Archive for November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28, 2013 – 

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving embodies our gratitude to you for your support.

Thanks to your donations, 71 undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the United States are studying and getting incredible experiences in Japan this fall. Since 1999, you have … » READ MORE

Thank you American Express

November 26, 2013 – 

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Thank you very much American Express for hosting an excellent global leadership seminar for Bridging Scholars! On November 20, 2013, American Express treated Bridging Scholars to an engaging seminar, panel discussion, and delicious food at its Tokyo office. At the … » READ MORE

Emoticon can express cultural difference…? (顔文字にも文化が表れる・・・?)

November 13, 2013 – 

Have you ever seen this kind of emoticons? (^_^) or (;_;) These are Japanese style emoticons that can be understood without tilting your head to the left. Why are Japanese emoticons different from American emoticons like :) and :( ?… » READ MORE

Kannazuki (神無月, also Kaminazuki or Kaminashizuki)

November 6, 2013 – 


It is already November and getting cold, how is everything going with you? In Japanese old style calendar, November is actually October called Kannazuki. There are some theories as to the etymology of Kannnazuki, but today we will introduce the … » READ MORE