ニュースRSS一覧(英) https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/rss/newslist.rss ニュースRSS一覧(英) en Copyright(C) Doshisha University All Rights Reserved. Tue, 18 Jun 2024 01:30:26 +0900 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Regarding class implementation on Tuesday, June 18th

To All Doshisha Students,

Classes will proceed as scheduled tomorrow (Tuesday, June 18th)

Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow, but as of today (Monday, June 17th), classes will proceed as scheduled tomorrow (Tuesday, June 18th).
If we cancel classes, we will notify you through the university website, Doshisha Portal, and DUET.

Related Information Suspension of Train/Bus Services, Typhoon Warnings, Emergency Warnings and Class/Final Examination Schedule Changes
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-swAyyM.html Notices Mon, 17 Jun 2024 17:07:39 +0900
Doshisha University Merit Scholarships for Self-Funded International Students Renewal Application Procedures(Those Renewing in September 2024)

This scholarship will be due for renewal in September 2024 (at the end of the second year), and all students who wish to receive this scholarship after September 2024 must apply for renewal.
Please apply from the following web form by June 30, 2024 (Sunday). (Required time: approx. 1 minute)

Renewal Application Web Form
※Students enrolled in and before Academic Year of 2020 do not need to apply for renewal.

caution
・If you do not complete the procedure by the above deadline, it will be judged that you do not intend to renew, and renewal will not be approved. There are no remedies in any circumstances, so please be sure to apply if you are eligible.
・On June 13, 2024, OIS has sent an e-mail to the university e-mail address of the eligible students informing them of the renewal application procedure. If you have not received the notification email from OIS, you are not eligible to renew the scholarship this time.

Please note that the renewal application procedure does not necessarily guarantee that the scholarship will be paid.
Whether or not applicable for renewal and the reduction rate will be decided based on your academic performance by the end of the second year.
Please check this page for details.


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TEL:0774-65-7453
FAX:0774-65-7068
E-mail:jt-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-6paDvT.html News Fri, 14 Jun 2024 11:02:54 +0900
Northeastern University Summer Program 2024 – Imadegawa Campus

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 From May 20 to June 3, Northeastern University Summer Program, Dialogue of Civilizations Japanese Language and Culture, was held at Imadegawa Campus.

 We welcomed 10 students from Northeastern University (hereafter referred to as NEU), Boston, U.S.A., and they studied about Japanese language and culture throughout the program. In the culture seminar classes, special visiting lecturers were invited and students tried Flower Arrangement and Tea Ceremony on campus. They also experienced pottery lesson, Aikido Lesson, and Zen meditation off-campus. Although most of them experienced those activities for the first time, they listened to lecturer’s explanation attentively showing their positive attitudes to learn about Japanese tradition and culture.

 In addition to the cultural seminars, students worked on diligently improving their Japanese abilities which they have been studying at least one year at NEU. Through Japanese language classes and conversation sessions with Doshisha students who joined the program as “supporters”, all of them showed remarkable growth. We were surprised to see them making full use of their Japanese language skills in various situations.

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 Students and supporters not only interacted with each other in the classes, but also shared a lot of time in Kyoto such as strolling Gion area. It seemed they fully enjoyed their stay in Kyoto in many aspects.

 Although it was only two weeks and a half that they stayed at Doshisha, we hope they will spend rest of their program in Japan energetically and continue to study Japanese language and culture even after going back to their country.


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TEL:075-251-3257
FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-hMb9hD.html Spotlights Wed, 12 Jun 2024 15:55:26 +0900
Report: “Let’s make an original calligraphy fan!” (Presented by SIED)
Hello, we are SIED!

On May 29th (Wed.), SIED hosted an event, “Let’s make an original calligraphy fan!” at International Community Lounge on Imadegawa campus.
10 International students and 3 local students, 13 students total participated in this event!
At this event, participants created their own original fans through the traditional Japanese art of calligraphy.
We started by enjoying the history of calligraphy and fans through quiz, learning details such as posture and how to hold the brush.
Each participant had fun writing their favorite Japanese words or characters.
Even participants who touched a brush for the first time or challenged calligraphy for the first time struggled to use the brush well but managed to complete their own works.
Throughout the event participants were praising each other's works and creating a fun atmosphere from start to finish.

