Matthew Chen '09, an East Asian Studies major with a concentration in Japanese, is now the Translation Group Subleader of Language Services in Honda R&D Americas.
Homecoming weekend 2014 Matt returned to Bucknell to share his Japan-related experiences. In conjunction with the Career Development Center at Bucknell and the East Asian Studies Department, he gave a formal talk in which he addressed his evolving career in the language service industry and how his East Asian Studies major played into his career path. He spoke of his study-abroad experience (the Associated Kyoto Program), employment in Japan, and his successful career as a translator and project manager of globalization and localization.
On Oct. 28, 2014, members of the Bucknell University community participated in the national CHINA Town Hall event, "Local Connections, National Reflections".