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NEWS(2015)

Recent Topics of the MSP


〇Study Tour (December 24)

 The students visited the Haneda Air Station and the Haneda Special Rescue Station. At the Haneda Air Station, after the crew explained about the airplane and helicopter on site, they told the students their experiences of emergency response of accidents. The students compared the JCG airplanes, helicopters and emergency response with their own and asked lots of questions.
 At the Haneda Special Rescue Station, they received a lecture on the rescue equipment and daily training by the Special Rescue Divers. They were impressed by the air rescue equipment and methods that the Divers invented by themselves.
 (Japan Coast Guard Academy)

 
Lecture at the Haneda Air Station

 
Lecture at the Haneda Special Rescue Station

 

〇At the end of fall semester (January 25)

 I am Natsuki Yonezawa from the Japan Coast Guard. I am very honored to have this opportunity to study in the MSP program. I have felt it is so challenging to obtain Master’s degree by studying in English. Before starting this program, I had vaguely expected to face a severe environment. When the program actually began, a huge amount of study which was full of technical terms overwhelmed me, and I could not quite understand what the professors were talking about. I am writing this manuscript at the end of the fall semester. I have been studying from morning till night without days off on Saturday and Sunday because the final exams, presentation and term paper are approaching nearer.
 The other day, in one of the classes of International Relations in East Asia by Professor Takashi Shiraishi, president of GRIPS, the MSP students were divided into four groups, and each group gave presentation about a theme which they decided by themselves. The groups were allowed to choose any matters regarding International Relations. We had about two months for the preparation. Since conflicting opinions were often exchanged from the time when we were trying to decide a theme, to be honest, I felt like giving it up. There were many difficulties because of our different nationalities, religions and characters. I felt how difficult to understand each other. But, at the same time, I thought this effort would promote to build human relations of a strong bond and it would lead to the establishment of the human international networks in the future. I still remember that our members shook hands each other just after we finished our presentation. Glen-san and Kamil-san, thank you so much.
 We have another a few days until the end of this semester. I will do my best!
 (Natsuki Yonezawa)

 
At the Study Room

 
With my colleague, Hiroaki Onodera