Monthly Archives: April 2014

Japanese Contemporary Writers at Baruch! (May 5th, 2014)

Monkey Business International at Baruch!!!


What and How We Are Writing: Two Japanese Authors Talk About Their Work

EnJoe and Furukawa will discuss and read their work with Kelts as a commentator.
Baruch College VC 14-280 14th floor #280
One Bernard Baruch Way (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St) New York, NY 10010
*This is a special class open to the public. Please tell the security at the entrance that you are here for the event. Free.

Date: Monday, May 5th

Time: 12:50 – 2:15

Place: Baruch College VC14-280

 To celebrate the 4th issue launch, the magazine’s contributing authors Toh EnJoe, Hideo Furukawa, Laird Hunt, Matthew Sharpe, founding editors Motoyuki Shibata and Ted Goossen, contributing editor, Roland Kelts will be coming to New York and have discussion events in various locations. Please come meet us!

 Monkey Business International is the in-translation offspring of the Tokyo-based magazine Monkey Business, which was founded in 2008 by Motoyuki Shibata, one of Japan’s most highly regarded men of letters. MBI aims to translate and present a wide array of established and emerging authors, showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese literature.

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April 30 Exhibition related program: Lecture by Professor Robert Goree @Japan Society

Laudable Landscapes: Famous Places and the Japanese Tradition of Cultural Geography

The Japanese archipelago has long been full of geographical sites charged with particular significance in visual art, material culture, and literature. Known as famous places, or meisho, these fascinating micro-geographies continue to inspire complex appreciations of landscape owing to the thick layers of meaning they have accumulated over time. Professor Robert Goree, Instructor of Japanese Literature at Boston University, an authority on cultural geography in early modern Japan, leads us on a journey as he highlights works featuring famous places in Points of Departure.  Followed by a reception.

This lecture is part of the exhibition-related programming for Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum.

Tickets: $12/$8 Japan Society members

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Baruch Japan Club: Food Day and Co-Sponsorships

Spring 2014 - Food Day
Dear Members,
Now that elections are over, Baruch Japan Club is back, with our famous Food Day! Food day as the name implies is a day to come and enjoy delicious Japanese food with your friends, as well as an opportunity to meet and talk with the new executive board for Baruch Japan Club! So please join us this Thursday, May 1st during club hours 12:45-2:05 PM in VC 10-165. Hope to see you there!

This week we are also cosponsoring various events. First join us this Tuesday, April 29th as STARR Career Center hosts Interpublic Group’s (IPG) Diversity & Inclusion Speed Mentoring & Career Panel. This event will be hosted from 12:30-2:30 PM in VC 1-107. Please RSVP here after you login if you intend to go. For more details please feel free to check out their Facebook page.

Secondly this Thursday May 1st we are cosponsoring Phi Eta Sigma’s, Golden Key’s, and Ecuadorian Club’s biggest BlackLight party of the year, Saints vs. Sinners! This event will be held in the Multipurpose room and will be hosted from 6:30-9:30 PM. For more details please feel free to check out their Facebook Event and we hope to see you there!

Lastly on Thursday May 1st, as part of Asian Pacific Heritage month (APHM) we are cosponsoring Baruch APHM’S Taste of Asia. Join us, in the VC Cafeteria from 7:30-9:30 PM, for a night of Asian cuisine that highlights the diversity and heritage of various Asian cultures! For more details, please visit: Baruch APHM’s Taste of Asia.

Event Information

Event # 1: STARR Career Center: Diversity & Inclusion Speed Mentoring & Career Panel
Date: Tuesday, April 29th
Time & Place: VC 1-107, 12:30-2:30 PM

Event # 2: Baruch Japan Club: Food Day
Date: Thursday, May 1st
Time & Place: VC 10-165, 12:45-2:05 PM

Event # 3: PHE, Golden Key, Ecuadorian Club: Saints vs. Sinners Party
Date: Thursday, May 1st
Time & Place: Multipurpose Room, 6:30-9:30 PM

Event # 4: Baruch APHM: Taste of Asia
Date: Thursday, May 1st
Time & Place: VC Cafeteria, 7:30-9:30 PM

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Sakura Matsuri at Brookly Botanical Garden (Apr. 26 and 27)

2014 Sakura Matsuri

Saturday, April 26–Sunday, April 27 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture

Taiko Drumming • Manga • Tea Ceremonies • J-Pop • Samurai Sword Fighting • Bonsai • Cosplay Fashion Show • Ikebana Flower Arranging • Kids’ Workshops • Nihon Buyo Classical Dance • Traditional Kimonos and More!

