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  1. Career
    1. My One and Only
    2. Interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
    3. S. Takata Memorial Research Library and My Research Theme
    4. Building a Career in Japan - Don't let the Japanese people beat you in linguistic skills and cultural comprehension -
    5. 67 years after World War II
    6. What is a life plan? From the National Bar Exam to becoming a painter
    7. Job-hunting experience note -Receiving a job offer from the first-choice company is not a dream-
    8. Job-hunting experience note -Self-analysis is about "Constructing one-self"-
    9. The skill-levels of world-class top talents are extremely high. That is why, in order to compete against the world, ambition and aspiration is necessary.
    10. Japan's passport did not come falling from the skies. Fight now for the respect of the future Japanese.
    11. OECD Internship Report
    12. Settling down in Waseda
    13. Be true to yourself, boldly step forward into the things that excite you!
    14. Job Hunting experience notes
    15. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
    16. Using My experiences from Waseda,
    17. Waseda:An everlasting bond
    18. Recent report from Denmark
    19. Submission from WiN member (Recent Report)
    20. Memories of Waseda
    21. My experience at Waseda
    22. My time at Waseda University
    23. Teaching Position at Korea University
  1. Event Reports
    1. C21 Tokyo Challenge
    2. Enjoying a taste of South-East Asia: Vietnamese Bánh Mì Sandwiches and Milo
    3. Looking Back on the "Go Global Japan" English Presentation Contest
    4. Student Visa Day at the American Embassy
    5. 3rd Place Finish in the "Hong Kong Cup"
    6. Students' Day at the American Embassy
    7. ASIAN STUDENTS ENVIRONMENT PLATFORM 2012: Environmental field studies by students from Japan, China, and Korea
    8. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 2: Non-academic conference learning
    9. Reflections on the Universitas21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 Part 1: Academic conference learning
    10. The 7th Foreigner's Traditional Japanese Dance Exhibition: Waseda University student performers' questionnaire interview
    11. [Event] Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 at Waseda University - ended in a great success!
  1. Gourmet
    1. What Do You Do With a Major in Ramen?
  1. Others
    1. "Ship for South East Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP)"
    2. Exchange Students from US Reunite at Waseda after 30 years
    3. "Like" WiN on Facebook!
    4. WiN Blog starts
  1. Sports
    1. Learning How "To Think" Through Waseda University's Track & Field
    2. Participating in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
    3. "Participating in the XXV Winter Universiade Games (2011/Erzurum)"
    4. My experience with Waseda's American Football Bukatsu
  1. Study Abroad
    1. Shifting Cultivation and the Challenge of Sustainability in Mopungchuket Village, India
    2. Building the TOMODACHI Generation
    3. Kakehashi Project Report
    4. The Double Degree Program at Peking University
    5. Camping and Snowshoeing in Canada
    6. An Encouragement of two-stages approach to study abroad
    7. Studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia
    8. A new kind of Study Abroad
    9. 14-Day Short term Study Abroad Program in Chowgule College, Goa - "What can I do? What can they do? What can you do?"
    10. From Tsugaru strait to the African highest peak Kilimanjaro
    11. PIANO LINE -Seattle Study Abroad Chronicles-
    12. In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher
    13. What I learned about China through Shanghai Fudan University
    14. Why are those who've experienced study abroad programs a little different? -Full Japanese SILS student reveals the whole story of studying abroad -
    15. China, The Neighboring Country You Do Not Know ~ My Encounter at Peking University ~
    16. Study Abroad Experience Notes
    17. C'est la vie! This is life! Work hard, Play hard.
    18. Study abroad @ Taiwan
    19. Study abroad @ Beijing
  1. Study in Japan
    1. Visiting the Prime Minister's Residene
    2. IPS Summer School 2016: Culture Meets Culture
    3. The World is Smaller than We Think
    4. Waseda Summer 2016
    5. The Opportunity of a Lifetime
    6. Experiencing Village Life at Kijimadaira
    7. A Fantastic Opportunity
    8. A Rewarding Experience
    9. An Amazing Experience
    10. Take Me Wonder by Wonder
    11. I Couldn't Ask for More
    12. Another Kokusaibu Story
    13. SAKURA Exchange Program in Science
    14. I Want to Go Again!
    15. More than Good Sushi
    16. Immersive Experience into the Japanese Culture
    17. 40 Years of Memories in a Photo
    18. Experiencing Everything First Hand
    19. Waseda Summer Session wasn't like any other Summer Camp
    20. Looking Forward to the Past
    21. Weeding a Rice Paddy ~Field Trip to Niigata~
    22. Japan Study Students to Waseda: A message from the class of 1983-84
    23. Developing Medical and Welfare Robots ~The Challenges of Kabe Laboratory, Faculty of Human Sciences~
    24. Recollecting experiences of Exchange Programme at Waseda
    25. Kuroda Kazuo Interview: About Studying in Japan
  1. Volunteer Activity
    1. Taking the first step in volunteering
    2. "Volunteer experience in earthquake-hit area Natori"
    3. "The Great East Japan Earthquake Reconstruction Volunteering"
    4. How my perspective changed through volunteering
    5. Tohoku Volunteer
    6. Great East Japan Earthquake    "Fumbaro East Japan Support Project"


