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)

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)

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

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