Zemi Activities

Our seminar studies concepts of International Economics using R (programming language). 

R is a free, statistical programming language that is used by data miners, bioinformaticians, and statisticians for data analysis and the development of statistical software.

Since we will be using this at our seminar, it is highly advised to bring a laptop that is able to run this program. More instructions regarding installing the software and such will be provided during the lectures. 

First Semester of the Seminar: Every week, there will be a lecture given by the professor and corresponding exercises to work on. Seniors are available for assistance. There may be small group work, such as homework exercises. Moreover, students are encouraged to form groups and a research proposal for the upcoming group research project.

Second Semester of the Seminar: Juniors are split into groups and form a hypothesis that they will study using R. This forms the basis of their group research project. Eventually, students will write a group research paper, with advice and help from Professor Kiyota and senior students. One group research paper will be submitted as Kiyota Seminar’s entry to the Mitasai competition.

Third & Fourth Semester of the Seminar: Seniors will be expected to write a paper on their own using the knowledge they have gained during their third year. Additionally, they are expected to guide and assist junior students such as making supplementary materials and presentations.

Zemi Roles (2023 Fall) 

Junior students are expected to carry out their roles in the zemi, with the transfer and support of the senior students.

Below are the positions with brief description of role and the predecessors to consult.

  • Seminar Representative (Zemi-Cho) 
    • Attending meetings for representatives conducted by Keizemi
    • Maintaining contact with the professor
    • Acting as a moderator if required
    • Assisting other roles if possible
      • 2nd Generation: Anna Goto 
      • 3rd Generation: Ryu Yasa and Sara Ishikawa
      • 4th Generation: Kotomi Horinouchi and Qiu Shihan 
  • Student Recruiter
    • Preparing for information sessions geared towards prospective students. This includes conducting information sessions, making posters, and general promotional activities
    • Attending on-site information sessions
    • Engaging in general promotional activities
      • 2nd Generation: Dawn Park, Riya Fartyal, Rika Yamasaki (Mitasai), Naoki Tamanyu (In-zemi), Ryota Sato (In-zemi)
      • 3rd Generation: Kaitlynn Yamawaki, Musashi Sasaki, Eisuke Uchida, and Regina Chen 
      • 4th Generation: Jiyeon Park, Masaya Nitta, Stella Min, Rento Kawakami, Thomas Lim, and Towa Ono (In-zemi) 
  • Social Media Manager (Instagram, Twitter, and Website)
    • Maintaining active social media channels
    • Maintaining the seminar website
    • Updating SNS and Website
    • Taking pictures to upload
      • 2nd Generation: Xiaogang Lin 
      • 3rd Generation: Lisa Kim (Instagram), Weiyun Zhang (Twitter), and Michelle Kong (Website) 
      • 4th Generation: Daphanee Brabant and Taro Matsushita 
  • Event Coordinator
    • Coordinating any events for the students. (i.e. Field Trip, Sports Game, Professor Monthly Dinner, Senior Farewell Party and more)
      • 2nd Generation: N/A
      • 3rd Generation: HeeSung Chi and Michelle Kong
      • 4th Generation: Abhilasha Nagendara, Riku Sato, and Mai Takiguchi
  • Treasurer    
    • Responsible for tracking and recording seminar financial information. 
    • Responsible for reporting financial information if necessary.
    • Maintaining Financial Record. 
    • Maintaining any draft systems to report and/or record financial information.
      • 2nd Generation: Ayato Arai
      • 3rd Generation: HeeSung Chi
    • Important Responsible One-Time Fees
      • Keizemi Fee: Keizemi fee is applicable to all students attending the seminar but is determined by Keizemi, and amount may change per year 
      • Website Fee: Website fee is for hosting this website and it is a shared cost between the seminar memb

Seminar members present their research papers at the Kiyota Seminar booth at Mitasai. One paper will be submitted to the Mitasai Thesis Competition and the other will be participating in the Japanese Society of International Economics Competition. 

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In-zemis are seminar sessions in collaboration with other seminars. During these sessions, students from various seminars present their research methods, progress and outcomes. It is a great opportunity to recieve feedback on your research progress, meet like-minded students, and to learn about economic research.This article mentions your favorite hats at super low prices. Choose from same-day delivery, drive-up delivery or order pickup.

Past In-zemi sessions include:

  • Hitotsubashi University (Sugita Seminar)
  • University of Tokyo (Furusawa Seminar)
  • Kyoto University (Jinji Seminar)
  • Keio University (Kimura Seminar, Sasahara Seminar)


These are unofficial meetings set by students. Students typically discuss lecture contents and weekly exercises, or make progress on their group research. It is highly recommended to initiate and attend sub-zemi session, especially during the lead-up to the Mitasai or JSIE paper submission date. 

Keizemi hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as volleyball, softball and futsal tournaments.