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February 23, 2019 at 8:47 am

Post Says Japanese Language and Culture Association Dispels Myths, Celebrates Culture

The Post features the Ohio University  in an article headlined “Japanese Culture Hours dispel myths while celebrating Japanese culture.”

The Japanese Culture Hours happen Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Gordy Hall 104. The organization creates a conversation between the Japanese exchange students and club members who are from the U.S. Many of the Japanese exchange students involved are students of OU’s sister university, Chubu University, near Nagoya, Japan.

Victoria Ginty, a graduate student studying East Asian studies and a member of JLCA, said many times, Japanese culture can be reduced to just anime, sushi and cartoons. But there is a rich culture to explore within the country, and JLCA strives to explore that culture through videos and exchange students experiences from Japan.

“We are trying to introduce something beyond anime and manga, and that’s not all that Japanese culture has to offer,” Ginty said. “But, I also think we’re looking at how Japanese culture has had influences everywhere else.”

Read more in the Post.

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