National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia) GJO Activity Report / 活動日誌

2018年8月 活動日誌

2018年8月31日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

This month HSE has finished admission to different study programs and started preparations for the new semester. Students are still having summer vacation, yet I have decided to interview HSE student Ms. Liza Golovastova, who participated in ‘TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2018’ and ask about her experience.
The following is the interview with Liza.

Sofia: What is your major at HSE?
Liza: My major is International Relations. I’m a student of the HSE and the University of London dual degree program.

How long have you been studying Japanese?
I’ve been studying Japanese for about a year by now.

russia201808_1

Ms. Liza (upper right corner) together with other participants

How did you become interested in Japanese language and culture?
When I was 5 or 6 years old, I watched “Spirited Away”, one of the masterpieces of the great Hayao Miyazaki. I was very impressed by the movie then.
Also I really love reading since my childhood. One of my first books was a book with the Tales of Different Peoples of the World, and I remember, that I preferred Eastern tales – Japanese among them.
Later, when I became older, I found other Miyazaki’s movies and opened a huge world of Japanese Anime for myself. So, yes, as many teens, I continued to get my knowledge about Japan from anime, but I have never been obsessed with it (except my favorite Hayao Miyazaki’s movies).
Actually I received information from everywhere: from teachers at school, from music, from my family, from the Internet and TV etc. Now I think, I’m not able to say, when exactly I became interested in Japanese language and culture. Probably it happened with my first try of Sushi. But I can say for sure, that I felt something different and very special reading those tales and watching the “Spirited Away” for the first time. I still feel very special about it even today.
Truth to be told, that was my farther, who first talked seriously about learning Japanese. He just said that I should go and try, because I love it and I’m able to learn such language. That’s a true fact, that obsession with Anime is not enough to keep learning this very difficult language. People mostly quit learning it at the elementary level. 5 out of 11 students left my language group during the first semester. But I think it’s already not my story. Japanese language was just a dream for me, and I never believed that I would learn it. But I tried! And I keep trying now! Thanks to my family! Dreams come true! I feel like I found something very important in Tokyo this summer.

How did you get information about the TUFS summer school?
My Japanese professor suggested it to me. She found the announcement on the HSE web site and sent me a link.

russia201808_2

Ms. Liza together with her professor

What did you do to apply?
I followed the link my professor sent and saw there some basic information about the program – deadlines for application and e-mails to get in contact. And the link of TUFS university, of course. So I just used the e-mail and sent the first mail. As far as it was my first study trip, my friends and professors helped with registration, but mostly, TUFS provided everything to do registration yourself. The site of TUFS gives all the information in a very comprehensive, clear way, and even if you want to know something else or don’t understand anything, you can always ask by e-mail and wait for a short period of time – they will answer for sure.

How long were you in the school? When did you get to Japan?
My trip took 19 days in full. The departure from Moscow was on 23 of July, and the date of arrival back to Moscow was 10 of August.

Where did you stay?
At dorm located on the territory of the University campus. My international dorm №3 was new and very pleasant inside. So I was lucky! And it took only 4-5 minutes on foot to get to the classroom, which was located in the next building.

What was the place like? What was the weather?
The place was very beautiful. The university is located in a very nice green area, a very quiet district. People were very friendly there. There were some shops near there, and Tama station was very close to the campus.
The weather was extremely hot. On our third day the temperature reached +40*(degrees) – historical record! But there still were cloudy days sometimes, and we faced a storm twice and felt an earthquake ones.

Tell about your classes. How were they organized?
In a quite common way. Some new grammar and vocabulary were explained very coherently at first, and then we had some writing, reading, speaking tasks. The classes were conducted in Japanese mostly, but in some relatively law-level groups, teachers could speak English and were ready to help and give answers to the questions in English. They really care about you and your understanding of the material, and they are trying to do everything to explain new things and teach you something!

russia201808_3

Ms. Liza’s ikebana

Did you work alone or in groups?
Both alone and in groups. There were only 4 Russian students there – me and my friends, and 3 of them are my HSE groupmates. So groups were international. There were students from Egypt, America, Canada. But the majority came from the neighboring countries of the region – from Laos, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong. Mostly, we made speaking tasks in groups. And there was at least one Japanese student called “supporter” in the classroom. So, I made a lot of friends there, in such conditions!

