Contest winners to visit Japan
THREE tertiary students will have an opportunity to experience the Japanese way of life when they take part in the Japan Airlines (JAL) Scholarship Programme 1996.
This year, three scholars will be selected from Hong Kong to join 40 university students from 11 countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region.
They will take part in a five-week programme in Japan, including a summer session of Asian studies at Sophia University, field trips and home stays.
All expenses, including travel, insurance, tuition, lodgings and purchase of books will be sponsored by JAL.
Inaugurated in 1975, the JAL Scholarship Programme gives students in the region a chance to study in Japan and gain an insight into the country's culture and traditions.
Applicants must write an English essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words on the theme 'Transnational Popular Culture - the Inter-culturalisation of Music'. The deadline for submission of essays is April 16.
Preliminary judging will be conducted at the six universities, and shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview to determine the winners.
Interested students can contact the student affairs office at their respective universities for details.