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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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In Finland, as an Artist and a Researcher

Name: Kensuke Shimizu
Nationality: Japan
Period of enrollment at Waseda University: April 1992 to March 1996
Place of enrollment at Waseda University: School of Human Sciences
Status at Waseda University:
undergraduate student (1992-1996), obtained a “BA in Human Sciences” degree at Waseda University in 1996

Current situation, as a researcher and an artist:
1. As a Researcher
I have lived in Turku, Finland, since 2002. I obtained a “MA in Ethnology/Baltic Sea Region Studies” degree in 2005 at the University of Turku. My master’s thesis was about the Christmas season of Turku. After that, I am currently studying European Ethnology for a doctoral degree at the University of Turku, Finland. Currently, the topic of my doctoral research is about lights and landmarks in towns. Very recently in September 2011, I did my presentation on the current situation of my research at a seminar in Turku.

NEW 3rd Photo. Kensuke Shimizu IMG_0964.JPG




This is Turku Cathedral, in Turku, Finland. The landmarks of Turku and the lights of the landmarks of Turku are one of the topics of my research, which I am currently doing. Turku Cathedral is one of the landmarks of Turku. This photo was taken by Kensuke Shimizu, in September, 2011.


2. As an Artist
Also, at the same time, I am a painter. I have done my solo exhibitions in Finland, Estonia, France, and Japan. I have participated in group exhibitions or collective exhibitions in Finland, Italy, France, Austria, Bulgaria, USA, and Japan.

NEW 2nd Photo. Kensuke Shimizu. IMG_9416.JPG




 Kensuke Shimizu (myself) and 4 artworks by Kensuke Shimizu. It was taken at the exhibition called “World Art Vision”, held around May 2011, at the Real Círculo Artístico de Barcelona (Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain.


This year (the year 2011), I did my solo exhibitions at Gallery80 in February in Tokyo, and at Galerie Satellite2 in May in Paris. Concerning group exhibitions or collective exhibitions, this year (the year 2011), I participated in a group exhibition at A.Jain Marunouchi Gallery in New York in January, a collective exhibition called “World Art Vision” in Barcelona around May, a group exhibition held at Gallery M (Euro-Asian Art Center) in Vienna around August, and a collective exhibition of visual poetry at Galerie Satellite in Paris in September. In addition to these, my paintings were selected to be exhibited at the “20th International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts - Gabrovo 2011”, held in Gabrovo, Bulgaria, and this exhibition started around May this year. Currently it is the end of September in 2011, and these are the exhibitions I participated in during this year from January 2011 to September 2011. There are more exhibitions in which I am currently scheduled to participate during this year 2011.

How has studying at Waseda aided you in your career/academic path? :
At the School of Human Sciences, Waseda University, I went to classes of many different subjects, part of them is psychology classes, and part of them is cultural subjects, and so on. Currently in Finland, I am doing doctoral researches in the field of ethnology. Ethnology, at least the ethnology at the University of Turku, deals with a wide range of various matters, and because of this, it has been very good for me to have this academic background of going to many kinds of classes at Waseda University. Also, as an artist, it has been good to have this background.

Most memorable event at Waseda University:
People from different regions come to study at Waseda. It was very good to get to know people from different regions, and those communications are one of the memorable experiences.

Message to WiN members, About living abroad:
For me, it has been very good to have international experiences. I have lived in 4 different countries in my life so far, Japan, USA, UK, and Finland. I had many kinds of experiences in living abroad, part of them is very nice experiences, but part of them is difficult experiences. I am Japanese, but, in total, so far, I spent roughly 13 years of my life, in the places outside of Japan. In reality, when you start to live in some different country, especially at first, you may have some kind of difficulty in new life. But, in these cases also, I hope that you start to have some positive and nice experiences too. What I am saying is, it may be sometimes tough to live in different countries, but, I am hoping that you find some positive feeling and nice experiences too, which would become eventually very special for you, I hope. In my case, as I wrote above, I had many kinds of experiences, both good ones and difficult ones, but, all in all, the important thing for me is, these experiences have given me something special for my life. Currently I live in Finland, and I would like to continue living in Finland further, and would like to have more of these special feeling.


NEW 1. Photo taken by Kensuke Shimizu. IMG_1841.JPG

These are 5 artworks by myself (Kensuke Shimizu), which are exhibited at Waseda University. Currently (as of September 2011), you can see my paintings on the Tokorozawa campus of Waseda University. 5 paintings by myself (Kensuke Shimizu) were placed in April, 2010, started to be shown, on the ground floor of the “101goukan” (building near a sports hall) on the Tokorozawa campus of Waseda University, School of Human Sciences in Japan. This photo was taken by Kensuke Shimizu, in April 2010.


Website of Kensuke Shimizu

Website of the “University of Turku, European Ethnology”

                                                                                  ---This article was written by Kensuke Shimizu, in 2011.


Kensuke Shimizu Exhibition at Omotesando Hills   WiN Facebook

Tokorozawa Campus Building 101  WiN Facebook


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