Past Events

Academic Year 2017

  • March 16, 2016 Nagoya University HeForShe International Seminar
  • 17-25. Feb. 2018 Oversea Training Program 1 Indonesia
    Overseas Training Program 1 to Indonesia has been held from 17. to 25. February, 2018. The group consisted of 5 students of 4th batch (2 from GSID, 1 from Health science, 1 from Bioagriculture, 1 from Education) . With coordinated by Diponegoro University (UnDip), students visited Semarang that the University locates, and moved to local cities of the Northern coast of Java, such as Tegal and Pekalongan. There, they visited Health and Medical facilities, onion farm, fishing ports, port controls and so on. At the last day of the trip, students made presentation for the findings at UnDip and discussed with faculties and students there. Photo Gallery
  • Jan 21-28, 2018 Overseas Training Program_Myanmar
    From Jan 21st to 28th, six students in 4th batch of Well-being Program and 3 faculties from the Graduate School of Medicine (Health Sciences) mainly visited Yangon city in Myanmar. Students visited health facilities, international institutions, local farms and local NGO to understand challenges to achieve well-being in Myanmar. Four graduate students from the Department of Public Health, University of Medicine1-Yangon (UoMY) had also joined to support our field activity with children in the monastic school. For closing, students discussed what we learned from the overseas fieldwork with Dr. Thein Thein Htay (a former deputy Minister for Health), UoMY teachers and students.Photo Gallery
  • January 10, 2018 Overseas Fieldwork Program Seminar 1 : Vietnamese language lesson
  • December 27, 2017 Career consulting session
    A career guidance session for working in the United Nations Food and Agriculture organization (UN FAO) was held on Wednesday 27th December 2017 by Dr Naoko Ieda (former Designated Assistant Professor for the Well-being program). Currently, Dr Ieda is an FAO officer for the UN FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa. Dr. Ieda explained about the organization of the UN FAO, her role within her current position in Egypt and her process of applying. Furthermore, she advised students what positions they should aim to apply for and what attributes and skills are required to work as an FAO officer. Afterwards, students asked questions about her experiences and received advice for planning a career in the UN or other similar organizations. As the session was attended by Japanese speaking faculty and students only, the session was held in Japanese.
  • December 27, 2017 Pre-fieldwork Presentation of Overseas Training Program 1
    The Pre-departure Presentation for the Overseas Training Program (OTP) 1&2 to be held in January and February 2018, was held on Wednesday 27th December 2017. Prof. Hiroko Tsukamura (AGR) gave opening remarks for the session. Firstly groups going to Vietnam & Cambodia, The Philippines and Indonesia as part of OTP1, individually presented their interests and what they hoped to experience and see in their destination countries (M1 students). Some students were unable to attend so other team members presented for them. Secondly, the group going to Cambodia as part of OTP2 (D1 students) presented their research topic, background information and questions showing what they wanted to discern. Advice and comments were given by faculty and students, with participants who had previously visited each country, offering their guidance. Closing remarks were given by Prof Akira Yamauchi (AGR)
  • December 1, 2017 Global Leader 1(Special Lecture)
    The Global Leader 1 (Special Lecture) was held on December 1st, 2017 at the ES building on Higashiyama campus. This was a special joint leadership seminar held by Leadership Development Program for Space Exploration and Research, the main organizer, and the Well-being program. Ms. Naoko Yamazaki, a female astronaut, gave a lecture entitled "Space Utilization and Co-operation". Ms. Yamazaki provided exciting insights about her training for the space mission and life at the International space station, especially in its multicultural environment. The lecture was an interactive one, where both, Ms. Yamazaki and the students asked questions and discussed future of the space program and how scientists with different majors can contribute to it. Ms. Yamazaki emphasized qualities that future leaders are expected to have, as well as challenges that lie ahead of assuming the leader position. Photo Gallery
  • November 29, 2017 Global Leader 1(4th Lecture)
    Dr. Sheila R Bonito, the Dean and Professor of College of Nursing, University of the Philippines Mania, whom we invited, successfully gave us the lecture with the title of “The role of Women Leaders in global health” in November 29, 2017. She talked about the global health issues, especially non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes or ischemic cardiac diseases as well as the role that women have to play or how women with the specialties of health issues in the world communities. She also introduced her own experiences with talking about some obstacles as a woman to lead in the societies. The students eagerly participated in the discussion.Photo Gallery
  • November 22, 2017 OTPS1: Pre-fieldwork seminor (regarding Myanmar)
    Short reports for Oversea Training Program Seminar 1 (Lecture on Myanmar) Lecture for Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 on Myanmar was taken place in 22nd November at the lecture room 3, Main building in Daiko Campus. Dr.Su Myat Cho, MD, who are in Department of Health Administration in Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University provided informatics lecture. The theme of lecture was “Myanmar towards well-being”. The lecture include information about education, culture, and especially healthcare system. She explained health system on current issues and issues based on outstanding economic development in Myanmar. Students actively involved the group discussion and Q&A session. Photo Gallery
  • November 15, 2017 Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 (Lecture on Indonesia)
    Lecture for the Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 on Indonesia was taken place in 15. November at the building of the Integrated Research Bldg. for Humanities & Social Sciences. Lecturer was Prof. Dr. Said Hamid Hasan, M.A., former Vice Rector of Indonesia Education University and its theme was "Education & Teacher Education in Indonesia: Study on Its Policy and Practice". Development in Indonesia these days is very remarkable, and provision of education system and teacher training is one of the big tasks there. Concerning this, Dr. Said Hamid Hasan talked about its environment and transition of the system Government of Indonesia has promoted. After the lecture, active discussion was conducted between the students and the lecturer.
