Blog by SPA

July 10, 2020

1.Introduction 

As COVID-19 has spread across the globe since January 2020, it has led to significant changes all over the world. In response to these unprecedented challenges, APU has adopted various policies while upgrading online teaching and student support. At the...

July 3, 2020

The second quarter at APU is already underway. I hope everyone is going well.I'm Hanako Koda, a third year student.

Unlike Spring in past years, this Spring has been filled with many happenings that have left everyone puzzled, even us. I imagine that incoming students a...

June 26, 2020

AP House Life Vol. 2

Hello. My name is Moyu Araki, a new member of SPA as of April. I lived in AP House for about a year, starting in Spring 2019. I’d like to follow up on Vol. 1 of AP House Life by spending this volume on a detailed introduction of events at AP House b...

June 24, 2020

 Residents in front of AP House 2
(Photographer/Amara Zahra, Model/Temilolu Awofeso, Gracia Austy)

As the start of a new semester waits just around the corner, students buzzing with excitement (or anxiety) over the prospect of starting their life at university begin to...

June 19, 2020

At APU, undergraduate students can choose to write a thesis. For those who want to, or who are already writing their thesis, we would like to provide some insight from an alumnus who received and Outstanding Thesis award: Shira Damia Putrinda. She used the experience s...

June 12, 2020

Did you know that APU has an office in Tokyo? While I was a third-year student, I spent the period from July up through March serving as an intern and conducting my job search while being based in Tokyo. While I was there, the Ritsumeikan Tokyo Campus helped me out mor...

June 5, 2020

As of June 2020, I am taking online classes at APU from my family home in Tokyo. The current situation is forcing many of us APU students to attend classes from a location other than Beppu. I must say, however, that I miss Beppu terribly!

Regarding my own situation, las...

June 2, 2020

These days the novel coronavirus is impacting the entire world and consigning us all to a stay-at-home lifestyle. Online socializing, online visits home, online meetings - I feel that how we are living our life as university students is changing more than a little.

Up u...

May 26, 2020

Creating a World without the Word ‘Refugee’ Vol. 2: Miracle of the Vital Impulse

Dates: Monday, December 9 - Saturday, December 14, 2019

Sponsor organization: Creating a World without the Word ‘Refugee’ (members of Professor UEHARA’s seminar class and volunteers)

In Decem...

Warmest greetings from the SPA student staff at FAFA. We hope that every member of the APU community, no matter where you find yourself right now, are staying safe and healthy, and are doing well in your online studies.

After a long and eventful spring break, SPA is bac...

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