Social Gathering

Social Gathering: Gather Online and Have Wholesome Conversations!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Meiji University. This is an invitation from the Kishi Seminar of Global Japanese Studies!

Global Japanese Studies is the study of the key-concepts for “Connecting Japan and the World” from a variety of perspectives. Even through the difficult conditions surrounding COVID-19, we will not allow this to stop us from learning! Let’s use the internet to connect, talk, and learn before school starts!

As the new school year starts May 7th, our classes are going to be online for quite a while. So you may be wondering “What is an online class!?” “How is it supposed to work?” “Starting school without any friends is going to be frightening.” “What are some interesting classes I should take?”…

In order to address these questions, we’ve put together a small event to help new students navigate their first semester online.

We will be holding this “Social Gathering,” where we can discuss any questions like these and expose new students to each other in an effort to help connect them without the help of in-person classes.

Through this event we hope to accomplish three major things:

Our first goal is to allow new students to meet each other and some of the seniors. This is to give students the same chance to meet new people that can help them learn and experience new things without leaving the safety of their homes during this pandemic.

Second, by sharing how class registration works, explaining different courses they can take, and presenting a selection of different clubs they can join while enrolled at Meiji. That way students can learn more about the university’s atmosphere. 

Lastly, we hope to help students get used to online class by using the video conferencing app “Zoom”. Let’s learn how to use Zoom, and how to actively participate in an online class setting!


Sign-Up Details

  1. Please fill out the form from the link below, making sure to fill out your name, student ID, e-mail address, and the sessions you would be able to attend. We will begin our first “Social Gathering” session at 9:00 a.m. on April 28, 2020 and end the last session at 2:30 p.m. You are welcome to join in any of the three sessions that will be held and each session will hold a maximum of 35 people.
  2. Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a LINE QR code from Kishi Seminar. This QR code will connect you to Prof. Kishi, the professor in charge of the event. Please do not share the QR code with any other people.
  3. You will be sent an invitation to join the Zoom conference through LINE. Feel free to contact the professor regarding any questions you may have.

What’s the Plan?

Social Gathering will have 4 parts: Session A, Session B, Session C, and Online Lunch Session. Please feel free to join whichever session, or sessions, you’d like to. The maximum capacity of each session is 35 participants.

Session A: How to navigate online classes using the video conference app Zoom, and how to use Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.

Session B: How to sign-up for classes, and advice about which courses to take and which professors are best.

Session C: A chance to interact with other new students as well as hear about University life and some of the clubs and circles available to join.

Lunch time: The part of the day you’ll have the best opportunity to interact with other students. Join us during your lunch, and experience a lunch period similar to the regular campus’ lunch period

2020/4/28 (Tuesday)
9:00-10:00 Session A(English)
10:30-11:30 Session B(English)
12:00-13:00 Lunch time
13:30-14:30 Session C(English)

We’ll See You There!

Let’s come together (online) and make our campus life a little more fun!!
The students from the Kishi seminar look forward your attendance.

For any further questions, please contact Kishi Seminar.

Kosei Kusumoto (for English inquiry)
Shunsuke Yamada
Shun Yasuda

Headed by: Meiji University, School of Global Japanese Studies, Kishi Seminar
In Collaboration With: Meiji University School of Global Japanese Studies