2017 Awards

Category I Awards 

Gold Award

Category I Gold Award Certificate and

A cash award of $300

A scholarship to study in a six week summer intensive Japanese language course at Nanzan University

One round trip airfare from Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), or Seattle to Nagoya, Japan* 

A stipend in the amount of $2700*

Silver Award

Category I Silver Award Certificate and

A cash award of $200

Bronze Award

Category I Bronze Award Certificate and

A cash award of $100

Category II Awards

Gold Award

Category II Gold Award Certificate and

A cash award of $300

A scholarship to study in a six week summer intensive Japanese language course at the Naganuma School

One round trip airfare from Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), or Seattle to Tokyo, Japan*

A stipend and housing subsidy in the amount of $2700*

Silver Award

Category II Silver Award Certificate and

A cash award of $200

Bronze Award

Category II Bronze Award Certificate and

A cash award of $100

Category III Awards

Gold Award

Category III Gold Award Certificate and

A cash award of $300

One ANA round trip airfare from Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), or Seattle to Tokyo, Japan.

Silver Award

Category III Silver Award Certificate and

A cash award of $200

Bronze Award

Category III Bronze Award Certificate and

A cash award of $100

*awarded only if the winner actually attends the above summer course

Assigned Institutions

The two assigned institutions for the Gold Award and Silver Award are the Naganuma School and Nanzan University.

About the Naganuma School

The Naganuma School, a well-known Japanese language school in Japan, was founded in 1948 by Naoe Naganuma. Originally, almost all the students were missionaries and diplomats from America. Currently, approximately 600 students from 50 countries study at the school. The Naganuma School is located in Nampeidai-cho, a historically and culturally rich area in Shibuya Ward, and is surrounded by many embassies.

The Naganuma School utilizes the “Naganuma Method” (a systemized Q&A method) which was developed by its founder. The method is used for all levels, from the Beginning level all the way through to the Superior, to build up communicative Japanese language skills.

The Naganuma School has been highly acclaimed not only for successful 70 years of language education, but the high quality of teaching method as well as its teaching staff.

About Nanzan University

Nanzan University is a leading private university located in Nagoya, Japan and was established in 1946. The Center for Japanese Studies, or CJS as is better known, was established at Nanzan over thirty years ago, and its comprehensive program now encompasses not only language-related studies but also courses in area studies as well as courses in traditional arts. In addition to CJS's dedicated language teachers, specialists from the social sciences and the humanities from the University's regular faculties contribute to the teaching in CJS. CJS itself belongs to the Center for International Education, which oversees the entire range of the University's international teaching, research, and exchange activities.

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