2015 SIETAR Kansai July Meeting;- How to write Journal Articles in Japanese: Workshop by the Journal Committee

2015 SIETAR Kansai July Meeting

How to write Journal Articles in Japanese: Workshop by the Journal Committee

Presenters:       Dr. Mayumi Kubota (Kansai University)&

                         Dr. Noriko Nakagawa (Ryutsu Kagaku University)

Date & Time:   Saturday, July 4th 2015, 14:00-17:00 (We may end earlier than 17:00)

Venue:              Takatsuki Sogo Shimin Koryu Center, 3F, Room 1.

                     (one minute from JR Takatsuki Station)



Fee:                   Members free, non-members 500 yen

Language:        Japanese

Workshop Abstract:

This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in publishing an academic article in Japanese. During the workshop, we will have you work in groups to discuss what needs to be done to make the article publishable. We will tackle the issues in regard to publishing academic papers, such as contents, organization of manuscript, development of argument, citation, reference list, etc. by analyzing one article. We also hope to discuss the participants’ needs, and talk about the future direction of intercultural communication research. If you are interested in participating, please register in advance by emailing:mkubota@res.kutc.kansai-u.ac.jp


Dr. Mayumi Kubota: Mayumi is Professor in the Faculty of informatics at Kansai University. Mayumi is currently co-editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication. She graduated from the Department of Speech Communication at Indiana University in 1991. She has published Aizuchi wo Ikasu (2001, Koseido), Intercultural Communication-Global mind and local affect (co-authored with Yashima, T. 2012, Shohakusha), Intercultural Communication Encyclopedia (edited by Ishii, S., Kume, T., etc, 2013, Shunpusha).

Dr. Noriko Nakagawa: Noriko is Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at Ryutsu Kagaku University. Noriko is currently a co-editor of the Journal of Intercultural Communication. She received her Master’s degree in the Department of Speech Communication at Portland State University, and her Ph.D. at the graduate school of Kwansei Gakuin University in the field of Sociology. She has published Ningen kankei no gaming simulation (edited by T. Fujihara, 2007, Kitaojishobo), Gendai nihon no communication kenkyu (Communication Association of Japan, 2011, Sanshusha), Intercultural Communication Encyclopedia (edited by Ishii, S., Kume, T., etc, 2013, Shunpusha).


SIETAR Kansai June 2015 monthly meeting : Film showing of “Uri Hakkyo”—a documentary of a Korean school in Hokkaido

Speaker:             Ms. Sunhyong Nam

Date:                   June 14, 2015 (Saturday) 

Time:                  14:00-17:00

Venue:                Nishinomiya Daigaku Koryu Center (ACTA East Tower 6F, Room 2)

  2 minutes from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi station,

  Tel: (0798) 69-3155 http://www.nishi.or.jp/homepage.daigaku/

Fee:             Free for members and students; 500 yen for non-members.

Language:          Film: Korean and Japanese with English subtitles, Presentation: Japanese

Description of the program:

Uri Hakkyo (Our School) is a documentary film about Korean students in a Chongryon-run (North Korean-funded elementary, middle and high school in Hokkaido. A Korean national, producer Kim Myeong-joon, was simply interested in how Koreans could educate their children in Japan, so he decided to follow 3rd– and 4th-generation students and their teachers for 3 years, filming their classes, school events, recruiting visits to Zainichi Korean families in the area, and even a school trip to North Korea. (He had to give students the camera for them to film because as a South Korean he could not go with them.) Through this film, viewers can get a glimpse into the everyday life of ethnic Koreans in Japan, their struggles, their attitude toward North Korea, their relationships with each other and with their teachers, and their hopes for themselves and their school. Uri Hakkyo (Our School) has been shown internationally since it was produced in 2006, and won the 2006 Busan International Film Festival for best documentary. After the film, we will hear from Sunhyong Nam, a product of Korean schools herself.

Profile of speaker: Nam, Sunhyong

Ms. Nam is the Secretary of Elfa, a nonprofit organization known as the Center for Koreans living in Kyoto. She is a second generation Zainichi Korean. Born in Tokyo in 1966, she was educated in Korean schools from primary school to university. After working as a journalist for Chosen-Shinpo, a Korean newspaper, she moved to Kyoto in 2000. Since 2001 she has been in her current position. She is married and the mother of two sons. One is a fourth-year student at university and the other, a third-grader in junior high school. Her husband is also a second-generation Zainichi Korean