interview, japan studies

GODIVA Japan President & Kyudo Master

Jérôme Chouchan is a remarkable man with an equal and balanced footing in two cultures. Not only the two cultures of his native France and his country of residence Japan, but also of the two cultures of Business and Kyudo. Jérôme Chouchan is the President of GODIVA Chocolatier for Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, India,… Continue reading GODIVA Japan President & Kyudo Master

Internships, interview, Students

Kaho Tanaka: An Internship Experience with Mitsubishi FUSO

by Chloe Ramirez Entering the working world for some can be quite intimidating. For Kaho, a third-year student at iCLA, applying for a three-month internship position in Mitsubishi FUSO was indeed challenging, but excitement surpassed fear by a dozen miles. An integral part of Daimler AG (DAI), the Mitsubishi FUSO Truck and Bus Corporation, a… Continue reading Kaho Tanaka: An Internship Experience with Mitsubishi FUSO

Faculty, interview, japan studies, Students

iCLA Faculty/Student Interview Video #2: Why Study Manga and Anime? (VIDEO)

by John Cheung and Sam Sernavski In this iCLA faculty/student interview, Japan Studies Program Co-Director Darren Ashmore and fourth-year iCLA student Erika Ishigaki, who is completing a Performing Arts concentration, discuss the subject of pop culture as a field of study at iCLA and its importance in a liberal arts education. Both reflect on Japanese anime… Continue reading iCLA Faculty/Student Interview Video #2: Why Study Manga and Anime? (VIDEO)

interview, Students, Study Abroad

Exchange Student Stories, Part 1: Max McWhirter

by Alexander Sigman With this post, we begin our Exchange Student Stories series: a window into the lives of former iCLA exchange students who are just about to graduate, or have recently graduated from their respective home institutions, and are preparing for the next phase...whatever that may be.  Max McWhirter spent the Fall 2015 and… Continue reading Exchange Student Stories, Part 1: Max McWhirter

Faculty, japan studies, Special Event, Students, TV

As Seen on TV: Aokigahara Forest Ice Cave Visit Featured on Travel Channel’s “Legendary Locations” Show (VIDEO)

by Chloe Ramirez It was cold, colder than any December in my native Manila. Japan had started to lose its autumn leaves, and the wind began to bring the songs of winter. The green and orange dormitory buildings that partly make up iCLA continued to sleep at six in the morning, except for two souls… Continue reading As Seen on TV: Aokigahara Forest Ice Cave Visit Featured on Travel Channel’s “Legendary Locations” Show (VIDEO)