Case Studies Japan (Travel Grants to Japan)

Study AbroadCase Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip.

Eligibility: U.S. universities, colleges, or institutions with 501(c)3 status. A “Project Director,” who is a faculty member and Japan specialist from the applying institution, should have a PhD or terminal degree in their field and teach Japan-related courses, and must accompany the group on the trip. The group must include at least 5 faculty members and/or students not including the project director. More than half of the participants must not be specialized in Japanese Studies. Participants should primarily be from the applying institution, but those invited from relevant nearby institutions may also be considered.

Research Center for Japanese Studies: Visiting Researchers

Fellowships
Visiting Research Scholars, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan, for 2022-23. Deadline: October 31, 2020.

The International Research Center for Japanese Studies seeks to promote comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studies worldwide. In order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the Center regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars. The Center invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research while in residence. Visiting Research Scholars are expected to engage in collaborative activity with the Center’s permanent faculty by, for example, participating in at least one of the team research projects.

Comparison of cultural values between Japan and the US (Webinar)

EventsComparison of cultural values between Japan and the US to understand the implications for building relationships and doing business, Offered by Tri-State SIETAR (NY-NJ-CT), Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT, Online Event.

The webinar will be a comparison of cultural value differences and similarities with Japan and the United States to understand the implications for building relationships and doing business. Leaders will focus on: consideration of others, tradition, work, home life and society. The comparison will be from the point of view of Tamami, a Japanese native who studied in the United States for over two years, from Rob, an American who worked in Japan for three years, and Miriam, an American who has never visited Japan but has been acquainted with many Japanese natives throughout her life.

Follow the link at the top of the page for details about the presenters.

Tsuda U: Communication Studies (Japan)

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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Communication Studies (with tenure) at Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: March 17, 2020.

The Department of English at Tsuda University is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor in Communication Studies (with tenure), starting on April 1, 2021. Thew new faculty member will teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including but not limited to communication theory and research, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, and rhetorical criticism. The successful candidate is also expected to teach English language courses such as Academic Writing, Public Speaking, and Debate.

The language of instruction will primarily be English. However, the successful candidate should also have sufficient Japanese proficiency to handle daily academic and administrative work.

 

UNU Tokyo Head Communications (Japan)

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Head of Communications, Office of Communications, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: January 31, 2020.

UNU is searching for a Head of Communications at its Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan to lead the OC team and channel the communications resources of UNU’s broader global network towards the achievement of one overarching goal: to shape, package, and deliver UNU’s products and expertise to maximise impact, effect positive change, and drive further demand for UNU’s work.

The OC, supported by stakeholders from across the UNU system, is also currently leading a project to collaboratively redevelop UNU’s brand and online presence. Underpinned by a recent rebranding exercise, the UNU Web Platform Development Project aims to combine all UNU institutes’ primary websites (30+) together onto the same platform, redevelop shared databases, and create a cohesive UNU web experience through similar design and user experience. The Head of Communications is responsible for guiding this large project to a successful conclusion.

 

Temple U: Dean, Japan Campus (Japan)

“JobDean, Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: February 13, 2020.

As the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan, Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) seeks a dean who will enhance the university’s ability to create a unique intellectual environment that transcends borders.  Launched as a branch campus of Temple University in 1982, TUJ is a gateway and global presence for the university, running its own degree and research programs and supporting Main Campus research, collaborations and connections throughout Japan and beyond. Serving nearly 4,000 students including an undergraduate population that now exceeds 1,300 students from approximately 60 countries, the diverse student body helps make TUJ a rich, dynamic and stimulating campus. In addition to its core undergraduate program, TUJ offers graduate programs in law, business, and education; an English-language preparation program; continuing education courses; and corporate education classes. TUJ recently moved into a new six-story building on the campus of Showa Women’s University in Setagaya, Tokyo. This building, specifically designed for TUJ, provides more than 93,000 square feet and is already enhancing campus offerings and shaping student life.

