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Author Archives: Tomonori Nagano

Japan’s immigration control and refugee recognition law

Japan is actively recruiting non-Japanese workforce through short-term worker programs such as Technical Intern Training Program (TITP), but it has no comprehensive immigration policy and many non-Japanese workforce, who have often spent years learning Japnaese business practices, cultural practices, and …

Japan’s immigration control and refugee recognition law

Japan is actively recruiting non-Japanese workforce through short-term worker programs such as Technical Intern Training Program (TITP), but it has no comprehensive immigration policy and many non-Japanese workforce, who have often spent years learning Japnaese business practices, cultural practices, and …

Vaccination deadline for in-person students in Fall 2021 (Thursday, September 23, 2021)

Today (Thursday, September 23, 2021) is the LAST DAY for students to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and meet CUNY’s vaccination mandate for students who signed up for in-person classes in Fall 2021. Upload proof of your vaccination to …

Vaccination deadline for in-person students in Fall 2021 (Thursday, September 23, 2021)

Today (Thursday, September 23, 2021) is the LAST DAY for students to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and meet CUNY’s vaccination mandate for students who signed up for in-person classes in Fall 2021. Upload proof of your vaccination to …

Japan’s flying car will debut at the 2025 Osaka World Expo

SkyDrive, a manufacturer of an electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (basically a flying car), has announced that they will introduce their prototype eVTOL aircraft at the 2025 Osaka World Expo in Japan.…

Japan’s flying car will debut at the 2025 Osaka World Expo

SkyDrive, a manufacturer of an electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (basically a flying car), has announced that they will introduce their prototype eVTOL aircraft at the 2025 Osaka World Expo in Japan.…

Job opportunity: Research assistant positions for an Asian American oral history project ($30/hour x 300 hours)

The COVID-19 Oral History Project (https://asianheritage.commons.gc.cuny.edu) is a collection of images, essays, and video recordings documenting the experience of LaGuardia Community College students, especially those of the Asian descent, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hiring one or …

Job opportunity: Research assistant positions for an Asian American oral history project ($30/hour x 300 hours)

The COVID-19 Oral History Project (https://asianheritage.commons.gc.cuny.edu) is a collection of images, essays, and video recordings documenting the experience of LaGuardia Community College students, especially those of the Asian descent, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hiring one or …

The JET Program Information Session (10/8/2021)

JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program hires English-speaking college graduates as assistant teachers at public schools in Japan. The Consulate General of Japan in New York is hosting the information session for students who are interested in applying for the …

The JET Program Information Session (10/8/2021)

JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program hires English-speaking college graduates as assistant teachers at public schools in Japan. The Consulate General of Japan in New York is hosting the information session for students who are interested in applying for the …

Transfer Services Workshops/Events in Fall 2021

Transfer Services offer a series of workshops for students who are planning to transfer to a 4-year institution upon the graduation from LaGuardia. Here is the list of workshops in Fall 2021. See the Transfer Services website (https://www.laguardia.edu/transferservices/) …

Transfer Services Workshops/Events in Fall 2021

Transfer Services offer a series of workshops for students who are planning to transfer to a 4-year institution upon the graduation from LaGuardia. Here is the list of workshops in Fall 2021. See the Transfer Services website (https://www.laguardia.edu/transferservices/) …

ラジオ体操 (rajio taisō or radio calisthenics) in New York City

ラジオ体操 (rajio taisō or radio calisthenics) is a communal exercise program that is extremely popular in Japan (it’s akin to Tai Chi in China). A group of Japanese in NYC are trying to introduce this Japanese tradition to New Yorkers …

ラジオ体操 (rajio taisō or radio calisthenics) in New York City

ラジオ体操 (rajio taisō or radio calisthenics) is a communal exercise program that is extremely popular in Japan (it’s akin to Tai Chi in China). A group of Japanese in NYC are trying to introduce this Japanese tradition to New Yorkers …

Debut of the Nintendo Switch OLED model (Sept 2021 in Japan; Oct 2021 worldwide)

The new OLED model of Nintendo Switch became available in Japan in September 2021. The new model will be released worldwide in October 2021.…

Debut of the Nintendo Switch OLED model (Sept 2021 in Japan; Oct 2021 worldwide)

The new OLED model of Nintendo Switch became available in Japan in September 2021. The new model will be released worldwide in October 2021.…

