African Studies Center (ASC-TUFS) and Inter-University Exchange Program (Africa), aka IAfP, have supported 8 exchange students from the partner universities in Africa to study at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) this year. So, we'd like to take this opportunity to provide all the African students who study at TUFS to build a network with Japanese people. We welcome anybody who study or work at TUFS to join the meeting!
◆Date & Time: Thursday, November 10, 2022 5:40 - 7:10 pm (JST)
◆Venue: Room 115 at Research and Lecture Bldg., Tokyo University of Foreign Studies & Online (Zoom)
*We will send the Zoom link to all the registrants including those who register to participate onsite.
◆Eligibility for Participation: the supporters of the exchange students, TUFS students, TUFS faculty & staff
*If you are not their supporters nor TUFS students & staff but are interested in the event, please contact us.
◆Language: English and Japanese (Each language will be roughly translated into Japanese or English)
◆Pre-registration: Please register from here by November 8 (Tue.).
◆Jointly organized by African Studies Center - TUFS and Inter-University Exchange Project (Africa)
◆Contact: African Studies Center - TUFS (Tel: 042 330 5540, Email: asctufs.ac.jp)
Opening Remarks (Shinichi Takeuchi)
My Experiences in Rwanda Through Videos (Rei Fukushima)
Self-introduction (8 Exchange Students)
Answering the selected questions (8 Exchange Students)
Message from Japanese Students in Africa (Hidetora Miyata, Ilyas Hirose, Naosuke Tanaka, and Yuma Hagino)
Coming Back to Japan as a Master Student (Shukulu Murekatete)
Closing Remarks (Kazuyuki Sasaki)
Free Conversation Time
MC: Tabitha Takao
Interpreter & Supporter: Ayu Hirakawa, Hiroaki Kasahara, Rei Fukushima, Satoko Hojo, Yuki Fukuoka, and Yumiko Matsuoka
【The Exchange Students from the partner universities in Africa in 2022】Name (Period of Stay at TUFS, Home University, Home Country)
Christelle Amissi Nababuya (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023, Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences <PIASS>, DRC)
Annet Banda (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023, University of Zambia, Zambia)
Hanán Jeppie (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Nkusi Ines Ineza (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023, PIASS, Rwanda)
Emmanuel Wepngong Jato (Spring 2022 - Fall 2022, PIASS, DRC)
Patrick Muhirwa (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023, PIASS, Rwanda)
Paul Kani Bahoya (Spring 2022 - Fall 2022, PIASS, DRC)
Themba Mapulanga (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023, University of Zambia, Zambia)
All of them are accepted as the IAfP's exchange students, and 7 of them got support for the roundtrip airfare by IAfP and the part of life expenses from "Contemporary African Education and Research Fund" established by ASC-TUFS. Please refer to here for more details about our project to invite young people from African countries.
【Presenters & Supporters】(In alphabetical order)
Hiroaki Kasahara M1, Area and International Studies Course, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS
Kazuyuki Sasaki Head of Department of Peace and Conflict Studies / Coordinator of Center for Research and Action towards Sustainable Peace and Development (CRASPD), PIASS
Satoko Hojo 3rd year, French Major, School of International and Area Studies, TUFS
Shinichi Takeuchi Professor / Director, African Studies Center - TUFS
Shukulu Murekatete M2, Peace and Conflict Studies Course, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS (Studied at TUFS as an exchange student from fall 2018 to Spring 2019.)
Tabitha Takao M1, Area and International Studies Course, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS (Studied at PIASS as an exchange student from September 2019 to August 2020.)
Yuki Fukuoka 3rd year, African Area Studies, School of International and Area Studies, TUFS
Yumiko Matsuoka M1, Area and International Studies Course, Graduate School of Global Studies, TUFS
We had the meeting in a hybrid way. In the face-to-face session, 45 people joined while 18 people participated online.
Exchange students from African countries talked about their impression of Japan, their favorite Japanese foods, life in their countries, and hopes for the future. In addition to it, we connected to students from TUFS studying in African countries now and they talked about their impression of each country and the lessons they learned.
We had a good and exciting exchange session together.
↓ Answering the selected questions (8 Exchange Students)
↓Message from Japanese Students in Africa