The “Japanese Language and Culture Special Program” for Summer 2019 took place in Hiroshima University. The university welcomed the students from its partner universities and institutions of Taiwan, China, and non-kanji countries.
Hiroshima University offers the program since 2010, which is designed for the students from other countires who are interested in Japanese language and culture, to provide them with opportunities to deepen their understanding of Japan and to give them a chance to consider of coming back to our university to study in the future.
The program accepted 3 students from Taiwan from July 1st to July 16th, 97 students from China from July 21st to August 5th, and 9 students from non-kanji countries from August 19th to September 3rd.
In this program, the participants took Japanese language lectures and experienced Japanese culture through the classes such as “Kendama (Japanese bilboquet)”, “Kendo (Japanese art of fencing)”, “Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement)”, etc. The participants also had an opportunity to interact with Hiroshima University students. They have deepened their understanding of Japanese society and culture through a visit to Miyajima, a UNESCO world heritage site and Sake Breweries in Saijo, and have learned the importance of peace through a visit to A-bomb dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
The participants have learned many things about Japanese language, society and culture through classroom activities, field trips, and interaction with students from Hiroshima University. We hope that the students participated in this program will be a bridge between Taiwan, China, and non-kanji countries and Japan, and will come back to our university to study in the future.
Students from Taiwan with a certificate
Students from non-kanji countries with "Kendama"
Students from China in the class "Japanese Traditional Sports and Manner"
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