Saitama JALT:

Influences of Living Abroad on Individual Personalities and Identities

Date: Sunday, July 11th, 2010 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Speaker: Manami Tanaka

Using research cases as illustration, Dr. Tanaka will discuss the difficulties that people experience while overseas and share her own experiences during her stay in San Francisco. Dr. Tanaka will focus on the following three points concerning persons living abroad:

1. The issues that overseas residents have faced concerning language, culture, circumstance, and society.

2. How overseas residents' personalities have been changed: being more aggressive, positive, independent, and sociable.

3. How their identities have been changed relating to having more care for their families, becoming aware of one's Japanese-ness, and admiring Japanese culture.

Manami Tanaka is currently Assistant Professor at Tokyo Future University. She received her Doctor of Education in Multicultural International Education at the University of San Francisco in 1994. Her research interests include intercultural communication, intercultural education, identities, and Japanese American issues and culture.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Sakaragi Kominkan, Centre Plaza 6th Floor, Arts and Crafts Room (near Omiya Station west exit)

Location: Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan


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