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Call For Applications: Europe-Japan Intellectual Exchange Session 2019   org

The Japan Foundation and the Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace (CEEJA) are now accepting applications for the Europe-Japan Intellectual Exchange Session 2019 in Alsace, scheduled for September 30th - October 1st 2019. The Japan Foundation and CEEJA have carried out a series of seminars since 2007, with an aim to encourage networking among young researchers on Japan in Europe and further promote Japanese studies in Europe.

The title of this year's study seminar is "Representations of Japanese Culture and Arts in Europe: from 'Japonism' to 'Cool Japan'. (ヨーロッパにおける日本の文化・芸術のイメージ -「ジャポン二スム」から「クールジャパン」へ)Please note that the language of this event will be Japanese with no interpretation. 

Applicants from Europe are being sought from a wide range of fields including Sociology, Arts, Literature, History, Language, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics etc. 
Applicants must currently be on a graduate or post-graduate scheme or hold a junior teaching/research position at an academic institution in Europe. 

For more details and applications, please click here. (Japanese version). 

The deadline for applications is July 12th 2019. 


Date: 30 September 2019 - 1 October 2019
Venue:

Centre Européen d'Études Japonaises d'Alsace
Kientzhein
France

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Japan Youth Challenge 2019   org

Hosted at UCL (University College London), the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge (UJYC) brings together pre-university students from the UK and Japan in a 10-day summer school programme, as well as hosting various public events. 

Students from both countries will engage in a series of topic-focused activities including workshops, lectures and a symposium. Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshop where “Accessibility for All: AI and Robotics”, a topic important in our society today.

You can find more information by downloading the programme brochure here

Eligibility

Non-Japanese sixth-form students residing in the UK, aged 15, 16, 17 and 18 years (Parental consent will be required prior to the event. All students are supervised by UCL staff during the event.) Students will be joined by a group of Japanese students from Japan

Application Deadline

There is no application deadline, though early applications are encouraged as places are limited. 

Applications

To apply please visit https://www.ucl-japan-youth-challenge.com/ 
For enquiries, please email programme conductor Hideyuki Miyahara

Public Events:

The Japan Youth Challenge are proud to present a public screening of the short documentary Imphal 1944.

This documentary tells the story of Japanese veteran Masao Hirokubo and the Battle of Imphal, a key turning point of the East-Asian Theatre in World War Two. Hirokubo devoted a great deal of his life to reconciliation work with his former adversaries. This heart-warming documentary looks at his early reconciliation work and reflects on the interconnectedness of the three countries involved and on the futility of war.  

The screening will be followed by a talk and a Q&A by the director Junichi Kajioka

Date: 23 July 2019, Doors open at 17:00 - Screening begins at 17:40

Venue: UCL Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill LT
            Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

This screening is free to attend, but registration is required.

The UCL Japan Youth Challenge will culminate in the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Symposium

This event will bring together industry profressionals, academics, and athletes to discuss the importance of AI and robotics in the field of accessibility. Part one of the symposium will focus on the current state of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Part two will focus on accessibility in other areas. 

The symposium will be followed by a reception. 

Date: 26 July 2019, from 13:00. 

Venue: University College London,
            Christopher Ingold Building, XLG2 Auditorium
            WC1H 0AJ 

This symposium is free to attend, but registration is required. 

 

Students from both countries will engage in
a series of topic-focused activities including
workshops, lectures and a symposium.
Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshop
where you will discuss “Accessibility for All”,
a topic important in our society today.Students from both countries will engage ina series of topic-focused activities includingworkshops, lectures and a symposium.Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshopwhere you will discuss “Accessibility for All”,a topic important in our society today.

Date: 20 July 2019 - 27 July 2019

 

Volunteers

We are currently seeking volunteers to help at this event. Please click here for more details (in Japanese).

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