Anime NYC 2021 (11/19/2021 – 11/21/2021 @ Javits Center)

Anime NYC is back to Javits Center. This year’s Anime NYC is taking place from Friday, November 19, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021. The one-day ticket is for $45 and the weekend ticket is for $70. There is priority …

Anime NYC 2021 (11/19/2021 – 11/21/2021 @ Javits Center)

Anime NYC is back to Javits Center. This year’s Anime NYC is taking place from Friday, November 19, 2021 to Sunday, November 21, 2021. The one-day ticket is for $45 and the weekend ticket is for $70. There is priority …

Information Session for NYS Excluded Workers Fund (9/23/2021)

The Excluded Workers Fund is a one-time payment for low-income New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and who are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance due to immigration status or other factors. Eligible applicants can receive either $3,200 …

Information Session for NYS Excluded Workers Fund (9/23/2021)

The Excluded Workers Fund is a one-time payment for low-income New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and who are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance due to immigration status or other factors. Eligible applicants can receive either $3,200 …

Living while Black, in Japan by Keith Bedford and Shiho Fukuda (2021)

“Bedford, an African American, lives in Japan but there is a sense of being an outsider or a sense of being the other. He says this is a lot of what Fukada, a Japanese American, went through living in America.” …

Living while Black, in Japan by Keith Bedford and Shiho Fukuda (2021)

“Bedford, an African American, lives in Japan but there is a sense of being an outsider or a sense of being the other. He says this is a lot of what Fukada, a Japanese American, went through living in America.” …

4K Imax remaster of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (2021)

A 4K remaster of Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 animated masterpiece “Ghost in the Shell” will be released in the U.S. Friday, September 17, 2021.…

4K Imax remaster of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (2021)

A 4K remaster of Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 animated masterpiece “Ghost in the Shell” will be released in the U.S. Friday, September 17, 2021.…

Special exhibition at The MET “Japan: A History of Style” (3/8/2021 – 4/24/2022)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028) is currently hosting a special exhibition “Japan: A History of Style” until April 24, 2022. The admission is free for New York residents (suggested admission). Food/drinks are fairly …

Special exhibition at The MET “Japan: A History of Style” (3/8/2021 – 4/24/2022)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028) is currently hosting a special exhibition “Japan: A History of Style” until April 24, 2022. The admission is free for New York residents (suggested admission). Food/drinks are fairly …

Fall Club Fest @ LaGuardia Community College (10/6/2021 @ Virtual)

The Japan Club @ LaGuardia Community College is participating in Student Clubs Fall Fest on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Japan Club and other college-sponsored programs/activities. Registration is required at http://bit.ly/fallfest-2021.…

Fall Club Fest @ LaGuardia Community College (10/6/2021 @ Virtual)

The Japan Club @ LaGuardia Community College is participating in Student Clubs Fall Fest on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Japan Club and other college-sponsored programs/activities. Registration is required at http://bit.ly/fallfest-2021.…

An old (abandoned) house in Japan for $10,000

Because of the shrinking population, many abandoned houses in the countrysides of Japan are on sale for a song. Yoshio, the founder of SoraNews24, purchased one of the abandoned houses in Saitama for $10,000 and renovated it to a new …

An old (abandoned) house in Japan for $10,000

Because of the shrinking population, many abandoned houses in the countrysides of Japan are on sale for a song. Yoshio, the founder of SoraNews24, purchased one of the abandoned houses in Saitama for $10,000 and renovated it to a new …

Japan Club @ LaGuardia Community College in Fall 2021

The Japan Club @ LaGuardia Community College will continue to meet virtually on Discord. We are looking for students who want to take the leadership positions (President, VP, and Tresurer) in Fall 2021. Join the Discord server for more info.…

Japan Club @ LaGuardia Community College in Fall 2021

The Japan Club @ LaGuardia Community College will continue to meet virtually on Discord. We are looking for students who want to take the leadership positions (President, VP, and Tresurer) in Fall 2021. Join the Discord server for more info.…

Transfer Conversation (September 2021)

If you are a sophomore (2nd year student), consider signing up for Transfer Conversations at the Transfer Office (https://www.laguardia.edu/transfer/). Their staff will respond to your questions and offer insightful information on the 4-year transfer process. The Transfer Conversation …

Transfer Conversation (September 2021)

