in a relaxed atmosphere. Topic will be “New Year’s Traditions in Japan.” Great opportunities to refresh your memory, make new friends and preview JF Japanese Language Course. Join us for a fun and interactive conversation!

Fee: $5/person (refreshments included) at the door. Cash or check only.

Registration: Space is limited and RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email the following information to

– Name

– Phone number

– Email address

– Japanese language proficiency level (i.e. no experience, beginner, intermediate, advanced, etc.)

More Information:




Toshihiro Kaneko

Japan Information Center

Japan Info e-Newsletter

Consulate General of Japan in New York

Twitter: @JapanCons_NY

299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10171

Tel: 212-418-4456

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Baruch Japan Club: Food Day

Fall 2013 - Food DaywebThis Thursday, November 21, during club hours in room VC 10-165, Baruch Japan Club will be having our semestral Food Day! For students who are fans of Japanese food, we encourage you to join us. Food Day aims to teach people about certain facets of Japanese cuisine every semester and let our members try these cultural foods. For those who have attended this event before, Baruch Japan Club welcomes everyone back to learn more about some Japanese food’s origins and how they are prepared!

FromUpOnPoppyHillDVD-FAs an added treat, this Tuesday from 5:30PM to 8:00PM, Japanese Anime Asylum (JAA) is having a movie night featuring Hayao Miyazaki’s movie, “From Up on Poppy Hill.” Popcorn and soda will be sold to help fundraise for Relay for Life. Japan Club officers will be attending and are encouraging everyone to join us in room 2-125.

Please share this message with your students and invite them to join us!

Best regards,

Gen Hua Tan
Assistant Secretary | Baruch Japan Club


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Introducing Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Japan (Youtube Test)

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Harvard Summer School in Kyoto at Doshisha University June 8 – August 2, 2014

Dear prospective participants,

I am writing to invite you to take part in Harvard Summer School’s 8-week program at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.  Students enroll in 2
courses:  Professor Mikael Adolphson  s course, “Japan: Tradition and Transformation,” which explores the nation’s tumultuous move to modernity.
Professor James Robson’s course, “Introduction to the Study of East Asian Religions,” covers the development and history of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and various forms of popular religion in a cross-cultural setting.  Students reside with local families where they have a prime opportunity to experience the Japanese way of life.  In addition, a myriad of field trips coincide seamlessly with coursework, linking the classroom with the surrounding city.  Non-credit Japanese language instruction with Doshisha staff is provided for students with no previous exposure to the Japanese language.

For detailed information on the program and application instructions please visit:

Details —
Students must be at least 18 years old, have completed at least 1 year of college or be a first-year student, and be in good academic standing to apply
Application deadline: January 30, 2014
Program Dates: June 8 to August 2, 2014
Cost: TBA (approx. $7,750), and includes the following:
– Tuition
– Room and some meals
– All scheduled excursions and extracurricular activities

In addition to the program fee, students are responsible for:
– A health insurance fee (waived if students have US insurance that provides coverage outside the United States)
– Transportation to and from Kyoto
– The cost of passports and visas (if the latter is needed)
– Any immunizations

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Baruch Japan Club: JCC#2

Fall 2013 - JCC #2web

As the weather gets chillier, Japan Club would like to invite your students to an opportunity to practice their winter Japanesevocabulary! This Thursday November 14th, we are hosting our second Japanese Conversation Class during club hours from 12:45PM to 2:05PM in room VC 10-165.

All are welcome to attend, no fluency required!

Additionally, this Friday November 15th, Baruch Japan Club is holding our second social event. We had so much fun during the first one and we encourage everyone to join us again. This time it will be at Sushi Park (121 E 2nd Avenue, between 7th St and St. Marks Pl).

To attend our second social event, they must RSVP via the link below.

Best regards,

Gen Hua Tan

Assistant Secretary | Baruch Japan Club

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Internship Program Teaching English in Japan at Ibaraki Christian University

To whom this may concern:

Please excuse my mass mail message. I am emailing from Ibaraki Christian University in Japan to ask for your assistance in informing interested students of our internship program. This is the basic information that we post with career centers, internship offices and international offices:We are looking for students who are interested in doing an international internship related to teaching. Specifically, we are looking for interns to help undergraduate English majors in Japan improve their English. Interns will work with students in and outside of the classroom to help them academically, provide communication practice and create opportunities where students can use their English in nonacademic settings such as playing games, sports and other extracurricular activities that interns will plan. If you are interested in this program, please visit for more information. Please note that the position is ongoing. We welcome students of all religious faiths and cultures and secular humanists. Applications are welcome at all times.

