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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.

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...

Lessons learned from children's literature

March 2015

In collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Stanford University, SPICE hosted a professional development seminar for elementary school teachers that focused on strategies...

Building bridges with Kazakhstan

December 2014

At the request of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, the SPICE staff was invited on December 5, 2014 to give an overview of its work to a group of 20 educators from Kazakhstan. The educators are...

Students honored at the 2014 Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. secondary school teachers

August 2014

On July 30, 2014, three anxious but very poised high school students from the Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP), took the stage to present their final papers to an audience of 25 American and...

A major boost for Korean studies outreach education

August 2012

Stanford’s Korean Studies Program (KSP) has recently been awarded with a major gift from Hana Financial Group and a grant from the Korea Foundation, which will provide a major boost to Stanford’s...


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
Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan