8/31-9/7 Sakura Science Program with Xiamen University

Students from Xiamen University meeting with Chuo
For the first round of entries of the “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science” (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) organized by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Chuo University was selected among 316 institutions that applied nationwide, to accept 10 undergraduate and graduate students from Xiamen University in China.
The Program began rolling from August 31 and various events will be held up until September 7, taking place mainly in Korakuen Campus (Faculty of Science and Engineering/ Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
The “Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science” (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) is a program for enhancing exchanges between Asia and Japan of the youths who will play a crucial role in the future field of science and technology through the close collaboration of industry-academia-government by facilitating short-term visits of competent Asian youths to Japan. This program aims at raising the interest of Asian youths toward the leading Japanese science and technologies at Japanese universities, research institutions and private companies.

Take a look at the Program schedule.

Day1 AM Departure from Xiamen
PM Arrival at Narita
Check in at hotel
Day2 AM Orientation                                                                                                                                                                  Campus tour                                                
Lunch (Cafeteria)                            
PM Tour around Campus
(Bunkyo Civic Center, Koishikawa Korakuen, Tokyo Dome City, Metro M Korakuen)
Interaction with Chuo Students (Welcome Tea Party)
Day3 AM Lectures on Robotics                                                  
Professor Kazunori Umeda                    
Professor Shinji Moromugi
PM Tour of Laboratories
Day4 AM Lectures for Water Resources and Computer Simulations
Professor Hiroshi Yamamura
Professor Kazuo Kashiyama
PM Visit to National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Visit to Odaiba Area
Day5 AM Lecture on Material Science                                         
Dean, Professor Yasushi Ishii                                                                              
PM Visit to National Institute for Material Science (NIMS)
(Corrosion Resistance Steel, Nano Indentation, Development of Super Conductors)
Day6 AM Joint Workshop
PM Joint Workshop
Farewell Party
Day7 AM Day trip to Yokohama and Kamakura
(Landmark Tower, Yamashita Park, China Town)
Lunch at Japanese Restaurant in Kamakura
PM Hase Kannon, Kamakura Daibutsu
Tokyo Station
Day8 AM Departure from Narita Airport
PM Arrival at Xiamen