Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学

The Oise-san Marathon お伊勢さんマラソン

Today I ran with one of the Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 staff and faculty teams in the Ise Marathon お伊勢さんマラソン (the 5k distance). Thanks to the power of Anpanman (Bean-Bread Kid), who was riding shotgun on my hat, I was able to…

A Walk through the Past with the Kōgakkan University Historical Society 皇學館大学史學會の歴史散歩

I have the honor and pleasure of being in charge of this year’s “Historical Walk” at Kōgakkan University. As a theme, I chose the “Old Road of Kumano” (熊野古道), a World Heritage Site in Mie Prefecture. The photo here was…

The Ise-Japan Study Program 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム 2017

We are now entering the final week of the “Ise-Japan Study Program” 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム, a fully funded stay of about three weeks in Ise City 伊勢市 complete with lectures and field trips given by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 faculty members to graduate…

Shinto English 神道英語

Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 trains Shinto priests to work at shrines all over the country including what is widely considered to be the most sacred one, Ise Jingū 伊勢神宮, which is located near the university in Ise (the G7 leaders met…

Historical Runs in the UK 英国の「歴史ラン」

This summer I accompanied 15 students from Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 on a month-long study abroad program in the UK. We spent most of the time at the University of Kent in Canterbury. This was followed by a short stay in…

Taking Note: “DEVONthink To Go” Gets an Update

Note-taking enthusiasts are probably familiar with well-known iPad apps that have “note” in their titles such as Apple Notes, Evernote, OneNote, and Simplenote. I’ve written a lot about Evernote here on my blog. DEVONthink To Go 2 is not as…

Prime Minister Abe Dropped by Kōgakkan University for a Visit 安倍信三内閣総理大臣 皇學館大学来訪

Yesterday, the Prime Minister dropped by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 for a visit. While he was here, he ate lunch with some of the students in the dining hall. Click on the photo below to see a video of it. I…

Ise City Running Tours 伊勢市の歴史ラン

Every week I take my seminar students at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 on a run around Ise City to visit historical landmarks. This photo was an attempt to make it look like I actually run fast. I don’t. But, it’s a…

Newspaper Article Redux: Ise-Shima Summit 新聞記事:伊勢志摩サミット

President Obama and other world leaders are in town now for the Ise-Shima Summit 伊勢志摩サミット, and the Chūnichi Newspaper 中日新聞 reprinted an interview me about my thoughts on the holding the summit in this region. The photo is different, but…