How big was your group?
I think there were around 10 students.

What activities did you like the most?
Honestly, I liked everything. The program provides not only Haiku lesson, Japanese classes, Yukata try-on, Study trips to the National Museum and Safety Learning Center, Ikebana lesson and Home Visit, but also it provides very nice Japanese students with their own interesting ideas. They have a lot of places to arrange different events and activities, so we went to Kamakura, to the Japanese holiday and had a lot of fun together.

russia201808_4

Ms. Liza with her groupmate from Hong Kong during Home Visit

What was the atmosphere like?
It was very friendly. I even don’t know what to say more. The most friendly atmosphere I’ve ever been in.

What is your overall impression of TUFS summer school?
Very good one. I liked everything there and didn’t want to leave, of course! It was very hard to do.

What did you like and dislike?
It’s true – I liked everything. Even the weather!

Did you get inspired to continue your studies?
Yes, of course! I was very much inspired by this trip! I have a very strong desire to come back to Japan next summer, probably even for a longer period of time. It seems to me now, that I really want to develop in this Japanese direction.

Do you have any suggestions to organizers and advice to future participants?
It would be great if one day the organizers opened a program for a month, two months, or even more. Also that could be even better than now, if they could invite more Japanese students to participate in classes. As for the future participants, I would recommend just to have a good time and to make new friends. And don’t forget to do your homework!


