What I’ve Been Playing: Fire Emblem Fates (Conquest)


Recently, most of my down time has gone to playing the newest Fire Emblem game – or should I say games? Fire Emblem Fates (Conquest, Birthright, and Revelations) came out a few months ago, and I’ve been spending much of my free time on Conquest, save for the occasional distraction by an indie game! Fire Emblem Fates revolves around a conflict between two countries: Nohr and Hoshido. … Continue reading →

Nihongo Philacon was a great success!

Japanese class Philacon 2016

On this past Saturday the yearly Nihongo Philacon was held at Villanova University with great success! 40 high school students from the Philadelphia area came to the event to test their skills and compete for the ultimate prize as champion. There were three levels of difficulty that competed against each other in different rooms, with the contests staffed by Japanese teachers from around the area. After the the main event was over, the whole group gathered for a bento lunch provided by Maido and a lesson in how to make … Continue reading →

Rotary Peace Fellowship – Call for applications!

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The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. The fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving today’s global challenges. Up to 100 fellows are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Japan, Australia, England, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. To learn more about the program, applicants are encouraged to visit the Rotary Peace … Continue reading →

Download the Festival Brochure

The brochure for the 2016 Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is making its way around Greater Philadelphia! Check your local businesses to pick up your own copy. Or, if you can’t find a brochure at a location near you, you can download the PDF of the brochure, which includes the Festival schedule and event descriptions. Click the image below to download. And for more information on the festival, visit subarucherryblossom.org. … Continue reading →