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Mar 2
Mar 2

Shigaraki & Iga Ninja Village (IJLE Study Tour)

The Spring Semester has started so we are back with our weekly Japanese Culture Practicum! For our first trip in Spring, we started with Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture, famous for its ceramics and stoneware. After painting our own rice bowls, we moved to one of our favorite destinations – Iga Ninja Village in Mie Prefecture. […]

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Feb 1
Feb 1

Sakura, Sakura…

Good News for Students arriving in March! Even though we’re still suffering the Winter cold, the Cherry Blossom (Sakura) season is just around the corner! According to the latest forecast by Japan Meteorological Corporation (click here for details [in Japanese]), cherry blossoms in Nagoya will start blooming on March 27 and will reach full bloom […]

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Jan 1
Jan 1

Past JSC 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 the Spring and Fall semesters in 2016. Please click here and scroll down to 3) Japanese Studies Courses to download course descriptions. Please note that the descriptions are for reference only […]

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Jan 1
Jan 1

Important Information for Students arriving at NUFS in March 2017

(Please note that the information below does NOT apply to students planning to commence their study abroad program at NUFS starting Fall Semester 2017 onward) CJPN & JLJSP The CJPN and JLJSP programs will be discontinued as of Fall Semester 2017 and replaced with a largely revised Japanese Language and Culture Program. However, CJPN and […]

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Jan 1
Jan 1

Application Packages available for download!

Dear Students! The Application Packages for all three programs are now available for download! Please click on the links below for details and package for the program of your choice and the application process details. 1. Application Process Step by Step 2. Japanese Language and Culture Program (former CJPN and JLJSP, Main Program) 3. Non-degree […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

More information on Student Housing Facilities!

In order to make selecting your student accommodation facility during your stay at NUFS easier, we’ve uploaded more detailed information on each facility. Please scroll down to the bottom of the Housing Page or use the link below to download our new Student Housing Information brochure! Student Housing Information brochure

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Dec 1
Dec 1

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Dear Prospective Students! We are currently working on a new curriculum for our Student Exchange Program that will launch in Fall 2017. The updated information and required documents will be available to download in mid-January 2017. In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding the application process, feel free to contact us at na-info_gg@nufs.ac.jp. […]

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Dec 3
Dec 3

Kyoto and Nara (JLI Overnight Study Tour)

When it comes to beauty of traditional Japan, nothing beats the Kansai region. On our last Japanese Culture Practicum in the Fall semester (and, indeed, 2016!) we visited the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara. In Kyoto we strolled around Fushimi Inari Shrine famous for its endless corridors of red torii gates and got a […]

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Dec 4
Dec 4

Tea Ceremony (JLI Experience)

After getting some background knowledge on history of tea ceremony in Japan last week, we participated in a tea ceremony experience held especially for us. Not only did we get a change to learn about the etiquette and how tea is prepared and served, but were also able to prepare our own ‘cuppa.’ Seeing how […]

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Nov 3
Nov 3

Tea Ceremony (JLI Guest Lecture)

Tea was introduced to Japan from China together with Buddhist teachings. Tea ceremony started as a pastime of the warrior class, who enjoyed manifesting their high social status through karamono – items and customs important from China. It then evolved into more sublimed culture through tea ceremony masters such as Sen-no Rikyu, who believed it […]

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