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TUJ Students Animated by Studio Visit

Japanese animation, or anime, is a large part of the country’s culture and a significant influence for many American students looking to study abroad. Studio Ghibli is one of the most famous and popular Japanese animation studios around the world. The studio, which created popular movies like Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away, even has its own museum in Mitaka, a city in western Tokyo. View More »
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Halloween at Temple Japan

Unlike the United States, which has celebrated Halloween in some form since the 19th century, the holiday has only gained popularity in Japan in recent years. This is partially due to amusement parks, like Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios Japan hosting Halloween-themed events. View More »
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Pride Parade in Tokyo City

Update Abroad Correspondent Yingqiao Zhao reports: The first weekend of May will bring Tokyo City’s Rainbow Pride Parade. As one of the most energetic cities in the world, Tokyo has it’s own unique LGBT culture. Japanese Studies Professor, Karl Neubert said “In Japan, there is no religious script says it’s a sin to be homosexual or to identify with a different gender.” In Japanese history, there were times where homosexuality was seen as an ideal form of love. View More »

Update Abroad: Temple Japan Starts Finals

Temple Update has student correspondents studying abroad in London, England and Tokyo, Japan. Above you can watch Yingqiao Zhou’s piece on how Temple students on the university’s Japan campus have been tackling their finals. Temple’s Japan campus does not hold a Spring break so they have began their finals two weeks earlier than all other campuses. View More »
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Update Abroad: High Schools in Tokyo

Update Abroad representative Yingqiao Zhao explores how high school culture differs in Tokyo than in the United States.  Study away students Peter Chheu and Anatol Steck have internships in Tokyo, Japan as English teachers in a local high school.  By doing it, they are learning about Japan’s younger generation. View More »