As part of our JB course “Asian Studies”, we had a joint lecture with Asia Pacific University (APU). For the first lecture, an instructor from APU came to our school and held a two-hour class. About two weeks later, we had a two-hour class via satellite television.
For the second lecture, Professor Sasakawa of APU’s College of Asia Pacific Studies (APS) held it. His area of expertise is the region of South Asia, mainly Cambodia, from a cultural approach. During his lecture, he taught us one method of research.
First lecture: Friday, October 13th, 5th and 6th period
Satellite class: Friday, October 27th, 5th and 6th period
We learned about Thailand’s alcohol prohibition. Also, we learned about how it was different with Japan. I thought I want to learn more about their religious culture because I can’t imagine the Buddhist disciplines being so strict since they aren’t in Japan.
During the professor’s lecture, I learned that it’s important to look at many books and media through the perspective that they are different from facts. I want to be able to think that I need to come up with contradicting points to what’s written in books I read.