Oita JALT:

Facing the Tokyo Olympics: The Meaning of a Global Japan and the Importance of Acculturation Strategies

Date: Friday, February 6th, 2015 Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speaker: Adam Komisarof

Description:
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics loom on the horizon. With this seminal event approaching, discussions will proliferate about how Japanese society can become more global and what type of mindset and skills are necessary for Japan?s working populace to become ?gurobaru jinzai.? Based on his research over the past 20 years, Professor Adam Komisarof will clarify how an understanding and transformation of acculturation strategies can improve the quality of intercultural relations between non-Japanese and Japanese, and through the mutual efforts of both sides, create a more global society and a populace better prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace.

Adam Komisarof, PhD is a professor in Reitaku University's Department of Economic Studies and Business Administration. During the 2012-13 academic year, he served as a senior associate member of St. Antony?s College, University of Oxford, and conducted research as a visiting academic at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. Professor Komisarof?s previous book, On the Front Lines of Forging a Global Society: Japanese and American Coworkers in Japan (2011), earned him Reitaku University?s Excellence in Research Award for 2012, and his latest book, At Home Abroad: The Contemporary Western Experience in Japan (2012), has been highly praised in the mass media. His lectures on the topic of acculturation strategies have been featured by the Harvard University Club of Japan, the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and the University of Oxford.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: free with APU Student or Faculty ID, 500 Yen for non-student/faculty members

Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Building H, Room 202 (map: https://goo.gl/maps/T7J4R)

Location: Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

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