SIED will hold various types of international exchange events.
We look forward to your participation!

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国際センター 留学生課

TEL:075-251-3257
FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-edf1kM.html Spotlights Thu, 06 Jun 2024 15:18:57 +0900
Report: “Let's go to Kyoto City Zoo!” (Presented by SIED)
Hello, we are SIED!

On Sunday, April 21st, we held Kyotanabe SIED welcome event "Let's go to Kyoto City Zoo!" at Kyoto City Zoo. A total of 13 people participated, including 7 local students and 6 international students. Unfortunately, it was raining on the day.
After entering the zoo, the participants were divided into three groups and toured the zoo for about 2 hours. At the event, the groups worked together to find the answers to four quizzes that SIED staff had prepared in advance.
Groups that answered all four questions correctly received a Doshisha original goods tenugui hand towel as a prize.
While encountering animals that could rarely see, the participants enjoyed talking to each other.
For example, “what the names of these animals are called in Chinese?”, and other animal names and introductions to the animals at the zoo, as well as sharing memories of the zoo. It was an event where everyone could enjoy themselves, broadening their horizons and deepening their knowledge about animals across language, faculty, and year levels.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated, both it was your first time at a SIED event, and you've participated multiple times!
SIED will continue to hold international exchange events in various forms, so please come and join us!

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国際センター 留学生課(京田辺)

TEL:0774-65-7453
FAX:0774-65-7068
E-mail:jt-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-Jczlbs.html Spotlights Thu, 06 Jun 2024 15:15:18 +0900
[Research News] Efficient CO₂ Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals Using Ionic Liquid Electrolyte
20240327ResearchNews The CO₂ conversion process at the interface between DEME-BF₄ electrolytes containing Ca(OH)₂ aqueous solution and silver electrodes
  The production of hydrocarbons occurs through two intermediates formed on the surface of the silver electrode to produce useful hydrocarbons like ethylene, ethane, propylene, and propane.

The research team, led by Professor Takuya Goto and including Ms. Saya Nozaki from the Graduate School of Science and Engineering and Dr. Yuta Suzuki from the Harris Science Research Institute, discovered that combining ionic liquids electrolytes with metal hydroxides enables efficient electrochemical conversion of CO₂ to hydrocarbons.

The electrochemical conversion of captured carbon dioxide into fuels and chemicals offers a sustainable approach to reduce emissions. However, traditional methods rely on complex electrode designs. Goto and his team demonstrated a cost-effective approach using an ionic liquid combined with metal hydroxides as an electrolyte, enabling efficient conversion even on basic metal electrodes. With this electrolyte, they successfully produced propane and ethylene directly from CO₂ and H₂O, offering a cost-effective method for emissions reduction.



Reference
Saya Nozaki, Yuta Suzuki, Takuya Goto, Electrochemical synthesis of C₂ and C₃ hydrocarbons from CO₂ on an Ag electrode in DEME-BF₄ containing H₂O and metal hydroxides, Electrochimica Acta, Volume 493, 2024,144431.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2024.144431


For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.  
Research News: Efficient CO₂ Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals Using Ionic Liquid Electrolyte

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 3-JUNE-2024, Efficient CO2 Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals Using Ionic Liquid Electrolyte

Image Credit:Takuya Goto from Doshisha University
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-eVQTFp.html Spotlights Mon, 03 Jun 2024 16:36:50 +0900
Report: “SPORTS FESTIVAL -SIED 10th anniversary-” (Presented by SIED)
Hello! We are SIED!
On Saturday, May 18th, "SPORTS FESTIVAL –SIED 10th anniversary-" was held at Davis Memorial Auditorium on Kyotanabe campus.
More than 40 people, including local and international students, participated in the event. The participants were divided into four teams: Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow, and competed in four events: “everything relay”, “borrower & quiz competition”, “all relay”, and “tug-of-war”. Each team was very serious, communicating in Japanese and English and holding strategy conference in order to win. We also heard someone speaking French during this event.
In the end, “the red team”, "Red Bread" won! Although it was the first time for most of us to meet, by the time we left, we had the impression that we had become very close friends. After all, we thought the power of sports is great!

