Japan Alumni eNews Vol. 100 August 10th, 2017

Japan Alumni eNews Vol. 100

1. Life in Japan by Photo

Learn the life in Japan with photos posted by our readers! We look forward to your submissions of memorable photos of your experiences in Japan, including your student life, exposure to Japanese culture and history, travel, and more.

1 Photo title (15 words or less)
2 Name (katakana and alphabet)
3 Nationality
4 Name of your school in Japan

August of Japan

The theme of the August issue is photo introduces August of Japan.

Flowing somen

Flowing somen

Barley tea

Barley tea

Mango

Mango

Awa Dance Festival

Awa Dance Festival

2. Alumni News

Bringing you news and first-hand stories about international students!

1) News on International Students

NEWS 1 : Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Launches “Career Development Program for Foreign Students in Japan”

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology launched the “Career Development Program for Foreign Students in Japan” to support efforts to create an environment in which foreign students can study the Japanese language, which is a skill necessary for finding employment in Japan, participate in career education about corporate culture in Japan and other such topics, and medium to long-term internships, all in one place. Each university will partner with local municipalities and industries to expand employment of foreign human resources at Japanese companies, which is a part of the Ministry’s growth strategy. Twelve institutions nationwide have adopted this program.

NEWS 2 : Foreign Tourists to Japan Surpass 10 Million at Fastest Pace Ever

According to the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO), the number of foreign tourists to Japan from January to May 2017 was 11.411 million. This was the fastest pace ever for the number of tourists to surpass 10 million from the beginning of a new year. Compared to the same period last year, the number of tourists from Indonesia, South Korea, Russia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Canada was up more than 20%.

2) Introduction of Current International Students

Edgar Santiago Pelaez Mazariegos

Name: Edgar Santiago Pelaez Mazariegos
Nationality: Mexican
University: Waseda University
Major: Ph.D. International Relations (Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies)
Academic Year: 2nd year
Period of Stay in Japan: April 2012 to present
Japanese Proficiency Level: Japanese Language Proficiency Test N3



 

My first contact with Japan was the anime Evangelion, which my friend introduced me to at around 15 years of age. It was very interesting and exciting, and I became captivated by Japanese anime and pop culture. Later, I entered university and majored in international relations, but my interest was always in Asia, particularly Japan. I took whatever classes on Japan I could, and my interest spread from pop culture to history, economics, politics, social issues and other topics as well.

I’m currently enrolled in the doctoral program of the Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, and I’m studying the impact of the Cool Japan policy and Japanese pop culture on Mexico. In the master’s program, I studied the impact of Japanese anime and manga on Mexican youth and, in turn, the impact of that on Mexican students choosing Japan as the place for their higher education.

My favorite Japanese food is sushi. I know that’s cliché. In particular, I like hand-pressed tuna and sardine sushi. I also like salmon roe. What I like is that in Japan, I can go to a sushi-go-round restaurant or just visit the convenience store whenever I feel like eating sushi. The best sushi I ever had was at a sushi restaurant in Tsukiji that my friend took me to. The sushi I ate there was amazing! The tuna melted in my mouth! Japanese sushi is the best in the world.

My dream for the future is to continue to work in the Japanese content industry as a researcher. It’s not just because I enjoy it but also because I believe that pop culture creates a common understanding between people all over the world and is one of the most important tools for bringing people together. I want to be involved in other Cool Japan strategies and help spread Japanese content to more people, especially people in my home country of Mexico.

My advice for people thinking about studying abroad in Japan is that the key to success is focusing on your goal and diligently devoting yourself to your studies and work for the things you like. If you concentrate on your studies and work on your passion, opportunities will naturally come your way. One other thing I can say is that you should start studying Japanese as early as possible. Also, be sure to meet and interact with as many people as possible. Regardless of whether those people are Japanese or from your own country, the ties you form will last forever and will give you a new way of looking at Japan, the world and even your own country.

3) List of Japan Alumni Associations

Introduction of “Support for International Students Returning Home”

Vietnamese chapter of Nagoya Institute of Technology Alumni Association established

The first meeting of the Nagoya Institute of Technology Vietnam Alumni Association (NVAA) was held in January 2016 in Hanoi. Thirteen graduates and six faculty members attended.

