Japanese Program Georgetown University

Japanese Program Georgetown University The Japanese program at Georgetown University is a part of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. We offer a major and minor in Japanese. Find out more here: https://ealac.georgetown.edu/programs/japanese
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We had our second Japanese language table today!  We had 3 alumni joined us as well as an accepted student (Class of 202...
04/03/2020

We had our second Japanese language table today! We had 3 alumni joined us as well as an accepted student (Class of 2024)!! Join us next week at 2:00pm - 3:00pm (EST) on Monday, April 6. If you need a Zoom link, message us! 🥰☕️🍵🥤

Japanese Language Table is now online! Let us know if you are interested in join us.
04/01/2020

Japanese Language Table is now online! Let us know if you are interested in join us.

I just sent out welcome messages to the students who were accepted to the College as Japanese majors. This year, we have...
03/25/2020
Japanese - Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

I just sent out welcome messages to the students who were accepted to the College as Japanese majors. This year, we have 10 students who already know that they want to major in Japanese! We strongly and passionately encourage you to come to Georgetown!

https://ealac.georgetown.edu/programs/japanese/

Japanese Major The Japanese major combines thorough training in spoken and written language with study of Japanese culture through a broad range of materials and approaches, including classical and modern literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, visual arts and popular culture. Most courses are...

The first Virtual Japanese Conversation Table was a lot of fun! The participants were from London, Chicago, DC, and Virg...
03/25/2020

The first Virtual Japanese Conversation Table was a lot of fun! The participants were from London, Chicago, DC, and Virginia. See you at the next one scheduled for 1:00pm on April 3.

Level 3 class on Zoom!  One student even joined the class briefly from the airplane on the way back to Thailand!  We wil...
03/20/2020

Level 3 class on Zoom! One student even joined the class briefly from the airplane on the way back to Thailand! We will eventually have 4 students in Asia (12-13 hours time difference) but we will make it work!!

It is comforting to see the familiar faces even though we are far apart! ❤️  Second Level Japanese class started off smo...
03/18/2020

It is comforting to see the familiar faces even though we are far apart! ❤️ Second Level Japanese class started off smoothly. 🥰Stay healthy, everyone!

2020 Spring Japanese Language Proficiency Test for BSFS/MSFS/MASIA/MSB students is scheduled to take place via Zoom on A...
03/18/2020
Japanese Language Proficiency Test for SFS/MSFS/MASIA/MSB Students

2020 Spring Japanese Language Proficiency Test for BSFS/MSFS/MASIA/MSB students is scheduled to take place via Zoom on April 14-15. If you are eligible, please visit the following site and sign up by Friday, April 10.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054da5a87-japanese1

Spring 2020 Choose the time slot that works for you. Make sure to specify an area of your interest (e.g., U.S.-Japan relations, U.S. economy, environmental issues, etc.) so that we can provide you with an article on a topic relevant to your selection. On the day before the test, you will receive a ...

Japanese classes via Zoom started on Monday, March 16. So far, things are going well except some issues in recording. St...
03/18/2020

Japanese classes via Zoom started on Monday, March 16. So far, things are going well except some issues in recording. Students, feel free to visit our Zoom Office Hours if you have any questions and concerns.

03/13/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center - Georgetown University

Beginning on Monday, March 16, Georgetown University is moving all classroom instruction to virtual learning environments. Like those in other schools, professors of Japanese have been working diligently during the spring break to get ready for teaching online. Students, please get ready for Japanese language classes with Zoom Conferencing in Canvas.

https://uis.georgetown.edu/zoom/canvas/
https://www.georgetown.edu/coronavirus/

Home Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center In response to an emerging outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a new strain of a well-known virus, coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, Georgetown is taking proactive steps to ensur...

Japanese through Pop Culture and Second Level Japanese students learned about the Japanese Tea Ceremony, a cultural acti...
03/06/2020

Japanese through Pop Culture and Second Level Japanese students learned about the Japanese Tea Ceremony, a cultural activity involving ceremonial presentation and enjoyed making and serving matcha, powered green tea. Thank you, Ms. Jennifer Swanson, for your presentation!

03/06/2020
Tea Ceremony

This is how to whisk matcha. Use your wrist.

