Project

We established some projects by ourselves except the class project of Science and Technology program. In this page, we introduced these projects and reported the result of them.

Introduction of the projects

 

  • Japan Club project group

 Our project is Japan Club. We would like to exchange traditional cultures with members of JLCC, Japanese Language and Culture Connection. Our purpose is “Can we make 100 friends?! Yes, we can. We improve our English through this exchanging.” In Japan we study Japanese traditional cultures. In USA we will talk about them with members of JLCC. We would like to make a number of friends and improve our English.

Kyoto sightseeing group

 We are going to UCD. So, before we go to California, we have to get along with each other and know Japanese culture more deeply. We plan trip, go to Kyoto and finally make movies. we show the purpose below.

We become better friends each other.
We know our own culture again!
We introduce Kyoto to U.C.Davis students.

 

  • Illinois project group

  We are Illinois project group. We consider problems of lake, river, and so on with not UCD but Illinois University. Mainly, we study about Lake Biwa, Illinois university students study about Illinois River. In Japan, Lake Biwa has problem of introduced fish species, for example black bass and bluegill. In America, Illinois River has problem of introduced fish species, it is Asian carp. Asian carp eat Black bass and Bluegill.

 By the way, we communicate with mail, skype, and so on. We not only consider about that problems but also feel American’s private life and American culture.

 

  • Medical project group

 Students who were interested in modern health-care insurance system and the latest biological research gathered and we launched Medical project. We intend to explore health-care insurance system and biological research focusing on Japan and America. Our project is made up of two groups and divided into Pharmacy & Hospital group and Laboratory group. The main theme of the former is “To get better Japanese medical treatment and something that pharmacy can do for the treatment” and that of the latter is “American education and the reason American students eager to study”. Our on-site activity is going on a visit to suburban different medical center and laboratory at University of California, Davis and also having contact with medical students.

Pharmacy & Hospital group
 We learn Japanese medical system and work of pharmacist to acquire basic medical knowledge. Moreover, we go on a visit to pharmacy, hospital   and pharmaceutical company practically.

Laboratory group
 We actually go on a visit to life science and pharmaceutical laboratory at Ritumeikan University and hear from professors to acquire biological knowledge to do research at the moment. Also, we’ll continue to contact with JASS (Japanese American Students Society).

 

  • Japanese American project group

 We are going to visit JCCCNC, Japan town and JASS of Davis. At Japan town and Davis, we’ll ask people and send out questionnaires we made before we go to America. Then we’ll compare with the result between Japan town and Davis. We can expect interesting results because we think people who visit Japan town have more interest in Japan than that in Davis. Also at JCCCNC, we are planning to cook together, talk, play game of traditional Japan and so on. In our task, we make opportunities to think about Japan and ourselves. In addition to that, we hope to make our English skills higher.

 

  • Technology project group

Our project’s name is Web team. This team consists of 6 members. Our goal is making useful and user-friendly website. We did something best to achieve our goal. The website provides a lot of information for using many times. In addition we discuss and make clean and easy website. We have very limited knowledge of making website and everything was first experience, but we made this website as discussing it and learning by mistake. We will glad that you will use and enjoy this many times. 

 

Searching each group‘s conscience

 

  • Illinois project group

We could make good materials about Asian carp and sent it to students of University of Illinois. Our leader went to University of Illinois after we went Japan, and she conducted a presentation with the students. We wanted to discussion more with the Illinois students.

 

  • Medical project group

We could meet pharmacists and go drugstores in America, and we looked the interiors of the drugstore, checked it and compared American drugstore and Japanese one. But we didn’t have time because we have hard classes and events, so we couldn’t work on something diligently as this group. We wanted to have relationships with UCD students.

 

  • Japanese American project group

 Through our research, our topic ‘Japanese American’ was difficult to research. So we changed it to ‘difference between Japan and America’. We sat up our own topic image of Japan, foods, fashion, music, nuclear power and military. We conducted interview at Kyoto in Japan, UC Davis campus, Japan town in San Francisco and JASS. Thanks to kindness of people, we could ask many people. There were a lot of difference between the way of thinking of people in America and Japan. Sometimes what is loved by Japanese people is hated by American people. We couldn’t interview with many people each place. However, we also found both countries have a lot of amazing points. We have to continue to try to understand each other in order to beyond the border.

 

  • Japan Club project group

 Coming soon… 

 

  • Oja-map group

 Coming soon…

 

  • Technology project group

 We transmitted contents of our activity to all over the world with this homepage. But we couldn’t transmit progress status of each group. However we used Facebook to transmit our activity.