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Japanese Education Capacity Building South-east Asia Japanese Teacher Training College (Indonesia)

Japanese Education Capacity Building
South-east Asia Japanese Teacher Training College (Indonesia)
Training period: October 28th 2014-December 11th 2014


Reported by students


About the Program

  In this six-weeks program, 32 people from Indonesia took part, consisting of 21 university students who are studying Japanese at Indonesia’s University, and 11 lecturers who teach Japanese. Since the name of this program is long, the staff call it "CI". The goals of this program are so we can use the Japanese with confidence and actually experience Japanese culture and society. The specific goal is to think about the purpose and methods of Japanese learning. Therefore, there is a variety of classes, such as comprehension and discussion of Japan, speeches, interviews, Japanese variety, etc. We participated in the training trip to Kyoto Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kiyomizu Temple, watched the Kyogenand Noh, and actually experience the taiko and Aiki-jujutsu and calligraphy. Besides, we visited the Chonan elementary school and Kishiwada high school, we also interviewed the students by visiting the Ritsumeikan University and Kwansei Gakuin University.

Regi (Indonesia University of Education)


Japanese Class

  In this program, there is a variety of classes, for example: comprehension and discussion of Japan, speeches, interviews, Japanese variety, and information literacy. There is a placement test before the lessons started. The class would be divided into three after the results of the test came in. In the class, we learned a variety of new words and expression, we would also be able to study traditional culture and Japanese life.
  In comprehension and discussion of Japan, we talked a lot about Japanese traditions, marriage, work, and education, while comparing with our own country. At that time, we actively spoke one by one about our own opinion. In addition, in speech class, we had to give two speeches. The theme of the first speech was the life of college students, and the theme of the second speech was Indonesia. Then, after creating a speech from the topic of our choice and consultation with the teacher, it was delivered in front of everyone. Then, in the interview class, we studied how to interview someone. By creating a group, we chose the theme of interview, and interviewed college students and local residents four times. Then we announced the results in a recital at the end of the training. In Japanese variety class, we studied how the telephone conversation for home visits. We were also taught the youth language and dialects from Japanese university students. It was very fun. In information literacy class, we can use computer in Japanese. We can make Japanese input on the computer, send e-mail in Japanese, and now we are possible to collect information in the internet. Our thanks to these lessons everyone can engage in a deep study and our Japanese ability is increased.

Shinchan (Diponogoro University)


Cultural Experience

  In this program, we could experience three cultural activities. There were Wadaiko, Aikijujutsu and Shodo. All participants could experience Wadaiko, but Aikijujutsu and Shodo, the participants had to choose one of them and experienced it. Every cultural activity we chosen was very fun. What a good experience we had.
  Before we tried Wadaiko, the instructor did a little performance for us. After that, the instructor thought us how to hit the Wadaiko. First, when the instructor performed, we thought it simple, but when we tried it directly, it’s not like we thought before. Even though it was hard, the more we practiced the more we could be accustomed with Wadaiko. When practicing the Wadaiko, we were separated into six groups. Every group contained three people. After practicing, every two groups performed.
  Aikijujutsu was more active to move the body than Wadaiko. Even it was making us tired more, it was fun. We had short time to join Aikijujutsu class, but we had learnt a little bit how to protect ourselves. We learned not only how to kick and punch, we also learnt how to use wooden sword and stick. We just learnt it a little, but it was very useful. Then, because we learnt on tatami, it’s safe.
  In Shodo class, we wrote our favorite characters. Before we wrote our favorite characters, the instructor showed us a Kanji sample and the participant see and practice with that character first. When we wrote Shodo, we had to be patient. It was said that if we wrote it in hurry, the characters we wrote would be bad. After learning a lot, we could start writing our favorite characters. We could bring home the characters we wrote. It was really fun.

Rasyid (University of Sumatera Utara)

 インドネシア1.png                         Aikijujutsu                                                                       Shodou



Exchange Meeting

  In this six months course, we had many exchange meetings. In the interview lecture, we were separated into several groups, interviewed Japanese and exchanged. We interviewed the people around Kansai Kokusai Center, students of Ritsumeikan University, students of Kwansei Gakuin University. Even they are Japanese, because of the ages were different, the results of interview were interesting. It’s not only about Japan nowadays and Japanese people, we also be able to understand the old Japan and Japanese people.
  Beside the interview lecture, we also visited Chonan Primary School and Kishiwada High School. It was not only an exchange meeting, but we also introduced Indonesia, had lunch, cleaned the school, and played together with the primary students. In Kishiwada High School, The lecturer participants introduced Indonesia and had the lecture with the students.
  Furthermore, in the institute we also were able to exchange with the participants from a another program and other countries in the cafeteria and around the institute. Therefore, it was said that we could exchange not only when we have lecture and the course program, but we also could do it in break time and having meal time. According to me, it was an important 45 days.

