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A taste of college life through English lectures; Love Planet 2013 event

EDUCATION

A taste of college life

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, will hold mock lessons for high school students to get a taste of the real classes held at the university. The mock lessons will take place on June 23 in Tokyo and Osaka.

The APU campus is a multicultural and multilingual environment with nearly half of the student population made up of international students from around the world and an equally diverse faculty.

The unique Japanese/English bilingual education system allows students to develop high levels of language proficiency while also removing the language barrier and making it possible for outstanding young people around the world to study and earn degrees in Japan that can be applied to the world of international business and academia.

The mock lessons will be held in English to give participants a feel of studying in a challenging environment. The lessons will be held at Ritsumeikan University’s campuses in Tokyo and Umeda in Osaka.

To apply, visit survey.apu.ac.jp/surveyja/entry.jsp?id=1365129111309 and for more information, visit www.apumate.net .

EVENTS

Love Planet 2013

As June 5 is World Environment Day, the Body Shop, Patagonia and popular TV channel Animal Planet (part of Discovery Japan) have announced that they will be jointly hosting an Earth-awareness event on July 30 at the Patagonia store in Gate City Ohsaki in Tokyo.

The event is part of a project for contributions to the protection of the environment called Love Planet 2013 that the three companies are organizing through October.

The three entities all have policies or projects that contribute to the environment; they have been running the project since 2012. The theme this year is Coexistence with the Earth.

At the event, guests can take part in activities such as original chair yoga lessons, view Animal Planet’s nature documentaries and participants can try on Patagonia’s yoga wear. Also, all can receive some special gifts from the three companies.

Only members of Love Your Body are eligible, and 40 people will be invited to attend the event for free. To apply, visit www.the-body-shop.co.jp/loveplanet/loveplanet_1.html by July 1.

For more information, visit www.the-body-shop.co.jp .