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

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 (先生) and the… 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, japan studies, Students

Donna: The Art of a Cineaste

by Chloe Ramirez   Semesters later, students and professors alike still bring to light the amazing work done by Donna Rey, a Visual Communication student from the University of the Philippines, Diliman. On her semester abroad at iCLA, she was able to come up with a beautiful collection of videos and photos for the world… Continue reading Donna: The Art of a Cineaste

Arts, japan studies, Workshop

Introduction to the world of Noh theater (能)

https://youtu.be/EWptn_4Tk5I Noh (能) has been performed since the 14th century, it is a ancient form of classical Japanese drama and the demonstration of ultimate refinement of beauty, expression and dramatic speech on stage. Noh actor and iCLA lecturer Hiroyasu Sato has been engaging in the promotion of understanding and appreciation of the Noh drama throughout… Continue reading Introduction to the world of Noh theater (能)