Yokohama JALT:

Japanese University Students' Stereotypes of Chinese and American Foreigners: A Quantitative Study

Date: Sunday, January 16th, 2005 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speaker: Christopher J. Long (Sophia University), Hisako Otsuka, and Naoki Ikeda

The presenters will discuss findings from a study of Japanese stereotypes of foreigners. Two groups listened to the same voice in Japanese. One group believed the speaker was American, the other Chinese. Both groups rated the speaker on 30 items (e.g., intelligence, fluency). Differences in ratings given by both groups and implications for intercultural communication in Japan will be presented.

Organization: Yokohama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Yokohama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Ginou Bunka Kaikan (Skills & Culture Center) near JR Kannai & Yokohama Subway Isezakichojamachi, Room 801, 8th Floor

Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


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