Anna Sato x Toshiyuki Sasaki ConcertDate&Time: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDTLocation:Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co...
03/05/2020
Message: Anna Sato x Toshiyuki Sasaki Concert

Anna Sato x Toshiyuki Sasaki Concert
Date&Time: Sunday, March 22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Location:Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,
641 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Admission is free, but RSVP is required.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/message-anna-sato-x-toshiyuki-sasaki-concert-tickets-96759848311?aff=erelexpmlt

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this duo at a concert following their 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony performance!

Ms. Grace Sayuri Ahearn from the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas came to visit the first level Japanese classes today! ...
03/04/2020

Ms. Grace Sayuri Ahearn from the Sumitomo Corporation of Americas came to visit the first level Japanese classes today! Ms. Ahearn gave a special presentation about how learning Japanese can broaden experience and career opportunities. She also talked about how it is like working at a Japanese company and cross cultural communication in global office. We learned what kind of future opportunities are available to us, and how to get involved with Japanese events and communities in DC. Thank you so much for the visit!

Students in the Japanese Pop Culture course enjoyed learning about Katsushika Hokusai and his work in Japanese at Freer ...
02/26/2020

Students in the Japanese Pop Culture course enjoyed learning about Katsushika Hokusai and his work in Japanese at Freer National Gallery of Art.

The Japanese through Pop Culture class will make a field trip to the Freer Gallery of Arts to join Walk-In Tour: Hokusai...
02/20/2020
Tours | Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Japanese through Pop Culture class will make a field trip to the Freer Gallery of Arts to join Walk-In Tour: Hokusai and the Art of Japan in Japanese scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 1:15 – 2:15 pm.

This will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the exhibition Hokusai: Mad About Painting in Japanese. You are welcome to join us!

the exhibition Hokusai: Mad About Painting.
https://asia.si.edu/events-overview/tours/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Dseries%26seriesid%3D1479572#/?i=1

Free walk-in guided tours present thematic explorations of the museums’ permanent collections and special exhibitions, allowing visitors to look closely and think deeply about artworks. These approximately hour-long tours are interactive and can accommodate both adults and children. The public als...

02/20/2020

Japanese-English bilinguals are needed!

The Learning and Development Lab (Development of Neurology at the Georgetown University Medical Center) has launched a new study that contrasts linguistic properties between Japanese and English. Individuals who are between the ages of 18-35 and who are fluent in Japanese while having at least working proficiency in English will be eligible for the study. The study will span over two days, with participants coming into the lab for two 20-minute sessions. Participants will be reimbursed $20 for the completion of the study. Please email [email protected] for any questions!

Students from Hokkaido University of Education (北海道教育大学) came to visit the second level Japanese class today! Our studen...
02/19/2020

Students from Hokkaido University of Education (北海道教育大学) came to visit the second level Japanese class today! Our students enjoyed meeting them in class and talking to them in Japanese! I overheard them talking about Valentine's day, their favorite music, sports, and... Terrace House, of course! 😆 Thank you for visiting us! See you next year!

If you would like to improve your Japanese and English speaking skill, you may be interested in this event scheduled for...
02/18/2020

If you would like to improve your Japanese and English speaking skill, you may be interested in this event scheduled for 6-8 pm, February 21, 2020 at Japan America Society.
https://jetoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.org

Please join tea ceremony demonstrated by Ms. Jennifer Swanson from Study Japanese in Arlington at 12:30-1:45 pm, Thursda...
02/06/2020

Please join tea ceremony demonstrated by Ms. Jennifer Swanson from Study Japanese in Arlington at 12:30-1:45 pm, Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Car Barn 205.

02/05/2020
NichiBei Creative Artists Program: Summer Internship Opportunity in Tokyo | American Association of Teachers of Japanese

** SUMMER INTERNSHIPS IN TOKYO FOR STUDENTS**
The NichiBei Creative Artists Program announced an internship in Tokyo during summer 2020 for 3 college undergraduates. This is an opportunity to experience the Tokyo Olympics in a special way! Read about it at https://www.aatj.org/nichibei-creative-artists-program-internship-opportunity-tokyo-summer-2020
and pass the information on to those who might be interested and are qualified. The deadline to apply is FEBRUARY 17.

