Japanese Program News and Events





If you would like to see the tentative schedule of Japanese courses for next semester, please click the following link:

2012 Fall Tentative Japanese Course Schedule

Please join us for this special event.

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Japan Today: After the Earthquake

Documentary film showing and koto music performance

February 27th, Monday, 2012
Marshall University Student Center basement, BE5
4:00-5:00pm: Documentary film showing "Wave: Restart from the rubble" 「Wave:ガレキの中からの再出航」
5:15-6:30pm: Announcement & Koto music performance by Yumi Kurosawa
黒澤有美 http://www.yumikuro.com/

One year after the Tohoku Kanto Earthquake (March 11, 2011), people in Japan are making every effort to revitalize the disaster area. In this event, a documentary "Wave: Restart from the rubble" will be shown to learn about new strategies of fishermen in Iwate prefecture. We will welcome a special guest, Yumi Kurosawa, a Japanese koto player from NY and enjoy some Japanese traditional music.
This event is dedicated to everyone who supported Japan since last year. In addition, we would like to invite anyone who would like to learn about Japan today. This event is organized by the WV Department of Education, the Japanese Program in the Department of Modern Languages in the College of Liberal Arts, Japan Outreach Coordinator, and Japan Club at Marshall University, and supported by Consulate General of Japan in NY, Japan Foundation in NY, and the Toyota Foundation of WV.
If you have any questions, please contact:
JOI Coordinator Azusa Hanah Yamada 304-696-7257, yamadaa@marshall.edu
Nacky Anderson (andersonn@marshall.edu) in Dept of Modern Languages at Marshall University.

Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested in this event.
I hope many of you can join us!


Kyara-ben Workshop (Cute Character Obento lunch box making)

We enjoyed getting together and making unique obento (lunch box) with different themes. See the pictures of our students' obento! You can click each one to see the larger version.

The Japanese Program in the Department of Modern Languages is going to hire another assistant professor of Japanese!

Search No:: 12679Title:

Assistant Professor - Japanese

Modern Languages/COLA.

Tenure track position.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Ph.D. in Japanese or related field required. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in teaching Japanese language and literature at the undergraduate level. Native or near native fluency in Japanese and English is required. Candidates interested in study abroad, curriculum development and teaching Japanese as second language preferred.

Teaching requirements include four courses per semester in beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in language, culture and literature. Duties also include advising Japanese majors and organizing cultural events on campus. Candidates will be expected to participate in the university core curriculum, especially in the teaching of the First Year Seminar and Critical Thinking courses.

Application Procedure:
Submit letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, official transcripts from all programs and three letters of reference to: Dr. Natsuki Anderson, Department of Modern Languages, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755 or email: language@marshall.edu.

Application Deadline:
Position is open until filled.

Background Check Required:




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