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Official Side Events

Event

Date

(2016)

Day Time Location
Educational Lecture "Why reproduction of the education, now" ~New challenge of globalization~(Held by the executive committee of the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’Meeting in Okayama and Kurashiki City) March 5 Sat 14:45-16:25 Floral Court
Kurashiki Ivy Square
G7 Kurashiki Children’s Summit(Held by the executive committee of the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’Meeting in Okayama and Kurashiki City and Kurashiki Municipal Board of Education) March 6 Sun 12:30-15:40 Floral Court
Kurashiki Ivy Square
Youth International Net Forum in Okayama (Sponsored by: Okayama Prefecture) March 24 Thur   Okayama International Center
High School Student Global Forum (Sponsored by: Okayama Prefecture) Future Requirements for High School Students to Coexist and Cooperate with People from around the World April 23 Sat   Floral Court
Kurashiki Ivy Square
Symposium for Considering Modalities for Education in the Global Community (Sponsored by: Okayama Prefecture)
*Information available in Japanese
April 30 Sat 14:00-16:30 Kurashiki Ivy Square

Hospitality Events

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* Flower-planting events, mass cleanups, and similar events are planned.        

Supporting Events

Event Sponsor Date (2016) Location Event details
International symposium entitled “Sinology and Education in Contemporary East Asia:
Considering Contemporary Education in East Asia from Bichu Kurashiki”
Nishogakusha University, Kurashiki City, Executive Committee for Tracing the (Miraculous) Trajectory of Hokoku Yamada Sat., March 12 - Sun., March 13 Kurashiki City Art Museum auditorium This symposium will question the reorganization of traditional academic culture in the process of modernization within local regions in East Asia from the 19th - 20th centuries around the axis of education and Sinology. For this, it will invite university professors from Japan, primarily from Nishogakusha University, as well as from China, Taiwan, South Korea, and France. The Bichu Region of Japan turned out a great number of well-known Sinologists such as Hokoku Yamada and Chushu Mishima at the end of the Edo period and in the Meiji period. This symposium will discuss the role that Sinology and Sinologists played in modernization during its international expansion from multiple dimensions, including academic and educational systems, textbooks, religion, and industry.
Opera performance:
“The Marriage of Figaro”
Kurashiki Sakuyo University Wed., March 16 Kurashiki Sakuyo University’s Toka Gakudo Music Hall The students and faculty of the Department of Music at Kurashiki Sakuyo University will collaborate with youth from the local community to perform Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro.
Symposium on history, culture, and urban development in Kurashiki City Kurashiki City, Kurashiki Board of Education Sat., March 19 Kurashiki Community Center The symposium will introduce the aims of Kurashiki City’s Basic Concept for Culture, which Kurashiki City is currently making progress on formulating, and the eight organizations taking part in the working group will give presentations on the results of their daily activities. It will also give thought to urban development that harnesses the city’s history and culture together with residents of the city.
Special exhibition:
“Deepening International Understanding with a Focus on Countries Participating in the G7”
Kurashiki City Chuo Library Sat., March 26 - Thur., May 26 Kurashiki City Chuo Library At this event, materials related to the countries that will be taking part in the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’ Meeting will be put on display and lent out.
Special exhibition:
“I Want to Know More about the Countries Participating in the Summit!”
Kurashiki City Tamashima Library Sat., March 26 - Thur., May 26 Kurashiki City Tamashima Library At this event, materials related to the countries that will be taking part in the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’ Meeting will be put on display and lent out.
Story session concerning the seven countries through storytelling Kurashiki City Chuo Library Thur., March 31 Kurashiki City Chuo Library Children’s Room At this event, participants can enjoy folk tales from the seven countries participating in the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’ Meeting through storytelling.
Wide children’s plaza: Reading aloud: “Talk on the Countries Participating in the Summit” and handcrafts: “Making and Decorating Flags of Countries Participating in the Summit!” Kurashiki City Tamashima Library Sat., April 9 Kurashiki City Tamashima Library Children’s Room In this event, picture books from the seven countries that will be taking part in the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’ Meeting will be read to children of elementary school age and younger, and they will engage in handicrafts by creating and decorating flags from the seven countries.
Extension lectures commemorating the 50-year anniversary since the founding of Kurashiki Sakuyo University
Third lecture: “Kid’s these Days … Life Lessons from a Night Watch Professor”
Kurashiki Sakuyo University Sat., April 9 Kurashiki Sakuyo University’s Shotokuden Music Hall A lecture concerning education will be held as part of the extension lectures commemorating the 50-year anniversary since the founding of Kurashiki Sakuyo University.
Conference of Okayama Medical students (COMEs) 1st All-Japan Medical School Physiology Quiz Sun., April 17 Okayama University’s Shikata Campus This is a festival of knowledge in which teams of students from Japanese universities are eligible to take part. Participants will compete with one another over their ability to apply their knowledge of medicine and physiology in a quiz tournament format. The idea for this came from the Inter-Medical School Physiology Quiz that is held overseas every year in the summer, and this will be the first such competition in Japan that will be spearheaded by students.
* Quiz homepage: http://comes.umin.jp/JMSPQ/
Activity reporting session:
“Mingalaba (Hello) - Children of a Country of Prayer”
Okayama Women’s International Exchange Association Sat., April 23 Mitsu Cultural Exchange Plaza Two members who offered aid to children in Myanmar will report on their activities.
Challenge! Book Quiz for Childrens Kurashiki City Chuo Library Sat., April 23 - Sun., May 22 Kurashiki City Chuo Library Children’s Room This event will provide an opportunity for children to deepen their international knowledge by asking quiz questions related to the countries that will take part in the G7 Education Ministers’ Meeting from children’s books.
Special story time event for Children’s Reading Day Kurashiki City Kojima Library Sat., April 23 Kurashiki City Kojima Library Children’s Room In this event, Japanese translations of picture books from the countries that will take part in the G7 Education Ministers’ Meeting will be read aloud and a picture story show will be performed on April 23, which is Children’s Reading Day.
Art museum renaissance event:
“The Unearthed Past, Present, and Future”
Kurashiki Board of Education Fri., April 29 - Sun., June 19 Kurashiki City Art Museum This event is mainly aimed at children, and will be held at the Kurashiki City Art Museum as a collaborative event in partnership with other lifelong learning institutions, local universities, and others. Its goal is to use the displays by the various institutions, commentary, and the holding of workshops all around the keywords of “past, present, and future” to foster intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn in children.
Special exhibition:
“I Want to Travel to Countries All Over the World”
Kurashiki City Mizushima Library Sat., April 30 - Thur., May 26 Kurashiki City Mizushima Library At this event, children’s books related to the countries that will be taking part in the G7 Kurashiki Education Ministers’ Meeting will be put on display and lent out.