  • November 10-11, 2017 Cross-Cultural Talk 2017
    (Special Lecture on Multicultural Societies)
    On November 10th and 11th, we organized an annual cross cultural talk event at Aichi Health Plaza hotel. The main theme of this year’s event was “Career building in multicultural context”. This year, we received participants from 1st to the 4th batch students and dozen faculty members from each respective graduate schools. On the first day, we began the day with the quiz games moderated by the 1st batch students and then received lectures by Prof. Toshiya Ozaki of Rikkyo University and Senior Vice President of JICA, Ms. Noriko Suzuki both of whom showed excellent examples of career building strategies based upon their own personal experiences. After the lectures, we had a session moderated by the 3rd batch students on the theme of personal career building efforts. On the second day, we had series of discussion sessions moderated by the 2nd batch students where participants were encouraged to discuss both challenges and advantages in building career or doing research in multicultural context. The result of discussion was shared by group presentation at the end of the session.Photo Gallery
  • November 1, 2017 Overseas Training Program 2 (Post-fieldwork presentation)
    The Post-fieldwork Presentation (Overseas Training Program Seminar 2) for fieldwork held in July and August of 2017, was held on Wednesday November 1st, 2017. Prof. Hiroko Tsukamura (AGR) gave opening remarks for the session. During the session, groups presented their findings, experiences and impressions from trips to Malaysia, and Thailand. Faculty and students asked many questions and there was a lively discussion. Closing remarks were given by Prof Akira Yamauchi (AGR)
  • October 20, 2017 Global Leader 1(3rdLecture)
    (Keynote speech of Leading Forum 2017
  • October 11, 2017 Global Leader 1(2nd Lecture)
  • October 3, 2017 Global Leader 1 (1st Lecture)
    The 1st lecture of Global Leader 1 was held in the Noyori Conference hall on the 3rd October, 2017. Prof. Hiroko Tsukamura (Program coordinator for the Well-being program) gave a lecture entitled "Women Leaders Program to Promote Well-being in Asia". Prof. Tsukamura gave an introduction to the program and its goals for the new students. Students were asked what their dreams were and what they wanted to achieve in the program. Afterwards, Designated Assistant Professor Nicola Skoulding gave an introduction and briefing on the Well-being curriculum.Photo Gallery
  • October 3, 2017 Enrollment Ceremony AY 2017
    The 2017 enrollment ceremony was held at the Noyori Conference Hall where 16 fourth batch students were enrolled into the Well-being program. Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, President of Nagoya University and Dr. Masahide Takahashi, Program manager both delivered speeches and Dr. Hiroko Tsukamura, Program coordinator, handed the enrollment certificates to each student. Afterwards there were speeches from 2 new students and messages of encouragement from current Well-being students to the new students. Photo Gallery
  • 3-13, September 2017 Overseas Training Program 2 Malaysia
    Overseas Training Program 2 to Malaysia has been held from 3. to 13. September, 2017. The group consisted of 8 students, two 1st batch students and six 2nd batch. With coordinated by Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI), students visited Tanjung Malim that the University locates, and moved to Cameron Highlands after short orientation there. They visited schools for Tamil and indigenous pupils, Health center and Hospitals. They also made interview to local indigenous group, Oran Asli. It was good opportunity for students to learn malti-ethnic condition in Malaysia. Before return to Japan, students made presentation for the 10 days learning, and discussed with faculties of UPSI. Photo Gallery
  • July 29-August 8, 2017 Overseas Training Program 2 Thailand
    From July 29 to August 8, 6 Wellbeing students together with 3 faculties from the Graduate School of International Development has visited Chiang Mai City in Thailand. The team of 4 Thai graduate students and 2 faculties from Chiang Mai University has also joined the field survey conducted in the villages of Hmong people and Shan people. The groups has made a final presentation about their findings on economic activities and health services at Women’s Study Center of Chiang Mai University. Photo Gallery
  • July 26, 2017 Global Leader 4 (4th Lecture)
