Monthly Archives: September 2016

FROM MURAKAMI TO THE SUN GODS A Talk by Jay Rubin (Emeritus Professor of Harvard University)

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  • The Nippon Club will hold a special lecture by Jay Rubin who is well known as the translator of Haruki Murakami’s novels. The talk will discuss Mr. Rubin’s twenty-five years translating and studying the works of Murakami and take note of Murakami influences in his recent novel, The Sun Gods (published by Chin Music Press in May 2015). His account of the circumstances that led to writing the novel will conclude that identifying influences is no easy task. (This talk will be conducted in English.) Please join us for this fascinating talk! Ask your friends, co-workers and family members to attend, too.

    Thursday, September 20th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Nippon Club 2Fl. Rose Room
    145 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
    Members $ 15 / Non-members・Guests $20 (includes 1 drink)
    For registration or Inquiry: The Nippon Club (Attn: Naito 212-581-2223 or hnaito@nipponclub.org)

    Jay Rubin
    Jay Rubin was a Professor of Japanese Literature at the University of Washington and Harvard University. Now he is an Emeritus Professor and lives near Seattle, Washington, where he continues to write and translate works of Haruki Murakami and other modern Japanese writers. His novel, The Sun Gods, set in Seattle during the Second World War, was published in 2015 and translated into Japanese as Hibi No Hikari by Motoyuki Shibata and Shunsuke Hiratsuka.

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The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan (Oct. 13th 6 pm)


arai_poster_webAndrea Gevurtz Arai
 (Affiliate Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington)
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join us on Thursday and welcome University of Washington’s Dr. Andrea Gevurtz Arai, who will give an interesting lecture entitled “The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan.”

The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan
Thursday 13 October, 6 PM
Kent Hall, Room 403, Columbia University
No registration required.

This lecture focuses on how the Japanese financial downturn of the 1990s gave rise to the powerful figures of “the strange child” and “the child problem.” Based on her recent book, Arai uncovers the critical conjunctures behind their forcefulness. She argues that these child discourses refocused concerns about precarious economic futures and provided rationale for neoliberal shifts in human capital development and national-cultural ideology. Arai shows how the young have been made the subjects and objects of dramatically altered life conditions of self-development, independence and patriotism. The talk concludes with examples from her multi-site, long term fieldwork and creative responses by members of the recessionary generation.

Andrea Gevurtz Arai received her Ph.D. in Anthropology (2004) from Columbia University. She teaches Japan and East Asia anthropology and society courses at the University of Washington. She is the author of The Strange Child: Education and the Psychology of Patriotism in Recessionary Japan (Stanford University Press, March, 2016); Co-editor of Spaces of Possibility: In, Between and Beyond Korea and Japan (University of Washington Press, Forthcoming, October, 2016) and Global Futures in East Asia (Stanford University Press, 2014).

All events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Orient Finance Co. Endowment for the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University.

Please visit our website, www.keenecenter.org, for the latest information on our events.

 

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Suntory Holdings/ Beam Suntory Career Opportunities

JobTessio will be hosting recruitment activities for Suntory Holdings and Beam Suntory. JobTessio Company HP: http://www.jobtessio.co.jp/en/index.html

Details:

【Company Name】 Suntory Holdings Limited

【Company HP in English】 http://goo.gl/pOKKby

【Event URL in Japanese】https://bal-job.com/public/seminar/view/142

【Job Interview Schedule】
■Friday, Oct. 21th, 2016 – Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 2016@Chicago
■Sunday, Oct. 23th, 2016@Sheraton Boston Hotel

【How to apply】
Apply from event URL above.
https://bal-job.com/public/seminar/view/142

【Recruiting Process】
①CV Screening 10/6 deadline
②Japanese proficiency online check (tentative)
③First interview on 10/21~22@Chicago or 10/23@Boston
④Final Interview in Japan
※Transportation fee for traveling to Japan will be covered by the company
※Flexible interview schedule depending on candidates’ availability

【Job Description】
①Business Department (sales, marketing, overseas business)
②Finance and Accounting Department

【Work Location】
All over Japan or overseas branches

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【Company Name】Beam Suntory

【Company HP in English】http://www.beamsuntory.com/

【Event URL in English】: https://bal-job.com/public/seminar/view/140

【Job Interview Schedule】
◆21st (Fri) Oct 13:00 – 18:00 @Chicago
◆22nd (Sat) Oct  9:00 – 16:00 @Chicago

【How to apply】
Apply from event URL above.
https://bal-job.com/public/seminar/view/140

【Recruitment Process】
①Applicant screening 9/29 deadline
※The result will be announced until the begining of Octber
②First Round Interview
③Final Round Interview

【Job Description】
①Marketing Brand Assistantt

【Work Location】
Chicago, IL

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Registration is open for the 2016 JLPT

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The 2016 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT; Nihongo Nouryoku Shiken) will be offered at 16 test sites in the United States on Sunday, December 4 (including one new test site this year, in Miami, Florida). Registration is open until October 3.

For American learners of Japanese, the JLPT offers a way to test language skills and evidence of achievement that is comparable with other Japanese learners around the country and the world.

If you live near one of the test sites, please encourage your students to take the JLPT. In particular, if they are interested in attending school or working in Japan in the future, having taken the JLPT will be a credential they can offer to potential employers.

More information, including a list of test sites, a description of the JLPT’s five levels, and a link to online registration, is available at http://www.aatj.org/jlpt-us.

Susan Schmidt, Executive Director
American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Campus Box 366, 1424 Broadway
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0366
Phone: 303-492-5487, Fax: 303-492-5856
susan.schmidt@colorado.edu
http://www.aatj.org

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Baruch Japan Club’s First G.I.M.- Ice Cream Mochi Scoial

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I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day Weekend! With the semester back in full swing, we are very excited to announce our first event happening this Thursday!

It will be our very first General Interest Meeting with an Ice Cream Mochi Social afterwards. Find out all the great things Japan Club has to offer for the year, how to get involved, and then relax and get to know us with some Ice Cream Mochi afterwards!

This Thursday, September 8th, VC Room 9-180, from 12:40PM – 2:20PM, we look forward to seeing all of you!

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Metrograph: Kurosawa X 11

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Akira Kurosawa

The Metrograph will be presenting a selection of Akira Kurosawa’s films through September 8th. Screenings include Ikuru, Red Beard, The Bad Sleep Well, and Hidden Fortress.
Details and Tickets
Location: Metrograph
No.7 Ludlow Street
New York NY 10002

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