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President Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum with Gary Mukai

SPICE and the East-West Center: A 34-Year History

Blogs / June 21, 2022
SPICE will host a 2022 teacher summer institute at the East-West Center, continuing its longstanding relationship with the Center.
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Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–22 Regional Programs in Japan

News / June 14, 2022
Congratulations to the ten student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
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Gary Mukai and Norman Mineta at Convención Panamericana Nikkei (COPANI) XX, San Francisco, September 20, 2019

Secretary Norman Mineta and His Contributions to SPICE

Blogs / June 7, 2022
The late Secretary Mineta was unwavering in his commitment to SPICE’s efforts to educate students about civil liberties and equality.
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headshots of eight high school students for WDIMTBA 8

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 8)

Blogs / May 10, 2022
Reflections of eight students on the website “What Does It Mean to Be an American?”
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President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton from What Does It Mean to Be an American?

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Interviewed by Education About Asia

News / April 19, 2022
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 Prize for his authorship of What Does It Mean to Be an American?
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Rylan Sekiguchi at Hiroshima University High School with Kenzi Watanabe, Principal, and Akiyoshi Kai, Head of R&D Department and member of the Mathematics Department

Stanford e-Hiroshima: Empowering Youth in Hiroshima

Blogs / February 16, 2022
Ryuji and Nanako Yamada share reflections on their lives in Hiroshima and their American mentors.
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 7)

Blogs / February 8, 2022
Reflections of eight students on the website “What Does It Mean to Be an American?”
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group photo including Rylan Sekiguchi at the beach in Hawaii

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Selected as a Cohort Fellow for the Movers and Shakas Program

Blogs / February 1, 2022
Movers and Shakas is an initiative to attract remote workers, especially returning kamaʻāina, to create a more innovative, resilient, and sustainable Hawaiʻi.
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 6)

Blogs / December 14, 2021
Reflections of eight students on the website “What Does It Mean to Be an American?”
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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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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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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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George Mukai in Munsan, a town south of the Imjin River near Panmunjom, during the Korean War, 1951

SPICE’s Educational Offerings on Korea

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

Blogs / May 18, 2021
Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"
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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.
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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.
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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 Prize for his authorship of What Does It Mean to Be an American?
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 3)

Blogs / March 16, 2021
Reflections of nine students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"
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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.
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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?
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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 on Saturday, February 20, at 10am PST.
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Headshot of Risa Ishii and Takaho Iwasaki

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

Blogs / 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.
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 2)

Blogs / January 19, 2021
Since the unprecedented events on January 6, 2021, I have had the chance to communicate with many young students.
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students

Blogs / December 8, 2020
Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"
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Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

Announcing the Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

News / October 2, 2020
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), with generous support from the Freeman Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of a new teacher professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers in Hawaii.
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