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Academic activities include:
- Support for the Japanese language program at NCSU, the largest
such program in the Southeast; salaries for teaching assistants,
office resources, scholarships for students, and professional travel
- Scholarships for North Carolina students to study in Japan: direct
scholarships, travel grants for interns, assistance for attendees of
the annual "Japan-American Student Conference," and access to
Japanese funds through exchange programs that the NC Japan Center
develops and coordinates. The primary beneficiaries are NCSU
students (since 1996 we helped over 100 of them study in Japan), but
recipients have come from UNC-Wilmington, ECU, UNC-Chapel Hill,
UNC-Greensboro, Campbell University, Duke University, and Wake
- Scholarships for Japanese students to study at NCSU. This
primarily takes the form of tuition scholarships to attend the
Summer Institute in English Language.
- Pre-college teacher training workshops which introduce North
Carolina teachers to themes and resources for teaching about East
Asia in general and Japan in particular.
- Development of educational resources include the videotape
programs Living in 21st Century Japan and Japan-North
- Circulating print, electronic media, and artifact materials for
instructional use in K-12 schools, including our Japan in a
- Presentations at school visits and hosting visits by Japanese
- Promoting awareness of Japan-related issues, and study and work
related opportunities among students and faculty at North Carolina
colleges and universities.
- Working through seven regional chapters based at other North
Carolina colleges and universities to provide local sources of
information about Japan.
- Facilitating internationalization through its collaborations with
partner institutions in Japan, such as Nagoya University, and by
hosting conferences such as the Academic Consortium 21 Forum, held
on campus in July 2008.
NC Japan Center ·
705 Barbour Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 ·