【For International Students and Keio Students】FY2017 Education Program for Nikkei Next Generation (University Students)

Requested by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan Overseas Cooperative Association (JOCA) organizes the "FY2017 Education Program for Nikkei Next Generation (University Students)."

20 students from Latin American universities will be visiting Keio University (Mita Campus) on July 11, 2017 as part of the Program to participate in the lectures/workshops scheduled as below.

Keio students are welcome to join (*1) and/or (*2).
Take this opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences with the visiting students. They are looking forward to seeing you!



 Tuesday,  July 11, 2017  

Place:  Mita Campus

 09-30-10:30 Intercultural Communication Workshop: Apologies Across Cultures (*1)
 10:30-11:00 Orientation and Campus Tour
 11:00-12:00 Lecture: Border Crossing and Japanese Society (*2)
 13:00-14:30 Lecture: Minorities in Japanese Education


 Keio students (including international students) can join the Workshop*1 and/or the Lecture*2.
 [Venue:  Classroom 471, South School Building]

 (*1) Apologies Across Cultures
   With the rapid advance of globalization, productive intercultural communication between various nations, groups, and individuals has become increasingly important. During this workshop, we will look from a variety of perspectives at examples of misunderstandings that can arise from intercultural communication. Participants will deepen their engagement with the examples raised by making presentations and discussing possible causes of intercultural friction. The topic of this workshop will be “Apology” in different cultures. The focus of the workshop will be on encouraging participants to acquire intercultural intellectual flexibility by thinking independently, brainstorming and trying out solutions, and considering a variety of perspectives. (Ikuko OKUGAWA, Project Assistant Professor, International Center)

 (*2) Border Crossing and Japanese Society
   While Japan is often depicted as a homogeneous country, it is increasingly becoming diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, language, class, among other dimensions of identity. Specifically, there is a rapid increase in the number of ‘foreigners,’ including immigrants referred to as ‘oldcomers,’ ‘newcomers,’ and refugees residing in Japan. In this class, we will discuss what constructs Japaneseness and attempt to reimagine Japan, Japanese culture, and the Japanese. (Tomoko TOKUNAGA, Project Assistant Professor, International Center)

Language:  English
Lecturers:  Tomoko TOKUNAGA, Project Assistant Professor, International Center
 Ikuko OKUGAWA, Project Assistant Professor, International Center



 See below.

Participation Fee:




- Participants must be enrolled as full-time students in an
  undergraduate or graduate program at Keio University.
- Exchange students enrolled at Keio University are also welcome.
- Participants must be fluent in English.
  (The lectures/workshops will be conducted in English.)

- There is no charge.
- Joining the lectures/workshops should not affect participants' class attendance.
  (Participants may NOT be justifiably absent from their own classes for this event.)



Please complete the online registration form.

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09:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017



International Exchange Services Group, Office of Student Services
Tel: 03-5427-1613
E-mail: ic-short-program@adst.keio.ac.jp