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Baruch Japan Club: Elections, Sakura Matsuri and Co-Sponsorship

photoThough sadly spring break may be coming to an end, we still have many fun events coming up! However, this Thursday, April 24th we will not be holding any events for Baruch Japan Club will be holding our yearly elections during club hours at VC 10-165. Still, come join us this Thursday for we will also be cosponsoring the Beyond Borders Spring Show 2014!  This show will be taking place at 6:30PM in the multipurpose room (VC 1-107).  Come watch a showcase involving performing arts from around the world!  Join us in cheering on our president, Ana Been Gomez Flor, who will also be performing in this showcase!

This Saturday, April 26th, starts the Brooklyn Botanical Garden’s Sakura Matsuri!  This is an annual festival held to mark the beginning of spring and celebrate under the cherry blossoms while watching Japanese performances.  Though the gardens open at 10AM, we will be meeting at the Eastern Parkway Entrance to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens at 11AM.  If you are coming, be sure to bring your Student ID to get a discounted ticket for $20!  Feel free to cosplay or dress in a yukata or kimono!  Also if you are coming by car, arrive early because the parking lot fills up fast!  If you have any other questions here is the link to the event page and to their Facebook event page.  Invite your friends, and we hope to see you there!

Event Information

Event: Elections
Date: Thursday April 24
Time & Place: 12:45-2:05PM at VC 10-165

Event: Beyond Borders Spring Show 2014
Date: Thursday April 24th
Time & Place: 6:30PM at the multipurpose room (VC 1-107)

Event: Sakura Matsuri
Date: Saturday April 26th
Time & Place: 11AM at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

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Japanese Dance Night – AWA ODORI – $5 Student Discount

On April 26, we are going to host “Japanese Dance Night – AWA ODORI” with TAKARABUNE, a professional dance group from Tokushima prefecture. We offer student discount to you – $5.

Japanese Dance Night – AWA ODORI

Date & Time: April 26, 2014   8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Admission: $10


Awa Odori is one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances in Tokushima prefecture, Shikoku with a 400 years of history. Its festivals are as big as Samba carnivals in Brazil.
TAKARABUNE has pushed the limits of this venerable traditional art: their signature dance style is so aggressive and vigorous that it has been characterized as ‘dance beyond Awa Odori’. Their performanceat a number of Awa Odori events held in Tokyo has generated growing interest among a variety of media, and the group has gained a reputation as the hottest Awa Odori group (ren) in Japan.
In this hour-long show we will present you a wide variety of Awa Odori, from the traditional form to more modern, creative forms, as well as a performance of Japanese traditional drums and a percussion.
The art of Awa Odori is hard to master, but the basic form is easy to learn. You don’t believe it? You will have a chance to learn and dance Awa Odori with us! Come for a memorable night with cool dances, entertaining performances, and fun dancing!

We would appreciate it if you could forward this invitation to your members.
Let me know if you are interested. (RSVP is required to
Takashi Ikezawa
Founder & CEO
41-26 27th street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel.: 718-784-3680
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Tokyo and LA Career Forum sites now available.

CapturFilesI am contacting you today to inform you that the Tokyo Summer Career Forum and the Los Angeles Career Forum websites are now available and online registration has started.


Tokyo Summer Career Forum 2014
June 28 & 29, 2014
Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan)
Los Angeles Career Forum 2014
Oct. 4 & 5, 2014
Loews Hollywood Hotel, The Ray Dolby Ballroom (Hollywood, CA) ref=201424&lang=E

*Student will be able to apply for travel scholarships
starting July 7.

