2014-2015 Events

Fall 2014

September 20 Fall Feast @ Currier Gilbert Common Room

Many JS members enjoyed a homemade Japanese-style curry dinner

October 31 Boston Career Forum (BCF) Information Session @ OCS (1-2 pm)

JS collaborated with the Office of Career Services (OCS) to give a presentation informing the Harvard community about what BCF is and tips on the process. BCF is the largest Japanese-English bilingual career fair in the world. The presentation ended with a Q&A with a panel of students who have had internships in Japan, a student who successfully attained an internship through BCF, and an OCS representative.

November 7 AAA Feast @ Quincy Dining Hall 

November 8 BCF Mixer

November 12 TCS Mochi Workshop @ Grays Common Room (7-9 pm)

Harvard-Yale Mixer

 

Spring 2015

February 21 Cultural Rhythms Food Festival

Guest speaker

March 11 3/11 and Haiku

Film Screening

Visitas Activities Fair

Visitas Info Session

Visitas Pan-Asian BBQ

2013-2014 Events

Fall 2013

September 6 Activities Fair @ SOCH (4-7pm)

September 8 Introductory meeting @ Sever 111 (2-3pm)

November 5 Yakisoba Study Break

JS held a Yakisoba (Japanese stir fried noodles) study break. We had a great turnout, and hopefully everyone was able to eat good yakisoba. Make sure to come to our study breaks early because we tend to run out of food!

November 9 Boston Career Forum mixer

The Boston Career Forum (BCF), an annual event held for bilingual students looking for job and internship opportunities in Japan, took place this year from Nov. 8th to Nov. 10th. The Harvard Japan Society hosted a mixer for those students who attended BCF. We had many of our own members, as well as students from Cornell, Princeton, Tufts, McGill, Keio, and many other schools. This was the first year we held an event in conjunction with BCF, but we hope to make it a tradition for the future.

 

Spring 2014

February 22 Cultural Rhythms Food Festival @ Science Center Lobby

After the annual Cultural Rhythms show in Sanders Theater hosted by the Harvard Foundation, JS took part in the Food Festival, serving vegetable yakisoba from Wagamama’s. Guest artist LL Cool J tried some of our yakisoba and said it was “delicious”!

March 11 3/11 Awareness + Haiku Competition @ various dining halls (brain break)

We had over 50 haiku submissions

May 2 Guest speaker – Joi Ito @ CGIS South Tsai Auditorium (6-8 pm)

JS invited MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito to give a talk about his life and the lessons he learned about education, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The hall was packed with students and professors from the local community.

Sushi Workshop @ Adams Upper Common Room

2011-2012 Events

Fall 2011

November 3 JS Movie Screening @ Sever Hall 102 (7:30 pm)

To kick off the 2011-12 academic year, JS is offering free green tea/azuki ice cream, all the Pocky and Koala no March you would ever want, and other goodies at a movie screening of Lost in Translation.

Spring 2012

February 27 Collaboration with the Taiwanese Cultural Society

JS collaborated with the Taiwan Culture Society (TCS) to hold a mochi-making workshop! We had a great turnout, and everyone had a lot of fun.

April 4 Remember Rethink, Rebuild,

Japan Society held a speaker event as part of an intercollegiate lecture tour (parterning with Middlebury College, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and Brown University).  We invited Keiko Kiyama (the Secretary General of JEN) and Nozomi Kanda (the director of Power of Japan).  We had a really great turnout, and the people were really inspired. Special thanks to the Reischauer Institute and the Weatherhead Center Program on US-Japan Relations!

April 24 Sushi Workshop

Japan Society held our annual sushi-making workshop!! We served a variety of fish, including maguro (tuna), hamachi, salmon, scallops, crab, and ikura (salmon roe).  We had an amazing turn-out and we ran out of fish before the end of the event! We’ll make sure to get even more fish next year, so come out and join us!

April 24 Haiku Competition

Japan Society announced the winners for our second annual haiku competition.  We had both an English and a Japanese category, and each of the winners received Berryline gift certificates.  Please see the Haiku Competition tab of our website to read the haikus of the winners!

Boston Career Forum Event

The Boston Career Forum (BCF), an annual event held for bilingual students looking for job and internship opportunities in Japan, took place this year from Nov. 8th to Nov. 10th. The Harvard Japan Society hosted a mixer for those students who attended BCF. We had many of our own members, as well as students from Cornell, Princeton, Tufts, McGill, Keio, and many other schools. This was the first year we held an event in conjunction with BCF, but we hope to make it a tradition for the future.

Keep checking for more exciting events like this next semester!

JS Board

3/11 Haiku Event

The Harvard Japan Society Presents….
Remembering 3.11 Through Haiku
The Harvard Japan Society will be at brain breaks in Quincy, Eliot, Currier and Annenberg tonight (3/11/2014) to promote awareness of the 3.11 tragedy on its third anniversary.
We will have snacks like thesehttp://cdn10.mixrmedia.com/wp-uploads/rekuru/blog/2010/11/snacks.jpg
as well as writing utensils and paper for those who want to write a haiku about 3.11.  You can also submit a haiku via email to japansociety@gmail.com with the subject line “haikucompetition.”
 
Please join us anytime from 9 to 11pm!

Spring 2012 Recap

Hey JS!!

First off, because we haven’t been updating our website very much, I’d first like to give some updates about what we accomplished during our spring semester.

1. Collaboration with the Taiwanese Cultural Society

On February 27, the JS collaborated with the TCS to hold a mochi-making workshop! We had a great turnout, and everyone had a lot of fun.

2. Remember Rethink, Rebuild,

On Wednesday, April 4, the Japan Society held a speaker event as part of an intercollegiate lecture tour (parterning with Middlebury College, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and Brown University).  We invited Keiko Kiyama (the Secretary General of JEN) and Nozomi Kanda (the director of Power of Japan).  We had a really great turnout, and the people were really inspired. Special thanks to the Reischauer Institute and the Weatherhead Center Program on US-Japan Relations!

3. Sushi Workshop

On Tuesday, April 24th, Japan Society held our annual sushi-making workshop!! We served a variety of fish, including maguro (tuna), hamachi, salmon, scallops, crab, and ikura (salmon roe).  We had an amazing turn-out and we ran out of fish before the end of the event! We’ll make sure to get even more fish next year, so come out and join us!

4. Haiku Competition

On Tuesday, April 24th, Japan Society announced the winners for our second annual haiku competition.  We had both an English and a Japanese category, and each of the winners received Berryline gift certificates.  Please see the Haiku Competition tab of our website to read the haikus of the winners!