Waseda International Symposium

on Education and Culture


November 15[Thu]-18[Sun], 2018

Waseda University Honjo Senior High School

About WaISEC


“Asia, Coexistence among People and with Nature”

Waseda International Symposium on Education and Culture, known as WaISEC. WaISEC is an environment for students to have extensive presentations and discussions over the current global conflicts. We are honored to welcome students from prestigious high schools located around Asia, and hope everyone would have a fulfilling time in Waseda Honjo.

Keynote Speech

Main Speaker

Mariko Hasegawa

Laligurans Japan

 A journalist and a nonfiction writer, Mariko Hasegawa has traveled around the world to seek understandings toward global social issues, and had come across human trafficking at the Indo-Nepal border in the later years. Through many documentaries and various types of articles for newspaper, magazines, and publications, Mariko is being keen on sharing the menace of the border. In 1997, Mariko has established an international NGO voluntary organization, Laligrans Japan, in hopes to preserve peace for Nepali women.


Day1(11/15 [Thu])

[ 3 hour Class Participation ]

 WaISEC will be held parallel with usual classes so,during this three hours we decided to make the time for our guests to spend time with our 1st graders,and join the classes. It will be the first program after our guests have finally arrived at at Honjo, so there is also purpose to relax and have fun before going into the actual “studying” part of WaISEC.

[ Culture Performance ]

 The Culture Performance will be held at our hall that accommodates a large audience.(over 400) We have asked all guest schools to prepare a 3-5 minute performance. It can whether be a performance showing the audience your country’s tradition or recent trends etc.

[ Dinner Party ]

 We are planning to serve both Japanese and Western food in a food stand style. Many students are participating so it will definitely be a great place to talk and make new friends. There will be music too. Be prepared for a party !!

Day2(11/16 [Fri])

[ Keynote Speech ]

 We have asked Ms.Mariko Hasegawa and 2 university students who are specialists on volunteering and human coexistence to give a speech on their studies and experiences. We are sure that through this keynote speech,every participant will find a new viewpoint or idea to upgrade their original ideas or answers to the theme of WaISEC and the way they thought about coexistence. To learn more about the speaker, please check the information below.

[ Oral Presentation ]

 Each team from every participating school with give a presentation on their original studies. There are 3 venues with different size audience, and presentations will proceed at the same time. After all of the presentation themes have been registered, we would like all presenters to consider which venue suits your presentation best.

[ Poster Session ]

 Presenters in the Oral Presentation has a choice to make a poster regarding to their study and participate in this Poster Session.(choosing only the session is also an option) The best part about the session is that the presenter and audience is in a distance where they are able to talk and fill the recognition difference on the spot.

Day3(11/17 [Sat])

[ Field Work ]

 We have prepared three fieldwork sites for our guests to choose from. We will send you details on each site ancillary to the site request form again in October. The three sites all have different concepts and study trails, so please take your time to think and choose which course you would like to participate in.

Day4(11/18 [Sun])

[ Final Presentation ]

 The participants of the Fieldwork will be separated into teams. (each of these teams will have members of the 3 different fieldwork sites) We will have each team work together to prepare and give a presentation on what they have learned, how their thoughts on the theme changed, and other observations through the whole symposium.

[ Commendation Ceremony ]

 For this final program, all participates will gather in the hall where the culture performance took place in Day1. All students will receive a certificate which proves that you completed all academic programs in WaISEC.

[ Honjo Departure ]

 We are not sure if can find a large amount of time to say our goodbyes, but we promise to secure some “Picture Time” as well as the time to talk with our new friends.