Tufts Programs Abroad: Tufts in Japan

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Despite recent fluctuations in the economy, Japan remains a major world economic power. In order to prepare students for a future of increased contact with Asia, Tufts in Japan offers students a full academic year or spring semester in Kanazawa, o... read more

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Definitely. My ability to speak and read Japanese improved tremendously. - Tufts University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience definitely helped me gain more social skills. The way I used to approach making friends and hanging out did not work in Japan, so I had to adapt. It was a difficult challenge, but the friends I did make, and the experiences I had with them, made it a wonderful experience. I am happy to have improved my... - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent, and study the things I thought worthwhile on my own time. - Tufts University View Entire Review
If nothing else, I learned to be open minded. But mostly I just enjoyed myself, so it was definitely worth my time. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Despite recent fluctuations in the economy, Japan remains a major world economic power. In order to prepare students for a future of increased contact with Asia, Tufts in Japan offers students a full academic year or spring semester in Kanazawa, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. Located on the Japan Sea (facing Korea and China), Kanazawa is an ancient castle town that during the Tokugawa Period (1600-1868) was the administrative center of the Kaga Domain, the largest and most affluent in the entire country. To show Edo they had no designs on central political power, the Maeda clan poured resources into the arts and made their city a "little Kyoto." They built the Kenroku-en, one of the three most spectacular gardens in all of Japan. They brought in numerous artisans, who began a rich legacy of arts and crafts that are alive even today: Kaga yuzen (silk dyeing), Kutani and Ohi pottery, Wajima lacquerware, the Noh theater, papermaking, and confectionery. Kanazawa escaped the bombs of the Second World War with historical landmarks intact. Students can still visit the mansions and gardens of former samurai and tour the city’s numerous temples.

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