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 (FSI) at Stanford University. The Spring 2018 session was supported by the Capital Group and the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project, Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, FSI. Offered for the first time in 2015, Stanford e-Japan presents a creative and innovative approach to teaching Japanese high school students about U.S. society and culture and U.S.–Japan relations, and most importantly, the course introduces both U.S. and Japanese perspectives on many historical and contemporary issues. The Spring 2018 cohort was the sixth group of students to complete Stanford e-Japan.
In August 2019, three of the top students of the Spring 2018 Stanford e-Japan session will be honored at an event at Stanford University. The three Stanford e-Japan Day honorees—Naoya Chonan (Waseda University Senior High School), Miki Fujito (Senri International School of Kwansei Gakuin), and Luana Ichinose (Shibuya Senior High School)—will be recognized for their coursework and exceptional research essays that focused respectively on “Two Possible Ways to Adopt a Flipped Learning Method into Japanese High School Classrooms,” “Differing Views on the A-bomb in Japan and the U.S.,” and “A Comparative Analysis of the Right to Resist in Japan and the U.S.”
Anna Oura (Tokyo Gakugei University International Secondary School) received Honorable Mention for her research paper on “A Comparative Study on Japanese and U.S. History Textbooks.”
Applications for the Spring 2019 session of Stanford e-Japan will be accepted online from January 10 to February 24, 2019.