27-March-2019 / Wednesday / 10:30 - 11:00
LOCATION : P11
This presentation describes the challenges and circumstances of the first case for accepting UAE emirate students in a Tokai University affiliated high school in Japan, those who graduated from the Japanese School in Abu Dhabi under the K-12 educational curriculum of Japan. Since 2007, the Japanese government started to provide Japanese-style education for UAE citizens at the Japanese School of Abu Dhabi under the strong bilateral relations between UAE and Japan. Since then, two to four UAE emirates has entered the Japanese School every year. At this point, 32 UAE emirates are studying at the school. In April 2018, as the first batch students, two UAE emirate students graduated from the Japanese School entered Tokai University affiliated high school in Tokyo that aim to educate these UAE emirate students under the consistent education system from high school through the undergraduate program. The purposes of this project are an enhancement of diversity, campus internationalization both in university and high schools, and fostering leaders and bridge personals of tomorrow between UAE and Japan. The Japanese School in Abu Dhabi and Tokai University are trying to build a new platform to accept more foreign students to Japan by using Japanese School system.
Dr Koji Nakamura
Director Office for Global Initiatives,
Director, head in charge of international cooperation and campus internationalization at Tokai University, Japan. He holds Ph.D. in International Studies from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. In 2009-2016, he had worked at Hawaii Tokai International College, which is an US accredited junior college, as Executive Manager.
Ms Keiko Kabashima,
International Cooperation Officer; and
International Cooperation Officer, Office for Global Initiatives, Head Office of International Affairs at Tokai University, Japan. She graduated from Meiji Gakuin University, Japan in the major of English Literature. She is also in charge of relations with Middle Eastern states.
Mr Michihiko Watanabe
Campus Internationalization Officer;
Office for Global Initiatives,
Campus Internationalization Officer, Office for Global Initiatives, Head Office of International Affairs at Tokai University. He received a BA from Tokai University School of Engineering.