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Japan Educational Seminar (Korea)
The 13 member universities of the “Global 30” Project and 4 other universities held the Japan Educational Seminar on the 15th and 16th December at the Public Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan in Seoul, Korea.
Thanks to the effective publicity by the Embassy, participating universities and the Secretariat, there were 264 participants over the two days. Many brilliant students from prestigious schools and universities were present. Some of the high school students were accompanied by their parents.
At the opening of the Seminar on the 15th, Yuichi Tokiwagi, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Korea gave a welcome remark in Korean to the participants in a separate presentation room from the booths. This was followed by a presentation on the “Global 30” Project given by Osamu Aruga, Director of Office for International Planning, Higher Education Policy Planning Division, Higher Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Over the two days, the faculty and staff members were joined by Korean alumni from the participating universities who also gave presentations to the participants. As a result, the participants were able to get a clear picture of student life in Japan.
On 17th December, 7 universities visited the Seoul Global High School where the university representatives met many talented students. After making a courtesy visit to the principal, the representatives gave presentations to 84 students. After learning about the opportunities to study in Japan in English, many students said they will consider studying in Japanese universities.
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» 1. Objective
The Japan Educational Seminar will be held in Seoul, Korea to introduce degree programs conducted in English to prospective students. In order to attract more international students to Japan, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) launched the “Global 30” Project and has selected 13 universities to be part of this project. Under the Project, students can obtain degrees from prestigious Japanese universities by taking academic programs conducted in English, both in undergraduate and graduate levels. These selected universities aim to nurture internationally competent individuals by creating an academic environment where overseas and Japanese students can learn from one another and build lasting bonds that will propel them into the international scene.
Note: The universities under the “Global 30” Project are as follows: Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, and Ritsumeikan University (13 universities total).
» 2. Date, Venue and Program
|15,16 December (Saturday and Sunday) 2012 10:00-17:00||Public Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan in Korea 〒110 64, Yulgok-ro(114-8, Unni-Dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Map||Individual consultation by Representatives, Presentations on Universities (tentative)|
» 3. Eligibility
- Prospective undergraduate and graduate students with proficiency in English
- Parents and teachers
- Prior Registration
» 4. Program
(1) Individual consultation by representatives
Representatives from the universities will be available for any questions that each student may have. Students are welcome to speak with them regarding admission procedures, scholarships, and advantages of studying in Japan.
The universities will briefly explain such education systems as academic programs, admission procedures. Q and A session will also be provided.
» 5. Participating Universities and Organization
Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University,
Keio University, Meiji University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, Ritsumeikan University Hokkaido University, Nagasaki University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,
Japan Student Services Organization (Information brochures for Sophia University and International Christian University will be available during this event)
» 6. Further Inquiries
Contact: The University of Tokyo (Secretariat for the “Global 30” Project) Email:
» 7. Registration
Registration is now closed