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PROGRAMME

SEMINAR SCHEDULE AS OF AUGUST 2, 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016

13:0013:30
Studying in Japan - The Basics

Thinking of studying in Japan but not sure what's on offer? This seminar will provide an overview of the various programmes open to international students as well as practical advice on fees and scholarships.

13:4014:20
Working in Japan

There has never been a better time to think about a career in Japan as companies there look to recruit more international staff to support their increasingly global business strategies. In this seminar Kiko Hill of Disco Inc., a recruitment agency specializing in Japan, will look at the employment opportunities available in the country and discuss how to go about forging a successful career there.

14:3015:00
The JET Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme is an official Japanese government sponsored scheme aiming to improve foreign language teaching in 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 public schools throughout the country. The JET Programme is a fantastic way to experience living and working in Japan. Come along to this session to find out more about the programme and how to apply.

15:1016:20
Otaku Culture in Japan and its diversity

In this session Kazunori Sugiura, Associate Professor at Keio University, will explore the rich diversity of otaku cultures and their impact in Japan and beyond, as well as how otaku are sharing their creativity internationally. Following the talk, Prof Sugiura will be joined in discussion by Dr Sharon Kinsella, lecturer in Japanese visual culture at The University of Manchester.

16:3017:10
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.

17:2018:00
Insights into Japanese culture through language

Anime and manga continue to fascinate people around the world and are motivating many to start learning Japanese. In this seminar, Makoto Netsu of the Japan Foundation, London will use manga and anime to introduce some useful Japanese expressions and the underlying culture behind these phrases.

13:4014:20
Discover Japan!

Never been to Japan? Want to find out more about this fascinating country? Well this is the seminar for you as Tim Grisbrook from InsideJapan Tours joins us to provide a whirlwind tour of the Japanese archipelago from the wintery climes of Hokkaido to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo. Tim will also introduce the cities in which today’s participating universities are located.

14:3015:00
Studying in Japan - The Basics

Thinking of studying in Japan but not sure what's on offer? This seminar will 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)

15:1016:10
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 provide details of the courses they offer and how to apply.

16:2017:00
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 the JSPS fellowship programme will give talks about their experience of living and working in Japan as well as providing tips on building networks with Japanese researchers.

17:1018:00
Working in Japan

There has never been a better time to think about a career in Japan as companies there look to recruit more international staff to support their increasingly global business strategies. In this seminar Kiko Hill of Disco Inc., a recruitment agency specializing in Japan, will look at the employment opportunities available in the country and discuss how to go about forging a successful career there. The seminar will then conclude with an introduction to the work possibilities offered by the JET Programme.

Experience Japan Exhibition 2016