Cherry blossoms have taken over Japan! JCMU instructor Sam Sorenson explains the symbolism behind them, complete with his own cherry blossom pictures.
Read from one JCMU instructor about about Miné Okubo, who bravely illustrated and described her experiences during the Internment of Japanese-Americans
JCMU Resident Director Ben McCracken absolutely loves his life in Shiga – and he thinks that you will too!
JCMU English instructor David Wybenga discusses biographies in manga, many of which remain influential well beyond the world of graphic novels.
Rote memorization often gets a bad rap, but JCMU instructor Chris Garth explains how it can be quite useful when learning a foreign language.
JCMU instructor Sam Sorenson takes a scenic walk with current fall students to show you a colorful glimpse into Shiga’s history and culture.
David Wybenga discusses the gekika movement in manga, which saw the creation of many comics that were much darker in tone than their predecessors.
Explore the scenery of the Omi Konan Alps in Japan with Samuel Sorenson – complete with lots of pictures!
JCMU will be hosting the inaugural JCMU Symposium next year from June 3-4! To help…
Mandy Klein, a JCMU English Language instructor in Hikone, will be exploring the fantastical worlds …