Blue Ridge Community College Hosts Japanese Cultural Events
Monday kicks off a set of events focusing on Japanese culture for students at Blue Ridge Community College.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partnership with the University of Virginia, the college will immerse itself in Asian culture over the next two years.
A seminar on theater traditions took place Monday, and instructors also led lessons in traditional tea etiquette.
"Anytime that we're able to expose our students to those international cultures, because they're going to be working with people throughout the world, whether they leave the valley or not," said Bob Young, BRCC VP for instruction and student services.
Tuesday, seminars continue on the culture and on contemporary issues facing Japan. Ongoing opportunities like this will continue over the next year.