(Application is now open!) Announcement on Application for “Shinkansen Summer Seminar for International Students 2023” 留学生のための新幹線サマーセミナー2023の実施について


Announcement on Application for “Shinkansen Summer Seminar for International Students 2023”

Association for Planning and Transportation Studies, The University of Tokyo (Dept. of Civil Engineering), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan Railway Technical Service, Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and East Japan Railway Company (JR East) are jointly planning to hold a “Shinkansen Summer Seminar for International Students 2023.” This seminar aims to help students understand the purpose of the construction of the Shinkansen, its contribution to promotion of economic growth in Japan, and the technologies and systems that support it. Through a series of lectures given by top professionals and researchers, with technical tours including the visit at the train maintenance workshop, participants will deepen their understandings of the Shinkansen system.

Students are invited to take advantage of this opportunity.

Chairman of Shinkansen Summer Seminar Committee

Hironori KATO, Professor

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo

1. Date: Thursday, September 14th to Friday, September 15th (two days and one night)

2. Schedule:

– September 14th: Seminar at GRIPS (Roppongi, Tokyo)

– September 15th: Technical Tours and Completion Ceremony

3. Eligibility:

1) International students studying any academic fields including, but not limited to, the interdisciplinary field of transportation such as transportation planning/policy, urban/regional/national planning, and economics and policy studies; and any specific engineering fields related to transportation such as mechanical engineering and electronic engineering, at Japanese graduate schools

2) Japanese graduate or undergraduate students studying the fields mentioned above

4. Participation fee: 5,000 yen

– Transportation and accommodation (for the night of September 14th) expenses during the seminar will be covered by the organizer.

– Other costs such as meals and transportation costs must be paid at the applicant’s own expense.

5. Application details:

Application details are available HERE.

6. Application deadline: Friday, July 28th, 2023, 23:59 JST

7. Contact: shinkansenseminar-group[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (So MORIKAWA, The University of Tokyo)




教授 加藤 浩徳

1.日時: 2023年9月14日(木)~9月15日(金)の1泊2日


・9月14日 政策研究大学院大学内にてセミナー

・9月15日 現場見学・修了式







5. 募集要項と応募書類:こちらよりダウンロードできます。

6.応募締め切り:2023年7月28日(金)23:59 JST

7.お問い合わせ先:E-mail:shinkansenseminar-group[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp(東京大学 森川想・講師)