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The unusual scene at USJ's department of social sciences kicked off Japan Days, a weeklong celebration of Japanese culture through the university's Japan Academic Center (CAJAP). A collaboration between the Japanese Embassy to Lebanon and USJ, Japan Days seeks to raise awareness about the East Asian country through performances and lectures open to students and the general public. Karate instructor Fady Antakly was struck by the honesty he encountered in Japan.Japan Days will feature several practical talks on living, working or studying there.Ishii returned Tuesday evening to explain to students special scholarships for students with a minimal background in Japanese to continue their studies in Japan.USJ is the only university in Lebanon to offer a program in Japanese studies, and CAJAP is the only center to offer formal classes in the Japanese language. There are between 50-100 Lebanese in Japan.
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