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Sixth Form & GCSE Students’ Japan Day: a global perspective, a door to new opportunities​

31 March 2017 — 9:50 am


Friday 31 March 2017                                                    9.50am to 4.00pm
(Registration from 9.30am)

The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

(nearest train station Manchester Piccadilly and Oxford Road)

For travel directions to the venue and a PDF campus map please click here

Free of charge to schools

Booking deadline: Monday 13 March 2017 

This event, which was originally programmed for Thursday 3 November 2016, has been rescheduled for Friday 31 March 2017, and is now also open to GCSE students.

The Japan Society, in association with the University of Manchester, is pleased to invite sixth form and GCSE students to attend its popular FREE one-day course about Japan, its culture and its role in the global community.

The Japan Day is designed to give an insight into traditional and modern Japan through lectures and practical workshops. It is aimed at both students who are currently studying Japanese and those who have not had the opportunity to do so formally at school, but who are considering Japanese studies at university in the UK or applying to continue their education in Japan.

Unique to the 2017 Japan Day event will be a guided exploration of the Children’s Lives in Wartime Japan exhibition at Manchester Central Library, organised by Dr Peter Cave, Senior Japanese Studies lecturer. Attendees will hear from the University of Manchester Japanese Studies students about their own experiences and advice for studying Japanese at university and studying abroad. For the first time this year the event will include the ‘Japan Bowl Quiz’, a competition workshop developed by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC. There will also be two other practical workshops in manga and business etiquette. In addition to short talks by a number of universities who offer Japanese Studies, during lunch students will have the opportunity to discuss Japan related study options with representatives from UK and Japanese Universities.


09.30 – 09.50 Arrival and registration
09.50 – 10.05 Welcome and introduction to the day
10.05 – 10.50 Japan bowl quiz
10.50 – 11.30 Manga workshop
11.30 – 11.40 Comfort break
11.40 – 12.25 Business etiquette workshop
12.25 – 12.50 University talks
12.50 – 13.30 Lunch and University Exhibition
13.30 – 14.00 ‘Studying in Japan’
A talk by current students at the University
14.00 – 16.00 Children’s Lives in War Time Japan Exhibition
(Manchester Central Library)











Booking information

Reserve your place today! Places will be issued on a first-come-first served basis. Students may attend on their own or accompanied by a member of staff. To book places, please download and complete this spreadsheet and email the completed document to education@japansociety.org.uk. Please also read and acknowledge on the booking form that you have read our terms and conditions.

Feedback from previous Sixth Form Japan Days:


“Thank you again for this lively and insightful Japanese learning experience. All my students enjoyed it very much and would like to come again!”
William Morris Sixth Form College (2015)

“Thank you for arranging this day for our students. It really was an extremely valuable experience for them.”
Dartford Grammar School (2015)

“AWESOME!! learned so much about manga. I would do it again if I could.”
Luton Sixth Form College (2015)

“The calligraphy, manga and sumie sessions I attended were excellent.”
Dartford Grammar School (2015)

“Very informative and inspirational.”
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College (2015)

“Very interesting and useful, good to have an insight from someone with first-hand knowledge. Inspiring.”
Ribston Hall High School (2015)

“Informative and engaging.”
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College (2015)

“It was helpful to have a current student talk to us.”
Aylesbury Grammar School (2015)


“Thank you for organising such a great event, with so much care and enthusiasm for our students!”
William Morris Sixth Form College (2014)

“Entertaining, fun and very informative… I wish we could do more workshops.”
Dartford Grammar School (2014)

“(It was) interesting to hear from an ex student who had studied in Japan.”
Farnborough Sixth Form College (2014)

“Fantastic! (A) very engaging talk and the highlight of the day.”
William Morris Sixth Form College (2014)

“A great lecture and truly interesting – would have loved to hear more.”
Barr Beacon School (2014)

“Lunch time was useful – I really enjoyed hearing from university professors about (Japanese) courses on offer. There was a lot packed in.”
Dartford Grammar School  (2014)

“Calligraphy was very interesting, very hands on and the instructors were kind and helpful.”
Roedean School (2014)


“(An) enjoyable day which has caused a buzz amongst our students.”
Itchen Sixth Form College (2013)

“The lectures were informative and interesting. They gave me as a teacher a lot of ideas for cultural lessons”
South Wolds Academy (2013)

“Very interesting – it was great to get a first-hand insight into studying in Japan”
Wolverhampton Girls’ High School (2013)

For further information, contact Kelly Spargo on tel: 020 3075 1995 or kelly.spargo@japansociety.org.uk

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31 March 2017
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