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Monday 21 November 2022

Sixth Form Japan Day 2022 - Photos

On 10 November 2022 we invited sixth form students back to Sixth Form Japan Day for the first full-day in-person event since 2019, which was a resounding success! 

Despite last minute changes to our schedule due to transport disruption and strikes, we were thrilled to welcome over 85 students from 11 different schools to Birkbeck University of London for a day of culture, inspiration, and useful information to guide sixth form students as they begin to plan their future studies. 

Part of the event is dedicated to cultural workshops where students learn about aspects of Japan from expert practitioners. This year students had the option of taking part in two workshops of their choice, including two new offerings: shogi (Japanese chess) and origami which were both enthusiastically received. Returning workshops from previous years also went down well, with students joining manga drawing, shodo (calligraphy), a language workshop run by Japan Foundation London and a technology workshop delivered by Ristumeikan university’s team (who travelled all the way from Japan to join us!).

Sixth Formers also had the opportunity to listen to three different talks: a Lecture on Virtual Reality by Professor Noma from Ritsumeikan University; a Student Panel Discussion with Xiaoyu, Joseph and Kim who study Japanese at university, and The Benefits of Living and Studying Abroad delivered by our keynote speaker Ryan Keeble, News Producer at Fujisankei Communications International Ltd. Our speakers also answered many insightful questions from our attendees both during the Q&A sessions and afterwards.

The Japan Society wishes to thank Ritsumeikan University for their collaboration and all who took part in the day. We look forward to welcoming everyone again in 2023!