If you are a sophomore (2nd year student), consider signing up for Transfer Conversations at the Transfer Office (https://www.laguardia.edu/transfer/). Their staff will respond to your questions and offer insightful information on the 4-year transfer process. The Transfer Conversation …

Liberal Arts Options Panel in Fall 2021 (10/28/2021)

The Liberal Arts Program is hosting a panel discussion by the Liberal Arts Options (such as Japaense) on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Topics of discussion include the course requirement in each option, transfer to 4-year schools, and typical career paths …

Liberal Arts Options Panel in Fall 2021 (10/28/2021)

The Liberal Arts Program is hosting a panel discussion by the Liberal Arts Options (such as Japaense) on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Topics of discussion include the course requirement in each option, transfer to 4-year schools, and typical career paths …

Welcome video message from President Kenneth Adams (Fall 2021)

President Adams welcomes new and returning LaGuardia students on their first day of Fall 2021.…

Welcome video message from President Kenneth Adams (Fall 2021)

President Adams welcomes new and returning LaGuardia students on their first day of Fall 2021.…

Internship opportunities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2021-2022)

The Met (the Metropolitan Museum of Art) is recruiting undergraduate interns for 2021-2022. Highly recommended if you are interested in careers in Japanese art or art history. There are several information sessions scheduled in September.

Online Internship Information Sessions. Curious …

Internship opportunities at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2021-2022)

The Met (the Metropolitan Museum of Art) is recruiting undergraduate interns for 2021-2022. Highly recommended if you are interested in careers in Japanese art or art history. There are several information sessions scheduled in September.

Online Internship Information Sessions. Curious …

Temple University in Japan Transfer Workshop (Fall 2021)

We are pleased to host another transfer workshop for Temple University in Japan in a virtual format in Fall 2021. Register at http://bit.ly/LG-TUJ2021F.

Temple University in Japan Transfer Workshop (Fall 2021)

We are pleased to host another transfer workshop for Temple University in Japan in a virtual format in Fall 2021. Register at http://bit.ly/LG-TUJ2021F.

COIL project with Meiji Gakuin in Japan in Fall 2021 (CrossingPaths2021)

The Japan Studies Program is pleased to announce Crossing Paths: Coming Together to Increase L2 Fluency and C2 Competency (CrossingPaths2021) project, an international collaboration project between Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and the Japanese Language Program at LaGuardia Community College …

COIL project with Meiji Gakuin in Japan in Fall 2021 (CrossingPaths2021)

The Japan Studies Program is pleased to announce Crossing Paths: Coming Together to Increase L2 Fluency and C2 Competency (CrossingPaths2021) project, an international collaboration project between Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and the Japanese Language Program at LaGuardia Community College …

Language each country wants to learn the most

This not-so-scientific Google based study shows that Japanese is the most popular language to learn in the U.S. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/most-popular-languages-people-want-to-learn/

Most Popular Languages Main

Language each country wants to learn the most

This not-so-scientific Google based study shows that Japanese is the most popular language to learn in the U.S. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/most-popular-languages-people-want-to-learn/

Most Popular Languages Main

Kaplan Leadership Program 2021 ($3,000/y + $500/m; deadline on 9/24/2021)

This will be a great scholarship opportunity if you are planning to transfer to a non-CUNY school. The scholarship includes $3,000/y tuition support as well as a $500 monthly stipend. You must have a GPA 3.5 or above and should …

Kaplan Leadership Program 2021 ($3,000/y + $500/m; deadline on 9/24/2021)

This will be a great scholarship opportunity if you are planning to transfer to a non-CUNY school. The scholarship includes $3,000/y tuition support as well as a $500 monthly stipend. You must have a GPA 3.5 or above and should …

Japnaese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s resignation (Japan’s revolving-door prime ministers)

Japnaese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has decided not to seek re-election from the next race for the prime minister this year. Between 2000-2010, Japan was afflicted by frequent changes in the political leaderships, with PM’s serving only for just about …

Japnaese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s resignation (Japan’s revolving-door prime ministers)

Japnaese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has decided not to seek re-election from the next race for the prime minister this year. Between 2000-2010, Japan was afflicted by frequent changes in the political leaderships, with PM’s serving only for just about …

Japanese Minorities and Questions of Immigration (9/9/21)

Prof. Michael Sharpe at York College is giving an online presentation on the topic of immigration and minority groups in Japan at 7:30am (in the morning!) on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

