Activity report

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24th JAOS/FGER Meeting Held

Zoom

April 23, 2021

The 24th JAOS/FGER (Foreign Government Educational Representative) Meeting was held. In the first half of the lively discussion, FGER presented the latest information on the acceptance of international students from various countries and annual activities, and in the second half, there was a presentation on JAOS statistical survey report. 34 organizations participated from JAOS, and 14 organizations(Education USA, U.S. Embassy,Embassy of Canada to Japan, Australian Embassy Tokyo, Victorian Government Trade and Investment, Tokyo Office, Queensland Government Japan office, Government of Western Australia Tokyo Office, New Zealand Embassy, British Council, Campus France Japon, Ambassade de France au Japon, Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo, Philippines Department of Tourism, Taiwan Education Center Japan) participated from FGER.

JAOS Seminar “Thinking About Studying-Abroad Projects That Will Survive the Post-Coronavirus Age.”

November 27, 2020

Zoom

Mr. Toyoda spoke to us about future studying-abroad projects that are intended for JAOS members in the JAOS study group, “Thinking About Studying-Abroad Projects That Will Survive the Post-Coronavirus Age.” He represents a company in global training projects and has previous experience managing a company in studying-abroad projects. He told us stories based upon the actual circumstances of participants while throwing in examples of things like online education and blended learning.

JAOS-produced videos on study abroad courses released on the websites for Tobitate! and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Five videos on study abroad courses produced by JAOS as part of its work for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology have been released on the Toibtate! and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology websites. The videos are designed for high school students who want to go on to study in overseas universities (2 videos), high school teachers (1 video), and university students who are thinking about studying abroad at graduate school (2 videos). The videos are also available on the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s official YouTube channel.

 

■In the useful guide page for high school students on going on to study in universities abroad

https://k.d.combzmail.jp/t/w875/j0cq9us09xogpzbkeria5

 

■In the useful guide page for university students on going on to study in graduate schools abroad

https://k.d.combzmail.jp/t/w875/j0cqaus09xogpzbkervye

 

■High school teachers

https://k.d.combzmail.jp/t/w875/j0cqbus09xogpzbkermBS

Holding an online seminar for high school teachers as part of a project from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

JAOS has been entrusted with a task from MEXT to hold an online seminar for high school teachers nationwide. The seminar’s title is “Basic knowledge on Study in universities abroad” and the instructor will be a JAOS member and study abroad counselor. The seminar will be held 16 times, from October to December. Applications to participate will be taken at school boards around the country and through the Tobitate! (Leap for Tomorrow) Study Abroad Initiative website.
See the page at the Tobitate! Study Abroad website.  https://tobitate.mext.go.jp/news/detail.html?id=234

Seminar outlining legalities related to the impact of Covid-19

July 30, 2020

Zoom

A seminar was held for JAOS members who are operators in the study abroad industry to explain how, from a legal perspective, to interpret and deal with issues such as refunds related to postponements, cancellations, and mid-course returns to Japan caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The presenter was Mr. Keiichiro Ota, an attorney at law who is our auditor at JAOS. The seminar attracted 40 participants and was very informative, with participants also asking many concrete questions arising from their direct experience of such cases.

23rd JAOS/FGER Meeting Held

February 26, 2020

TKP conferene center Yotsuya

The 23rd JAOS/FGER (Foreign Government Educational Representative) Meeting was held. The first part, from FGER, is about new trends in studying abroad and yearly activities. The second part is JAOS’s statistical research report. The third part is: (1) an exchange of ideas based upon trends in studying abroad/JAOS statistics from JAOS members; and (2) a lively information exchange attributable to participating organizations. 23 organizations participated from JAOS, and 13 organizations (Education USA, Australian Embassy Tokyo, Victorian Government Trade and Investment, Tokyo Office, Queensland Government Japan office, Government of Western Australia Tokyo Office, British Council, New Zealand Embassy, Campus France Japon, Embassy of Canada to Japan, Representing the Government of British Columbia in Japan, Philippines Department of Tourism, Taiwan Education Center Japan, Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo) participated from FGER.

Seminar for Utilization and Productivity of IT Tools

December 13, 2019

Excite T&E Co., Ltd.

This seminar was held with 2 parts.

(1) About Work Optimization Using IT

Work optimization and security were analyzed through topics such as optimization of limited personnel, preparation of an environment that can be supported by small headcount, systems envisioning changes to work styles with more remote work, and transferring and managing analog data to online and shared file servers.

(2) Marketing Automation to Increase Prospective Clients

Industry terms, approaches for unknown marketing, proposals, and case examples were explained regarding how to utilize marketing automation to reach more prospective clients.

Overseas Crisis Management Seminar with Accident Simulation

November 12, 2019

TOKYU REIT Shinjuku Bldg.

This seminar was held with the objective preparing for unforeseen situations by confirming initial actions during an emergency, the various roles in the emergency headquarters, and the content of the tasks through simulated training.

Detailed examples of overseas emergency were simulated in order from initial responses, family response, and mass communication responses, discussed within the group, and announced.

This was a beneficial seminar that was practical for the future, as a lot of useful information was shared.

JAOS/JACSAC joint Seminar: Recent Trends for Immigration Law Related to U.S. Student Visas and Work Visas

September 26, 2019

Zenken Plaza conference room

A seminar was held with Paralegal Aya Nozoe from the Mahalo Legal Group as a guest.

[Seminar Topics]

●Visa Application Screening Process

●Latest Information on Immigration Law and Exchange Student Visas

●Latest Information on H-1B Visas

●Presidential Decree for Stricter Immigration and Enhanced Enforcement

 21 JAOS and JACSAC members participated in this highly beneficial and successful seminar containing very interesting and essential information for people supporting study abroad students.

JACSAC 10th Anniversary Commemorative Lectures

September 18, 2019

EF Education First Japan Ltd.

Commemorative lectures were held for the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Japan Association of Certified Study Abroad Counselor (JACSAC). Commemorative lectures were given by Satoru Araune from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology; Yusuke Matsuda from Crimson Education Japan, and President Yoshiko Fujinobe from JACSAC. The nearly 70 participants, with a focus on those working in the study abroad and education industries, commented “I deepened my understanding through the lectures,” “I reaffirmed my passion toward supporting study abroad,” and “I received good hints about nurturing human resources moving forward.” At the social gathering following the lectures, participants grew new and old relationships over delicious Swedish cuisine.

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