Our Lakeland Lecture Series for Fall 2017 continues on Wednesday, October 18th, at 7:00 pm with “Politics, Memory and Public Opinion: Coming to Terms with Japan’s Wartime Past” presented by Prof. Sven Saaler. It will be on the 1st floor student lounge at our LUJ main building, and everyone is invited to join! In the 1980s and 1990s, Japanese cabinets went to great lengths to achieve reconciliation with its former wartime enemies and to “come to terms” with the nation’s wartime past. In recent years, however, priorities have shifted once again. This talk will address the debates about the historical memory of the Asia-Pacific War (1931-45) by looking at changes in government declarations as well as popular attitudes towards war responsibility and interpretations of the past in the last three decades. Sven Saaler is Professor of Modern Japanese History at Sophia University. After earning a Ph.D. in Japanese Studies and history from Bonn University, he was Lecturer at Marburg University, Head of the Humanities Section of the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) and Associate Professor at The University of Tokyo (2004-2008). Among several other publications, he is co-author/co-editor of Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History (Routledge, 2007), The Power of Memory in Modern Japan (Global Oriental, 2008), and the Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese History (2017). His research was published in English, German and Japanese and has been translated into Korean, Chinese, French and Turkish.
With Halloween coming around, LUJ Library Presents: Horror Reading Contest. Prizes will be given for the best entry in the following categories: Best Book Review, Best EAP review, Best Film Review. To enter, simply check out any book or film from the horror display library on the 4 Floor, write a one paragraph summary and a one paragraph reflection. Winners will be announced on Arts Day. Submit your entries by 20 October 2017."
Are you looking for some new opportunities? Lakeland University Japan and E -Love Sports are offering part-time work for our student's. E-Love Sports offer's student's to teach elementary kids sports in English! It's a great way to get physically involved, and also teaching experience for our bright future! If you are interested, please contact Mr. Kota Yaguchi, the Director of E-Love Sports through email, which can be found on the flyer's posted all over the LUJ campus. Here is a link to their website, so let's get physical! https://www.e-lovesports.com/
One Asia; Joint Concert, Japan Premiere 2017 Information The Shinjuku Convention and Visitors Bureau has cordially invited Lakeland University Japan to the [One Asia; Joint Concert, Japan Premiere 2017] in October. 33 artists from 14 different countries will perform with traditional instruments in the “Biodiverse City of Shinjuku.” Everyone is invited, so please come and join us. 1. One Asia; Joint Concert, Japan Premiere 2017 2. Friday, October 13th 3. Concert Hall Open: 18:00 Concert Begins: 19:00 (Approx. Run Time: 1.5 hours) 4. Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Address: 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan) 5. Completely Free of Charge 6. One Asia Classic Orchestra (33 members from 14 different countries*) *Japan, Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan. Sign up at the 1st Floor Student Lounge Notice Board before Friday, September 22nd to finalize your tickets. The Shinjuku Convention and Visitors Bureau has generously invited LUJ, so please understand that these tickets are reserved in advance, and cannot be cancelled on the last minute.
LUJ has partnered with Monkey Gym to offer students the opportunity to workout, exercise and promote healthy lifestyles. Most gym memberships in the area cost between $80 - $120 per month, but Monkey Gym is willing to provide discounted memberships ($60 a month) for LUJ students. The gym is open 24-hours, 7 days a week, and is perfectly located just 8-minutes from the campus. You would have access to treadmills, stationary bikes, free-weights, machines, a studio, and a variety of free classes including yoga and other activities. Showers and lockers are also available. We only have around 8 limited spots left! If you can't pay the full amount upfront, don't worry, we can work out a month by month payment option. Come to the 7th floor to sign up or for additional information. https://monkeygym.jp/eng.php