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2010 JAL Scholarship Program
Main Theme
“Tourism and Cross-cultural Understanding“

June 27 - July 13, 2010 (17days)

Participants of the Scholarship Program
A total of 15 university students from the countries of Australia (1), China (3), Korea (3), New Zealand (1), The Philippines (1), Singapore (2), Taiwan (1), Thailand (1), Vietnam (2) participated in the 2010 JAL Scholarship Program.

6/27 Sun Arrival
6/28 Mon Orientation
Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
6/29 Tue Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
6/30 Wed Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
Student Sessions
7/1 Thu Fieldwork (Odaiba)
7/2 Fri Free Time
7/3 Sat Tokyo Region Host Family Day
7/4 Sun Tokyo Region Host Family Day
7/5 Mon Field Trip (Tono, Iwate) (1)
7/6 Tue Field Trip (Tono, Iwate) (1)
7/7 Wed Reception and cultural exchanges in Hakusan City
7/8 Thu Japanese Culture Experience (2)
Kanazawa City Tour (2)
Student Sessions (2)
7/9 Fri Student Sessions (2)
7/10 Sat Asia Forum in Ishikawa (2)
International Exchange Festival (2)
7/11 Sun Kanazawa Region Host Family Day
7/12 Mon Closing Ceremony (JAL Building, Tokyo)
7/13 Tue Tue Return Home

(1) Organized in cooperation with East Japan Railway Culture Foundation
(2) Cosponsored by the Asia Forum in Ishikawa Committee

Program Contents
★Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
The participated Scholars, joined by 14 Japanese Students, studied subjects including Japanese culture, tourism and cross-cultural understanding mainly at Josai Awa Learning Center.


6/28 Keynote Lecture “The past is a foreign country: and language is your passport” by Mr. Arthur Binard
6/29 “Future of Tourism: Difference that makes Difference” by Professor Yasuko Wachi, ph.D
~Professor, Josai International University (Associate Dean)
  “Tourism, Education, Adventure, Children and Happiness” by Assistant Professor Daniel F. Stuntz
~Assistant Professor, Josai International University


6/30 “Tourism and Business Venture” by Visiting Professor Ichigo Umehara
~President, The Capitol Hotel Tokyu
  “Japanese Society Today” by Visiting Professor Amadio Arboleda
~Visiting Professor, Josai International University
7/1 A short presentation by Yoshikazu Nakashima
~the Vice Executive Director of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation


★The Student Sessions in Tokyo
(A collaborated program with Josai International University)
Students held group discussions in Awa Learning Center on the theme of this year’s Scholarship Program ‘Tourism and Cross-cultural Understanding’. The coordinator of the group discussions was Assistant Professor Trevor Ballance from Josai International University and Japanese students also had the opportunity to participate.



★Tokyo Region Homestay
Through the Tokyo homestay experiences with current and former JAL company employees, the scholars gained a deepened understanding of Japan.



★Field Trips
Field trips to experience Japan’s regional culture was organized, in cooperation with East Japan Railway Culture Foundation, to Tono, located in Iwate Prefecture.



★Hakusan City Program
(Offered in collaboration with Hakusan City)
The scholars enjoyed experiencing the Japanese Drum Workshop, visiting Shirayama-Hime Shrine and Chiyo-Jo Haiku Museum. At the Chiyo-Jo Haiku Museum, they studied how to create Haiku and composed haiku in their own language.



★Japanese Culture Experience
(A collaborated program with the Asia Forum in Ishikawa Committee)
The Scholars obtained the chance to experience Japanese traditions and culture, by dressing in Yukata, Japanese traditional garment, and learning Ikebana, the Japanese traditional art of arranging cut flowers. They also tried to perform YOSAKOI SORAN Dance.



★Asia Forum in Ishikawa
(A collaborated program with the Asia Forum in Ishikawa Committee)
At the Asia Forum in Ishikawa, the 15 Scholars and 13 Japanese students from Ishikawa, completed a Kanazawa Tourism outline and participated in fieldwork and discussions under the theme of ‘Tourism and Cross-cultural Understanding: Best one spot for Present Status and Best one spot for Future Potentiality in terms of Cross-cultural Understanding in Kanazawa’. The Scholars presented the results of their investigations at the public symposium ‘2010 Asia Forum in Ishikawa’.



★Kanazawa Region Homestay
A homestay experience for the period of 2 nights and 3 days was provided for the scholars by the volunteer families from Kanazawa City.

★Closing Ceremony


Sponsor: JAL Foundation
Co-Sponsor: Japan Airlines
Special Cooperation: Ishikawa Prefecture
  Kanazawa City
  Hakusan City
  Asia Forum in Ishikawa Committee
Support: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology