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6th Event of Tsunagaro Project: Let's Dance at the Japanese Summer Festival!

Mito Komon Festival is a summer tradition in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan.
At the festival’s major event, the “city carnival,” international students and Japanese students at Ibaraki University enjoyed parading along the main street in front of Mito Station.
This year, the Mito Komon Festival will be held “online” due to the spread of COVID-19.
Therefore, the Center for Global Education at Ibaraki University decided to participate in this festival remotely and invites students and faculty members of both Ibaraki University and its overseas affiliated schools to participate.
Why not participate remotely in the Mito Komon Festival, and do international exchange through dancing?

For more information about the Remote Mito Komon Festival, please take a look at here.
https://www.mitokoumon.com/koumon-remote/

《Ways to Participate》
1. Sign-up from this link!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=EwOyHonCO0GKuRRvQf_3O_kQ5tw_oKlOi7Mw97WBFYtUODRBNzEzVjBXSFcyR0E1U0FaUVlOSlBGMC4u


2. Participate in the dance practice sessions held on the following schedule!
Sunday, July 12, 21:00-22:00 (Japan Time)
Saturday, July 18, 9:00-10:00 (Japan Time)
Sunday, July 19, 21:00-22:00 (Japan Time)

You can attend all 3 dance practice sessions or just one!
The practice will be done in small groups using the breakout session function, so you can get along with other participants easily!
The sessions will be held at the ZOOM.
You can see what kind of dance you will be dancing from here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrw__ZCifKo

3. Shoot a video of dancing with your smartphone or camera!

4. Submit the video to the Center for Global Education by Wednesday, July 22(Japan Time)!
To submit, use file-sharing services like DropBox and Google Drive, or send through the LINE group.
If you don’t know how to do it, please contact us at  CGE-apply02★ml.ibaraki.ac.jp (Change ★ to @ to send a message).
By putting all the videos together, we will participate in the Remote Mito Komon Festival!
After the video is uploaded on YouTube with the “limited Access,” it will be posted on the website of the “Remote Mito Komon Festival.”

For inquiries
please contact Center for Global Education
CGE-apply02★ml.ibaraki.ac.jp
(Change ★ to @ to send a message)

 


This event was be held as a part of Tsunagaro Project. For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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Film Appreciation Event via ZOOM

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On Saturday, June 27, 2020, we organized a film appreciation event using "ZOOM," the online conference system. In additiion to the 26 students and faculty/staff members of Ibaraki University, 14 students and faculty/staff members of Ibaraki University's overseas partner universities participated in this event.
At the event, we first watched a documentary film, "A Whale of a Tale," about dolphin fishing in Taiji Town, Wakayama Prefecture. After watching the movie, we divided into small groups and had a discussion to deepen our understanding of the movie.
The partner’s universities are University of Technology Sydney (Australia), Newcastle University (UK), Pennsylvania State University (USA), University of Wisconsin-Superior (USA), Montana State University (USA), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), and Inje University (Korea).
It was impressive to see the discussions taking place from various perspectives.

 


This event was be held as a part of Tsunagaro Project. For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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Class Exchanges with students at the Pennsylvania State University

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Our students and students studying Japanese language at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), our partner school, enjoyed a class exchange activity from Monday, May 18 to Friday, June 5, 2020!
37 Ibaraki University students taking "Japanese Pop Culture" attended the "Japanese through Manga" class at the PSU using a teleconferencing system. In the exchange, students talked about Japanese pop culture in Japanese language for about 30 minutes every day. In the last week, students from Ibaraki University gave a short presentation introducing Japanese pop culture.

The students at Ibaraki University were surprised that the Japanese pop culture was consumed all over the world.

 


This class exchange is organized as a part of Tsunagaro Project.
For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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The Short-term Language and Culture Experience Program in Brunei will be held online this summer!

The Short-term Language and Culture Experience Program in Brunei will be held online this summer!
In this 6-day program, students will learn Brunei's culture, history, industry, and environment in English. Furthermore, students will learn Malay language, the official language of Brunei!
It is a study abroad program that you can participate while in Japan.
Don't miss this chance!!
*If you successfully complete this program, two credits will be granted.

Period  Monday, August 17, 2020 to Saturday, August 22, 2020
Participation Fee  50USD (Approx. 5,400 yen)
Guidance
Date  6/9 (Tue), 6/10(Wed), 6/11(Thu), 6/12(Fri), 6/15(Mon), 6/17(Tue), 6/19(Fri), 6/23(Tue), 6/25(Thu)
Time 12:20~12:50
Place Online (Microsoft Team)
Please click the following link for participating the guidance.

