On January 25, Taiwanese university students were invited to a cultural exchange event on Shonan Campus. The event was part of office supply company Ricoh Japan's CSR initiative "Taiwan University Joint Study Tour," in which Taiwanese students visit companies and universities to learn about Japanese business and education. A total of 26 students from 12 Taiwanese universities visited campus and met with 7 Tokai students interested in international exchange.
During the session, the students split into groups to discuss three themes: "Environmental Issues," "Gender-Equal Society," and "University Education." Students each gave personal anecdotes and exchanged opinions about issues such as regional environmental protection efforts, what they learned in elementary school, and acceptance of LGBT people.