May 18th, 2013
10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
We cordially invite you to our event led by Dr. Motoko Tabuse, Professor of World Languages at Eastern Michigan University.
(1) Learn about general characteristics of Japanese business practices
(2) Learn about new curriculum development ideas of Japanese business into different disciplines
(3) Generate ideas for a unit instilling business Japanese perspectives
(4) Share Ideas for a unit
Motoko Tabuse is a Full Professor in the Department of World Languages and teaches undergraduate and graduate level Business Japanese courses. She received her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Studies from The Ohio State University. She is currently serving as Co-Chair of the AP Japanese Language and Culture Development Committee, Vice President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ), the Professional Development Consultant of the College Board, the World Languages teacher certification programs reviewer for NCATE and the Michigan Department of Education. She served as Director of Japanese National Honor Society (2000-2002), President of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (2002-2003), Instructor of the AATJ’s JOINT online course (Designing Business Japanese Curriculum, 2011). She is interested in extended collaboration with business and government sectors to promote/advocate Japanese education in the United States.
Mr. Matsuda joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), following his graduation from Tokyo University in 1982. His assignments include Director of Overseas Public Relations, Director of Russian Affairs and Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Israel. Mr. Matsuda assumed his current position as Consul General in Detroit in August 2010.
Mark Corna is President of Corna Kokosing Construction Company and has been working full-time in the construction industry for more than 40 years. Mark began his career as a carpenter and started his own company in 1976. As President, Mark oversees the daily operations of the company. Mark is a past board member of Commerce National Bank; past president, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Ohio; past president, Associated General Contractors of Central Ohio; past presi¬dent, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio; past chairman, Cement Masons Local 536 Pension Fund and Negotiating Committee; past member of several union/management negotiat¬ing committees; past chairman, Development Committee of Central Ohio (DCCO).
Dr. Sunny Jeong joined the faculty at the Business Department of the Wittenberg University in 2012. Before Wittenberg, she worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching area is International Business, Business in East Asia, and Global Social Entrepreneurship. Her research interests are social enterprises’ organizational network strategies, social capital and gender in entrepreneurship and decision-making, and service learning. She has consulted small-medium companies of USA, Korea, and China. She also advises new social venture development (L3C, 501(C)3 corporation). She developed and taught several teaching modules of international businesses in Japan including cases of Toyota, Wal-mart, Tokyo Disney, Coca-Cola, and UNIQLO.
|AM 10:00 ~ AM 10:30||
I. Introduction and Anticipated Outcomes
Workshop Leader: Dr. Motoko Tabuse, Eastern Michigan University
|AM 10:30 ~ PM 12:00||
II. Learning About Japanese Business Perspectives
|PM 12:00 ~ PM 1:00||Lunch|
|PM 1:00 ~ PM 1:30||
III. Using Japanese Business Cases in Your Teaching Modules
|PM 1:30 ~ PM 2:00||
IV. Higher Education for the 21st Century
New perspectives in education—Survival Skills as defined by business leaders
|PM 2:00 ~ PM 3:00||
V. Generating and Sharing Ideas for Your Own Teaching Module
Creating ideas for a unit (Group/team work)
|Sponsered by Wittenberg University and Japan Foundation|
Feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions
PLEASE RSVP to Wendy Gradwohl by May 13, 2013.