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1st Conference (9-16 Sep 2016) Theme: ‘Poverty in the UK and Japan’
UK x JP 2017 – ‘How do we want to shape our future?’
The UK, although is now leaving, has long been a part of the EU and has been a pursuer of cosmopolitanism, while Japan continues to treat ‘immigration’ and ‘nationality’ with caution.
Analysing historical and cultural backgrounds, domestic issues and circumstances, a discussion will be held on how these two nations would address the future of human migration.
Application for UK x JP 2017 is now live! Find applications details here.
What it will involve
Below are the 8 elements we consider to be the core experience of the conference.
We will divide participants into presentation groups of ~5 to research on a topic related to their country.
We will have specialists as guest speakers as a way of input that would spark thoughts and discussion.
We will discuss thoughts mentioned in the lectures, and share thoughts on its potential / improvements.
Meet people / social sectors trying to improve the situation. Hear their experiences first-hand.
We will uncover alternate approaches towards the conference’s theme, and develop presentation skills.
Share thoughts on the presentations, and deepen understanding of topics researched by other groups.
This is a unique opportunity where students living in Japan can share their own culture and experiences.
We summarise our discussion in a report in order to publish our activities and to better future conferences.
Details of the conference
|Theme||How do we want to shape our future? – internationalism, isolationism, immigration|
|Date||6th – 14th September 2017|
|Application closing date||31st April 2017|
|Venue||National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre|
|Cost||20 GBP for British participants, covering accommodation and participation fee.
*Participants are requested to arrange their flights.
|Target||Undergraduates and Masters enrolled in a Japanese / British university.|
|Number||Around 12 delegates from each country + organisers|