In addition to the NVAA members, seven people from four companies also attended. Moreover, Professor Nguyen of Hanoi University of Science and Technology delivered a congratulatory address. At the meeting, Ngo Hoai, a graduate and the first chairman, gave a speech while Dr. Izumi Yamamoto, director of the Nagoya Institute of Technology Education Center for International Students, explained the purpose of establishing the Vietnamese chapter.
As part of its future activities, the NVAA aims to strengthen existing human networks and build new networks together with companies.

3. Academic News

Introduction of scholarships, grants, unique activities at particular universities, and more!

1) Introduction of Faculties/Graduate Schools

Here we introduce you to particular faculties and graduate schools at Japanese universities.

Rikkyo University College of Intercultural Communication

Rikkyo University College of Intercultural Communication

University Profile (as of May 15, 2017)
Name: Rikkyo University College of Intercultural Communication
Address: 3-34-1 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Number of students: 560 (Undergraduate), 35 (Graduate)
International students: 49 (Undergraduate), 17 (Graduate)

1. About Rikkyo University’s College of Intercultural Communication

The College of Intercultural Communication at Rikkyo University was established in 2008 for developing individuals who can play an active role in this globalizing world. Since its inception, the college has taken a multi-faceted approach toward all things within the framework of “intercultural communication,” namely the aspects of “language,” “communication,” and “culture.” We advise students to ensure that they develop into individuals with an ability to understand and converse with others and to open pathways for problem solving. In the specialized education that begins in earnest from the third year, students increase their ability to take the lead in working on various global, human, cultural, or regional problems from multiple angles that are strengthened by their broad learning and professionalism, particularly in those areas chosen by the students themselves: “language communication,” “interpretation and translation communication,” “intercultural communication,” and “sustainability communication.”

2. A Distinctive Undergraduate Education Program

Dual Language Pathway (DLP)
This program develops individuals who can be flexible in confronting problems using their high-level professional knowledge of two languages: English and Japanese.
Students who do not use Japanese as their native language focus on studying Japanese, beginning with their first year; thus, by the time they graduate, they have advanced abilities in both English and Japanese.

Interpreter and Translator Development
This program is conducted in both undergraduate and graduate schools. Students who have completed the four-year undergraduate program are awarded a certificate of completion.

Japanese Teacher Development
This program provides students who do not speak Japanese as a native language with the knowledge and skills required for teaching Japanese. Students who have completed a set curriculum as well as graduation research are awarded a certificate of completion.

Overseas Internships, Overseas Study Abroad Training, and Overseas Field Study
The College of Intercultural Communication provides many opportunities for learning outside campus classrooms. We have many places to put learning into practice: “overseas study abroad training” on university campuses overseas; “overseas field study,” where students experience the cultures of Mongolia and Thailand among other cultures; “overseas internships” for practicing Japanese education overseas; and “service learning” in conjunction with various regional partnerships.

3. Support for International Students Unique to the College of Intercultural Communication (Student Life Support)

The College of Intercultural Communication has Japanese student buddies ready to support international students when they arrive so that they can begin their first-year studies without any concerns. These buddies provide careful support to students as they study for classes held in Japanese and in other aspects of their life in Japan. See the links below for more information on the university’s student life support system.

4. Support for International Students Unique to the College of Intercultural Communication (Employment Support and Regional Partnerships among other aspects)

The College of Intercultural Communications has regional partnerships that allow international students and Japanese students to demonstrate their abilities. The College provides many opportunities to learn by experiencing how studies in the College of Intercultural Communication contribute to society. Examples include the “Rikkyo Japanese Class,” where students who have studied Japanese language education help foreigners living in the area to study Japanese; the “English Camp,” where elementary and junior high students living in Toshima Ward experience the enjoyment of communicating in English; and support for areas where junior high students speak Chinese or English as their native language.

Moreover, the College provides exclusive support for the job-seeking efforts of international students who wish to obtain work in Japan. This support begins with first-year students and becomes more practical at each stage of study. Those who wish to work in Japan are certainly encouraged to study in the College of Intercultural Communication.