  • Title: Japanese Minorities and Questions of Immigration
  • Date: Thursday,

Japanese Minorities and Questions of Immigration (9/9/21)

Prof. Michael Sharpe at York College is giving an online presentation on the topic of immigration and minority groups in Japan at 7:30am (in the morning!) on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

  • Title: Japanese Minorities and Questions of Immigration
  • Date: Thursday,

For new students in Fall 2021: Virtual New Student Orientation @ LaGuardia (8/31/21 & 9/1/21)

Welcome new students! If you are a freshman in the Liberal Arts Japanese Option at LaGuardia Community College in 2021-2022, the College is hosting a virtual college orientation on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

See the …

For new students in Fall 2021: Virtual New Student Orientation @ LaGuardia (8/31/21 & 9/1/21)

Welcome new students! If you are a freshman in the Liberal Arts Japanese Option at LaGuardia Community College in 2021-2022, the College is hosting a virtual college orientation on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

See the …

Vaccination requirement reminder for Fall 2021 (cont.)

The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine on August 23, 2021, triggering a 45-day final deadline for CUNY students to be fully vaccinated and their vaccination documentation uploaded and approved in CUNYFirst.

Students now have until September 27th …

Vaccination requirement reminder for Fall 2021 (cont.)

The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine on August 23, 2021, triggering a 45-day final deadline for CUNY students to be fully vaccinated and their vaccination documentation uploaded and approved in CUNYFirst.

Students now have until September 27th …

Japan Career Webinar Series in Fall 2021 (by U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation)

The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation is hosting an eight-part Career Webinar Series, running from September – December, 2021. Each session will offer practical, action-based advice, and stories from the field to help build meaningful Japan-related careers. This series is free and …

Japan Career Webinar Series in Fall 2021 (by U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation)

The U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation is hosting an eight-part Career Webinar Series, running from September – December, 2021. Each session will offer practical, action-based advice, and stories from the field to help build meaningful Japan-related careers. This series is free and …

Film screening: Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba @ Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106) is hosting two film screenings of “Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train” on Saturday, August 28 and Friday, September 3, 2021 The tickets are …

Film screening: Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba @ Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106) is hosting two film screenings of “Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train” on Saturday, August 28 and Friday, September 3, 2021 The tickets are …

Call for club officers for the Japan Club (Fall 2021)

The Japan Club is looking for current LaGuardia students who are interested in taking on the following leadership positions of the Japan Club in Fall 2021.

  • President: President sets the agenda for meetings, leads discussions, delegates tasks to e-board &

Call for club officers for the Japan Club (Fall 2021)

The Japan Club is looking for current LaGuardia students who are interested in taking on the following leadership positions of the Japan Club in Fall 2021.

  • President: President sets the agenda for meetings, leads discussions, delegates tasks to e-board &

Air Traffic Controller Hiring Campaign (for experienced gamers)

As international travel resumes, the U.S. FAA needs to fill over 4,000 positions that they lost for early retirements and lay-offs during the pandemic. The FAA is campaigning to find job applicants among professional/experienced gamers for entry-level positions.…

Air Traffic Controller Hiring Campaign (for experienced gamers)

As international travel resumes, the U.S. FAA needs to fill over 4,000 positions that they lost for early retirements and lay-offs during the pandemic. The FAA is campaigning to find job applicants among professional/experienced gamers for entry-level positions.…

List of Japanese newspapers/media in English

It is extremely important to have multiple sources for news/information in a highly interconnected global and digital society. Multiple news sources are especially important when information is polarized by sensationalists. Below is a list of major English-medium newspapers/media by Japanese …

List of Japanese newspapers/media in English

It is extremely important to have multiple sources for news/information in a highly interconnected global and digital society. Multiple news sources are especially important when information is polarized by sensationalists. Below is a list of major English-medium newspapers/media by Japanese …

Japan’s Cultural Diversity: The Story of Latinos (by Prof. Araceli Tinajero) on Sept 28, 2021

The Japan Studies Program is pleased to host a talk by Prof. Araceli Tinajero, Professor of Spanish at The City College of New York and at Graduate Center.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Place: Zoom (registration

Japan’s Cultural Diversity: The Story of Latinos (by Prof. Araceli Tinajero) on Sept 28, 2021

The Japan Studies Program is pleased to host a talk by Prof. Araceli Tinajero, Professor of Spanish at The City College of New York and at Graduate Center.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Place: Zoom (registration

Gilman-McCain (study abroad) Scholarship for Summer 2022 (deadline on 10/5/2021)

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of …

Gilman-McCain (study abroad) Scholarship for Summer 2022 (deadline on 10/5/2021)

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.

