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    Eligibility: to be an international student who is enrolled at a university in Tokyo
Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program - Lecture in Japanese
Would you like to do a presentation about your country, in front of Japanese audience?
Date: 14th October (Sat.) 13:00-15:30
Venue: MIFA (2-19-15, Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku)
Number of presenters wanted: Four ( 15 minutes by each presenter)
Eligibility: to be an international student, keen to introduce your country, as well as to improve your Japanese proficiency.
* This activity is a “collaboration work” with Japanese volunteers.
* Assistance for translation and speaking in Japanese will be provided.
Apply to MIFA via E-mail (info@mifa.jp) with; 1. Name, 2. Sex, 3. Nationality, 4. Address, 5. Phone number, 6. University, 7. Date of arrival in Japan, 8. Abstract of your presentation (theme and contents), 9. your Japanese proficiency.
* Application should be submitted no later than 20st August.
Notes: Presenters are kindly requested to attend meetings on 9th and 30th September, 7th October, (Sat.) from 10:00 to 12:00. Also, to register themselves as a MIFA member (with annual membership fee 500JPY).
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Event calendar in 2017
Month Day Time Activity Apply
April  8 10:00-12:00 Kick-off
- Lecture by Ph.D. Reiko Sato, Tokyo Institute of Technology (conducted in Japanese)
- Introduction to annual events (in Japanese)
finished
22 10:00-12:00
13:00-15:00
team meeting (orientation for cultural ambassadors)
meeting/orientation for Japanese host families
finished
May  20 10:00-12:00
13:00-17:00
team meeting
Home visit
finished
report
June  3 10:00-12:00 team meeting
10 10:00-12:00
13:00-15:00
team meeting
Cultural Ambassador Presentation - LECTURE given by Nepalese, Indonesian and Tunisian students
report
July  1 10:00-14:00 Japanese cooking report
8 10:00-14:00 Cultural Ambassador Presentation - COOKING conducted by French, Vietnamese and Chinese students report
September 9 10:00-12:00 team meeting (orientation for cultural ambassadors)
30 10:00-12:00 team meeting
October  7 10:00-12:00 team meeting
14 13:00-15:00 Cultural Ambassador Presentation - LECTURE in Japanese presenter wanted
21 13:00-15:00 team meeting (tentative)
meeting/orientation for Japanese host families
November 11 10:00-16:00 Tour to Kamakura
December 2 13:00-15:00 Home visit
16 10:00-11:30
12:00-15:00
meeting
Year-End party
 

 
Report on Activities in 2017

Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program - World cooking, presented by international students
Time  July 8, 2017 (Sat.) 10:00-14:00  
Venue Cooking Room, Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan, Meguroku
Particpants  31 (international presenters 4, Japanese volunteers 8, Participants 19)
Presenters and Menu ・Poulet Basquaise by Michel Pohl(French, University of Tokyo)
・Pho Bo by Nguyen Thi Kim Anh (Vietnamese, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
・Honey Lotus Root with Sticky Rice by Lu Yuwei & Gao Lu(Chinese, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Feedback by presenters ・Japanese volunteers helped a lot during the preparation and it was nice to speak to these nice people.
・I feel very happy. All volunteers helped and supported me a lot. I very appreciate. Thank you very much.
     
     
     

Let’s cook Japanese home cuisine!! 
Time   July 8 (Sat), 2017 10::0-14:00  
Venue Cooking Room, Midorigaoka Bunka Kaikan, Meguro-ku
Participants 34 (26 internationalstudents and 8 Japanesevolunteers)
University Tokyo Institute of Technology, Univ. of Tokyo, GRIPS, Keio Univ. Musashino Univ., Hitotsubashi Univ., Shibaura Institute of Technology
Menu - Pickled dish with Sweetened vinegar
- Onigiri: Rice ball
- Kenchin-jiru: Tofu and Vegetables miso soup
- Fried eggplant with Sesame flavor
- Sauteed chicken thighs with Japanese pepper *Halal chicken used
Voice of participants  ・The event was organized and conducted very nicely. The recipes were easy to learn too. Overall it was a very enjoyable event.
・Yes, good environment, kind volunteers, new friends :)
・A lot of fun, well managed, and I learnt how to cook some new dishes
     
