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Victoria Tsai in Kyoto

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

Blogs / 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.
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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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The Silva Family’s Bracero Legacy and Stanford University: Abuelito and Abuelita’s Journey

Blogs / February 16, 2021
Isa Silva, grandson of a bracero from Jalisco, will enter Stanford next fall as a recruit for the Stanford Men’s Basketball team.
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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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Kimi Takagi, A Trailblazer for Women’s Education in Modern Japan

Blogs / 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 another.”
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Sumire Hirotsuru performing in Tokyo; photo courtesy Sumire Hirotsuru

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

Blogs / 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 2019, it is offered by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) in collaboration with the Oita Prefectural Board of Education.
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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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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

Blogs / 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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SPICE Launches Stanford e-China

Blogs / December 15, 2020
SPICE’s Stanford e-China program successfully completed its fall 2020 inaugural course, “Technologies Changing the World: Thinking into Action.”
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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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Ambassador John Roos and the Importance of Student-to-Student Exchange

Blogs / December 1, 2020
Just over ten years after becoming the first U.S. ambassador to Japan to participate in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in 2010, Ambassador John Roos spoke about his experiences with 26 high school students in Stanford e-Japan from throughout Japan.
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Koki Mashita at Webb School of California; photo courtesy Koki Mashita

The Reischauer Scholars Program: The Inspiration to Start an Investment Firm

Blogs / November 24, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Koki Mashita, an alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.
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Stanford e-Japan: A Turning Point in My Life

Blogs / November 17, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Hikaru Suzuki, a 2015 alumna and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program, which is currently accepting applications for Spring 2021.
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Valerie Wu at Stanford University, August 10, 2018

China Scholars Program Instructor Dr. Tanya Lee Interviewed by US-China Today

Blogs / November 10, 2020
Valerie Wu, a student at the University of Southern California and an alum of SPICE’s Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) and China Scholars Program (CSP), recently interviewed Dr. Tanya Lee, instructor of CSP, for US-China Today, a publication of USC U.S.-China Institute.
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Rose Adams with the International Affairs Division, Hiroshima Prefectural Government

Chasing Curiosity

Blogs / November 3, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Rose Adams, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program.
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Stanford e-Eiri students and Eiri staff

Empowering Girls to Think Globally

Blogs / October 27, 2020
In 1908, Kimi Takagi established Takagi Girls’ High School, now renamed Yokohama Eiri Girls’ High School.
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Collegiality and the 2020–21 EPIC Fellows

News / October 20, 2020
On August 13 and 14, 2020, Stanford Global Studies welcomed 12 new Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Fellowship Program community college instructors as members of its 2020–21 cohort.
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Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History

Blogs / October 13, 2020
On September 2, 2020, over 160 educators from across the United States joined a webinar titled “Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History.”
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Stanford e-Japan: A Gate for Learning about the United States and a Mirror for Reflection on Japan

Blogs / October 6, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Shintaro Aoi, an alumnus of the Stanford e-Japan Program.
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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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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Web-based Curriculum Toolkit

Blogs / September 29, 2020
“What Does It Mean to Be an American?” is a free educational web-based curriculum toolkit for high school and college students that examines what it means to be an American developed by the Mineta Legacy Project and Stanford’s SPICE program.
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SPICE’s Inaugural Online Course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Healing During a Pandemic

Blogs / September 21, 2020
SPICE concludes its first offering of Stanford e-Entrepreneurship, aimed at training young social entrepreneurs in Japan.
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My Experience with the Sejong Korea Scholars Program in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Blogs / September 15, 2020
Amidst the hectic year known as 2020, I started and finished SPICE’s Sejong Korea Scholars Program (SKSP), an online program offered through Stanford for high school students interested in Korea.
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Applications Now Open for Spring 2021: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

News / September 14, 2020
Applications opened last week for the China Scholars Program (CSP), Sejong Korea Scholars Program (SKSP), and Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) on Japan—three intensive online courses offered by SPICE, Stanford University, to high school students across the United States.
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