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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

【Call for operation members】LKY Japan Study Trip 2018 December 25, 2017


This is the 8th LKY Japan Study Trip, which will be held from Feb. 23 to Mar. 3. The purpose of the trip is to provide an opportunity for students of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (LKYSPP) and GraSPP to study Japanese public policy through discussions and visits to stakeholders such as ministries, local governments, and local industries. GraSPP Day, which is a tradition of LKYSPP Japan Study Trip, will be held on March 2 as a conclusion for the trip. (Another announcement on GraSPP Day will be made separately)


We are recruiting operation members of the trip and there will be funding available for them.

  • Responsibility
  • Support the LKYSPP Japan Study Trip together with committee members from LKYSPP’s side
  • Participate meetings (around 2 meetings will be held) of operation members to better prepare for the trip (dates will be decided after the list of operation members is finalized)
  • Prepare and organize the GraSPP Day on March 2


We look for applicants who can contribute to smooth operation of the trip as well as who are willing to welcome LKY students with great hospitality!


  • Eligibility

–   Current and incoming students of GraSPP

–   Able to participate in the above dates

–   Ability to speak both Japanese and English is preferred


  • Number of available slots


*If we receive more than 6 applications, we will consult the application form as well as the participant’s commitment to the trip (whether he/she can make full commitment or not).


  • Cost

Accommodations and transportation outside of Tokyo will mainly be funded by the program. You may be asked to pay around 10,000 JPY for food and other expenses.


  • Application [Deadline: Jan 7th, 2018]

Please apply through the google form below


  • Inquiry

If you have any future inquiries, please directly contact Kasumi Fujita


Other related information

  • Schedule of Trip

GraSPP operation members will directly head to Kyoto on the 24th Feb and meet the LKY students. Accommodation fees for nights in Kyoto and Hiroshima will be covered by the program.

Date Day of the Week DestinationTransportation Place of Stay
02/23 Fri Depart from SingaporeInternational Flight  
02/24 Sat Arrive at Osaka and head to Kyoto (by bus) Introductory session with UKyoto students Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi
02/25 Sun Academic activity with UKyoto

Optional plan to experience Kyoto’s culture and tradition

Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi
02/26 Mon Move to Hiroshima (western part of Japan)

Visit the Atomic Bomb Dome

Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi
02/27 Tue Visit Hiroshima city office and discuss with officials on city planning and industry policy

Visit base of Self-Defense Force

Visit car manufacturer

Hiroshima-ken, Hiroshima-shi
02/28 Wed Move to Kamakura (near Tokyo)

Visit cultural facilities in Kamakura and listen to lecture on cultural policy

Move to Tokyo in the evening



03/01 Thu Visit IT companies in Tokyo

Lecture and discussion with several ministries

03/02 Fri Visit companies

GraSPP Day

Dinner with politicians

03/03 Sat Visit cultural facilities

Departure from Tokyo to SG