Chiaki Jones receives Japan scholarship

The Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges is pleased to announce the recipient of a three-year Monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese Government. Chiaki Jones, a graduate from Leeward Community College, is the only 2016 Monbukagakusho Scholarship recipient from the USA.

Jones’ scholarship includes one year of intensive Japanese language study at Osaka Japanese Language Education Center from April 2016 to March 2017. Also, this scholarship includes two years of specialized training in animation at Kyoto Computer Gakuin from April 2017 to March 2019. Over the three years of the scholarship, tuition, housing and airfare are covered and recipients are provided a monthly stipend.

Last year, Filifaatali Mauai, III, another Leeward Community College graduate, was selected as the USA recipient. He is completing his first year of intensive Japanese language at the Bunka Institute of Language in Tokyo. Mauai will be studying graphic arts the next two years at Toyo Institute of Art and Design in Tokyo.

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