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KCJS Awards

To recognize the achievements of our students, KCJS awards five awards each semester:

1) Excellence in Community Involvement Award 
This award honors the leadership and contributions of Henry D. Smith II, KCJS director from 2005-2011. The awardee exemplifies the program’s aim of fostering direct, personal engagement with the people and organizations of Kyoto in ways that advance linguistic fluency, cultural literacy, and cross-cultural understanding.

2) Excellence in Japanese Performance Award
The award honors the leadership and contributions of Ginger Marcus, professor of Japanese at Washington University in St. Louis and chair of the KCJS board from 2005 to 2011. Granted by the KCJS core faculty, the awardee demonstrated the most outstanding linguistic improvement during their term at KCJS.

3) Excellence in Language Engagement Award 
The students of KCJS grant this award to the member of their cohort who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to using Japanese to the best of their individual ability.

4) Excellence in Extracurricular Engagement Award
This award is granted by the students of KCJS to the member of their cohort who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to extracurricular engagement with the community in and around Kyoto.

5) Excellence in Disciplinary Studies Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in disciplinary coursework at KCJS. Awarded by the KCJS resident director, it is granted to the person who exhibited a commitment not merely to excellent academic results, but also leveraging their time in Kyoto to significantly advancing their knowledge and intellectual ability.

Each awardee will receive cash or a gift certificate at the closing ceremony.


Recipients of KCJS Awards in KCJS30 Spring

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