Japanese Language FLAS, Summer 2014

Four students were awarded FLAS Fellowships for intensive Japanese study: William Wainwright, Jonathan Pascual, Maura Stephens, and Matthew Izor.  William studied at the International Christian University (ICU) in Yokohama.  He writes, “I definitely think ICU helped improve my Japanese language ability. I feel much more confident that I could survive in a work environment that uses Japanese as the primary means of communication.”  Jonathan and Maura also spent the summer in Japan while Matthew took advantage of UH’s own language classes to further his study of the Japanese language.

William beneath a torii gate at the Otome Inari Shrine in Tokyo.