Hello, I’m Asako. I’m a sophomore student and have joined this seminar since this semester.
Last Christmas, our seminar had an amazing experience with members from Ministry of Foreing Affairs.
They kindly gave us opportunity to introduce what our seminar is about and our achievement so far through last three semesters.
Let me introduce about last summer’s semester. Overall, we translated an UN document, “Disarmament: A Basic Guide”.
Well, merely translating english documents into Japanese! How boring, you might think. Actually, there’s a lot more in it.
First, reading the document itself helped us gain basic knowledge on disarmament. Since none of us is majoring in peace studies, this step was indispensable.
Secondly, we had to face technical terms, and to comprpehend them we were required extra-study on it.
Of course we did not end up simply translating it. Each has done researches according to their own interests.
This is a brief intruduction of our last summers seminar.
We also held two presentations in front of the members of the Ministry, they exposed us with questions , there took place lively discussions,
I can tell it was definetely a stimulating experience for us.
Since our seminar is now known to the Ministry and also to UN, we’ll keep it up much harder.