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The Global Japan Studies Summer Program 2019 : AN INQUIRY INTO JAPAN’S POSTWAR (July 1-11, 2019)

About the Program

Description:
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 critically analyze a variety of sociocultural, political, and technological issues, such as sustainable urban planning, poverty, and historical memory. 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.


【Eligibility and Language Requirements】: Undergraduate students in all academic majors and currently enrolled in a university or college in any country, and whose GPA at the moment of application is 2.3 or above on a 3 point scale, are eligible to apply.

【Application Deadline】: April 1, 2019 (Mon.), 23:59 Japan Standard Time

Please visit our website for details :
http://gjs.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/summer-program/

Contact: Global Japan Studies Network, gjs[at]ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp