Shintaro Takase is the new Japanese Outreach Coordinator working at Marshall University. His job is to help everyone living in WV state and the Tri-state area learn more about Japan, its culture, language, and arts.
During the next two years (September 2017 through August 2019), he will be able to provide presentations at schools, civic groups, clubs, and other groups of people who want to learn more about Japan. These presentations are free and can be designed to meet the interest of the audience.
His work at Marshall is supported by the Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI), an organization that promotes cultural awareness and understanding of Japan in the United States. This program is jointly administered by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Laurasian Institution (TLI).