"Summer Seminar 2016: Language, Literature, and Society; Endeavors of Japan Studies" Held from July 19th to 21st.

September 2, 2016

The TUFS International Center for Japanese Studies (ICJS) conducted "Summer Seminar 2016: Language, Literature, and Society; Endeavors of Japan Studies" from July 19th to 21st. This was the fifth time the seminar was held and many participants attended both from Japan and abroad. Together with teachers from ICJS, ten leading experts from foreign universities delivered insightful lectures. (The experts were from Thailand, Singapore, Korea, China, and Taiwan).
Also, "The Summer School Research Presentation" coincided with the summer seminar. It was held by 43 graduate students, including 14 from overseas universities and 29 (including 1 ISEP TUFS exchange student from Xiamen University, China) from Japan. This was the fourth time that the Summer School Research Presentation was carried out.
The 14 overseas students were from Thammasat University, National University of Singapore, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Chung-Ang University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Tunghai University, National Taiwan University, and National Chengchi University, and they visited Japan with the experts. Also, one graduate student from Kainan University carried out the research presentation.
Graduate students from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, University of Tsukuba, and International Christian University also delivered presentation.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session in which participants actively asked about research.
After the presentation, the graduate students organized a party where about 90 attendees shared ideas and information. Some participants talked with the presenters from abroad. Roughly 660 participants attended 14 classes of this year's seminar. The Research Presentation ---held in four venues--- also had a large turnout, with about 640 visitors.
The commencement ceremony was carried out on the last day of summer school and the graduate students from overseas universities received certificates. After taking a ceremonial photo, the students made farewells, promising to make great efforts.