Japanese

Fourth Year in a Row for Japanese Language Contest Winners

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.

Goldsmith Adams Research Award: Sapporo in Meiji Era Japan

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.

Hiroshima Exhibition Student Curators Profiled in New York Times

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.”

Bowdoin Senior Follows 63-year-old Art History Trail to Hiroshima

Bowdoin’s Michael Amano ’17 had a Curatorial Fellowship from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to spend last summer in Japan tracking down and interviewing some of the people who had participated in a 1952-1953 art exchange between Japanese and US schoolchildren.

Bowdoin Students Profiled in Japanese Newspaper

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.

Bowdoin Dominates Japanese Language Contest

This is the third year in a row that Bowdoin has won first and second place in the Japanese language essay contest for advanced level students, and it’s the first time the college has picked up four awards in total.

The Way of Tea: A Japanese Art Performance at Bowdoin

The Asian Studies Department on Tuesday night organized a tea ceremony demonstration, or chado in Japanese, which translates to “the way of the tea.”

Justin Ehringhaus ’16 Receives Scholarship to Study in Japan

Justin Ehringhaus ’16 has received a prestigious scholarship to study in Japan for a year.

Ashley Talbot ’15 Second Intern at L.L. Bean’s Tokyo Branch

Ashley Talbot ’15 is the second Japanese program student to spend the summer in Japan as a paid intern at L.L. Bean’s Tokyo branch.

Researching Disaster: Fukushima and Hiroshima After 3.11

Violet Ranson ’16, recipient of a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, is spending the summer in Tokyo, Japan on a research internship at Temple University, Japan Campus conducting sociological research on the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

Justin Ehringhaus ’16 Receives First Japanese Language Prize

Justin Ehringhaus ’16 (pictured here with his parents) received the first Japanese Language Prize at the 19th Annual Honors Day Celebration on May 6.

Consul General of Japan in Boston Visits Japanese Program

The new Consul General of Japan in Boston, Mr. Tsutomu Himeno (second from right), visited the Bowdoin Japanese Program and met with faculty on May 4.

Two Bowdoin Students Excel in Japanese Language Contest

Yu Zhao ’15 and Katherine Carter ’16 recently won first and second place in the Consulate General of Japan in Boston Japanese Language Contest.

College Houses Become Cultural Sites For a Week

For the college’s inaugural Language and Culture Week, each of the eight College Houses adopted a language and threw a series of events in honor of some of the cultures that speak that language.

Interning at Maine’s Iconic Store — In Japan

Greg Stasiw ’15 has a paid internship this summer with L.L.Bean, working for its inventory team. This seems a normal enough job for a college student in Maine — until you learn that he’s based in Tokyo.

Bowdoin Students of Japanese Win Top Honors

Bowdoin Japanese language students Justin Ehringhaus ’16, Alexandra Mathieu ’15 and Tianchen Zhou ’14 all placed in a recent Japanese language contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.

Japanese Dept. Offers Sushi Lesson, Dinner to Students

Over 70 students gathered at Howell House last weekend for Bowdoin’s first-ever Sushi Party, an event sponsored by the Japanese department. Students were treated to tea and miso soup, followed by fresh sushi created by chef Shuji Oki.

Bowdoin Starts New Japanese Program at Local School

The children, about 10 in all, are part of a new Japanese language program at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School in Brunswick. The weekly class is taught by two Bowdoin students, Ehringhaus and Rob Hughes ’14, who are both Asian studies majors and advanced Japanese language speakers.