Introducing: JapanSessions – University of Copenhagen

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21 April 2016

Introducing: JapanSessions

Students of Japan Studies with support from ADI have recently received funding from the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation for a new initiative: JapanSessions.

The purpose of this initiative is to improve the academic environment for students within the field of Japan Studies with extracurricular and career advancing activities.  
In short, JapanSessions aims to:

  • facilitate the cultural understanding between Japan and Denmark through various activities with focus on Japanese culture and society
  • create a platform from which to display Japan-related talks of high academic value and relevance for students, alumni, and the public
  • develop a series of career related events that inspire and help prepare students and alumni for jobs and positions after graduating

Japan Studies currently has more than 100 students enrolled at the UCPH. Previous activities of this sort have had great support  from both UCPH students, students from other academic institutions in Copenhagen and members of the public. With funding from the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, JapanSessions can become a forum for students and others interested in Japan with regular events from talks by internationally renowned scholars, to alumni events and workshops.