The Gilman-McCain Scholarship is a congressionally funded initiative of the Bureau of …

Benjamin A. Gilman International (Study Abroad) Scholarship for Summer 2022 (deadline on 10/5/2021)

The application for Gilman Scholarship 2021-2022 opened today. The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and Federal Pell Grant recipients to participate in in-person or virtual international study abroad programs.

The deadline …

Benjamin A. Gilman International (Study Abroad) Scholarship for Summer 2022 (deadline on 10/5/2021)

The application for Gilman Scholarship 2021-2022 opened today. The Gilman Scholarship Program provides up to $5,000 for undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and Federal Pell Grant recipients to participate in in-person or virtual international study abroad programs.

The deadline …

JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in 2021

Registration for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will become available on Monday, August 23, 2021 and will be closed on September 12, 2021. This is a great national test to prove your Japaense language skill. If you are in the …

JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) in 2021

Registration for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will become available on Monday, August 23, 2021 and will be closed on September 12, 2021. This is a great national test to prove your Japaense language skill. If you are in the …

“Why Learn Japanese?” by Ambassador John Malott

Ambassador John Malott, former Director of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. State Department, updates “Why Learn Japanese?” Every year. Ambassador John Malott was one of the foreign service officers to specialize in Japanese and Asian economic affairs and hewas awarded …

“Why Learn Japanese?” by Ambassador John Malott

Ambassador John Malott, former Director of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. State Department, updates “Why Learn Japanese?” Every year. Ambassador John Malott was one of the foreign service officers to specialize in Japanese and Asian economic affairs and hewas awarded …

Japan Fun Fest @ Corlears Hook Park (8/22/2021; changed to 9/12/2021)

Another Japanese summer festival in Manhattan Downtown.

  • Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021 –> Postphone to Sunday, September 12
  • Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Place: 397 FDR Dr, New York, NY 10002
  • URL: http://japanesefolkdance.org/japan-fun-fest
  • Description: Japan Fun Fest celebrates Japan and NYC

Japan Fun Fest @ Corlears Hook Park (8/22/2021; changed to 9/12/2021)

Another Japanese summer festival in Manhattan Downtown.

  • Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021 –> Postphone to Sunday, September 12
  • Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Place: 397 FDR Dr, New York, NY 10002
  • URL: http://japanesefolkdance.org/japan-fun-fest
  • Description: Japan Fun Fest celebrates Japan and NYC

Japanese Summer Family Festival @ Japan Village (8/28/2021)

Japanese Summer Family Festival @ Japan Village
Let’s Join and Enjoy Bon Dance!

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Place: Japan Village Courtyard at Industry City (934 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232)
URL: https://japanvillage.com/

Performances
2:30pm: Taiko drumming
2:50pm: Shamisen Play…

Japanese Summer Family Festival @ Japan Village (8/28/2021)

Japanese Summer Family Festival @ Japan Village
Let’s Join and Enjoy Bon Dance!

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Place: Japan Village Courtyard at Industry City (934 3rd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232)
URL: https://japanvillage.com/

Performances
2:30pm: Taiko drumming
2:50pm: Shamisen Play…

LaGuardia Merit Scholarships in 2021 ($500)

LaGuardia Community College has launched LaGuardia Merit Scholarships, a new scholarship program that provides 1,000 qualifying degree-seeking students with $500 fund. The scholarship can be used to pay tuition, fees, books, technology, or personal expenses.

To qualify, returning students must …

LaGuardia Merit Scholarships in 2021 ($500)

LaGuardia Community College has launched LaGuardia Merit Scholarships, a new scholarship program that provides 1,000 qualifying degree-seeking students with $500 fund. The scholarship can be used to pay tuition, fees, books, technology, or personal expenses.

To qualify, returning students must …

A fire in Sunnyside (8/12/2021)

A fire in Sunnyside today (Thursday, August 12, 2021) caused major damage to several small businesses, including Taiyo Foods (a Japanese grocery store near LaGuardia Community College). Sunnyside District Management Association started a fundraising page to support the small business …

A fire in Sunnyside (8/12/2021)

A fire in Sunnyside today (Thursday, August 12, 2021) caused major damage to several small businesses, including Taiyo Foods (a Japanese grocery store near LaGuardia Community College). Sunnyside District Management Association started a fundraising page to support the small business …

Virtual webinar on sushi by NY de Volunteer (8/11/2021)

NY de Volunteer is hosting a virtual webinar on sushi on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in collaboration with White Plains Library. It’s a free event and is conducted in English.

