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New Year Issue (Jan. 2014)


Featuring a new double-degree program

50 years of cooperation with GLCA and ACM

President Dawson and President Kamata shake hands at the signing ceremony.

On October 25, Waseda University held an anniversary symposium and reception to celebrate 50 years of the academic exchange program “Japan Study” between our school and the Great Lakes Colleges Association/Associated Colleges of the Midwest (GLCA/ACM; 25 member universities). Started in 1963, the “Japan Study” is known as a leading initiative in Japan-America academic exchange programs. More than 300 faculty members and 3,000 students have traveled between the two countries.

A symposium on liberal arts education was held on the day of the anniversary event. Invited to speak at the symposium was President David Dawson of Earlham College, an important university in the Japan Study program. Furthermore, a signing ceremony was held for a new double-degree program with GLCA/ACM which will further expand the activities of Japan Study.

The reception was attended by faculty members and students who have experienced the exchange program from 1960 to the present, as well as the then-program officials from both Japan and America. Everyone enjoyed discussing memories associated with Japan Study.