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PROGRAMME

SEMINAR SCHEDULE AS OF SEP 21, 2018

Saturday, 17 November 2018

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. (Same session at 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 studying 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.

14:4015:10
The JET Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese Government sponsored programme 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 join this session to find out more about the Programme and how to apply next year. (Same session at 13:00 – 13:30 in Kohn Centre)

15:3016:30
A Cleaner Breath for a Healthier Life – The Importance of Air Quality Research in Urban Environments

The Greater Tokyo Area is the world’s most populated metropolis, home to nearly 40 million people, which makes keeping the air clean a major challenge for public health and safety. In this session, Tomoaki Okuda, Associate Professor at the Keio University Leading-edge Laboratory of Science and Technology, will showcase his innovative technique for measuring atmospheric particulate matter (such as PM2.5), the first step to achieving and maintaining cleaner, healthier, more breathable cities.

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 onto Japanese culture. In this seminar, a Japanese language expert of the Japan Foundation will introduce some useful everyday expressions and the underlying culture behind them. This will be a fun and interactive session where you'll have the chance to practice these new expressions.

13:0013:30
The JET Programme

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme is a Japanese Government sponsored programme 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 join this session to find out more about the Programme and how to apply next year. (Same session at 14:40 – 15:10 in Dining Room)

13:4014:10
Working in Japan

There has never been a better time to think about a career in Japan, as companies are looking to recruit more international staff to support their increasingly global business strategies. In this seminar, Kiko Hill of Disco Inc., a recruitment agency with expertise in the Japanese market, will provide an overview of the employment opportunities available in the country and discuss how to go about forging a successful career abroad.

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 provide details of the courses they offer and how to 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 talk about their experiences living and working in Japan, as well as provide 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 seminar will provide an overview of the various programmes open to international students as well as practical advice on fees and scholarships. (Same session at 13:00 – 13:30 in Dining Room)
* Please note that the seminars are likely to be very popular so we encourage you to head to the seminar room in good time on the day.

Experience Japan Exhibition 2017