Japanese

Overseas Studies

2016 US Study Trip

Finishing the US Study Trip from Feb. 14 to Mar. 8, all members returned to Japan. In the U.S., we visited Houston, Boston, New Haven and San Francisco. We had memorable experienes such as discussing with students at universities, interviewing companies, attending special lectures from professors and graduate students, and staying at dormitories.

2015 KIP project "A study of 'The Current States and Issues of Local Districts' by university students"

Finishing the US Study Trip for three weeks, all 13 members returned to Japan. In the U.S., we discussed with students at universities, interviewed companies, attended special lectures from professors and graduate students, and experienced staying at dormitories.

Project2013 "Substantial Study of 'Global Human Resource' by University Students"

The expression 'global human resource(GHR)' has been well known for a while. In Japan many universities and companies have been working on this GHR training, yet still there is no concrete vision agreed by all parties. Perhaps this is because the definition of GHR may be vague and unknown. It seems to us at KIP that there is a basic misunderstanding of the meaning within the trainers and trainees of university, company, and students. In this program, KIP will investigate the differences and gaps between the GHR that the universities want to provide, the companies want to hire, and the students want to receive. By making this clear, the three groups, universities, companies, and students. We hope to provide a foundation to reach a consensus, an appropriate and suitable way of training will be established, and hopefully create true 'global human resource' that will contribute to the world.

Activities

  • 1000 students' survey (including American students)
  • Interviews to companies in various fields, including US companies in Japan and Japanese companies in US
  • Interviews to major universities in both countries, including ‘Liberal Arts’ universities
  • Discussions of the employment issue with the students in America and in Japan
  • Interviews to members of Japanese American society - usiness connections to US
  • Home stay or dormitory stay (will try to do our best)

Project2012"Dialogue between Japan and the U.S. on Earthquake Disaster Reconstruction"

The images of the destruction and the news of the 3.11 Disasters have discouraged foreigners from visiting Japan. Yet, in a paradox we cannot escape seeing, the 3.11 Disasters - along with the suffering and humanitarian assistance that followed - have led both Japanese and non-Japanese to become more aware of how interconnected all of us are. KIP feels that a creatively designed program for college students can address many of these issues.
These are the aims of the project:

  • To send "Voice of Japan to the USA and the World" on the first Anniversary of the 3.11 Disasters by sending the Tohoku students and KIP students to go to the USA together.
  • To give Americans a new perspective on Japan by listening to Japanese students.
  • To raise awareness about Japan through discussions, home stays and cultural exchanges.
  • To deepen our understanding of the United State.
  • To encourage students to consider taking a long term study abroad.