2) Application Information for Scholarships, Grants, Invitations, Prizes, etc.

Yanmar Co. Ltd.

Program name
28th Yanmar Student Thesis Contest

Applicant Eligibility
Students must meet the following requirements by September 30, 2017.
(1) Academic affiliation
Students must be enrolled in any of the following academic institutions.
· University
· Graduate school
· Junior college
· Agricultural college
· Agricultural junior college
· Technical schools
*International students here and abroad are also eligible to apply regardless of nationality.
(2) Age
Must be 30 years of age or below.
*For international students, age limit is 35 years.
(3) Eligibility
· The paper must be the individual’s own and must not have been previously presented.
*If the same paper is to be presented elsewhere (or used in an application), it cannot be used.
· Co-authored papers are allowed.
· Those who have previously won in the thesis category may not apply.
· Those who have previously won in the essay category may apply.

Theme
Developing “agriculture” into a “food and agriculture industry”
Review the theme and requirements at write your thesis on a “pioneering challenge” aiming for the establishment of 21st-century agriculture. Propose original ideas from the field(s) you are studying/researching about, such as natural sciences, agricultural management, agricultural technology, agricultural chemistry, agricultural models (urban, mountainous, large plain and coastal), new business models, distribution, education and ICT, and write logically about the process, method, etc., for their realization.

Application rules
1. Language
 Japanese
2. Character limit
 The main text must be in the range of 8,000 to 12,000 characters.
3. Format
 Must be submitted electronically (Word format, etc.)
4. Required documents
 (1) Application form
  Download the application form from the link at contact.
 (2) Abstract
  Abstract must fit in one A4 portrait size paper and must not exceed 1,200 characters.
 (3) Thesis
  Thesis should contain the following, with the title written in the following format: “Title (Name of Thesis)_Full name”.
  1. Table of contents 2. Main Text 3. Tables/Figures 4. Bibliography/References

Submission procedures
Submit the required documents (1–3) to ronbun@yanmar.com.

Deadline
11:59 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Awards
Grand Prize: Award money (1,000,000 yen), a certificate and award plaque – 1 winner
Special Excellence Award: Award money (300,000 yen), a certificate and award plaque – 2 winners
Excellence Award: Award money (100,000 yen), certificate and award plaque – 10 winners

Contact
Umeda Gate Tower, 1-9 Tsuruno-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0014
Yanmar Co. Ltd. Agricultural Operations Business Human Resources & General Affairs Department
Student Thesis and Essay Contest Secretariat
TEL: 0120-376-530
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except on Saturdays, Sundays, public and company holidays)
E-mail: ronbun@yanmar.com

Shoko Research Institute

Program name
29th Award for Outstanding Studies on Small and Medium Enterprises

Applicant Eligibility
Anyone of any nationality may apply if they are interested in small and medium-sized enterprises and their financial issues, such as students and those involved in business related to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Group submissions are also accepted. However, economic, management and financial researchers, including graduate school students who are in the latter half of their doctoral programs, may not apply.

Theme
Choose one from the following four themes:
Industry Category
(1) Diverse human resource strategies of small and medium-sized enterprises
(2) Small and medium-sized enterprises and development of social businesses
Finance Category
(1) Improvement of productivity at small and medium-sized enterprises and financial institution feasibility studies
(2) Continuity and development of small companies against the backdrop of population decline and the role of regional financial institutions

Application rules
· Download and read carefully the application guidelines from the link at contact.
· Entries must be in Japanese and unpublished.
· Entries must be in the following order: Application Form, Abstract, Table of Contents, Main Text and References/Bibliography. Page number must appear on all pages.
· Download the application form from Shoko Research Institute’s official website and fill in the entries, including your chosen theme.
· Include an abstract that must not exceed 800 characters and a table of contents.
· The main text of the thesis must be in A4-sized paper, in portrait orientation, and in the range of 9,600 to 12,000 characters.
· Entries must be submitted in Microsoft Word file format. (PDF files will not be accepted.)

