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Growing Up Navajo

Blogs / November 30, 2021
Dr. Harold Begay, Navajo Nation Superintendent (Select) of Schools, Department of Diné Education, shares reflections on his life.
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Stanford e-Japan Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022

News / November 24, 2021
Interested students must apply by December 31, 2021.
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Teaching Diverse Perspectives on the Vietnam War

Blogs / November 16, 2021
On Veterans Day 2021, SPICE Director Gary Mukai reflects on some lesser-known stories of Vietnam War veterans.
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A Gateway to Collaboration: SPICE/Stanford and CASEER/University of Tokyo

Blogs / November 9, 2021
The SPICE/Stanford–CASEER/UTokyo Lecture Series provides a platform to share current educational research and practice.
Professor Tomás Jiménez

Virtual Workshop for Community College Instructors Will Explore Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion

News / November 2, 2021
SPICE and Stanford Global Studies will offer a free virtual workshop with Professor Tomás Jiménez on November 9, 4:00–6:00PM.
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Mariko Yang-Yoshihara Empowers Girls in Japan with STEAM Education

Blogs / October 26, 2021
SPICE’s Yang-Yoshihara aims to level the playing field and raise self-efficacy for all genders.
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Reconnecting Under the Trees: An RSP Alumni Lunch Gathering at Stanford

Blogs / October 19, 2021
Alumni of the Reischauer Scholars Program recently met at Stanford University over Japanese bentos and sushi.
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Opening Ceremony Held for Stanford e-Kawasaki

Blogs / October 12, 2021
Kawasaki Mayor Norihiko Fukuda makes welcoming comments.
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Opening Ceremony Held for Stanford e-Kobe

Blogs / October 6, 2021
SPICE launches Stanford e-Kobe, its newest regional course in Japan.
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2021–22 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

News / October 5, 2021
A new professional development opportunity is available to high school teachers on Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and the island of Hawaii. Apply by October 15.
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Promoting Intercultural Understanding in Schools: The 2021 Virtual SPICE Summer Institutes

Blogs / September 28, 2021
Teachers from across North America convene online for the 2021 SPICE summer institutes.
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Winners Announced for the Spring 2021 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / September 22, 2021
Congratulations to our newest student honorees.
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Stanford Alumni Cultivate Future Social Entrepreneurs in China

Blogs / September 14, 2021
SPICE seeks to expand its offerings to students and teachers in China.
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Spring 2022 Applications Now Open: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

News / September 7, 2021
Students with a strong interest in East Asia or international relations are especially encouraged to apply.
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SPICE Honors Top Students from 2020–2021 Regional Programs in Japan

News / August 31, 2021
Congratulations to the eight student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
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Fostering the Entrepreneurs and Innovators of Tomorrow

News / August 24, 2021
On August 11, 2021, SPICE honored the top students in the 2020 Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan Program in a virtual ceremony.
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Japan Day: Recognizing Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

News / August 17, 2021
Congratulations to the 2020 Stanford e-Japan and 2021 RSP honorees.
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DEI-related Project Update, Summer and Fall 2021

News / August 10, 2021
Read about SPICE's recent and current DEI-related efforts.
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Finding My Place in the RSP & the U.S.–Japan Relationship

Blogs / August 3, 2021
The following reflection is a guest post written by Kristine Pashin, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program, which will begin accepting student applications on September 6, 2021.
SPICE Instructor Kasumi Yamashita speaks with Native and Indigenous educators

Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora

Blogs / July 27, 2021
This article recaps a June 18, 2021 webinar that featured three Native and Indigenous scholars and includes recommendations for using the webinar recording in classrooms.
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 5)

Blogs / July 20, 2021
Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"
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Professor Emeritus Albert Dien Delivers Final Lecture

Blogs / July 13, 2021
On June 29, 2021, Stanford Professor Emeritus Albert Dien, East Asian Languages and Culture, delivered his last lecture.
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High School Students in China and the United States Collaborate

Blogs / July 9, 2021
Students in SPICE’s China Scholars and Stanford e-China Programs meet in virtual classrooms.
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Highlights from the 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program

Blogs / June 29, 2021
Twenty-three students completed SPICE’s 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program.
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Reimagining Public Health

Blogs / June 22, 2021
Guest author Maiya Evans reflects on her EPIC project, which challenges students to reimagine public health.

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