2018年7月 活動日誌

2018年7月31日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

July is the first month of summer break at HSE. It is the time to participate in different summer schools, special seminars, lectures, camps, etc. Every summer students majoring in Japanese studies and International relations go to Japan. This year for the first time five students from HSE attended the “TUFS Japan-Russia Business Summer School” held by TUFS in conjunction with the Inter-University Exchange Project undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. One of the participants, first year student Mr. Andrey Okhrimenko, shared his experience and impression both in English and Japanese languages.
hse180905_1.jpg
“Hello! My name is Andrew and I am an international relations student of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. I will tell you about my first experience of being an international student in Japan.
I have been keen on Japan from long ago. During my childhood I often played computer games and read literature about Japan which inspired me to choose Japanese language in the university. Nevertheless, at the beginning of the academic year I was not at all expecting to get to Japan as an international student.
After Christmas holidays my Japanese language professor informed me that I could compete for JASSO scholarship and win a 12 day trip to summer business school in Tokyo. Of course I decided not to miss the opportunity. Fortunately, my application was approved, and after getting a visa I headed for Tokyo University of Foreign Studies to explore the wonders of Japan.
The summer school took place between 16 and 28 of July. On arrival we were met by university staff and transferred to a small hotel, and after a few days we moved to students’ dormitory. Both hotel and dormitory were equipped with all the necessary facilities and impressed me by their tidiness and comfort. Generally speaking, this is what the whole Japan is about – unbelievably clean streets and flawless roads both in the city center and the suburbs. The communication between the area where TUFS is located and Tokyo is done by the network of suburban trains and subway lines which are notorious for their sophistication of usage. However, a couple of days of practice and Google Maps app easily compensate for this inconvenience.
The weather in Tokyo happened to be, so to say, extraordinary. During my stay a historical temperature record of 40 degrees was set up in the city of Tokyo. On the other hand this meant the complete absence of rain (though a typhoon started right after my departure back to Moscow) which allowed to walk around the beautiful city of Tokyo with easy soul after lunchtime, when the heat used to retreat.
The actual learning process was divided into two parts – the first week was devoted to tandem work and the second to lectures on culture, politics and economics of the Land of the Rising Sun. Moreover, two days were reserved for excursions and 1 day – for visiting Japanese firms, while Sunday remained free of any activity. The tandem work appeared to be the most challenging but also the most productive part of the course. During the studies the students were divided into “Russian-Japanese” pairs and discussed various topics in both Russian and Japanese languages. As I study Japanese for only one year, my command of the language was often limited, but the Japanese students were very helpful and always ready to clarify any details in Russian or English when necessary. After several days of studies my confidence increased dramatically and, what I think is even more important, I was able to make good acquaintances with my tandem partners.
The excursions were also a part of the tandem work. This means that sightseeing was organized in such a way that the Japanese could become the guides while the Russians could share their impressions from the new experiences. This brought such an important element of diversity into a usually monotonous process of sightseeing. The sights themselves, however, were also incredible. The pagodas of Sensou-ji temple, Edo-Tokyo museum and other major tourist attractions in Tokyo do not need additional advertisements.
When it comes to lectures, they covered the very basics of almost everything. This gave me an opportunity not to get stuck into the quagmire of theory, but, at the same time, learn a lot about those aspects of Japanese life which were not previously my point of interest. For instance, I really enjoyed a lecture on traditional Japanese music.
On free time after studies I used to go shopping and try the specialties of Japanese cuisine with my new friends. Tokyo allows for all kinds of shopping imaginable. Just think of anime and techno heaven Akihabara, or the Mecca of fashion-lovers Harajuku, or Shinjuku, which tries to suit each taste. This is especially relevant also because many famous clothes and electronics brands are much cheaper in Tokyo than, say, in Moscow.
On the only free Sunday I got on a super fast Shinkansen and went to Kyoto, a city of shrines and the former imperial residence. It takes only 2h. 17m. to get to Kyoto by Shinkansen, which is rather impressive when taking the distance into account. After a brief shopping on a station I made my way through ancient streets straight to Fushimi Inari Shrine, where I spent the rest of my day. After 15 minutes of climbing the Inariyama maintain the crowds of tourists and visual-key concerts on the entrance were replaced by harmony and sounds of nature while the chain of red gates to the world of spirits, torī, seemed to have no end and led to the peak itself, which was to be reached by only the most persistent. Luckily, resting points with souvenirs and water were placed along the whole length of the path, which made the task a bit easier. Being constrained by time, I was not able to reach the top, but, nevertheless, the visit to this magnificent shrine and the city of Kyoto will always remain as one of my best memories about Japan.
The typhoon was slowly approaching. Recently bright blue sky were covered by heavy rain clouds, and the shore wind was getting stronger. The youngsters were joking nervously, while the professors anxiously warned about possible flight cancellations. With the accompaniment of the deafening noise of the raindrops hitting the glass, the bus was rushing through the wall of rainstorm to Narita airport. As appeared, the whims of whether were not an obstacle for brave Arab pilots from Etihad Airways to do their job. An enormous Airbus got off and left the infuriated Raijin behind its wings. Goodbye, Japan! Can’t wait to see you again!”
hse180905_2

Andrey has just finished the first year of undergraduate studies, yet he also expressed his impression of attending “TUFS Japan-Russia Business Summer School” in Japanese language.

