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Japanese Program at LaGuardia Community College

About the Japaense Program

The Liberal Arts Japanese Option (AA degree) offers an opportunity to learn the Japanese language and other related subjects such as Japanese Literature, Asian Art, East Asian History, Religions and Social Psychology in Asia and to acquire an associate's degree in Japanese. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate (4-year) programs in East Asian Studies and/or Japan Studies. Upon graduation, the LA SSH Japanese Option at LaGuardia Community College can transfer to the East Asian Studies Major (Japanese Track) at Queens College and continue to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Japanese. Some of our graduates apply for transfer to prestigious colleges and universities in East Asian Studies including Columbia University, NYU, and Temple University Japan Campus. The goal of the Japanese Option is to develop students' interests and prior knowledge in Japan for professional careers. We will deal with Japanese language/culture as a serious academic subject (beyond casual interest in Japanese pop culture and anime). Those who are interested in the Japanese Option should try reading some of the following reference books to identify if this program fits your interests and plan for future careers. For more information, download the program flyers below:

Japanese Language Courses

LaGuardia offers a large number of Japaense language and literature courses. For more information about the Japaense language courses, please visit http://t-nagano.com/projects/MLFlyers/.

Past Japan-related events at LaGuardia

The Japanese Program hosts various co-curricular events and activities. Below is the list of co-curricular events that the program hosted in the past years.
Semester Date Event Title Flyer
Spring 2010 May 5, 2010 The Panel Presentation on Peace and Justice (Guest Speakers: Ms. Yuko Nakamura and Mr. Yoshio Tamura, A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima) / 広島被爆者による証言と討論会 (ゲスト: 中村雄子氏と田村良夫氏) Flyer
Spring 2011 March 17, 23, 24, and April 7, 2011 The Donation Days for The Great Tohoku Earthquake Media | Media
Spring 2012 April 24, 2012 Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Centennial Tree Dedication Ceremony (日米桜寄贈100周年 桜樹林式) Flyer | Media | Media | Media | Media
Spring 2012 May 23, 2012 Visit by Mr. Sukeshiro Terata, Member of the House of Councillors (寺田典城参議院議員の訪問) website
Spring 2012 April 24, 2012 Workshop by Mr. Shu Kubo, Kirie (paper-cut) Artist (久保修切り絵ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2012 October - December, 2012 Japan Club Hurricane Sandy Cleanup Volunteer (ハリケーンサンディー復興ボランティア) Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media
Spring 2013 May 20-30, 2013 CUNY Kakehashi Project (CUNYカケハシ) Website | Media | Media
Fall 2013 September 25, 2013 Madam Akie Abe's visit (安倍昭恵夫人訪問) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website | Media | Media | Media | Media | Media
Fall 2013 September 30, 2013 Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo Performance (桂三輝落語公演) Flyer | Media | Media | Media | Media
Fall 2013 October 30, 2013 Workshop by Mr. Shuhei Hasado, Japanese Plasterer (挟土秀平 左官ワークショップ) Flyer | Media | Media | Media
Fall 2013 November 1, 2013 A Talk by Dr. Akiko Yamanaka, Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (山本あき子元外務省政務官の講演) Flyer
Spring 2014 March 6, 2014 Workshop by Mr. Hiroki Ohara, Headmaster of Ohara Ikebana School (小原流家元 小原宏貴 生け花ワークショップ) Flyer | Media
Spring 2014 March 8-10, 2014 CUNY Kakehashi: Visit by Chuo University students (CUNYカケハシ: 中央大学訪問) Flyer | Media
Spring 2014 May 22, 2014 Commendation from the Consulate General of Japan in NY (在外公館長表彰) Announcement | Media | Media | Media
Spring 2014 July 24, 2014 Visit by Mr. Toshiaki Endo and the four Members of Parliament of Japan (遠藤利明衆議院議員、教育再生実行本部議員団訪問) Media
Fall 2014 September 24, 2014 Visit by Mr. Atsushi Hamana, President of Kansai University of International Studies, to discuss e-Portfolio (濱名篤関西国際大学学長他のe-Portfolio視察訪問) Press Release | Media
Fall 2014 October 15, 2014 Book donation by Madam Akie Abe (昭恵文庫の図書寄贈) Press Release | Media | Media
Fall 2014 November 7, 2014 CUNY Kakehashi: Visit by Hosei University students (CUNYカケハシ: 法政大学訪問) Flyer | Media
Spring 2015 February 10, 2015 Biwa (Japanese lute) Performance by Ms. Akiko Sakurai (薩摩琵琶演奏家櫻井亜木子ラガーディア公演) Flyer
