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Jan 24 (Thu)
The students are currently at the airport and scheduled to depart on time. The beautiful photos below were taken this evening.

 
 
 
 

Jan 24 (Thu)

This afternoon the students did independent fieldwork on the island of Sentosa. The name of this island, by the way, means "peace and quiet." Today is the final day of the school trip, so tonight the students will depart for Japan and arrive early tomorrow morning.

 
 
 
 

Jan 24 (Thu)

8 students from Class seven and eight visited HORIBA Instruments Singapore. In addition to learning about the company's activities in the global marketplace, some students gave a presentation about their Innovation Studies group research project. The students also had the opportunity to practice exchanging business cards and using English.

 
 
 
 

Jan 24 (Thu)

Class six visited a company called Leeden NOX. This company deals with gas which is used in many different kinds of manufacturing processes. The company is the largest such company in Japan and the fourth largest in the world. The students could learn many things about the being a successful global enterprise.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Jan 24 (Thu)
Today, on the fourth day of the school excursion, each class will be visiting a different local company. Before departing the principal, addressed the students. He told them to listen carefully to what they were told at the company and make the most of this opportunity.

 
 
 
 

Jan 23 (Wed)

In addition to the students fieldwork, the teachers also did fieldwork around Singapore. Below are some of the photos.

 
 
 
 

Jan 23 (Wed)
The photos below show the students during fieldwork. They visited Little India and Chinatown, exploring the different cultures which coexist in Singapore. The students in each group were able to cooperate with and successfully complete the fieldwork.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 23 (Wed)

Today, each class and the teachers took photos to remember the trip. Here are a few of the photos below.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Jan 23 (Wed)

Today, the students will do fieldwork. They are planning to visit the Merlion Park, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, and Chinatown. The students are staying the "Hard Rock Hotel." It is a large, beautiful hotel with a pool. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is also delicious.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 22 (Tue)
This afternoon the Global Course students visited an Islamic School called MADRASAH ALIUNIED AL-ISLAMIAH for an exchange program. At the opening ceremony, 48 students welcomed them with a performance and both schools gave presentations. After that, the students broke up into small groups and participated in a variety of activities, including rock climbing and learning Arabic. It was a wonderful experience the students will never forget.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 22 (Tue)


This afternoon, second grade classes two through six visited the Singapore Zoo. This is a large zoo of over 28 hectares with 270 species of animals. One unique feature of the zoo is that animals are not kept in cages and can be seen up close in their natural environment. The students were especially impressed by the famous white tiger.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 22 (Tue)
After an all-you-can-eat breakfast, the students took part in the Brothers & Sisters program. Local university students guided small groups of students around the city. The students had the chance to practice their English communication skills while exploring.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 21 (Mon)
The second grade students arrived safely in Singapore after a seven-hour flight of some 6500 km. After arriving separately, A Group and Group B had dinner together and then went to the hotel which is on Sentosa Island. Tomorrow, various activities are planned, including the Brothers & Sisters Program, a visit to the Singapore Zoo, and a visit to a local school.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 21 (Mon)
Today is the start of the second grade School Excursion to Singapore. A Group, leaving from Kansai International Airport, and B Group, leaving from Chubu International Airport, departed early this morning. They are scheduled to arrive in Singapore at around 5PM local time after a seven hour flight.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 18 (Fri)


Today the second grade students attended a special assembly to inaugurate the School Excursion to Singapore, which will take place on Jan. 21 to 25. After the accompanying teachers were introduced, they went over the itinerary for the trip. The students aim to "communicate positively with people abroad" during the excursion.

 
 
 
 

BJan. 12 (Sat) ~ Jan. 13 (Sun)

The first grade Global Course students participated in a two day overnight seminar at the Ritsumeikan Biwako Kusatsu campus. They worked on the presentations about their Innovation Studies I group research projects, which will be given on Feb. 23. The students were helped by University TAs, who gave them advice on how to improve their presentations. On the second day, they gave a practice version of their planned presentations and got feedback from the TAs.

 
 
 
 

Jan. 9 (Wed)


Today the nine students who participated in the Shaanxi Province Visit Program met the Kyoto Prefectural Superintendent of Education. Two students gave a presentation report on the content of the program and what they learned in China. Afterwards, the superintendent asked questions about their experiences and what they learned.

 
 
 
 

Dec. 28 (Fri)

On the final day of the Taiwan trip, the students checked out of the hotel and headed to the airport. They arrived on time safely in Japan and returned to their homes. Over the five days of the trip the students had many experiences and were able to research and learn a lot about Taiwan and Japan.

 
 
 
 

Dec. 27 (Thu)

Today in the morning, the students visited Taiwan National University. A volunteer guide gave them a tour of the campus, explaining the history of the school with a focus on its historical ties to Japan. Afterwards, the students had a discussion about their research project with some university students. For lunch, they ate in the school cafeteria. After lunch, they approached and interviewed students on campus.

 

In the afternoon, the students did fieldwork at the Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. They had dinner at the famous Shilin Night Market.

 
 
 
 

Dec. 26 (Wed)

Today, the students visited the campus of Northwest University. This is the most famous university in Shaanxi Province. They took a tour of the campus and visited a museum which focuses on Buddhist art.

 
 
 
 
 
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