「初めまして!僕の名前はアンドレイです。HSEの国際関係学部の学生です。今年の7月に初めて日本に留学しました。それについて話したいです。よろしくお願いします。
日本のことに五、六年間ぐらい興味を持っています。学校の時、日本についてのゲームをよくして、日本人の作家の本をたくさん読みました。ですから、大学に入って日本語を勉強するようにしました。でも、HSEで学年が始まった時、夏休みに日本に留学しに行くことを知りませんでした。クリスマスの後に日本語の先生は「JASSOの奨学金がもらえる」と言ってくれました。成績が良かったから、その奨学金をもらって、日本のことを探検しに東京外国語大学に行きました。
東京外国語大学の「日露ビジネスサマースクール」は7月16日から28日までありました。成田空港に着いた時、大学の教員に会ってホテルまで送ってもらいました。4日後、学生のアパートに移動しました。空港やホテルやアパートや東京市は全部すごく綺麗で、便利でした。東京の地下鉄は少し複雑でしたが、Google Mapsを使ったら大丈夫でしょう。天気が非常に暑くて、雨が最後の日だけに降りました。毎晩授業の後で少し涼しくなってから、東京を散歩できました。
その授業はタンデムワークと講義でした。タンデムワークは一番難しかったですが、とても有意義になりました。タンデムワークのおかげで、日本人の友達がたくさんできて、日本語がもう少し旨くなったかもしれません。講義の時、色々な先生は日本の経済や文化や政治を教えてくれました。すごく楽しくて、日本について新しいことをたくさん覚えたと思います。
授業以外、エクスカーションにバスで行きました。東京の観光スポットはロシアとヨーロッパのとすごく違うので、そのエクスカーションは素晴らしい経験だったと思います。特に浅草寺と明治神宮が好きでした。そのお寺には木がたくさんあって、暑さはやさしく感じたので、よかったです。
ロシアに帰って僕の初めての日本への留学をよく考えて、その思い出が全部いいです。なんとなくもう一度日本に行けるといいんですが。」

We hope that the success of the first “TUFS Japan-Russia Business Summer School” will become a great start for new projects between TUFS and HSE in the future.


2018年6月 活動日誌

2018年6月30日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

This month at HSE, it was dedicated to final exams for 2017/18 academic year. As one of the instructors in Basic Japanese courses, I had a chance to assign first-year students takes for their Japanese language knowledge and ability to react to different language situations.
Some of the students performed extremely well. They not only tried to speak fluently, but they also chose pretty difficult topics for their speeches. For instance, one of the students presented Tadao Ando’s Garden of Fine Art in Kyoto (京都府立陶板名画の庭).
Gladly from now on such students can participate in different TUFS’ study and exchange programs. Next month the first group of HSE students will go to Summer Business School. Shortly after that, Short Stay Summer Program will also welcome some of the HSE students. As a GJO’s coordinator, next month I am going to meet the first participants of the both programs to talk about their experience and impression.


2018年5月 活動日誌

2018年5月31日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

This month the main cultural event was Oriental Crazy Day organized on May 20 by HSE’s Professor Yulia Korovina and volunteer students of School of Asian Studies. This annual event is dedicated to cultural exchange of traditions and knowledge of different Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, China, and the Arabic region. This year the meeting was held for the fifth time. As 2018 is proclaimed to be the year of mutual cultural exchange between Japan and Russia, a lot of activities were related to Japanese culture. TUFS’s Global Japan Office Moscow also took part as one of the partners of the Oriental Crazy Day.
The program of the Day started with presentations. At special booth GJO Moscow coordinator presented the Office itself together several programs possible for admission since TUFS and HSE signed the Academic Exchange Agreement in May 2017. First year students (4) were interested in short programs. Second and third year students (5) asked mostly about exchange study programs. Some students participated in a quiz about Japanese culture and got prizes from TUFS’s GJO. The booth was also visited by high school students who are going to apply for admission to HSE this or next year.

hse180703_1

The sign of GJO Moscow

hse180703_2

The booth of GJO Moscow

hse180703_3

Yulia Korovina (R) and GJO coordinator (L)

hse180703_4

Students who participated in quiz

After that guest, professors and students participated in different activities like calligraphy (Japanese, Chinese, Arabic), sumi-e (墨絵)painting, tea and coffee ceremony, origami, uta-garuta, (歌かるた)etc. Volunteer students wore traditional costumes.

hse180703_5

Origami (折り紙)

hse180703_6

Shodō (書道)

hse180703_7

Tea ceremony(茶道)

The main part of the Oriental Crazy Day was the concert organized by students. They sang songs and recited poems in Asian languages, danced and made presentation about distinguishing features of the cultures and language they are majoring at. A group of students staged Japanese play “Shibiri” 痿痢 (in English “Cramps” or “Pins and Needles”). The original text of this kyōgen play is anonymous. Students’ performance was based on the YouTube video (URL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=sZFWpbC4u7U, accessed 05.06.2018).

