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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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Waseda Summer Session wasn't like any other Summer Camp

Name: Phillip Lin
Home Institute: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Enrollment year and status at Waseda University: Waseda Summer Session, June-July 2014


Waseda Summer Session 2014 Summary
I’ve definitely made a decision which I’ll never
regret to join the Waseda summer session in June
2014! I was always interested in Japanese language
and culture (of course, including anime) due to my
frequent visit and my family’s connections with Japan.
I thought it’d be a perfect opportunity for me to
embrace the beauty of Japanese culture through this
month- long program. So I joined, and it was a very
correct decision to make. Throughout this program,
I’ve learned so much through the lectures and the
field trips which Waseda planned for us. It was hard
to believe that this was only the first time this session
was conducted.



There were Business, Culture, History and Politics courses which we could choose from. I’ve chosen
Business (since I’m a business major) and Culture I, Japanese Culture and Society. Our business
professors taught us about how the Japanese business model is so special and unique that it brought
Japan to the previous second largest economy in the world. My Japanese Culture and Society professor
was an American who’s specialized in Japanese Culture. He used his own experiences and stories to
teach us about Japanese values and traditions. Other than those two courses, I’ve also taken a
Japanese language introduction course. Our Japanese teachers used their interesting and fun
method to introduce us the beauty of Japanese language.


Trip to Minami-Uonuma, Niigata
Our Culture I course had an optional field trip to a small town in Niigata. The trip turned out to be
very different from what I’d expected originally. It gave me a true cultural shock as the rural Japan is
so different from urban Japan. The small town which only hosts around 200 people is currently facing
a huge problem -- its population is decreasing every year due to the heavy snow during winter and
the attractive job opportunities in big cities like Tokyo. We spent a day in the rice paddies doing farm
work and it was VERY fun and new for all of us. We’ve also spent some time talking with locals about
their life and their family.


Trip to Kamakura & Hakone
There was another field trip for all of the summer session participants to go to Kamakura and
Hakone for a weekend. Kamakura is a famous tourist city with stunning view and traditional shops
and restaurants. Waseda surprised us that night with a beautiful Japanese onsen hotel as our
accommodation. It was a very enjoyable experience for all of us.

The summer session will be a very good experience for those who’re strongly interested in Japanese
culture and society (or food) and getting to know a lot of new friends from all around the world.
Waseda summer session wasn’t like any other summer camp which gives us a lot of tight schedule
and plans. Students are basically free to do whatever we want after classes end which allows us to
tour around Tokyo or nearby cities. But there are also a lot of extracurricular activities in Waseda
which we’re allowed to join. I’ve been to almost all the must-go tourist sites in Tokyo during this time
period and have enjoyed a lot of good food. So this summer session would be suitable for those
who’re interested in experiencing Japan with a bunch of great new friends!





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