Kanda University of International Studies has made a significant announcement regarding the opening of its Faculty of Liberal Arts. Associate Professor Jeong-yeon Park, serving as the representative director and dean, is leading this new venture set to commence on July 17, 2023.
The university aims to develop individuals who can realize their dreams through learning and critical thinking in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, transcending national and regional boundaries.
To deepen the understanding of Korean society and culture, the Faculty of Liberal Arts will collaborate with “Korea Fes,” a comprehensive program.
This is the second time the program will be held, and it will begin with a keynote speech by President Takahisa Miyauchi of Kanda University.
The event will also facilitate an online face-to-face meeting between Japanese and Korean exchange students, fostering a platform for cultural exchange and mutual learning.
Faculty of Liberal Arts Set to Open at Kanda University
A New Era of Cross-Disciplinary Learning Begins
Distinguished guests will grace the event, including Professor Masafumi Kimiya from the University of Tokyo Graduate School and Associate Gon Yong-seok from the Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University.
They will contribute to a symposium titled “Future Japanese-Korean Politics x Korean Society and Culture,” addressing the prospects for the future relationship between Japan and Korea, as well as delving into various aspects of Korean society and culture.
Promoting Cultural Exchange: Kanda University Joins Forces with “Korea Fes” Program
Furthermore, attendees will have the opportunity to witness a captivating K-POP performance by the student group “CALL UP SOUL” during lunchtime at the university’s student cafeteria, known as “Shokujin1.” The performance will add an energetic and entertaining element to the event.
Lunchtime Delights: K-POP Performance by “CALL UP SOUL” at Kanda University’s Student Cafeteria
A special lecture titled, Current Korea as seen from the perspective of food: When did the image of ‘kimchi’ come about? by Professor Fumiki Hayashi of Kanda University will shed light on the historical and cultural significance of “kimchi,” offering a unique perspective on contemporary Korea.
The overall objective of this program is to enhance the understanding of both Japanese and Korean cultures while emphasizing the importance of shared ideas, mutual respect, and deepening relationships.
It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the past histories of Japan and South Korea and contemplate the development of a future-oriented relationship.
Keynote Speech by President Miyauchi to Illuminate the Future of Japan-Korea Relations
The “Korea Festival 2023” organized by the Institute of Liberal Arts will take place on July 17, 2023.
Participants from high schools, universities, graduate schools, and vocational schools across Japan will converge at Kanda University of International Studies, in person at the Crystal Hall in Building No. 7, and online via Zoom.
The festival seeks to bring together enthusiastic learners and facilitate an engaging platform for cultural exchange and learning.
Kanda University of International Studies is excited to welcome students from diverse backgrounds to join the festival and actively participate in the various activities and discussions.
By embracing the spirit of cultural exploration and understanding, Kanda University aims to shape individuals who can contribute positively to the global community.