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YmU1YzU3MWQtNTRiOC00Y2I2LWExMDYtNTIwNmFiMmEyYTAx%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%221eb20313-c289-413b-8ab9-146f41fff73b%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22dce610f9-a03f-4ea9-8bb3-30f7b581158b%22%7d

※Please join one of the above guidance.
Deadline 18:00pm Tuesday, June 30, 2020

For more information, please contact Dr. Masaki Seo
(masaki.seo.ms☆vc.ibaraki.ac.jp ←Change ☆ to @ to send a message).

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JALT Study Abroad SIG Online Conference 2020

The Center for Global education will co-host the Study Abroad conference with JALT Study Abroad SIG in September 2020.
In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, the conference will be held online.

Date Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time  10:00-17:00 (Japan Time)
Venue ONLINE (The access information will be given to participants after the registration.)
Participation Fee No Charge
Important Dates
 Sunday, July 19, 2020: Deadline for abstract submission (Call for Proposals)
 Friday, July 31, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
 Sunday, September 6: Deadline for presentation submission

The deadline for submitting proposal is Sunday, July 19.
We welcome students to give a presentation.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

For more information about the conference, please take a look at our website here. https://sites.google.com/view/sa-conference-2020/home

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Class Exchanges with students at the Pennsylvania State University

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Our students and students studying Japanese language at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU), our partner school, are having class exchanges!

PSU students take "Japanese through Manga" and Ibaraki University students take "Japanese Pop Culture". In the exchange, students talk about Japanese pop culture in Japanese language for about 30 minutes every day! This will continue for three weeks, and in the last week students from Ibaraki University will give a short presentation introducing Japanese pop culture!

 


This class exchange is organized as a part of Tsunagaro Project.

For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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5th Event of Tsunagaro Project: Online Social Gathering for Former International Students of Ibaraki University

We will organize an online social gathering for international students and tutors who have attended Ibaraki University.
Since it is an online event, we cannot offer food and drinks, but you can bring your own beverage and food to enjoy chatting with us. Please joins us for the event.
Current international students and tutors are also welcomed to come!

Date Saturday, July 11, 2020
Time Time: 21:00~23:00 (Japan Time)
Location ZOOM, Video Conference System (We will send you the link of ZOOM to the participants.)
Registration Please register here for the event.
Target International Students who Studied at Ibaraki University (includes undergraduate students, graduate students , research students, exchange students, and researchers) , Japanese Students who Worked as Tutors, Current International Students and Tutors at Ibaraki University, Faculty/Staff members (includes ex-colleagues)
Participation Fee Free
Please prepare your own food and beverage.
Contact Masaki Seo
Center for Global Education, Ibaraki University
masaki.seo.ms★vc.ibaraki.ac.jp 
Change ★ to @ to send a message.

 


This event will be held as a part of Tsunagaro Project.
For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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4th Event of Tsunagaro Project: Online Salon for Study Abroad

Online Salon for Study Abroad If you are thinking about studying abroad, why don't you ask your senior who has studied abroad for information?
"The Online Salon for Study Abroad" will be held as a place where people can easily exchange information on studying abroad. In the salon, teachers in charge of study abroad program and students who studied abroad will answer your questions!

Date Lunch Break (12:20-12:50) on Monday, June 29, Wednesday, July 1, and Friday, July 3
Place Microsft Teams
How to Attend No registration Required. (Please click this link for participating).

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3rd Event of Tsunagaro Project: Film Appreciation and Discussion via ZOOM

We will organize a film appreciation event using ZOOM, the online conference system. The move we are going to watch is "A Hale of a Tale." Please joins us for the event!

Date Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time Time: 21:00~23:00 (Japan Time)
Location ZOOM, Video Conference System (We will send you the link of ZOOM to the participants.)
Registration Please register here for the event.
Target Students and faculty/staff members of Ibaraki University and Universities affiliated with Ibaraki University
Languages Japanese and English (With English Subtitles)
Participation Fee Free
After watching the film, we will have a small group discussion to deepen our understanding of the film.
Contact Masaki Seo
Center for Global Education, Ibaraki University
masaki.seo.ms★vc.ibaraki.ac.jp 
Change ★ to @ to send a message.

