Monthly Archives: December 2013

9th Japan Center Essay Competition (2013-2014) Sponsored by Canon USA

japanese_a10The Professional Education Program at Stony Brook University is delighted to inform you that the Japan Center at Stony Brook has announced 9th Annual “Japan CenterEssay 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(

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Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Japanese Language School

Full Scholarships Available for Intensive Language Study at the Middlebury Summer Language Schools– The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace will cover the full cost of one summer of language study (tuition, room, and board)—from the beginner to advanced level—in JapaneseThe postmark deadline is January 14, 2014. See thewebsite for application details.

 Middlebury  Japanese School– Take four classes in Japanese and earn 12 credit hours at the 8-week summer immersion program at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.

 Need-based Financial Aid Available to All Students – Nearly half of 2013 Language Schools students received financial aid. Learn more about financial aid and otherscholarships and fellowships.

The Middlebury Language Schools have operated for nearly 100 years. Our website has more information on all ten Language Schools, the Language Pledge®,  activitiesand the online application. To receive more information by email, please fill out this form.

Middlebury College Language Schools

Middlebury, VT  05753

(802) 443-5510


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Japan Entrepreneurship Intern Available

Please see the details in the pdf file below:


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Ozu and His Afterlives Film Series at the Lincoln Center

@zx_284@zy_150December 4 – 12
Ozu and His Afterlives Film Series

This December marks the 110th anniversary of Yasujiro Ozu’s birth and the 50th anniversary of his death. To commemorate the occasion, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to present the U.S. premieres of brand-new restorations of two exquisite color films by Ozu,Equinox Flower (1958) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). To pay tribute to his enduring influence, the series also includes seven films by contemporary directors—from Jim Jarmusch to Pedro Costa, who once called Ozu’s films “documentaries about mankind”—that bear some trace, obvious or subtle, of the great Japanese master. All are films that in their own way—to borrow a phrase from the director Claire Denis—grew under the shade of Ozu.

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Yasujiro Ozu’s LATE AUTUMN (1960)

Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 PM

Website_large_lateLate Autumn © 1960 SHOCHIKU Co., Ltd.


December 12, 2013 marks the 110th anniversary of Yasujiro Ozu’s birth and the 50thanniversary of his passing. Japan Society is celebrating the late master with a screening of his moving late period family drama Late Autumn, which is part of our ongoing film series in honor of the late writer/critic Donald Richie.


To make it a birthday party, we are hosting a raffle of great Ozu prizes for all ticketholders, including exclusive commemorative materials from Shochiku, as well as a special reception afterwards.


I hope you will consider helping spread the word about this unique event to your students. If you are interested in group tickets (for groups of 10 or more) please email me for more details.


Thank you!

Kazu Watanabe

Film Program Associate

Japan Society



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The Writing Life: Getting a Job in Publishing

From:  Keri Bertino, Director, Baruch College Writing Center

Please announce the following event and/or post this to your Blackboard site or website:

The Writing Life: Getting a Job in Publishing

Wednesday, December 4, 7pm, Baruch College Writing Center, NVC 8-185

Join us as Writing Center consultants and Baruch alumni talk about their experiences in the industry.

Ask questions, hear stories, get advice!

Moderated by:

Brook Wilensky-Lanford (Paradise Lust, Grove Press, 2011), Editor, Killing the Buddha

Featured Panelists:

Alexander Landfair, former Nonfiction Editor, Narrative Magazine


Shannon Azzato Stephens, former Industry Relations Assistant, American Booksellers Association


Theresia Kowara (WSAS ’12), Editorial Assistant, W.W. Norton


Keri Bertino
Director, Baruch College Writing Center
Co-coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Baruch College, CUNY
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box B8-185 | New York, NY 10010

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VAMPS at Roseland Ballroom on December 8th.

The Japanese coordinator received the following email about the event. If you want to receive a voucher for the event, please notify to YOUR JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR by TUESDAY (December 3rd) night (so that we can notify them the number of the vouchers by Wed, 5 pm).



Hi, I’m reaching out because we have a unique opportunity to offer you and your Japanese language students the chance to see the Japanese band, VAMPS at Roseland Ballroom on December 8th. The band includes HYDE from L’Arc~en~Ciel and K.A.Z. from Oblivion Dust, two famous rock stars in Japan.

If this is something you are interested in offering your students, please do not hesitate to let me know no later than Wednesday by 5pm ET. I’ll need to know how many tickets you will need and where to mail them to.

Wishing you and your students and happy holidays from us at Live Nation and VAMPS.

Hi CJ – actually, I’m happy to say the tickets will be free to you and your students as we would love to expose Japanese-language students to a great Japanese band.

I can mail you the vouchers – I just need to know how many and where to mail them to. Your students will simply need to exchange the vouchers at the box office the day of the show for their comp tickets. All vouchers will be honored. Students can all bring guests as well.

If you have any connection to other Japanese-language institution, please do not hesitate to extend this opportunity out to them as well.




Sophia Boccard | Marketing Manager – NYC

220 West 42nd Street | New York, NY | 10036



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Fall 2013 - End of the Semesterweb Baruch Japan Club wishes that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Seeing as there are only two more weeks of classes left, it is time for our End of Semester Party. This event will be next Thursday, December 5, at our usual room VC 10-165 during club hours (12:45-2:05 PM). The End of Semester Party is a both a celebration of Japan’s previous events and a momentous way to end the semester. We have a video, games, and lots of food for everyone to enjoy. Please invite your students to join us for our final event of this semester!

Event Information

Event: End of Semester Party
Date: December 5, 2013
Place: VC 10-165
Time: 12:45-2:05 PM

Gen Hua Tan
Assistant Secretary l Baruch Japan Club

If anyone has an interest in an officer position in Baruch Japan Club, feel free to reply to this email with a statement of interest, plus your name and year.

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