Educational Data and some Project
Makoto kageto Seiryo high school
Junior high schools
Senior high school
Asian High School Students Internet Exchange Project
We would like to look back at the project that we have been working
on for the past four years since 1996
Phase 1: See You In Japan ( 1996 )
We performed technically basic internet exhcnages between Nepal and Japan,
such as E-mail exchanges,mailig list, Cu-SeeMe as the first project of
Aisan High School Students Internet Exchange Project.
Symposium in Nagoya
Phase 2 Let's Have More Schools Involved ( 1997 )
We had Korea and Thailand as new participants. We combined international
network and domestic network to extend our exchanges.
3 schools from overseas ( Nepal, Korea, Thailand )
16 schools from Japan
Meeting in Kyoto and Nara
Nagoya ( Projected by High School Students )
Hiroshima ( Visit to the Peace Park )
Phase 3 Let's Go on a Camp ( 1998 )
We had a camp in Kyotanabe City, where there was a presentation from
each country and discussion to deepen cross-cultural understanding.
The results of the reseach on how they deal with trash in sightseeing
places were pug on a website.
Participants: Taiwan, Korea ( 2 schools ) Thailand, Hawaii, Japan
There had been E-mail exchanges among students to get to know each ohter,
which turned out to be a great change for them to learn Netiquette.
There was language help for students who felt difficulties in commuicating
International conference was held with Hawaii, Korea and Jenova linked
on the net.
Phase 4 Conference in Seoul in 1999
Asian High School Internet Exchance in Seoul was held in 1999 based on
the experiences until 1998, supported by Tokai School Net and CEC
Target of the exchanges in Seoul
ETo visit Korea, the closest but far foreign country
ETo experience homestay and have family-based exchanges
ETo go to the city of Seoul and see the difference between the Korea that
they had studied in Japan and the Korea that they actually experienced
ETo give presentation about Korea and learn to exchange information
ETo carry on cooperative work in groups of mixture of Korean and Japanese
students by making website with photes on what they saw and felt after
The opening ceremony was held with about 100 people including
students and teachers@from Japan and Korea We saw a splendid banner
saying," Asian High School Internet Exchange Project In Seoul".The
representatives from both countries stated greetings.
[Presentations by Japanese Students]
The first Japanese students gave their presentation in Korean.
They seem to have learned an important thing through the presentation.
It is that if in a foreign country they try to speak in the language
of the country,the effort makes a very friendly atmosphere. One of
the following presentations was " Korean Words in Japan" by Yokkaichi-Nishi
High School. They introduced Japanese words which were originally
from Korean. They explained about them using Korean and English on the
power pointsothat Korean students could understand. The last word
that Japanese students showed was "fortunately" a mistake.So Korean
students corrected the mistake and it made a very friendly atmosphere.
Thus@the presentation became interactive " workshop" style.It seems
that students' effort for the presentation was worthwhile.
[Presentation by Korean Students]
Korean students gave their presentation in their beautiful
traditional costume,"chimachogori". They proudly introduced nature
and history of Korea. Their English and explanation were plain and
it helped Japanese students@to understand.
All of the twenty Japanese students had a homestay in Seoul, which
was arranged by Mr. John. We can see how their homestay was from
their@comments; " I brought uiro, special sweets of Nagoya to my
host family. They pleased with it and told me that they had similar
sweets in Korea.All people in my host family were all kind to me.
My host father spoke to me a lot, but I didn't understand his Korean.
It was a shame." " My host family lives in an apartment house and it
is very big. They were very pleased with the souvenirs I brought from
Japan. I brought them to tell them about Japanese culture. They were
interested in the photos I showed. Korea was very different from
that I had expected though I had not had very good image for Korea
before I visited it. Now I feel sorry that I had such a feelings."
"I thought that I would get a cool reception before I visited my
host family because Japanese people hurt Koren people during the war.
But they welcomed me with a lot of hospitality and were ery kind to
me. I was very moved. They were interested in the photos I brought
and asked me a lot of questions."
JOINT PRESENTATION AFTER VISITING SIGHTSEEING AREAS
They had a lot of opportunities to use English in the
situation that they assigned their parts of their presentation.
for themselves.The dialogue situation of cooperation and
assignment,which is peculiar to the international project, came
out naturally. As the data was uploaded into the server by FTP,
we were able to look at their works of each group at any time or
from any place, and they evaluated their works one another when
they had free time.
