[This program is self-funded]
The Global Japan Studies (GJS) at Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo will
host the Global Japan Studies summer program. The program will build upon the success of last year to make this year’s program an exciting and stimulating experience for all participants.
For further information, please visit: http://gjs.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/summer-program/
Japan’s postwar period is most often described as four decades of high growth “economic miracle” followed subsequently by a prolonged recession dubbed “the lost two decades” (1990-present). Japan’s postwar, however, points to a far more complicated and ongoing process of social, cultural, and political changes, which this program is set to explore. Participants will be immersed in a ten-day intensive program of 1), interdisciplinary academic lectures (in humanities, social sciences, and engineering), 2), carefully planned fieldtrips in Tokyo and surrounding areas, and 3), Japanese language lessons tailored to individual participant’s needs. Through a well-designed combination of on- and off-campus study, the program challenges participants to both critically analyze and actually experience sociological, political, and technological issues, such as environmentally sustainable urban planning and social stratification in relation to history and culture. These issues are key for understanding not only Japan’s postwar itself but also the larger world to which Japan is closely connected and of which Japan is intrinsically a part.
Tuition and fees: JPY 260,000 (inclusive of accommodation, lunches and refreshments, exclusive of participants’ round-trip air fare and fieldtrip transportation expenses (bus and subway fares). Please refer to the program website for detailed directions on how to make payment. Only online credit card payment is accepted.
• One 3-page double-spaced essay in English outlining why you are interested in this program and what you want to learn from it;
• Curriculum Vitae
• Motivation Letter
• Certificate of Enrollment from faculty
• Official academic transcript
• Letter of Recommendation from academic advisor
• Colored copy of passport
• Passport-size photo (4 pieces, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, white background color, taken within the past three months)
• Letter of Nomination from faculty (*addressed to Head of Office of International Affairs)
• English language proficiency (Min. Score of TOEFL – ITP=530, iBT 80 or IELTS 6.0)
• Japanese language proficiency is not needed, but knowledge of Japanese, however, will be helpful for your participation in the program. Japanese lessons are offered in the program.
1) Submit the aforementioned documents to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur F-13) for internal review.
2) OIA staffs will evaluate your application.
3) Once you are selected as Nominated Student, you may continue apply online to University of Tokyo as for host university selection.
4) FINAL decision from University of Tokyo.
Please send all documents above in 2 COPIES to Office of International Affairs, UGM (Bulaksumur Block F-13) no later than April 6, 2017.