A group of seven students and three faculty recently returned from a twelve-day field trip to Japan, where they had been researching environmental topics such as pollution and public health.
A group of seven students and three faculty from the Department of Asian Studies have arrived in Japan for a Carnegie Mellon Humanities Initiative. During the twelve day trip they will research topics related to the theme of “Japan and the Environment.”
For the fourth year in a row Bowdoin Japanese language students (Michael Amano ’17, Nan Ding ’19, and Justin Ehringhaus ’17) won top awards at the Japanese Language Contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
Ethan Barkalow ’19, recipient of a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, will spend the summer in Japan conducting research on the development of the city of Sapporo in Meiji Japan and continuing his Japanese language studies.
Japanese language students Michael Amano ’17 and Ginny Crow ’18 recently appeared in a New York Times article about students collaborating with college museums. The two students spent last summer doing research in the U.S. and Japan for an exhibition titled “Perspectives From Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution.”
The two Bowdoin students are currently in Japan carrying out research for an exhibition next year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring drawings made by Hiroshima schoolchildren in the 1950s.