Japan Intercultural Institute:

Developing Global Leaders: Education and Training for Language, Culture and Confidence

Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2012 Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Speaker: Plenary by Yasushi Akashi (UN Diplomat; Chairman I-House Japan)

We invite you to join us at JII's upcoming conference on November 11th, 2012. A wide range of internationalists -- educators, trainers and intercultural communication specialists -- will come together for a day of presentations, networking, a keynote address by diplomat and former UN envoy Yasushi Akashi, and a special workshop by Joseph Shaules. The focus throughout will be on the development of the skills and awareness necessary for leadership in an intercultural age. JII is a member-run NPO dedicated to the learning made possible by intercultural experiences.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker: UN diplomat and celebrated internationalist Yasushi Akashi (明石康)) will speak about leadership in a globalized world.
  • Special workshop: The International Brain--In Search of Deeper Cultural Learning. Learn about cutting-edge breakthroughs in the science of intercultural understanding. (Joseph Shaules)
  • Language learning! - Letting Go: Enhancing Learner Autonomy in Japan (Joe Ragsdale)
  • Fascinating! Two Languages, Two Cultures, Two Personalities? (Seiji Nakano)
  • Business - Leadership Coaching (Michael Shell)
  • Culture and music! Cross-cultural Perspectives on Language and Music (TM Hoffman)
  • Intercultural education! - Developing Cultural Awareness in the Language Classroom (Val Hansford)
  • Culture and education! - The Japanese Concept of "Yume" in "Future Autobiographies" (Helmut Morsbach)
  • There will also be time to network and socialize.

JII's conferences are a bit more open and relaxed than academic conferences. We are a community of interculturalists who share an interest in the learning that come from intercultural experiences. Why don't you join us! More information and to register, see the website

Organization: Japan Intercultural Institute

Cost: 6000 (7000 for on-site registration)

Venue: Shirayuri College, Tokyo (map)

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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Website: www.japanintercultural.org

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