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CDM Japan 2011: Gaming & Animation Nov 25 (Fri) – Dec 8 (Thu), 2011 Led by Noriko Tomuro Shiro Akiyoshi Jose Zagal (Game Advisor) http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/japan. Who are going?. 22 students 19 undergraduate + 3 graduate 12 Gaming major + 10 Animation major 9 male + 13 female

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Who are going

CDM Japan 2011: Gaming & AnimationNov 25 (Fri) – Dec 8 (Thu), 2011Led byNoriko TomuroShiro AkiyoshiJose Zagal (Game Advisor)http://facweb.cs.depaul.edu/japan


Who are going

Who are going?

  • 22 students

    • 19 undergraduate + 3 graduate

    • 12 Gaming major + 10 Animation major

    • 9 male + 13 female

  • “Japanese-speaking” members

    • Both instructors -- native 

    • Some students – basic to intermediate levels


What courses are involved

What courses are involved?

  • Undergraduate

    • IT 398 (Fall 2011) and ANI 390 (Winter 2012)

  • Graduate

    • IT 599 (Fall 2011)

  • Registration is done by the students The Study Abroad office will notify the course number(s) to the accepted students.

  • Trip cost ($4,100) + Tuition (8 hrs for UG, 4 hrs for Grad)


How do the courses work

How do the courses work?

  • Course meetings

    • 3-4 times in each quarter, on Friday afternoons.

    • Graduate students come one time in Winter 2012.

    • Attendance is mandatory.

  • Assignments

    • 3 pre-trip assignments + 2 post-trip assignments.

    • No exams, but FINAL PROJECT.

    • Letter grades (A,B,C etc.) will be given (just like any other course).


When is the trip

When is the trip?

  • November 25 (Fri, aka “Black Friday”)

    • Japan Airlines (JAL) #9 10:20 am Chicago/O’Hare  2:30 pm (next day, Nov 26) Tokyo/Narita

  • December 8 (Thu)

    • Japan Airlines (JAL) #3002 8:30 am Osaka/Itami  9:40 am Tokyo/Narita

    • Japan Airlines (JAL) #10 11:35 am Tokyo/Narita  8:25 am (same day, Dec 8) Chicago/O’Hare


Where is japan

Where is Japan?


How far is japan from chicago

How far is Japan from Chicago?

6,300 miles(12-13 hour flight)

Chicago

Tokyo


Where are we going

Where are we going?

  • Germany

  • Cities: Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka

    • Tokyo(東京)– Capital of Japan.

    • Kyoto(京都) -- Ancient capital of Japan.

    • Osaka (大阪) – 2nd largest city in Japan.

Japan(日本)


How big is japan

How big is Japan?

  • Just about the size of the state of California.

  • Population just over 126 million – about a half of the population of America.


How old is japan

How old is Japan?

  • Dates back to Pre-historic days

  • Foundation of Japan established in 660 B.C.(but it’s a myth).

  • Oldest written records about Japan in 57 A.D.

  • First unified nation “Yamato” emerged around 400 A.D.

  • Timeline of Japanese History:

    • http://japan-101.com/history/history_timeline.htm


What are japan s religions

What are Japan’s Religions?

  • Shinto and Buddhism.

  • Shinto ("the way of the gods") is the native religion of Japan. Shrines are places to worship Shinto gods (“kami”s).

  • Buddhism came to Japan through China in the 6th century. Temples are places to worship Buddha.


How is japan like 1

How is Japan like? (1)

  • Climate – Mild with a little higher humidity.Somewhat like Washington D.C. or Georgia.

  • Cities – Busy, crowded. Modern and “systematic” (by automation, social customs).

  • Streets – Clean. NO garbage cans!!

  • Prices – Expensive. Portions are smaller too.

  • Products – Anything/everything, you name it. Also “The Land of Gadgets!”


Train systems in tokyo

Train Systems in Tokyo


How is japan like 2

How is Japan like? (2)

  • Money/Currency – Japanese Yen (¥,円)

    • Exchange rate: around ¥80== $1.

    • Most places accept credit cards these days, but Japan is traditionally cash-based.Obtain some yen before you leave Chicago.


Activities places to visit 1

Activities & Places to Visit (1)

  • Tokyo

    • Several gaming and animation companies (TBD).

    • Akihabara – The electronics/electric town. Also the Mecca for Anime fans.

    • Ghibli Museum – Miyazaki’s museum.

    • Other art museums.

    • Several cultural/historic sites.


Activities places to visit 2

Activities & Places to Visit (2)

  • Kyoto, Osaka

    • A few gaming and/or animation studio (TBD).

    • Kyoto Manga Museum

    • Many historic sites (!!)

    • Some “cultural experience” activities, possibly:

      • Wearing Kimono

      • Tea ceremony

      • Zen meditation


Trip cost includes

Trip Cost includes:

  • Airfare

  • Hotels (all breakfast included)

    • Twin and triple rooms

    • Every room is internet-ready.

  • All ground transportation

  • Admissions to museums and historic sites

  • 2 to 3 Group Dinners

    • Karaoke, anyone???


Additional cost

Additional Cost

  • Lunches

    • Est. 600-1000 yen per meal

  • Dinners

    • Est. 1000-1500 yen per meal

  • Snacks, beverages, drinks

    • e.g. A can (330ml) of coke is 120-150 yen

  • Other personal interests & necessities

    • Souvenirs


Course meetings

Course Meetings

  • Fall 2011 [IT 398/599]

    • 9/9 (Fri) – Overview & initial matters, Assign #1

    • 9/30 (Fri) – Various topics on Japanese game/anime

    • 10/24 (Fri) – Group paper (Assign #2) presentations

    • 11/18 (Fri) – Trip logistics

  • Winter 2012 [ANI 390]

    • TBD – Reflections

    • TBD – Final project presentations

    • TBD – Final project presentations


Course assignments

Course Assignments

  • Five assignments:

    • [Pre] Research paper (individual)

    • [Pre] Research paper (group)

    • [Pre] Questions to ask at companies (individual)

    • [Post] Trip journal (individual; UG students only)

    • [Post] Final paper/project (group or individual, TBD)


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