Photo borrowed from Kansai Gaidai University webpage.
A special publication about my university has been published by AERA in their Japanese University series - Kansai Gaidai is the first university to be featured in the Kansai area. In a way it is an advertisement for the university and its various programs. But there is a lot of really nice photography included as well. There are features and photos of the campus, students, students studying abroad, alumni, faculty etc. Perhaps the most interesting section is a photo spread featuring international students from last semester (p. 91-102) by photographer Asisa Kasai. I am of course biased because many of my students were featured. Kasai did a wonderful job of capturing their personalities in her portraits. Kasai studied in San Francisco and worked under Eiichiro Sakata. She recently began working freelance. I think she is going to have a great career.
Check out her homepage: http://arisakasai.com/
Link to announcement at Kansai Gaidai webpage:
You can purchase this edition of AERA at Amazon.com as well as other places.