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06.19, 2020

2019 KOKUSAITEKI Research Fund Report

The Poster Session, which was scheduled on Sunday, June 21, was cancelled
due to the spread of COVID-19.
We post the submitted posters instead of this Poster Session.
Only the posters written in English are posted in this page.
Please take a look at each research report.

Posters written in Japanese can be checked in the below site.
 http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/ru_gr/g-career/news/article.html/?id=268

The number of each recipient in 2019 is as below.
   KOKUSAITEKI Research Fund: 38
   KOKUNAI Research Fund: 1
   KENKYUKAI-KATSUDO Grant: 27 groups
   Internship Scholarship: 2


◆ KOKUSAITEKI Research Fund (Posters written in English only)

Strengthening Japan’s Cultural Presence in Europe: The Japan Foundation and Public-Private Partnerships

JAPAN'S CULTURAL DIPLOMACY: JAPANESE LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN CHILE

Medical Profession and the Politics of Health in Contemporary Indonesia

Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries.Case Study:Indonesia, Sukabumi Regency

Factors Determine the Lack of Complance of Ready-Made Garments(RMG) Sector of Bangladesh

Empirical Study of Purchase Intention and Decision of E-Commerce Consumers in Indonesia Based on Island of Rresidence and Monthly Household Income

Housing Relocation in Tangerang City : Why people move and were thet satisfied afterward? 

An Investigation of the Morphology and Effect of American Community Gardens

Dynamic Facial Features Associated with Positive Emotional Voice Stimuli for Detection of 
Depressive Symptoms


International Student Support Organizations in Australia: Approaches and Isses of Concern

Indonesian Migrant Workers in Japan: Internship Trainees (Gaikokujin Kenshusei Seido) Program,Recruitment Process and Personal Dreams

Exploring the Level of Locational Affordability In Rawalpindi - Islamabad based on Household
 Survey and Spatial Planning

A Study on Determinant of Competitiveness Post-mining City as a Tourist Destination

Understanding the Impact of GIS-based Disaster Information Systems n Indonesiai



1.31, 2020

Program Report: Japanese Conversation Program Fall 2019

Japanese Conversation Program Fall 2019 for international graduate students was held during the period between Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, December 17 at Kinugasa Campus, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus and Osaka Ibaraki campus.

<Schedule>

Campus

Time

Frequency

Place

KIC

Every Monday & Tuesday

Oct. 21 ~ Dec. 17/ 16:45 ~ 17:45

Twice a week

1 class: 60 min

KIC BBP

BKC

Every Monday & Friday

Oct. 21 ~ Dec. 16 / 16:45 ~ 17:45

BKC BBP

OIC

Every Tuesday

 Oct. 29 ~ Dec. 10 / 16:20 ~ 17:20

*Only the 1st class was held on Thu. Oct. 24

Once a week

60 min×2 classes

OIC BBP

 <Contents>

KIC&BKC

1

Self-introduction / Hiragana

2

Ask a location / Hiragana

3

Go shopping / Order/Hiragana

4

Get a permission / Hiragana

5

Review / Preparation for a skit

6

Ask something / Katakana

7

Use a public transportation / Talk about a schedule/Katakana

8

Tell one’s thought 1 / Katakana

9

Tell one’s thought 2 / Katakana

10

Tell one’s thought 3 / Review Katakana

11

Review / Preparation for a skit

12

Skit


OIC


1

Self-introduction / Hiragana

2

Family-introduction / Tell your favorite things / Hiragana / Katakana

3

Tell the place / Hiragana

4

Tell the time, schedule, hobby/ Preparation for a skit

5

Invite friends/Tell how to go, where I am

6

Tell the request / Preparation for a skit

7

Review all classes


<Classes>

The level of the class was “Beginner” mainly for those who joined Ritsumeikan Univ. in September.
Students learned daily Japanese conversations mainly, and they acquired the basic conversation,
phrase that are very useful in their daily life. Many Japanese volunteer students also participated
in this program to help international students at each campus. Thanks to their support,

international students were familiar with Japanese soon and they enjoyed joining the class,

studied ambitiously and then made many Japanese friends there!

 

<New trial>

With the support of the Office of International Affairs, classes were held in Beyond Borders Plaza

(BBP) on each campus. BBP offer a variety of events and programs for all students, especially for

those who want to communicate with students from different countries, learn other languages and

exchange cultures each other. This Japanese program became a trigger for international students

to know BBP more and participate in their programs.

 

<In the Last class>

All students were preparing for the skit performance as a result of their study.

The Japanese level of students was various. However, each time they attended the class,

their Japanese skills improved a lot! They did a great job onthe skit performance!!  

