The Center For Professional Exchange

On October 17 CEPEX co-hosted a casual dinner and conversation at Tono Sushi restaurant with Keizai Doyukai Americas-Japan Committee co-chairs, Mr. Shigeru Yamazoe and Mr. Yukio Tada, and DC-area JET Program alumni. The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, and many of the over 32,000 American alumni have an […]

U.S. Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association (USJETAA), the 501c3 nonprofit in the United States, organized and hosted the JET30 Reunion, an all-alumni celebration of the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program in Washington, DC on August 4-6, 2017. Celebrating 30 years of the JET Program, the reunion brought together alumni from all of […]

Please welcome the new CEPEX Director, Jacquelyn Craven. Jacquelyn  graduated in 2015 from American University with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Japanese Language. During her time at American, she studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Waseda University for one year. While in Tokyo, Jacquelyn volunteered at the Japan Study Abroad Foundation […]

For the 8th year in a row, CEPEX has conducted a special Japan Studies Award to provide a unique internship opportunity for a university student in the DC area in both the U.S. and Japan. This year’s recipient spent 10 weeks interning in the Sojitz Corporation of America’s Washington, DC office; and traveled to Tokyo […]

My name is Takahiro Kinoshita. Having been raised in a Japanese household and going through primary and secondary education in Illinois, I have had a unique and early exposure to seeing the interaction of Japanese and American culture firsthand. My father’s experience in business overseas, such as in his work in the Middle East, inspired […]

Keio University graduate student Mayuko Chashiro began her 8-week internship at the Sojitz Corporation of America’s DC office on January 27. Mayuko is part of the Japan Internship for the Development of Young Leaders (IDYL) program. The Japan IDYL program was created with support from Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of […]

CEPEX 2017 Japan Studies Award  Desired Candidate Qualities Include: ·         Strong interest in Japan ·         Open to learning and trying new things ·         Positive attitude ·         Organized ·         Self-starter and independent ·         Able to work with minimal supervision ·         Research skills a plus ·         Able to work in a professional environment ·         Flexible ·         Interest […]

The 2017 CEPEX Japan Studies Award CEPEX is proud to be sponsoring the 8th Annual CEPEX Japan Studies Award. The goal of this program is to support future American professionals interested in Japan and to strengthen U.S.-Japan relations. 2017 Japan Studies Award is open to undergraduate students in good standing currently enrolled in degree programs […]

On November 7 the JET Program’s 30th Anniversary commemorative ceremony was held in Tokyo. Over 800 people attended the ceremony, including current and former participants of the JET Program, as well as special guests Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. The JET Program was created in 1987 with 848 participants from four countries. In […]

Attention advanced-level students of Japanese language, literature and culture! The University of Iowa’s MFA in Literary Translation has designated Japanese as a priority language for admissions and graduate funding. University of Iowa’s MFA program combines hands-on collaborative training, with theoretical studies and curriculum focused on history, traditions and cultures. Additionally, the university’s Japanese Studies program […]