     


Cultural Ambassador Presentation Program  
Time  June 10 (Sat), 2017 13:00-15:00
Venue MIFA
Participants  53 persons
Presenters/Topic
(4 international
students)
1 Keshav Pokhrel, Mr.(Nepal, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topic: Rituals of Life in Nepal
2 Nesrin Berjab, Ms. (Tunisia, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topic: Tunisian Culture
3 Ayuningtyas Prawesti Puspita, Ms. (Indonesia, GRIPS)
Topic: The bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Japan
4 Yuni Susanti,Ms (Indonesia, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Topic: The Day of Silence
     
     
     

Home Visit
time May 20, 2017 (Sat) 13:00~17:00 
particpants  35 international students hosted by 23 Japanese families
university Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda University
Voice of students - Excellent initiative by MIFA. Wonderful opportunity for international students to experience the authentic Japanese house and interact with the host family .
- The activity is extremely helpful and wonderful.
- This programme is excellent. It's quite a rare chance to visit a local Japanese home.
- Okasan made delicious green tea and japanese dessert for me. Otosan offerred me icecream. We had a good talk about freetime and hobbies. I showed them pictures of my hometown in Thailand. Otosan and Okasan showed me their pictures from their trips abroad.
     
     



Report on International students exchange activites in 2016
This program started in April and we conducted 9 cultural events until November.

No. of participants: 457 (160 int'l students and 297 Japanese)
Universities: 9 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Keio University, Waseda University, Meiji University, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo University of Science)
Countries/Area: 36 (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, etc.)

Report on International students exchange activites in 2015
This program started in April and we conducted 9 cultural events until November.

No. of participants: 630 (149 int'l students and 481 Japanese)
Universities: 9 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo, GRIPS, University of Electro-Communications, Tama University, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Hitotsubashi University, Meiji University)
Countries/Area:29 (Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Napal, France, Malaysia, etc.)


This program started in April and we conducted 10 cultural events until November.
No. of participants: 619 (160 int'l students and 459 Japanese)
Universities: 10 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Univ. of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda Univ., Univ. of Electro-Communications, Musashino Univ., TUFS, Japan College of Social Work, Yokhama National Univ., Gunma Univ.)
Countries/Area: 27 (Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Napal, France, Malaysia, Iran, Myanmar, Poland, South Korea, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Turkey, Philippines, India, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Libya, Belgium, Guatemala, Brasil)

This program started in April and we conducted nine events until November.

No. of participants: 583 (133 int'l students and 450 Japanese)
Countries: 32 (Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Iran, Philippines, Bangladesh, Finland, Tunisia, etc.)
Universities: 12 (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Univ. of Tokyo, GRIPS, Waseda Univ., TMDU, Keio Univ., Univ. of Electro-Communications, Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Showa Univ., TUFS, Bunka Gakuen Univ., Gunma Univ.)


This program started in April and we conducted eleven events until November.

154 students from 29 countries and 7 universities participated and, the total number of participants reached 693, including 539 Japanese.


This program started in April and we conducted eleven events until November.

215 students from 39 countries and 10 universities participated and, the total number of participants reached 861, including 646 Japanese.



Supported by Nakajima Foundationa through Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), the exchange activities kicked off with a meeting in April and, we conducted 12 different cultural events until November.

231 students from 42 countries and 11 universities participated and, the total number of participants reached 679, including 448 Japanese.

Thank you very much for your participation. Please access our website to know more about the activities. We look forward to meeting you next year.
 
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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’ Local Exchange Activities Supported by the Nakajima Foundation FY2009

Click here for the report in English112.04KB



This program is subsidized by 2008 Regional International Students Exchange Programs of Nakajima Foundation that Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) has undertaken.

JASSO's website (food exchange program by MIFA)

To see the Poster of the program 2008, please click here.
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