Hilwa (State University of Jakarta)

  インドネシア3.png                  Kwansei Gakuin University                                                Ritsumeikan University

 インドネシア4.png                   (Around People)                                  Kansai Kokusai Center                (University Students)


Training Trip

  In this program, it was not only learning, but we also had trip. The first one was on November 10th and the second one was on November 21st. In the first trip, we went to Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyomizu Temple, and the shop called Kanshundo.
  In Fushimi Inari Shrine, there was a big red archway. In front of this shrine, there are fox statues. Again, the famous part of this shrine was the 1000 archways. In this shrine, there was heavy-light stone. While rising the stone, visualize the wish, if the stone is light, it is told that the wish that we want will be granted. After visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine, we went to Kiyomizu Temple. In this temple, there is love fortune-telling stone. Close the eyes and walk through to the front, it is said that if we can find the stone, our love will exist well. Then, in this temple there were three waterfalls for love, health, and education. The last, we visited Kanshundo. Kanshundo is a shop that make Wagashi. Here, we tried to make Wagashi by ourselves and drank Maccha.
  The second trip was held on November 21st. On that day we went to Kinkakuji and watch Noh and Kyogen. Kinkakuji appears like built in a lake. Also, because we came in autumn, we could see the red leaves. It was very beautiful. After that, we went watching Noh and Kyogen. Noh Kyogen is a Japanese traditional drama. The characters of Noh played the roles by putting the mask on the face. Then, characters of Kyogen played the humorous roles. It was very interesting. The two times training trips were left in very impressive.

Meta (State University of Semarang)

 インドネシア5.png                           Kinkakuji                                                                     Fushimi Inari Shrine

インドネシア6.png                              Kanshundo                                                              Kiyomizu Temple



  In our opinion, this 6-week training is interesting, fun, and much useful for us. For Indonesian Japanese learners, talking in Japanese is quite hard. But because of the 3 subjects given in this training which require us to talk more, it's very beneficial in growing confidence in talking in Japanese. Furthermore, because Japanese culture is introduced interestingly, we get to understand it easily and it makes us more curious. We are also taught how to use computers in Japanese, variety of Japanese language (dialects, slang, onomatopeia), and kinds of Japanese learning books. This type of information are beneficial for us, and we are glad to receive it. Because of the good facilities and services, the people in Kansai Kokusai Centre, participants of other training programs, and also us do not find any difficulties and gain much nice memories. Therefore, this training becomes a 6-unforgettable-week.





Reported by university teachers

 Urip Zaenal Fanani ( Surabaya State University)

Ulfah Sutiyarti (Brawijaya University)

Thamita Islami Indraswari (Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University)


About The Program

  “Japanese Teachers Capacity Building Southeast Asia Teachers Training College Course in Japan (Indonesia)”, is a very long name for a training program. In order to make it easier to remember, The Japan Foundation decided to make it short: CI – short for “Capacity Building-Indonesia”. This is the first time for teachers and students joining the same program. Before, there were only programs for teachers only or students only.  This time, thirty-two persons are participating, consisting of twenty-one university students and eleven Japanese teachers from all over Indonesia.
  The purpose of training is divided in two;  for teachers the purpose of this training are to enhance teaching methods and to improve Japanese language skills, as well as to deepen cross-cultural understanding. As for students, the purpose of this training are to improve  japanese language ability and  experience the Japanese culture and society.

 Activities and Course Program for Teachers


 1. Teaching Methodology

For teachers, the lecture about teaching methodology are focused on task development and collecting information to create teaching material. While imagining teaching conditions in Indonesia, we develop tasks; taking pictures which we want to show to our students; maps and brochures; sounds that we found in everyday life in Japan.

2. Class Observation

We sometimes join the students class to observe how teachers do their lecture. Not only that, by participating in this activity we encounter various Japanese language, at the same time increasing knowledge about Japanese language, also deepening our knowledge about Japanese language education to improve our teaching skills.

3. Exchange program

We also participate in exchange program to promote understanding of Japan and Japanese people, and interact with Japanese from various backgrounds; such as university, elementary school, high school, and with people who lives nearby the center.

4. School Visits

We visited schools, Japanese university to observe education in Japan, and participated in exchange activities with the students; as well as obtain useful information for future study abroad.

5. Presentation

 As the culmination of six weeks training, we gave lecture with Japanese culture and society as main topic to the students.



Trip to Kyoto- Fushimi Inari Taisha

 We were able to spend day-to-day with fun during our stay in the center. Not only studying, we were able to do our favorite things too. For example, we were able to study Japanese through singing Japanese song in karaoke room. By participating in class observation, home visits, and school visits we were able to learn more about japanese society. In addition, thanks to Osaka orienteering activity, we were able to meet Japanese whose very kind to us.


Advice to future trainees

1. Make as much as possible a lot of Japanese friends during the training
2. Manage your free time wisely
3. The Center provides a karaoke room, piano, and other things. So if you like to sing you can    use it to your heart content.
4. Since today is an era of internets and mobile phones, please keep contacts with teachers, fellow trainees, host family and others even you already back to your country
5. There are sayings “Tokoro kawareba shina kawaru” <so many countries so many customs>; there will be difference between your country and Japan, please take it as cross-cultural understanding.


In this training we received cooperation from various agencies: Kwansei Gakuin University, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Prefectural Kishiwada High School, including Izumisano Municipal Chonan Primary School. Thank you very much.

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