Keeping up with the Yuletide spirit, Filipinos at NAIST celebrated with a Christmas Party.
NAIST continually offers opportunities for its students, especially international ones, to experience and be more immersed in Japanese culture, besides the world-class research and academic formation that it primarily provides. Last November, around 12 students participated in a tour around Nara Park and visited three historically and culturally significant places: Todaiji Temple, Kasuga-Taisha Shrine, and the Nara National Museum. Continue reading A Day Trip to Nara’s Illustrious Past
Templish is a volunteer hands-on learning program of Japanese culture for elementary school children. The name is a play on “temple” and “English”, as activities are facilitated in English, by members of an over-800-year old temple, Chokyu-Ji. International students from NAIST regularly volunteer to engage with the children in fun activities, with a theme that changes every month.
Continue reading Jugoya: The Night of the Full Moon
What to do on a weekend in Nara Prefecture? I would argue that a good soak after a good hike is the best way to go. This time, we head east! Continue reading Journey to the East (Nara)
The ancient capital of Japan, Nara, is a treasure trove of rich culture, tradition, and sites that are accessible from NAIST. Continue reading Cool, Calm, Curated