Spring 2015 April 29, 2015 70Th Anniversary Of The Atomic Bomb: Linking Past And Present Beyond Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushim (被団協 中村雄子氏, 福島富子氏, 谷口稜曄氏, 坪野吉孝ハーバード大客員研究員による討論会、講演) Flyer | Media
Fall 2015 October 14, 2015 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2015 October 20, 2015 Mr. Kenji Furutate's Taiko (Japanese drumming) Performance (和太鼓奏者/パーカッショニスト 古立ケンジ太鼓演奏会) Flyer
Fall 2015 November 4, 2015 A visit by Dr. Jill Biden, Wife of Vice President, to LaGuardia CC (Japan Club) (ジルバイデン副大統領夫人のラガーディア訪問 (日本クラブ)) Media | Media
Fall 2015 November 19-20, 2015 Saga/Tokushima Kakehashi (佐賀大学、徳島大学カケハシ) Agenda | Media | Media
Spring 2016 March 19th, 2016 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko (カーネギーホール Neighborhood Concertシリーズ 僧太鼓公演) Website
Spring 2016 March 22-23, 2016 Etegami Workshop and NYC Sightseeing with Jobu University students (上武大学との絵手紙ワークショップと市内観光) Agenda and Sightseeing plan | Media | Media
Spring 2016 April 12, 2016 Workshop on Japanese Festival Dance and Drums with Tamagawa University students (玉川大学学生との太鼓ワークショップ) Flyer and Flyer 2
Spring 2016 June 22 to July 1, 2016 Dean Howard Wach's participation in the Summer Tour of Japan for U.S. Higher Education Professionals (ハワードワック学部長の日米高等教育機関交流日本滞在ツアーの参加) Website
Fall 2016 October 3, 2016 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2016 October 7th, 2016 Rokyoku Workshop by Ms. Keiko Haruno (浪曲師 春野恵子による浪曲ワークショップ) Flyer | Media
Spring 2017 March 25th, 2017 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Soh Daiko (カーネギーホール Neighborhood Concertシリーズ 僧太鼓公演) Website
Spring 2017 March 30th, 2017 A conversation with Mr. Toshiki Fujimori, A-Bomb survivor in Hiroshima (日本原水爆被害者団体協議会 広島被爆者 藤森俊希)
Spring 2017 April 27, 2017 Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Benefit Concert: Dancing for Japan 2017 (東北地方太平洋沖地震チャリティー Dancing for Japan (折原美樹、他)) Flyer | Media
Fall 2017 October 18, 2017 AISIN-LaGuardia Exchange 2017 (アイシン-ラガーディア交流事業 2017) Flyer | Media | Media
Fall 2017 Oct 13, Nov 10, and Dec 1, 2017 LaGuardia Japanese Option Meet & Greet Fall 2017 (ラガーディア日本語専攻交流会) Flyer
Fall 2017 November 10, 2017 WAKO Kokusai Kakehashi (和光国際高校カケハシ) Flyer | Media
Spring 2018 March 14, 2018 Yanagiya Tozaburo III Rakugo Performance (柳家東三楼落語公演会) Flyer | Agenda
Spring 2018 March 20, 2018 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Spring 2018 Mar 23 and April 13, 2018 LaGuardia Japanese Option Meet & Greet Fall 2017 (ラガーディア日本語専攻交流会) Flyer
Spring 2018 June 20, 2018 Solo-performance Himiko By Junichi Nakashima (中島淳一氏 一人演劇 「卑弥呼」公演) Flyer
Fall 2018 Oct 11, 2018 Karate Demonstration by Yoshiaki Ishizuka (石塚義昭氏による空手デモンストレーション) Flyer
Fall 2018 Oct 11, 2018 Peace and Justice Talk by an A-bomb survivors Seiichi Kido and Jiro Hamasumi (日本被団協 木戸季市氏、濱住治郎氏による講演) Flyer
Fall 2018 Oct 31, 2018 Japan Club Halloween Costume Contest 2018 (日本クラブ ハロウィーンコンテスト) Flyer
Fall 2018 January 16, 2019 Japan Clubs' New Year Celebration 2019 (日本クラブ お正月イベント) Flyer
Spring 2019 March 20, 2019 Visit by students from University of Tsukuba High School (筑波大学附属駒場高等学校の学生訪問) Flyer
Spring 2019 April 28, 2019 Free Admission to Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Festival) @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden (ブルックリン植物園 桜祭り) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 2, 2019 Peace and Justice Talk by an A-bomb survivors Seiichi Kido and Jiro Hamasumi (日本被団協 木戸季市氏、濱住治郎氏による講演) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 3, 2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Tale of Genji Exhibition (メトロポリタン美術館: 源氏物語展示訪問) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 3, 2019 International Student Seminar for Japaense F-1/J-1 students (日本人留学生のためのセミナー) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 8, 2019 Garyu Taiko (Japanese Drum) Performance (「我龍」による太鼓公演) Flyer
Spring 2019 May 10, 2019 Learning about Japan through Manga and Video Games with Benjamin Boas (Benjamin Boas氏による「日本のことはマンガとゲームで学びました」の講演) Flyer
Spring 2019 July 8, 2019 International Exchange with Students of International Christian University (ICU) in Japan (国際基督教大学学生との交流会) Flyer | Program
Fall 2019 September 12, 2019 Temple University Japan Campus Transfer Workshop (テンプル大学日本キャンパス転学ワークショップ) Flyer
Fall 2019 October 4, 2019 Bentenya Chindon Perfomance (弁天屋 チンドン屋ワークショップ) Flyer | Media
Fall 2019 January 15, 2020 Japan Clubs' New Year Celebration 2020 (日本クラブ お正月イベント) Flyer

Other media coverage about the Japanese Program at LaGuardia

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