NUFS News

Read up on the latest news, events and excursions.


Back
P1080566__1495512462_202.24.81.218
May 1
May 1

Hokuriku (IJLE Overnight Study Tour)

For the first overnight trip in 2017, we visited the beautiful Hokuriku region. On the first day of the trip, we went to the magnificent Eiheiji temple in Fukui Prefecture. Located deep in the mountains, in the lush green surroundings of mid-May, the temple was definitely an unforgettable sight! The next stop in our itinerary […]

  Read more
2016_07_04_127__1469513184_202.24.83.202
May 3
May 3

Spring/Fall 2018 Dates!

Dear Students, the dates for Spring and Fall 2018 have been finalized. There still might be some slight changes but please refer to the dates below: Spring 2018 Arrival in Japan: March 19 or 20 Semester start (for new students): March 22 Semester start (for students continuing from Fall 2017): March 23 Semester end: July […]

  Read more
DSC_0388__1493095503_202.24.81.218
May 2
May 2

All Work and No Play

Dear Students, this is just to let you know we will be out of the office from May 3 through 7 due to the public holiday season (“Golden Week”) in Japan. This means it will take longer for us to reply to your emails. Sorry for the inconvenience! Office of International Studies and Exchange

  Read more
IMG_0297__1494376295_202.24.81.218
Apr 1
Apr 1

Hatcho Miso & Okazaki Castle (IJLE Study Tour)

Miso (fermented soybean) paste is indispensable to Japanese cuisine. However, miso in Aichi, with its deeper flavor, is a little different to that in other parts of the country. Often referred to as Hatcho Miso, after the Hatcho area in Okazaki city, the paste matures for approximately 2 years in large cedar wood vats before […]

  Read more
IMG_0891
Apr 1
Apr 1

Details on Japanese Language Courses added!

Dear Students, as you probably already know, starting Fall semester 2017, our Japanese language courses will be offered on different proficiency levels (absolute beginner to advanced) in three different intensiveness modes (intensive, semi-intensive, basic). Click here and scroll down to Japanese Language Courses for more detailed descriptions of our new Japanese course. OISE/IJLE Team

  Read more
maxresdefault
Apr 1
Apr 1

Arrival Information and Bedding Rental Sheet available for download!

To all Students arriving at NUFS in August 2017, Before you arrive, we need you to submit the Arrival Information and Bedding Rental Sheet by June 23. The form is now available for download here. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need any assistance! OISE Team

  Read more
IMG_0814
Apr 1
Apr 1

Spring 2017 Syllabi added

Dear Students, to give you a better idea of what you can study at NUFS, we have uploaded syllabi for JSC courses offered in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Please click here and scroll down to 3) Japanese Studies Courses to download course descriptions. Please note that the descriptions are for reference only as course […]

  Read more
IMG_0200__1492995812_202.24.81.218
Apr 3
Apr 3

Ikebana (Flower Arrangement) Lecture & Workshop

Admiration for beauty of flowers is universal across cultures and times. In Japan, arranging flowers started as a religious act whereby flowers were offered to the Buddha. With time, the tradition spread to the warrior class and then to the society at large, leading to the art of ikebana as we know it today. For […]

  Read more
IMG_2705
Apr 2
Apr 2

Nihon Showa Mura (IJLE Study Tour)

Ever wondered what life in Japan looked like in the past? Well… maybe not so distant past, but in the Showa period (1926 – 1989). To find out, we went to Nihon Showa Mura, a heritage park located in Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture. Naturally we learned a lot about Japan’s modern history but there were some […]

  Read more
IMG_0089__1491199631_202.24.81.218
Mar 1
Mar 1

Tokugawa Art Museum and Gardens (IJLE Study Tour)

The Tokugawa were the famous shogun dynasty that ruled Japan for over two hundred years in the Edo period (1603 – 1868). One of the branches of the dynasty, Owari Tokugawa, had their stronghold right here in Aichi Prefecture. Some of the treasures of Japan’s warrior past are exhibited at Tokugawa Art Museum, and this […]

  Read more