FY 2021

Training

Overseas Training

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Domestic Training

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Lectures

Special consecutive public lectures for freshmen

Due to the global impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have decided to hold a series of public lectures for new students at the University of Tsukuba, who have been unable to lead a normal university life that has been previously taken for granted. The lectures are designed to encourage new students who have been struggling with online education upon their enrollment and aim to help students improve their intellectual curiosity and vitality essential for their future campus life.

  1. 1st Lecture “What to learn and think about during university: To Live a Strong at With-Corona, Post-Corona Era”
    Lecturer: Prof. Tosaku Yasuhiko (University of California, San Diego)
    Date: Monday, July 12, 2021
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    report of the event on the day is here

Lecture Series “The Future of Central Eurasia and Japan”

The NipCA Project aims to contribute to the development of local communities through stimulating awareness about sustainability issues not only among NipCA Fellows, but also among faculty members, researchers and students in and out of the university. Since its establishment, the project has been holding a series of public lectures by experts on themes related to social and global issues facing the Central Eurasian region and Japan. These lectures are also part of the University of Tsukuba Super Global University (SGU) project.
(The lectures will be held starting from the 24th session in 2021 Fiscal Year)

  1. Title: 24th Lecture “Prospects for Development Cooperation for Bhutan, an Inland Mountainous Country”
    Lecturer: Dr. Koji Yamada, Visiting Professor, Musashino University, JICA, Bhutan
    Date: May 21, 2021 (Fri)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  2. Title: 25th Lecture “Considering Development Issues in the Pacific Island Region from the Perspective of the SDGs”
    Lecturer: Dr. Hisao Sekine, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
    Date: June 18, 2021 (Fri)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  3. Title: 26th Lecure: “SDGs and Multicultural Society: Niseko Town, Hokkaido, a Pioneering Project”
    Lecturer: Mr. Keita Yamamoto, Deputy Mayor of Niseko Town, Mr. Tomoki Nakatani, Teacher at Niseko High School
    Date: July 8, 2021 (Thu)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  4. Title: 27th Lecture “Communication Issues in Japan, a Multicultural Society: Thinking about Language Education Opened to Diversity”
    Lecturer: Dr. Noriko Okamoto, Professor, Graduate School of International Relations, Faculty of International Relations, Tokyo International University
    Date: July 26, 2021 (Mon)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  5. Title: 28th Lecture “Leading University Global Human Resource Development Projects to Success: Project Management Methodology from a Practitioner’s Perspective”
    Lecturer: Mr. Sei Matsushita, Specially Appointed Lecturer, Global Education Center, Kinki University
    Date: August 2, 2021 (Mon)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  6. Title: 29th Lecture “The Forefront of Japanese Digital Dictionary Research: Towards Language Support Tools that Meet the Needs and Abilities of Individuals”
    Lecturer: Dr. Masato Yazawa, Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
    Date: August 24, 2021 (Tue)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  7. Title: 30th Lecture “Japan’s Diplomacy with Central Asia in the Wake of the Corona Disaster”
    Speaker: Mr. Yoshinori Takeda, Director, Central Asia and the Caucasus Office, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
    Date: September 10, 2021 (Fri)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  8. Title: 31th Lecture “Thinking about SDGs from Ishigaki Island as a Multi-ethnic Society”
    Lecturer: Mr. Yoshitaka Matsuda, Journalist
    Date: October 18, 2021 (Thu)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  9. Title: 32th Lecture “The Future of Central Eurasia and Japan”
    Lecturer: Dr. Takuya Soma, associate professor at the Hakubi Centre of the Kyoto University
    Date: September 16, 2021 (Mon)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting
  10. Title: 33th Lecture “The Future of Central Eurasia and Japan”
    Lecturer: Takaaki INADA, photographer
    Date: March 7, 2022 (Mon)
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Click here to see the report of the meeting

International Conferences

  1. Title: Factors Related to Productivity and Study Environment of Remote Learning under the Covid-19: A Case of Undergraduate Students in Japan
    Presenter: Associate Professor. Yukiko Yamamoto (NipCA Project)
    Conference Name:65th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES Conference 2021)
    Date: April 25-May 2, 2021
    Location Seattle, USA (Online Presentation)
    → report of the event on the day is here
  2. Title: What Makes and Effective Learner-Centred EMI Classroom in Higher Education? A Qualitative Systematic Examination of Students’ Perceptions Using Thematic Synthesis Approach
    Presenter: Assistant Professor, Murod Ismirov (CEGLOC) & Associate Professor. Yukiko Yamamoto (NipCA Project)
    Conference Name:14th Annual Meeting of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2021)
    Date: November 8-9, 2021
    Location: Online
    → report of the event on the day is here
  3. Conference Name: The 14th International Conference entitled “Mutual Understanding of Different Cultures, Ethnicity, Language through the Prism of Comparative Typological Studies”
    Presenter: Project administration director, Prof. USUYAMA Toshinobu
    Project administration deputy director, Prof. ONO Masaki
    International administrator and project coordinator, KAJIYAMA Yuji, Ph.D.
    Researcher, SOIPOV Jasur, Ph.D.
    Date: March 4-5, 2022
    Location: Online
    → report of the event on the day is here

Other events, etc.

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