Modern stylish scenery, the historic Three Towers, the gourmet haven Chinatown, it can only be Yokohama! Recently ranked as the number 1 desirable place to live by a major real-estate website Yokohama is thriving right now, but did you know that it’s also a place where many of “Japan’s firsts” happened?
Yokohama was the entry point of western trends and influence in Japan. Things we now take for granted like trains, mail, photography, ice cream and even ambulances were first used in Yokohama. Wouldn’t you like to take a walk around this place “where history and modernity meet” with fresh eyes?
At this event, you can hear a lecture from Waseda University’s own Professor Tien-Shi CHEN, who has a strong connection to Yokohama Chinatown, and learn about things like “relations between the foreigners district, Chinatown and Japan” and “foreign people who played an active part in Yokohama”. After the lecture, you will split into groups and actually visit these historical spots like Chinatown, the Nippon Yusen-Hikawa Maru freight ship and Motomachi Park. After hearing about these places in the lecture, you will definitely enjoy seeing them from a new point of view!
And that’s not all! For this event we have also received free chocolate cakes from the Yokohama Motomachi restaurant “Mutekiro”, every participant will have a chance to get some cakes!
So what are you waiting for? Let’s go and find the stories hidden on the streets of Yokohama!
Date & Time
Jun 9 (Sat) 10:50am – 3:00pm (Reception from 10:30am)
1F, 1st Conference Room, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (1 min walk from Nihon-Odori Sta. Minatomirai Subway Line)
Start and Finish on site
Waseda University Students
MC in Japanese & English. Lecture in Japanese. Free for participants
Free (Please pay for transport to/from the meeting place by yourself)
Required. Please apply through the following URL:
Jun 7 (Thu) 9:00 am
60 students. In the event of a large number of applicants, a lottery will be held. Results will be announced by email on the same day
Please bring your own lunch!
10:50～11:00 Greeting and explanation of schedule.
11:00～12:00 Lecture by guest speaker
12:00～12:20 Introduction of stroll spots and route explanation.
12:20～13:00 Lunch at Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall
13:00～15:00 Stroll in groups around Yokohama（From the area around Nihon-odori Sta. to the area around Motomachi-chukagai Sta.）
Prof. Tien-Shi CHEN; Faculty of International Research and Education (School of International Liberal Studies)
Born in Yokohama Chinatown as a citizen of the Republic of China, she became “stateless” under Japanese law due to the breaking of relations between Japan and the Republic of China and the normalization of relations between Japan and the People’s Republic of China. She is now a Japanese citizen and graduate of Tsukuba University College of International Studies. She was an associate professor at the National Museum of Ethnology’s Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology and became a professor at Waseda University in April 2013. Her speciality is cultural anthropology.
In principle, cancellation after applying is not accepted. Please check your schedule carefully before applying. Cancellation Policy: http://www.waseda.jp/inst/icc/other-en/2015/12/02/5275/
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