Monthly Archives: February 2014

Miyazaki’s last film is in NYC


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『The Beauty of Japanese Songs〜美しき日本歌曲の世界〜』

Mar 16 Flyer
日時:2014年3月16日(日) 14:00開演
会場:The Lang Recital Hall (at Hunter College: 695 Park Ave.)

Japan Foster Songsというこの団体は、NPO団体・日本伝統文化交流協会の一部で、

“The beauty of Japanese Song”
Date & Time: March 16th (Sat.) 2014, at 2:00pm
Venue: The Lang Recital Hall (at Hunter College; 695 Park Ave.)
Admission: Free

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[Gengo] J>EN translation opportunity for students

Dear Members of Japanese Teachers and Instructional Technology,

My name is Makoto, and I am a translator acquisition officer at Gengo, a US and Tokyo-based online translation company. We are currently looking for Japanese to English translators to join our worldwide team.
We believe that the translator position at Gengo could be a useful learning resource, and I would like to invite your students to become Gengo translators. Translation materials range from a love letter to a business report. The job is remote, and translators will have full control over when they want to work.The only prerequisites are (1) creating a translator account here; (2) passing the Japanese to English translation test; and (3) holding valid working visa.

Please see here for more information, and I would be grateful if you could share the attached flyer with students.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Makoto HARA
Translator acquisition officer, Gengo
Tel.: 0081-3-6450-5218


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From Baruch Japan Club

photoThis week, on Tuesday, February 18th, we will be on the 2nd Floor of the Vertical Campus selling some delicious onigiri to raise money for all the awesome events we have planned!
Come stop by and check out what we have and if you have any questions regarding us and our upcoming events, feel free to ask.

Also, this Friday, February 21st, we are going out to eat at Gyu-Kaku restaurant (Japanese BBQ Dining). We plan to meet at Gyu-Kaku at 6PM, but feel free to come earlier!
If you are attending, please let our event coordinator know! Jimmy Lau: (917) 981-4597

You can RSVP with your name here.
Two more important upcoming events:

1. We sent out an email regarding our Bloomberg L.P. Office Visit & Networking Event, so just a reminder of this great opportunity for Japanese and English bilinguals to learn and network towards a possible career at Bloomberg, a leading global business and financial information firm.
To attend the event, must RSVP online from here
For more infoBloomberg L.P. Office Visit & Networking Event Facebook Page

2. Lastly, our biggest event of the year is approaching! West Meets East (WME) Matsuri, a modern Japanese performing arts show is drawing near on March 6th and begins at 6PM. It will be held in 1-107 and is free to Baruch students. Be sure to save the date!!

The show is open to the public, but outside seats are limited! NON-BARUCH STUDENTS MUST RSVP using this link before the deadline, March 3rd: West Meets East (WME) Matsuri RSVP Form

Want to learn more? More information on the event page: West Meets East (WME) Matsuri Facebook Page

*Note: If you download the attached pdf flyer for WME, you can click on the co-sponsors logos to go to their corresponding homepage and learn more about the organizations we have helping us out for this huge project.

Event Information:

Event #1: Japan Club Fundraiser
Place: VC 2nd Floor, near elevators/escalator
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18
Time: 12:45PM – 2:30PM

Event #2: Dinner at Gyu-Kaku
Place: 34 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003
East Village, NoHo
Date: Friday, Feb. 21
Time: 6PM to ~7/8PM

Event #3: Bloomberg L.P. Office Visit & Networking Event
Date: Friday, Feb. 21
Place & Time:
Gathering in front of VC Multipurpose Room at Baruch College:
11:30AM (Departure at 11:40AM)
Event at Bloomberg Headquarter: Noon – 2:00PM

Event #4: West Meets East (WME) Matsuri
Date: Thursday, March 6th
Place & Time: 6PM at VC Multi-purpose Room (1-107)

Best Regards,

Gen Hua Tan
Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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.
FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED, we will be holding a general meeting on the 27th of this month during club hours. More information will be available next week.

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(APU) Summer Intensive Japanese language and culture program in Bepp

(APU) Summer Intensive Japanese language and culture program in Bepp
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:42 pm (PST) . Posted by: “OKUBO, Hitomi” Dear all,

Greetings from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University(APU) in the hot spring
capital of Beppu, Japan! We hope this finds you well.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Gateway
program – an intensive 8-week Japanese language program from June –

The program features intensive Japanese language courses at the
beginner to intermediate levels ( 6 credits) as well as various
cultural activities such as tea ceremony, overnight trip to Nagasaki,
weekend home-stay, and elementary school visit.

We have been offering this program since 2007, and have been receiving
great feedback since then.

Please see the following our website for program details and
application procedures. The application deadline is coming soon on
March 4th, 2014.

For students interested in studying at APU for 1 semester or 1 year,
please refer to the link below. The application deadline for the 2014
Fall Semester is April 22, 2014.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions about
short-term programs at APU. (

We appreciate your help in spreading the word about our program.
Thank you so much in advance for your help!

Academic Office
Ritsumeikan Aisa Pacific University (APU)

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Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia Univ.


Next Week: February 21, 2014 (Friday) 1:00-5:00 PM at 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Workshop: Women and Other Worlds in Japan

KOMINE Kazuaki (Renmin), GAO Yang (Tsinghua), KIM Youngsoon (Rikkyo), Haruo SHIRANE (Columbia)

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We hope everyone is staying warm on this Valentine’s Day and enjoying the wintry weather.

Please join us next week for a workshop on “Women and Other Worlds in Japan.”

February 21st, 2014 (Friday) 1:00-5:00 PM
KOMINE Kazuaki (Renmin), GAO Yang (Tsinghua), KIM Youngsoon (Rikkyo), Haruo SHIRANE (Columbia)
Workshop: Women and Other Worlds in Japan
Presentations in Japanese.
Venue: 403 Kent Hall, Columbia University
Pre-register at

Sponsored by the Orient Finance Co. Endowment for the Donald Keene Center.

