Throughout this semester, our Japanese program has been successful to bridge our students with the Japanese community at Emory. MBA students and their families, researchers at the Medical School and Yerkes, and students at Public Health participated in our programing by coaching job interviews and serving as speech contest judges and class guests. In addition, they offered their generous time for 10 students of JPN402 to conduct individual interviews to share their experience on the Tohoku Earthquake and discussed their views on the Fukushima disaster and Japan’s energy policy. To show our appreciation, about 25 people got together on April 18 and shared a more personal side with dinner. Japanese guests commented highly about our students language skills as well as their ways to see the current issues around Fukushima. We hope to have this support and engagement for our students from the Japanese community next year!