For the fifth year, we are very happy that Chiang Mai University has graciously agreed to host our program.
There are four students in the program, and I think they are enjoying themselves studying and learning both inside and outside of class.
We are right in the middle of the two week program, and come Monday, we proceed to the second week.
A joint closing ceremony was held for the six students who successfully completed their courses in the Sanuki Program, the Japanese Studies Program, and the Japanese Language Preparatory Program.
For the first time, we had the students presented their work which focused on a specific topic related to either Kagawa or Japan. This year, the topics were on the prefecture symbols, international students at KU, economic impact of udon, marriages in Japan, Japan towards Olympics 2020, and experiences of living in Kagawa.
The students did a very impressive job with their presentations. We are once again, indebted to the Bushozan International Association for providing the yukata for the students.
Had the good fortune and pleasure of teaching a class for the Spring 2016 Semester. This was attended by a bunch of international and Japanese students. The topic was on higher education in the global arena. Personally, I think it would be nice if more such classes can be held in our university. This will certainly promote more robust mingling among the international and Japanese students. I hope the students enjoyed the class as much as I did.