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