The following activities are organized for the first year to raise the younger generation's interests in Japan and enhance their further understanding of Japan (Planned schedule is shown in parenthesis):
1. R -MC Faculty Travel to Japan (Summer 2012, 2 weeks)
This is a professional development opportunity for R-MC faculty members; the goals are to increase course offerings in Japanese Language and Culture and to establish student travel courses to Japan in Year 2 of this project.
2. Workshop and Website for Virginia Teachers（Spring 2012, 2 days）
A seminar workshop on Japanese history, geography, and culture for Virginia elementary, middle, and high school teachers who intend to teach courses that include significant content on Japan. A website will be launched for public relations.
3. Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation "Scholarship" （Summer 2012）
Provides financial support for students who demonstrate a high ability in Japanese Language to enroll in an accredited summer language immersion program in the U.S. or in Japan.
4. Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Japanese Scholar-in-Residence（Spring 2012）
R-MC will increase offerings in Japanese Studies (such as Japanese literature and films) with a new course in Spring 2012 by hiring a Japanese studies scholar; in future years the Scholar-in-Residence will teach Japanese language courses.
5. Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Memorial Collection of Japanese Literature and Film
R-MC will expand the Japanese Literature and Film collection at their library through the acquisition of additional fiction and modern work.
6. Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation Lecture (Spring 2012)
R-MC will hold a lecture on Japanese literature or culture for people in the local community around the college.
Programs conducted for years to come will be updated occasionally.
Fiscal year 2012 (Year 2): September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
Fiscal year 2013 (Year 3): September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Fiscal year 2014 (Year 4): September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015
Fiscal year 2015 (Year 5): September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
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