first application session

GFC has adapted to the Coronavirus outbreak continuing our education online and supporting our students outside and inside Japan. Therefore, we are ready to welcome you to apply to our program in 2021.

We will start to receive applications for the first session from September 28 to October 2nd. Advance consultation is needed; please contact us by September 4.

For further information, please visit How to apply.

Depending on COVID-19 situation, there is a possibility of some changes about the examination.
Please check the latest information on the website.

GFC Christmas party

On December 10th, the GFC course organised a Christmas party, following the Japanese traditions of “Bōnenkai” or “Year-end parties.”
The students and teachers teamed up and made all kinds of dishes from their own country to celebrate the cultural diversity of the students in the program.
After dinner, we shared some thoughts on the students’ research and their hopes for the upcoming year.

GFC alumna NHK world host

GFC alumna and current assistant professor Saskia Thoelen appeared as the host for Trails to Oishii Tokyo, a television program by NHK World. In this episode, featuring Matcha, Saskia had the opportunity to interview several renowned matcha makers, tea specialists and restaurant owners.

For those who are interested, the program can be seen on-demand through the following link:

She participated in other episodes introducing mikan, kanpyo, buri, and kamaboko.–4h6mzM6J7jGhAlU

Saskia also hosted for the program Journeys in Japan, talking about the Sawara festival and the Nakanojo Art Biënnale.