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JACET ESP Kanto July 2018 Meeting

Dear all JACET ESP SIG Kanto members,

It is with great pleasure that I make the announcement of our July meeting on July 28 (Saturday), 2018. The themes of this meeting are EBP (English for Business Purposes) and EOP (English for Occupational Purposes). The details are as follows:

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (July Meeting)

Date: Jul 28, 2018 (Sat) 15:00 17:00 

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 602

(UEC Tokyo, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo, 182-8585)

Please find the link for the location:

http://www.uec.ac.jp/eng/about/access/  (in English); http://www.uec.ac.jp/about/profile/access/ (in Japanese)


  • 15:00~16:15 Invited Presentation by Kazushige Tsuji (Mukogawa Women’s University)

Title: English Communication Skills in Increasingly Globalized Japanese Companies: A Focus on BELF

(BELF: English as the Business Lingua Franca)


The shift towards borderless activities by Japanese companies, regardless of their size, continues to grow rapidly and has become increasingly commonplace. This situation compels personnel working in such companies to acquire pragmatic English communication skills. With an eye on apprehending and attending to English communication skills needed in business, this presentation contends that the development of English use and needs at Japanese manufacturing companies is a good bench mark, as the manufacturing industry is the pioneer of global operations in the Japanese private sector. The presenter shares his research on BELF (English as the Business Lingua Franca) and highlights key knowledge, skills and experiences related to English, needed in globalized workplaces.

 Bio of Invited Presenter:

Kazushige Tsuji is a professor in, and current Chair of, the Department of English at Mukogawa Women’s University in Hyogo Prefecture. His research interest include ESP in business contexts.

  •  16:15~17:00 Business Meeting:

SIG Poster at the National Convention

Special 20th anniversary edition of annual report of ESP Kanto

Planning of fall activities


 SHI Jie



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