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Japanese Studies: we have a problem—in theory

There are plenty of stereotypes about graduate students, but one of the most persistent images is that of the intellectual snob. Using obscure words in everyday conversations, sprinkling buzzwords into explanations in class, and name-dropping the scholars or theorists they’ve … Continue reading

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IUC Series: 10-month program (Part 1)

We’ve already covered a variety of topics about the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language studies, including introductory information, apartments vs. monthly mansions, IUC-sponsored housing (Star Heights and Toriumi Haimu), and the summer program, but most students are interested in hearing … Continue reading

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IUC Series: The IUC Summer Program

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies has two programs, the intensive summer program and the intensive 10-month program (I use this word for both because there’s really no denying that the 10-month program is just as serious business as … Continue reading

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