On this day, we will break the ice with self-introductions from each student. Afterwards, we will perform team building missions, for example animationmaking, to get to know each other more. In the evening, we will hold a welcome party. Let’s enjoy the first night in Japan!
We get away from busy Tokyo to the quieter regions of the Kanto region. We will go to Kujukuri beach, stay together at a cottage and experience the nature of Japan. We are also planning to do barbecues and fireworks at the beach. It will be a night to remember!
On this day, we will visit JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). We will do a workshop to think about how we can write better letters. However, before you write, you must have knowledge to state your ideas-so first, we will learn about the importance of educational equality.
On this day, we will visit a facility where you can experience an artificial earthquake. We will experience a disaster, evacuation, and the reproduction of the affected area through AR technology. Afterwards, there will be a workshop about how to prevent disasters. Through this day, we will learn about the procedures Japan has as an “earthquake country.
Sushi Making Day
On this day, we are going to join a workshop to learn how to make sushi from a professional. We will not only learn how to make various kinds of sushi but also we will be able to enjoy having them afterwards. We are going to learn about sushi through some quizzes and lessons as well- the winner might get prize! We hope you will have fun experiencing our cultures and make great memories on this day.
Visiting an Air-raid shelter Day
We are going to an air-raid shelter, which is called “Boukuugou” in Japanese. It is important place where people hide in to prevent from bombs when the war broke out. This is a day to learn about the different cultural experiences during the war. An archaeology professor will teach us about the details of the remains.
Sightseeing at Minatomirai Day
On this day, we will experience both Japanese pop and traditional culture. First, we will visit the Meiji shrine and learn about traditional Japanese culture. Then, we will go through Takeshita street, which is famous for its latest Japanese pop trends and do a picture hunt there. Finally, we will visit the Nezu Museum, which is famous for its classical Japanese garden.
On this day, we will learn about Japanese public broadcasting. We will invite the format director of NHK, a corporation that is responsible for Japanese public broadcasting. Japanese public broadcasting has some features which are different from those of other countries. We will compare the style of TV media in each country, and also think about how the media should be for the public good.
P.A.L. project focuses on encouraging global leadership in Asia. On this day, we will learn what true leadership is from a Keio Law professor of who is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He is famous for his classes on negotiations. Through his lecture, group work and discussion, we will think about what is truly means to be a leader.
Japanese Art Day
On this day, we are going to experience traditional Japanese art in Asakusa. There are many traditional buildings, foods, clothes and goods there. We will also experience making “food samples.” Japan is the only place you can make food samples in the world!
As difficult as it is, it is time to say goodbye. We are going to reflect on our fun memories together and end it all with a big hug.