Engaged Buddhism in Japan: New Strategies for Revitalization (Rev. Shojun Ogi) @ Social Sciences and Media Studies SSMS 2135
Feb 26 @ 7:42 pm – 8:42 pm

Recognizing the declining position of Buddhism in contemporary Japan, young Buddhist

priests are creating and implementing a variety of new strategies in an effort to revitalize

the teaching of the Buddha and adapt it to the needs of modern society. These strategies include

writing general-audience books, appearing on variety television programs, and giving Dharma talks

in venues such as schools or businesses.

Rev. Shojun Ogi is the Vice Resident Priest of Chosoji Temple in Yamaguchi, Japan. He completed

an MA at the Graduate Theological Union/Institute for Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA and was recently a

Residential Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School. He regularly appears and radio and television and is

the author of multiple popular books in Japanese including Understanding the Buddha through English.

Korean Language Placement Test @ HSSB 3041
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please contact Ms. Lee first, if you would like to take the placement exam. Please do not just show up to the exam if you have not yet contacted her. Thank you.

Japanese Language Placement Test for Spring ’18
Apr 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Japanese Language Placement Test for Spring ’18

Monday, April 2, 2:30 pm @HSSB4020

Please sign up in advance by sending your information sheet to Hiroko Sugawara.

Chinese Language Placement Test Spring 2018 @ HSSB 2252
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Japanese Language Courses (Summer 2018) @ HSSB#2235
Apr 4 – May 31 all-day
Japanese Language Courses (Summer 2018) @ HSSB#2235

Summer 2018: Japanese Language Courses

  • Japan 1: June 25 – July 13
  • Japan 2: July 16 – August 3
  • Japan 3: August 6 – August 24

You can complete first year Japanese in 9 weeks.

If you want to crash or add your name to the waiting list, please contact Yoko Yamauchi <>.

If you have studied Japanese previously or speak it at home, you must take the placement exam to take Japanese language courses at UCSB.

To sign up for the placement test, please send your background information sheet to Yoko Yamauchi <> by May 31, 2018.

Note: This placement exam is only for the students who are planning to take the first-year Japanese (Japan 1 to 3) during summer ’18. If you need to take a placement exam for a regular academic year, please check the website again in September for the announcement.

You can download the information sheet from the link below.

For all summer course inquiries before or after May 31, 2018 contact: Yoko Yamauchi at <>.