hse180703_8

Korean dance

hse180703_9

“Shibiri”  痿痢(しびり)

hse180703_10

“Shibiri” 痿痢(しびり)

TUFS’s student Mr. Anzai Yoshihide, who is currently taking course at Moscow State University, also participated in the event. The following is his impression stated in Japanese.
安西義英さんのコメント
「Oriental Crazy DayはHSEが主催する催しでアジア圏の言語を学んでいる学生がその国の文化等に関して紹介する場でした。アジア圏の文字の紹介や文化の紹介をするブースト学生達による舞台での催しがあり、舞台では各国の詩や歌、劇やダンスが行われました。
私はOriental Crazy DayについてはHSEの友人から日本の出し物について協力してくれないかという事で参加しました。私は会場で日本のブースの手伝いをし、その後は劇を見ていました。」


2018年4月 活動日誌

2018年5月5日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

April marks the beginning of the 4th, and so the last, semester of the academic year 2017/2018 at Higher School of Economics. We did not have any cultural events this month, so it was mostly dedicated to studies and research.

However, our office started to make preparations to participate in one of the biggest events of HSE’s School of Asian Studies ― Oriental Crazy Day that will be held in May. This event is aimed at the cultural exchange through the presentation of original traditions and customs among students, who are majoring in different Asian languages: Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and also Arabic. As far as the year of 2018 was proclaimed to be a year of cultural exchange between Japan and Russia, the introduction of Japanese culture will become the main theme of the event. Global Japan Office Moscow will participate as one of the partners of the Oriental Crazy Day for the first time.


2018年3月 活動日誌

2018年3月5日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

On March, 2, School of Asian Studies, HSE hosted a lecture-interview by contemporary Japanese author Kaori Ekuni (江國香織). The meeting was organized by Japan Foundation. During the lecture Atsushi Kiba, an interviewer and Ekuni’s editor, asked many questions about the way of writing, creativity, style and the message that Ekuni states in her stories. Russian readers warmly welcomed the author. In Russia Ekuni is mostly famous through two translations, “Twinkle Twinkle” and “God’s boat”.

russia180424_1

江國香織の講演会: 江國氏(中)、キバ氏(左)、通訳者(右)

On March, 3, HSE’s Japanese Culture Club organized another interesting event, presenting Japanese culture. This month the members and guests celebrated Hina-matsuri (雛祭り). Once again I received an invitation to participate, as a representative of GJO Moscow. The student from TUFS Mr. Anzai Yoshihide also took part in the meeting.

Some students from the permanent members of the Club began with educational presentation about Hina-matsuri (Momo no Sekku). They also touched upon other children’ festivals of Japan: Children’s Day (Tango no Sekku) and Shichi-Go-San.


This time the organizers suggested to make origami Hina doll sets (ひな壇, Hina dan).


On March, 15, I met TUFS’s postgraduate student Ms. Rina Ajima, who came to Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, Moscow). It was her third visit to Moscow as a researcher. The following is our small talk about her studies, experience and Moscow life in Japanese.
インタビュー / Interview
安島里奈さん / Rina Ajima
東京外国語大学 博士前期課程 世界言語社会専攻 / Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Master’s Program, Global Studies
ショートビジット モスクワ ロシア国立人文大学 / Currently on a ‘Short Visit’ exchange at Russian State University for the Humanities

1. 「世界言語社会専攻」という教育プログラムは興味深そうですが、具体的に何を研究していますか。/ 1. The ‘Global Studies’ program seems very interesting but, specifically-speaking, what exactly are you researching?
そのプログラムでは様々なテーマが研究できます。カザフスタンのシャーマンや、沖縄の原住民の伝統、言語、ロシアの絵画などのテーマについての研究が行われています。私としては19世紀のロシア文学を分析していて、特に、様々な作品に表れる人魚の表象を研究の中心としています。その人魚はロシア語で、「ルサールカ」と呼ばれています。/ In this program you can research many topics. Research is being done on many topics such as Kazakh shamanism, traditions of Okinawa’s indigenous people, language, Russian paintings, etc. My research is on 19th century Russian literature, with a particular focus on mermaid symbolism, which appears in many texts. These mermaids are called ‘rusalka’ in Russian.