ABOUT UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT CULTURES
gKOREAhwhich the students experienced actually means
warm-hearted Korean people or friendly high school students
for them. They said,gWe really appreciate your cares. We have
no words to express our gratitude.h Of course gKOREAhwhich they
felt is only an aspect. But I think that they came to know
Korea in multiple aspects by not political and economic
fragment but another different fragment.
Understanding different cultures can make us be aware of
ourselves once more. I want them to improve their abilities to
realize cooly gthe prejudice which still remains in Japanh.
Asia Exchange Project has been developed with the support of people
who are working to promote internet use in education such as Dr.Nieng Shing
There will be Education Summit in Okinawa from May 27th to 28th as a pre-event of the Okinawa Summit. The following is the contents of the event. We hope this event will turn out to be a great success with the help of Taiwan AJET and Korean group.
Asian Area Internet Education Session
The future of Asia will be designed and built up in active exchanges of
of daily basis among Asian countries by young people. But we have to be
aware of what remains after drastic industrialization and rationalizaion.
There is still beautiful nature left in Okinawam which is also one of the
most historical region in Japan. Proposal from Okinawa will give us
to live in harmony with nature. Network which centers in Okinawa is needed.
We believe that young people in all over Asia will be able to understand each
other and talk about their future together by knowing facts of each country.
1 Korea( 20mintes )
Shin jung Girls High School teacher John Jin
Students Presentation on Experiences of High School Students Exchanges
Internet use in Korea
Changes in outlook on Japan in Korea
2 National R University Professor Pro.Chen
AJET Project Y Girls High School teacher
National University of Education High School
Contents Improvement of network of education
Introduction fo AJET program
Real time session with Taiwan ( ISDN LINE )
Theme " Okinawa "
Presentaion by students
International Exchanges of our school
Aid for Nepal
Proposal made by high school students through the net
Necessary financial measures are to be taken in order to provide a better educational environment meeting the following conditions
(by the fiscal year 2005 as a target time.):
* Every public school, including primary schools, junior and senior high schools, should be able to access the Internet,
* The teachers and the students should be able to make good use of computers at every classroom in every class
The budget plan for 2000: On the order of 182 billion yen
< The Contents and Aims >
1. Provision of computers for educational use
(176 billon yen estimated)
Expenses to equip the classrooms with computers (e.g. computer rental/lease, software)
They should enable the students and the teachers at every public school,
including primary schools, junior and senior high schools, to make good
use of computer at every classroom in every class
Guidelines for the equipment (2000 - 2004)
Primary schools 22 computers ---> 42 computers (in a computer room; one
computer per pupil)
Junior high schools 42 computers (in a computer room; one computer per
Senior high schools 42 computers (in a computer room; one computer per
Schools for special education 8 computers (in a computer room; one
computer per pupil / student)
Newly-established schools 2 computers per ordinary classroom, plus 6
per school for special classrooms and the principal's room etc.)
Number of pupils / students for one computer 15.5 ---> 5.4
2. Internet connection for schools
Expenses for the connection to the Internet (e.g.running costAprovider fee )
They should allow all the public schools (about 40,000 schoools) to access the Internet by the end of 2001.
Organization of School LAN -- The Millennium Project --
To encourage the organization of school LAN, to realize the ideal
environment in which the students and the teachers can make good use of computers in every class at every classroom with the access to the Internet
by the fiscal year 2004 as a target time. with a suggestion of the virtual agency 'Information-oriented Education Project'
In order to meet the needs for the information-oriented education, it is
indispensable to provide a proper educational environment, organizing an information-communication network for the whole school.
This network must be accessible to various information sources inside
and outside school, from anywhere at school; the computer rooms, ordinary classrooms, special classrooms.
Thus, financial support for organizing school LAN is to be prepared
in order to promote better use of the Internet not only in the computer
rooms but also on the network.
3. Content of the Financial Support
(1) Schools to be subsidized --- Public schools including primary,
junior and senior high schools, special schools and middle schools
(2) Expenses to be subsidized --- Cost for organizing school LAN (e.g.
server, rooters, cables, hubs)
(3) Percentage to be subsidized --- 1/2 of the cost for new or
additional establishment, 1/3 for renovation or large-scale
4. Budget Sum 6,750 million yen
5. The 5-year-plan for the school LAN organization
Fiscal year Number of schools