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JACET ESP SIG Kanto (November Meeting)

JACET ESP SIG Kanto (November Meeting)

Date: Nov 17, 2018 (Sat) 15:00 17:00 

Venue:  University of Electro-Communications (UEC Tokyo), Building East 1, Room 705

(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)

 Program

15:00~16:00 Communication Skills in Increasingly Globalized Japanese Companies

Professor Kazushige Tsuji, Mukogawa Women’s University

 Abstract:

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 EBP (English for Business Purposes) and would also like to exchange views on EBP which should be taught at universities in Japan.

 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 includes ESP in business contexts.

16:00~16:30 Discussion on the presentation and EBP and EOP

16:30~17:00 Business Meeting:

 SIG meetings and Shinenkai

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