2. ロシア語を勉強してもう何年になりますか。/ 2. How many years have you studied Russian?
もう五年間です。大学の四年間と大学院の一年間です。/ Five years. Four years as an undergraduate, and one year as a master’s student.

3. 大学に入る時、どうしてロシア語を勉強することにしましたか。/ 3. Why did you decide to study Russian when you entered university?
それは面白い話です。最初は、大学にぜんぜん入学したくなかったです。江戸切子や箱根奇木細工といった伝統的な技術を習いたかったです。でも、東京外国語大学のプログラムを紹介するイベントに参加してみました。その時にキリル文字を見て、それがわかるようになりたいと思って、入学しました。それ以来、ロシア語を頑張っています。/ It’s quite a funny story actually. At first, I really didn’t want to go to university. I wanted to learn a traditional craft such as Edo kiriko (Edo-style glass art) or Hakone yosegizaiku (Hakone-style marquetry). However, I participated in an event that introduced the programs of TUFS. There, I saw Cyrillic letters and thought to myself ‘I want to learn how to read that’, and so I entered the university. Since then I’ve been studying Russian to the best of my abilities.

4. モスクワははじめてですか。/ 4. Is this your first time in Moscow?
もう三回目です。その前、寮で生活をしましたが、今回はホームステイになりました。/ It’s my third time here. Before, I stayed in a dormitory, but this time I’m staying with a host family.

5. モスクワの生活はどう思いますか。/ 5. What do you think of the Moscow lifestyle?
もう慣れました。最初は大変でしたが、生活するにつれて、慣れてきました。しかし、毎回びっくりさせられることがいくつもあります。たとえば、今回は、突然道で知らない男性に花をもらいました。すぐに、その日は国際女性デーだと思い出しましたが、たいへん驚きました。また、買い物した時、お釣りの代わりにマグネットをもらいました。/ I’m used to it. It was hard at first, but I got used to it over time. However, there are a few things that surprise me every time. For example, one day I got given flowers by a strange man in the street. I quickly remembered it was International Women’s Day, but I was still very surprised. Another time, when I was shopping, I got given a magnet instead of change.

6. 日本の生活や伝統的なものの中では、ロシアに何が紹介されたらいいと思いますか。/ 6. What aspects of Japanese lifestyle or tradition do you think should be introduced to Russia?
たいてい、ロシアでの日本のイメージは江戸時代っぽいと思います。たとえば、芸者や武士、浮世絵などがよく知られています。が、様々な伝統工芸品も人気になったらうれしく思います。江戸切子や箱根奇木細工もその中に含まれます。それから、便利なものも紹介されたらいいと思います。百円ショップとか。/ Generally, I think the Russian image of Japan is a bit like the Edo period of Japan. Geisha, samurai, ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), etc. Edo kiriko and Hakone yosegizaiku is included in this. I also think it’d be nice to introduce a few convenient things, like 100 yen shops and such.

7. 今回はモスクワで研究を進めることができましたか。/ 7. Did you manage to move forward in your research during your time in Moscow?
はい、資料をたくさん集めて、いろいろなことについてご指導や相談をしていただけました。日本に帰って、資料を整理して論文を書く予定です。/ Yes, I gathered a lot of data, and received a lot of advice and guidance. I intend to return to Japan, organize my data, and write my thesis.


