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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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[Event] Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 at Waseda University - ended in a great success!

Undergraduate students from the world’s 19 leading universities gathered for the
UNIVERSITAS 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012
“Connecting to the Future” hosted by Waseda (July 3 to 5)

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Waseda University hosted the Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference 2012 (URC 2012) from July 3 to July 5. This three-day academic assembly held at Ono Azusa Hall brought together 58 undergraduate students from all disciplines at the world’s top universities, who were selected from among 19 universities, including Waseda, in 12 countries and regions. The participants showcased their research to an international audience and took part in active discussions.
Universitas 21 (U21) is an international network of 24 leading research-intensive universities in 16 countries and regions. The URC is one of the most important U21 activities that started in 2007, with each member university hosting in rotation since then. This occasion marked the 8th edition of the conference. Waseda, the only Japanese member university, hosted the event and provided eight student participants who are originally from three different nations. Students and faculty & staff who gathered for this grand event represented as many as 20 nationalities, imbuing a rich international ambience to it.
The URC 2012 was organized and operated by a volunteer group comprised of 10 Waseda students to make this a conference that would truly be developed by students. Under their leadership, the eight conference participants from Waseda also supported efforts to run a successful conference.
The student-led conference which was conducted exclusively in English reflected the realization of Waseda’s ongoing endeavor to promote global expansion university-wide, and therefore was well-received among the student participants and faculty from abroad in that it actually functioned as an international assembly “of the students, by the students, and for the students” in terms of both the program contents and the overall management.

Questionnaire interview of Waseda's presenter and poster creator students 

About URC
It was such a great opportunity to meet many students from different ethnic, academic background. Also, unlike other conferences, we could learn about other fields of studies which are math, science such as molecular biology.
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Reason of participation and choosing title
The word of ‘KIZUNA’ has been always in my mind since the 3.11 disaster in Japan. I thought theme of URC was very intriguing and decided to make my presentation! In my presentation, I wanted to take the notion of KIZUNA to the next level. Not only in the level of Japanese domestic society, but also when it comes to level of international community, I wanted to figure out what Japanese government and people can do to maintain their KIZUNA (friendly relationship) with other neighboring countries in Asia.
About URC
Learning not just the contents about the other fields, but also the presentation skills of each presenter hinted me on my future works. I also felt a strong need for this high level of research and presentation skills to be prepared in Waseda before participating and taking the opportunity in some sense.
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Reason of participation and choosing title
Initially wanted to do an oral presentation, but I am glad I was chosen for a poster, because it allowed me to express the flow and background of my research in image and a rapped up form. 
I chose this title connecting the theme of U21 2012 and trying to consider how my research can hold significance to the world community.

About URC
I’m glad I got to listen to presentations with so many varieties of themes. 
It was also very meaningful to me that I was able to have debates with participants and build friendships.
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Reason of participation and choosing title
Because there weren’t many places for undergraduates to present our own research works.
I chose it because nuclear nonproliferation and East Asian security were two interesting themes that overlapped. Because it is not possible to map out the future without discussing national security, a fundamental job for a country.


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