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2015 Kiin Festival Presentations


Students who participated in study tours to Cambodia and Vietnam as part of this year’s Practicum for Convivial Global Society course gave presentations at the university’s Kiin Festival held November 7–8, 2015.

Vietnam presentation

Vietnam Study Tour Report

A group comprising ten students, a teacher and a staff member went to Vietnam on September 6–13, where we split into three groups to examine the themes of ‘poverty and economic disparities,’ ‘education and welfare,’ and ‘medical care, public hygiene, and the environment.’ For the Kiin Festival, each group made a slide presentation about insights from their field research. Since the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnam has achieved rapid development on the political and economic fronts, but the presentations foregrounded many challenges. I talked about education disparities, and it was great to have the opportunity to communicate the current situation in Vietnam in relation to an issue which has also been highlighted in Japan in recent years. Listening to the other presentations provided me with different perspectives on the issues facing Vietnam, and I was reminded of the interrelationships between many of the problems. For example, to redress education disparities, the government first has to improve the economy, medical care, hygiene, and other areas to stabilize people’s lives. Improving hygiene conditions, however, requires not only developing the necessary infrastructure but also educating people about hygiene. The presentations brought into clearer focus for me the shape of developing country issues and their solutions. This was our last course exercise, but I hope to take advantage of the valuable experience I gained through the study tour to play an active role in this area.

(Mika Yamashita, 3rd year student,
Department of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Letters and Education)

Cambodia presentation

Cambodia Study Tour Report

Cambodia study tour participants split into two groups, with one group giving their report one day and the other the next. The group on the first day offered an outline of the study tour and their overall observations, while on the second day, each group member presented on a theme of particular interest to them, including education, poverty, and public health. The emphasis of study tours was on feeling and thinking, and preparing and delivering our Kiin Festival presentations with a focus on communication was an excellent chance to look back and reflect on what we discovered and felt through the tour. We were also lucky to have enthusiastic audiences on both days, making it an extremely productive event. The seminar wrapped up the course for the year, but I look forward to putting the knowledge I gained through the course, including preparatory study, the practical component in Cambodia, and the presentation seminar, to good use in the future.

(Nami Shinozaki, 2nd year student,
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Sciences)

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