The deadline for handing in graduation papers (卒論) is January 11th. But the students’ work is not over yet. In early or mid- February, they have oral exams (口頭試問), where two teachers ask them lots of questions about their papers. And then, finally, we have the graduation presentations (卒論発表会), where one student from each seminar (ゼミ) gives a presentation to the other students. In addition, all the students make a poster summarizing their research.
Here are two of my students standing in front of some of the posters.