ASIP students in Sao Paulo

The Sao Paulo Office of the University of Tsukuba arranged the study trip for its ASIP students from Japan. ASIP stands for the Area Studies Innovation Program, a five-year degree program combining a bachelor's degree and a master's degree at the University of Tsukuba's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A mandatory one year study abroad period is incorporated into the regular curriculum.

On February 29, 2016, students in the ASIP Program visited plantations run by Japanese-Brazilians who immigrated from Japan. They listened to the challenging stories of firsthand experiences of working on the farm for 50 years.