Thursday, July 1, 2010





----------------------------------------------------------------------------- is proud to announce the winner of the 4th annual Travel Scholarship to a Japanese citizen! We received many, fine applications, with essays describing a variety of backgrounds. Semi-finalists included a political science major and a world-class musician.

But our winner is an actress who has been performing at famous Japanese theatrical companies – “Bunngakuza” and “Shiki” for 12 years. She now wants to study singing and has just come to America to learn English and study music. With her education, she hopes to bridge both traditional Japanese culture with modern, Western music culture, and in turn, contribute to Japanese music culture.

With so many worthy applicants, with admirable accomplishments and aspirations, it was extremely difficult to choose just one. But the winner’s application proved to be the finest example of the ideals and goals of While there were many worthy submissions, is proud to award a $1,000 travel scholarship to Keiko Fujimoto! Congratulations!

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