Application deadline
Monday, October 16, 2017

Prize
Will be awarded to a maximum of 5 winners, each receiving 300,000 yen

Contact
Shoko Research Institute
TEL: 03-5875-8907

3) Information about International Symposium

Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering Symposium 2017

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for communication between researchers to assist in the development of the biomedical engineering field, to promote the research activities of scientific and medical researchers, to attract young researchers into the field and to provide an opportunity for quick reporting of research results.

*What is biomedical engineering?
A new specialized field that incorporates engineering into medicine to shed light on life phenomena and provide effective means of diagnosis and treatment.

Dates: Friday–Saturday, September 15–16, 2017
Location: Shinshu University, Ueda Campus, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology (3-15-1 Tokida, Ueda City, Nagano)

4) Academic Societies

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5) Japanese Language Tests

4.Business News

JASSO provides information about job-search for both current and graduate international students!

1) Job Hunting Event Information

The Program for Advancement of Foreign Human Resources is being launched from 2015, as a collaborative effort of related government ministries and agencies, and other relevant organizations. The Program seeks to increase employment of international students in Japan, and hence increase the number of highly skilled international professionals in the future, following the recent trend in policy that includes the 2014 revision of “Japan Revitalization Strategy – Japan is Back” (approved by the Cabinet on June 24th, 2014). The ultimate aim is to vitalize the Japanese economy further and enhance Japan’s presence in the global economy.
Through seminars, events and other activities, the Program will strengthen the system of connecting international students and other foreign nationals looking for employment in Japan, with companies in Japan looking to recruit international employees.

Events for International Student

Useful Web Site for International Students

2) Job Hunting Report

Ki Syoe

Name: Ki Syoe
Nationality: Chinese
University in Japan: Ryukoku University
Major: Clinical Social Work (Faculty of Sociology)
Period of study in Japan: October 2002 to March 2009
Name of Company: Kyoto Prefectural International Center
Japanese proficiency level: Japanese Language Proficiency Test N1

 

What prompted me to choose Japan as the destination for my studies abroad was seeing a picture of cherry blossoms with Mt. Fuji in the background as a child. After graduating high school, I wanted to study in a country where I could learn a language other than English. I was interested in Japan, which is close to China, so I decided to go to Japan for my studies.

The reason I chose to find employment in Japan is that I studied in Japan for many years and grew accustomed to the culture and customs, and when I told my parents I’d like to stay and live in Japan, they were supportive. When I was a third-year university student, I was selected for The Asia Human Resource Fund, an employment assistance program for international students by the Japanese government. Thanks to that I joined a real estate company after graduating.

I have since changed jobs and now work at the Kyoto Prefectural International Center. The Kyoto Prefectural International Center is engaged in various projects in collaboration with local governments and other interested parties to achieve a multicultural society where residents of various nationalities, values and cultures deepen their mutual understanding and respect each other for the purpose of promoting internationalization of the prefecture.

My main job is translating the newsletters, interpreting for Chinese-speaking guests that can’t speak Japanese, participating in meetings of related institutions that deal with international students, visiting companies and universities, collaborating with people from companies and holding small networking events and joint explanatory sessions for job seekers, conferences on self-promotional presentations, training on unofficial job offers, job hunting guidance and workshops for international student support.

The key points for job hunting activities are to highlight your personal strengths and thoroughly research the company so that you can talk specifically about what you want to do after joining the company. You also need to be able to clearly express your motivation, specifically what you feel will be worthwhile at the company, and how you want to work.

My advice for students getting ready to start their job hunting activities is to think about the path you want to take, improve your corporate research abilities and decide on a direction while seeking feedback from many people, including predecessors and professors. I think you will have many experiences that lead to personal growth through various encounters.

3) Job Hunting Information Article

Internships

From August to around February, company internships will be available to third-year university students and first-year graduate school students. In Japan, internships are designed to allow students to experience employment at a company. Participants work in the actual workplace and tackle assignments so that they can acquire firsthand knowledge of the company and the industry.

Many last one to five days but some are long-term, lasting several months. It is also an opportunity for the company to have the student learn about the industry and the company itself as well as a way to prevent mismatches during job hunting activities, so many companies offer internships. In recent years companies have also been offering internships in autumn (October to December) and spring (February).

