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

 

Study Abroad: Food Media, Communication & Trends (Italy)

Study AbroadStudy abroad summer 2019: Food Media, Communication and Trends Course, Rome, Italy, May 20-June 22, 2019.

Students have the possibility to earn three credits for this course from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There are no prerequisites. The course is offered within the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2019 program which assists students in understanding the role of food in human cultures as well as the range of choices and values implicit in the foods eaten in Italy and elsewhere.  Students can also select from the other courses provided in the program: Critical Studies on Food; Food, Nutrition, and Culture in Italy; Food Waste in Italy;  Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian) (all 3 credits).  Some scholarships are available.

Gustolab International also offers courses in Vietnam (June 30-July 27) and Japan (May 26-June 23).

Japan Studies Institute Faculty Fellowship (USA)

“Fellowships“Japan Studies Institute, San Diego State University, CA, June 3-16, 2019. Deadline: February 28, 2019.

The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) offers faculty members without prior experience in Japanese studies to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japan, both past and present. JSI encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses. The Institute involves intensive seminars, lectures, readings, films, and cultural activities related to Japanese history, culture, literature, government, business, language and education. Previous programs have included topics as diverse as wartime and occupation Japan, social relations and the changing role of women in Japan, Japanese foreign policy and regional relations, classical music, ikebana, calligraphy, survival Japanese, Japanese film in the classroom, and philosophical and religious traditions in Japan. The formal program is complemented by a number of off-campus and evening activities. Institute faculty will include scholars, representatives from the local Japanese community, artists, journalists, and government officials.  Most of the costs of the JSI are covered by a grant from the Japan Studies Institute endowment.

Tsuda U Job Ad: Intercultural Communication (Japan)

Job adsLecturer/Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication, Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: June 11, 2018.

The Department of English at Tsuda University, the oldest women’s college located in Tokyo, Japan is looking for applicants for a full-time (tenured) position in Intercultural Communication. A successful candidate should be able to teach the following subjects, among others, in his/her areas of expertise: Case Studies in Intercultural Communication, Cross-cultural Training, Gender and Communication, Ethnography of Communication. The successful candidate is also expected to teach such classes as Academic Writing II, Public Speaking, and Debate as well to fulfill the Department’s practical English language training needs.

EPRIE 2017: Migration, Integration & Belonging (South Korea & Japan)

Applications are being accepted for participation in EPRIE 2017: ‘Migration, integration, and belonging’, to be held from June 21 to July 3 in East Asia (South Korea and Japan).

As an intercultural exchange program, EPRIE (Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe) aims to contribute through enhanced dialog to improving cooperation among neighboring countries in East Asia and Europe, and to support the process of integration in each region. By strengthening transnational relations, EPRIE shall actively contribute toward promoting international understanding.

Participants will compare historical developments before and after the Second World War, examine the political and social dimensions of mutual relations, and analyze relevant regional cooperation and challenges. Each topic will be dealt with various perspectives and will be presented with the assistance of specialists from the field of politics, economics, academia and media.

In addition, key competencies in intercultural cooperation will be mediated. Through intensive collaborations at the seminar, a network will be created that shall seek to serve long-term cooperation.

Organizer is the Korea Verband e.V., a politically independent association based in Berlin.

Eligibility

Target groups are young people aged between 25 and 35 years from Europe (mainly France, Germany, Poland) and East Asia (mainly China, Japan, Korea). Program participants will include young professionals, and postgraduate students in Master and Research degrees from the field of Area Studies as well as from the disciplines of History, Social and Communication Sciences, among others.

Application deadline will be on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Gustolab Study Abroad: Food Systems (Vietnam, Italy or Japan)

Gustolab International has announced an expansion of their popular Critical Studies on Food summer program. Beginning summer 2017, there will be three complementary programs in Vietnam, Italy, and Japan.

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN VIETNAM
DURATION: 4-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: May 21 – June 18, 2017

COURSES OFFERED
* Food Systems in Vietnam (3 credits)
* Vietnam, Conflict, Contradiction and Change (3 credits)
* Vietnamese Language for Food and Business (up to 3 credits)

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ITALY
DURATION: 5-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: May 22, 2017 – June 24, 2017
WHERE: ROME, ITALY

COURSES OFFERED
* Critical Studies on Food Culture (3 credits)
* Food Media, Communication and Trends (3 credits)
* Food, Nutrition and Culture in Italy (3 credits)
* Food Waste in Italy (3 credits) NEW!
* Italian Language for Food and Business (Italian Lexicon for Food Studies) (3 credits)
* Elementary Italian Language (3 credits)
* Intensive Elementary Italian Language (6 credits, minimum of 8 participants)

CRITICAL STUDIES ON FOOD SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY IN JAPAN
SUMMER 2017
DURATION: 4-week Full Immersion Program
WHEN: July 2 – July 30, 2017
WHERE: Osaka, Japan

COURSES OFFERED
* Critical Studies on Japanese Food Culture (3 credits)
* Food Choice and Politics in Japan (3 credits)

Applications also open for Gustolab International programs in Italy (Rome, South and North Italy). Open enrollment programs are available to students from all universities.
Spring
Summer
Fall
Internship (several positions available!)

