2009 JAL Scholarship Program
－ its achievements and drawbacks“
June 29 窶骭 July 15, 2009 (17days)
Participants of the Scholarship Program
A total of 25 university students from the countries of Australia (2), China (3), Indonesia (2), Korea (3), Malaysia (2), New Zealand (2), The Philippines (2), Singapore (2), Taiwan (2), Thailand (2), Vietnam (2) and including a guest scholar from the United States of America, participated in the 36th JAL Scholarship Program in 2009.
|Jun 30 窶骭 July 2||Orientation, Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens|
|July 3||Student Sessions in Tokyo|
|July 4 - 5||Tokyo Region Homestay|
|July 6||Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens|
|July 7 - 8||Field Trip (Sawara, Choshi) (1)|
|July 9 窶骭 10||Japanese Cultural Activities
Student Sessions in Ishikawa (2)
|July 11||Asia Forum in Ishikawa (2)|
|July 12||Kanazawa Region Homestay|
|July 13||Reception and Cultural Exchanges in Hakusan City|
|July 14||Farewell Reception (JAL Building, Tokyo)|
(1) Organised in cooperation with East Japan Railway Culture Foundation
(2) Cosponsored by the Asia Forum in Ishikawa Executive Committee
★Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
Leading figures provided the program’s scholars with a comprehensive introduction to Japan’s culture, environmental issues and society through a series of stimulating lectures.
|July 30||Ms. Diane Orrett (Diane Kichijitsu), Rakugo Performer|
|Professor Dennis S. Tachiki, Professor, Tamagawa University|
|July 1||Mr. Yoshikazu Nakajima
Deputy Director National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Group Work (The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba)
|July 2||Mr. Hiroshi Nonomiya
Representative Director, Managing Director, RHJ International Japan, Inc.
|Ms. Rieko Suzuki
Chair, Millennium Promise Japan (NPO) Commentator and Author
|Dr. Toshinobu Machida
Chief, Office for Atmospheric and Oceanic Monitoring, Center for Global Environmental Research,
National Institute for Environmental Studies
|Mr. Kenichi Tanaka
Senior Advisor (Environmental Impact Assessment / EIA), Japan International Cooperation Agency
|July 6||Mr. Yasushi Akashi
Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Together with Japanese university students, the scholars participated in group discussions under this year’s theme of ‘International Cooperation’.
Coordinator: Professor Dennis S. Tachiki, Professor, Tamagawa University
Through the Tokyo homestay experiences with current and former JAL company employees, the scholars gained a deepened understanding of Japan.
Field trips to experience Japan’s regional culture was organized in cooperation with East Japan Railway Culture Foundation to the towns of Sawara and Choshi, located in Chiba Prefecture.
Japanese cultural activities such as a traditional tea ceremony and so forth, was experienced at the Ishikawa International Exchange Lounge (Kanazawa City of Ishikawa Prefecture). The scholars even attempted the Yosakoi Soran dance.
At the Asia Forum in Ishikawa, cosponsored by the Ishikawa Executive Committee, the scholars from the Asia and Oceania regions, together with Japanese students, completed a Kanazawa Tourism outline and participated in fieldwork and discussions under the theme of ‘The Attractions and Issues of Kanazawa City’.
★Asia Forum in
The scholars presented the results of their investigations into the ‘The Attractions and Issues of Kanazawa’ during the Asia Forum’s student sessions.
Coordinator: Mr. Matsuharu Kawabata, Lecturer, Kanazawa University
Commentator: Professor Takashi Hiraki, Professor, Kanzawa Gakuin College
Mr. Kenichi Mizuyoshi, Chief Investigator, Planning and Coordination Division, Urban Policy Bureau,
A homestay experience for the period of 2 nights and 3 days was provided for the scholars by the volunteer families from Kanazawa City.
★Program in Hakusan
During the jointly organized program sponsored by Hakusan City, the scholars visited Kirin Beer Park, Shirayama-Hime Shrine etc. The scholars also participated in a Wadaiko workshop and attended the Lord Mayor’s Hakusan City Welcome Reception.