KUALA LUMPUR, 29 NOVEMBER 2016 – The Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry Malaysia (JACTIM) Foundation continued its support to the University of Malaya (UM) by awarding RM 60,000.00 through the JACTIM Foundation Support 2016 Awards held at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences in a ceremony recently.
Since 1996, JACTIM Foundation has played a significant role in providing financial support annually to the Japan Studies Program at Department of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UM.
The support grant aims to spur activities related to Japan Studies, especially for excellent students majoring in Japan Studies and to boost students’ interest in Japan Studies Program.
Mr. Hajime Tokuda, Chairman of JACTIM International Culture Exchange (ICE), JACTIM Foundation, presented a mock-cheque to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UM (Research & Innovation), Profesor Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman, in the presence of Datuk Dr. Mary Yap Kain Ching, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia.
The grant will be allocated to purchase books and journals related to Japan Studies, scholarship for excellent students majoring in Japan Studies Program and promoting Japan Studies to Form Six students among others.
The five recipients of scholarship for excellent students for this year are Yeong Sin Hui; Lien Jian Li; Imran Nawawi Mohammad Yusoff; Sharifah Norhasmalia Syed Jaafar Putra; and Nor Farahhana Mohd Zamid. Each recipient received RM1,000.00.
A scholarship for first year students majoring in Japan Studies was also introduced this year. This is the new initiative to attract more students to major in Japan Studies. The recipients for this year’s scholarship are Lee Shi Ying; Muhammad Yusuf Haziah; Ng Se Yi; Siti Nur Aliaa Abd Aziz; Gan Seng Yap; and Khairul Hanisah Kamaruddin. Each of them received RM1,000.00,
The awards ceremony was attended by guests from the JACTIM Foundation as well as senior officers from UM.