They also played Japanese games and a small party with volunteer students was held

as a closing this program. It was very fun and they really enjoyed them!

 

<General Comment>

All participants seemed very satisfied with this program. Japanese of those who joined

this class every time improved a lot! International students got the Japanese text book

for free and became friends with Japanese volunteer students.

We hope they will keep meeting with Japanese students and studying by themselves!!


KIC

2019秋日本語日常会話1

2019秋日本語日常会話2

2019秋日本語日常会話3

BKC

2019秋日本語日常会話4

2019秋日本語日常会話5

2019秋日本語日常会話6

OIC

2019秋日本語日常会話7

2019秋日本語日常会話8

2019秋日本語日常会話9

11.27, 2019

Report : 2019 Fall Academic Writing Seminar

We held “Academic Writing Seminar” at KIC and BKC on Tuesday, October 15
and Friday, October 18.

 

This seminar focused on the important points of writing thesis in English, and it was

a good chance for graduate students to learn the basic knowledge and skills for writing

high quality theses. This seminar was held in English as an incentive short course for 90 minutes.

The instructor is a native English speaker and his explanation was very clear and specific.

 

All attendees sent the instructor what they aren’t sure and what they want to learn in advance.

Therefore, the instructor gave a class based on their questions and the class was fruitful for all.

 

There are many words and expression in English. It’s very difficult to choose the appropriate words

and expressions for what the writer wants to tell. All attendees realized again that it is very important

for all to use grammars properly to keep the consistency in their papers. We hope all attendees utilize

what they learned and listened during this seminar effectively hereafter.


Voices from attendees


We can apply this skill in our research writing

It gives me an idea to do my research and writing

From this seminar I learned the tips on how to write research work

I got many information in writing thesis in English

Clear and concise explanation. Easy to understand example

There are so much information that I found it useful for my next paper

It could be useful to write thesis

I understood small but very useful things for academic writing

Got a standard format for academic writing

I really like this seminar. The professor explained everything in clear and simple words

The handout was really useful and contents were appropriate!

I got very useful information. The seminar was very interesting and fruitful.

Good content. I know how to prepare necessary things for writing paper.
 Sensei explained clearly, detail.

For me, the construction of abstract is the most useful items.
 I have read abstracts many times but I never notice about its construction

The academic writing seminar was very helpful.

2019秋AcademicW1


2019秋AcademicW2

Website of Office of Graduate Studies

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/ru_gr/g-career/eng/



10.24, 2019

Please answer “Graduate Student Survey on Career Path Support Services 2019”.

We are now carrying out a questionnaire survey to improve and provide quality support for studies,

researches and careers of graduate students of Ritsumeikan University.

 

This is a survey conducted once every two academic years with the object of improving the quality of learning, research and career support services provided to graduate students. It is designed to give us ideas of your awareness of the availability of these services, your opinions of their quality, and your future expectations for them.

 

During the survey we conducted in AY2017, we received many opinions about increasing the amount of grants, simplifying application procedure, loosening terms and conditions for payments, etc., and there was a change in payment of Academic Scholarship and the targeted period of other subsidy systems.

To improve our operations to better match the graduate students’ needs, we would appreciate your cooperation in answering this survey. We will give 500 yen Book Card to the first 500 students who answered this survey. After the survey period, the detail of receiving will be informed to the RAINBOW ID which is entered in this survey. Those who receive the notice, please go to the designated offices in each campus to receive the book card between Wednesday, November 27 and Wednesday, December 4. Please note that we will NOT send book cards by mail.


*The number of respondents had reached 500.

Thank you very much for answering.

We're still collecting survey responses.

We appreciate your cooperation.

Thank you.

 

This survey is to collect the following information;

your research activitieshttps://entryweb.ritsumei.ac.jp/smart/eqr.asp?U=8003003067034232682

opinion for Career Path Support Services

future career

 

We appreciate your support in completing this questionnaire to assist us in providing

quality support services to you.

To answer the questionnaire, please log in to the following website with your RAINBOW ID:

https://entryweb.ritsumei.ac.jp/smart/eqr.asp?U=8003003067034232682

 

It will only take about 10 minutes to complete.

This questionnaire is available during the following period:

 From Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, November 24, 2019 until 23:59 noon.

 

Graduate Student Career Path Support Center

Ritsumeikan University

Email: l-hba@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

08.05, 2019

Notice of Office closure.

