Searching Reciprocity in Japan
2019 registration opens Tuesday, April 3, 10:00am, at DM 233
Registration remains open until programs are full — Mondays – Fridays from 9:00AM to 4:30PM
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This program will examine what it is like to live in a reciprocal society by visiting six cities, and evaluate contemporary issues of Japanese tourism. We will learn how the Edo society (Tokyo) overcame many problems such as issues of energy, water, food and population, and how they shaped a conservation-minded, and reciprocal society. Along with the ecological life style, we will discuss the spiritual interaction between nature and the Ainu people. We will start with the castle town Matsuyama, following Hiroshima, Sapporo, Akan (Ainu village) and Tokyo.
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WHAT DOES IT COST?
Approximately $2,500 + airfare
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
– Hotel accommodations (including breakfast)
– Long distance bus fare in Hokkaido
– Domestic airfare in Japan, fare from Hiroshima to Hokkaido, and Hokkaido to Tokyo
– Group visits, activities in Ainu Village
– Theater, Museums, etc.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
– $350 Honors College administrative fee
– $175 Office of Study Abroad fee
– FIU tuition
– Passport, and other necessary documents
– Lunches and dinners
– Local transportation fee both in Tokyo and Hokkaido (such as subway fare)
– Personal expenses
WHEN WILL YOU TAKE THE PRE-TRIP CLASS?
2019 spring semester: Hybrid Course: Wednesday, 2:00 – 3:15 PM
WHEN WILL YOU GO ON THE TRIP?
2019 Summer A: May 20, 2019 – June 13, 2019
WHAT IS THE FOCUS?
Learn and share the reciprocal and sustainable way of living in six cities in Japan. Students will understand how to use concepts and ideologies of the Anthropology tourism, including Eco and Heritage tourism and learn to apply this knowledge to the cities, Matsuyama, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Akan (Ainu Village) and Tokyo.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Activities: First, we will experience 88 pilgrimage at Matsuyama, and learn “Osettai (reciprocal interaction between local people) then visit Hiroshima understanding “No More Hiroshima.” After this, we visit Hokkaido. We will share and learn Sapporo University Ainu URESIPA project. In Akan Kotan (Ainu village), we will learn their traditional craft making, cooking, songs and dances, and experience Akan Ainu people’s spiritual interaction with animals and nature. We will assist elder people’s day service program at Tokyo and Sapporo. In Tokyo we will visit towns, theaters and museums where maintain Edo Culture and reciprocal society.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Pilgrimage town’s reciprocity, Edo society’s traditional reciprocity, Ainu people’s traditions and their art, Ainu Villages’ tourism, and their reciprocal models caring for the elder and the children.
WHERE WILL YOU GO?
Matsuyama: Matsuyama Castle, Ishite pilgrimage temple, haiku artist museum, and elder people’s day service center.
Hiroshima: Peace Park, Miyajima Shrine
Tokyo: Edo Tokyo Museum, Fukagawa Museum, Meiji Jingu, Senso-ji temple, and several Japanese gardens, Kabuki Theater, Sumo museum, and community cafes for elders, Waseda University.
Sapporo: Hokkaido University Ainu Indigenous Research Center, Hokkaido Ainu Museum, Sapporo University URESIPA Project Center. Akan Ainu Village: Chise (theater), community center, canoe ride for exploring Akan nature.
WHO WILL BE INTERESTED?
Great for students with interests in Japanese culture and society, Edo period culture, ecology, reciprocal society, indigenous tourism, sociology, anthropology, architecture, theater, art, dance, music, botanical design, agriculture-based economy, religious studies, ecology, cuisine, environmentalism… There is something for everyone.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
There is a 2019 spring course, (3 credits) and then the trip to Japan in 2019 summer (3 credits). These 6 credits fulfill one year of Honors College requirements.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Masako Kubota (M.A., Asian Studies) is an adjunct instructor of Asian Studies and Modern Languages, teaching Japanese Culture and language. A former advertising executive and founder of non-profit organizations. Masako is highly regarded for her student-centered teaching and pedagogy. Beyond the classroom, she is committed to participating in campus activities that enrich the university experience, such as Japan Immersion Day and the Florida Statewide Japanese Speech and Skit Contest at FIU. In November 2017, she invited seven Ainu artists from Akan Kotan and performed a special event at FIU, exchanging programs between Ainu and Seminole people.
Below is the schedule of payments to be followed after you secured your spot with your initial $350 fee:
SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS:
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After you’ve secured your spot at DM 233, make your three payments at Student Financials (SASC Building 1st Floor,) same way you pay for your regular classes. In order to make sure the payment goes towards the program, we strongly recommend you pay in person. The charges will be posted 15 days prior to the deadline or earlier.
NOTE: LATE FEES APPLY.
Registration will remain open from Monday through Friday (8:30am-4:30pm) until the programs are full.
For information about Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (SASC 230) at 305.348.1913 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.