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the International House of Japan (I-House) are currently seeking three Summer Interns for short-term (not to exceed two weeks) internships during late July-August 2020 to coincide with the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Georgetown students participated In 2020 Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington DC as volunteers to sell Japanese t...
02/03/2020

Georgetown students participated In 2020 Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington DC as volunteers to sell Japanese toys.
Sunday, February 2 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park

An article on Kobe Bryant by one of our students, Henry Dai.
01/27/2020
DAI: Kobe's Impact On Me - The Georgetown Review

An article on Kobe Bryant by one of our students, Henry Dai.

They say legends never die. In 2008, I spent the summer in Shanghai, China—my parents’ hometown. I was seven years old and cravingly awaited my August birthday celebration with about fifty members of my extended family. I had been to China once beforehand, but only as a toddler, without much mem...

新春祭りJapanese New Year Celebration in Washington DCSunday, February 2, 2020, 10:30 am -3:30 pmWashington Marriott Wardman...
01/18/2020

新春祭り
Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington DC
Sunday, February 2, 2020, 10:30 am -3:30 pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

01/16/2020
語彙力倶楽部 - A site for advanced Japanese learning, especially vocabulary

If you are interested in improving your Japanese (intermediate/advanced) vocabulary, check out the "Goiryoku Club"! Our graduate, Nathaniel Guy (College 05), just started a new blog!

This “Vocabulary Power Club” is a site where intermediate/advanced Japanese learners can improve their knowledge of the Japanese language, a word at a time, in ways that help the new words “stick.”

https://goiryoku.club/

A site for advanced Japanese learning, especially vocabulary

First Japanese Language Table is TODAY!  Join us at MUG in ICC Galleria from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.  And here is the schedule ...
01/15/2020

First Japanese Language Table is TODAY! Join us at MUG in ICC Galleria from 2:00pm - 3:00pm. And here is the schedule for the Spring 2020 semester.

Rebecca Butler Watanabe (Japanese Major, Class of 2010) is a super talented singer with a beautiful voice and her transl...
01/02/2020
渡辺レベッカ ☆ Rebecca Butler Watanabe

Rebecca Butler Watanabe (Japanese Major, Class of 2010) is a super talented singer with a beautiful voice and her translations of the lyrics are incredible as well! She has over 300 translated (Japanese/English) covers on her YouTube channel. Please check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHAPTOtvj4rYeD9DnFQ5Z8w

こんにちは、渡辺レベッカですヽ(´▽`)/ 日本語と英語で歌を届けるアメリカ生まれ育ちのバイリンガルなシンガーソングライターです。洋楽と邦楽の訳詞カバーやオリジナル曲をメインにお届けします♪ Taylor SwiftやJason ...

Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington, 10:30am-3:30pm, Sunday, February 2, 2020, Washington Marriott Wardman Parkh...
12/20/2019
2020年度 ワシントン新春祭り |

Japanese New Year Celebration in Washington, 10:30am-3:30pm, Sunday, February 2, 2020, Washington Marriott Wardman Park
http://jcaw.org/main/activities/events/new-year-festival-2020/

Volunteers will get an admission ticket and lunch (curry rice) for free. Sign up at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjQzF7ZKqM4gCC5_OKl4zRCBwRbsma1vAfLb54hhpMh0EIsg/viewform

日時:2020年2月2日(日曜日)午前10時30分から午後3時30分まで 場所:ワシントン マリオット ワードマンパーク 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington District Of Columbia 20008 メトロレッドラインWoodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan駅から歩いてすぐ!

JAPN362: Bungo class had the final exam on Saturday. Two hours went by quick, but we did it!  Thank you for the wonderfu...
12/16/2019

JAPN362: Bungo class had the final exam on Saturday. Two hours went by quick, but we did it! Thank you for the wonderful semester, Hanami-sensei. We learned a lot! We can now recite いろは歌 and 方丈記 to impress Japanese people, too!

Japanese major seniors successfully presented their thesis projects on Monday, and Japanese majors enjoyed Japanese cuis...
12/11/2019

Japanese major seniors successfully presented their thesis projects on Monday, and Japanese majors enjoyed Japanese cuisine with their sensei to celebrate the end of the successful year.

Level Two students finished strong!  Omori-sensei enjoyed listening to their speeches about their "experiences"!  Some t...
12/11/2019

Level Two students finished strong! Omori-sensei enjoyed listening to their speeches about their "experiences"! Some talked about their memorable trips they took, their experiences when they first came to the USA (and other countries), a person that had a significant impact on their lives, experience of being an only child, activities they enjoy,etc!

