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Fri. Apr. 5. 2019Alumni Talk

April 4, 2019 : Alumni Talk

Jon Anderson (KCJS6, Boston University) and Trevor Menders(Summer 2016 & KCJS28 Spring, Columbia University) came to talk about their carrer and reserch.

Jon is currently Media Sales Director at Twitch Japan. Prior to working at Twitch, Jon worked for Xbox and Panasonic. He is also part owner of Pizzakaya, and is actively studying Nagauta Shamisen under the stage name, Kineie Yachonosuke (杵家 弥蝶之助).

Trevor Menders is a Fulbright Fellow at the Tokyo University of the Arts conducting research on the intellectual history of art production and collection in Meiji and Taisho-era Japan. He holds a BA with honors in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. He has worked in research and translation for organizations including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kyoto National Museum, Joan B Mirviss LTD Japanese Fine Art, and more.

It was a great opportunity for students to hear from their seniors how they found their current positions and how to maintain Japanese skills after college.

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