Our office will be closed from August 10 to 18 for summer vacation.
We will respond to inquiries received during the above period on or after August 19.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

7.30, 2019

Program Report: Japanese Conversation Program Spring 2019

Japanese Conversation Program Spring 2019 for international graduate students was held
during the period between Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, July 4 at Kinugasa Campus
and Biwako-Kusatsu Campus.

In addition, half day short Japanese program was held on Saturday, June 9 on Osaka Ibaraki Campus.

 

Participants on KIC and BKC attended the lectures once a week for 8 weeks from May to June.

Students learned daily Japanese conversations and basic Japanese characters such as Hiragana
and Katakana with the support of volunteer Japanese students participated in this program to help
international students acquire and be familiar with Japanese.

 

The Japanese level of students was various. Each time they attended the class, their Japanese
skills improved by little. Many of them did a great job on the skit performance being conducted
on the last day of the course.

They also played Japanese games and held a small party with volunteer students on the same
day. It was very fun and they really enjoyed them! Most of the participants seemed very satisfied
with this program, and some said,
This program is very useful for international students, and
others said Please make this program longer and offer more classes.

 

Course Schedule (Spring 2019)

1回 じこしょうかいができる、かぞくのしょうかいができる

2回 すきなことがいえる、りゆうがいえる

3回 じょうきょうをびょうしゃできる①

4回 じょうきょうをびょうしゃできる②

5回 いらいができる      

6回 せつめいができる

7回 きょかをえられる               

8回 スキットでふくしゅう


2019春日本語日常会話1


2019春日本語日常会話2


2019春日本語日常会話3


2019春日本語日常会話4


07.30, 2019

Report: 2019 Spring English Presentation Seminar

We held “English Presentation Seminar” at KIC, BKC and OIC through June, 16(Tue) to June, 18(Thu).

 

There are many graduate students who are not good at speaking English, not get used to presentation

even they have more chances of having English presentations compared to undergraduate days.

The purposes of this English Presentation Seminar were to support graduate students to learn key points

for good presentation and to present in an effective way.

 

This seminar was held as an incentive short course. 2 classes were taught in English by a native instructor,

 and his explanation was very clear and specific. All attendees gave their own presentation and could realize

 the effectiveness of what they learned in the lecture. This was also a good chance for some attendees to listen to the research content of different research theme and area. The instructor told that the best way to improve their presentation is to record his/her presentation, and look and check it objectively.

We hope all attendees utilize what they learned and listened during this seminar effectively.

 

<Voices from attendees>

・Learned new things.

・Gestures and eye contact are really helpful.

・Friendly presenter and clear explanations. I enjoyed.

・Learned how to reduce the nervousness, use gestures to emphasize.

・Maintaining body languages are very useful.

・Learned delivery points such as eye contact, speed and how to deal with anxiety etc.

・Very interactive and lessons were well delivered.

・Very supportive and cooperative sensei.

・Can remember what's our needs/deficiencies of preparing for presentations.



Website of Office of Graduate Studies

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/ru_gr/g-career/eng/


04.26, 2019

Notice of Office closure.

Our office will be closed for the 10-day holiday from April 27 to May 6.
We will respond to inquiries received during the above period on or after May 7.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

02.28, 2019

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/ru_gr/g-career/eng/language/japanese.html/Program Report : Japanese Conversation Program Fall 2018

Japanese Conversation Program Fall 2018 for international graduate students was held during the period between Monday, Oct 22 2018 and Friday, Dec 3 2018 at Kinugasa Campus, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus and Osaka Ibaraki Campus.

Participants at KIC attended the lectures twice a week for 6 weeks, and participants at BKC and OIC attended the lectures once a week (two sessions per day) for 6 weeks. Students learned daily Japanese conversations and basic Japanese characters such as Hiragana and Katakana with the support of volunteer Japanese students participated in the program to help international students acquire Japanese.

Every time participants attended the class, their Japanese skills improved by little and many of them did a great job at the skit performance being presented on the last day of the class. Also, students played Japanese games and held a small party on the last day. 

Most of the participants seemed very satisfied with this program, and some said, “This program is very useful for international students,” and others said, “Please make this program longer and offer more classes.”

