1.Title of the Symposium

“ The role of Japanese language education in developing global talent”

2.Overview

In an increasingly globalized world, it is the essential to focus on the development of global human resources to foster students who can positively meet the challenges and succeed in the global field. Musashino University has been leading the Business Japanese Education industry and has also been providing various practical educational methods and research opportunities so international students can develop as global talent.In this symposium, as a celebration for the 90th Anniversary of Musashino University, we addressed the significance and role of Japanese Language Education in developing global talent by discussing with the leading authorities of Japanese Education in China, South Korea, Vietnam, and the United States.

3.Organizer

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)/ Musashino University

4.Sponsors etc.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)/The Ministry of Foreign Affair/The Japan Foundation/ The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language/Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education/ Business Japanese Group

5.Date

Saturday, December 13, 2014, starting at 13:30pm (gate open 13:00pm)

6.Venue

International Conference Hall, Plaza Heisei, Tokyo International Exchange Center
Address: Tokyo Academic Park , 2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo Japan
Access:
3 minutes walk from "Fune-no-Kagakukan"station on "Yurikamome" line
15 minutes walk from "Tokyo Teleport" station on "Rinkai" line

7.Admission and Application

Free admission
Pre-registration needed
http://www.musashino-u.ac.jp/career_international/global_symposium2014/index.html

8.Number of Participants

436

9.Timetable

1. Japanese Speech: “My Future and Japanese Language”
Speaker: 5 invited students from Musashino University International Partner Universities and 2 students from Musashino University
2. Keynote Speech: “Expectation for the Global Human Resources Development
Speaker: Shinsuke KITAGAWA (Commissioner, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency/ Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
3. Panel Discussion: “The Role of Japanese Language Education in Developing Global Talent”
Panelist: Xiu GANG, President/ Tianjin Foreign Studies University
Yasu-Hiko TOSAKU, Professor/ University of San Diego
Gi-Young JUNG, Professor/Busan University of Foreign Studies
Cao Le Dung Chi, Professor/ Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy
Coordinator: Keiko HORII, Professor/ Graduate School of Musashino University
4. Multicultural Communication Party (after Symposium)
Japanese Cultural Performances (Taiko, Koto, and other performance)
by the Japanese and international students from Musashino University

* This symposium is subsidized by the Nakajima Foundation


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10.For more information

Tokyo International Exchange Center, Exchange, Follow-up and Housing Division, Student Exchange Department, Japan Student Services Organization
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