People

This is where you can learn about interesting people on the J. F. Oberlin campus. You can also learn about people Japanese students regard as interesting, or worthy of respect.



Who is the celebrity you really admire, and how would you spend two days with that person?

Who is the celebrity you really admire, and how would you spend two days with that person?

This student talks about the celebrity (Natsuhiko Kyogoku) she really admires, and how she would spend two days with the him.


Seeking something new: AJ, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

Seeking something new: AJ, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

One of many classes AJ took at his university in Canada was Japanese. To study Japanese, and feel Japanese culture deeper, he decided to come to Japan as an exchange student.


An international person: Martin, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

An international person: Martin, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

Martin came to J. F. Oberlin as an exchange student, because he has been interested in Japanese traditional things since his friend told him how great Japan is. Martin comes from Slovakia, and studied at the University of Silesia, where he majored in marketing.


Ino Tadataka, a great Japanese designer

Ino Tadataka, a great Japanese designer

Ino Tadataka (1745~1817) was a surveyor and cartographer. He completed the first map of Japan, using modern surveying methods.


Kashiwa Sato, a great Japanese designer

Kashiwa Sato, a great Japanese designer

Kashiwa Sato is a contemporary designer, whose works include graphic and product design, art direction and video.


Looking for new experiences: Wramon, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

Looking for new experiences: Wramon, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

Wramon came to J. F. Oberlin University because he wanted new experiences. He is an American, and studied architecture at the University of Missouri, in St.Louis. He has been very interested in Japan for a long time. He wanted to learn Japanese culture, as Japan is a very historic country, with a rich culture.


The culture attracted him: Justin, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

The culture attracted him: Justin, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. Student

What made Justin come to Japan was its interesting culture. Before coming to J. F. Oberlin University, Justin studied at Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines, and majored in business management. He became fascinated in Japan when he watched a Japanese television comedy on the Internet.


Rediscovering his roots: Jacob, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. student

Rediscovering his roots: Jacob, a J. F. Oberlin R. J. student

Jacob came to study at J. F. Oberlin because he wanted to rediscover his Asian roots. Jacob is Swedish, though his family is originally from South Korea, and studied at Stockholm University before coming to Japan. He majored in Japanese for one and a half years, partly because he wanted to re-connect with Asia.