Nihongo Social (10/2, 10/18, 11/15)

Join us for the Nihongo Social at SHA 210, located at 928 Comm Ave. There are sessions Monday, October 2nd at 4:40-5:30pm, Wednesday, October 18th from 4:40-5:30pm, and Wednesday, November 15th from 4:40-5:30pm. Sign up using the QR code on the flyer below. Contact Yumiko Tashiro at ytashiro@bu.edu with any questions.

Film Screening (04/12/2023)

Film Screening: Cocktail Party April 12, 2023 at 6:30:00 PM COM B05   Screening will be followed by Q and A with the director Regge Life moderated by Sarah Frederick   The film is based on a short story by Okinawan novella and deals with issues surrounding U.S. military bases in Okinawa.   Due to […]

Fall 2022 Japanese Events Recap

Fall 2022 Japanese Events Recap   The Japanese program offered and participated in various events during  Fall 2022. Here is a recap of some of the events.   21st Japanese Speech Presentation, 11/21 This annual event took place at Boston College this year. Students who studied Japanese around the Boston area got together and presented […]

2019 Sushi Lecture

The “History Wars” and the “Comfort Woman” Issue: Revisionism and the Right-wing in Contemporary Japan and the U.S. Tomomi Yamaguchi (Montana State University) An issue of intense controversy currently in Japan is “comfort women”, with many in the right wing relentlessly attacking the accepted historical narrative and denying that there was any government involvement in, […]

Exploring Japanese

Every Friday Sept. 14-Dec. 14th – The Japanese Language Program hosted a Japanese-English lunch exchange with CELOP students every week in the GSU. This lunch hour was open to all students and offered students of both native languages the opportunity to practice their language skills with other students by conversing freely with one another. The […]

Photos from the Japanese Kimono Now and Then Performance

On Thursday, October 30th, the Japanese House took a field trip to the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom together to enjoy the show. 40 performers came from Japan and they were so excited to meet and talk to our Japanese House residents! What a great experience!

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival with David Pilling

Time: 6:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014 Location: The BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister […]

MLCL student wins top prize at Japanese Speech Contest

MLCL student Lauren Makishima took first prize on April 22 at the Japanese Speech Contest sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan. Twelve finalists representing Harvard, MIT and other schools in the area competed in the advanced division. Lauren’s talk addressed Japanese homogeneous cultural identity and what it means to be Japanese from the outside. […]