Thank you very much for your participation, whether it's your first time coming to this SIED event or those who have participated many times!

SIED will hold various types of international exchange events in the future! Please join us! We are looking forward to seeing you guys!

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国際センター 留学生課

TEL:075-251-3257
FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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国際センター 留学生課(京田辺)

TEL:0774-65-7453
FAX:0774-65-7068
E-mail:jt-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-DiZosn.html Spotlights Fri, 31 May 2024 14:49:50 +0900
Report: “Let's go to the places of Japanese swords!” (Presented by SIED)
Hello, we're SIED! 

On May 11th (Sat.), we held an event "Let's go to the places of Japanese swords!" at Fujinomori shrine and Fushimi Inari Taisha. 
On the day of the event, 9 local students and 8 international students, 17 students in total participated.
First, we gathered at the International Community Lounge on Imadegawa campus, where we conducted icebreakers such as self-introductions among participants. Then, we provided brief explanations about Fujinomori shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha, and the associated swords. Afterwards, we visited those two shrines, where we actually saw replicas of swords and strolled through the shrines. 
Especially the Senbon Torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha was mystical, and both international and local students enjoyed it.

During the train rides and walks, we observed lively interactions among the participants, which brought great joy to all the staff. We hope that this experience deepened the understanding of the two shrines we visited, and the swords associated with them, even if just a little. 

Thank you to everyone who participated! 
SIED will continue to organize various international exchange events in the future. 
We hope you will join us again! 
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国際センター 留学生課

TEL:075-251-3257
FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-cYw6LL.html Spotlights Fri, 31 May 2024 10:23:34 +0900
Report: “Let's learn about regional culture! -Okinawa Edition: Making Star Sand-” (Presented by SIED)
Hello, we’re SIED!

We held “Let's learn about regional culture! -Okinawa Edition: Making Star Sand-” on April 23rd (Tue.). 13 international students and 6 local students participated in this event.
At this event, we learned about Okinawan culture through quizzes and discussions. During quizzes about the Okinawan dialect and Okinawa's tourist spots, participants were divided into 2 teams at each table and competed in a quiz tournament.
In the latter part of the event, we all made "star sand bottle" one of Okinawa's souvenirs. First, we learned about the legend of the stars on Taketomi Island and the true nature of star sand. During the process of making the star sand, we used not only star sand but also shells and colored sand to create our own personalized star sand. Throughout the event, participants interacted with each other in various languages, not just Japanese, and we could feel the bond between them deepening!

After the event, we received feedback like, "It was so much fun!" and "I want to participate again!"
I'm delighted that this event has become one of the memories of university life. Thank you very much to everyone who participated!

SIED will continue to organize international exchange events that everyone can enjoy!
We look forward to your participation!

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国際センター 留学生課

TEL:075-251-3257
FAX:075-251-3123
E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-ommvX1.html Spotlights Fri, 31 May 2024 10:22:22 +0900
[Research News] Improving the Effectiveness of Earthquake Early Warning Systems
20240327ResearchNews Redesigning Emergency Alerts for a quicker response
Despite the widespread use of mobile phones for delivering emergency alerts, current systems do not prompt recipients to take protective action. By examining people's responses to alerts, the researchers propose several measures to enhance the effectiveness of alert systems.

Kazuya Nakayachi, a Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, and his colleagues propose improving phone alerts to enhance emergency response times based on their study of Japanese earthquake alert reactions.

The effectiveness of emergency alerts delivered to our phones depends on how quickly we take protective actions upon receiving them. In this study, Nakayachi and his colleagues examined the actions of people who received earthquake warnings on their phones and found that most did not take protective actions. They suggest that most people are not adequately trained to respond to such alerts and propose measures to improve the effectiveness of earthquake alerts.


