Please join JASM on Thursday, February 16, at 6:00 pm (CT). Mariko Nagai will talk about Japanese manners and customs and how they relate to those in the U.S. Participants can learn about manners and customs unique to Japanese culture in various situations and environments such as at school, work, and in public places. If you are interested in Japanese culture or in traveling to Japan one day, it will be a great opportunity to learn about everyday ways of communicating!
Mariko Nagai is a Japan Outreach Initiative (JOI) coordinator hosted by University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mariko is originally from Fukuoka City in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in intercultural studies from Seinan Gakuin University. Her first experience in the U.S. was as a high school student through a sister city cultural exchange program between Fukuoka City and Oakland, California. Inspired by this experience, she decided to join a month-long summer language school in Minnesota, as well as a study abroad program at Middle Tennessee State University during her bachelor's degree for two semesters.
Prior to serving as a JOI Coordinator, Mariko worked for six years as an English instructor and program coordinator, and two years as a conference organizer. It has always been a dream of hers to be a bridge between Japan and other countries, especially with the U.S. because of the experiences she had as student. She has been engaging the university and greater Nebraska community while connecting with many people and strengthening their understanding of Japan as a JOI Coordinator.
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