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Japan Education Fair 2014: A massive hit amongst the Indian students

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

The fair also witnessed a heavy footfall from the parents who had accompanied their wards in order to help them chart a successful career graph.

The Japan Education Fair 2014 held at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi turned out to be an extremely successful event with more than 1300 students and visitors attending the fair from schools, colleges, etc. The fair also witnessed a heavy footfall from the parents who had accompanied their wards in order to help them chart a successful career graph.

Representatives from nine Japanese universities and one Japanese language school participated in the fair organized by 
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) and co-organized by Ritsumeikan India Office in collaboration with Embassy of Japan, The Japan Foundation, MOSAI (Mombusho Scholars Association of India) & The University of Tokyo. 

Chief Guest H.E. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India, inaugurated the fair. The inauguration was followed by a seminar on Study in Japan which gave lot of information about the country, scope of education, cost of living for the students, etc.

While inaugurating the event, 
H.E. Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan to India, commented, “It is a privilege to be here and it is pleasing to see so many students turn up to be a part of the fair. In recent years, both the Indian and the Japanese governments have acknowledged the importance of trade and exchange of goods and services between the nations. We are hoping the new Prime Minister would visit Japan sometime soon. We have seen a spurt in the activities between us however; there is a need for expansion of people-to-people.  The Japan Education Fair 2014 is a step in the right direction as it promotes interface of leading universities of Japan with the Indian students. We invite the Indian students to visit and study at Japan to better their prospects.”

Speaking on the occasion, 
Hideki Yonekawa - Vice President, JASSO, said, “It is a great honour for me to represent JASSO & I welcome you all to the Japan Education Fair 2014. Japan has a lot of leading universities in most of the academic fields including natural sciences and engineering. To welcome more Indian students to the Japanese universities, the government has targeted India as one of the strategic countries this year and I hope many students will come to Japan and bring back world class knowledge and technology to India to make the world more prosperous and peaceful.”

Kiyofumi Kawaguchi-Chancellor of Ritsumeikan University,
 Japan added, “It is wonderful to be associated again with the education fair. Many reputed universities of Japan have lent their support by agreeing to be a part of JEF 2014 and we thank them for their support. A common aspect of the participants is the focus to develop internship programme, fieldwork and skill development programmes. We realise Indian students have a lot of potential to excel thus giving them an opportunity to visit and study in Japan which is home to some of world’s biggest corporate houses. The fair has emerged as an ideal platform for prospective students to interact with our representatives from various Universities, Inquire about the courses and select the courses in line with their ambition.”

The universities had displayed booth for counselling to attend the student’s queries. To keep them engaged and to give a glimpse of Japanese culture Origami, Tea ceremony, Japanese dolls, Robot, & other videos were showcased.

The Japan Education Fair 2014 presented a good opportunity for those seeking higher education in Japan.
 

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