    On July 26, 2017, the fourth lecture of Global Leader 4 was given by Dr. Mariko TAKAHASHI, Cosmos Navigator, Representative Director of the Hoshitsumugino-mura entitled 'The Current View of the Universe for Well-Being’ at Daiko Campus. Dr. TAKAHASHI introduced us to one of her current activities, Byouin-ga-Planetarium (Hospital Planetarium), with a brief demonstration. During the group work session students discussed the connections between their own dreams, happiness and future career plans. Dr. TAKAHASHI highlighted she believes that feeling the vastness of the universe through seeing stars and thinking about our own existence in a complex society, will guide us to obtaining a broad perspective to achieve our own well-being.  Photo Gallery
  • July 12, 2017 Global Leader 2 (4th Lecture)
    The 4th lecture of Global Leader 2 was given in Lecture Room 2, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences on 12th. July, 2017. Two lecturers from Nagoya University, Prof. Yoshiharu Shimomura (Grad. Sch. Bioagricultural Sciences) and Dr. Hiroko Yamashina (Grad. Sch. Medicine), discussed how the achievements of academic research contributes to the well-being of people in Asia. Photo Gallery
  • 12. July. 2017 Well-being Special Lectures for Overseas Training Program 2 Malaysia
    Special lecture for Oversea Training Program (Malaysia) has been held at Bld. EDU. E-seminar room in Wednesday, 12. July. Lecturer was Dr. Ridzwan (Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia) and the title for the lecture was "Development in Malaysia and Its Influence to Social Life: Cameron Highland as a Study". Mainly among students who will participate to this training to Malaysia, they had active discussion with Dr. Ridzwan about the topics he presented.
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  • July 5, 2017 Global Leader 2 (3rd Lecture)
    The 3rd lecture of Global Leader 2 was given at Lecture Room 329, Science and Agriculture Building on 5th. July, 2017. Prof. Chizuko Yamamuro (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University) gave a lecture entitled "The present and future of scientific research in China ". Her academic research, as well as her career path as a foreigner & women PI in Chinese university, was introduced. Students actively discussed the development of academic research by female researchers in Asia. Photo Gallery
  • June 28, 2017 Global Leader 4 (3rd Lecture)
    The 3rd lecture of Global Leader 4 was given in Lecture Room 2, Graduate School of Bioagricutural Sciences on 28th. June, 2017. Students participated in a lecture entitled "Accelerating Women’s Entrepreneurship" by Ms. Setsu Suzuki (hunext Business Founder) and a workshop " Claiming your Strength" by Ms. Jennifer Shinkai (invited Coach and Facilitator), and shared their ideas on how to build up leadership in their own ways in a global environment. Photo Gallery
  • 10-11. June 2017 The 3rd Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities
    The 3rd Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities has been held in 10-11. June 2017 at Doshisha University. This Open Dialogue was hosted by Organization for Advanced Research and Education (Global Resource Management (GRM) Program), Doshisha University, and each leading programs from Osaka University, Tokyo University, Kanazawa University, Hiroshima University and Nagoya University has joined. Previous the event, special lecture that titled "Why couldn't the world solve the worst humanitarian crisis?" was held by Prof. Naito Masanori, Graduate School of Global Studies/GRM program coordinator, Doshisha University. Following the keynote speeches and poster session, students got group work under the title "what is interdisciplinary" and its achievement was presented on the next day with active discussion. Photo Gallery
  • June 7. 2017 Global Leader 2 (2nd Lecture)_Dr. Rintaro MORI
    On May 7, 2017, as the second lecture of the global reader 2, Dr. Rintaro MORI, Director of the Department of Health Policy, National Center for Child Health and Development has given lecture on 'Sustainable healthcare system: the role of women and the role of leaders' at Tsurumai Campus. Dr. Mori introduced us about Japan’s health care system and its problems from a view point of sustainability. Dr. Mori also introduced some methods and ideas to make health system being sustainable. In the group work, students discussed women's role for achieving sustainable development. Dr. Mori highlighted how women important for decision making process for achieving sustainable development. Photo Gallery
  • May 25-26, 2017 Gender Summit 10 (Tokyo)
