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Type of Program Grant Program


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Randolph-Macon College (Virginia, USA)
Program Term December 1, 2011 to August 31, 2016

Fiscal year 2011 (The first year)

Grant Term

December 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012

Amount of Grant

100,000 US dollars
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
Please visit here for press release.(PDF:118KB)

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