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Teaching Position at Korea University


Name in full:Fabian Jintae Froese
Nationality: German (mother Korean)
Period attended at Waseda: 04/2004-08/2007
Affiliation / Program at Waseda: Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
Field of Study / Research at Waseda: Sociology
Academic Supervisor at Waseda: Professor Shigeto Sonoda
Present Residence: South Korea, Seoul
Present Affiliation and Position: Korea University, Assistant Professor

Current occupation

Korea University, Assistant Professor of International Business.

Primary job responsiblity
My main job responsibilities are teaching and research. During the semester,
I teach two courses – usually on Monday and Wednesday from 9am until 11:45am.
Thus, my weekend starts with lunch on Wednesday. Even though that may sound amazing
there is much more I have to do other than teaching. My other major job responsibility is
to do research, i.e. collect and analyze data and subsequently write articles. In addition,
I also meet my students and attend faculty meetings. The advantage of my job is that
I am very independent and have a very flexible schedule.

How to reach the present position

Major Korean universities, such as Korea, Yonsei and Seoul National, have largely imitated
recruiting and promotion systems of American universities. A PhD degree and publications
in well reputed international journals are crucial in securing a job. Fortunately, I was able to
publish two articles during my doctoral studies at Waseda. After I presented a paper at a
conference in Korea, I got into a conversation with a Korea professor. When mentioning that
I would finish my dissertation soon, he asked me whether I was interested in a job at Korea
University. Several job interviews, job seminars and 10 months later I started my new job as
Assistant Professor at Korea University in September 2007.

Most impressive memory at Waseda
What I remember very vividly is the crowd of freshmen students around Takadonaba in April
at the beginning of a new academic year. When I arrived in Japan in April 2004 I lived in
Soshigaya, Setagaya-Ku, in a dormitory sponsored by Monbukagakusho. Every evening I
walked from Waseda to Takadanobaba station and sometimes had dinner around there.
But what we experienced in those Isakaya’s was beyond our expectations: drunk, singing,
shouting, and sometimes dancing freshmen. No wonder, one of the first Japanese phrases
I learned was pitcha nonde, nonde.

Memorable Experiences at Waseda

There are many good experiences I remember from my time at Waseda. The international
atmosphere at Waseda, particular at GSAPS and the language school was very inspiring.
For instance, we had 13 students from 12 different countries in our Japanese language
class. Cambodia was the only country that was represented by two students. During and
after class, we had a lot of fun and learned from one another. At GSAPS, I really liked the
zemi culture. During the semester, we met several times a month and during semester
break, we went on a trip to somewhere in Japan.

Message to the WiN members

I like the idea of an international network. I hope that several of my former classmates are
also members of WiN and hope to keep in touch with them. If you happen to live in or visit
Korea please feel free to contact me.

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