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AMY LI FOR THE HOYA Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS '86) called for a multinational effort to defend the current political atmosphere from challenges to its democratic values at an event in Gaston Hall Sept. 28.

Japanese Foreign Minister Urges International Support of Democratic Values

Democratic countries around the world must collaborate to contribute to protecting a liberal world order, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (SFS ’86) said at an event Sept. 28 in Gaston Hall. Before becoming foreign minister, Kono served in the Japanese House of Representatives, where he was a member of five[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Movie Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’

★★★★★ “Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film and second movie using stop-motion animation, is just as charming and visually stunning as the rest of his critically acclaimed body of work. The concept, characteristically quirky, spotlights a pack of sick dogs abandoned on Trash Island, located on the outskirts[Read More…]

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

Friendship in Bloom: The Symbolism of Cherry Blossoms

On March 27, 1912, two women stood in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., and planted the first two cherry blossom trees in the United States. These two women, former first lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda — wife of the Japanese ambassador — planted the first of[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
VIEWPOINT: Lessons from Zen

VIEWPOINT: Lessons from Zen

There’s a particularly memorable scene in Eugen Herrigel’s Zen in the Art of Archery (German 1948; English 1956). Herrigel had come to Japan in 1921 to learn more about the practice of Zen. Once there, he concluded his best route would involve training in a specific discipline.  A serious athlete,[Read More…]

by March 17, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

University Partners with Consortium for Comparative East Asian Studies

The university announced today that it will participate as a partner school in the Three-Campus Consortium for Comparative East Asian Studies program, a study abroad initiative in which students study at three universities in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong for a full-year or half-year time span. The program, which is[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Japan Weighs $5M Chair Endowment

The Japanese government is considering donating $5 million to the Walsh School of Foreign Service to fund an endowed chair in Japanese Studies, who will teach both undergraduate and graduate students. The donation, if approved by the Japanese government, will be part of Japan’s annual budget to be released in[Read More…]

by March 31, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Litke: Japanese Pitcher Has MLB Future

Behind a strong pitching performance from Kenta Maeda, the Japanese national baseball team shut out the MLB All Stars 2-0 Wednesday to kick off the 2014 Suzuki All-Star Series. The 2014 Suzuki All-Star Series marks the first time since 2006 that MLB players have played in Japan. It is the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
Goldman Sachs Chief Japan Equity Strategist Kathy Matsui gave a lecture on “Womenomics,” debunking a series of myths about women in the workplace in Japan and calling for equality.

Economist Talks Equity in Japan

Kathy Matsui, the chief Japan equity strategist at Goldman Sachs, discussed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy, “Abenomics,” in the Fisher Colloquium on Wednesday in an event presented by Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, the Asian Studies Program, the Georgetown Institution for Women, Peace and Security, and the McDonough School[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Tokyo’s Ambiguous Aesthetics

Tokyo’s Ambiguous Aesthetics

Beauty has been chronically difficult to define. Nebulous by nature, its form floats adrift like clouds across a capricious sky, lacking clear borders, resisting prediction. For three months now, I have lived in a climate of aesthetic standards that is far removed from the ambience and vistas to which I[Read More…]

by July 3, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Learning to Love the Cultural Void

Learning to Love the Cultural Void

What does it mean to integrate? In Japanese, I often encounter the word tokekomu — to melt into something, to become a part of it as it becomes you. The metaphor seems to imply a mutual concession, and yet as I grow in my knowledge of culture and custom, I[Read More…]

by June 19, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top