Category Archives: Living

NAIST @ Japan TENT

Every year, a number of NAIST students take part in Japan TENT, a week-long homestay program in Ishikawa prefecture. For the program’s 30-year anniversary, past participants tell their stories in this post.

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Felix is a Doctoral Student of the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST. He speaks German, English, French and Japanese and has worked in France, China, Japan and Germany.

International Friendship Meeting 2018

NAIST has a strong web of support for its 25% international student population. The annual International Friendship Meeting, is a celebration of international exchange, diverse friendships, and gratitude for everyone’s efforts to make the NAIST international community a very welcoming environment. Guests from all around Nara gathered at the Millennium Hall on January 23 to celebrate.

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Bryan is a Doctoral Student of the Mathematical Informatics Laboratory at NAIST. He likes to take photos.

Running in a fancy dress: the 23rd Yoshikawa cup (Ekiden)

The Yoshikawa Cup (Ekiden Taikai), a traditional annual relay race at NAIST to deepen the friendship among students and staff, was held on November 1 for the 23rd time.

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Umetsu is a M1 student of NAIST and he is a member of UBI-Lab. (http://ubi-lab.naist.jp/). His research interests are in the areas of activity recognition using various sensors. He likes art and music.

Something wicked this way comes…

…a wickedly awesome Halloween Party that is! This November 2, people in and around NAIST came together and dressed silly for the annual Halloween Party, organized by the Global Student Network (GSK). And for the first time ever in the history of NAIST student parties, the party was held in the Millennium Hall Lounge.

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Bryan is a Doctoral Student of the Mathematical Informatics Laboratory at NAIST. He likes to take photos.

NAIST Tea Time #13: Fruits & Parkour

The “Global Campus Event NAIST Tea Time” is a regular event where NAIST students and staff present on a topic of their choice. For the Tea Time on 6 July 2017, students and staff were treated to Chè Trái Cây, a Vietnamese dessert.

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Felix is a Doctoral Student of the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST. He speaks German, English, French and Japanese and has worked in France, China, Japan and Germany.

What’s up, Doc?

NAIST is dedicated to maintaining the physical and mental health of its population. While the on-campus Health Care Center provides services all year round, the university also conducts an annual medical checkup for all students and staff. The checkup is spread over three days for each of NAIST’s three graduate schools, covering over 1000 students. Continue reading What’s up, Doc?

Bryan is a Doctoral Student of the Mathematical Informatics Laboratory at NAIST. He likes to take photos.

Enjoy the summer with Nagashi-Soumen

The NAIST Global Student Network (GSK) hosts Nagashi-Soumen events on campus to celebrate the summer and enjoy being outside, for a change.

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Felix is a Doctoral Student of the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST. He speaks German, English, French and Japanese and has worked in France, China, Japan and Germany.

Change of the Academic Year

The Japanese academic year ends in March and starts in April. We followed graduating and newly entering students, and documented the Graduation and Entrance ceremonies that mark its end and beginning.

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Felix is a Doctoral Student of the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST. He speaks German, English, French and Japanese and has worked in France, China, Japan and Germany.

Habataki Class: Would you like to learn Japanese?

Living in Japan is sometimes difficult without being able to sufficiently understand Japanese. Even though everything at NAIST can be achieved in English, learning some Japanese is still very important to integrate the local community and be independent outside the university. That is why there are several free options to study Japanese at and around NAIST, and one of them is the weekly Habataki Class.

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Lotfi entered the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST as a Doctoral Student sponsored by the Japanese Government under the MEXT Scholarship Program in 2014. His research focuses on corneal imaging and eye-tracking systems for daily-use applications.

The Recycle Market 2017

Each year, the NAIST GSK Recycling Club collects household items from graduating students, and redistributes them to the incoming students that need them most. This is a big win for the graduating students, the new students, and the environment! The club hosts the yearly Recycle Market behind the school cafeteria. This year’s event was held on April 4, and I had the chance to document all the buzz around the event.

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Felix is a Doctoral Student of the Robotics Laboratory at NAIST. He speaks German, English, French and Japanese and has worked in France, China, Japan and Germany.