Atsushi Katayama Profile

Profiles

Atsushi Katayama is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at Tokyo Keizai University in Japan.

Atsushi Katayama

He earned his MA in Media Studies from New York University. He has been working in the advertising industry as a creative director and copywriter for about thirty years. Throughout his experience in both  the professional and academic fields, he has been fascinated by the concept of “narrative” and the ways in which it works as a communication system in advertising.


Work for CID:

Atsushi Katayama translated KC35: Media Ecology into Japanese. He has also reviewed translations into Japanese.

US-Japan Leadership Program 2020/21 (US/Japan)

FellowshipsCall for applications: US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP), participants expected to be in Seattle, WA July 11-18, 2020 and Japan, July 25-Aug 1, 2021. Deadline: December 9, 2019.

USJLP is the flagship program of the United States-Japan Foundation. USJLP is now accepting applications to the Seattle 2020 and Japan 2021 conferences through Monday, December 9, 2019. The upcoming Seattle 2020 is set to take place from Saturday, July 11 – Saturday, July 18, 2020. Delegates who start the Program in 2020 will return for their second year at the 2021 conference, currently scheduled to be held in Japan from Sunday, July 25 – Sunday, August 1, 2021.

The US-Japan Leadership Program (USJLP) launched in 2000 with the purpose of developing a network of communication, friendship and understanding among the next generation of leaders in each country.  With the goal of bridging the gap between East and West, the Program fosters a continuing dialogue among future leaders in a broad variety of professions. It starts this process by bringing some young leaders together from each country for two intensive weeklong conferences over two years, with discussions revolving around historical and current issues in bilateral relations, as well as issues reaching beyond our two countries. Through serious conversation as well as recreation and shared cultural activities it seeks to nurture lifelong friendships. The Program is designed to keep the leaders in touch with each other throughout their careers through a dedicated website and member directory, frequent reunions and newsletters, and online social networks.

All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-42 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in Seattle), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

USJLP seeks to create a network of talented and diverse young American and Japanese leaders brought together to foster dialogue, friendship and understanding between the two countries. All members hold US or Japanese citizenship, enter the Program between the ages of 28-42 and have demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. Membership requires a commitment to participate in two consecutive summer conferences as a Delegate (one in Japan, and one in Seattle), and the intent to remain active in the Program as a Fellow (alumnus).

Ramen Shop

Intercultural Pedagogy
Ramen Shop could not be more appropriate as a tool for starting discussions about intercultural dialogue.

The protagonist, the son of a Singaporean mother and Japanese father,  searches for family history and recipes simultaneously. By the end, he combines his father’s ramen noodles with his mother’s bak kut teh, or pork rib soup.

United Nations U: Communications Specialist (Japan)

“JobPrincipal Communications Specialist, Office of Communications, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: July 22, 2019.

Working under the supervision of the Head of Communications, and in close cooperation with other Office of Communications staff, the Principal Communications Specialist will:

  • co-create and support the implementation of UNU’s Global Communications Strategy

  • act as senior editor, writer, and content manager for UNU’s most-visited web properties — the flagship website and the primary research blog, Our World

  • write and edit op-eds, blogs, press releases, annual reports, newsletters, speeches, and other thought-leadership materials to promote the work of UNU

  • oversee and advise on the quality and tone of public facing content

  • source, produce, edit, and curate photography for UNU websites, print projects, events, and high-level UN Secretariat visits

  • collaborate with global development experts to transform complex academic outputs into compelling narratives, presentations, and communications products

  • curate content and develop messaging for UNU’s monthly e-newsletter INSIGHTs

  • coordinate/moderate content elements of UNU’s web/rebranding process and act as focal point/liaison between UNU communicators and content strategy vendor(s)

  • develop and lead trainings for UNU staff and students on topics including science writing and website content development

  • conduct other duties as assigned