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Summary Report of the 2002 Japan Education Seminar (Philippines) Japanese

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AIEJ held Japan Education Fair (Philippines) described below.

1. Sponsor: Association of International Education, Japan (AIEJ)

2. Supporter: Embassy of Japan in Philippines

3. Co-Organizers: Philippine Association of Japanese Ministry of Education Scholars (PHILAJAMES)
Association of Philippine Private Alumni of Japanese Universities (APPAJU)

4. Venue City: Manila

5. Date: March 5 (Wed.), 2003

6. Venue: St. Benilde Auditorium (De La Salle University)

7. No. of Visitors: 682

8. Events
(1) Orientation
Time: Session 1, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Session 2, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
1) Promotional videos on study in Japan (Session 1, 9:30 a.m.; Session 2, 2:30 p.m.)
2) Overview of study in Japan (Session 1, 10 a.m.; Session 2, 3 p.m.)
3) Briefing on Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) scholarships (Session 1, 10:20 a.m.; Session 2, 2:20 p.m.)
4) Consultation on study in Japan (Session 1, 10:40 a.m.; Session 2, 2:40 p.m.)
5) Q&A (Session 1, 11:30 a.m.; Session 2, 4:20 p.m.)
Most frequently asked questions:
• Scholarship programs (Monbukagakusho scholarships, scholarships available prior to arrival to Japan)
• How to find research advisors at graduate schools
• How to select a school

(2) Booth Consultation
Time: Session 1, 11:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Session 2, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
1) AIEJ Booth (general information, preparations for studying in Japan, school selection, scholarship programs, EJU, etc.)
Most frequently asked questions:
• Availability of scholarships for Japanese language institute students
• Availability of courses taught in English
• Criteria for receiving scholarships
2) Embassy of Japan in the Philippines Booth (information on Monbukagakusho scholarships, visas, etc.)
3) Japan Alumni Booth (advice and information given by alumni of study-in-Japan programs regarding studying and living in Japan, etc.)
4) De La Salle University Administration Center (distribution of EJU application forms, information on EJU application procedures, collection of application forms, etc. )
Note: In Session 2, the venue was overfilled with visitors, so orientation and booth consultation were conducted simultaneously.

9. Overview
In order to make it easier for students to attend, this year's seminar was scheduled on a weekday (Wednesday), and, like the previous seminar, was held at De La Salle University. Based on the experience of the last seminar, a turnout of around 500 visitors was expected for this year's event, but this was surpassed by an actual total of 682 visitors, 270 to Session 1 and 412 to Session 2.
The visitors frequently inquired about Monbukagakusho scholarships and other scholarship programs, degree programs offered in English, and short-term study programs. Although the seminar was held at a local university, the visitors also included many instructors (from primary and secondary schools) who attended to gather information on master's programs and other study programs that are above the age limit for students in teacher-in-training courses, a sign of the far-ranging perception held by educators in the Philippines.