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)

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, 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