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Explore the culture, lifestyle, and excitement of studying abroad in Japan.

KCP, in a phrase

Here are the results of a quick, informal–say it in a word, say it in a phrase–poll of how KCP alumni described KCP International. wear…
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What Students Say . . .

Catalina Tiamson, University of Washington My experience in Japan wouldn’t be anything like how incredible it was without KCP. Through them, I now have a…
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The New Seven Samurai

This past weekend I saw the stunning film Seven Samurai (七人の侍 Shichinin no samurai–1954), digitally remastered in high-def.  At 3½ hours, it was much longer…
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diving deeper into wabi-sabi

I’ve just been reading a great book on wabi-sabi (the beauty of impermanence; the impermanence of beauty).  It’s called Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets &…
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T-shirt design finalists

We have completed our review of all the T-shirt design submissions. Thank you everyone for your wonderful designs!  These designs have been chosen as our…
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What is wabi sabi?

Wabi sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. It is sometimes described as authentic beauty that…
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