June 20th, 2017
On June 20th the school invited a rising researcher from People’s Republic of China, Dr. Dai Yingxue from the Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University and held the eleventh Global Seminar.
After introducing her birthplace, Chengdu City of Sichuan Province, which is also well-known as the hometown of pandas, she told us the importance of appreciating the difference of social cultures in order to deal with avian influenza and norovirus, and referred to the role of education to prevent STDs especially among young people.
She showed us an interesting episode of tourists from China who unexpectedly make a mess of their clothes and the table by cracking raw eggs as they have no idea that raw eggs are served for Japanese breakfast, which made it clear what she had implied by the topic. Also, she referred to the need of the supports from NGOs as well as the service from the national and local governments to maintain people’s good health.
A bunch of questions from students followed her talk, which didn’t made the audience notice 50 minutes had passed.
11th Global Seminar
- Guest Speaker: Dr. Dai Yingxue (from People’s Republic of China), Researcher at the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
- The topic: “She is cracking an egg.”