APU Students win 2010 FCCJ Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship Awards

APU Students win 2010 FCCJ Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship Awards:
2010/5/5 17:40:12 (1502 reads)
On Friday, April 9, two APU students attended the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) 2010 Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship Award Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony in Tokyo. Iqra Anugrah (APS 3, Indonesia) won a Distinguished Runner Up prize while HANS Nicholas (APS 4, Indonesia) won an Honorable Mention.

HANS Nicholas (APS 4, Indonesia)

The Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship was created to support university undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in journalism and requires students to submit an essay, video or photo entry based on a common theme. This year’s theme was “NEW MEDIA versus OLD MEDIA: What Japanese youth think about the future of news in newspapers, TV and the internet”.

Winning 50,000yen and 25,000yen book vouchers respectively, essays submitted by Iqra Anugrah and Hans NICHOLAS competed against students from prestigious universities around Japan and the world including Tokyo University, Temple University and The University of Leeds.

Looking back on their success, Hans NICHOLAS and Iqra Anugrah, said, “We were so glad to receive this award from the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan – one of the most respected organisations in Japanese journalism. As the only participants from Kyushu, we were proud to compete against students from around the world and this award confirms our belief that APU has an enormous pool of talent that can make positive contributions to our society. We hope that we can continue to work in this field in the near future”.

These achievements by Iqra Anugrah and Hans NICHOLAS add to a string of recent essay contest achievements by APU students including SUZUKI Tamao’s (APS4, Japan), IKENAGA Sosuke (APM4, Japan) and LEE Hee-Woon (APS4, Korea).

Please click here for more information on the Swadesh DeRoy Scholarship Award

Iqra Anugrah (APS 3, Indonesia)

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APU Students Participate in Economic Talk

APU Students Participate in G4 “Economic Talk” Symposium in Tokyo:
2010/5/6 10:46:47 (1283 reads)

n March 22-27, 2010, three APU international students participated in the Iuventum G4 Economic Talk symposium in Tokyo. APU Students Arisyi Fariza Raz (APM4, Indonesia), Tamarind Puri Khiranti Indra (APM4, Indonesia) and Iqra Anugrah (APS3, Indonesia) participated in the 6 day program and discussed a range of global issues and from the youth perspective with other students from universities in the G4 nations of China, Japan, the USA and Germany.

Dealing with various economic-related topics, such as globalization, regionalism and health issues, the APU students showed their skills in the panel discussion sessions, working alongside other participants from prestigious universities around Japan and abroad such as Tokyo University and Waseda University.

During the conference, the participants also had the opportunity to hear from representatives of the automobile industry including Toyota and Volkswagen who spoke of their efforts to reduce Co2 emissions and the introduction of environmentally friendly technology in response to global warming. At the end of the conference, a joint communiqué was presented by the participants and included policy recommendations for predicted challenges in the year 2020.

Looking back on the talks, Iqra Anugrah (APS3, Indonesia) commented, “The conference was so exciting and I learnt many new things. I particularly enjoyed discussing and exchanging ideas on recent global economic issues with so many students from many of the outstanding universities in Japan.”

Supporters of this event include the G8 Youth Summit Japan, the German-Japanese Youth Society and the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies.

Reporter, Student Press Assistant (SPA): Raz Arisyi Fariza (APM3, Indonesia)