There are two methods of applying for internships: being introduced by the career center at school and applying via the website. There are also some cases where documents like application forms have to be submitted and interviews are held to select internship participants, so come up with a plan in advance.

With internships, companies provide various programs, such as ones where participants experience the actual job, and project-type ones where participants work on assignments given to them. Depending on the company, some may observe the student and (if they are impressed) give them priority when selecting job candidates later on.

If you want to see the work site and learn more about the industry or company you’re interested in, or if you are having a hard time deciding on a career path, an internship is sure to be a useful experience for your upcoming job hunting activities. We highly recommend you take advantage of internship opportunities.

5. Visit Japan

Have you been travelling around Japan? In this section, we bring you information about sights, events, and foods from all over the country! The August edition looks at Shizuoka prefecture.

Shizuoka prefecture

Mt. Fuji

Located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, Mt. Fuji is the tallest and most beautiful mountain in Japan and has come to symbolize the country. In 2014 it was also registered as a World Heritage Site. It was formed around 100,000 years ago, and its beautiful shape is the result of the accumulation of volcanic product such as lava from many eruptions in the past. Mt. Fuji has been worshipped since ancient times and has been depicted in countless works of art.

Fuji Safari Park

Opened in Susono, Shizuoka in April 1980 as an outdoor zoo, Fuji Safari Park is divided into two zones: the Safari Zone and the Fureai (“interaction”) Zone. The Safari Zone has about 30 different kinds of animal roaming about from all over the world, and you can take a tour in your own car or on a “Jungle Bus” that allows you to feed the animals and takes about 50 minutes. The Fureai Zone has everything from rare to familiar animals that you can play with and feed.

Fujinomiya Yakisoba

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As part of the town revitalization efforts in Fujinomiya in 1999, the yakisoba that had been eaten here since days of old was named “Fujinomiya Yakisoba.” It gained nationwide fame when it became the first champion of the B-1 Grand Prix, which determines the popularity of cheap delicious food. Its distinctive characteristic is that, as opposed to normal yakisoba, it is made with special noodles and bits of pork left over after lard has been extracted, and is seasoned with dried sardine powder.

Suruga lacquered geta

The roots of Suruga lacquered geta (wooden clog) can be traced back to around 1880 when geta maker Kyujiro Honma applied lacquer to geta for the general public. Lacquer production was already popular in Shizuoka, so he applied that technique, and it became popular nationwide. Today, demand for geta has decreased along with the westernization of lifestyles, but Suruga lacquered geta is made using traditional technology and shipped all over the country as luxury lacquered geta.

Shizuoka Festival

The Shizuoka Festival is a public festival that was started in 1949 based on a historical tale. It is said that Tokugawa Ieyasu took his vassals with him to view the cherry blossoms in Sunpu (Shizuoka). Held when the cherry blossoms bloom, it is known for the “Ogosho Hanami Gyoretsu” reenactment of the lord’s viewing of the cherry blossoms in the Edo period and the “Yozakura Ranbu” dance where about 10,000 citizens parade while dancing.

6. NIPPON Information

This section features enjoyable stories about pop culture, traditions, dining, cutting-edge technology, and more!

1) NIPPON Time Machine

Three Major Festivals in Tohoku
In early August every year, there are big summer festivals held all over the Tohoku region. The Aomori Nebuta Festival, Akita Kanto Festival and Sendai Tanabata Festival are referred to as the “three major festivals in the Tohoku region.”

Aomori Nebuta Festival

Aomori Nebuta Festival
“Nebuta” refers to lantern-lit floats with warrior figures on them. They are made by affixing Japanese paper to wire frames and depict historical figures or local legends. Each night, the lanterns are lit, and 20 some floats are carried through the center of the city. Each float is accompanied by 500 to 1,000 dancers (haneto) as it proceeds through the city.

Akita Kanto Festival

Akita Kanto Festival
In this festival, kanto (long poles) from which many chochin (lanterns) are hung are paraded about in hope of a good harvest. They are made to look like ears of rice. The large kanto are 12 meters long and hold 46 lanterns. They are carried by one person, balanced on the hands, forehead, shoulders or lower back. Taking part in tradition, the celebrants demonstrate superb balance and strength.

