早稲田大学 国際教養学部 AO入試 志望理由書 提出例(大門 毅 教授参考)
Dear Admission Office,
I am writing this letter with an intention to explain my purpose in applying for School of International Liberal Studies at Waseda University, hoping to pursue a major in Sustainable Development and International Development later. I would be more than grateful if you could kindly give it a read and grant me an unconditional admission or an opportunity to the next in-person interview. I would be delighted to explain more on my area of studies and what I can achieve upon joining the school.
Japan finally plans to stop offering development aid to China after nearly 40 years, seeking instead to establish a framework for the two countries to cooperate as equal partners on infrastructure and other projects in developing countries. To everyone’s knowledge, Japan has provided yen loans, grant aid and technical cooperation to China under its official development assistance program since 1979, helping the Asian neighbor become the world’s second-largest economy. As it seems, such assistance is no longer needed when you think about China’s current economic level. China used to be the largest recipient of Japanese aid, however, Japan sees the program as no longer meeting its core objective of “supporting developing countries” as China has overtaken the size of Japanese economy. Due to that, in recent years, the bulk of Japanese assistance to China focused on air pollution and food safety — areas that directly affect Japanese citizens. Moving forward, Abe and Li are expected to discuss creating a new framework for dialogue on development cooperation, seeking to collaborate in infrastructure assistance and other projects in developing countries. A high-speed rail project in Thailand is seen as the first candidate for cooperation.
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with the world in search for new economic engines, China and Japan have explicitly given their answer through their expansion of overseas infrastructure investment projects. The term “Sustainable Development” has become common as developed countries started to realize, western centric approach is sometimes not what the local community would need in the longer term development. With that learning, China and Japan have adopted each other’s practices of tied commercial financing, heavy government involvement, focusing on physical infrastructure and industrialization, and showing respect for host-country forms of governance. It is obvious that intentionally or unintentionally, China and Japan have become “competitive partners” in development aid projects in South East Asia and Africa, influencing and bettering each other’s strategy thus developing countries’ experience with it.
I wish to examine in details, the history of the two countries strategies and how it pushed Asia as the strongest region in the world. Understanding international relations, policies, laws and cultures are all relevant and extremely important field of studies before I can work for international institutions after graduation. In order to attain high-level education and equip myself with what is needed to survive the next decades of globalization and competition, it is extremely important for me to study various international studies among like-minded students at Waseda where liberal studies is offered. I am very much looking forward to hearing good news.
Thank you and kind regards,