    The Gender Summit 10 with the theme of “Better Science and Innovation through Gender, Diversity and Inclusive Engagement” was held in Tokyo on May 25 and 26, 2017. The Gender Summit is started by initiative of the EU Commission serving as an international movement to discuss science and gender. As the first Gender Summit to be held in Japan, this summit focuses on the following four aspect: History and Future of Gender and Diversity, Female Researchers Tackling Global Serious Issues, Gender-based Research and Innovation and Social Responsibilities of Science. A broad participation from academia, international organizations, national governments and industry was achieved. With the objective of fostering female leaders, the Well-being Program dispatched 3 students and 4 faculty members as representatives to participate in the booth exhibition and poster session. In the poster session, students introduced the characteristics of the program, curriculum and other activities provided by the program. In addition, students participated actively in the discussions on gender-related topics with the participants from various organizations, through which, students’ understanding on gender issues has been significantly deepened.
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  • May 31, 2017 Global Leader 4 (2nd Lecture)
    On 31st of May, 2017, Ms. Tomoko SHIBAO, Senior Advisor of the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) and Deputy Director, ESD Activity Support Center has given lecture as the second lecture of the Global Leader 4 at Bld. EDU, E-seminar room. The tile was “Leadership for building sustainable societies", and she gave talk about sustainability and leaderships with reference to her experiences of ACCU for natural disaster and international cooperation.
  • May 24, 2017 Global Leader 4 (1st Lecture)_Dr. Thein Thein Htay
    Dr. Thein Thein (Former Deputy Minister for Health, Myanmar) introduced the Sustainable Development Goals which includes a set of 17 goals to be achieved worldwide. She mainly focused on the Goal 5 targeting Gender Equality and Women and Girls Empowerment. Participants also learned the important concepts and differences of equality and equity. After the lecture, a student asked about the current challenges on gender issues in Myanmar and Dr. Thein Thein shared her personal experience. After the first session, Dr. Thein Thein introduced a facilitating technique “Participlan” which is most useful for small group discussions with very limited time. This technique can be applied to any topic. Photo Gallery
  • May 11, 2017 Well-being Special Lectures for Overseas Training Program 2 in the Thailand
    As a part of preparatory seminar for the overseas training program 2 (Thailand), we invited two experts from Chiang Mai University. Both Dr. Ariya (Women’s research Center, CMU) and Dr. Nalitra explained in great depth about the Thailand’s general socio-economic structure and problems with special reference to ethnic minority women’s status. After the two lecturers, students asked many questions and the lively discussion followed thereafter.
  • April 13 & 15, 2017 Recruiting fair at Daiko Campus (Day1 & 2)
    On-campus recruiting fair was held at Daiko campus on 13 & 15 April, 2017. This academic year, faculty-based recruiting fair was held twice and totally 11 graduate students joined which is almost double the number of the previous year.
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  • April 13, 2017 Post-fieldwork Presentation (Overseas Training Program) at Daiko campus
    Three Well-being students participated in Overseas Training Program 1 in last January and February introduced their personal goals and objectives they set before the departure and presented the insights and knowledge that they could gain in each destination country. This “side event” was provided for promoting the Well-being program and calling more applicants at Daiko campus. The number of participants was around 20. After the presentations, we could also have active discussions with participants. Photo Gallery
  • April 5, 2017 post-fieldwork Presentation (Overseas Training Program Seminar 1)
    The Post-fieldwork Presentation (Overseas Training Program Seminar 1) for fieldwork held in January and February of 2017, was held on Wednesday April 5th, 2017. Prof. Akira Yamauchi (AGR) gave opening remarks for the session. During the session, groups presented their findings, experiences and impressions from trips to Vietnam, The Philippines and Indonesia. Faculty and students actively asked questions about the findings from each trip and students received advice for overseas fieldwork to be held in the future. Closing remarks were given by Prof Eriko Yamamoto (MED) Photo Gallery
  • April 3-15, 2017 On-campus recruiting fairs for Nagoya University students