Report on activities in 2009
This program was subsidized by the 2009 Regional International Students
Exchange Programs of Nakajima Foundation that Japan Student Services
Organization (JASSO) has undertaken.
Reports on International Students”Ē
Local Exchange Activities Supported by the Nakajima Foundation FY2009
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In 2009, 172 students from 32
countries and 10 universities participated in MIFA events from April through
Novemember. The total number of participants reached 550, including 378 Japanese
Zen cultural experience in Kamakura
on Saturday November 14th)
This event was attended by 37 international
students from 21 countries and 14 Japanese people.
In Hokaiji temple,
international students tried Zazen, a Zen basic training, to unify the spirit by
sitting in the right posture. In the afternoon, we walked aroud the old city of
Visit Edo Tokyo Museum and Watch a Sumo match
(held on Saturday
This event was attended by 30 international students from
16 different countries, and 10 Japanese residents.
We visited the Edo
Tokyo Museum and had a tour with English-speaking guides for 90 minutes, and
then watched the Grand Sumo Tournament at Kokugikan
Try on a traditional Yukata (summer kimono) and go out into the
(held in the afternoon on Saturday September 5th
This event was attended by 17 international students from 12
different countries, and 14 Japanese volunteers.
The volunteers helped
the international students put their yukatas on (which had been provided by
MIFA). We then visited Kumano shrine (located in Jiyugaoka) where the autumn
festival (`reitaisai`) was held. Students were given a guided tour provided by a
Shinto priest (with an English interpreter).
Introduction to Japanese Culture
(held in the afternoon on July 25
This event was attended by 22 international students and
their families from 14 different countries as well as 23 Japanese residents,
Activities: tea ceremony, flower arrangement,
Home Visits for International Students
held in the afternoon on
June 21 (Sat) 2009.
Nine Japanese families were visited by nine
international students from 7 different countries who are enrolled at
universities such as Tokyo Institute of Technology, Rikkyo University and Waseda
To see more about home visits/stay program, click here.
Below are some photos
from the session where students were matched with their host