Sendai Tanabata Festival
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Sendai Tanabata Festival
The Sendai Tanabata Festival is a summer tradition featuring Japanese paper decorations on bamboo poles. Roughly 3,000 poles with streamers and other decorations form arches in Sendai. Tanabata festivals are an old custom—the Sendai Tanabata Festival was already being celebrated in the days of Date Masamune, lord of Sendai (17th century).

2) Lifestyle Information

Air conditioner

How to Make It through the Summer Heat
About 55% of people who fall ill in the summer say that the cause is the temperature difference between indoors and outdoors created by air-conditioning. “Air-conditioning sickness,” as the name implies, is primarily caused by air-conditioning and includes symptoms like chills, cold hands and feet, lack of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, backaches, stiff shoulders and insomnia. To enjoy the most pleasant summer, try not to rely too much on air-conditioning.

Cool off with cold packs around your neck, under your arms and on your hips
Wrap ice packs and cold packs in a towel or handkerchief, and then put them around the neck, under the arms or in the groin area to cool off.

Put your feet in cold water after baths
Putting your feet in cold water after getting out of the bath is effective for stopping perspiration.

Eat foods that lower body temperature
Eating summer vegetables is one way to lower your body temperature in the summer. Summer vegetables include tomato, cucumber, eggplant, bitter melon, corn and okra. They contain large amounts of potassium and water, so they have a diuretic effect, causing urination, which in turn has the effect of lowering your body temperature.

Use dehumidifier setting rather than air-conditioning
Using the dehumidifier setting on your air conditioner is another countermeasure for the heat. On hot summer days, the humidity is around 80%, but if you can lower that to around 50% it will feel much cooler. Lowering the humidity by 10% lowers the apparent temperature by 1 degree.

3) Magazines and Brochures from Japanese Government

Providing public relations materials regarding our country including culture and sport.

7. JASSO News

Information about JASSO Scholarship programs, invitation program, Japan Education Fairs, and the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU).

1) Schedule, etc. for 2017 Japan Education Fairs

JASSO holds Japan Education Fairs overseas to provide information to high school students, university students and other individuals who are interested in studying in Japan. We also attend and cooperate to the events and seminars sponsored by other organizations.

2) Information about the “Student Guide to Japan”

For all those considering studying in Japan, we recommend you to read the “Student Guide to Japan” first.
In addition to information on the Japanese education system, scholarships, and daily life in Japan, the guidebook also includes stories on experience of international students in Japan.
You can read the guidebook on the JASSO website, so we encourage not only those who are considering studying in Japan, but also students already studying in Japan to take a look.

You can read in 14 languages such as Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese), Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Myanmar language and Bengali, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, French, German, Mongolian, and Portuguese.

3) Official Facebook Pages of JASSO and Overseas Representative Offices

We also provide the latest information on studying in Japan on our official Facebook pages. Check them out!

4) Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU)

5) JASSO Scholarship Programs

6) Web Magazine “Ryugakukoryu”

The August 2017 issue will be published on August 10th. Please make sure to read it!

7) Follow-up Research Fellowship (Invitation Program)

This program provides former international students who play active roles in education, research and government in their home countries to conduct short term research at universities in Japan.

8) Follow-up Research Guidance (Dispatching Research Advisors)

This program provides Japanese academic advisors with an opportunity to visit and to help further research of former international students who are teaching and/or researching at universities or research institutes in their home countries.

8. From the Editor

How did you find the August edition of Japan Alumni eNews?
Schools have long breaks in August, which is the hottest month of the year throughout the nation. In this month’s NIPPON Time Machine, we covered the three major festivals of the Tohoku region, which are well-known among the traditional summer festivals of Japan. Festivals differ greatly depending on the historical background of each region. Go see the festivals that interest you and take a trip in Japan.

Japan Alumni eNews Editorial Desk is looking for someone who can share their job searching experiences. We also welcome pictures from your life abroad as an exchange student and your comments for our email magazine. Our next issue of “Japan Alumni eNews” will be distributed on September 8th. Don’t miss it!

  • Information in this issue may change without notice. Please visit their web sites for latest information.

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