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)
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.
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)
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.
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.