Sunday, January 10, 2016

Documentary Gaman A Japanese student's study journey Australia


Gaman - A Japanese student's Four Year Study Journey in Australia 


International Education,
Japanese student experiences,
Cross cultural marketing

Produced by:

Release Date: 2007

ISBN: 0-9580582-5-3

Format: E-Book

Length: 52 minutes Medium: Silent

Includes: 26 page cultural work book detailing the cultural components of the documentary

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Title: Gaman - A Student's Journey

“Gaman” is a Japanese word that means endure. 我慢 documents the life of Yuriko a Japanese woman who left Japan in search of a dream.

Recorded over four years in Australia and Japan, it provides a holistic cultural profile of the student experience of a Japanese international student in Australia.

It details three critical stages:

1. Life in Japan

2. Study in Australia

3. Return to Japan.

Life in Japan traces her life and influences in Japan. Family, education background, English study and work experiences. Provides insights into the reasoning for leaving for Australia on a Working Holiday visa and how she prepared for the trip.

Study in Australia reveals her first impressions, accommodation, cultural adjustment (food, language and friends), part time work, work experience and study. Learn as Yuriko undertakes study in Australia.

Return to Japan details what she does on return to Japan. Her choice of jobs and how she researched them. Results of job interviews and job applications. Did her English improve? Her reflections?, What new skills did she gain? And a summary of her total experience.

"Gaman details a Japanese student's perspective of the Australian international education experience and provides insights on how Universities can attract, manage and retain the most profitable Asian student "


"an insightful look into Japanese culture and Japanese students in Australia”

“a new perspective on culture and its importance in international education”

“a unique holistic profile of a student’s complete study experience”

“Gaman provides for the first time a base for culture based marketing”

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Title: Gaman - A Japanese Student’s Four Year Journey - Australia

Publisher: Japanese Customer.

Language: English 

ISBN: 0-958052-5-3


 To document the journey of a Japanese student who chose to study in Australia. The case study looks holistically at three distinct phases, firstly, life in Japan and the reasons for studying abroad, secondly, experiences while studying & living in Australia and thirdly, returning to Japan with a foreign qualification. Based on experiences at tertiary level, the documentary and research were conducted over a four year period in Australia and Japan..

Key Words: 

 International, education, Australia, Japanese, students, study, experiences, documentary, journey, Japan, research, holistic, profile, culture, student, management, alumni, study abroad, tertiary, foreign, qualification, acceptance, integration, social inclusion, consumer, customer, marketing, recruitment.

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