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    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 30 Nov 2021
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    Interning with the Japan-America Society of Washington DC is a good introduction to the world of non-profit organizations. During your internship you will have the opportunity to interact with both Americans and Japanese, and gain hands on experience through managing major and minor programs and events! An internship with JASWDC will help you develop skills that will assist in your future career, and will connect you with mentors in the US-Japan community to help guide you on your journey.

    Internships with the Society are available to a limited number of college students each term. Internships are unpaid positions. Depending on the university’s internship program, credit is sometimes offered. Interns must pledge to work a minimum of three full days a week for a period of no less than eight weeks.

    In all internship applications we look for:

    • Good oral and written communication skills and a motivated attitude
    • Academic concentration in Japanese and/or Asian Studies; Japanese Society and Culture; International Business and Finance; International Affairs; Management; or Business and Public Administration
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required; knowledge of specialized software programs such as CRM systems and Adobe Creative Cloud, etc. is desirable
    • Prior work or volunteer experience, including in managing student activities and events
    • Competent Japanese language skills are desirable but not essential


    • 9 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    Welcome to Author Talk, The Shikoku Pilgrimage - Japan's Sacred Trail, the next installation of our Beyond Tokyo series! As a part of this month's celebration of the Shikoku region, JASWDC is inviting John Lander, the author of The Shikoku Pilgrimage - Japan's Sacred Trail.

    The Shikoku Pilgrimage on the island of the same name is one of the few circular pilgrimages in the world. At 1,200 kilometers in length, the trail includes 88 temples and passes through diverse countryside such as idyllic bamboo groves, deserted beaches and ordinary Japanese neighborhoods. There is a long tradition of pilgrimage in Japan, dating back at least to the time of the renowned monk, poet and philosopher Kobo Daishi (775 - 825) who is particularly associated with this trail.

    The pilgrimage is undertaken for many reasons - to have a time of reflection away from everyday life, as a spiritual journey or as a healing period after a traumatic life experience. Along the way, pilgrims will encounter ordinary Japanese people and learn to understand the custom of o-settai, or charitable giving. 

    John Lander, long-time resident of Japan, author and photographer, has visited and recorded every temple through vibrant photographs, and has a carefully studied understanding of the origin of the trail and what the pilgrimage means to the thousands who undertake it every year. 

      Join this one-of-a-kind seminar to learn more about regional Japan!

      **About John  Lander**

      John Lander is a freelance photographer based near Kamakura, Japan. When he is not at home, he is often out and about on photographer assignments at local events, festivals, or indulging in his passion: Japanese gardens. Japan has been home for nearly 40 years. John's photography has been featured in GEO, TIME Magazine, National Geographic, Travel+Leisure, Rough Guides and many others. 

      Please visit John's Amazon Author page: www.bit.ly/johnlander


      This event is part of the Beyond Tokyo series, which is presented by Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom. 

      Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom Sponsors


      • 10 Dec 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • Online
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      Are you an intermediate to advanced Japanese language learner? Tired of studying by yourself or looking to broaden your spoken Japanese skills?

      JASWDC is hosting networking lunches in Japanese for members and non-members to participate from the comfort of their own homes! Each lunch will be hosted on Zoom Meetings and will focus on a discussion topic, giving participants the chance to practice Japanese with native and advanced speakers.

      Lunches will be held on a bi-weekly basis and are free for JASWDC members and non-members.

      Upon registration you will be sent an email including the Zoom meeting link.

      • 10 Dec 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Online
      • 13
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      Join us for Yakibuta Tamago Meshi! Yakibuta tamago meshi is a unique dish created in Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku. A simple dish of chashu pork, fried egg, and rice initially created as a quick and delicious meal for restaurant employees, it quickly became popular with restaurant patrons as well and eventually reached national fame by winning Japan's B-kyu Grand Prix in 2017. The prep video for this class will teach you how to make your own chashu pork, which can also be used for other dishes, like ramen!

      Check the ingredients list before registering.  Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. We will send the recipe card a week before the class.

      Ingredients (serves 2)

      • 4 eggs
      • 1 small green onion
      • 2 tsp vegetable or sesame oil
      • 3 tbsp soy sauce
      • 3 tbsp mirin
      • 2 tsp sugar
      • rice
      • salt and pepper

      • yakibuta or chashu (homemade, or from an Asian grocery store)
      • 2 pound pork butt
      • 1 tbsp oil
      • 2 scallions
      • 1 1/4 inch cube ginger, sliced or crushed
      • 150 ml sake
      • 300 ml soy sauce
      • 80g sugar
      • 4 cups water
      • butcher's twine

      This cooking class is part of our Beyond Tokyo series. Beyond Tokyo is brought to you by The Japan-America Society of Washington DC for Sakura Matsuri 2021 - Year in Bloom. To learn more visit www.sakuramatsuri.org.  

              

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