2018年2月 活動日誌

2018年3月5日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

The beginning of February 2018 was marked by celebrating setsubun. The event was organized by Japanese Culture Club, opened in September, 2017, at the School of Asian Studies (SAS, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE). The founders of the Club, Professor Yulia Korovina, Professor Roli Dzhayn and Professor Maria Kireeva, together with their student assistants prepared special program to entertain students and other guests. The special guests, HSE’s Professor Abe Hiroshi and Professor Kurita Satoshi, took parts in different activities. I was also invited to attend this event, as a representative of GJO Moscow.
To make the party more educational, students began with the presentation about the origins and customs of setsubun. They also held a quiz and games with small prizes.

mos180328_1

Pic. 1. Students making presentation

mos180328_2

Pic. 2. Quiz

mos180328_3

Pic. 3. Games

The main activity was to make a group mask of demon oni. When all masks were completed, the demons were banished by throwing beans and shouting「鬼は外! 福は内!」 (“Demons out! Luck in!”)

mos180328_4

Pic. 4. Students making group masks

mos180328_5

Pic. 5. Volunteers before mamemaki

February was also the month to present to the HSE students two summer programs that Tokyo University of Foreign Studies offered for the academic year 2018-2019. TUFS Short Stay Summer Program 2018 for individual regisration and TUFS Business Summer School as a part of the special TUFS project “Inter-University Exchange Project (Russia) 2017”. The project aims to strengthen and maintain ties between TUFS and six Russian universities, one of which is HSE (Moscow). TUFS is going to welcome five HSE students at the summer school 2018. Professor Fesyun, Professor Strizhak and other teaching members of SAS have already made primary selection of the participants based on academic grade and social activities of applicants and have notified HSE’s coordinators, Alexei Kotlov and Ekaterina Bolshova, who are in charge of international affairs and students’ support. The process of screening has almost completed.
We believe this summer programs, and especially TUFS Business Summer School as a part of important exchange project, to be the next step for cooperation between our universities.


2017年11月 活動日誌

2017年12月3日
GJOコーディネーター / GJO Coordinator
パシフキナ・ソフィア / Sofiia Pasivkina

On November 22, 2017 TUFS has established the 15th Global Japan Office and the first office in Moscow, Russia at the National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’ (HSE). The opening ceremony was attended by TUFS Vice President Kayoko HAYASI, Professor Kyoko NUMANO, Professor Yoshikazu SUZUKI, Professor Shigeru ARAI, administrative staff Mai NAKAGAWA, and Russia’s branch coordinator Keiko KOBAYASHI. From the side of HSE there were Ms. Marina BATALINA, Head, Office for International Cooperation, Mr. Andrey FESYUN, Associate Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Ms. Uliana STRIZHAK, Associate Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Ms. Sofiia PASIVKINA, Coordinator, Global Japan Office Higher School of Economics, and Ms. Maria PONOMARYOVA, undergraduate student, Japan Studies at Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. During the ceremony both parties exchanged warm greetings and strong willingness to collaborate cross-cultural education and research through student exchange and activities introducing Japanese culture in Russia. The main goal of the newly opened HSE Global Japan Office is to provide students with information and support to conduct research on Japan studies.

2017年11月22日、世界で15箇所目、ロシアで1箇所目のグローバル・ジャパン・オフィスがロシア国立研究大学「高等経済学院」(HSE)で開設されました。開所式には、東京外国語大学(TUFS)からは林佳世子理事・副学長、沼野恭子教授、鈴木義一教授、新井滋特任教授、中川麻衣専門職員、小林圭子在ロシアコーディネーターが参加し、高等経済学院からはマリーナ・バタリナ国際協力局長、東洋学科教務主任のアンドレイ・フェシユン准教授、日本研究室主任のウリアナ・ストリジャク准教授、ソフィア・パシフキナ在ロシアコーディネーターやポノマリョーワ・マリア学生代表者が参加しました。開所式では、双方があたたかい挨拶を交換し、ロシアにおける日本文化を紹介するイベントや学生交流を通して、異文化教育・研究で協同しようという強い意欲を示しました。新しく開設されたHSEグローバル・ジャパン・オフィスの主な目的の一つは、学生たちに情報やサポートを提供することです。

mos171228_1