Oct 22, 2009
On Monday, September 28, 2009, the opening ceremony for the 5th batch of students in the "Global Business Leaders Development Program (GBLP)" was held at Conference Room 1 in Building. Also held was the opening ceremony for the 3rd batch of students accepted into the "Kyushu Asian Highly Specialized International Student Development Program" – a program proposed by the Aso Juku Academy. Both programs have been adopted into the Government supported "Career Development Program for Foreign Students from Asia" and APU is participating in the "Kyushu Asian Highly Specialized International Student Development Program" as a host institution.
Backed by the MEXT and METI, the "Career Development Program for Foreign Students from Asia" aims to play a part in the future Japanese economic and industrial growth and development by accepting into Japanese universities outstanding Asian human resources and nurturing them for the Japanese business sector.
Aiming to nurture the global business who will lead future international business development, APU submitted the GBLP to MEXT in 2007 and was adopted into their program. Now in its 5th term, the program has accepted 10 new participants.
Managed by the Aso Juku Academy, the "Kyushu Asian Highly Specialized International Student Development Program", on the other hand, is a development program for international students in the Kyushu area that provides internships and Japanese language learning support with a view towards employment in Japanese businesses and industries. Now in its 3rd term, 10 students have been selected from APU.
At the ceremony, Program Promotion Committee Chairman and APU Vice-President KORENAGA Shun gave a few words of encouragement to the students, "Please use these two years to learn business Japanese, the unique Japanese business culture and practices, and become a member of the Japanese society". Furthermore, Project Leader and AMP Dean YOKOYAMA Kenji added, "Please think of your fellow student comrades as your family, share your joys and pains, and work to become business leaders who can operate with a truly global viewpoint."
The students in attendance then introduced themselves in Japanese, spoke of their future ambitions and expectation of the program, "I want to learn about Japanese business and seek employment in a Japanese company"... "Having experienced working in a Japanese company, I decided to participate in this program to improve my Japanese ability and will do my very best".
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