Internship on U.S.-Japan Relations

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS is seeking several part time research interns to support the Japan Chair during the spring 2017 semester (January-May).

To learn more about these internships: https://csis-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=144&company_id=17233&version=1&jobBoardId=3338 

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Deadline: Bridging Scholarships to Study in Japan

The Bridging Scholarship program will award 25 scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan that begin in Spring 2017. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, individuals, and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation. Since 1999, the Bridging Scholarship program has awarded more than 1,650 scholarships to students studying abroad in Japan. Most recently, 75 students received scholarships for study in Japan in Fall 2016 and academic year 2016-2017.

Spring 2017 study programs are those beginning between January and April 2017 and continuing for at least three months, for a semester or an academic year. (Students studying in Japan beginning in Fall 2017 should wait until early 2017 to apply.)

The deadline for applications for Spring 2017 Bridging and scholarships is October 10, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the results by November 30. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ’s Web site:
http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/japan-bridging-scholarships.

2016 Tampa Natsumatsuri

Get excited for the 2016 Tampa Natsumatsuri!

The Tampa Japanese Summer Festival is Tampa’s only authentic Japanese Natsumatsuri (summer festival) organized by JETAA, the alumni association for teachers from the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. The festival is a non-profit community-based event. It is FREE and open to the public!

Date: June 11, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: 821 South Dale Mabry Hwy

Read about the 2014 festival on the Tampa Bay Times: http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/events/tampa-natsumatsuri-serving-up-a-taste-of-authentic-japan/2184036 

University of Tokyo Natural Science Internship Program

The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program (UTRIP) is a 6-week summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. It provides students with an opportunity to gain the experience of “real graduate- school life” or “research-centered life.” UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at our university.

Participants on UTRIP will also be granted financial support to cover their costs and expenses. They will also get the opportunity to take part in cultural activities and excursions to learn more about Japan.

Here is a link to the UTRIP website: http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/utrip/ .

 

 

University of Tokyo Science Program with Scholarship

The Global Science Course (GSC) is a new undergraduate 2 year-long transfer program. It was designed to enhance cross-cultural interactions among young minds from around the world coming together to learn science. All GSC classes are conducted in English by world-leading professors who are pursuing cutting-edge research in the most advanced fields, while also focusing on the fostering of students who will lead the next generation in science communities.

This is an invaluable opportunity for those looking to expand their worldviews and experience something unique during their time as an undergraduate student!

Furthermore, successful applicants to our program are rewarded with a generous scholarship. This includes 150,000 Japanese yen per month to aid in paying tuition fees and support living expenses. It additionally includes fully supported rent.

You can learn more about GSC through the website: http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/GSC/ .

Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experience Program

The Nakatani Foundation has opened the application cycle for the 2016 Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experience Program for U.S. Students! Nakatani RIES connects undergraduates with the best of science & engineering research in Japan and the U.S. and is open to undergraduate science & engineering students who are attending U.S. universities.

U.S. Fellows can apply to spend up to 12 weeks in Japan in summer and Japanese Fellows can apply to spend up to eight weeks in the U.S. from August – September. While abroad, fellows participate in language, cultural, and communication training and conduct a hands-on research internship in a leading science or engineering research host laboratory.

The program serves as a catalyst for U.S. & Japanese students interested in future graduate study and research and contributes to the development of a generation of globally-engaged scientists & engineers who have the technical and culture skills to contribute to vibrant international research collaborations in the future.

The Nakatani RIES Program is organized by the Nakatani Foundation and is implemented by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rice University.  Nakatani RIES is modeled off of Rice University’s award-winning 2006 – 2015 NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates Program which provided 144 U.S. undergraduates with a transformative research & cultural experience in Japan.

WEBSITE: http://nakatani-ries.rice.edu/

For questions please email nakatani-ries@rice.edu or call +1 (832) 420-2751.