Asian Studies Program

College of Arts and Sciences


Asian Studies courses S2015


Suffolk alum Miguel Candela reporting from Hong Kong

Suffolk alum Miguel Candela taking pictures of the protest in Hong Kong.  Miguel originally came from Spain and graduated in 2008.  He now lives in Hong Kong.  Here are the pictures that he posted on Facebook.  One of them became a cover image of a Spanish magazine VOther albums also have pictures that he took in China, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

Ken Martin’s journey to the East

Ken Martin's Tokyo
See more here.
Suffolk Journal link here.

Internships at Japan Consulate in Boston

This past summer two Suffolk students had internships at the Japan Consulate here in Boston.
Yuko Arai was an exchange student at Suffolk from her home school Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.  It is one of Suffolk’s partner schools in Japan.  Yuko worked from May to July doing work that assisted the consular officers. Among her duties: Act as intermediary between Japanese and American companies; Translate documents and E-mails; Make advertisements and posters; Secretarial work ; Research Assistant. She has returned to Ritsumeikan where she is a junior majoring in international relations.

Yuko Arai

Rinzaburo Ogawa is a junior majoring in Accounting and Entrepreneurship here at Suffolk. He interned at the Consulate from June to August. Among his duties were:  Processed travel documents, passports, marriage and birth certificates for Japanese citizens; Created Excel documents for financial aid of Japanese schools in Massachusetts; Translated documents (from English to Japanese); Supported setting up a reception for the Consul General.Rinzaburo Ogawa

Asian Americans in Suffolk


Study Abroad: Asia


Film screening: Seeking Asian Female

Seeking Asian Female

Restoring Fukushima

Restoring Fukushima with Suffolk Alumnu Tomo Honda

Tomo Honda

Student receiving Jongha Student Scholarship Foundation

Suffolk has a student studying in Seoul, Korea this summer.  He is Neilson Lam, a business major specializing in management, who is at Yonsei University, one of our partner schools.

Neilson was awarded a scholarship from the Jongha Student Scholarship Foundation, established by the KCC Company, which has been giving scholarships to Suffolk students for the past four years.

In June Neilson arrived in Seoul to begin the summer term and received the scholarship money during a meeting at KCC Company.  Our congratulations to Neilson and our continued thanks to KCC.

Story on the College’s homepage.

Neilson Lam

(From L to R) SH Lee, President of KCC Company; CY Lee, Chairman of KCC Company; Suffolk student Neilson Lam: Ronald Suleski, Director of the Rosenberg Institute at Suffolk University.

Linxiang Li’s art exhibition “Heaven the Equalizer”




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