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PROGRAMME

SEMINAR SCHEDULE AS OF OCT 5, 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017

13:0013:30
Studying in Japan - The Basics

Thinking of studying in Japan but not sure what's on offer? This is the session for you as we provide an overview of the various programmes open to international students as well as practical advice on fees and scholarships. (seminar repeated 16:40 – 17:10 in Kohn Centre)

13:4014:30
Student life in Japan

What is it like to be a student in Japan? How does it compare with student life in the UK? What can study in Japan lead to? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in our talk session with alumni of Japanese higher education institutions. If you miss the seminar, head over to the Alumni Booth (City of London room) where you can chat with the alumni directly.

14:4015:10
The JET Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese Government sponsored scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in Japanese schools and to promote international understanding. Each year more than 100 people from the UK are selected to participate in the programme with the majority working as assistant language teachers in state schools throughout ...
the country. The JET Programme is a fantastic way to experience living and working in Japan. Please come along to this session to find out more about the programme and how to apply. (same as 13:00 – 13:30 seminar in Kohn Centre)

15:3016:30
Superhuman Sports: Using advanced technology and design to enhance physical ability

“Superhuman Sports” are entirely new sports being developed in Japan that utilise augmentation technologies such as VR, AR, robotics and wearables to enable anyone to participate regardless of age or physical ability. In this seminar, Kouta Minamizawa, Associate Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design and Executive Director of the Superhuman Sports Society, will introduce the exciting possibilities of Superhuman Sports and the challenges involved in their development.

16:4017:20
Insights into Japanese Culture through Language

The Japanese language has long fascinated scholars from all over the world. One of its most interesting features is the window it offers on Japanese culture. In this seminar, Makoto Netsu of the Japan Foundation will introduce some useful everyday expressions that appear in anime and manga and the underlying culture behind these phrases. This will be a fun and interactive session where you'll have the chance to practise the phrases introduced.

13:0013:30
The JET Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese Government sponsored scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in Japanese schools and to promote international understanding. Each year more than 100 people from the UK are selected to participate in the programme with the majority working as assistant language teachers in state schools throughout ...
the country. The JET Programme is a fantastic way to experience living and working in Japan. Please come along to this session to find out more about the programme and how to apply. (Seminar repeated 14:40 – 15:10 in Dining Room)

13:4014:10
Discover Japan!

Never been to Japan? Want to find out more about this fascinating country? Well this is the seminar for you as the Japan Travel Centre joins us to provide a whirlwind tour of the Japanese archipelago from the wintery climes of Hokkaido to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo. The presentation will also include an introduction to the cities in which today’s participating institutions are located.

14:2015:20
Short-term Study Opportunities in Japan

Many Japanese universities offer short-term seasonal courses for international students. Studying on one of these programmes is an excellent way of getting a taster for university life in Japan. In this session a selection of participating institutions will introduce the fantastic courses they offer and how you can apply.

15:3016:30
Conducting Research in Japan

In this session the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) will provide information on postgraduate funding opportunities in Japan and advice on conducting research at Japanese universities/research institutions. Two UK alumni of JSPS’s international programmes will give talks about their experiences of living and working in Japan as well as providing tips on building networks with Japanese researchers.

16:4017:10
Studying in Japan - The Basics

Thinking of studying in Japan but not sure what's on offer? This is the session for you as we provide an overview of the various programmes open to international students as well as practical advice on fees and scholarships. (same as 13:00 - 13:30 seminar in Dining Room)

Experience Japan Exhibition 2017