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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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ASIAN STUDENTS ENVIRONMENT PLATFORM 2012: Environmental field studies by students from Japan, China, and Korea



60 students total from Tsinghua University, Korea University, and Waseda University participated in the Asian Students Environment Platform 2012 (ASEP) , organized by AEON Environmental Foundation (Chairman: Takuya Okada, Waseda alumni) . With Waseda's Professor Emeritus Takeshi Hara of the Waseda Environmental Round Table as an advisor, the theme was to "think of the environment through Japanese culture." With fieldwork in four prefectures (Tokyo, Saitama, Iwate, Kyoto)at the core, a 7-day camp-style program was put together. On the final day, there was a result presentation at Waseda University. At the group presentation made up of 3 universities, interesting keywords like "visiting old, learn new," "moderation," and "reverence," were selected.


  • 8/17 (Fri) Opening Ceremony
  • 8/18 (Sat) Fieldwork (Tokyo Metropolitan Government) , memorial lecture (Professor Shiro Wakui, Tokyo City University)
  • 8/19 (Sun) Fieldwork (Tanohata Village) , memorial lecture, visiting planted forest "Shii-no Mori"
  • 8/20 (Mon) – 22 
  • 8/23 (Thurs) Results presentation, completion ceremony

For the fieldwork, we visited the Tanohata Village in the Iwate prefecture, which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Through storytellers of the tsunami, we listened to experiences from the disaster. From the mayor Kanji Kamitsukue, we learned about the current conditions of area rehabilitation. At the nature school of this village, students planted trees for memorial. We also visited the planted forest "Shii-no Mori," which Waseda has been running for over 50 years. At the visit to Aeon Laketown, we learned about the efforts towards the environments being made at Aeon's shopping center, such as hybrid gas ecosystem and eco-labels for the ocean.

At Kifune Shrine in Kyoto, we learned about the Shinto beliefs towards the environment through the head priest of the shrine Kazuhiro Takai. Hiroko Maruyama, lecturer of Waseda Environmental Round Table, taught us about ideologies within a syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism. Visiting the world heritage Kinkakuji Temple, we felt the beautiful culture of Japan directly. At Kuramadera Temple, head abbess Koun Shigaraki taught us the environmental ideologies in Buddhism.



At the completion ceremony, honorary professor Takeshi Hara commented on the participants of this forum, which aims to strengthen future environmental principles. The forum ended in great success as he commented, "please treasure your imagination."

Through this forum, students strengthened their relationships with each other regardless of nationality. Bypassing international political problems with each country, debates were held, and new viewpoints for future environmental policies were acquired. We look forward to the participating students becoming future environmental leaders. This forum is planned to continue for 10 more years.


AEON Environmental Foundation

Waseda Environmental Round Table

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