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George Mukai in Munsan, a town south of the Imjin River near Panmunjom, during the Korean War, 1951

SPICE’s Educational Offerings on Korea

Blog / June 15, 2021
SPICE offers a series of Korea-focused lesson plans, an online course for U.S. high school students, and teacher professional development opportunities.
Flyer for the SPICE webinar "Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora"

Webinar to Explore Native and Indigenous Studies in the Classroom

News / June 8, 2021
Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu educators will join together on June 18 to examine the state of Indigenous studies.
Zoom screenshots of EPIC fellows

2021 Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum Symposium

Blog / June 1, 2021
On Saturday, May 22, 2021, SPICE’s Jonas Edman moderated two panels during the 2021 EPIC Fellowship Program Symposium for community college educators.
Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan student Naho Abe in Mexico City

Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan: Fostering Innovative Ways to Address Social Issues

Blog / May 25, 2021
The following reflection is a guest post written by Naho Abe, an alumna of Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan.
eight students headshot

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 4)

Blog / May 18, 2021
Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"
Cherry blossoms in bloom in Karuizawa, Japan

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2020–21 Regional Programs in Japan

News / May 11, 2021
Congratulations to the eight student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
Santiago Calderon at Harvard University for debate tournament

How SPICE’s China Scholars Program Accelerated My Love for International Relations

Blog / May 4, 2021
The following reflection is a guest post written by Santiago Calderon, an alumnus of the China Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 course.
Stanford University Hoover Tower

China Scholars Program Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

News / May 3, 2021
Applications are open for the Fall 2021 session of the China Scholars Program, an intensive, college-level online course on contemporary China for U.S. high school students. Apply by June 15, 2021.
Brandon Cho at Todaiji Temple, Nara

A Journey Through Time: The RSP as a Gateway from the Past to My Future

Blog / April 27, 2021
The following reflection is a guest post written by Brandon Cho, an alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program. The Instructor of the RSP is Naomi Funahashi.
Sakura (cherry blossoms) in Kobe City

Winners Announced for the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / April 20, 2021
In Summer 2021, top students of the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan courses will be honored through an event at Stanford University.
Honorees of SPICE’s regional programs in Japan

Ceremony Honors Top Students from SPICE’s Regional Programs in Japan

News / April 14, 2021
On March 29, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor the 2020 Regional Programs in Japan honorees.
Japan Day honorees

SPICE Recognizes Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

News / April 13, 2021
On March 26, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor SPICE’s Spring and Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan honorees and 2020 Reischauer Scholars Program honorees.
Kristi Roundtree, University of Washington, announces Buchanan Prize recipient, Rylan Sekiguchi; images courtesy Association for Asian Studies

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Receives the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize

News / April 6, 2021
On March 24, 2021 during the annual Association for Asian Studies conference, SPICE’s Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design Rylan Sekiguchi formally accepted the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan...
George Takei, Hosato Enterprises, Inc., Los Angeles

Live Long and Prosper… and Stand Back

Blog / March 22, 2021
In his March 15, 2021 lecture for SPICE’s Reischauer Scholars Program, actor George Takei—who played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek—added “and Stand Back” to the iconic Star...
nine students headshot

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 3)

Blog / March 16, 2021
Reflections of nine students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"
Stanford Professor Kären Wigen gives a virtual seminar for Stanford SEAS Hawaii

Teachers in Hawaii Connect with Stanford Scholars

News / March 9, 2021
Twenty-four high school educators comprise the inaugural cohort of Stanford/Freeman SEAS Hawaii Fellows.
Victoria Tsai in Kyoto

Stanford e-Kawasaki Guest Speaker: Victoria Tsai, Founder and CEO, Tatcha

Blog / March 2, 2021
The two key themes of Stanford e-Kawasaki are entrepreneurship and diversity, and Stanford e-Kawasaki Instructor Maiko Tamagawa Bacha invites guest speakers with these themes in mind.
rylan sekiguchi

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Is the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize Recipient

News / February 17, 2021
Rylan Sekiguchi was announced this week as the recipient of the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for his authorship of What Does It Mean to Be an American?
Secretary Norman Mineta and Rylan Sekiguch

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Webinar for Educators, February 20, 2021, 10am PST

News / February 17, 2021
The Mineta Legacy Project and SPICE are providing an educational opportunity for people across the country to learn about the Japanese American experience during World War II by presenting a webinar...
Headshot of Risa Ishii and Takaho Iwasaki

Journey into the World of Entrepreneurship: Stanford e-Hiroshima Guest Speakers, Risa Ishii and Takaho Iwasaki

Blog / February 9, 2021
Stanford e-Hiroshima is an online course for high school students in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, that is sponsored by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.
Kimi Takagi with students

Kimi Takagi, A Trailblazer for Women’s Education in Modern Japan

Blog / February 2, 2021
“It is said,” a Japanese social theorist and educator, Yukichi Fukuzawa, wrote in his best-selling book An Encouragement of Learning (1872–76), “that heaven does not create one person above or below...
Sumire Hirotsuru performing in Tokyo; photo courtesy Sumire Hirotsuru

Giving Back to One’s Hometown: Stanford e-Oita Guest Speaker, Sumire Hirotsuru

Blog / January 26, 2021
Stanford e-Oita is an online course for high school students in Oita Prefecture in the southwestern island of Kyushu, Japan, that is sponsored by the Oita Prefectural Government. Launched in fall...
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 2)

Blog / January 19, 2021
Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"
Tokyo’s Shin Okubo neighborhood, known for its Korea Town

Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan: A Webinar by Professor Kiyoteru Tsutsui

Blog / January 12, 2021
On December 10, 2020, 44 educators from across the United States joined a webinar titled “Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan.”

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