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)
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.
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)
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.
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.