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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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IPS Summer School 2016: Culture Meets Culture


Name: Li Hanshen
Country: China
Enrollment year and status at Waseda University: Double Degree Student
at Graduate School of Information Production and Systems, 2015-2016
Specialty at Waseda University: Information Architecture; Neurocomputing Systems
Advisor at Waseda University: Prof. Takayuki Furuzuki

How has studying abroad at Waseda aided you in your academic path?
The Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems provides an exceptional environment where an assortment of grad students coming from diverse countries around the world research and discuss numerous subjects and fields with each other. Local students are able to exchange thoughts and opinions with overseas students as well, which broadened my own horizons as well as enriched my life quite a lot.

Most memorable event at Waseda University:

I’m a Waseda University-Shanghai Jiao Tong University double master degree student that entered the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems on Sep, 2015. In August of 2016, IPS held their AY2016 summer school. 56 college students as well as teachers from four overseas universities including Fudan University took part in the summer school. It was an honor to become a student assistant throughout the summer school period. During the entire event, I come to feel everybody’s enthusiasm along with their excitement. We were all able to have not merely an unforgettable experience but also to forge profound companionships with each other.


A gathering by all summer school members
All through the summer school, participants were able to experience the Japanese educational system as well as various cultural differences. They were able to select seven professors’ courses including those offered by Professor Osamu Yoshie. Courses covered supply chain management, semiconductor technology, computer network engineering, robotics, etc. Students got not a mere glimpse of the Japanese graduate learning atmosphere, but additionally were able to gain an in-depth knowledge of Waseda University. After classes ended I frequently saw students gather around the professor to put forward their own points of view. I do believe most of them really enjoyed themselves a great deal.


Kokura Visiting with Professor Osamu Yoshie and Fudan University students
During the factory visit component, every student visited the Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc., the Denso Kyushu Co., and the TOTO Ltd., where they witnessed Japanese business culture. Inside Toyota, they got a feel for how they produce automobiles for the establishment of a rich social contribution as well as the Toyota Production System. In Denso Kyushu, they discovered the way an automobile components supplier works as well as the development of science and technology. At TOTO, they experienced 90 years of brand history and its patented "Washlet" technology (a combination of plumbing and electronics) which has propelled it to the forefront of the business world. Through the factory visits, they sensed the team spirit of Japanese business, their innovative spirit and the integrity of their relationship with the outside world. There is no doubt that this is the primary reason why Japanese companies have large distributions around the globe.


Visiting Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc.


Visiting TOTO Ltd.
Aside from that, they also took part in certain cultural experiences. They appreciated the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, the Tenjin City Walk, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japanese Flower Arrangement and Wasshoi Hyakuman Natsu Matsuri. Through such peaceful and delightful Japanese activities, the students were able to encounter a totally different culture from their own, experience the tranquility of the tea ceremony, and feel the vibrance and excitement of a fireworks show. This summer school was not merely an act of verbal communication, but a profound cultural interaction. Through the process of understanding and gaining experience, the students now have a deeper comprehension of Japan. In my opinion this will become a valuable experience for them in their lives.


Flower Arrangement
For the most part, we forged in-depth friendships, and many students expressed the hope that they could return to Japan someday as well as to Waseda University. I would like to thank Waseda University and also the Shanghai Jiao Tong University for giving me the opportunity to research in a foreign country. Thanks also to the Dean of IPS, Osamu Yoshie, and IPS staff Taro Umetsu for making such a fantastic summer school possible. Finally, thanks to every one of the IPS teachers. I love WASEDA; I adore Japan!

Message to WiN members:
Thanks to the Waseda University Vision 150 Plan, a growing number of international students like me are able to come to Waseda University to experience Japanese culture. I hope to make the most of my experiences in Japan in the future. Best wishes to Waseda University!

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