News & Upcoming Events
Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival)
May 6th, 2018 (Sunday) at the Wang Center
Troubled Bodies: How to Read Japanese Myths by Prof. David B. Lurie, Columbia University (Nov. 6, 2017)
Commendation from the Consulate General of Japan
The Japan Center received “Commendation” from the Consul General of Japan New York in 2016. At the conferment ceremony, Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi presents Commendation to recognize the Japan Center’s seminal contributions to promote awareness of Japan, Japanese culture and their relevance to the US in Long Island and greater New York metropolitan area. The Japan Center was established in 2003, and has been organizing annual essay competition, annual cherry blossom festival, weekend pre-college Japanese program and lecture series for over 13 years at Stony Brook University. In addition, the Japan Center has greatly contributed to the campus-wide relief effort for the victims of 2011 earthquake and Tsunami. The Japan Center’s leadership in working with prominent leaders in education, industry, and foreign affairs to serve for the local community through rich outreach programs creatively using the university resources is recognized by this prestigious commendation.
Dr. Satoshi Ozaki, a world-renowned physicist, passed away on July 22, 2017, at the age of 88. He was a Senior Scientist Emeritus at Brookhaven Lab and a key driver of international collaborations in high-energy and nuclear physics. He served as a JCSB Board Member since 2003. He participated in all and each Shinnenkai (New Year's Gala) organized by the Japan Center and proposed a toast each year to wish everyone's health and happiness in the community. Our thoughts are with him and his family.
For more details about Dr. Ozaki, see: https://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=112384
Kudos for our Students:
Congratulations, Joyce Lee, Karla Mae Bohaty, Sayaka Uoyama, Paul Bennett, Nancy Hong, Emily Kostich, Brandon Moore, Ken Yu, and Karen Matsumoto for graduating with the Minor in Japanese Studies in 2017!
Congratulations, Chris Saunders '17, for being selected for an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) for the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) program!
Past Events in This Year
May 7, 2017 (Sun)
Photo credit: Frank Fumelli
JCSB Annual Meeting & JCSB Essay Competition Award Ceremony & Reception
April 22, 2017 (Sat)
Shinnenkai at Benten ( Photos)
Jan. 14, 2017