Visit our website at

Upcoming Events for Spring 2014


Workshop – Women and Other Worlds in Japan
KOMINE Kazuaki (Renmin), GAO Yang (Tsinghua), KIM Youngsoon (Rikkyo), Haruo SHIRANE (Columbia)
Friday 21 February, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Emotionalism and Social Harmony in Mid-Tokugawa Literary Thought
Peter Flueckiger (Associate Professor of Japanese, Pomona College)
Friday 28 February, 12:00 Noon
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Reading The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared in Context

Julie Nelson Davis (Associate Professor of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania)
Thursday 6 March, 6:00 PM
612 Schermerhorn, Columbia University

The Wind from Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period
Stephen D. Miller (Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Patrick Donnelly (Director, The Frost Place Poetry Seminar)
Thursday 13 March, 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Symposium – Catastrophe and Aesthetics: The Arts after Fukushima
Peter Eckersall (CUNY), Barbara Geilhorn (Freie Universitat, Berlin), Marilyn Ivy (Columbia), Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt (Nagoya), Thomas Looser (NYU)
Monday 31 March, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

Keeping Tradition and Creating Tradition
TOMITA Jun (master weaver)
Tuesday 15 April, 6:00 PM
Diana Event Oval, Barnard College [W117th St. & Broadway]

From “Sacred Cow” to “Kobe Beef”: Japan’s Bovine Revolution
Daniel Botsman (Professor; Chair, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University)
Thursday 17 April, 6:00 PM
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

A Critical Reflection on Liberal Humanism in Japan’s Modernization
Katsuya Hirano
(Associate Professor, Dept. of History, UCLA)
Thursday 24 April, TBA [rescheduled from Jan. 30th]
403 Kent Hall, Columbia University

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

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Bloomberg L.P. Office Visit & Networking Event

photoBaruch Japan Club is honored to assist a special recruitment event with Bloomberg L.P., a global business & financial company.
We would like to invite Japanese/English bilinguals to attend the Bloomberg office visit event, only for students in NYC area.
*To attend the event please RSVP online from here:
**This is a PUBLIC event OPEN TO ANYONE

Spring 2014 – Bloomberg Networking Event

japanese info session_baruch

Please check our event page on Facebook:
Here is the event detail:

Friday, February 28, 2014
Gathering at Baruch: 11:30am (Departure at 11:40am)
Event at Bloomberg Headquarter: Noon – 2:00pm
Gathering at Baruch: In front of the VC Multipurpose Room at Baruch College
Bloomberg Headquarter:
@731 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

Bloomberg will be hosting an info session and networking event specifically for Japanese speaking students who are interested in pursuing a career at an industry leading company with global opportunities. The event will offer a:
Company information session
Demonstration of our product
“Day in a life” of a Bloomberg employee
Opportunities & Careers session
Office tour
Speech by Baruch Alumni worker
※Lunch will be served
※Business casual recommended

Bloomberg is the leader in global business and financial information. We connect influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Our strength – quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology – is at the core of everything we do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, we deliver business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Our influence is everywhere.
Facebook イベントページはこちら:

会社概要説明プレゼンテーション”(Ada) Yan Ka Lam”



Best Wishes,

Baruch Japan Club
Vice President & PR, Nanami Takahashi

Nanami Takahashi / 高橋 菜々海
Baruch Japan Club / バルークジャパンクラブ
Vice President & PR / 副代表・広報
CUNY Baruch College
B.A. in Political Science, 2014
Cell: 518-248-8774

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University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 201

Again this year we are inviting applications from students from other colleges and universities for the University of Missouri Japan Summer Program. Students train in traditional Japanese puppetry, Taiko Drumming, Kyudo Archery, and other Japanese performing and martial arts, while learning Japanese and living with Japanese host families.

University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014

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Applications are now being accepted for the University of Missouri 2014 Summer Japan Program. College and university students or graduates from any institution are welcome to apply for the program.

Students begin in the Kansai region of Japan in pre-program activities in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. The Program then moves to a seaside youth hostel in Tokushima on the island of Shikoku. Then we travel to the small city of Iida in the mountains of southern Nagano Prefecture (site of the 1998 Winter Olympics), where students move in with host families and begin training in such traditional Japanese cultural activities as Traditional Bunraku Puppet Theater, Taiko Drumming, Traditional Kyudo Archery, Japanese Flute, Kendo, Aikido, Koto. Students will also study Japanese language and will have ample opportunity to practice their language skills with their Japanese host families and other members of the community. At the end of the program, students will perform at the Iida Puppetry Festival, the largest theater event in Japan devoted to puppetry. More than 250 puppet troupes perform for over 40,000 spectators.

Program participants also will spend three days in a small village in mountains above Iida in houses from the 1800s, where we will prepare meals over an open hearth in the traditional style. Another four-day trip will take students to the coast of the Sea of Japan for a visit hosted by the city of Hakusan, sister city of Columbia, Missouri.

Students have many free days to explore the mountains and streams, temples and shrines, shops and parks around Iida, or to make trips to destinations further afield.

Applications are due February 17. No knowledge of Japanese is required for the program. For details on the program and application procedures, check out the University of Missouri International Center Japan Summer Program page at the following URL:

If you are interested in applying or have questions, please check the Facebook page (with photos and video) and contact Program Director, Prof Martin Holman at


J. Martin Holman
Assistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator, Japanese Studies Program
Director, Bunraku Bay Puppet Theater
443 Strickland Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Tel. (573) 882-3368

Japanese Studies Program:
Bunraku Bay Puppet Theater:

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