Internships, japan studies, Jobs, Special Events, Students

Mitsubishi FUSO Workshop with iCLA Students

by Chloe Ramirez Being able to work with successful and important companies is a goal for many college graduates. As companies aim to employ competent and efficient personnel in order to come up with quality results, it is vital for students to interact with company representatives and be exposed to workplace values, expectations, and cultures… Continue reading Mitsubishi FUSO Workshop with iCLA Students

japan studies, Students

My Experiences on NHK Cool Japan

NHK Cool Japan is one of the most widely watched programs in English worldwide, broadcast not only in Japan but by satellite to 108 countries, and viewable on YouTube. In late 2017, they did a special on Yamanashi featuring iCLA students doing amazing things in the prefecture. They also filmed almost 50 students in the… Continue reading My Experiences on NHK Cool Japan

Arts, japan studies, Students, Workshop

Judo (柔道) at iCLA

by John Cheung In iCLA, not only academics are important to students. Experiencing Japanese culture is also an indispensable component of their education. iCLA offers a variety of hands-on workshops, including one in the modern martial art Judo (柔道). In 1882, Judo was created as a form of physical, mental, and moral pedagogy in Japan. The coach… Continue reading Judo (柔道) at iCLA

japan studies, Students, Workshop

Bendik and Stephen: experiences in Japan

Former iCLA exchange students Bendik Aarsæther and Stephen Kissick have produced a series of videos sharing their experiences of their year abroad in Japan. Let's take a look at Stephen experiencing Shugendo (修験道), a highly syncretic religion that originated in Heian Japan:   A time-lapse video of Bendik's showing the beauty of Japan (including stellar shots of… Continue reading Bendik and Stephen: experiences in Japan

Arts, interview

Kei Takei in the New York Times!

iCLA's very own dance professor Kei Takei was recently profiled and interviewed in the New York Times. She will be appearing with her Moving Earth Orient Sphere company on the Lumberyard in the City Winter Festival in New York on January 25th. The NYT article can be read below and here: kei_takei_nyt_article_24jan2018 (pdf) https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/arts/dance/kei-takei-lumberyard-festival.html