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Monthly Archives: December 2016
‘Kyoto Inspiration’ is a special new program providing participants with insights into how Kyoto’s traditional culture has provided a base, nurture and inspiration for innovations in past and present-day Japan’s popular media and arts. Drawing from a wide spectrum of interrelated sources, we will build an overview of how ongoing creative, social, aesthetic, spiritual and worldly influences from Kyoto’s past have contributed to shaping present-day popular media and culture, including manga, anime, fashion, and game development.
Dr. Naoko Tosa (Ph.D.), a Japan Cultural Envoy 2016 appointed by the Government of Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs, is an international artist whose early artworks have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Currently, she is a professor at Kyoto University and has been focusing on the intersection between ZEN culture and media arts.
In 2012, she exhibited her digital artwork on a giant LED screen at Yeosu Expo in Korea.
She was a fellow at MIT’s Centre for Advanced Visual Studies which was established by Gyorgy Kepes of Bauhaus.
（Her recent works→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LLdnxE0Xzc）
Art Exhibition by Naoko Tosa (Japan Cultural Envoy 2016)
Scrolls (dedicated to Kenninji Zen Temple / 4K Video / Photography
Lecture:December 16 6:30pm- 7:30pm
Admission:Free * Photo ID required
RSVP: FULL Name Registeration is necessary at email@example.com
(Deadline 12/14/2016) Limited 50 people
Japan Information Center Gallery, Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, 18th Floor, NYC
Students in Professor Jennifer Hayashida’s Hunter College class, “Nation, Self & Asian Identity,” have organized an open mic to be held at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop on Friday, December 16, from 7-9pm.
The emphasis will be on the voices of Asian American/Pacific Islander students and other students of color – to respond to the election and also tell their stories of migration, racialization, displacement, discovering their voices, and finding community. But this is not limited to Hunter students; all students who wish to come together to learn from and be inspired by each other, and together imagine and work towards better political futures, are invited. There will be a Facebook page for the event quite soon.
As a part of our CSR activities, we will conduct the 30th Pasona International Exchange Program, a summer internship program that started in 1988 in which students from U.S.A., China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam come to Japan during their summer vacation and intern at Japanese companies. We aim to cultivate personnel who can work in the global arena with an open mind by offering a place to experience Japanese business and culture to those who otherwise may not have an opportunity to come to Japan.
About the Pasona International Exchange Program
The Pasona International Exchange Program began when Pasona Group CEO Yasuyuki Nambu met American students who wished to gain experience at Japanese companies that lead the business world. At the time, Japan was about to reach the peak of the “economic bubble”. It was a time when management at Japanese companies was gathering attention and respect throughout the world under the phrase “Japan as number one”. However, at the same time economic friction between Japan and the United States was rising, and so-called “Japan bashing” was spreading.
With the goal of promoting mutual understanding between the two countries at the personal level and true globalization, we became the first to introduce the widely-practiced Western internship system to Japan for Harvard University graduate students.
Afterwards, we opened the program to include university students from all over the United States, and when the program reached its 20th anniversary in 2007, we opened the door to students from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. From 2013, the program was expanded to include students from Indonesia and Vietnam. Overall, 446 interns and about 130 host companies have participated in the program. After graduation, the interns utilize their experiences to step into the global field, working at both Japanese companies and places such as international governmental and academic institutions.
Dates for the 2017 Program
Monday, July 3, 2017 through Friday, August 25, 2017 (Tentative)
※Students arrive in Japan Wednesday, June 28 and return on Saturday, August 26
Contact Us / Apply to the Program
Please go to Pasona International Exchange Program for further information
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The Japan Club will be hosting its final event of the semester, which is Game Day + End of the Semester Party on Thursday, December 8th, in the VC Room 9-180 from 12:45PM- 2:15PM.
There will be many fun games to play and also prizes! And as always, there will be some good food to munch on, so bring all your friends! We are excited to see all of you!
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas will select up to 12 fellows to take part in a multinational professional development program that includes an eight-week summer internship in Argentina, Germany, or India. The theme for summer 2017 is Civic Engagement and Youth Involvement.
The fellowship is fully funded and will include: program-related round-trip travel expense; travel to New York City for pre-departure and re-entry seminars; internship placement in Argentina, Germany, or India; accommodations throughout program; virtual learning seminar; pre-departure support services; cultural orientation upon arrival in host country; visa application support; and emergency medical insurance during internship phase.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university, between the age of 18-30, and a rising junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates should have no formal prior work or study abroad experiences and have proficiency in the host country language for Germany and Argentina. English is suitable for the program to India.
More information and instructions on how to apply are available at: http://culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship
Application deadline for the summer 2017 program: Friday January 6, 2017
For guidance and application advice please contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor, Valeria Hymas at Valeria.Hymas@baruch.cuny.edu
Valeria L. Hymas
Deputy Director, National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising
137 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
City University of New York