TUJ Times Online

December 12, 2005 (vol. 3)

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Trial Advocacy Seminar Focusing on Jury Trials in Japan

Temple University Beasley School of Law is highly acclaimed among U.S. law schools in training trial attorneys. In 2005, Temple Law School was ranked No. 1 in the area of trial advocacy by U.S. News and World Report. In preparation for the new jury trial system in Japan, the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (Nichibenren) invited Temple Law School to hold a trial advocacy training seminar for all interested Japanese lawyers.

On November 1, 2005, Professor Edward Ohlbaum and Professor JoAnne Epps joined Professor Matthew Wilson in Tokyo to train lawyers about oral advocacy methods before juries, opening statements, cross examination, and closing arguments. More than 100 Nichibenren members attended the seminar and another 200 attorneys watched the seminar via satellite at seven different locations across Japan.

Dr. Rosenkjar made a Presentation at MEXT Funded Training Workshop for English Teachers

On December 12, Dr. Patrick Rosenkjar, the director of the Academic Preparation Program (APP) of TUJ made a presentation at a training workshop for high school and junior high school English teachers. The workshop was organized by Miyagi University of Education in Sendai and it was one of the three training seminars for English teachers in Japan that received funding from the Ministry of Education this year. Dr. Rosenkjar gave a one-day presentation on communicative and task-based language teaching methods as a part of the three week long workshop.

Mr. Hosoda Returns to TUJ Board of Governors

Former Chief Cabinet Secretary (Kanbo Chokan), Mr Hiroyuki Hosoda, recently agreed to return to the TUJ Board of Governors. Mr Hosoda, a longtime friend of TUJ, served on the Board for many years before he had to resign in September 2004 when he was appointed to the second Koizumi Cabinet. Mr Hosoda stepped down as Chief Cabinet Secretary position in October 2005 and has agreed to come back to the TUJ Board. Mr. Hosoda continues to be a senior LDP official in his new post as Chairman of the party's Diet Affairs Committee.

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