The Doshisha Student is published twice a year by the Doshisha English Language Newspaper Society, Kyoto, Japan.
It was first published as “The Doshisha” by the Press Section of the English Speaking Society in 1956. The Doshisha English Language Newspapaer Society was established in 1964 and was renewed as “The Doshisha Student” in 1966. It disappeared in 1999 but was revived in 2008.
Printed by Kimura Keibunsha Co., Kyoto, Japan
Advisor: Masaaki Uneno
Editor-in-chief: YoungWoo Jang
Assistant Editor-in-chief: Liu Cheng
Secretariat Manager & Editor: YoungWoo Jang
Editors: Zhou Weiwei, Yu Jinshen, Soichi Minakawa, Saori
Tominaga, Yuki Tanikawa, Naoto Oishi, Saki Yamada,
GyeongAe Chang, Lu YeDanZhi, YeWon Lee, JeongMin
Han, Shinobu Ando, Yui Kajita, Christian Pedro Calero
Mateo, Cheryl Herrmann
Treasure: Yuna Otake
June, 2011
International Exchange
Frontiers of International Exchange:
@ My Life and Latin America
Kenetsu Mikami (Graduate of 1963)
  My idea of an international exchange consists mutual understanding of cross culture and different systems. I will discuss about my relation with Latin America accordance with the thoughts stated above. (more) (japanese)

A My International Experiences
Naozo Sakata (Graduate of 1958)
  If I were to say my working life was 40 years, the first half was spent in an export business at a trading company and the second half was spent on education at a school for returnee students. (more) (japanese)

My Hometown’s International Exchange-Nagoya City
Saki Yamada (Faculty of Economics, 3rd Year)
  Many migratory birds rest on the Fujimae Tidal Flat. They may have come all the way from north, but they haven’t reached their final destination just quite yet. They are ready to fly off from the Fujimae Tidal Flat to some place far away. (more)

First International Exchange With the Students from U.S.A. at Imadegawa Campus
Marina Suga (Former Editor-in-Chief, Graduate of 2011)
  On December 8th 2010, we held our very first international exchange at the Imadegawa Campus. We invited exchange students and gathered Japanese students who had interest in the United States and talked about the upcoming holidays over a friendly lunch. (more)

Introduction of Club Activities
Hyansugi Son (Faculty of Policy Studies, 2nd Year)
  I am involved in an event called “Kyotsu”, where people provide a place for exchange students and middle and high school students of Japan to experience Kyoto’s culture together. (more) (japanese)

Kazuma Yamamura (Faculty of Economics, 3rd year)
  SIVIO is an international cooperation team for students. In this organization, we work for “educational support for Laos” and “organizing charity movement among students” as concepts of our activities. (more) (japanese)

Mathew Zeng (Faculty of Science & Engineering, 3rd Year)
  The ICG International Exchange Club was organized by freshmen alone in 2009. Our main activities include conversational classes in Chinese, Korean, English, and etc. (more) (japanese)


Yundi Li
YeWon Lee (Faculty of Letters, 3rd Year, Korea)
  When I was in high school, I couldn’t live without music, especially the piano. Whenever I’m going through a hard time, I would play a favorite song and it would make me concentrate and clear my head. (more)

Lady Gaga
Howard Hsu (Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, September-December 2010, Hong Kong)
  Lady Gaga is a revolutionary legend that people have not seen in the pop music industry for years. With her powerful voice and unconventional image, she quickly gained attention from all over the world. In Kyoto, there are posters of Lady Gaga in the subway! (more)

Kyle Horimoto
(Stanford Center for Technology & Innovation,
April-September 2009, U.S.A.)
  It’s hard to make it big in the music industry. Many of the music world’s biggest stars used money they already had to propel themselves to the top. The more remarkable ones, though, rose to the top from nothing. (more)

Music and Me
(Graduate of 2011)
  I would like to start off by saying that music is a big part of my lifestyle. The one thing that connects me to music would have to be the radio. It may not be that popular today but it’s actually quite enjoyable. (more)

No Music = No Life
Shinobu Ando (Faculty of Letters, 2nd Year)
  Ever since I lived in the United States, music has been a part of my life. I would say that without music, my life wouldn’t go on. Whenever I would have something bad going on at school or at home, I would always listen to music to relax myself. (more)

Ruriko Mitsuishi (Faculty of Law, 3rd Year)
  “Karaoke” is a shortened word for karappo orchestra, which means lack of orchestra. It was originally invented in Japan and is now famous and loved by many people from around the world. I often go to karaoke with exchange students after school. (more)

Takahiro Mitsui (Faculty of Commerce, 3rd Year)
  AIESEC has 60 years of experience in developing highpotential youth into global minded, responsible leaders.
  In the second semester, we welcomed international trainees from Brazil and Georgia. (more)

Ruriko Mitsuishi (Faculty of Law, 3rd Year)
  In mid-November, we held our first cooking party. Some of the dishes we made were chirashi-sushi (unrolled sushi), ton-jiru (soup with sliced vegetables and pork), and pancakes. (more)


My Experience in Korea
Yuki Tanikawa (Faculty of Economics, 4th Year)
  I went to Seoul from August 4th to September 1st, 2010, to study Korean. I had 2 major reasons why I wanted to study in Seoul. One, I wanted to test myself and see how much I could communicate with the locals. I also wanted to improve my skills. (more) (japanese)

Life Reformation
Naoto Oishi (Faculty of Economics 4th Year)
  I was completely absorbed in soccer until I entered college. I played soccer at a so-called prestigious school and participated in the youth national football team of Japan.
  But in the latter half of my second year in high school, I began to get injured a lot and couldn't play in the matches. (more) (japanese)

“Real” Kimono for Modern Women
Romelle Whalen (2010-2011 Amherst-Doshisha Fellow)
  I was out to eat at a Japanese-style restaurant when a Japanese friend asked me if the kimono the waitresses were wearing were “real” kimono. At first I wasn’t sure what he meant, but I assured him that yes, they looked like “real” kimono to me. (more)

Music - Review
Zhou Weiwei (Business School, 2nd Year)
  The international student from Hong Kong introduced Lady Gaga, the international student from the United States introduced Snoop Dogg, the international student from Korea introduced YunDi Li, and Japanese students introduced famous singers and bands. (more) (japanese)

Habitat for Humanity
Kaori Sawada (Graduate of 2011)
  I have been part of Habitat for Humanity since freshman year and have conducted various activities. There are a number of teams in the club. there are teams who build houses, participate in the GV, sustain people who live in the garbage mountain in the Philippines, support orphanages in Bangladesh, night watch, offer study groups, and etc. (more) (japanese)

The Chinese Students Association
Zhou Weiwei (Business School, 2nd Year)
  In November 2010, the Chinese Students Association opened up a store, as usual, at the school’s Eve Festival.
  Up until the last year, we sold boiled dumplings, to advertise the Chinese traditional culture. However, to the Japanese people, this food did not seem familiar and the handmade productivity was very low that we ended up in a continuous deficits. I have worked hard to successfully change those continuous deficits into a surplus. (more) (japanese)

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