JCMU instructor Sam Sorenson takes a scenic walk with current fall students to show you a colorful glimpse into Shiga’s history and culture.
2016 fall student Lindsay Pringle discusses her thoughts on the various cultural activities at JCMU, including ikebana, tea ceremonies, and more.
From Thanksgiving dinners to maple tree festivals, discover what fall 2016 JCMU students did in November to immerse themselves in the local Japanese community.
2016 fall student Lindsay Pringle spoke with us about her experiences traveling around Japan and living in Hikone.
2016 fall student Lindsay Pringle spoke with us about her motivation for going to Japan, including why JCMU was a good fit for her.
Following our success at JAFAX this summer, JCMU attended Youmacon, Michigan’s largest anime convention, to discuss our programs with attendees!
David Wybenga discusses the gekika movement in manga, which saw the creation of many comics that were much darker in tone than their predecessors.
Ayumi Nagatomi, one of JCMU’s Japanese language instructors in Hikone, discusses quick tips on the “do”s and “don’t”s of composing messages in Japanese.
Explore the scenery of the Omi Konan Alps in Japan with Samuel Sorenson – complete with lots of pictures!
We asked Maaliek Harris-Carter about his experiences on the 2015 Summer Intensive Language program, who provides us with a personal account of life at JCMU.