Tag Archives: Japan

Whales in Japanese Culture

mp33/3/10 Whales in Japanese Culture

Whale

Yoko Morimoto and Gyongi Plucer-Rosario, UMUC faculty members on Guam, preview their upcoming lecture on whales in Japanese culture. Why does Japan insist on continuing whaling “for research”? Why is there such an outcry regarding whales when other species are even more endangered?

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UMUC Students: Misawa AB Japan, pt 1

mp310/2/09 UMUC Students: Misawa AB Japan, pt 1

Charles Artiles, a recent high school graduate in his first UMUC class session; and two military spouses, who are both former military themselves, Hebert Garcia and Waymon Whitley.

Charles Artiles

Charles Artiles

Hebert Garcia

Hebert Garcia

Wayman Whitley

Waymon Whitley

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The Financial Meltdown: Re-learning Old Lessons

mp39/11/09 The Financial Meltdown: Re-learning Old Lessons

The Financial Meltdown: Re-learning Old LessonsWhat’s it like to teach an Economics class during an economic meltdown? UMUC Asia Adjunct Associate Professor Douglas Ostrom had this experience last fall while teaching at Yokosuka NB, Japan. He’ll describe how he handled it, the causes of (and solutions to) the economic crisis and the current recession, and the effect it has had on the Japanese economy.

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The Bridge Program: Japanese students cross over to an American university

mp38/21/09 The Bridge Program

Bridge ProgramBridge Program Coordinator Jackie Cillizza explains how UMUC Asia’s Bridge Program is helping local national students in Okinawa and at Misawa AB get started on their degrees. Then, program participants Tomoko Kelley, Kazumi Maekouchi, and Yuko Matsukawa talk about the backgrounds they bring to the program and where they hope to go from here.

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UMUC Students: MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

mp38/7/09 UMUC Students: MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

We talk to some students at MCAS Iwakuni about their lives, their degree progress, and their impressions of UMUC.

Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams

Michiko Yasuda

Michiko Yasuda

Janina, Taeko, Vianca

Janina Narciso, Taeko Yokoyama, and Vianca Gomez

Romulus Dieujuste

Romulus Dieujuste

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