Day 1: Guided Tour of Thessaloniki, Intercultural Exchange, and Opening Talks

From the very first day, we have had a very busy schedule of activities.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

11.00-13.00 City Tour
13.00-13.30 Walk to AUTh Campus
13.30-14.00 Welcome snack – drinks
14:00-14:05 Greetings from AUTh and Chiba U. staff
14:05-14:35 Presentations of both universities by program organizers
14:40-16:00 Presentations by Chiba University students on Japanese society and culture (see videos below)
16.00-16.15 Student life in AUTh and Thessaloniki
16.15-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.30 Opening lecture by Prof. K. Tokmakidis on the Eupalinian aqueduct
20.30-23.00 Welcome dinner at restaurant Kamares

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Presentations on Contemporary Japanese Culture and Society

The presentations below were based on 4 videos found on a YouTube search for the word “Japan” in Greek (Ιαπωνία). Chiba University students used these videos as a starting point to say something about contemporary Japan, while trying to avoid stereotypical notions and monocultural assumptions of the country.

Group 1: Camera and the Japanese

Group 2: Vending Machines

Group 3: Cosplay and Social Capital

Group 4: Chiiku Snacks

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