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JICE Hosted “JDS Research Workshop” for JDS Fellows

Asia International Student Service

JICE hosted “JDS Research Workshop” for the JDS Fellows at its Head Office in Shinjuku, Tokyo on January 31st, 2020. The aim of the workshop was two-fold: one was to share their research outcomes and to improve research capabilities and the other was to foster mutual exchange beyond the country borders.

This workshop, which was the second of its kind, brought together 37 JDS Fellows studying in the field of Public policy and Infrastructure and was joined by two prominent scholars invited by JICE as commentators; Mr. KITAOJI Nobusato, Emeritus Professor, Meiji University also a President of Tokyo Institute of Policy Support Systems Co., Ltd and Ms. MATSUYUKI Mihoko, Professor, Institute of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University.

Six to eight students made a presentation each according to their research field during three hours followed by active comments and discussions by the participants. Many of them were taking notes eagerly about the comments by the guest academics. It was an excellent opportunity for not only second-year students who are dedicating to wrap up their research outcome but also first-year students who have just begun writing master thesis. In the wrap up session, the workshop participants enjoyed conversation and socialized themselves through attending the recreation game prepared by JICE.

We believe that this workshop help the participants to cultivate their mindset as JDS Fellows, who work together to improve common development issues such as Public policy and Infrastructure sector.

HOSHINO Miku (Ms.)
International Student Programs Division
International Student Programs Department I

A JDS Fellow presenting her research outcome
Question and answer session
Feedback from the guest commentators
JDS Fellows enjoying the game activity
Group photo (Public policy)
Group photo(Infrastructure)