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2008 JAL Scholarship Program
Main Theme
“The world in 20 years - problems and solutions”

June 29 - July 15 (17 days)

The 24 participants this year include four students from China including Hong Kong, two each from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

June 29 Arrival
Jun 30 - July 3 Orientation, Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
July 4 Student Sessions in Tokyo
July 5 - July 6 Tokyo region host family day
July 7 - July 8 Field Trip ( Nikko)
July 9 Reception and cultural exchanges in Hakusan city
July 10 - July 11 Japanese cultural activities, Student Sessions in Ishikawa
July 12 Asia Forum in Ishikawa
July 13 Kanazawa region host family day
July 14 Farewell Reception (JAL Building, Tokyo)
July 15 Departure

Program Contents
Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Dr. Toshinobu Machida, chief of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies Office for Atmospheric and Oceanic Monitoring together with other leading figures provided the program students with a comprehensive introduction to Japan’s culture, economy, environmental issues and society through a series of stimulating lectures.

July 30 Yoshikazu Nakajima, Deputy Director, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
  Professor Dennis S. Tachiki, Tamagawa University
July 1 Ms. Dian Orrett, Rakugo Performer
  Mr. Yasushi AKASHI, Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  Mr. Kenichi FUJISAKU, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan
July 3 Dr. Toshinobu Machida, Chief, Office for Atmospheric and Oceanic Monitoring, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  Mr. Hiroshi Iijima, Director General of the nonprofit organization Asaza Fund
July 4 Dr. ADACHI Naoki, CEO, Response Ability, Inc.

Student Sessions in Tokyo
Students held discussions with Japanese students on the theme of the 2008 program.

Field trip
Conducted in partnership with the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation, the participants will go on a field trip to Tochigi Prefecture including the popular sightseeing destination of Nikko to learn about Japanese culture.

Hakusan City
The scholars traveled to Hakusan City.

Shirayama-Hime Jinja
Asano Taiko Drum workshop
Welcome party

Japanese Cultural Experience
The Scholars experienced traditional Japanese culture at the Ishikawa International Exchange Lounge.

Tea ceremony
Tea ceremony
Yosakoi soran

Student Sessions in Ishikawa
The program participants joined local Japanese students in discussing the 2008 program theme “Kanazawa in 20 years”.

Asia Forum in Ishikawa
The participants presented their findings.

Home stay
Always a popular feature of this program, home stays with Japanese families will give participating students a first hand experience of family life in contemporary Japan.