Monthly Archives: February 2017

PAID study abroad – Freeman-ASIA Awards

Fellowship Spotlight of the Week

February 27, 2017


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) 



Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its people and cultures.  Eligible countries include: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam.


Award recipients receive need-based funding to assist with the cost of the study abroad programs and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.  Awards of up to $7,000 are available.  Selected study abroad programs must be eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.


Eligibility: Candidates must be a US Citizen or permanent resident; receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in study abroad; have a minimum GPA of 2.8, be pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree.


More information and instructions on how to apply is available at:


Applications deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017 (Summer Programs); Monday April 4, 2017 (Fall/Academic Year Programs)


For guidance and application advice please contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor, Valeria Hymas at



Valeria L. Hymas

Deputy Director, National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising

Baruch College

137 East 25th Street

New York, NY 10010

City University of New York

Phone: 646-312-2126

Office: 1027



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Demon Drum Dance on Friday, March 3rd, 2:10-3:25 at Hunter College

Title: Demon Drum Dance
Date and Time:  Friday, March 3rd, 2:10-3:25
Place: Hunter College, HW B126 (695 Park Ave)

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SPRING EXHIBITION A third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints Opens Mar 10, 2017


Featuring over 65 woodblock prints, as well as paintings, luxury objects and personal ornaments, A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints is the first exhibition in North America devoted to the portrayal of wakashu (beautiful youths), a “third gender” occupying a distinct position in the social and sexual hierarchy of Edo-period Japan, where complex rules governed gender constructs. The first exhibition of its kind, A Third Genderoffers a critical artistic and historical context for gender performance and sexual expression, topics that are particularly resonant within society today.

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Upcoming Programs


Nihon Buyo Dance
Friday, March 3, 8 PM (Performance)
Sunday, March 4, 2 PM (Workshop)
Saturday, March 4, 8 PM (Performance) 

Geimaruza, a group comprising Japan’s young and rising nihon buyo stars, offers a weekend of traditional dance performances, lectures/demonstrations and an intimate workshop. All dances accompanied by live traditional music.

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Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri
Saturday, March 5, 10:30 AM 

Enjoy displays of intricately decorated Hinamatsuri dolls, while celebrating the health and happiness of young girls with songs, activities and festival-related food. In the second half of the program, make your very own doll and try your hand at playing the koto! Both girls and boys are welcome to participate.

Buy Tickets → Bundle Offer: Purchase with Nihon Buyo Dance for Kids and Families and Save $5!

Nihon Buyo Dance for Kids & Families
Sunday, March 5, 4 PM (Family Program) 

Japan’s celebrated nihon buyo troupe Geimaruza offers a program especially for kids. The event includes an entertaining introduction to nihon buyo (kabuki technique-based dance), followed by performances of Ayatsuri Sanbaso (Puppet Sanbaso) and Oshukubai (The Nightingale in the Plum Tree).

Buy Tickets (Family Program) → Bundle Offer: Purchase with Doll Festival: Hinamatsuri and Save $5!

A Crash Course for Travelers to Japan 

Tuesday, March 7, 6—8 PM 

A quick introduction to Japanese as well as Japanese customs, helpful for first-time and veteran travelers to Japan alike. Participants learn basic Japanese phrases for greeting, ordering food, shopping and other aspects of daily life. 

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Makiko Esume as Yumiko in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s MABOROSI

Friday, March 10, 7 PM 

The first narrative feature by Hirokazu Kore-eda is a contemplative and poetic film about loss. After her husband is killed in an apparent suicide, Yumiko (Makiko Esumi) struggles to process the meaning of his death as she tries to move on with her life. 

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Unless otherwise noted all programs are held at Japan Society.
333 East 47th Street (at First Avenue) 
New York, NY 10017

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Thursday Feb. 23 TALK: “This Could Save Your Life

Thursday Feb. 23 TALK: “This Could Save Your Life”



TALK: “This Could Save Your Life – Creative Design & Disaster Preparedness”


Japan is subject to many natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions; as a result, it is often at the forefront of disaster preparedness. Since 2006 Hirokazu Nagata, founder of the non-profit organization + Arts (Plus Arts) and the Vice Director of the Design Creative Center Kobe (KIITO), has been working with designers, social innovators and architects to create awareness and prepare communities for disasters through thoughtful and creative designs. After his talk at Japan Society last year, Mr. Nagata will be returning to New York for another event. Join us for an introduction to his broad body of work, particularly his work with the traveling “Earth Manual Project Exhibition”. This talk is part of an ongoing collaboration with the Parsons School of Design to bring the Earth Manual Project Exhibition to the US, including a component to localize its content.

The talk by Mr. Nagata will be in Japanese, with consecutive English translation. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, brief panel discussion, and a reception.

Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: The New School’s Parsons School of Design, Starr Foundation Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Registration: Admission is free, however, registration is recommended.

Please refer here to register.
This event is co-organized with the School of Constructed Environments (SCE) at the New School’s Parsons School of Design, with the support of All Nippon Airways. This event was made possible with the cooperation of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United NationsJapan Society, AIGMuji (Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd), and Proctor & Gamble.

Photo Credit: Ayumi Sakamoto

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U.S. Japanese-English Career Forum 2017 N.Y. Mar 25, 2017(Sat.)

Students with some degree of both Japanese and English language abilities are invited to come speak and interview with hiring companies from all over the country for full-time and internship positions in the U.S. at the upcoming U.S. Career Forum.

Many companies make offers of employment or internship by the end of the event.

Career Forum registration and attendance are entirely free.

U.S. Career Forum 2017 (in New York)

Date and Time:
March 25 (Sat.), 2017 10:00AM – 6:00PM (Check-in closes at 5:00PM)


Javits Center, Hall 1E
655 W 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
* All positions in the U.S. using Japanese
* All students with legal U.S. work permission welcome (including OPT candidates graduating by December 2017)

If you have questions about any of the Career Forums, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there!



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Rainbow Manga: LGBT Identity in Japanese Comic Art Fri, Mar 10, 2017 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Huner College



Fri, March 10, 2017 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM



Hunter College

695 Park Ave  West Building Room B126 (Basement)  New York, NY 10065

For more information and RSVP:


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Meijō Summer Program in 2017 (June 26th – July 8th): Due April 21st, 2017

Meijo University (Nagoya, Japan) offers the summer program (from June 26 – July 8th) in the summer of 2018. Due April 21st, 2017!

Brochure here: MeijoSummer2017

The summer program comes with several fee waivers and a scholarship for covering the expense for accommodation. Still, you need to cover the rest of the expenses.

The Baruch Japan Program can recommend several students due to our collaboration with the Meijō Program. Selected students will receive partial financial aids (offered by the Meijō program).

Also, students can receive 1 to 2 credits (based on the discussion with Dr. Richard Mitten at Study Abroad program). Please pay attention to this website for the detail regarding the application.

If you are interested in, go to the following application form:
Login-ID: muoic2013


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2017 TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference IV held in Boston, MA. April 7th-9th

My name is Patrick Hall, conference coordinator for the U.S.-Japan Council. I am writing today about an exciting opportunity for American and Japanese students at your school to participate in the 2017 TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference IV held in Boston, MA. April 7th-9th.

The theme of the conference is “Navigating the Past, Charting the Future: Innovation and Engagement in U.S.-Japan Relations”.  We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduate/graduate American and Japanese students who have interests in U.S.-Japan relations, Japanese or American culture, and/or want to meet peers with similar interests. It is an opportunity for leadership training and networking, to learn about Japanese and Japanese-American contributions on a national level, and to think about ways they, as students, might contribute to strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship in the present and future.

There is no cost to students to participate!Transportation to and from the conference, as well as food and accommodations will be provided to all students free of charge.  Attached is our recruitment packet, with an invitation letter from our President, Irene Hirano Inouye, a flyer about the conference (both in English and Japanese) to share with students on your campus, as well as information about the application process.

The Deadline For All Applications is Monday, February 20th

Related website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me anytime. I can be reached on my cell phone at (205) 566-3089 or via email  I look forward to hearing from you soon and thank you in advance for spreading the word about this amazing opportunity.

Click here to download the application information


Patrick Hall

Patrick Hall

Conference Coordinator, U.S.- Japan Council


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Spring 2017 Undergraduate Job & Internship Fair Friday, 2/10/2016

Spring 2017 Undergraduate Job & Internship Fair

on this Friday, 2/10/2016, 12pm–4pm, NYC GYMS

Here is the full list of companies


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Feb.16 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m The Hougaku Quartet presented by The Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation, New York is presenting a concert by The Hougaku Quartet, featuring four Japanese musicians playing traditional instruments, with our long-time partner Asia Society. The Quartet consists of three koto and one shakuhachi players and is dedicated to creating music for today and the future on these traditional instruments. The Quartet’s mission includes commissioning works in close collaboration with the performers, reviving traditional Japanese music masterpieces composed after the 1960, and performing in the “sankyoku” or classical chamber music style. Please join us for an innovative evening of Japanese traditional music. For more information, please visit


Time & Date:

Thursday, February 16

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

No fee required please RSVP as soon as possible


Asia Society

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY


Best regards,



Kanako Shirasaki | Associate Program Officer, Arts & Cultural Exchange Japan Foundation, New York |
1700 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019 | T 212-489-0299 (x129) | F 212-489-0409 |

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