Course Schedule (Fall 2018):

 

 

にほんご    かいわ                        もくてき            

日本語で会話ができるようになることを目的としています。

きほんてき ぶんぽ   つ   かさ  もだち さそ       じぶん  くに しょうかい

基本的な文法の積み重ね、友達を誘ったり、自分の国を紹介したりすることが                       
 がくしゅう                                                                                      がくしゅう

学習できるようになります。ひらがなとカタカナも学習します。

   

事前

筆記・口頭テスト

1

L3 自己紹介(じこしょうかい)ができる

L4 家族(かぞく)の紹介(しょうかい)ができる 

ひらがな

2

L5好()きなことが言()える

ひらがな 

3

L6予定(よてい)が言()える

カタカナ 

4

L7物(もの)の位置(いち)が言()える1              

L8物(もの)の位置(いち)が言()える2

カタカナ

5

復習(ふくしゅう) スキット作(つく)

ひらがな/カタカナの復習(ふくしゅう)

語彙(ごい)の復習(ふくしゅう)

6

L9/10

スケジュールが言()える  

7

L11

趣味(しゅみ)の話(はなし)ができる

8

L10/12/13

(さそ)うことができる  

9

復習(ふくしゅう) 

スキット作(つく)

10

いろいろな紹介(しょうかい)ができる 


11

希望(きぼう)が言()える 買()い物(もの)ができる 


12

学習発表会(がくしゅうはっぴょうかい)

ゲーム


2018秋日本語日常会話3

2018秋日本語日常会話5

2018秋日本語日常会話4

2018秋日本語日常会話2

2018秋日本語日常会話6

2018秋日本語日常会話1
























02.25, 2019

Program Report: Academic Writing Program Fall 2018

Academic Writing Program Fall 2018 was held during the period between Friday, Oct 19 2018 and Friday, Jan 11 2019 at Kinugasa Campus (KIC), Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) and Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC).


This course is designed to help graduate students acquire the fundamental academic writing skills needed to complete academic papers.

 

At OIC, participants attended lectures once a week for eight weeks at, and at KIC and BKC, participants attended a two-day intensive course (four sessions per day/ eight sessions in total).


The total of 68 students studied in the program and most of the participants enjoyed the program very much. Some said, “I think this kind of class should be held regularly.”


The themes covered in the Program:


Session 1:Essay and Assignment Planning

Session 2:Paragraph Structure and Coherence

Session 3:Common Errors and Writing Accuracy

Session 4:Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Referencing

Session 5:Components of a Research Paper

Session 6:The Introduction and Thesis Statement

Session 7:Body and Conclusion

Session 8Writing the Abstract / Revising and Editing



2018秋アカデミックW1


2018秋アカデミックW2


2018秋アカデミックW3


2018秋アカデミックW4



 







 

10.05, 2018

Japanese Conversation Program Spring2018 Program Report

Japanese Conversation Program Spring 2018 for international graduate students was held during the period between Monday, May 14 and Thursday, June 21 at Kinugasa Campus and Biwako-Kusatsu Campus.

 

Participants attended the lectures twice a week for 6 weeks from May to June and learned daily Japanese conversations and basic Japanese characters such as Hiragana and Katakana.

 

Each time participants attended the class, their Japanese skills improved by little and many of them did a great job on the test being conducted at the end of the course. Most of the participants seemed very satisfied with this program, and some said, “This program is so useful and so much fun! Please continue this program next semester!”

 

Course Schedule (Spring 2018):

1回 あいさつ じこしょうかい ひらがな①

2回 しゅみ1 ひらがな②

3回 ばしょ1 カタカナ①

4回 ふくしゅう~スキットをつくります~ カタカナ②

5回 スケジュール1 かんじ①       

6回 しゅみ2 かんじ②

7回 スケジュール2 かんじ③               

8回 ふくしゅう~スキットをつくります~ かんじ④

9回 ばしょ2 かんじ⑤

10回 かいもの 

11回 テスト

12回 フィードバック





10.05, 2018

Academic Skills Program Spring 2018 Program Report

Academic Skills Program Spring 2018 was held during the period between Saturday, April 28 and Friday, June 15 at Kinugasa Campus (KIC), Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) and Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC).

This course is designed to help graduate students acquire the fundamental academic skills needed to complete academic papers and give presentations.

 

Participants attended lectures once a week for five weeks at OIC, and at KIC and BKC, participants attended a one-day intensive course (four sessions were given).

Most of the participants enjoyed the program very much and some said, “This class is very helpful for me!! Thank you very much,” or “I hope that this kind of class can be conducted regularly.”

 

Course Schedule (OIC)

Session 1Academic Writing / Presentation SkillsThe Structure of a Paper and Presentation

Session 2Academic Writing Common Errors and Accuracy

Session 3Academic Writing Paraphrasing and Referencing

Session 4Presentation Skills Posture, Gestures, and Eye Contact

Session 5Presentations Skills Voice, Tone, and Q&A

 

*At KIC and BKC, the five sessions listed above was condensed into a single day over four 90-minute periods.



