Global Sessions at the Main Library


Global Sessions are events conducted by the International Student Concierges to provide a cross-cultural experience for both Japanese and foreign students.

Our Global Sessions:

Bibliobattle Worldcup!

Bibliobattle is a game that introducing the book in 5 minutes, and decides which book want to read the most, by voting. We held an international convention of "Bibliobattle Worldcup" in two parts in Japanese and English,which is a game thaLet's enjoy intercultural experiences at the library!


Specifics:
Date and Time:16:30-18:30 Friday, April 27, 2018
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Flexible Work Area (1nd floor)
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Kazuo Ishiguro's Works and the Relevancy of Japan

This is a mini talk about Kazuo Ishiguro, a Nobel Prize-winning Japan-born British novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works are highly commended for its "great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world." Let's find characterization in his work and the relevancy of Japan.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 9:30-10:00 Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Seattle's Best Coffee (1st floor)
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Vivi Sendai! --Lets enjoy your life in Sendai!--

Four speakers, the members of International Concierge team have talked about their experience of life in Sendai and gave many tips to newcomers on how to adapt to life in Tohoku.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 18:00-19:30, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
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Where do you want to study abroad?

International students of Tohoku University will tell you about their university and the daily life in their home country. Feel free to take part in the sessions and ask them any questions you may have regarding studying abroad! There is no need for an reservation.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 14:00-16:00, Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
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Dynamic India

This is a session with a short lecture and a mini-sympodium on South Asia Including India, the most vigorous place in the world famous for its IT industries and magnificient Bollywood cinema.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 18:00-20:30, Friday, April 21st, 2017
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
Speaker: Dr. Hiroshi Yamashita and others.

World's Flour Recipes: easy+low cost=Happy!

Flour is one of the most popular ingredients used in many countries. It's also cheap and easy to cook!
This Global Session is about the world's meals made from flour.The International Students Concierge
members will make presentations about their national meals and how to cook it.
The Session provides a lot of useful information for international students who just started a new
life in Japan, as well as for students who live alone.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 15:00-17:00, Friday, October 14th, 2016
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
Speaker: International Student Concierge and others
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Welcome to Tohoku University!

The concierge members from various countries are planning fun events for both Japanese and international students. Let's enjoy intercultural experiences at the library!

Part 1: Start Up Session! Introduction of International Student Concierge
Part 2: Select together! Recommended books of Tohoku University Library
Part 3: Cultural exchange event: Let's Play Games with International Student Concierge!


Specifics:
Date and Time: 13:15-15:30, Monday, 18 April, 2016
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)

Let's Write a New Year's card!

In this event, we will write a Japanese style new year's card called Nengajo and other original new year's cards


Specifics:
Date and Time: 13:30-14:30, Wednesday, 16 December, 2015
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
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Is "Sumimasen" the Right Word to Express Gratitude?

International student concierge will give a presentation titled "Is "Sumimasen" the right word to express gratitude?". Differences in the way of expressing one's gratitude may reflect the character of that nation.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 13:30-14:30, Monday, 26 October, 2015
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
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Self-cooking Lecture: Cheap, Delicious, and Easy Recipes for Undergraduate and Foreign Students

This lecture will be given by International Student Concierge, who had about 6 years of cooking experience in Japan. The talk is mainly about delicious but easy to make recipes. In addition, there will be some useful information regarding life in Sendai.


Specifics:
Date and Time: 12:15-13:00, Friday, 31 July, 2015
Place: Tohoku University Main Library, Global Learning Room (2nd floor)
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