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제목 'Thank you for your hospitality,' INU invited Japanese students for Korean cultural experiences in August 2019.
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simple 70 undergraduates from Japanese universities in partnership with INU visited South Korea and returned to Japan on August 26th, after 3 weeks of cultural experiences.
newsDay 2019.08.27

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70 undergraduates from Japanese universities in partnership with INU visited South Korea and returned to Japan on August 26th, after 3 weeks of cultural experiences.

While the political conflict between Korea-Japan deepens each day, Japanese students showed gratitude for the hospitality of Korean people during their stay in South Korea.

Students came from Doshisha University, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Chiba University, Fukuoka University, University of Kitakyushu, etc. and most of the cities where these universities are located are where Korean people used to visit and travel frequently before the Korea-Japan Conflict.

Some of the students said that they were reluctant to participate in the program in the first place, with hearing the news from the local press.

Nevertheless, with persuasion and explanation of Incheon National University, most of them participated in the program as scheduled.

Yamada Fusi from Doshisha University said: "Some people told me that going to South Korea might put me in danger. However, I realized that I was worrying just too much. Now, I am going back to Japan with such a wonderful memory from Korea."

Iwamizu Yumi from Hiroshima Shudo University also said: "I have never felt in Korea that it is dangerous to walk outside. I sincerely wish that the conflict between South Korea and Japan is resolved soon."

Japanese undergraduates said that they liked their stay in South Korea because they took a Korean language course at INU and newly learned Korean culture through visiting Korean cultural festivals in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi that they had not known before.

INU annually invites Japanese students from its partner universities and hosts a summer cultural experience program in Korea.

Gilwon Kim, Director of Admissions Office, said: "Although the Korea-Japan relationship has deteriorated, the cultural experience program should keep going on. I wish more Japanese students understand and like Korean culture through this program."
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