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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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More than Good Sushi

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Name:
Jasper Kroese
Home Institute
: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Enrollment year and status at Waseda University: Waseda Summer Session,
June-July 2014



When people travel, their aim is often to experience a country by visiting as many Lonely Planet-suggested
hot-spots as possible in the limited time they have. They then go home to show their friends interchangeable
pictures of tourist locations and tick that specific country off their wish list. The question is, however, whether
that’s the way to actually experience a country, culture and its people; I would argue it’s not. The Waseda
summer program gave me the opportunity to actually experience Japan.
 

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With daily classes, the summer program allows its participants to get into some form of routine, an
everyday life in some ways. Learning about Japanese culture in classes allowed me to place what I
saw into perspective, and the same time, organized field trips made it possible to personally observe
what we learned in class. This interconnectedness between interesting classes and the time spent
roaming Tokyo forms the full package to get a grasp of this magnificent country and its culture. Tokyo
is an extraordinary city that doesn’t compare to any other place I’ve ever seen. From miles of gray
buildings to in-your-face advertisement to ten-story karaoke bars. From hammered businessmen
trying desperately to hug a bicycle, to cafés filled with robots, cats or unidentifiable tame rodents.
From parks filled with hundreds of teens dressed up as their favorite anime-character (just because)
to our very own Nakano park.
 

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With more people living in Tokyo than in all of The Netherlands, I’m not hesitant to say that Tokyo feels
like a never ending city where everything is possible. However, I’ve also had the opportunity to travel for
two weeks after the summer program (Kyoto, Osaka, Miyajima, Hiroshima) which made me realize that
Japan is even more than the grand city that is Tokyo. Whether you go there for the food, the people,
the religion, the history, the anime or those ridiculous capsule hotels: eventually you’ll
appreciate them all.
 

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Perhaps even more intriguing than experiencing Japan,
however, is the people I was able to share the experience with.
Besides learning about Japanese culture, you also get the
opportunity to interact with other students, each with their own
culture. Normally, learning about a new culture is, for a large
part, comparing it to your own. Through this program, I wasn’t
just able to compare the Japanese and Dutch culture, but also
put both of those in a broader context through interaction with
my fellow students, be it Chinese, American or Australian. This
summer program offers the unique experience to learn both
with and from each other, to share amazement and confusion,
laughter and drinks, stories and games and to become friends
with people from around the world. And let’s be honest, where
else in the world would you be able to find a university with its
own ‘Hello Kitty’-merchandise. An unforgettable experience. 

 

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