Student Engagement

Students are actively engaged in introducing Japan's traditional and pop culture, art, food, and other interests to the rest of campus. Many events are sponsored by the Japanese Student Association (JSA) and are hosted by the Intercultural Center. The planning of events and activities is open to everyone, and could include a sushi-making workshop, tea ceremony demonstration, Ikebana, or a Japanese movie/game night. If you have a special interest in anime, the Anime Club has a large lending library of anime VHS tapes and DVDs.

Impromptu language exchange is also found on campus. Once a week, the Japanese Language Table meets for Japanese conversation and snacks. Moreover, students from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the International Business School often pair up with Japanese students at Brandeis to exchange Japanese and English language support.

Japanese Language Program Presentation 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013




Japanese Student Association's Harumatsuri (Spring Festival) 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013




Japanese Student Association's Harumatsuri (Spring Festival) 2009

Students in the Japanese Language Program participated in the JSA’s Harumatsuri (Spring Festival) that is held every year.  Section 1 students presented the Japanese folk tale "Kasajizo," and Section 2 students presented Haiku recitation.

Japanese Student Association's Culture X 2009: Rise Up

In spring 2009, Japanese language students in JSA participated in Culture X 2009: Rise Up and danced "Soran Bushi."

Japanese Student Association's Culture X 2008: Under Construction