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Under the continued uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic, we must alert you to the following possibility regarding the college-level Gold Awards:

There is a (remote) possibility that the in-person summer programs in the hosting institutions may be cancelled in the summer of 2022. If this happens, the ticket for the travel will be cancelled, and the winner will not receive any compensation for it. In addition, for the winner to keep the stipend, (1) either he/she will have to participate in a virtual summer program offered by the hosting institution (if such is offered), or (2) (if no summer program is offered by the hosting institution) spend part of the stipend to participate in a comparable summer program elsewhere, either virtual or in person. In the case of (2), the winner will have to provide proof of attendance and completion in order to keep the stipend. 

J.LIVE Talk 2021 Awards:

Gold Award

Category I Gold Award Certificate and

A cash award of $300*

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*

Gold Award

Category I Gold Award Certificate and

A cash award of $300*

A scholarship to study in an eight-week summer intensive Japanese language course at Nanzan University

One round trip airfare from a major US airport to Nagoya, Japan**

A stipend in the amount of $3300**

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*

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 a major US airport 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*

Gold Award

Category III Gold Award Certificate and

A scholarship to study in a six-week summer intensive Japanese language course at International Christian University (ICU)

One round trip airfare from a major US airport to Tokyo, Japan**

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

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*

*All cash award amounts are pre-tax amounts. Tax may be subtracted, and winners may be responsible for reporting the amounts to the IRS. 

**Awarded only if the winner actually attends the above summer program for the designated length of time. If a winner withdraws from the program after receiving the stipend, he/she must return the stipend to the J.LIVE Talk Committee. 

Established in 1946, Nanzan University is a leading private university located in Nagoya, Japan. Its Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) was established at Nanzan over forty years ago, and its comprehensive program 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. The main goal of the CJS is to offer intensive Japanese language and culture courses so that students can develop fluency in Japanese and also deepen their understanding of Japan’s culture. By offering various content courses, the CJS also aims to increase students’ ability to think critically and express their opinions about a range of global issues.

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 Divisions, from the Beginning Division 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.

International Christian University (ICU) holds as its mission the establishment of an academic tradition of freedom and reverence based on Christian ideals as well as the cultivation of internationally minded citizens who perform service to God and humankind and make contributions to lasting peace. The Japanese Language programs (JLP) have been an integral element of the University since the latter’s founding in 1953 and was the first such program to be offered for credit in Japan. The programs have two fundamental academic objectives: to equip students with i) the requisite skills, in both their academic and social activities both on and off campus, to be able to conduct a meaningful student life in communion with others; and ii) the Japanese linguistic ability upon graduation or at the conclusion of their studies at ICU commensurate with making a significant contribution to society whether within Japan or overseas.