iPlaza ( International Communication Plaza )

Completed Events 2014

February 22 Sun.

Early Spring Excursion

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TTI students visited Sake Cellars in Oodaka. Every February, they open their cellars to the public. Visitors can see the sake brewing process and can have freshly made Sake free of charge. First, participants joined a walking tour around old Oodaka. The tour guide described the history of this place, which has spanned over several hundred years. Next, we went inside the Sake Cellars. The tour guide explained how Sake is made, and we were able to taste freshly made Sake.

• The Number of Participants (6)

December 18 Thu.

Christmas Party

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Our Christmas Party was held on a snowy day. The party started with a quiz; E-SUP students showed us various countries’ Christmas dishes and we tried to tell which country’s Christmas dinner they are. Participants brought Christmas presents and played a “pass the present game”. For those who played a “Profile Bingo” game, sweets were given as a prize. At the end of the party, we altogether sang “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in English.

• The Number of Participants (40)

December 1 Mon.

Scientific English Vocabulary Contest

A Scientific English Vocabulary Contest was held and thirteen students participated. The winner was Kenta Suzuki, a first grade student. 

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November 30 Sun.

Autumn Excursion

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We visited Ise Shrine in Mie prefecture. TTI students, international students, PDs and Nanzan University’s international students attended the excursion. TTI E-SUP students explained about Ise Shrine as tour guides in English.  After viewing the shrine, we enjoyed Ise’s local dishes like “Ise Udon” and “Tekonezushi”, and strolled around “Oharai-machi” looking for souvenirs. International students and Japanese students had a good talk over culture, food and student life. 

• The Number of Participants (42)

October 30 Thu.

Halloween Party

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E-SUP students made a presentation about Halloween and prepared several interesting games like “Mummy making game”. Participants wore Halloween costumes, some of which were handmade. Guest students from Nanzan University also attended with cute costumes and we played games together. The best costumes were acknowledged and praised at the end of the party. The first prize went to “Movie thief”, a mascot character alerting to prevent movie theft in a theater.

• The Number of Participants (61)

October 20 Mon.

Speech Contest

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This was our sixth speech contest. Presentations were made in English in two categories: free speech and research. The first prize winner of the free speech category was Takuma Yoneda for his presentation “The Curve Ball Effect.” The first prize for the research presentation category went to Takamitsu Sekino for his presentation “Touch makes Our World Better.”    

• The Number of Participants (45)

October 14,15,24 Thu.,Wed., Fri..

Report Meeting for Study English Abroad Program for Master's Course Students

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Seven master’s course students talked about their research work and life in a foreign country in English.  The universities and institutions they visited included University of Leoben (Austria), Mines Paris Tech(France), Donk-A University (Korea), Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (Korea), University of Twente (the Netherlands), Newcastle University(Australia), and Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago ( U.S.).

• The Number of Participants (56 over 3 days)

October 7-10 Thu.-Fri..

Report Meeting for Study English Abroad Program for Under Graduate Students

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Students who attended the Study English Abroad Program for Undergraduate Students shared their experiences in English. Nine students studied in the U.S., nine in Malaysia, and twenty two in the Philippines. They talked about the English program they attended, their host family, and their life abroad. Many students who are interested in studying abroad attended the meeting. As this was the first year the program was held in Asian countries, the audience especially enjoyed hearing their experiences in Malaysia and the Philippines.

• The Number of Participants (139 over 4 days)

August 21-26 Thu.-Tue.

Summer Seminar

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Twelve students from National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Hannam University (Korea), Chiang Mai University (Thailand), Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (Thailand), Chulalonkorn University (Thailand), Hanoi University of Science and Technology(Vietnam), and the University of Science Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) visited TTI for one week, and discussed with TTI students about ‘Smart Community’ which was the theme for this program. Visiting students also enjoyed Japanese culture by visiting tourist spots in Nagoya, wearing a Yukata, writing calligraphy and making sushi-rolls.

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July 11 Fri.

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Intern students from National Nanotechnology Initiative Network in the U.S. visited TTI. TTI students entertained the guests with a Japanese Tea Ceremony. They explained the history and the spirit that lies at the heart of the Tea Ceremony in English. Exchange students enjoyed Japanese tea and cake. This was also a good opportunity for Japanese students to learn about their country’s culture.

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June 13 Fri.

French Night

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Two students from France introduced TTI students to their country’s culture and famous sightseeing spots. We talked about the differences in student life and things popular among young people in France and Japan. We also learned some easy French words such as “Bonjour”, “Comment allez-vous?”, and “Merci beaucoup”. Participants enjoyed dried sausages and paté served by the French students, as well as French cheese, bread, and wine.

• The Number of Participants (40)

June 11 Wed.

TTI's Cooking Day

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A TTI PD from Turkey taught us how to cook Turkish cuisine. TTI students, PDs, and students from Nanzan University attended this cooking event. We made “salata ”(salad with Turkish cheese), “yogurtlu havuc”(yoghurt-carrot salad), “izmir koftesi”(hamburger), and “sehriyeli piravi”(pilaf). Turkish tea and desserts were served at the end of the course. Everything was really delicious! Three TTI students made presentations about traditional Turkish foods and famous sightseeing spots. The PD and a student from Turkey introduced us to their hometowns, and gave us further information about Turkish culture.

• The Number of Participants (33)

June 8 Sun.

Excursion to Arimatsu

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We went to “Arimatsu shibori” Festival. “Shibori” means “tie-dyed cloth” and a famous place where it is made is “Arimatsu”, a town just outside Nagoya. Arimatsu Shibori is a tie-dyed fabric originally made for kimono. Some of the participants wore “Shibori Kimono” Shibori artists told us how to dye a handkerchief. We tied a cloth in a special way by ourselves and made a beautiful Shibori handkerchief.

• The Number of Participants (11)

May 16 Fri.

English Night

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The first iPlaza event this year was a party, “English Night”, where everyone spoke in English only. Participants enjoyed a roulette game and the card game “blackjack”. How to play the games was explained in English by first and second year students who had prepared their explanations of the rules in the four weeks prior to it. Therefore, participants could understand them easily. In a little bar at the party venue ran by iPlaza circle, we learned English expressions on how to order drink and foods.

• The Number of Participants (52)

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