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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
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    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,
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  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
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    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
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Take Me Wonder by Wonder

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Name:
Jui Yu Tsai (Eric)
Home Institute
: National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Enrollment year and status at Waseda University:
Waseda Summer Session, June-July 2015


Summary- "Take me wonder by wonder"
I have been to Japan for seven times as a tourist, but this is the first time that I “experienced” and “felt” Japan in a way I never had before. Never had I imagined that this summer school would turn out to be such an enlightening experience and become precious memories of my summer vacation.

During the whole month, I have had the chance to be truly immersed in the authentic Japanese culture, not to mention, sitting in the same classroom with elite students from all around world. Also, I felt privileged to be part of the courses taught by the best lecturers who are also experts in their own fields.
Beside school life, Waseda Summer Session (WSS) arranged dozens of activities and events such as Yukata wearing sessions, Rakugo (verbal entertainment) performances, Matsuri (festivals), etc, in order to allow us to better experience Japanese culture. During the 2 days field trip, we had the chance to visit rural areas near Tokyo and, what is to me, the best hot-spring ever. This summer, WSS had filled me with so many pleasant experiences and memories that I dare say it really took me wonder by wonder.

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School Life- Overwhelmingly joyful and illuminating
This is my first time coming to campus as a Waseda student, and the campus is so beautiful that anyone would feel lucky and happy everyday by simply exploring the campus. Waseda succeeded in creating an immensely enjoyable atmosphere not only through the courses with some of the best lecturers but also with educational fieldtrips. Since I am an economics major and a fan of Japanese manga, the courses I chose to take are Business I and Culture III, both of which are so informative as well as absorbing.

In Business I, Professor Parissa provided a clear view of comparison between the values held by Japanese and non-Japanese companies not merely from the viewpoint of a scholar but an observer who has lived in Japan for almost a decade. Case by case we gradually grew our own opinion and had some great discussions in the class which had inspired many new ideas I had never come up with before.
 In Culture III, I have to say Professor Lim really had brought us in to the wonderland of Japanese ACG industry (anime, comics and game). The lectures given by him was amazing in itself. However, what swept me away was the field trip which was so exciting since it was a visit to the renowned “Heaven of Otaku” - Akihabara. If I were an otaku, I wouldn’t have left the “heaven.” A sentence to sum up for being a part of Professor Lim’s class is that it really creates a path back to your childhood when all the manga characters you know are still so vividly alive! Not the mention exploring the various factors and theories influencing the culture that, as a child, I would not have picked up on.

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Reflection- How I am moved by WSS
The kind of shock and how deeply I was moved during the past one month is impossible to describe with mere words. Images of the field trip to Nikko and the great times spent walking around Tokyo are still so clear as if it were yesterday. Time really flew and the journey of fantasy in Japan ended so fast that I have no time to reflect on these memories well.

However, I know that the friends I have made would always be there for me and these people are some of the most incredible guys I have ever seen. It has truly been an unforgettable month for me as well as for many of my new-found friends. This was absolutely the best decision I’ve made. For those who want to be exposed to the fascinating wonders of Japan both culturally and academically, and to make friends hailing from different cultural backgrounds, WSS will not disappoint. Many thanks again to all the faculty and student interns from WSS for giving me such memories I will cherish for a long time to come.

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