 

International Metropolis Conference 2016 (Japan)

On 7 November 2014, the Steering Committee of International Metropolis in Milan made the decision that the 21st International Metropolis Conference (IMC) be held in Aichi-Nagoya on October 24-28, 2016. On 7 September 2015,  Aichi-Nagoya was confirmed as the venue of the International Metropolis Conference after Mexico City.

In the meantime, migration and integration have become one of the most crucial issues in the international society as a result of refugee crisis in Europe and Middle East. Now we really need global discussions not only at the level  of  political summit, but on a broader basis including practitioners, policy makers and researchers. Furthermore, it is necessary to involve Asia when we discuss about such global agenda.

Therefore, it is of great  significance that  the International  Metropolis Conference takes  place for the first time in Asia. This is of great significance to the International Metropolis Project too, and we hope that our discussions in Aichi-Nagoya will enlighten and enliven the migration policy discussion in Asia and contribute to the global discussion.  We hope also to strengthen the Metropolis network throughout Asia and to motivate increased collaboration between migration scholars, policy makers and practitioners in the region and their counterparts in North America, Europe, and beyond.

Creating Trust through Wisdom on Migration and Integration 

Main Themes :
・Refugee protection: Our most pressing migration dilemma
・Managing global risk: migration in situations of crisis
・Creating Trust through Wisdom: Co-development and migration in East Asia
・Migration, trade, and diaspora: Engines for  economic integration
・Asia’s demographic precipice: Migration, technology, and greater workforce participation
・Inclusive development: a new perspective on immigrant integration
・When internal and international migration meet:best practices for cities
・Comprehensive migration policy-making for a   re-vitalized Japan

Workshop submission deadline
Proposals can be submitted starting February 15, 2016 through the website.
The deadline is midnight, July 30, 2016 (Japan time).

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CFP Roles of Communication on a Regional Conflict

Journal of Asian Pacific Journal (JAPC) Special Issue Call for Papers

The Roles of Communication on a Regional Conflict: Antipathy, Nationalism, and Conflicts in Territorial Disputes among China, Japan, and South Korea

Submissions are encouraged from scholars that use different theoretical and empirical approaches to the special issue of Journal of Asian Pacific Communication on the role of communication (e.g. legal, diplomatic, and public discourses) in territorial disputes among China, Japan, and South Korea. Territorial disputes between China and Japan over Diaoyu (Chinese) or Senkaku (Japanese) island and between Japan and South Korea over the Dokdo (Korea) or Takeshima (Japanese) island have escalated particularly in recent years and given rise to concerns about peace and security in the region. The special issue will examine the roles of communication and discourse on their political, cultural, historical, and economical aspects of the territorial disputes with a focus on the key internal and external factors shaping current and future relations. The articles will examine communication and discourse in institutional and political settings, i.e., in and around organizations, in the media, and on the internet. They will focus on how use of language and non-verbal symbolic systems in specific, esp. institutional, communicative contexts, including face-to-face diplomatic interactions/conversations, news release, and popular cultural texts such as films, music, animation, television drama, etc. impact the territorial disputes.

(1) News Coverage on the Disputes: Articles may examine how news media cover the disputes and the accompanying debates on international and domestic levels by conducting content (quantitative) or textural (qualitative) analysis of newspaper articles or broadcasting news contents in two territorial disputes among three nations (or comparative studies). They may also examine how media represent conflict and its potential impact on the audience.

(2) Public Opinion and Propaganda: Although territorial disputes are one of the most fraught issues among states, how public opinion and official and unofficial propaganda on territorial disputes varies within states and what explains the variation are often overlooked. Some articles may examine the dynamics of messages and see how public prioritizes and processes nationalistic, historical, and economic considerations over such disputes. They may hypothesize, for example, that younger generations are more likely to support some level of compromise while older generations would take a more a hawkish stance.

(3) Political and Diplomatic Communication: There are inevitable political aspects in disputed territories. The role of the U.S. can be an explosive force in these disputes. Although the U.S. may maintain the neutrality in the territorial disputes among three nations, the U.S. concerns that China’s muscle in the region could escalate the conflicts with neighboring Vietnam, Malaysia, and Philippine and Japan. The U.S. may support their territorial disputes in order to counter China’s regional hegemonic ambition. The papers may examine rhetorical aspects of political communication (emails, news releases, press conferences, legal action threats, languages of peace and conflicts) in these disputes.

(4) Role of Social Media and Bloggers: Angry and reasonable participants of social media have escalated various international conflicts including the territorial disputes. Papers may analyze social media, internet, and cyber warfare on the disputes among three nations and see how these disputes are mediated, produced, received, and reconstituted.

(5) Role of Popular Cultural Texts: These disputes have been constructed and deconstructed through comics, television dramas, films, dance, theaters, and music in three nations. They are also largely consumed and shared in internet. Papers may explore how these popular cultural texts can personalize and frame the disputes and make the readers to frame of references in their opinions on the topic. Or analyze the texts based on power, ideology, and discourses.

All manuscripts will be reviewed as a cohort for this special issue. Manuscripts must be submitted online. All submissions will go through a regular double-blind review process and follow the standard norms and processes. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016. Submissions should be emailed to Eungjun Min.