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Integrating Global Issues into Community College Curricula

June 2018

During the 2017–18 academic year, SPICE’s Jonas Edman worked with six community college instructors from Las Positas College and Foothill College on their plans for integrating global issues into...

Connecting Stanford University and Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

March 2018

Since the mid-19th century, the United States has had strong—albeit sometimes tense—historic ties with Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1853, U.S. Commodore Matthew C.

Winners announced for the Fall 2017 Stanford e-Japan Award

March 2018

Stanford e-Japan is a distance-learning course sponsored by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at...

Institute highlights the teaching of Asia and the Asian-American experience

March 2018

 —SPICE: Offering teacher institutes since 1973— In 1973, the roots of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) were established with the creation of the Bay Area...

SPICE Director Gary Mukai awarded with the Order of the Rising Sun

February 2018

Last night, SPICE Director Gary Mukai was formally conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays, for his lifelong contributions to the promotion of friendship and mutual...

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush interviewed for the Mineta Legacy Project

January 2018

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is a person of many firsts.

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi selected for the 2017 TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program

December 2017

The U.S.-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) identifies, cultivates, and empowers a new generation of Japanese American leaders.

SPICE’s Naomi Funahashi receives 2017 Elgin Heinz Teacher Award

December 2017

Sponsored by the United States–Japan Foundation, the Elgin Heinz Teacher Award recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese.

SPICE Director Gary Mukai recognized by the Japanese government

November 2017

SPICE Director Gary Mukai has been named a recipient of the 2017 Autumn Conferment of Japanese Decorations. On November 3, the government of Japan announced that Dr.

Seeing the world beyond a grain of sand: SPICE's online course for Tottori Prefecture

October 2017

When I visited Tottori Prefecture for the first time last year, I learned that it was the last prefecture in Japan to open a Starbucks outlet and that it is well known for the Tottori Sand Dunes...

Japan Day 2017: Recognizing high school students in Japan and the United States

September 2017

We often speak about U.S.–Japan relations in grand terms that focus on links between our countries.

High school students in Tottori prefecture spreading their wings

December 2016

Tottori Prefecture—the least populous prefecture in Japan known for its seafood and stunning natural beauty, including its iconic sand dunes—is now collaborating with Stanford University.

Honoring high school students from both sides of the Pacific

September 2016

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored top students of the 2016 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) and Stanford e-Japan (Spring Session) at “Japan–U.S....

Bringing Korea into the classroom

August 2016

[View the story "A Study of Korea" on Storify]

Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

July 2016

All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week.The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S.

Engaging community college faculty

June 2016

For four decades since 1976, the SPICE staff has worked with many centers of Stanford Global Studies (SGS)—including the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Center for East...

President Obama visits Hiroshima: perspectives and classroom resources

May 2016

On May 27, 2016, President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

SPICE and Stanford Live: extending the Silk Road to Bay Area classrooms

March 2016

On February 12, 2016, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and Stanford Live (in collaboration with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia) co-hosted...

Five years later, remembering Tohoku

March 2016

My daughter, Emily, was teaching English at a middle school in Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture, on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program when the 2011 Tohoku earthquake struck on March 11,...

Honoring high school students from Japan

December 2015

When I first started the Stanford e-Japan program, I never expected to be up on that podium making a speech [at Stanford University]… Yet there I stood, a little more grown up than before.—Seiji...

Japan Day 2015: honoring Reischauer Scholars

August 2015

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored two of the top students of the 2015 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) at a Japan Day event at Stanford University...

SPICE director Gary Mukai receives Stanford alumni award

May 2015

In a ceremony held last night on Stanford campus, SPICE Director Gary Mukai received the 2015 Stanford Alumni Award in recognition of his leadership and service in the field of education.“This year...


Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design
Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
Selena Lai Curriculum Consultant
Greg Francis Curriculum Consultant
Tanya Lee Instructor, Stanford e-China and China Scholars Program
Stefanie Orrick Lamb Curriculum Consultant
Sabrina Ishimatsu Sales Manager, Event Coordinator, Distance Learning Instructor
Grace MyHyun Kim Curriculum Consultant