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Vegan and SDGs: Is it time to go vegan? (IE Program Lecture Series)

In this talk, given by the talented and versatile Nadia McKechnie, we will look at what it means to be vegan, how popular veganism is becoming, and the reasons driving the global vegan trend, particularly among millennials.  How a shift … Continue reading

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Paying it forward in Nepal (IE Program Lecture Series)

Wishing to give back to his country, Nepal, Sharad Rai founded YouMe School in his remote village in Nepal in 2011. The organization he founded built a second school in 2017. Currently, there are more than 500 students studying in … Continue reading

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Talk on Japanese American History and Identity (IE Program Lecture Series)

Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks’ lecture incorporates a diasporic multicultural Japanese American history and experience through the lens of his wife’s pioneer family (she is a Sansei; third generation Japanese American), his family (an interracial “War Bride” family) and his intersectional … Continue reading

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United Nations University Events

Just across the street from Aoyama Gakuin University is another university that serves as a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organization, the United Nations University. This unique university is meant to serve as a bridge between the international academic … Continue reading

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Short-term paid internship available

EnglishCentral, a Global IT company for English language education, is offering a short-term paid internship program in the Summer of 2022. The web services provided by EnglishCentral are being used in the English Department’s Integrated English Program and in classes … Continue reading

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Teacher Education Event on Accessibility and Lifelong Language Learning (online)

Four speakers, 2 from JALT’s Lifelong Language Learning Special Interest Group and 2 from JALT’s Accessibility in Language Learning Special Interest Group, will speak about how to accommodate neurodiverse students through technology and other means, issues related to retirement planning, … Continue reading

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A Talk Event on Modern Slavery

An organization working to stop human trafficking and modern slavery, Not For Sale Japan, will be holding an online event (in English) in the evening of January 19, 2022 (Wed.) on the theme “Modern Slavery: Measuring a Hidden Problem.” Full … Continue reading

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Lecture & Concert by Bluesman Steve Gardner

Born in Mississippi in 1956, Steve Gardner is an accomplished blues musician and photographer, having studied photojournalism at the University of Southern Mississippi and blues from the “School of Hard Knocks.” After working as a photojournalist in the States, he … Continue reading

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Job Hunting / Career preparation events  (Online via Zoom)

On November 9th and December 1st there will be some online talks given by career support staff from MyNavi that are intended to help 2nd year students prepare for job hunting. The content of the lecture will be the same … Continue reading

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Talk and performance by Gohei Nishikawa

This will be a talk and performance by a distinguished world-class pianist who has performed in such venues as New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as–more recently–at the closing ceremony of the Paralympics in Tokyo. Originally from … Continue reading

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