Reference
Kazuya Nakayachi, Ryosuke Yokoi, James Goltz, Human behavioral response to earthquake early warnings (EEW): Are alerts received on mobile phones inhibiting protective actions?, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 105, 2024,104401, ISSN 2212-4209
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2024.104401


For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.  
[Research News] Improving the Effectiveness of Earthquake Early Warning Systems

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 21-MAY-2024, Improving the Effectiveness of Earthquake Early Warning Systems

Image Credit:Flash Flood Warning- Cell Phone Wireless Emergency Alert by Tony Webster
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-gwD0MA.html Spotlights Tue, 21 May 2024 13:00:00 +0900
[Research News] Comparative Analysis of Robot-Assisted Language Learning Systems and Human Tutors in English Conversation Lessons
20240327ResearchNews To compare learning outcomes students were divided into two groups: (a) the human tutoring group and (b) the robot tutoring group (image on the right).
The group with the robot tutor made fewer errors and spoke more fluently than the group with human tutors, indicating the effectiveness of robot-assisted learning.

Takamasa Iio, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Culture and Information Science, showed that Robots play a significant role in repetitive practice for language learning. Still, human interaction is crucial for real-life language use.

Iio and his research team compared students' English-speaking abilities with current mainstream robot-assisted language learning (RALL) systems versus human tutors. They discovered that students had ample opportunities to practice speaking with the robots, feeling more at ease, resulting in fewer errors and improved fluency. These findings highlight the potential of incorporating RALL systems into teaching scenarios that are challenging for human tutors.


Reference
Iio, T., Yoshikawa, Y., Ogawa, K. et al. Comparison of Outcomes Between Robot-Assisted Language Learning System and Human Tutors: Focusing on Speaking Ability. Int J of Soc Robotics 16, 743–761 (2024).
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-024-01134-0


For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.  
[Research News] Comparative Analysis of Robot-Assisted Language Learning Systems and Human Tutors in English Conversation Lessons

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 10-MAY-2024, Comparative Analysis of Robot-Assisted Language Learning Systems and Human Tutors in English Conversation Lessons

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-G3wwGO.html Spotlights Wed, 15 May 2024 16:20:58 +0900
SIED Event "How are children's surnames chosen in your country?" Looking for volunteer presenters!
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We are currently looking for volunteer presenters!

The topic of "separate surnames for married couples," which is currently being debated in Japan, prompts us to explore how surnames are determined around the world.
This event invites presentations from international students on the surname systems in their respective countries, encouraging a broad perspective on the issue.
Please apply for a volunteer presenters from the URL below.
Volunteer Presenter Application Form: https://forms.office.com/r/r6Gix8Shsy 


Date and Time June 24th(Mon.) 13:10-14:40 and 14:55-16:25 *It's okay to attend either session separately.
Place Imadegawa campus *We’ll let you know details of event place by e-mail.
Languages Japanese and English
Application Form https://forms.office.com/r/r6Gix8Shsy
Notices *If the maximum capacity is reached, we will close the recruitment.
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TEL:075-251-3257
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E-mail:ji-ois@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/ois/en/news/detail/056-dwkdfR.html News Mon, 13 May 2024 10:24:38 +0900
[Research News]Understanding the Crucial Role of Information Delivery in Improving Citizen Perceptions of Government Policy: Insights from Kyoto City
20240327ResearchNews Information Delivery is crucial to how citizens perceive Government action and policy
 Transparent government practices and communication can enhance citizen trust and foster a positive relationship between the government and citizens.

Yu Noda, Professor at the Graduate School of Policy Science, Faculty of Policy Studies, underscores the need for effective government communication to inform citizens about fiscal policies and improve transparency.

Effective communication between the government and citizens is necessary for good governance and civic engagement. A recent study conducted by Noda highlights how effective information delivery affects citizen trust, satisfaction, and perceptions of government finances. His findings not only point towards crucial directions for investigating the learning effects of information delivery by local governments but also advocate for effective strategies aimed at fostering positive relationships between citizens and governments through such endeavors.