 

《STORY》
In 2010, Taiji, a sleepy fishing town in Japan, suddenly found itself in the worldwide media spotlight. The Cove, a documentary denouncing the town’s longstanding whale and dolphin hunting traditions, won an Academy Award and almost overnight, Taiji became the go-to destination and battleground for activists from around the world.

Can a proud 400-year-old whaling tradition survive a tsunami of modern animal-rights activism and colliding forces of globalism vs. localism?

A WHALE OF A TALE reveals the complex story behind the ongoing debate. Through the point-of-view of a wide range of characters including fishermen, international activists and American journalist (and longtime Japanese resident), this powerful documentary unearths a deep divide in eastern and western thought about nature and wildlife, raising questions about cultural sensitivity in the face of global activism.

 

Website 

https://awhaleofatalefilm.com/   
Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMz92NQ6ocU

 


This event will be held as a part of Tsunagaro Project.
For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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Second Event of Tsunagaro Project "Let's cook and eat together"

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On Sunday, May 17, 2020, we organized the event entitled "Let's cook and eat together" as our second event of "Let's Connect with Friends around the World! Ibaraki University International Exchange Program 2020 (Tsunagaro Project).

In this second event, we connected the ZOOM and made "Onigirazu" from our own homes. After we made onigirazu, we divided into small groups, and ate while chatting.
After the lunch, as it became difficult to separate garbage in Mito City from April, we held a quiz competition on garbage separation.
The participants had a fun time, meeting each other online!


For more information about the Tsunagaro Project, please take a look at our special website:
http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/en/Tunagaro_project_eng.html

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Students who took the "Studies in Contemporary Japan" in the 4th Quater, 2019-2020, created the materials to help international students on campus.

Students who took the "Studies in Contemporary Japan" in the 4th Quater, 2019-2020, created the materials to help international students on campus.
Please use them in order to help your life at Ibaraki University.

http://cge.lae.ibaraki.ac.jp/to_ibaraki_u/interview/2019support1.html

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International students and Japanese students who took "Japanese Pop Culture B" created videos to introduce "Cool Japan"

International students and Japanese students who took "Japanese Pop Culture B" created videos to introduce "Cool Japan" to people who study Japanese and/or are interested in Japanese culture abroad.

Summer Culture in Japan
https://youtu.be/SuxkjT51_bw

Convinience Store in Japan
https://youtu.be/qx5kqY_zoAU

Beer in Japan
https://youtu.be/qv7Inyxwzoc

Dagashi
https://youtu.be/KMD-b_4_Aao

Karaoke
https://youtu.be/BkMcSI_ciHk

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Poster Presentation for "Studies in Contemporary Japan" Global English Program(January 28)

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, we organized the poster presentation for the "Studies in Contemporary Japan" class of the Global English Program. In this class, students were assigned to problematize an issue that international students at Ibaraki University were facing and propose a transformative solution.

Students created material to help international students understand food diversity on/off campus, understand bus time table, enjoy life on/off campus in Ibaraki, disaster warning, and organize a workshop on "Easy Japanese" for faculty/staff members on campus.

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Guidance for Returning Students (January 21)

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, we organized the guidance for returning students. At the guidance, participants received the information about the procedures for moving out from Mito city and international dormitory.

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English Cafe at Ami Campus(2020 January 11)

On Saturday, January 11, we co-organized the English Cafe with the Ami International Exchange Association (AIEA). On this 4th event of the year, participants discussed impressions of New Year and plans for the New Year.

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English Cafe at Ami Campus(December 21)

On Sunday, December 21, we co-organized the English Cafe with the Ami International Exchange Association (AIEA). On this third event of the year, participants discussed their plans for the New Year's Holidays and next year.

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Japanese Chat Session and the Extension Class "Let’s teach Japanese to foreigners" at Ami campus(December 18)

Wednesday, December 18 was the last day of the Japanese Chat Session and the extension class "Let's teach Japanese to foreigners." This project was conducted as a collaboration project with the Ami International Exchange Association. In this project, local people who enrolled in the extension class taught the Japanese language to our international students. It was a great opportunity for both people in Ami town and our international students to know each other.

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The information exchange meeting for the participants of this e-tandem learning project (December 4)

On Wednesday, December 4, we organized the information exchange meeting for the participants of this e-tandem learning project. At the meeting, students shared effective topics to be discussed during the session.

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At the international lounge at Ami campus, tutors are organizing events every day.

At the international lounge at Ami campus, tutors are organizing events every day.
Every Tuesday, participants enjoy creating origami.
Please join us for the event!