Students of Japanese Language and Culture Study Program of Faculty of Humanities UNDIP Triumphed at Japanese Cultural Festival 2021

SEMARANG – Students of Japanese Language and Culture Undergraduate Study Program, Faculty of Humanities Diponegoro University (UNDIP) triumphed at Japanese Cultural Festival (Bunkasai) 2021 held by University of Riau. Of the 3 competitions in the festival series, the 3 titles of first rank were won by Undip students.

The five Japanese language competitions include a Kanji Contest, a Japanese Speech Contest, an Animation Dubbing Contest (Seiyuu), a Japanese Singing Contest, and a Japanese Calligraphy Contest. In the five competitions that were followed, three Undip students won first place. They are Rifqi Prasetya (class of 2018), first winner of Kanji Contest; Audri Tsabitah (class of 2020), first winner of Japanese Speech Contest; Salsabila Qutrunada (class of 2020), first winner of Animation Dubbing Contest.

The head of Japanese Language and Culture Study Program of Faculty of Humanities Undip, Budi Mulyadi, S.Pd, M.Hum., said that he was grateful for the achievements of his students in the festival which was held in May 2021. This achievement is also part of the effort to pursue Main Performance Indicators target in the field of student achievement both nationally and internationally.

“To pursue this target, Japanese Language and Culture Undergraduate Study Program, Faculty of Humanities Undip, has made various efforts. One of them is by sending student delegations to take part in various Japanese language competitions organized by other institutions or universities in Indonesia and abroad,” said Budi Mulyadi, on Wednesday (16/6/2021).

According to him, the achievements of the three students become pride for Japanese Language and Culture Study Program of Faculty of Humanities Undip. He hopes that it can spur enthusiasm for other students to get the same achievement in various competitions, both in national and international levels.

To support and encourage students in making achievements, the managers of study program takes several steps that are considered important, especially in supporting and assisting their students to be able to grow optimally. One of the efforts is facilitating students’ participation in various competitions. “We are doing the best thing that we can. We also congratulate the three students who made Undip proud,” he said.

Regarding the Main Performance Indicators based on Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture Number 754/P/2020, Budi stated that it would be implemented as best as possible. This decision encourages universities to create adaptive universities based on more concrete outcomes. The policy is also a measuring tool to accelerate the implementation of Free Learning-Independent Campus policy.

Even though it is relatively new, the Japanese Language and Culture Study Program Undip, has now received official recognition in the form of A-Accreditation status from National Accreditation Board for Higher Education. This is quite encouraging because apart from the fact that Japanese Language and Culture Study Program was established in 2010 with the Decree of the Ministry of National Education No 1938/D/T/2009, the interest in entering Japanese Language and Culture Study Program Undip is quite high. (PR team)

Translated by: Titis (Public Relations)