EASC/IJS Event: Are You 21st Century Ready? - How to Get the Most Out of Your Japanese Language Class to Succeed

September 6, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Mendenhall Lab 173 (125 S Oval Mall)
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East Asian Studies Center and the Institute for Japanese Studies present:

Hideki Hara
Director
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 

Abstract: Surviving in a 21st century workplace demands much more than what old-style education can provide.  Not only is it necessary to develop problem-solving skills or digital literacy but to also develop your own ‘characteristics’ in order to adapt to ever-changing societal and personal  circumstances.  

But is it possible at all for you to have your characteristics reshaped in the classroom? The answer is yes, and definitely so in a foreign (Japanese) language classroom. In this talk, the speaker will explain why it is now imperative to learn a foreign language to succeed in the 21st century and how you as a student can take the most advantage of it.
 
Bio: Mr. Hideki Hara is currently serving as Director of the The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.  Since joining the Foundation in 1991 he has held a number of positions at its offices in Tokyo and Osaka, as well as serving as Deputy Director of the Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership in New York (2001-2005).
 
From 2006 to 2009 he was seconded to the National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies as Director of Research Development and International Affairs and facilitated numerous international research projects. Mr. Hara holds an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada.
 
Career Event Series: This is the first event of EASC’s two-part career event series in Autumn 2019. The second career event, “East Asian Language Skills and Competencies Workshop” will take place on Thursday, October 3 from 5:00 – 6:30pm. Registration required, as space is limited.  Details: https://easc.osu.edu/events/easc/career-workshop-2019
 
Free and open to the public.
 
Co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center and the Institute for Japanese Studies. This event is supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center .

 

 

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