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The following is the text of KU press release headlined "Faculty of Business and Commerce Opening International Collaborative Joint PBL Program in English - eJIP.jp" and announced on August 28, 2017.

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International co-learning program to nurture project execution abilities and cross-cultural adaptive abilities
Faculty of Business and Commerce Opening "International Joint PBL Program in English" eJIP.jp
Field work in Rikuzentakata with Mexican and Vietnamese students

Date and Time: September 1 (Fri) - September 13 (Wed)
Place: Yonesaki-cho and Otomo-cho, Rikuzentakada Global Campus and others, in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture.

The Faculty of Business and Commerce, Kansai University (KU) open the International Collaborative Joint PBL Program, a unique problem-solving learning program with the overseas agreement universities of Morelos State Autonomous University - UAEM (Mexico) and the Trade University - FTU (Vietnam). This program will be held from September 1 to 13 (about 2 weeks) in the disaster area of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Rikuzentakata-shi, Iwate prefecture.

During the period, we will conduct field work ("Jimotogaku" - neighborhood study method) for community development at the same place. Under the coordination of general incorporated association "Marugoto Rikuzentakata" aiming at continuous activation of Rikuzentakata city through exchange population increase, the international joint student team will work on resolving regional issues "Recovery from Large Natural Disasters". The student team consists of four 1st student and one 3rd student in the Department of Business and Commerce of KU and each tree from UAEM and FTU.

Specifically, we will divide into three teams and enter the local community, walking with the five senses working full, and interacting with the residents living there, we will discover the charm of the local community. Then, the student team will present an idea to discover the problem of the local communities and solve it in business on the final day at the Rikuzentakata Global Campus.

This program is "Problem Based Learning" (PBL) which learns through the problem solving process based on the educational philosophy of "train future business leaders with dignity and flexibility" of the Faculty of Business and Commerce, KU. By conducting on-site surveys (fieldwork) and achievement announcements (presentations) in collaboration with foreign students with English as the common language, it is aiming to acquire English skills and at the same time to cultivate project execution abilities and cross-cultural adaptive abilities. In addition to conducting on-site research activities (on-site learning), preliminary learning (off-site learning) aimed at acquiring basic knowledge and linguistic skills related to themes and localities is also implemented, and it consists of contents that increase educational effect more.

Rikuzentakata City is facing the challenge of creating rebuilding players from the Great East Japan Earthquake, but on the other hand, they are experiencing a decline in the number of players due to youth's outflow from the city and population aging. In this program, we propose the idea to solve regional problems, discuss ideas with local people, express fascination of the communities, and expect to be an aid to creating attractive communities that will foster revitalization players.

"International Joint PBL Program in English" eJIP.jp (Field Work in Rikuzentakata City) Overview

Date: September 1 (Fri) - September 13 (Wed) 13 days
Place: Yonesaki-cho and Otomo-cho, Rikuzentakada Global Campus and others, in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture.
Number of students: 1st year students of KU 4 (female) · 3rd graduate student (male)
UAEM (Mexico) 3 students (1 male and 2 female)
FTU (Vietnam) 3 students (1 male and 2 female)
Total 11 students
Course name for KU students: "International Business Training (Rikuzentakata Terada PBL I/II)" (4 units in total)
Tutor in charge: Associate Professor Shin Hasegawa, Faculty of Business and Commerce, KU.
Schedule: See attached sheet
For those who wish to interview, please contact us at the following inquiries.
Inquiries concerning this matter
Kansai University Public Affairs Division: Ishida, Terasaki
3-3-35 Yamate-cho Suita City Suita 564-8680 Osaka Prefecture
Tel: 06-6368-0201
Fax: 06-6368-1266
URL: http: //www.kansai-u.ac.jp

International Joint PBL Program in English - eJIP.jp (field work in Rikuzentakata City) Schedule
Schedule contents (planned)

9/1 (Fri) Visit to reconstruction situation
9/2 (Sat) Preparation and implementation for Exchange Event "Takata meets Mexico and Vietnam"
9/4 (Mon) First day of homestay ("Minpaku") / Personal interview 1
9/5 (Tue) 2nd day of homestay
9/6 (Wed) 3rd day of homestay / Intermediate presentation · social gathering
9/7 (Thu) Community Walk 1
9/8 (Fri) Community Walk 2 / Personal Interview 2
9/9 (Sat) Community Walk 3
9/11 (Mon) Planning / presentation preparation 1
9/12 (Tue) Planning / presentation preparation 2
9/13 (Wed) Result presentation / social gathering

- General incorporated association Marugoto Rikuzentakata (local coordinator)
Address: Ichinomatsu-Chaya, Dotekage 138-5, Kesen-cho, Rikuzentakata City 029-2204 JAPAN
Phone: 0192-22-7410
FAX: 0192-22-7420
URL: http: //marugoto-rikuzentakata.com

- Rikuzentakata Global Campus (event cooperation)
Address: Kanda 113-10, Yonesaki-cho, Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture 029-2206 JAPAN
Phone: 0192-47-3901
FAX: 0192-53-1901
URL:http://rtgc.jp

August 28, 2017 06:00 PM  UP

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