This semester, students in the Third Level Japanese class read about the life of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the inst...
12/11/2019

This semester, students in the Third Level Japanese class read about the life of Momofuku Ando, the inventor of the instant noodles, and watched the TV series called, "Manpuku" (loosely based on Ando's life). So to celebrate the end of the semester and their hard work, we went to a Ramen restaurant! Thank you for the Curriculum Enrichment Grant by Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)! Students also got an "Original" instant ramen invented by Ando! We had a great time! 😊

Seniors in the Japanese and Chinese majors will be givingpresentations on their Senior Seminar projects on Monday, Decem...
12/06/2019

Seniors in the Japanese and Chinese majors will be giving
presentations on their Senior Seminar projects on Monday, December 9 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm in the EALC department conference room. Please come to find out what your senpai have been working on!

Ambassador John Malott visited Georgetown to deliver an inspiring talk on the influence of Japanese culture on the U.S. ...
12/02/2019

Ambassador John Malott visited Georgetown to deliver an inspiring talk on the influence of Japanese culture on the U.S. After his talk, J-NET hosted a discussion session with Amb. Malott. The audience enjoyed the event!

We hosted the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Student proctors, thank you for your hard work!
12/02/2019

We hosted the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Student proctors, thank you for your hard work!

Amb. John Malott will be visiting Georgetown on Dec. 1 (1:30-3:00 pm, ICC) to give a talk on the influence of Japanese c...
11/25/2019

Amb. John Malott will be visiting Georgetown on Dec. 1 (1:30-3:00 pm, ICC) to give a talk on the influence of Japanese culture on the U.S.!

Ms. Bokyung Kim, Deputy Director of Mynavi Corporation, a Japanese career company, came from Tokyo to provide informatio...
11/15/2019

Ms. Bokyung Kim, Deputy Director of Mynavi Corporation, a Japanese career company, came from Tokyo to provide information about Japanese companies looking for foreign students, as well as companies in the US looking for students learning Japanese language and culture. Ms. Kim herself is a foreign worker working in Japan, and she inspired us to look for a Japan-related job. Thank you, Ms. KIm!

Yiman Wang (U2, BSFS Global Business) won the Silver Award of Category II in the J.LIVE TALK held at George Washington U...
11/10/2019

Yiman Wang (U2, BSFS Global Business) won the Silver Award of Category II in the J.LIVE TALK held at George Washington University. Congratulations, Yiman-san, on your wonderful performance!

There will be a FREE reception & screening of SHOPLIFTERS by Kore-eda Hirokazu.  The event is 11/12/2019 & starts at 6pm...
11/06/2019

There will be a FREE reception & screening of SHOPLIFTERS by Kore-eda Hirokazu. The event is 11/12/2019 & starts at 6pm. You need to RSVP to [email protected].

Where:
Motion Picture Association at 1600 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC.

When:
Tuesday, Nov. 12 6:00pm Reception, 6:45pm Welcome Remarks, 7:00pm Film Screening and Q&A

As theater seating is limited, RSVPs will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year prog...
11/06/2019
IUC

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year programs.

The Toshizo Watanabe Fellows Program All eligible applicants to the 10-month program are considered for the Toshizo Watanabe Fellows Program.

Spring 2020 Art & Design Internship and our Spring 2020 Culture & Education Internship applications are now open. Applic...
11/05/2019
JICC | Employment Opportunities

Spring 2020 Art & Design Internship and our Spring 2020 Culture & Education Internship applications are now open. Applications are accepted until November 24th, 2019.

Check out employment opportunities at the JICC!

Address

306 Intercultural Center, 37th And O Streets
Washington D.C., DC
20057

General information

The Japanese language major was established at Georgetown University in 1949. Today we offer some of the most rigorous Japanese language training in the country. In addition to three-year sequences of structured intensive instruction, the program has a large variety of advanced electives taught in Japanese. Our Japanese program is more than a language program. It offers students comprehensive exposure to the culture. Upper-level courses conducted in Japanese cover topics from traditional and modern literature to business and economic affairs. Many of our students, and all of our majors, spend a semester or a year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Japan, where they receive further intensive language instruction and benefit from immersion in the culture.

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