  • Title: Explore Japanese Food Culture: Sushi
  • Date: Wednesday, August 11,

Virtual webinar on sushi by NY de Volunteer (8/11/2021)

NY de Volunteer is hosting a virtual webinar on sushi on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, in collaboration with White Plains Library. It’s a free event and is conducted in English.

  • Title: Explore Japanese Food Culture: Sushi
  • Date: Wednesday, August 11,

On-campus job opportunity: Campus Visit Guide (Fall 2021 / deadline on 9/1/2021)

The CUNY Explorers Program at CUNY is seeking college assistants to work in their department at LaGuardia Community College, Under the supervision and with the support of a Program Coordinator will guide middle school students through a visit of the …

On-campus job opportunity: Campus Visit Guide (Fall 2021 / deadline on 9/1/2021)

The CUNY Explorers Program at CUNY is seeking college assistants to work in their department at LaGuardia Community College, Under the supervision and with the support of a Program Coordinator will guide middle school students through a visit of the …

On-campus job opportunity: LaGuardia Street Team (Fall 2021)

LaGuardia Street Team is a group of student collaborators that contribute to multimedia projects for the college’s official Social Media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Youtube) and main website. Join the team and help us with the creation of …

On-campus job opportunity: LaGuardia Street Team (Fall 2021)

LaGuardia Street Team is a group of student collaborators that contribute to multimedia projects for the college’s official Social Media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Youtube) and main website. Join the team and help us with the creation of …

J.LIVE Talk 2021 (deadline on October 7, 2021)

J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk was founded in 2015 as a college-level Japanese language presentation competition. It’s similar to a TED Talk where a presenter shares his/her vision using audio-visual materials and interacts with the audience. This …

J.LIVE Talk 2021 (deadline on October 7, 2021)

J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk was founded in 2015 as a college-level Japanese language presentation competition. It’s similar to a TED Talk where a presenter shares his/her vision using audio-visual materials and interacts with the audience. This …

コンビニ (Japanese convenience store) shines during the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021

I have always thought that コンビニ, Japanese convenience stores, is the most iconic Japanese business that represents the Japanese ethos after the babble economy in the 1990’s. In Japan, everyone has an easy access to convenience stores (such as 7-Eleven, …

コンビニ (Japanese convenience store) shines during the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021

I have always thought that コンビニ, Japanese convenience stores, is the most iconic Japanese business that represents the Japanese ethos after the babble economy in the 1990’s. In Japan, everyone has an easy access to convenience stores (such as 7-Eleven, …

UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Japan

If you are traveling to Japan, UNESCO’s World Heritage sites (https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/jp) will be one of the best sightseeing destinations during your trip. There are over 20 World Heritage sites across Japan now.

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(from https://www.kankokeizai.com)

  1. Buddhist Monuments in

UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Japan

If you are traveling to Japan, UNESCO’s World Heritage sites (https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/jp) will be one of the best sightseeing destinations during your trip. There are over 20 World Heritage sites across Japan now.

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(from https://www.kankokeizai.com)

  1. Buddhist Monuments in

Where to start if you are interested in traveling to Japan

Some people asked for advice on traveling to Japan (Olympics effect?), so I am sharing some resources for planning a trip to Japan here.

The best place to start your planning is to speak with the local travel agency. Below …

Where to start if you are interested in traveling to Japan

Some people asked for advice on traveling to Japan (Olympics effect?), so I am sharing some resources for planning a trip to Japan here.

The best place to start your planning is to speak with the local travel agency. Below …

Why more Japanese music has become available on iTune and Spotify during the pandemic

An interesting article discussing why the main medium of Japanese music sale remained CDs until 2020 and how the pandemic has made more Japaense music available on the streaming services such as iTune and Spotify. It’s all about handshakes.…

Why more Japanese music has become available on iTune and Spotify during the pandemic

An interesting article discussing why the main medium of Japanese music sale remained CDs until 2020 and how the pandemic has made more Japaense music available on the streaming services such as iTune and Spotify. It’s all about handshakes.…