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Unleash your Potential in Japan
On Friday, September 1, 2023, Keio University held the Experience Japan Exhibition 2023 & Tokyo Symposium: Unleash your Potential in Japan at its Mita Campus in Tokyo. The event was part of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s (MEXT) Top Global University Project, to which Keio University was selected in 2014 as one of 13 Type A universities conducting world-leading education and research.
The symposium featured a keynote speech by Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo, who has been dedicated throughout his career to fostering the future leaders of developing countries through an education at Japanese graduate schools. The event also featured presentations by former international students who have established their careers in Japan. In addition, a panel of university representatives took part in a discussion on the challenges confronting Japanese universities and the future prospects in the face of the current geopolitical situation and climate change.
So, what is the significance of studying in Japan for international students? In what ways are Japanese universities able to contribute to society domestically and in the wider international community? We hope this video archive of the symposium provides an opportunity for everyone, and especially those aspiring to go to Japan to study abroad, to truly get a sense of the value of a global education in Japan.
Mr. Yosuke Kobayashi, Director, International Affairs Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, Emeritus Professor, The University of Tokyo
Prof. Motohiro Tsuchiya, Vice-President, Keio University
"Career Prospects for Former International Students" Speakers:
Mr. Piotr Kroujkov, Business Design Manager, Accenture Japan
Dr. Md Shamim Sarker, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Tokyo
Prof. Norihisa Miki, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
"Globalization of Higher Education in Japan: Past, Present, and Future" Speakers:
Prof. Takeshi Hirose, Top Global University (SHARE) Office, Kyushu University
Prof. Mayumi Ishikawa, Center for Global Initiatives, Osaka University
Prof. Hisayo Ogushi, Dean of the International Center, Keio University
What is the EJE?
The Experience Japan Exhibition is a Study Abroad Fair that introduces academic programs and scholarship opportunities to students who are interested in studying in Japan. First held in London in 2011, it has become an annual event bringing many people in the UK and beyond one step closer to realizing their dream of living and studying in Japan.
For the previous two years, due to COVID-19, the fair shifted to an online format, attracting over 3000 participants in total. Now that the borders are open and Japan is ready to welcome international students from all over the world, the Experience Japan Exhibition will take place in 2 different formats. There will be a portal website full of everything you need to know about studying abroad in Japan, and we will hold an in-person symposium at Keio University in Tokyo. For this event, 26 universities from across Japan will present a diverse range of opportunities from English-based academic degrees to short-term programs. For those who are looking for non-traditional study abroad alternatives, the exhibition also provides information from grant organizations that offer programs for research and work experience.
If you want an extraordinary experience in an incomparable setting, Japan is the country for you. Find out more at the Experience Japan Exhibition.
The opportunity of a lifetime awaits!
Why Study in Japan?
World-class universities, cutting-edge research and an unrivalled cultural experience, all in an incomparable setting. Here are our top 5 reasons to choose Japan.
*Exchange rates are as of June 30, 2023.