Ms. Yu (Joy) Chu, recipient of 1st Akira-Keio SFC Social Innovation Scholarship, is featured in Keio’s quarterly magazine, “Juku”.
1 January 2012
Tokyo, Japan

Ms. Yu (Joy) Chu, recipient of 1st Akira- Keio SFC Social Innovation Scholarship, is featured in Keio’s quarterly magazine, “Juku.”

In the cover story of ‘Learning,’ or ‘Manabi’ (in Japanese), she mentions that she has been inspired by her parents, especially her mother and grandmother, both of whom are Japanophiles. She has been to several sites of Japan with her families and kept learning Japanese, along with English, since she was little in Taiwan and New Zealand, where she was born. Those learning experiences in Japan resulted in her making up her mind to come for study in Japan as an international student of the Global Information and Communication Technology and Governance Academic (GIGA) Program at Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC).

Her favorite classes that she takes at the GIGA program are “Exploring Environment and Information Studies” and “Exploring Policy Management”. She enjoys those classes which encourage students to identify issues underneath and find their creative solutions through constructive discussion and knowledge sharing among people involved. She is hoping that given that SFC allows students to take a variety of classes across disciplines, she would be able to gain a further understanding in environmental issues, which has been in her interest, by taking classes of economics and mathematics, combined with that of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). She wants to engage in environmental consulting services after graduation.

Next to her story, AXIS scholarship program, which represents a joint force between SFC and AFJ, is also briefly quoted and explained. The scholarship is awarded to a most exemplary, outstanding international student, who is already accepted to the GIGA program, on the basis of various measures of achievement