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Seminars on a more internationalized Japan -- The power and allure of a multi-lingual, multi-cultural society

2009-10-3 (Sat) - 2009-10-31 (Sat)

The biggest impediment to a more fully internationalized Japan is the outlook that foreigners are visitors or, at best, a temporary labor force. However, this perspective doesn't fully take into consideration world trends and the current reality in Japan. People from overseas coming to Japan to live and work are a valuable human resource, frequently contributing to the communities in which they live.
How these foreigners are able to make use of their abilities and energy will significantly influence the future of Japan. 

This year's three seminars will focus on overcoming the anxiety frequently encountered concerning a multi-lingual, multi-cultural society and consider the power and allure persons from other countries offer Japanese society.

Seminars on a more internationalized Japan -- The power and allure of a multi-lingual, multi-cultural society

1st seminar

October 3 (Saturday), 2009, 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m.  "Japan's Future and International Students"
Lecturers: 
ARIKAWA Tomoko, professor at the International Student Center, Osaka University
Pan Jianxiu, lecturer at the International Student Center

2nd seminar

October 24 (Saturday) 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m.  "The Era of Indebtedness to Non-Japanese -- Voices of Filipino Nurses"
Lecturers: 
TAKAHATA Sachi, lecturer at the Department of Contemporary Sociology, Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University
Filipino nurses and care workers (not yet determined)

3rd seminar

October 31 (Saturday) 1:30 ~ 3:00 p.m.  "Coexistence and Anxiety -- Challenges of a Multi-lingual, Multi-cultural Society"
Lecturer: FUNABIKI Takeo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo  (3 seminars in all)

Venue: Korabo, Senri Culture Center, Toyonaka
October 3 & 31: Multi-purpose space, 2nd floor
October 24: Lecture Room #1, Senri Community Hall, 3rd floor

Participation fee: There is no participation fee and registration in advance is not required.
Sponsor: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
Co-sponsored by: Toyonaka City
In cooperation with: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century

Date: 2009-10-3 (Sat) - 2009-10-31 (Sat)
URL: http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/ashikoku2009.html
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
jimu@glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp

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