 







09.22, 2018

AY2018 Research Proposal Contest Application

Ritsumeikan University Graduate School Research Proposal Contest
Communicating your research to others

Your research achievements may form part of your theses, raise questions for society, or provide solutions to problems. However, you will first need to acquire the skills to properly design a research proposal. This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself to write a research proposal and see how other people evaluate it. All interested graduate students are encouraged to enter.
In addition, the content of the application format is almost the same as that for applying the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists. The JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist are being adopted annually. The Research Proposal Contest is also positioned as a place of training before applying for the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientist. We hope applicants to proactively apply to the JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists and to be adopted after this Contest.

  1. Contest Entry Information
  2. Application Guidelines
  3. Evaluation
  4. Handling of Personal Information

Contest Entry Information

Objective
  1. To improve conceptualization skills for research.
  2. To develop your ability to convey your specialist knowledge and research results to wider society.
  3. To improve your generic writing skills.
Qualification Requirements

Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a master's program, doctoral program, 5-year doctoral program, or professional degree program at Ritsumeikan University are eligible to enter.

Field of Study

Humanities and Social Science 
Science and Engineering

Entry Period

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

How to Enter

Submit the application data to the Office of Graduate Studies by email.

Email address: d-cp@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

Announcement of Results

Late November, 2018
The results will be mailed to the contestant’s address.

Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

OIC Building A 1st floor Camping Kitchen

TIme:18:00~20:00

■Apply here: d-cp@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

Please fill in the following information.

1.Student I.D.   2. Name   3.Graduate school/Course   4.Year level

*Anyone can participate in this contest.

* The selected award winner will present their research proposal at the award ceremony. After the ceremony, a small party will be held for all contestants.

*Included meals

Awards

Grand prize 1 student from each field (Certificate & JPY50,000 AMAZON gift cards) 
Excellence award 2 students from each field (Certificate & JPY30,000 AMAZON gift cards) 
Extra effort award 3 students from each field (Certificate)

Hosted by

Graduate Students Career Path Support Center

Inquiries

Office of Graduate Studies at Kinugasa Campus
Telephone: 075-465-8195
Email: d-cp@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

Application Guidelines

Application
  1. Only one application per person is permitted. (Joint research is not accepted.) 
  2. Applications must be completed by the applicant. 
  3. Applicants who have applied before cannot apply with the same research proposal. The contents this time must be improved including some progress. 
  4. Documents submitted in application will not be returned. Please ensure that you make copies of all documents you submit.
  5. Applications that do not meet the requirements or do not abide by the rules for submission will not be processed.
  6. If any falsification of research progress or results is found on the application, the applicant will be severely punished in accordance with Ritsumeikan University Student Disciplinary Regulations. 
  7. We cannot answer queries regarding screening process. 
  8. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you have a visual or hearing disability and have difficulty indicating by figures.

Writing
  1. Download the application form from the website of the Graduate Students Career Path Support Center. Please make sure to complete your application using the prescribed forms for this contest and type them using a font size of 10.5 point. If you change the prescribed format or if you attach documents composed on paper other than the prescribed form, your application will not be accepted. 
    Forms can be downloaded here:
    AY2018 Application Guidelines
    Entry Form

  2. Use diagrams (graphs, charts or other methods) to provide a general outline of your research in the “Research outline diagram” box. (Page 2 of the application form) Refer to the diagrams of the last year's awardees: 
    AY2017
  3. Complete your application using a computer. 
  4. Applications should be written in Japanese or English. 
  5. Use graphs, charts, or other visual aids to make your research proposal understandable to readers, who may not necessarily be experts in, nor have previous knowledge of, your field. 
  6. The application data must be in PDF format.

Evaluation

Criteria
The following examination items will be reviewed from the perspectives of(1)Consistency of argument and format(2)Readability and clarity of explanation(3)Creativity(4)Concreteness of research plan/proposal.
  1. Research outline diagram
  2. Research objectives/details
  3. Unique/creative features of the research
  4. Research background
  5. Research Achievement
  6. Motivation for becoming a researcher, intended image of a researcher in the future, strength points
Method
  1. Applications will be evaluated by a screening committee established by the Graduate Student Career Path Support Center.
  2. If any falsification of research progress or results is found on the application, the applicant will be severely punished in accordance with Ritsumeikan University Student Disciplinary Regulations.

Handling of Personal Information

Personal information obtained by the contest organizer as part of the Ritsumeikan University Graduate School Research Proposal Contest will be managed and handled in accordance with the Ritsumeikan Trust Basic Policy for the Protection of Personal Information. However, names, affiliations and research outline diagram of awardees will be posted at the awards ceremony and on the Ritsumeikan websites.