Academia & Science

Japan Youth Challenge 2019

20 - 27 July 2019

University College London

https://www.jpf.org.uk/whatson.php#1073

https://www.ucl-japan-youth-challenge.com/ 

020 7465 6500

hmiyahara@japanatuk.com

Applications are now open for the Japan Youth Challenge 2019.

Hosted at UCL (University College London), the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge (UJYC) brings together pre-university students from the UK and Japan in a 10-day summer school programme. We are currently looking for 50 British students to join their Japanese counterparts.

Students from both countries will engage in a series of topic-focused activities including workshops, lectures and a symposium. Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshop, where “Accessibility for All: AI and Robotics”, a topic important in our society today, will be discussed.

You can find more information by downloading the programme brochure here.

Date: 20 July 2019 - 27 July 2019

Eligibility

Non-Japanese sixth-form students residing in the UK, aged 15, 16, 17 or 18 years, (Parental consent will be required prior to the event. All students are supervised by UCL staff during the program.) Students will be joined by a group of Japanese students from Japan

Application Deadline

There is no application deadline, though early applications are encouraged as places are limited.

Applications

To apply please visit https://www.ucl-japan-youth-challenge.com/
For enquiries, please email programme conductor Hideyuki Miyahara

Public Events:

The Japan Youth Challenge are proud to present a public screening of the short documentary Imphal 1944.

This documentary tells the story of Japanese veteran Masao Hirokubo and the Battle of Imphal, a key turning point of the East-Asian Theatre in World War Two. Hirokubo devoted a great deal of his life to reconciliation work with his former adversaries. This heart-warming documentary looks at his early reconciliation work and reflects on the interconnectedness of the three countries involved and on the futility of war.

The screening will be followed by a talk and a Q&A by the director Junichi Kajioka.

Date: 23 July 2019, Doors open at 17:00 - Screening begins at 17:40

Venue: UCL Medical Sciences 131 AV Hill LT
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

This screening is free to attend, but registration is required.

 

The UCL Japan Youth Challenge will culminate in the UCL-Japan Youth Challenge Symposium.

This event will bring together industry profressionals, academics, and athletes to discuss the importance of AI and robotics in the field of accessibility. Part one of the symposium will focus on the current state of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Part two will focus on accessibility in other areas.

The symposium will be followed by a reception.

Date: 26 July 2019, from 13:00.

Venue: University College London,
Christopher Ingold Building, XLG2 Auditorium
WC1H 0AJ

This symposium is free to attend, but registration is required.

Students from both countries will engage ina series of topic-focused activities includingworkshops, lectures and a symposium.Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshopwhere you will discuss “Accessibility for All”,a topic important in our society today.Students from both countries will engage ina series of topic-focused activities includingworkshops, lectures and a symposium.Our highlight is the Grand Challenge Workshopwhere you will discuss “Accessibility for All”,a topic important in our society today.

Date: 20 July 2019 - 27 July 2019