The Tohoku University Global Learning Center (GLC) held the Tohoku University Japanese Program (TUJP), a short-term student exchange program, in the summer of 2022, in a face-to-face format for the first time in three years. This time, 14 students from the National University of Singapore participated in the program, which was specially arranged for them despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In the final presentation, held on August 8, the students reflected on the four weeks they spent at Tohoku University and gave presentations in Japanese on their experiences in the program, including what they learned in Japanese language classes and Japanese culture experience workshops, and their interactions with Tohoku University students. Through this program, TUJP students improved their Japanese language skills and deepened their understanding of Japan and Tohoku University.

In the second semester of FY2022, we are preparing to offer two online programs and one face-to-face program.