EBA Minamata Fieldwork 2019

Minamata Fieldwork 2019

We are now calling for participants in EBA Minamata Fieldwork program for the year 2019 (August 19-23).  During this trip, the students will be given a special opportunity to enjoy hands-on experience while observing and examining the local issues at the site of Minamata, to join minds and hands in groups and to articulate on the issues by making use of the collected data and observations at the field.
*Please note that the fieldwork may be re-scheduled due to unexpected event.

About the Program

Minamata Fieldwork Program 2019, participants will visit Minamata city to learn the overview of issues from specialists as well as to visit some related facilities such as the factory and work place for the victims in order to collecting evidences throughout intensive observations and interactions with local residents. Based on the evidences, participants will have a group work discussion. Each group should include both Japanese and ASEAN students. Participants will receive a certificate from the EBA Consortium on the completion of the program.

About Minamata

Minamata city is located in Kyushu island, southern part of Japan. The city is known for Minamata disease which is caused by mercury pollution from a chemical factory in 1950’s. It is the first disease caused by food chain due to environmental pollution.

Language Requirement

All lectures will be provided in both English and Japanese.
*Participants (both Japanese and non-Japanese students) from Keio University should be at least able to carry conversations in English.

Target and Capacity

This program is for both undergraduate and graduate students. The expected number of recruited students is 1 from each ASEAN Partner University.

Schedule (*tentative)

19 August

Arrive atTokyo

Afternoon : Lecture at Keio university Hiyoshi campu

Stay in Tokyo

20 August

Move to Minamata city

Fieldwork (1)

Stay in Minamata city

21 -22 August

Fieldwork (2) – (3)

Stay in Minamata city

23 August

Back to Tokyo and leave Japan

(if flight is not availavle,
leave Tokyo on 24th)

Schedule in Minamata is in planning.
For your information, following link shows activity in last year.(Clike here)

How to apply

For ASEAN students: Each university will have a separate announcement and selection process. Please contact EBA local coordinators (see list here). Please note that we do not accept application from individual students without the acknowledgment of their school.

Cost :

Covered by EBA program
– Flight to Japan
– Hotel in Japan
– Activities during the fieldwork(entrans fees, transportation etc)

Covered by Students
– Passport and VISA if necessary
– Travel Insurance
– foods(about 10,000JPY to 15,000JPY)
– transportation between Airport to Keio campus in Tokyo, and home to airport
– other personal expense during the stay.

If you have any question, please contact us at eba-ra-group[at]keio.jp (please change [at] to @ before emailing us).

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