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10 students and graduates from Kanda University of International Studies passed the 98th Ministry of Foreign Affairs Examination for Personnel Dispatched to Embassies Overseas
～A total of 232 students from 85 countries passed～
Kanda Foreign Language Group (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo/Chairman Motoyasu Sano) is the 98th Ministry of Foreign Affairs Examination for Personnel Dispatched to Embassies Overseas (First examination: Foreign language, general knowledge, composition, aptitude test/Second examination: Foreign language and Japanese) 10 successful applicants came from Kanda University of International Studies (Mihama Ward, Chiba City/President Takahisa Miyauchi). To date, this group has produced 232 students and graduates from 85 countries as members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ overseas diplomatic missions. During their two-year term in principle, dispatched employees utilize the foreign languages they have learned so far and gain rare experience working in diplomatic support in that country. After completing their term of office, our students and graduates go on to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, local governments, major companies, etc., as well as go on to graduate schools in Japan and abroad, expanding their horizons and options and playing active roles around the world.
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establishments overseas. I have passed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs examination for personnel dispatched to overseas establishments. The background to our achievements to date is our group’s unique training for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ diplomatic mission personnel examination. In 2012, we held the “+α・+β” Global Liberal Arts Seminar, and currently we are holding the “Team∞(Infinity)” Glocal Liberal Arts Seminar, which is the culmination of the fusion learning of “+α・+β”. Participating students take seminars on their own initiative, engage in teamwork and discussions on themes in a variety of fields, steadily learn a wide range of knowledge, and cultivate the mindset to contribute to international society. These efforts have led to the Kanda Gaigo Group producing numerous staff members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan’s overseas diplomatic missions. Successful candidates will be assigned to the foreign embassy of each country they have been appointed to shortly after completing the designated training, and during their two-year term in principle, they will utilize the foreign language they have learned in a variety of environments to support diplomatic affairs in that country. You will gain rare experience. By taking the job of being dispatched to an overseas diplomatic mission as the first step in building your career, and seeing the world through your work, you will further deepen your global perspective and understanding of different cultures.
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Purpose of “Team∞(Infinity)” Glocal Education Seminar
True global human resources (international people) are also excellent local human resources (Japanese), and at the same time, “∞” people continue to learn from “∞” across “∞” areas (inside and
outside).” We named this seminar with the hope that we will continue to learn together with our friends. The specific details are as follows. (1) To learn from a wide range of glocal education that goes beyond the framework of the arts and sciences and integrates as many fields as possible. (2) To actively create opportunities to meet people with diverse cultural backgrounds different from oneself. Develop the ability to see things from the other person’s point of view by setting up a framework and discussing a variety of things (3) Develop the basic ability to speak and write in a well-organized manner in Japanese, and learn how to become a global society. To disseminate information to people around the world and improve their presentation skills so that they can be understood by people around the world.
List of countries sent to date
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Comment from Mr. Fumio Kubotani
I am very confident and proud that many of you who studied together in the “Team∞” Glocal Education Seminar will soon be assigned to a fateful country that you had either hoped for or never imagined. You will all be walking the same path as the 98th dispatched staff. Please look carefully at your long life ahead and your own path, and without being swayed by anything, continue to “infinity” your efforts so far. Beyond that, “Planned Happenstance” will arrive, and the path that will lead you will become clear. Even when times are tough, I want to continue to have hope and believe in myself. Step by step towards the front…! I hope that your individual buds will bloom greatly in the glocal society 5 or 10 years from now. I’m sure there will be many challenges ahead, but the university and I will always support you. The real stage of life is always in the future. Our greatest accomplishments lie always ahead of us. Politician Yukio Ozaki I am already looking forward to the day when we can meet each other again in good health. Kanda University of International Studies Global Communication Research Institute Fumio Kubota (Senior Academic Fellow)
[About the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dispatch staff system] https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/annai/saiyo/haken/index.html [Kanda University of International Studies page related to Ministry of Foreign Affairs dispatch staff] https://
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