I would appreciate it if you could inform any students who might be interested about the program or let me know if there is a specific person I should contact to have this emailed to interested students at your school. I would prefer you contact me directly as I have emailed multiple people at your school and do not want to overload anyone with multiple email messages.

Thank you for your understanding and help.

As with last year, we are happy to welcome applicants at all times, but we are especially interested in applicants who would like to intern during our spring semester, starting on April 1 and our fall semester, starting in late September. We know that matching school schedules is difficult so we can be flexible on the internship dates. If there is any more information that we can provide for you, please let us know.

Lastly, I am sending a handout on our program in a separate email message with only the attachment. Unfortunately, some Windows software react poorly to my Mac mail and delete messages when there are attachments. We would appreciate it if you could post or distribute the attachment to students who may be interested.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.


Rory S. Baskin
Professor and Chair
Department of Contemporary English
Ibaraki Christian University

Backup Address:
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Information Session: Truman Scholarship and Public Service Fellowships

From:  Valeria L. Hymas, Post-Graduate & National Fellowships Advisor

Thursday, November 21, 12:45pm to 2:00pm, NVC 13-150


The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides funding for graduate school as preparation for a career in government or public service. Truman Scholars participate in leadership development programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. U.S. citizens and nationals who are in their junior year of full time undergraduate study are eligible to apply.

This spotlight presentation provides an overview of the Truman Scholarship and other related fellowships in public service and civic engagement. There are fellowships and scholarships to help pay for graduate school; to fund professional development opportunities through internships; to conduct research; to study abroad; and to work for the good of your community. The session offers advice on selecting a fellowship opportunity and gives suggestions on competition strategies.

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

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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Writers Omi Translation Lab @ Baruch (Nov. 14th, 2013)



Writers Omi Translation Lab @ Baruch
6:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center,
Baruch College Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue @25th, NYC

These translator- writer pairs – working on fiction written in Hebrew, German, Japanese and Hungarian — were awarded this year’s prestigious 10-day Translation Lab residency at Writers Omi. On the last evening of the residency, they discuss their intensive collaborative work, the translation process they’ve developed, and how literature is disseminated across languages and cultures. Flyer is here! TranslationLab@Baruch

Takami Nieda  (T) and Nao-Cola Yamazaki (W)
Born in New York, Takami Nieda has translated Japanese titles for English-language publication, including Hideyuki Kikuchi’sDark Wars: The Tale of Meiji Dracula, Koji Suzuki’s Promenade of the GodsM’s Death Note: LChange the World, and Hayao Miyazaki’s The Art of Ponyo.

Nao-Cola Yamazaki received the 41st Bungei Award, was nominated for the Akutagwa Award, and became a very successful film. She lectures on Japanese literature at Kukogakuin University in Tokyo.

yamazaki-nao-cola ponyo deathnote


Atar Hadari (T) & Iris Leal (W)

Atar Hadari trained as an actor and writer at the University of East Anglia. His plays have won awards from the BBC, Arts Council of England, National Foundation of Jewish Culture (New York), European Association of Jewish Culture (Brussels) and the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was Young Writer in Residence.


Iris Leal was born at Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov, Israel, in 1959, and grew up in her grandparents ultra-Orthodox home. She later moved to Paris and studied social work and cinema in London. She now teaches creative writing at the Camera Obscura School of Art in Tel Aviv. Leal has been awarded the Prime Ministers Prize (1994) and the Bernstein Prize for Literary Criticism (1995).

Tim Mohr (T) and Stefanie de Velasco (W)

Tim Mohr ‘s translation of the German novel Guantanamo, by Dorothea Dieckman, won the 2007 Three Percent Award for Best Translated Book. His collaboration with original Guns N’Roses bassist Duff McKagan on his memoir, It’s So Easy (and Other Lies),was selected as a Best Book of 2011 by the Los Angeles Public Library.

Stefanie de Velasco was born in 1978 and studied European Ethnology and Political Sciences in Bonn, Berlin and Warsaw. In 2011 she received the Literature Prize Prenzlauer Berg for the first chapters of her debut. She lives and works in Berlin.

Paul Olchváry (T) and György Dragomán (W)

Paul Olchváry has translated more than ten books from Hungarian, including György Dragomán’s novel The White King(Houghton Mifflin) and Károly Pap’s novel Azarel (Steerforth). He has received translation awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN America, and Hungary’s Milán Füst Foundation.

György Dragomán is a Hungarian author and literary translator, born in TransylvaniaRomania in 1973; his family moved toHungary in 1988. His best-known work, The White King (2005) has been translated into 28 languages.


This event is made possible by Writers Omi,, and the Baruch College Globus Lecture Series.




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