Reference
Noda, Y. (2024). Information on local financial reforms and cognitive processes of citizens. International Review of Administrative Sciences.
https://doi.org/10.1177/00208523241240128


For more details, please see the website of Organization for Research Initiatives and Development, Doshisha University.
[Research News] Understanding the Crucial Role of Information Delivery in Improving Citizen Perceptions of Government Policy: Insights from Kyoto City

This achievement has also been featured in the “EurekAlert!.”
NEWS RELEASE 9-MAY-2024, Understanding the Crucial Role of Information Delivery in Improving Citizen Perceptions of Government Policy: Insights from Kyoto City

Image Credit: "Kyoto City Government - panoramio" by ccfarmer 
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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-xRqoSg.html Spotlights Thu, 09 May 2024 16:45:51 +0900
German Language and Intercultural Studies EU Campus Program 2023 has successfully completed!

From March 1 (Wednesday) to August 4 (Friday), 2023, German Language and Intercultural Studies EU Campus Program 2023 was held at Doshisha EU Campus at Tübingen University. 12 students from the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty of Social Studies, the Faculty of Policy Studies and the Faculty of Global and Regional Studies participated in the program.

In German classes, taught by faculty members from the University of Tübingen, the students also took part in field trips, visited elementary schools, and other off-campus practical trainings. From April, they studied German language by proficiency level together with international students from various countries and regions, and worked hard to improve their language skills. In addition to German language classes, the students deepened their understanding of German and EU society and culture through Joint Seminar: Intercultural Studies classes with students from Department of Japanologie at the University of Tübingen and special lectures by Doshisha faculty members on EU Campus.

In extracurricular activities, the Buddy Program, in which Doshisha students and UT Japanologie students are paired up, was also implemented in 2023. While learning each other’s language, the students sometimes went beyond the framework of a "Buddy Program" and deepened exchanges on and off campus, either individually or in groups. There was barely COVID-19 pandemic impact for this 2023 program, therefore the past five months they spent together, feeling the joy of face-to-face communication without any COVID-19 restrictions, must have been precious and unforgettable memories for the students of both universities.

We were able to successfully complete the program thanks to the continued and sincere supports of all involved at the University of Tübingen. We would like to take this opportunity again to thank everyone involved in this wonderful program.

The "Student Voice" written by the participating students during the program is available on the EU Campus website in both Japanese and German. Please refer to the following link.

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-7nmjPg.html News Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:55:56 +0900
European Studies EU Campus Program 2023 has successfully completed!

From September 1st, 2023 to January 12th, 2024, the second-year European Studies EU Campus Program was conducted at the EU Campus. Fifteen students from the Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Letters, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Commerce, and Faculty of Global and Regional Studies participated.

In courses offered by the University of Tübingen, fieldwork was conducted at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall (Berlin), which are symbols of German unity, and public institutions such as the European Central Bank (Frankfurt), and the European Council (Strasbourg). Additionally, visits were made to Ritter Sport, a German chocolate manufacturer aiming for a sustainable society, where students received explanations of corporate policies from employees. They also participated in workshops where they made chocolate themselves, gaining various perspectives through practical experience. In Stuttgart, students visited various religious institutions representing Christianity (Protestant and Catholic) and Islam, learning about the history and basic tenets of each religion and denomination. Through lectures by local faculty members, they deepened their understanding of various issues facing Germany and the EU from a multidisciplinary perspective encompassing culture, religion, society, politics, law, economics, environment, human rights, gender, immigration, and refugees.

As extracurricular activities, a Buddy Program pairing students of Doshisha University and Tübingen University was implemented. Through excursions and off-campus activities with their buddies, students deepened their understanding of intercultural exchange by teaching each other their languages and cultures.

*We have published articles written by participating students during the program period, titled "Student Voice" on the EU Campus website in both Japanese and English. Please refer to the link below for more information.

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https://www.doshisha.ac.jp/en/news/detail/001-QB5cfb.html News Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:46:21 +0900