Fall 2013 Recap

Hi JS,

Hope everyone had a great fall semester! Here’s a recap of what we did:

1. New members!

The JS board expanded greatly and now has 14 board members. Please click here for more details!

2. Yakisoba Study Break

On November 5, 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!

3. 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.

We have lots of events planned for the spring semester including our annual SUSHI WORKSHOP, so please stay tuned.


JS Board


Preview Fall 2013

Welcome to a new exciting semester with Japan Society! We will be starting the semester off with a table at the activities fair (at the SOCH from 4-7 PM Friday September 6th) and an introductory meeting in Sever 111 on Saturday September 8th 2-3pm. Please check back to this website for more information about events we will put on throughout the year, or you can sign up to be on our emailing list by visiting https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/js-list.


JS Board

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!