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Press Office - PR#98–2011, November 21, 2011


Bringing Japan Closer through Education

The 3rd Annual National Teacher's Conference &

the Japan Educational Seminar Manila



PHILAJAMES president Dr. Amelia Fajardo delivers her remarks

to open the 3rd National Conference on Teacher Training

Dr. Maragtas Amante, Vice- President for Administration

of the UP System, addresses the audience during his speech


Guests listen attentively as PAG-ASA-DOST Administrator Dr. Nathaniel Servando discusses the weather and climate conditions in the country


A participant asks a question during the open forum of the teacher training conference


Associate Professor Nobutaka Suzuki of the University of Tsukuba receives his plaque of appreciation

Around 700 participants attended the

Japan Educational Seminar


Students fill the UP NISMED Auditorium during the discussions

and lecture presentations of the Global 30 universities

Students line up for consultations with professors from

the Global 30 universities


Dr. Benito Pacheco, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Philippines, shares his experience as a Japanese Government scholar with the crowd

Professor Kwang Moon Kim addresses the students as he presents Kyoto University during his seminar



November 19, 2011 is a day that brought the academic and educational ties between the Philippines and Japan closer than before.


The 3rd Annual National Teacher's Conference was held in the morning at the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) Auditorium. Co-organized by the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan and the Philippine Association of Japanese Government Scholars (PHILAJAMES), the conference highlighted the role of educators and schools in disaster prevention and preparedness in cases of emergencies and calamities.


Director Kiyoshi Takeuchi of the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) in his message, praised the PHILAJAMES for organizing a worthwhile event. Dr. Amelia Fajardo, president of the PHILAJAMES expressed her appreciation to the members of the organization and to the guests for making the conference a success.


The afternoon of the same day was dedicated to an educational fair that brought different Japanese universities closer to Filipinos who dream of studying in Japan . Entitled the “ Japan Educational Seminar, it was organized by 13 of Japan 's leading universities including the University of Tokyo . This seminar is part of a project called the “Global 30 Project” launched by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan. Under the “Global 30 Project,” students can obtain a degree from one of the 13 prestigious universities, all of which offer courses taught in English for both undergraduate and graduate levels.


The universities under the Global 30 Project, all present during the seminar, are Doshisha University, Keio University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Meiji University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Ristumeikan University, Sophia University, Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, the University of Tsukuba , and Waseda University . Professors from each participating university conducted sample classes, presentations and individual consultations. The Embassy of Japan provided information regarding the Japanese Government Scholarships and other related matters.


Applications for the 2013 Japanese Government Scholarship Programs will once again open early next year. Watch out for further announcements on the Embassy of Japan's website.


For more information about the Japanese Government Scholarship Programs and the Global 30 Project, please visit http://www.ph.emb-japan.go.jp and http://www.uni.international.mext.go.jp/ , respectively.