The Career Forums are open to anyone who is bilingual in
English and Japanese. There is no fee to register or attend
any of our Career Forums.

In addition, we are launching an online membership campaign and
will be presenting an e-book that recounts past participants’
Career Forum missteps and “should haves” to all individuals
who register by June 30th.

At the end of this email, I have included an email broadcast
for your Japanese-English bilingual students. If you can forward
it to your students or have it available on your website/
newsletter/facebook, I would appreciate it very much.

The Boston Career Forum website will be available on May 1st.

This will be the last announcement for the academic year.
We greatly appreciate your assistance and support in letting
your Japanese-English bilingual students know about the
Career Forums this year. We wish your graduating students
the best in their bright future ahead.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime with questions or

Best Regards,

Katie Yokota
DISCO International, Inc.

Katie Yokota |
DISCO International, Inc. |
15 W 44th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10036 USA
Tel: 212-403-6843 Fax: 212-382-2390

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Fulbright Information Session Annoucement including English Teaching Assistantships Abroad

Fulbright Fellowship International Exchange Program – INFORMATION SESSION

Grants for Graduate Study, Research or English Teaching Assistantships Abroad

The U.S. Student Fulbright Program provides grants in ALL fields of study for graduate study, research projects or English Teaching Assistantships in a country outside the U.S.  This spotlight presentation provides a detailed overview of the Fulbright program, discusses the differences between study, research and English Teaching Assistantship grants, offers advice on selecting a Fulbright destination, and reviews the Fulbright competition timeline and major application components.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and include: graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s degree recipients; master’s and doctoral candidates; young professionals , including writers, creative and performing artists, journalists and those in law, business and other professional fields.

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

When:           Tuesday April 29th from 5:45pm to 7:00pm

Where:         Weinstein Honors Lounge, Room 903, 17 Lexington Avenue

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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Future Teachers’ scholarship program $250-$1000

2014 Scholarship Poster

The program is for students who have completed at least 60 undergraduate credits and intend to teach.  Application deadline, June 11.


Wendy Heyman, PhD
Arts and Sciences Coordinator
Starr Career Development Center
(646) 312-4681

Baruch College
1 Bernard Baruch Way
(24th Street, between Lexington & third)
Vertical Campus
Rm 2-150
Box B2-150
New York City, New York 10010


From: Brenna Rizzuto <>
Date: March 17, 2014 at 1:54:13 PM EDT
To: Brenna Rizzuto <>
Subject: Scholarships for Students Pursuing Degrees in Early Childhood Education or Related Fields


Hello Everyone,


Below is information about Bright Horizon’s 13th Annual Bright Future’s Scholarship Program.  There is a flyer attached that can be shared with students or hung in student areas.


Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions—we would be happy to talk with you or your students at any time!


Brenna Rizzuto

Recruitment Coordinator


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Webinar: Mapping Out Your Job Search with a Japanese Skill Set

CareerForum.Net (CFN) organizer of the largest job fair for
Japanese-English bilingual students, presents

Webinar: Mapping Out Your Job Search with a Japanese Skill Set

Wondering where to start your job search and how to use your
Japanese language skills to find a fulfilling career?  Don’t
miss the chance to have these questions and more answered
during our first ever English webinar.

Participation is limited to 50 spots, so secure yours now at:

Date & Time
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
8:00PM – 9:00PM (US EST)
8:00PM – 8:30PM (Seminar)
8:30PM – 9:00PM (Q&A Session)

How does the webinar work?
All you need is a computer with a high-speed internet connection.
Simply login and participate in the seminar from the convenience
of your own room.

Topics to be discussed:
* Effectively timing your job search
* How to use Career Forums to your greatest advantage
* Assessing your Japanese language skill


Registration Deadline:
Sunday, May 4th, 2014 (US EST)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us
at at anytime.

We look forward to your participation.



Katie Yokota |
DISCO International, Inc. |
15 W 44th St., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10036 USA
Tel: 212-403-6843 Fax: 212-382-2390

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